September Roundup: 9 Not-to-Miss Events

Make the most out of the end of summer and gear up for leaf peeping while attending one (or more) of these events.

1. Labor Day Lift Off – September 3-5, 2017
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of balloons taking to the Colorado skies this Labor Day weekend. Wake up early and catch the launch at 7 a.m. each day of the event. Watch Balloon glows in the evening and take a ride for an additional cost. 
Cost: Free 
Where: Memorial Park

2. USAPA Regional Pickleball Tournament – September 7-10, 2017
Watch the top players from the U.S., Mexico and Canada compete for the top pickleball spot during this four-day competition. A mix between tennis, badminton, and ping-pong make up this fast-paced game.
Cost: Free
Where: Monument Valley Park Pickle Ball Courts

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3. Victor Burro Race – September 9, 2017
Spend a day experiencing fast, furious, and furry racing unlike anything else. This family friendly event is packed with old-time fun downtown donkey races competing for cash prizes and a silver coin. 
Cost: Free
Where: Victor, CO

4. Holly Berry House Folk Art Festival – September 15-17, 2017
Spend an afternoon discovering works of art from 165 juried artisans from across the country at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. You will find exquisite one-of-a-kind fine art, a unique array of crafts and collectibles and vintage antiques. 
Cost: $6 Adult
$5 Senior
$2 Children 6-12
Where: Rock Ledge Ranch

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5. Bikes & Brews – September 23, 2017
Cycle around the Royal Gorge region at the 5th annual Bikes and Brews. This event combines the Royal Gorge Century ride with a post-race beer festival. Enjoy phenomenal views and amazing brews. 
Cost: $75
Where: 505 Macon Ave., Canon City, CO

6. Bikes & Brews Hopfest – September 23, 2017
Experience world class beer samplings from 18 Colorado breweries, food vendors, and music in the park. Sip, savor and enjoy your beer while you take in the beautiful Colorado fall weather. 
Cost: $30
Where: Limbach Park & Second Street, Downtown Monument

7. Harvest Festival at Abbey – September 23-24, 2017
Enjoy artisans wine, food, and entertainment at this year’s annual Harvest Festival at the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. Sip award-winning Colorado wines and take in the changing fall colors. 
Cost: Free admission
Where: Holy Cross Abbey, Canon City

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8. Pikes Peak Regional Air Show – September 23-24, 2017
The perfect event for history buffs and air enthusiasts. Watch the Thunderbirds and warbirds take to the skies and enjoy countless other performances including the Bomber Parade and Heritage Flight.
Cost: $25 – Adult
$15 – Children
$20 – Military 
Where: Colorado Springs Airport

9. Florissant Fossil Beds Elk Hikes – Weekends in September
Join a ranger for a reservation only hike after hours in the park every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the month of September. Listen for the majestic sounds of elk bugling and get some exercise during this 1-2 mile off-trail hike over rugged terrain. 
Cost: $5 per adult; free for 16 and under
Where: Florissant Fossil Beds

For all upcoming events, view our events calendar or annual events page. 

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