Stranger Side of Victor & Spirits of Sunnyside Walking Tours - 1st and 3rd Saturdays, June-October 2023
Downtown Victor: Local historian, Alicia Petri, will lead a walking tour of downtown Victor, highlighting some of the stranger, little-known history of the town – from the Labor wars to gunfights and shootouts and more. In addition, learn about the historic buildings that line the streets, and discover stories about some of the town’s citizens.
Sunnyside Cemetery: Local historian Alicia Petri will guide you through the cemetery telling stories of grave robbers, insurance fraud, and unusual characters.
Ski and Snowboard School at Lemon Lodge - September 2023
Lemon Lodge Ski Bar now offers four ski and snowboard classes! Enroll monthly to join ski and snowboard communities. Classes are offered from beginners to experts, youth to adults. Classes are held weekly and are four weeks long. Receive one-on-one instructions from qualified instructors and learn on the Olympic-caliber simulator.
Patio Market at Kinship Landing - September 10, 2023
Kinship Landing is hosting its final patio market for the year with local goods and food vendors. Grab some breakfast, a draft oat milk latte, shop local, and enjoy live music from 10 am-2 pm!
Annual Powwow – September 16, 2023
The annual powwow at Rock Ledge Range celebrates and honors Native American cultures and history through song, dance, and traditions. It is a gathering that brings people together to see old friends and make new ones. Before the grand entry of dancers, a storyteller and dance troupe will perform. Enjoy an Indian taco, or other delicious food, and explore the vendors who will sell an assortment of items, mostly homemade.
No Child Left Inside - September 16, 2023
This event, part of a nationwide movement promoting environmental education and outdoor exploration for kids in kindergarten through 12th grade, is perfect for families and friends. Engage in hands-on activities that teach about Colorado's natural resources and provide opportunities to let your creativity run wild. Test your knowledge with trivia, examine animal skins and skulls, learn about tracks and scat, create crayon leaf rubbings, build pinecone bird feeders, try your hand at archery, and savor classic s'mores. This event seeks to foster a love for nature, making learning fun and memorable. No registration is needed. The event is free but a valid park pass is required on all vehicles that enter the park.
Fiestas Patrias - September 16-17, 2023
On September 16, 1810 - Mexico won its Independence from Spain and Fiestas Patrias (Patriotic Festival) became a national celebration, a patriotic holiday in Mexico. Fiestas Patrias is a two-day family festival in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, bringing people from diverse Hispanic origins to create a cultural fusion! This full-day event will provide live music & dancing, Mexican wrestling, vendor booths and plenty of food.
Pawtoberfest - September 16, 2023
Pawtoberfest is one of Colorado’s ONLY dog-friendly festivals, featuring craft brews and spirits tasting with over 30 beverage partners, a 2-mile dog walk, more than 75 sponsors and vendors, music, agility demonstrations, pet contests, activities for the whole family and plenty of scrumptious food from local food trucks!
Colorado Jerk Festival – September 17, 2023
Head to Flying W Ranch from 2 pm - 11 pm to celebrate Caribbean culture with live music, delicious food and arts and crafts. Enjoy live performances from legendary artists like Skip Marley, Luciano, Mystic Marley and more. Dance the night away and savor the delectable flavors of jerk chicken, rice and peas, and other mouthwatering Caribbean delicacies.
7th Anniversary Party at Cerberus Brewing Co. - September 17, 2023
All Breed Rescue and Training will bring therapy dogs to hang out from 2-4 pm and will be taking pictures for their upcoming 2024 calendar -- people and pups invited to partake! There will be a special beer release and live music featuring Joe Johnson from 4-6 pm; plus a raffle giveaway from attendees of Pawtoberfest who visited the Cerberus booth.
Spirit & Cookie Pairing - September 21, 2023
Join 1350 Distilling and Sasquatch cookies for an evening of taste tasting! For $25, you get T=three Sasquatch cookies paired with three different spirits: Five Alarm Cinnamon Fire Bourbon paired with an Apple Pie Cookie; Old Blood & Guts' Strawberry Vodka paired with a Chocolate Lava Cake Cookie; and Limited Unbottled Spiced Rum paired with a Pina Colada Cookie.
September Lights Fest - September 22, 2023
Bring out your friends, family, and fur-pals to decorate and launch a water lantern, participate in a light parade, roast marshmallows, drink some hot chocolate, doggy-light-costume contest, and gather with your fellow community members for a wonderful evening of beautiful lights, music, food trucks, and special moments.
Air Force Football Watch Party at ViewHouse - September 22, 2023
8:30pm-10:30 pm. Join us at ViewHouse Colorado Springs to show off your Air Force colors, win fun prizes and cheer on the Falcons on the road this season. See you there! Other watch party dates: October 21, October 28, November 11, November 24
Salute the Veteran's "Suicide Awareness" Concert - September 23, 2023
Colorado Springs Diversity Council will present “Salute to Veterans” concert on Saturday, September 23rd at the Pikes Peak Center from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are free and are available online at AXS.com or in person at the Pikes Peak Center box office. This family friendly event will highlight our military/veteran's significance and impact in our communities while also increasing awareness about the pervasive suicide issue among our troops and their families.
Aspens on the Avenue - September 23, 2023
Celebrate fall and Colorado's vibrant fall colors with hundreds of artists in Old Colorado City. Enjoy how artists capture the quaking aspen's delicate leaves and vibrant fall colors with Aspens on the Avenue featured painters, glass blowers, metal workers, jewelers, wood-turners, and more with live demonstrations along the Avenue’s sidewalks.
Farm & Art Market - September 23, 2023
Welcome the first Saturday of fall and support small businesses at the GreenBox Arts Fall & Art Market. Expect farm-fresh produce, artisanal treats, local artists, art walk and much more!
Oktoberfest at ViewHouse - September 23, 2023
Enjoy live music by Missy & the Dirty Secrets, face painting for the kids (or adults if you are feeling silly), beer specials with Samuel Adams and VH Beer and a delicious German-style specialty menu. Bring the family down from 3 pm-5 pm for all the fun.
3rd Annual Pikes Peak Bigfoot Benefit Hike - September 23, 2023
Find and make contact with Bigfoot on the Mt Esther/Crow gulch Trail and win awesome prizes! The benefit hike is a fundraiser for Friends of the Peak, an all-volunteer organization maintaining the existing trails on America's mountain, Pikes Peak.
Harvest Festival at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey – September 23-24, 2023
Wine, artisans, food, and entertainment come together the last weekend of September at the annual Harvest Festival on the grounds at the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. This is a wonderful way to spend a beautiful fall day. Discover the Abbey Winery’s award-winning wines including the limited release of Harvest Fest’s Riesling. Enjoy food selections from local produce and cheeses to wood-fired pizzas, fajitas, roasted chilies, and freshly baked bread.
Harvest Festival at the McAllister House Museum – September 23, 2023
Embrace the beauty of autumn at the McAllister House Museum's enchanting harvest festival, where the golden hues of the season come alive! Get ready for a day filled with joy, laughter, and unforgettable memories for the entire family! Enjoy games, the atmosphere of the 150-year-old McAllister House, and more! Local vendors will be present throughout the grounds too.
Wishing Star Farm Fall Festival - September 23 - October 29, 2023
Head on out to Wishing Star Farm for their fall festival! Tuesday through Friday designated for groups. Fridays and Saturdays open to the public 9am to 5pm, and Sundays 10am-4pm. Check out their pumpkin patch, jump pad, hay and barrel train ride, petting zoo, hay pyramid, hay slide, concessions and much more. Buy tickets online!
Taste of Old Colorado City - September 24, 2023
Grab your friends and families for a day of eating, drinking, and entertainment! 20+ restaurant and beverage vendors will be in attendance.
Mariachi Herencia de Mexico - September 26, 2023
¡Viva el mariachi! Latin GRAMMY-nominee Mariachi Herencia de México presents Herederos (the “Heirs”). Simultaneously honoring the past, celebrating the present, and creating the future of mariachi music, Mariachi Herencia de México presents an unforgettable night of virtuosic Mexican music and culture.
Mariachi Herencia de México is part of the Artist Series, a program curated by the Ent Center for the Arts. The Artist Series brings remarkable performances from across the country and around the world to UCCS for the entire community to enjoy. We hope you’ll join us for this one-night-only experience!
Oktoberfest with Red Swing Brewhouse - September 30, 2023
Join Red Swing Brewhouse and 10 other breweries for Oktoberfest! Free entry. There will be games, prizes, pretzel necklace making station, food and drink. Live music by Gogo Girlzilla from 2-4pm. Food trucks: Bobby's World and Mateo. Pike Ride Deal: Use code "OZAPFTIS" on the PikeRide app for a free 20-minute ride on September 30!
Participating Breweries: Bristol Brewing Co, Brass Brewing Co, Batch Slapped Brewery, Bell Brothers Brewing Co, Local Relic Artisan Ales, Mash Mechanix Brewing Co, Peaks N Pines Brewery, Phantom Canyon Brewing Co, Whistle Pig Brewing Co
Blues on the Mesa - September 30, 2023
The 2023 annual music festival will include 5 musical acts, food trucks, breweries, and local vendors.r. Chairs, blankets, and shade tents are recommended. Bring an appetite, come thirsty, and ready to jam out! VIP Party 21+ Only. Kids 16 and under enter free with paid adult admission. Gates open 11 am, Live Blues Music: 11:15 am-6:30 pm.
Colorado Springs Cool Science Festival - September 30-October 15
Each fall the Colorado Springs Cool Science Festival features 16 days of fun, educational and engaging events for all ages showcasing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math (STEAM) throughout greater Colorado Springs, including the popular Cool Science Carnival Day (September 30) for kids at UCCS.
Stroller Safaris at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo - September 8, 16, 23, 29 and October 4, 14, 20, 28, 31
Stroller Safaris are informal exploratory experiences in which participants use all five of their senses to connect with nature and animals. Participants will enjoy a gross motor activity and Meet and Greets with animal ambassadors.