As the old saying goes of Colorado Ski Country, so too it holds true for Colorado Springs: "Come for the winter, stay for the summer." Is there anything better than summertime in this town? Here are just a few of the events and activities we're looking forward to this season.
Pikes Peak Celtic Fest| JUNE 16-18
From rugby to cooking, music to dancing, the Pikes Peak Celtic Festival offers something for everyone. There will be Highland Athletic competitions, a "Braveheart" Kilted 5k Run, Pipe Bands and much more. Bring the whole family to this fun, cultural event in Memorial Park. For more info, click here.
Pikes Peak International Hill Climb | JUNE 25
As the second oldest motor race in the U.S, and surely the most incredible to witness, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb attracts viewers from all over the world as racers summit Pikes Peak - a 12.42 mile stretch of highway boasting 156 turns - in under 10 minutes. For more information, click here.
Family Adventure Day| JULY 1
When things heat up outside, head inside for a little art (and AC)! From 10am-1pm the Fine Arts Center hosts kiddos in an interactive, fun and hands-on environment to learn about art and express creativity. Plus, it's free! For more information, click here.
FARMERS MARKETS | 7 DAYS A WEEK
Fresh produce, yummy treats, the great outdoors. Our beautiful city is so fortunate to have farmers markets seven days a week throughout the entire summer. For a list of locations and dates, click here.
Colorado Classic | AUGUST 10-13
From the Colorado Springs Visitor's Bureau, "... a world-class and international field of professional, men cyclists will race more than 300 miles in multiple, fan-friendly circuits, combining the exciting elements of each day’s start and finish into the same location. The Colorado Classic will also feature two days of professional women’s cycling, beginning in Colorado Springs on Aug. 10 and concluding the following night with a women's only event under the lights in Denver." For more info, click here.
SALUTE TO VETERANS RALLY | AUGUST 18-20
This event, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, is a unique show of appreciation honoring Active Duty Military and Veterans alike. Thousands of motorcyclists rally from Woodland Park to Cripple Creek, but you don't have to be on a bike to take part in this multi-day event. In addition to the free concerts, beer garden and special speakers, the culminating remembrance ceremony shouldn't be missed. For more info, click here.