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Festivals and Events

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From Saturday morning Farmer's Markets in the summer to Friday night Art Walks, the Westside offers a variety of ongoing and annual events for all ages and interests.

Locals welcome everyone to share the cultural opportunities of this eclectic community. Garden of the Gods 10 – Big hills, awesome rocks, all challenge. Free Blues Concerts in Bancroft Park on Thursday Nights. Farmer's Market - Shop Old Colorado City. Starlight Spectacular. Registration now open!

Starlight Spectacular

22nd Annual Starlight Spectacular Saturday, June 18th, 2016 Click here to register–best price by June 5! Join the Trails and Open Space Coalition for the 22nd Annual Starlight Spectacular on June 18th, 2016. This fun night-time bicycle ride is suitable for most ages and abilities. This year’s theme is SPACE, so start planning your costumes now. Choose your route, from 14 to 22 miles, starting and ending at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, through the City of Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City and the Garden of the Gods.

Before the ride, enjoy music, food and drink, costumes and contests! All riders must wear helmets, with front lights and rear lights on their bikes. Proceeds benefit the Trails and Open Space Coalition – dedicated to preserving open space and parks and creating a network of trails, bikeways and greenways for the Pikes Peak region. Independence Day! Celebrate July 4th! – Rock Ledge Ranch. Rock Ledge Ranch LHA Members and Volunteers!

Independence Day! Celebrate July 4th! – Rock Ledge Ranch

The 4th of July celebration is fast approaching and we are in need of volunteers. This is a fun event to work! Docents and junior docents can sign up to work in the historic areas. We also need people to help with games, pie sales, watermelon sales, candy scramble, ticket sales, music, and set up/clean up. Junior docent parents: please consider helping out for this fun event! Summer Round Up Trail Run. Fiddles Vittles and Vino XI. Harvest Festival – Rock Ledge Ranch. Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon. Labor Day Vintage Baseball Game – Rock Ledge Ranch. Folk Art Festival - The Holly Berry House Folk Art Festival is held annually at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site in the spectacular Garden of the Gods Park.

Folk Art Festival -

It features the fine works of 165 juried artisans from across the United States. You will find exquisite fine art, a unique array of fine crafts, one-of-a-kind collectibles, antiques and much, much more, complimented by food music and historic tours. This event benefits the preservation and restoration of Rock Ledge Ranch. Vendors are encouraged to apply by returning the jury form available by clicking on “Application For Jurying” shown below. 38th Annual Holly Berry House Folk Art Festival. Halloween Safe Treats. Powwow – Rock Ledge Ranch. Everything But The Oink – Rock Ledge Ranch. Shop Old Colorado City. Original Dicken’s CarolersVictorian Society CarolersOld Colorado City Library CarolersPikes Peak Youth Bell ChoirJeff Stinson as Elvis, Marilyn MonroeSanta’s Cabin open 11am to 4pmPictures with Santa in Bancroft Park from 5-8pm - $10 for first one, $5 for each additionalElsa and Anna characters at the CabinWinter Market begins around Santa’s Cabin on Nov 28th and will continue every weekend through Christmas Eve 10am-4pm.

Shop Old Colorado City

All About Colorado: Sip on spiced apple cider Barracuda Bazaar: Gifts under $20 Buffalo Trading Post: Sample chili & hot sauce Chavez Gallery: 20% off all prints and greeting cards Colorado Creative Co-Op: Christmas treats EllyBlue: Special holiday treats Febra’s: $5, $10, & $15 sale rack Holly Leaf: Cookies & hot cider The Honey Cottage: Drawing for $39.95 basket Jen’s Place: 15% off all holiday linens Leary’s Lash & Natural Skincare Studio: 20% off any service purchased on gift certificate Lorig’s Western Wear: The Wallbaum Band Michael Garman Museum: 20%-70% off retail pricing. Shop Old Colorado City. Garden Of The Gods Earth Day.

Taste of Old Colorado City. 2017 Annual Territory Days. Old Colorado CityMay 23rd – 25th, 2015Saturday – Sunday: 10:00am – 7:00pm / Monday: 10:00am – 6:00pm Applications for 2016 will be posted in early January 2016.

2017 Annual Territory Days

Applications will be accepted from January through March 15th each year. To inquire about sponsorship please contact us anytime. Thank you for your interest. If you need additional information or need to contact the Event Committee / Coordinator, send an eMail request. Welcome to the 2015 Territory Days celebration, hosted by Old Colorado City Associates, Ltd (OCCA), the merchant association for the West Side. In 1859, the small settlement of El Dorado, located at the eastern entrance to the pass, that went thru the mountains to the west, was renamed Colorado City, by its founders, and became the first permanent town in the Pikes Peak region. Early settlers included farmers, ranchers, freighter and outfitters for the people who were rushing to the western minefields.

To contact the OCCA please call (719) 577-4112.