If you didn't make it to the Olympic Downtown Celebration, you missed out.
For a city that isn't known for its festivals, Colorado Springs came through on July 27, attracting an estimated crowd of 15,000 to 20,000 people. As noted in my earlier story on the event, the celebration had a lot of draws ...
A gargantuan screen will show the London festivities on NBC. Olympic figure-skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi and her husband, former hockey player Bret Hedican, will light our own Olympic torch. There will be acrobats and BMX tricksters. Country star Rodney Atkins will put on a free show. Kids will enjoy a synthetic ice skating rink, tennis courts and cool games.
By the way, in addition to the good times, the event raised $16,000 for local volunteer fire departments that battled the Waldo Canyon blaze.
Relive the excitement (or check it out for the first time) with this video that the Downtown Partnership just passed on to us: