From world-class sport competitions to high flying balloon festivals, come to Colorado Springs and find some fun! Don't miss out on the action and excitement of these Colorado Springs festivals and events during your next visit.
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First Friday Artwalk
This annual free event, held in late September, draws a festive and diverse crowd of more than 1,000 artists, arts patrons, and arts supporters for live entertainment, dancing, food and signature martinis tastings from the area's top mixologists
Create Canon City Balloon Classic is Memorial Day Weekend at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. Enjoy food, wines, local artists, music, and a Kids' Zone! Stay for the evening Balloon Glows and the Abbey Glow. Open to the public, with free admission and parking.
Visit Canon City from May 4 through May 6, for the 2017 Canon City Music and Blossom Festival featuring National high school, junior high school, and middle school bands for a competition in the areas of Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Parade and Orchestra.
The 78th Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo is July 11-14, 2018 at Norris-Penrose Event Center. Champions compete for top prize money in bareback, saddlebronc, bull riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, team roping & barrel racing. Western family-fun, while honoring our local military & their families.
Colorado Springs Summer Rodeo Series 2017at Norris Penrose Equestrian Center. 2017 Rodeo Dates: June 21 and 28 | July 5, 19, and 26 | August 2 and 8.
2017 Annual Labor Day Commonwheel Arts and Crafts Festival. September 2, 3 and 4. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily.
2017 El Paso County Fair dates are July 15 - July 22; celebrating the 112th year of the Fair. Located in Calhan, CO - 30 minutes east of Colorado Springs on HWY 24.
GalaxyFest is the preeminent around-the-clock multi-genre, pop culture comic con across the region. Celebrity actors, authors, artists, producers, animators, graphic artists, vendors and more come from across the globe to educate, entertain, and inform numerous families each year.
Saturday, October 21, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. come see the biggest pumpkins in Colorado roll into Old Colorado City. Kid’s Zone, including characters from Wizard of Oz, spinning wheels, games, prizes, a pumpkin patch, and more. Come dressed for the annual costume contest.
Plan to attend the 19th Annual Greek Festival - August 2017! Enjoy Greek Foods, Pastries, Music, Dancing, and Greek Imports. Greek music will be playing throughout the festival for your enjoyment and dancing! OPA!!
The Annual Cheyenne Canon Hummingbird Experience - coming again in May 2017; presented by The Friends of Cheyenne Canon.
Taste of OCC! Old Colorado City - Date to Be Announced! Food, beer, wine, live music, art. More than 20 local restaurants, breweries and wineries. Your taste buds are sure to be satisfied! Tickets at tasteofocc.com
The PPAC's advocates for and supports the artists and arts organizations of the Pikes Peak Region. Please visit our website for information about upcoming events and celebrations.
Check back for information about the 2017 Annual Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival at Fountain Creek Nature Center.
The Race to the Clouds is the second oldest motor sports race in America. The race is run on a 12.42 mile course that begins at 9,390 feet and finishes at the 14,115 foot summit of Pikes Peak!
The Pikes Peak Regional Air Show returns in 2017! September 23 and 24, 2017 Besides the many fabulous Warbirds the amazing USAF Thunderbirds will be there! Mark your calendar!
Cowboys working on active ranches ride for the legendary brands that still represent the heart of America's livestock industry today. Ride for the Brand Rodeo will be held in July at Norris-Penrose Event Center.
The Annual Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival is held in June on the Arkansas River in Canon City. This premier whitewater and river event of the summer has lots of events for participation and enjoyment.
Shop. Eat. Drink. Be Merry. Enjoy Old Colorado City as we begin the season with carolers, music, lights, sleigh rides and more holiday fun all while you shop local! Saturday, November 26, 2016
Stargazers showcases local, regional, and national talent in a dome theatre with amazing seating and sound. Along with the performance arts, the talents of visual artists are also featured within Stargazers, allowing guests to appreciate multiple art forms.
June 20th, 2015. This fun night-time bicycle ride is suitable for most ages and abilities. Starts and ends at Garden of the Gods Visitor Nature Center. Choose your route - 14 to 22 miles.
Summer of Discovery 2017 - More info coming soon!
Taste of OCC is a festival of food, drinks, music and art celebrating the Westside in Bancroft Park. Sunday, April 30, 2017 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Territory Days is a historic old west street festival held each Memorial Day Weekend. This is one of the state's largest craft fairs highlighted with live music, kids' activities, period costumed characters, Native American dancers and more. Free admission.
Browse our website at to see all we have to offer: reprints of historical photos, research services, volunteer opportunities, a fully loaded Gift Shop, Ute Pass History Park tours, and best of all, the chance to become a patron of UPHS. Visit us!
Vintage Market Days is an upscale open air market featuring vintage and vintage-inspired collections. Over 100 Vintage vendors and over 200 booths gather with their unique items. A weekend of shopping, food, and music! December 8-10, 2017 at Norris-Penrose Event Center.