Memorial Day

Memorial Day honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and is the unofficial kick-off to summer.

2018 info will be posted 10 weeks before the holiday. See below for the kinds of events you can expect for the next Memorial Day.


Wondering what to do on Memorial Day in Colorado Springs? Head over to Old Colorado City to enjoy live music, delicious food and much more at the annual Territory Days going on all weekend long. Check out these other Colorado Springs Memorial Day Weekend activities for your family to enjoy!


One of the most popular Colorado Springs Memorial Day activities is Territory Days. Celebrating 42 years, this free family-friendly event held in Old Colorado City has been bringing in top-notch live performers and entertaining the masses. Enjoy vendor booths with food, drinks, crafts, activities and more..

When: May 27-29, 2017

  • Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Cost: FREE

The 4th annual Create Canon City Balloon Classic event is held on the grounds of The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey (2951 US Highway 50). Enjoy a great music lineup on Saturday and Sunday along with great food, award winning wines and see the works of local artisans. Watch balloon launches, skydivers and kite flying by Connor Doran. Participate in a 5K Run/Walk on Skyline Drive on Saturday. Kids can launch model rockets and play in the Kids' Zone. Stay in the evening for Balloon Glows and the Abbey Glow.

When: May 27-29, 2017

  • 6:30-8:30 a.m. Balloon launch, weather permitting.
  • 8-9 p.m. Balloon Glow and Abbey Glow
  • Events and vendors throughout the day. 

Cost: FREE admission and Free parking

Join the Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society at Evergreen Cemetery for our annual Memorial Day Commemoration.

Historic WWI and WWII displays will be in the Historic Evergreen Chapel beginning at 9:00am.

The Sons of the American Revolution will present at 9:30 am.

The 10th US Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers Commemoration 11:00am. Visitors may walk from the Evergreen Chapel to the Spanish American War Section.

Please note this is a new time from previous years.

Butterfly release will take place at the chapel at approximately 12:00pm following the Buffalo Soldier Commemoration.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, please see our Facebook page.

When: May 29, 2016; 9am-1pm
Cost: FREE

This year’s plant sale at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo  will offer many varieties of grasses, perennials, herbs and more. With plants ranging from perennial favorites to freshly picked additions, you’re sure to find a variety of plants to fit your application and location. All of the plants are Colorado grown, with the majority grown right at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Pricing is competitive with garden outlets and all of the proceeds benefit Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. 

When: May 27-29, 2017; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
Cost:  No Zoo admission is required to attend the plant sale. Plant prices vary.

3 Days, 20+ Bands, 1 Big Tent! One of Colorado's most eclectic music festivals will be held at the LaForet Conference & Retreat Center in Black Forest. The 9th annual MeadowGrass Music Festival will feature performances from more than 20 national, regional and local artisits, music workshops, yoga, kid's activities, and camping. Bring your blankets and camp chairs - the festival takes place rain or shine.

When: May 26-28, 2017; 10am-10pm
Cost: Ticket prices vary. Please see website for details.

Join us for Memorial Day weekend for horseback riding, a Chuckwagon Dinner, outdoor activities or just to relax & enjoy our beautiful views in the mountains at 8,400 feet.

One hour, two hour and half day horseback rides available or bring your own horses for the weekend.

A public Chuckwagon will be held on Saturday, May 27th at 5pm., which includes a hayrack ride, dinner with choice of steak or chicken, entertainment and dancing.

Need lodging? A handful of cabins & RV sites are still available.

For more information or to make a reservation, please call 719-748-3398.

Play in the Park opens Memorial Day weekend!

It's all fun and games this summer at Acacia Park. Free to play, use a valid ID to check out any game from the Visitor Hub on the north side of Acacia Park.

Giant chess and checkers
Over-size Jenga
Giant Connect Four
Lawn bowling
Corn hole
and more! 

When you are looking for something to do in Colorado Springs or Manitou Springs, come to The Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant and Mona’s Cellar Wine Bar. We offer delicious fondue, wine promotions, special offers and events. Come to the Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant to experience fondue with family and friends – a unique, fun, and relaxing dining adventure.

This Memorial Day Weekend, stop by for a 3-course dinner, including salad, cheese fondue and entree platter and a bottle of wine.

When: May 26-June 30, 2017
Cost: $65 per couple


Only 1 Military ID needed per party - bring your friends and family! 

On Memorial Day we are saluting all former and current military men and women with a special one day offer! Enjoy our Four-Course Land & Sea for $24.95 per guest - a savings of almost 40%.  Military ID or Pay Stub required.  Not valid with any other discount or promotion.

For more information or to make a reservation, visit us online or call 719-385-0300.

When: May 29, 2017
Cost: $24.95 per person

Come spend Memorial Weekend at Garden of the Gods. Spend 3 nights with us in a Bunkhouse or Tent camping and receive a FREE bundle of firewood and a s'more package for four, perfect for an evening around the campfire under the stars.

3 nights with us, gets you...

One FREE bundle of firewood
Smores package for four:  Hershey chocolate bars, graham crackers and marshmallows

For more information, visit us online or call 719-475-9450.

When: May 26-28, 2017 (departing May 29) or May 27-29, 2017 (departing May 30)
Cost: See website for details

Treat the family to an amazing Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy a classic guest room for four nights, one $300 dining credit, one (1 hour) horseback trail ride or one Garden of the Gods Jeep Tour for each person on the package, one time admission to Seven Falls for each person on package, discount on the adult ticket price at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and 25% discount on published suite rates.

Offer is based on space availability for limited select dates. Not applicable to groups. Rates do not include applicable taxes and fees.

When: May 25-30, 2017
Cost: Package prices starting at $950 per person for the four nights, based on double occupancy. 


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