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  • June 6: Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Fest - The festival begins at Memorial Park from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Over 24 wineries will be pouring samples of the wines they produce. Live entertainment will be performed throughout the afternoon. Specialty food & wine related gift booths will also be located throughout the park.
       Manitou Springs, Colorado

  • June 12: American Cancer Society Relay for Life (Woodland Park)- Join the movement to finish the fight against cancer by participating in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. This inspiring event unites the entire community in celebrating those who have had cancer, remembering loved ones lost, and providing an opportunity to fight back against the disease.
       Woodland Park, Colorado; 4pm - 11:45pm!

  • June 13-14: Cripple Creek Rodeo - As the highest elevation rodeo in the world at 9,640 feet, the Cripple Creek Rodeo Committee proudly presents the Cripple Creek Rodeo as the Top of the World Rodeo! The City of Cripple Creek has a long history of rodeo, including an indoor rodeo in the early 1900’s. In an effort to revive that grand tradition of rodeo sports, The City of Cripple Creek presents the 2015 Top of the World Rodeo!
       Cripple Creek, Colorado

  • June 13-August 2: Colorado Renaissance Festival - The 39th Annual Colorado Renaissance Festival is held each weekend from June through August. This eight-week extravaganza features court jesters and jousters, a King and his Queen, fun acts, turkey legs, a petting zoo, dashing knights, musical programs, comedians, artisans, and more.
       Weekends Only (Saturdays & Sundays); 10:00am - 6:30pm
  • June 13: Tea at the Castle: A Downton Abbey Evening - Includes a tour of the 1895 castle, a Four-Course High Tea and silent auction. Period dress is suggested. Proceeds will benefit the expansion of the 1910 Carnegie library in Manitou Springs. 
       Manitou Springs, Colorado; 4:00pm - 7:00pm

  • June 14: Garden of the Gods 5k and 10-mile Run - The awe-inspiring beauty of the course will saturate your eyes and bring a smile to your face while the hills and altitude will test your legs and red-line your heart and lungs. At the same time, the camaraderie of your fellow runners will fill your spirit and soul with unforgettable memories.
       Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • June 19-21: Pikes Peak Celtic Festival - Large Celtic Festival Field, Traditional Food & Beverage, Traditional Goods & Merchandise, Highland & Irish Dancing, Bagpipe Competition, Beer, Scotch, Whisky Tastings, Celtic Concert, Clan Row, Highland Games Competition, Opening Ceremonies with Bagpipers & Amazing Grace, Genealogy, & Living History.
       Memorial Park, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • June 20: Rocky Mountain Super Enduro - Exciting off-road racing you can watch! Super Enduro (Endurocross) is a hybrid motorcycle competition, a mix of supercross, trials, and enduro racing. Racers maneuver off-road motorcycles over a hand-built off-road course pockmarked with logs, earth-mover tires, boulders, rocks and water crossings. Riders who are among the best off-road riders in the Rocky Mountain Region will be participating. The race at the Ute Pass Saddle Club in Woodland Park will kick off Pikes Peak Speedweek. Its kind of everything youd see in an off-road race course jam-packed into one lap.
       Woodland Park, Colorado

  • June 20: Mountain Top Experience Ride - This 106 mile Century Road ride will start in Florissant, travel to Cripple Creek and Victor, Guffey CO. Voted #6 by as the 12 Must-Do rides for 2015. The only one from the state of Colorado.The Experience Ride will have a 50 mile and 75 mile route option as well. This event is not for beginners.
       Florissant, Colorado; 5:00am-5:00pm

  • June 20-21: 3rd Annual Victor Gem & Mineral Show - The show will include vendors from across the state selling Colorado dug minerals, gems, hand-crafted jewelry, mining antiques, rough slabs, specimens, cabochons, hand-crafted furniture with mineral inlays, Cripple Creek & Victor Mining District gold ore specimens, as well as gold and gem panning for the kids at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. Amanda and Travis Adkins of the famed Weather Channel television show Prospectors will be displaying and selling their Colorado-dug specimens.
       Victor, Colorado

  • June 25: Moonlight on the Mountain - Full Zoo Experience. Live Music, Adults 21+, Unlimited Food & Drink Samples. Mix and mingle under the stars at a unique, adults-only evening event at the Zoo! This is one of the region’s premier annual mixers featuring the best food and drink our region has to offer. Enjoy unlimited samples of beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks while tasting delicious eats from area restaurants. Local musicians will set the mood throughout the Zoo and will have you dancing the night away until 10 pm! All event proceeds benefit the care of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s animals.

       Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • June 27-28: 84th Annual Cripple Creek Donkey Derby Days - Now in its 84th year, Donkey Derby Days tops the list of favorite Cripple Creek events. People from all over the world descend on downtown, drawn by a chance to watch a race inspired by the town’s resident donkey herd, distant relatives of the original donkeys from the town’s Gold Rush days. Enjoy games, live entertainment, heritage competitions and other family activities at Donkey Derby Days, Cripple Creek’s biggest event of the year. 
       Cripple Creek, Colorado

  • June 27-28: American Cancer Society Relay for Life (Colorado Springs)- Join us in the fihgt against cancer! At Relay For Life, teams of neighbors, friends, family, or coworkers come together to celebrate survivors, honor those lost to cancer, and fight back against this awful disease by raising funds for cancer research and patient services. We will have food, entertainment, games, music, and prizes throughout the night!
       Colorado Springs, Colorado; 12:00pm - 6:00am
  • June 28: 93rd Annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb - Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the world's highest auto race and one of the most grueling events in all of motor racing. The start line at 9,400 feet is high enough to leave anyone short of breath. And the climb to the towering 14,110 foot finish punishes drivers and their vehicles.
       Cascade, Colorado


  • June 13-August 2: Colorado Renaissance Festival - The 39th Annual Colorado Renaissance Festival is held each weekend from June through August. This eight-week extravaganza features court jesters and jousters, a King and his Queen, fun acts, turkey legs, a petting zoo, dashing knights, musical programs, comedians, artisans, and more.
       Weekends Only (Saturdays Sundays); 10:00am - 6:30pm

  • July 3-5: 11th Annual Pikes Peak Art & Music Festival - More than art.  More than music.  A welcoming, dazzling, diverse celebration of arts and culture in the Pikes Peak Region.  It’s the leading showcase for fine art and fine craft in Colorado Springs.  Energized by wonderful live music, artist demos, hands-on activities and more, this juried festival is the signature summer arts and entertainment event for the Pikes Peak Region.  Truly a fun and memorable arts experience for the whole family!
       Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • July 5: 35th Annual Symphony Above the Clouds - Colorado Springs Philharmonic will be performing; presented by the Ute Pass Symphony Guild
       Woodland Park Middle School; 5:00pm

  • July 17-18: 32nd Annual Thin Air Nationals Car Show - Come see hundreds of hot rod and custom cars on display.
       Green Mountain Falls, Colorado

  • July 19: Barr Trail Mountain Race - The annual competitive mountain trail running event, the 12.6-mile course begins in Manitou Springs, Colorado, and ascends Pikes Peak’s iconic Barr Trail to Barr Camp before turning, descending and finishing back in town.
        Manitou Springs, Colorado

  • July 17-19 and 24-26: Rocky Mountain State Games -The Rocky Mountain State Games (RMSG) is a multi-sport festival for athletes of all ages and athletic abilities including those with physical disabilities or visual impairment. 
       Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • July 26: Fiddles, Vittles and Vino - 11th Annual foot-stomping bluegrass music, cooking demonstrations, living history activities, and, of course, the delectable food and wine tastings, have quickly made this event a regional favorite. Sample food from more than two dozen of Colorado Springs’ finest restaurants. Where else can you sip a vintage wine, listen to bluegrass melodies and enjoy a gorgeous view of Pikes Peak? Bring chairs or a blanket for seating at the concert. The festival will be held rain or shine. All proceeds benefit Rock Ledge Ranch.
       Rockledge Ranch, Colorado Springs, Colorado; 2:00pm - 8:30pm


  • August 1: Bronc Day Festival - The 77th Bronc Day Festival is free family fun for everyone. The day starts at 7 a.m. with the Mucky Duck 5K and pancake breakfast at the fire station. A big parade at 10 a.m. includes the Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard, fire engines, floats, antique cars, clowns, stilt walkers, stagecoach, cowboys, gunfighters, and kids on decorated bicycles. Can't make it in the morning? Well, the rest of the day's still got lots of fun activities that are perfect for the whole family: a rubber duckie race, nail driving contest, Midland Rail Run, face painting, kid’s games, and a radio controlled model boat race on the Gazebo Lake will all compete for your attention. There will also be a 26 foot high air slide, Disney bouncer and arts & crafts booths.
       Green Mountain Falls, Colorado; 7:00am -3:00pm

  • August 1: Vino and Notes - Join Habitat for Humanity of Teller County for the 8th annual Vino and Notes, an outdoor Colorado wine festival featuring wine, food and music.  As one of Colorado's top wine festivals, Vino and Notes is looking forward to showcasing 20 Colorado wineries and vineyards this year.  With local artisan crafting, jazz music, and festival food inside the event, there is something for everyone.  This year's event will include new, exciting features with a food wine pairing demonstration and a new location in Woodland Station.  
       Woodland Park, Colorado; 12:00pm-6:00pm

  • August 1-2: 30th Annual Mountain Arts Festival - The 30th annual Mountain Arts Festival is being held in early August in Woodland Park.Find a variety of high quality and unique artwork from artists from all across the nation. Booths will feature jewelry designers, woodcarvers, photographers, painters, potters and many more. There will be plenty of delicious food vendors to satisfy your taste buds while browsing the beautiful art pieces. With the picturesque backdrop of Pikes Peak- America’s Mountain, the Mountain Arts Festival in Woodland Park is a beautiful piece of art itself. 
       Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, Colorado; 10:00am - 4:00pm

  • August 9: Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb -The Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb, presented by The Broadmoor and the Anschutz Foundation, is a challenge cycling event for all comers! It includes a USA Cycling sanctioned bicycle race and an open Fun ride that ascends to the summit of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain. The Pikes Peak Highway will delay opening to the Summit until 9am. The North Slope Recreation Area will open at 7:30am
       Cascade, Colorado; 7:30am

  • August 14-16: 23rd Annual Salute to American Veterans Rally & 28th Annual POW/MIA Recognition Ride - The City of Cripple Creek welcomes the Salute to American Veterans Rally for a show-stopping, patriotic display that recognizes our nation's finest. Join us on Saturday for an impressive parade and the 27th Annual POW/MIA Recognition Ride - Colorado's largest procession of motorcycles.. 
      Cripple Creek, Colorado; 10:00am - 4:00pm

  • August 15 & 16: 60th Annual Pikes Peak Ascent and Pikes Peak Marathon - One of America's greatest races, of any kind, will redefine what you call running. The first leg has you heading in the direction "up". During the next 10 miles you gain almost 6,000 vertical feet. For the last three miles, with still over 2,000' of vertical to go, you'll realize where the Marathon got its moniker - America's Ultimate Challenge. A race for the serious runner, not to be missed!
       Manitou Springs, Colorado


  • September 5-7: Commonwheel Artists 41st Annual Labor Day Arts & Crafts Festival - Free Admission. Local Art & Crafts. Live entertainment, kid's activities, food and fun for the whole family.
       Memorial Park, Manitou Springs, Colorado

  • September 13: Race for the Cure - Participate in the 20th Annual Susan G. Komen Southeastern Colorado Race for the Cure® and show everyone whose life you are running for. Are you running for your mother, your sister, a co-worker, a friend? Are you running for your own life? Or are you running for the future? No matter whose life you are running for, now is the time to get involved and run for their life! 
       Garden of the Gods Park, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • September 12-13: Pikes Peak Downhill Skateboard Race -Watch some of the world’s fastest downhill skateboarders take on the epic curves of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain. Racers will compete over 1.9 miles of sweeping turns, steep drops, and banked hairpin corners with top speeds expected to reach 60+ mph. The Pikes Peak Downhill course will be one of the most highly anticipated stops on the International Downhill Federation schedule.
       Cascade, Colorado

  • September 12-13: Cruise Above the Clouds Car Show - The 24th Annual Car Show Featuring Vintage, Custom, and Classic Cars and Motorcycles. A DJ, Poker Run, Show’n Shine, and so much more! With more than 200 cars, trucks, motorcycles, and maybe even a tractor or two participating in the show, we're planning on making this event better than ever! The show will start in Woodland Park, with a poker run to Cripple Creek and a street show that will continue into Sunday.
       Cripple Creek, Colorado

  • September 19-20: Pikes Peak Drift Trikes Race
       Cascade, Colorado


  • October 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 30 & 31: Boo at the Zoo - It’ll be all treats and no tricks for your little pirates and princesses at this year’s Boo at the Zoo, the region’s most unique Halloween event. Boo at the Zoo is a fun way for families with young children to trick-or-treat and enjoy Halloween festivities in a safe environment, and all of our candy is made with sustainable palm oil to help protect wild orangutans!
       Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • October 17: 4th Annual Waldo Waldo 5k - The Waldo Waldo 5K is a Colorado Springs family friendly 5K walk & fun run fundraiser. Registration comes with a Waldo or Wenda costume kit (characters from the popular "Where's Waldo?" children’s books) and the money raised benefits local nonprofits that support disaster relief and fire recovery, outdoor activities, and trails and open space maintenance in Colorado Springs and the surrounding community.
       Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • October 23: Emma Crawford's Victorian Wake - In 1889 Emma Crawford succumbed to an illness and as she wished was laid to rest on top of Red Mountain. Years later her coffin washed down the granite cliff. Admission includes entrance into Miramont Castle, and Victorian wake. The event is graced in pure Victorian splendor and you will enjoy Victorian food and beverage in the great hall.
       Miramont Castle, Manitou Springs, Colorado

  • October 24: 21st Annual Emma Crawford Coffin Race & Parade - As featuerd on the Travel Channel, the world world famous legend of Emma Crawford lives again as coffins and "Emmas" race up the town's main street, at the foot of Pikes Peak.
       Manitou Springs, Colorado


  • December 4, 2015 - January 1, 2016: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Electric Safari - Celebrate 25 years of holiday cheer during Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Electric Safari! Over one million glittering lights and 40+ animated light sculptures illuminate the Zoo and create dazzling memories for your family. Warming fires throughout the Zoo offer a reprieve from the chill, as do select indoor animal exhibits that remain open during the event. Top off this astounding display by gazing out at the city’s lights and watch all of Colorado Springs sparkle!
       Colorado Springs, Colorado