Thank you for visiting the Holden House Calendar of Events. Here are a few ideas on what to see and do when you stay with us. Click on the month links below to read more…

You can also visit Peak Radar for up-to-date and current events in the Pikes Peak Region!

September

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday, March 26th, 11:00 a.m. – The first annual Colorado Springs St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held 35 years ago in Old Colorado City. After outgrowing the Westside, it moved the festivities to the center of the city. Today, it’s the biggest and best start to events in the heart of Colorado Springs’ Downtown, every year! Join thousands of runners, hundreds of cyclists, dozens of dancing groups, Celtic bands, marching bands, schools, charities, businesses, and more for this fun event!

St Patricks Day Parade float

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Months Offered: March

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It's Valentine's Day All Month Long!

If you missed Valentine’s Day, it’s not too late to treat your sweet-heart to a getaway! Our Valentine specials run all month long with our Bubbles and Breakfast, Romance and Sparkling packages. Check out our Specials Page for details!

Our Hearts and Flowers packages are perfect for Valentine's Day!

Valentine’s Day and the month of February offers some great packages sure to please your sweetheart!

Months Offered: February

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April Events...

April 13th – Mad Hatter Saturday Presented by Historic Old Colorado City at Bancroft Park in Old Colorado City Start your adventure in Bancroft Park. Old Colorado City will be transformed into a Wonderland full of free interactive children’s events, tea parties, and dozens of costumed characters. Local merchants and restaurants are joining in the fun with sidewalk sales, treats, and surprises of their own. Character’s galore!

 

Through April 14th – Hands on a Hardbody Presented by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College Nominated for three Tony Awards, including Best Original Score, 2013! Inspired by true events, and infused with a “fresh roots-rock vibe”

 

 

 

Snow covered Pikes Peak with green brush below and red rock in the foregroundApril 20th – Earth Day at Garden of the Gods is a special celebration. Every year we strive to bring the community together and celebrate the earth that we all enjoy. We offer many fun and free family activities at both Rock Ledge Ranch and the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center. Check back annually as we celebrate Earth Day! April 2019 Earth Day, Click Here for more information.

 

 

 

April 21st – The story of Easter is really a story of hope: God’s son became the ultimate sacrifice so that we can be reconciled and live forever in relationship with our Creator. Because of Jesus’s death and resurrection, we can live without fear and despair – hope is alive in Him! This Easter, come hear the full story during one of Calvary Worship Center’s Easter Services at 8 am, 10 am & 12 pm at Pikes Peak Center featuring artists from People & Songs.

 

April 26 – After enjoying a capacity crowd when he played The Broadmoor World Arena in 2016, Emmy-winning comedian Jim Gaffigan returns to Colorado Springs! As part of his new worldwide tour, the Quality Time Tour, on April 26, 2019 at The Broadmoor World Arena. Gaffigan is known around the world for his unique brand of humor, which largely revolves around fatherhood and his observations on life.

 

Taste_1390x536.jpgApril 28 – On Sunday, April 28 the Colorado Restaurant Association presents the “Taste of Pikes Peak,” the – Pikes Peak Chapter’s 24th Annual Pikes Peak Food, Wine and Beer Expo at The Broadmoor World Arena open to the general public from Noon – 3:30 p.m.

 

Months Offered: April

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May Events...

 

May the Fourth Be With YouMay 4th –

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.          BUY TICKETS   
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.     BUY TICKETS    

Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

In the near future in a community not so far, far away … Let the Force move you with John Williams’ iconic music from the Star Wars universe. Take in the well-known marches and themes that will inspire your inner Jedi, whether you’re channeling the Empire or backing the Rebellion, May the Fourth Be With You. 4th – May The Fourth Be With You!

 

May The 4th Be With You!

May 4th – May The 4th Be With You! Presented by Space Foundation Discovery Center at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs CO Join the Discovery Center for a ‘Galactic Adventure!’

May is Star Wars month at the Discovery Center! Celebrate with us this year as we enjoy “May The 4th Be With You!” Join us in celebrating a movie franchise that has taken us beyond the stars and involved us in stories of war, betrayal, and heroism. The force will be strong as we travel to a far-away galaxy! Come dressed as your favorite character. Activities include:

  • Make your own ‘Light Saber’ workshop (11 a.m. and 1 p.m.)
  • Special Science On a Sphere® presentation: Planets of the Empire
  • Meet Star Wars characters
  • Enjoy galactic games
    • Droid Toss
    • Star Wars Scavenger Hunt
    • Create intergalactic crafts
      • Star Wars Masks
      • Character Headbands
      • Star Wars Paper Plate Crafts
      • And so much more!
      • Admission included with Discovery Center admission.

Adult: $10  Child: $5

Discounts for students, seniors, and military.

Contact: (719) 576-8000

INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • May 4, 2019 at 10:00 am – 04:00 pm (Sat)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.
 

LOCATION

Space Foundation Discovery Center 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

 

Run to the Shrine

May 18th – Join us for our annual Run to the Shrine fundraiser!

Join us for the annual Run to the Shrine fundraiser for Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

It is a 4-mile race that winds through the Zoo with giraffe, elephants and wallabies along the way.

Participants can run, walk or even crawl their way to new heights through this unique picturesque climb to the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun.

Enjoy the stunning views of Colorado Springs below while gaining nearly 1,000 feet in elevation as you make your way to the top.

This event is the only time foot traffic is allowed on the stunning road up to the Shrine.

The race is chip-timed, and it is a great route for competitive athletes, weekend warriors, casual walkers and families of all ages.

Jogging strollers with safety equipment are welcome!

 

May 25th -27thTerritory Days in Colorado Springs is held every Memorial Day weekend in historic Old Colorado City located on the west side of Colorado Springs. Enjoy over 180 food and craft booths, live music, a kids’ play area and petting zoo and much more. See the performances by Native American dancers, Wild West gunfight re-enactments and live blacksmith demonstrations. Territory Days in Colorado Springs has plenty of food and entertainment for the entire family. From its humble beginnings, Territory Days has grown from a small neighborhood craft fair into a three-day street festival which now hosts over 180 booths. Between 80,000 and 150,000 guests, enjoy this event every Memorial weekend.

Event Dates: May 25-27, 2019
Time: Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Monday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Colorado Avenue in Old Colorado City
Cost: FREE

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Months Offered: May

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June Events...

June 1st – 2019 Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival

Purchase tickets here. Don’t wait! Early-bird tickets are only $30 until March 15th!

Spend your day in Manitou Springs enjoying generous tastings from 30 Colorado Wineries.  Listen to live music and enjoy food & gift vendors while you stroll through Memorial Park. Be one of the first 1,500 to purchase a ticket and receive a free wine tote with your purchase! Ticket price includes admission to wine tastings and a free Manitou Springs Wine Festival glass.

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Memorial Park in Manitou Springs. 11 AM – 5 PM. Gates close at 4 pm. Free Shuttle route to be determined.

 

June 15th – Come revel with us and celebrate “25 years of wild style” June 15th at the Starlight Spectacular night time bike ride in Colorado Springs, beginning and ending at the world-famous Garden of the Gods Park. Join 1,000 other riders flying through the starlit streets for 16, 21 or 23 miles—now with a 4-mile early kid friendly ride through the park!

Put on your favorite costume and light up your bike, it is going to be a spectacular night! Sign up TODAY and SAVE.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary we are:

  • Adding an amazing new “Garden Ride and Rest Stop at Hamp Hut.” The perfect ride for families and individuals looking for a shorter journey in Garden of the Gods Park.
  • DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND–Upgrading the ride shirt to a commemorative tech tee, sure to be a collector’s item.
  • Increasing the festivities at all of our existing rest stops, with more food options and amusing activities than ever before!

On a summer night in 1994, a small group of crazy cyclists decided it would be awesome to get up in the middle of the night, ride bikes by starlight and watch the sunrise together.

That late night ride led to the birth of an annual tradition, the Starlight Spectacular; which is now one of the nation’s oldest and largest community bike rides.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: https://2019starlight.eventbrite.com

https://www.trailsandopenspaces.org/

 

June 27th – Moonlight on the Mountain

Full Zoo Experience • Live Music • Adults 21+ • All-inclusive Food & Drink Samples

Moonlight on the Mountain
Kick off your summer with Cheyenne Mountain Zoo during the first adults-only event of the season! Enjoy all-inclusive samples of beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks while tasting delicious eats from area restaurants. Local musicians will set the mood throughout the Zoo and have you dancing the night away until 10 p.m.! All event proceeds benefit the care of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s animals. Our generous restaurant and beverage partners donate their product samples for this important Zoo fundraiser. All samples are available while supplies last. This event is expected to sell out early, so grab your tickets now!

 

Months Offered: June

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July Events...

https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2015/07/10/17/24/sparkler-839806_640.jpgJuly 4th

The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC will be playing the Orange County SC. Oakwood Homes is hosting the 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular as well as blanket giveaway. Don’t miss out!

Switchbacks FC v. Orange County SC

 

 

 

July 9th – 79th Annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade!

Taking place on July 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Colorado Springs (on Tejon, from St. Vrain to Vermijo), this beloved Western cultural event is FREE to watch and fun for the whole family. Money raised by parade entries and the parade program goes directly toward assisting our local military and their families.

 

July 13th Sat.Colorado Springs Water Lantern Festival
Experience the magic at the Water Lantern Festival where you will enjoy tasty food trucks, fun music, and an incredible sight as thousands of floating lanterns reflect messages of love, hope, and happiness.  

lantern fest

 

July 19th – The 719 Day Brewfest returns on Friday, July 19th, 2019! Come party with us with 100% local beer, spirits and food with great live music, all from “The 719!”
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July 20th, 2019 –

The 13th Annual Springs Beer Fest

America The Beautiful Park – Colorado Springs, CO

Springs Beer Festival

 

 

 

Months Offered: July

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August Events...

Aug 10th – The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb

Presented by Colorado Springs Sports Corporation at Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain, Cascade CO

Created in 2010, this year marks the 10th consecutive year of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb, an annual event of the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation. The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb Gran Fondo features a non-competitive fun ride that give cyclists of all abilities a truly unique experience on Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain.

Cyclists will ride in a fully supported event. Competitive Race & Gran Fondo:12.42 miles/20km – 4,725 ft elevation gain

At an elevation of 14,115′, Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain, is one of Colorado’s 54 fourteeners, mountains that rise more than 14,000 feet (4,267.2 m) above sea level, and the highest summit of the southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. It is located within the Pike National Forest.  The mountain is named in honor of American explorer Zebulon Pike and is a designated National Historic Landmark.

The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb

 

 

 

The annual Labor Day Lift Off is a fun and free local event

August 31st thru Sept 2ndLabor Day Lift Off.

Start your morning off right with a hot air balloon mass ascension of over 70 balloons accompanied by breakfast and drinks from local vendors.

Bring the whole family for a day of fun!

Start your morning off right with a hot air balloon mass ascension of over 70 balloons accompanied by breakfast and drinks from local vendors.

Activities will continue throughout the day with skydiving demonstrations, wakeboarding exhibitions, paddle boarding, live entertainment, chainsaw carving and donut eating competitions.

Wrap up your visit at Memorial Park over the Labor Day weekend with a hot air balloon glow at dusk.

 

 

Months Offered: August

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September Events...

September 21st – 22nd – Pikes Peak Regional Airshow 2019

Our New Air Show Is Coming!
Featuring An Amazing F22 Raptor Demonstration And Lots Of WWII Warbirds!

 

Months Offered: September

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October Events...

October 26th – 25th Annual Emma Crawford Coffin Races and Festival

Of all things, why coffin racing?

Emma Crawford came to Manitou Springs in 1889 searching for a cure for her tuberculosis in the the area’s famed cold-water mineral springs. She fell in love with the charming mountain town and her dying wish was to be buried on top of Red Mountain. Unfortunately, Emma succumbed to her illness in 1891. Her lover, a civil engineer on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway named William Hildebrand, honored her wishes. With the help of eleven other townspeople, William carried Emma’s coffin up the 7,200 foot slope and buried her near the summit of Red Mountain. In 1929, after years of harsh winters and spring rains, Emma and her coffin came racing down the mountainside. The young children who happened upon her remains found only the casket handles, a nameplate, and a few bones. 

Some say she still haunts Red Mountain today, but the only sure way to see Emma is to come to Manitou Springs and to the Coffin Races and Festival bearing her name.

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Celebrating 25 years in 2019

 

 

Months Offered: October

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November Events...

Everything but the Oink

November 6th- Everything but the Oink

Presented by Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, Colorado Springs CO

“Everything but the oink!” It’s an old saying that sums up the dietary and economic importance of hogs to farmers, ranchers, and homesteaders.

To keep the meat from spoiling during the curing process, hogs were processed in the coolest, fall months of the year. Lard was rendered to use for baking and to make soap and medicinals.

Everyone participated in this annual event, so dress for the weather and join us at the woodshop for this educational demonstration.

In addition to hog processing, you can observe sausage making at the Rock Ledge House. The Galloway Homestead Cabin will demonstrate soap making throughout the day.

Special assistance provided by Zettlemoyer’s Custom Meat Processing.

 

Months Offered: November

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December Events...

December 2019 (dates TBA) Thursday- Saturday–  Madrigal Banquet at Glen Eyrie Castle

An Extravagant Christmas Production!

No other holiday event compares to Glen Eyrie’s Madrigal Banquet! Now in it’s 31st year, this spectacular holiday event continues to be a Colorado classic.

Set in the grandeur of The Great Hall of The Castle, our 16th century-style banquet is sure to inspire and prepare your heart for this Christmas season.

Filled with festive entertainment by talented musicians and performers, this classic tradition is guaranteed to create unforgettable Christmas memories! Our award-winning Culinary Team has hand-crafted the evening’s lavish four-course meal with savory new flavors that pair perfectly with your sensational experience.

Months Offered: December

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January Events...Coming Soon!

Months Offered: January

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