Downtown Colorado Springs offers various weekly activities plus special events each and every month! August 2018 is no exception and there are plenty of events to choose from, whether you are looking for family friendly events, food events, or more touristy options like downtown guided tours. Here is the complete list plus a few of our favorite highlights for the month.
First Fridays Are a Constant Winner: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Don’t forget to add a recurring event for the first Friday of every month to your calendar. This monthly event gives both locals and tourist the chance to see the arts community firsthand and up close. Art galleries throughout Colorado Springs Downtown will be open, most with local artists’ work displayed and available for purchase. Wander through the exceptional art galleries, then drop into a theater for a local show. The offerings are different each month, but downtown will be buzzing with music, food, galleries, and entertainment options. You can even take a guided biking tour during the event, using the PikeRide Bike Share bicycles. Also, during certain months you can jump on a free shuttle and also see the First Friday events in Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs. https://downtowncs.com/event/firstfriday/
Food Truck Tuesday’s Fill the Bill: 11:00am-1:30pm
Here’s another ongoing event you won’t want to miss, but this one happens every week (for most of the Summer and Fall). It’s the best lunch you’ll eat all week, no matter which of the dozen food trucks you choose to order. Food trucks from around Colorado Springs gather in the square in front of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and provide some of the best food around. Tacos, burgers, barbecue, pizza, and more. Make a lunch of it! For more info and to check dates, click here.
Live Music Options Galore
Catching live music in downtown will be easy in August, and it’s not just in the evenings. Check out the Free Friday lunch concerts on August 10th and August 24th at the Palmer Center (corner of Pikes Peak Ave and Cascade Ave). Plus, the evenings are full of options to enjoy some tunes, including Music on the Labyrinth (August 11), Rhythm and Brews (August 18) and Jazz in the Garden (August 24). Keep in mind there are many more events throughout town doing Summer Concert Series, like Hillside Gardens Groove in the Garden just Southeast of Downtown Colorado Springs.
Watch for more events including running clubs, historic walking tours, and free museum days!
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