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.


Celebrate Labor Day Weekend at the 2019 Labor Day Lift Off. Start your morning off with the mass balloon ascension, then stick around to see the Wings of skydiving demonstrations, wakeboarding exhibitions, paddle boarding, live entertainment, chainsaw carving, donut eating competitions and, of course,  the fabulous food vendors and concessionaires. Come back in the evening and enjoy live entertainment before the Balloon Glow.

When: August 31 - September 2, 2019
Where: Memorial Park in Colorado Springs
Cost: FREE admission

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The 20th 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: August 31 - September 2, 2019
Where: Victor, CO
Cost: FREE 

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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 2, 2019
Where: Marathon - Palmer Lake, Half Marathon & 10K - America the Beautiful Park
Cost: Marathon - $80, Half Marathon - $55, 10K - $30

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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: August 30 - September 3, 2019
Where: 1 Lake Ave
Cost: Rates starting at $2,150 for four nights, based on double occupancy.

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Practice Paddle Yoga during the annual Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off event! Choose from 3 sessions from Dragonfly Paddle Yoga at Memorial Park Saturday and Sunday during the Labor Day Lift Off.

When: August 31 - September 1, 2019
Where: Colorado Springs
Cost:  $35 per person

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Indulge your inner art enthusiast at Commonwheel Artists Co-Op's 45th annual Labor Day Art Show.

When: TBD
Where: Manitou Springs
Cost: Free

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Get out to the ball game with this match between the Camp Creek Cloud Busters (your home team) and the 1882 Denver & Rio Grande Reds at Rock Ledge Ranch. This game is vintage rules: no one wears a mitt or glove (except the catcher) and “cranks” (that’s you, the spectators) can influence the umpire’s call in your team’s favor! 

When: September 2, 2019
Where: Colorado Springs
Cost: Included with admission

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This 2 hour SUP excursion with Dragonfly Paddle Yoga will be experienced among the beautiful backdrop of Spruce Mountain and the Rocky Mountain Front Range Class will be a blend of gentle flows and restorative postures followed by lunch on the lake. 

When: September 2, 2019
Where: Monument
Cost:  $40

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Join Bella Vista Bison for a one-of-a-kind farm event! Relive the excitement of the wild American west with the Colorado unit of Buffalo Soldiers reenactors. You'll be transported to the 1800s when buffalo were on the brink of extinction and settlers were pouring into areas west of the Mississippi. Spend an afternoon learning their story and be wowed by a gunfight and high-speed maneuvers on horseback. Enjoy live music during a meal featuring smoked brisket and turkey.

When: September 1, 2019
Where: Bella Vista Bison
Cost:  $40

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On August 31 and September 1, Western Museum of Mining and Industry hosts Monument Indie Fest. Join them as they present 18 of the best Indie bands from across the US with Saturday headliners The Dollyrots and Sunday headliners The Unlikely Candidates! The festival will feature live music, vendors, a kids zone and food trucks. 

When: August 31 - September 1, 2019
Where: Western Museum of Mining & Industry
Cost:  $20, Weekend Pass - $30

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The second annual Royal 50 / Gorgeous 25 Mountain Bike Races will take place on the Royal Gorge Park Trails and will take you across singletrack trails that offer fun and technical challenges. Choose 50-mile or 25-mile course distances.

New this year, the inaugural Point Alta Vista Trail Races feature a 5K or half-marathon course, which will utilize the same trail system as the mountain bike races, and will send runners over the historic Point Alta Vista train trestles. 

When: August 31 - September 1, 2019
Where: Cañon City
Cost:  Depends on race

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