Colorado Springs Events and Festivals

(Colorado Springs, Colorado - CO, USA)

Colorado Springs offers a generous number of events and festivals throughout the year, making it more than likely that your visit will coincide with one event or another. The city's helpful tourism centers are always a good source for up-to-date events, festivals and things to do in Colorado Springs and the free 'Independent' newspaper is available each week throughout the area, being full of the latest things to do in Colorado Springs.

National Public Holidays

  • 1st January - New Year's Day
  • Third Monday in January - Martin Luther King Day
  • 12th February - Lincoln's Birthday
  • Third Monday in February - Washington's Birthday
  • Last Monday in May - Memorial Day
  • 4th July - Independence Day
  • First Monday in September - Labor Day
  • Second Monday in October - Columbus Day
  • 11th November - Veterans Day
  • 4th Thursday in November - Thanksgiving
  • 25th December - Christmas Day

Colorado Springs Calendar of Festivals and Events 2014 / 2015


  • No significant festivals in Colorado Springs during January


  • No significant festivals in Colorado Springs during February


  • No significant festivals in Colorado Springs during March


  • Cavalcade of Music - mid-April, one of the country's most prestigious high school music competitions


  • Territory Days Celebration - late May, held in Old Colorado City and celebrating the city's past


  • No significant festivals in Colorado Springs during June


  • Independence Day - July 4th, celebrations held at Memorial Park
  • Pikes Peak International Auto Hill Climb - early July, first held in 1916, this Colorado Springs institution includes a week of pre-race events leading up to the big day
  • Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo - mid-July, a professional rodeo featuring bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding as well as carnival rides and wild horse races


  • Mountain Arts Festival - early August, two days of art displays, performances and other events
  • Colorado Springs Parade of Homes - early August, running for most of the month this event showcases some of the city's most beautiful homes
  • Teller County Fair - early August, held at Cripple Creek with many traditional attractions
  • Pikes Peak Marathon - late August, a challenging run up to the summit of Pikes Peak


  • Colorado Springs Balloon Classic - early September, a perennial favorite held at Memorial Park, this is a prestigious gathering of the country's best balloonists. Also offering musical performances and food and souvenir vendors


  • Emma Crawford Festival - late October, held in Manitou Springs is this unique and slightly macabre festival, a coffin race held to remember Emma Crawford, an early 20th century young lady who died young and whose remains were washed down Red Mountain after granite gave way at the top


  • Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival - early November, celebrating the spirit and diversity of women


  • Festival of Lights - early December, an annual parade, arts, crafts and live music performances