Labor Day

Labor Day Weekend may signal the end of summer, but not the end of the fun in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region!

This Labor Day Weekend, watch balloons soar above Colorado Springs, check out the arts and craft fairs, and so much more. There are numerous ways to enjoy this 3-day weekend in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region.

2017 Labor Day Weekend Events

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend at the 2017 Labor Day Lift Off. Start your morning off with the mass balloon ascension, then stick around to see the Wings of Blue parachutists, a wakeboarding exhibition and of course check out the fabulous food vendors and concessionaires. Come back in the evening and enjoy live entertainment before the Balloon Glow.

When: September 2 - 4, 2017
Where: Memorial Park in Colorado Springs
Cost: FREE admission

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Commonwheel Artists Co-op celebrates their annual Labor Day Weekend Art Festival in Manitou Springs. Art patrons will find more than 100 juried art & craft booths with high quality, yet affordable artwork. There will be live entertainment, prizes, Bristol Beer/Wine Garden, food booths, and kids art & craft activities.

When: September 2 - 4, 2017; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Memorial Park in Manitou Springs; 502 Manitou Ave.
Cost: FREE admission

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The 18th Annual En Plein Air Artists Competition will be held Labor Day Weekend in Victor, Colorado. Artists from around the country gather to paint on location in this historic town. Judging is done by an established and respected professional Colorado artist. More than 20 awards will be presented with total cash prizes of nearly $4,000.

When: September 2 - 4, 2017
Where: Victor, CO
Cost: FREE 

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Cheer loudly at our annual vintage baseball match between the Camp Creek Cloud Busters (your home team) and the 1882 Denver & Rio Grande Reds. The Cloud Busters is no “farm team,” but needs your support to cheer them on to another victory! The first pitch will be at 1:00 pm.

When: September 4, 2017; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Rock Ledge Ranch
Cost: Regular park admission

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The First Saturdays Car Show is in the style of a "Cars N Coffee" event where fellow car lovers gather to see cars from all makes, models and ages. From Fords to Porsche, to Chevrolet we welcome everyone. The September show is hosted by the Alpine Mountain Region of Porsche Car Club.

When: September 2, 2017; 8 - 10 a.m.
Where: Dick's Sporting Goods west parking lot
Cost: FREE Admission

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The annual Pikes Peak Road Runners American Discovery Trail races bring thousands of runners and fans to the Pikes Peak Region. This year, sign up for the marathon, half marathon, or 10K, plus bring the kids for the 1K Kids Fun Run!

When: September 4, 2017; 6:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Marathon - Palmer Lake, Half Marathon & 10K - America the Beautiful Park
Cost: Marathon - $80, Half Marathon - $55, 10K - $30

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Colorado Springs’ largest concentration of galleries is found within three city blocks in Old Colorado City along West Colorado Avenue, between 23rd and 27th Streets. In Downtown Colorado Springs, take a free one-hour guided tour of a selection of downtown galleries. Be sure to stop by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and take in their First Friday Art Party featuring artist Betty Ross.

When: September 1, 2017; 5 - 8 p.m.
Where: Downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City
Cost: FREE walks

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Labor Day Family Celebration - Four Night Package includes:

  • Classic accommodations per night (upgrade options available)
  • One $300 dining credit (per reservation)
  • One time admission to Seven Falls for each person on the package
  • One (1 hour ) horseback trail ride OR one Garden of the Gods Jeep Tour for each person on the package
  • Discount on the adult ticket price at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
  • Suites available at 25% off of published rates

Offer is based on space availability for limited select dates. 

When: September 1-4, 2017
Where: 1 Lake Ave.
Cost: Starting at $1,010 per person, based on double occupancy.

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Spend your Labor Day weekend with America's favorite pastime. Join the Colorado Springs Sky Sox for their very last set of home games. Enjoy fireworks, raffles, character appearances and good-old-fashioned nine innings of fun.


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Dragonfly Paddle Yoga will be at Prospect Lake during the CO Springs Lift Off! Practice Paddle Yoga among over 70 Hot Air Balloons. 

When: Saturday-September 2nd and Sunday-September 3rd
Where: Prospect Lake
Class Times:
10:00am - 11:15am
12:15pm - 1:30pm
2:30pm - 3:45pm
Cost: $40 per person

Includes all equipment: GLIDE SUP Board, Paddle, Lifevest, Leash, Anchor

Pay on-site or pre-register online to guarantee your spot in class here

What better way to spend the evening than to watch a movie and talk about our planet and wolves under the stars? Don't forget to bring a blanket or warm clothing!


When: September 3
Time: 7:30 - 10:00 pm
Where: Divide, CO

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Book any tour over Labor Day Weekend and get 20% off your entire group! That means 1-hour tours are only $36 and 2-hour tours are only $60 per rider. Call 888-369-8699 for reservations today! 

When: September 1-4, 2017
Where: Tours leave from Sacred Grounds Cafe from 9am-4pm, 1801 Cheyenne Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Cost: 1-hour tours: $36; 2-hour tours: $60 per rider

Join Florrisant Fossil Beds for yoga hikes, ranger hikes, interpretive programs and more this Labor Day weekend. During Labor Day weekend, the Monument will be open from 8:00 AM –6:00 PM.  Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument offers 15 miles of beautiful, yet lesser known, hiking trails to explore, a free Junior Ranger Program, two short self-guided trails, a park video and museum exhibits.

When:  September 1-4
Time: 8 am - 6 pm
Where:  Florrisant, CO
Cost: All programs included with admission fee

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A once-in-a-lifetime chance to release a raptor back into the wild, as well as a women’s archery tournament and a bicycle expo are highlights of special events planned in September at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Birds of prey will be celebrated and a lucky visitor will get to release a rehabilitated red-tailed hawk in a special event in partnership with the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo.

When:  September 1-4
Where: Colorado Springs, CO
Cost: All programs included with admission fee

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