There is just something about street festivals, live music, and traditional fair food that screams “summertime!” Check out some of these summer festivals that take place right here in Colorado Springs! While most are free, you can visit each individual website or Facebook page for accurate, up-to-date information as each event approaches.
How to use this guide:: Simply click on the + next to each festival to expand the details. The festivals have website links to even more information!
Location: 1006 S. Institute St. Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Wednesday Nights in the Garden when the sun goes down the music turns up! Hillside Gardens summer concert series happens every Wednesday from May 18th to September 28th and offers an incredible mixture of local talent to enjoy. Music from 6-8:30pm, gates open at 5:30pm.
Admission is $15.00 plus tax and includes a house drink. We offer a variety of wines, beer, and cocktails at our four full-service bars. Be sure to check out our newly remodeled tequila bar at Cactus Jacks! Local food vendors serve a variety of fares from light bites to dinner. Feel free to bring folding chairs or blankets.
Summer Concert Series are for patrons ages 16 and up. No outside food or drink permitted. No pets allowed. Come on out and enjoy!
Location: Old Colorado City, the historic district on Colorado Avenue between 23rd Street and 27th Street
Time: May 27-29, 10am-7pm, ends at 6pm on May 29th.
Territory Days is back Memorial Day Weekend 2023! For more than 45 years, Territory Days has been Colorado’s largest street fair. Shop hundreds of unique vendors with handcrafts from around the world. Enjoy great food, dozens of educational displays, patriotic tributes and live music from 25 bands on three stages. And best of all, admission is absolutely FREE!
Location: Triangle Park in front of the Cinemark
Time: 5 PM-7 PM
Join us at First and Main Town Center for our family concert series on Friday evenings! Bring your lawn chairs, dogs and sunglasses to the park in front of the Cinemark theater for free entertainment, balloons, facepainting, giveaways and a beer garden* for the adults! Stay tuned for updates.
*Big thank you to the Catamount Institute for sponsoring this year’s beer garden!
Location: Front St, Peyton, CO
Time: 9am -3:00pm
About: Annual Community Event; Business Expo with a country flair! Tractors! Animals! Food! Fun! And so much more…
Location: Western Museum of Mining & Industry
Time: Jun 16 at 4pm-9pm, Jun 17 at 9am-9pm, Jun 19 9am-4pm
Cost: PRICE HERE
he Pikes Peak Celtic Festival blossomed from an old tradition in Colorado Springs. 1999 marked the last year of the Pikes Peak Highland Games. In 2013, we brought this festival back under the new name-Pikes Peak Celtic Festival.
The Festival field will be filled with the sound of Bagpipes, the smell of fish & chips, the sight of world champion Irish dancers, and events/activities for every age. Come out to see the massed bagpipe bands of the Western United States Pipe Band Association. Come see world renowned Celtic Rock groups. See and learn tradition Irish and Highland dancing. Taste the best in Irish and Scottish cuisine. The Pikes Peak Celtic Festival will be the main attraction of the year.
Location: Downtown Colorado Springs at the intersection of Pikes Peak Avenue & Tejon Street
Time: 5:30 am – 9 am
Cost: $5 (kids 5 and under eat free)
The morning includes:
- Delicious hot breakfast for just $5 (kids 5 and under eat free)
- Pikes Peak Range Riders and Rangerettes depart on horseback at 8 a.m.
- Kids Western Dress-Up Contest
- Kids Corral with a petting zoo, roping the hay bale, gunslinger and trick roper
- Appearances by Girl of the West and Aide to the Girl of the West
- Performances by Exit West and Flying W Wranglers
About: The Rocky Mountain State Games (RMSG) is Colorado’s largest multi-sport festival for athletes of all ages and athletic abilities, including those with physical disabilities or visual impairment. The Rocky Mountain State Games will be held primarily in Colorado Springs, Colorado at premier venues including: Olympic Training Center, National Strength & Conditioning Association, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado College, Memorial Park and other venues in the Pikes Peak Region.
*Some sports are scheduled outside of the primary RMSG weekends.
Location: Pikes Peak International Raceway, 16650 Midway Ranch Road
Fountain, CO 80817
Cost: $55 (17 and older). Kids 16 and under are free.
Enjoy all things Rockabilly, from pinups to flamethrowers. This year’s Hot Rod Rock & Rumble showcases live entertainment with Genuine American and Rockabilly Music on multiple stages.