Numerous events - many of them free - on Westside in May and June
May 8, 2018
As always this time of year, a plethora of events/activities are occurring on the
Westside - many of them free of charge.
Below are capsules about what's coming up in May-June. Anything new is
identified as such at the top. Otherwise, events are presented chronologically.
Note: For event details (other than those that are ongoing), look for a separate
article on the Pioneer's home page and/or a listing on
our Westside Happenings page two weeks before the event date.
NEW: Senior Health & Fitness Day, May 30 at Westside Community
NEW: West Fest, June 17. Live music, art demonstrations, other
festivities in Bancroft Park. Free entry.
Old Colorado City ArtWalk. first Friday evenings at participating galleries/shops.
NEW: Shuttle to downtown and/or Manitou. Free entry.
Old Colorado City History Center. Presentation May 11 - “Battle Hymns of the
Civil War.” Admission fee.
Woodcarving and Woodworking Show - May 19-20. Admission fee.
Territory Days - annual Memorial Day weekend street festival May 26-28 in Old
Colorado City/Bancroft Park. Colorado Avenue closed off between 23rd and 27th
streets for vendors, rides and live entertainment (including the Northern Wind
Dancers and nationally known musicians Morgan Evans and Jacob Christopher).
Miniature train at Old Colorado City History Center. Free entry.
“Summer Fun” - children's programs first four Fridays in June, organized by Old
Colorado City Library at Westside Community Center. Free.
Old Colorado City Library summer reading program - June 1 kickoff. Free.
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site - season starts June 2 with sheep-shearing and
working-dog exhibition. Admission fee.
Pikes Peak Farmers Market - starting June 9 (summer Saturdays) in Bancroft
Local/regional vendors. Free entry.
Old Colorado City Historical Society craft fair (same schedule as market) outside
Old Colorado City History Center. Free entry.
Garden of the Gods 10 Mile - footraces in Garden June 10 (with its streets closed
traffic). Free to watch.
Paint the Town Blue - live band Thursday evenings, starting June 14 in Thorndale
Starlight Spectacular nighttime cycling event June 16. Start/finish at Garden of the
Gods Visitor & Nature Center. Admission fee.
Mavic Haute Route Rockies - bicycle event June 29, using Garden of the Gods
streets and 30th Street for latter part of Stage 7. No road closures. Free for
Competitors in the 2017 Garden of the Gods 10
Mile/10K run past the sheep pen at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. It was the
first time the course had been laid out that way, and it will be again for this year's
race Sunday, June 10. The sheep are coatless; that will also be the case this year,
with the 10 Mile closely following the ranch's annual Opening Day/Sheep
Shearing Saturday, June 2.
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