Top Choice Fair in Colorado Springs

Territory Days

What began as a local barbecue in 1975 has grown into this three-day street festival held in the Historic District on Colorado Ave between 23rd and 27th Sts, over the Memorial Day weekend. The event attracts over 20…
Sports in Manitou Springs

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Held on the last weekend in June, this legendary car race was first launched by Spencer Penrose after he built the road to Pikes Peak. These days the cars are faster and the drivers more skilled. The course along Pi…
Air Show in Colorado Springs

Labor Day Lift Off

Formerly called the Colorado Springs Classic, for the past 40 years hot-air balloonists, both amateur and pro, have been launching Technicolor balloons into the sky just after sunrise for three straight days over th…
Cultural in Manitou Springs

Emma Crawford Festival & Coffin Races

In 1929 the coffin of Emma Crawford was unearthed by erosion and slid down Red Mountain. Today coffins are decked out with wheels and run down Manitou Ave for three hours on the Saturday before Halloween.
Music in Colorado Springs


Three days of bluegrass at the La Foret retreat center, just north of Colorado Springs. For the full experience, buy a full festival/camping pass.
Music in Westcliffe

High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival

This town loves bluegrass, and this festival is a chance to see some of the best ‘grass heads’ in Colorado.
Cultural in Colorado Springs

Great Fruitcake Toss

Don’t miss the famous post-Christmas fruitcake toss, when locals make homemade slingshots to catapult the suckers. The cake that flies furthest wins. Held on the Manitou Springs High School track.
Music in Westcliffe

Jazz in the Sangres

Young jazz artists perform both day and night at this jazz festival, the culmination of a week-long jazz-performance camp that draws students from around Colorado.
Fair in Manitou Springs

Commonwheel Arts & Crafts Festival

Fine arts, crafts, music, food and fun are on the agenda for this longstanding community arts festival.
Rodeo in Westcliffe

Westcliffe Stampede Rodeo

A rodeo and parade are the featured events at the Custer County Fair.