There’s always something fun going on in Colorado Springs, from fabulous food festivals to live music events and thrilling rodeos. These events are huge draws to the area and just one of the reasons so many people seek out Colorado Springs real estate for permanent residences and vacation homes.
Whether you’re currently a resident, looking to move to the city, or just planning a visit, these are the top Colorado Springs festivals and events that you won’t want to miss in 2022.
719 Food Truck Fest
Every Wednesday and Saturday, foodies flock to the Colorado Springs Baptist Church to grab tasty eats from over 12 food trucks. The trucks offer up a diverse array of fare from kettle corn to crepes, gyros, pasta, burgers, and BBQ. The 719 Food Truck Fest happenings are dependent on the weather, so they may not be open if there are high winds or its nasty outside.
When: Every Wednesday & Saturday 11am - 3pm
Where: Colorado Springs Baptist Church
Gallop in the Garden
Fun for the whole family, Gallop in the Garden is a 5km fun run in the Garden of the Gods Park. Lace up your jogging shoes and head out on trails that pass amazing natural features in the park and through the Rock Ledge Ranch. Registration is open to all ages and there are milestone prizes for those who complete five or more runs.
When: Every Thursday 3pm - 5pm
Where: Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center
Manitou Springs Carnivale Weekend
Celebrate the spirit of Mardis Gras in the beautiful mountain resort community of Manitou Springs. The festival starts on February 26 with the Mumbo Gumbo Jumbo Cook-off where you can grab samples of this hearty soup for just 75 cents. Then you can don your feathered mask and join the revelry at the colorful parade and masquerade ball.
When: February 26, 2022
Where: Downtown Manitou Springs
Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival
Featuring only local Colorado wines, meads, and beers, the Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival is a great way to support local wineries and vendors and have fun in the process. The festival takes place outdoors in the park at Manitou Springs and will also feature tasty treats from local food trucks and beats by live bands.
When: June 4, 2022
Where: Manitou Springs
Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
Also known as the ‘Race to the Clouds’, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is an invitational motorsport race where cars and motorcycles go neck to neck in an effort to be the first to make it to the top of Pikes Peak. Fans can cheer on their favorite drivers and watch the dust fly as the race heats up. This year is special because it will be the 100th running of the race.
When: June 26, 2022
Where: Pikes Peak
Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days
Cowboy culture will be on full display at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days. This year there will be over 200 contestants competing in exhilarating events like steer wrestling, barrel racing, bull riding and bareback riding. Be sure to catch the finals on July 16 for the finals and the crowning of the national circuit champions.
When: July 13 - July 16, 2022
Where: Norris Penrose Event Center
Pikes Peak Marathon
Think you have what it takes to not just climb, but run up a mountain? The Pikes Peak Marathon will take you on a 7,800 foot climb from Manitou Springs to the summit of Pikes Peak. The course will test your stamina and endurance as it takes you along mountain trails for 26.2 miles. The Ascent is shorter at 13.3 miles, but you’ll also have to do the vertical climb.
When: September 17 - 18, 2022
Where: Pikes Peak
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