- Look at the horsie at the rodeo! Look at it! It looks like it has widdle white socks on its hind legs. How adorable is that?
Fourth annual Colorado College State of the Rockies Project and Conference
Issuing an annual report card for the Rockies related to water sustainability, forest health, energy development and growth. Featuring keynote speakers and expert panels at free lectures and events.
April 9-11, 2007
Various venues at Colorado College, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607 stateoftherockies.com
Celebration Metaphysical Fair
Supporting personal and community growth, health and joy through various psychic and crafts booths, entertainment and seminars.
April 13-15, and Oct. 5-7, 2007
Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., 634-1810
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
A large event including a morning mass, as well as vendors, entertainment and car shows.
May 6, 2007 Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 651-1470
Commemorates Old Colorado City as the first capital of the Colorado Territory in 1861. Featuring crafts, food booths and entertainment.
May 26-28, 2007 Old Colorado City, 475-0955
Third annual Pikes Peak Arts Fest
Featuring unique artwork, performers, live music and children's art activities.
June 8-10, 2007 Pikes Peak Center grounds and courtyard, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 290-1981 pikespeakartscouncil.org
Colorado College Summer Festival of the Arts
A summer-long smorgasbord of arts events presented on the Colorado College campus, including many individual events as well as several specialized festivals, including free concerts, music, dance, art, theatre, literature, voice and film.
Calendar announced in May; tickets on sale June 1. June to August 2007 Various locations on the Colorado College campus, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6098 artsfestival.coloradocollege.edu
The streets of downtown Colorado Springs become a giant block party with vendors, food, crafts, live music and more.
June 16, 2007 Downtown Colorado Springs, 473-1770 springspree.com
The Fabulous Fourth
The Colorado Springs Philharmonic teams with the United States Army Field Band and Chorus for an evening of entertainment, followed by fireworks.
July 4, 2007 Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 884-2110 csphilharmonic.org
67th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo
See the world's top rodeo contestants compete in bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding as well as tie-down roping, team roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing.
July 11-15, 2007 Norris-Penrose Event Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande St., 635-3547, 635-1101 pikespeakorbustrodeo.org
85th annual Race to the Clouds
Cars, trucks and cycles compete up the 12.4-mile Pikes Peak Highway to the 14,110-foot summit of Pikes Peak.
July 21, 2007 Pikes Peak, 685-4400 ppihc.com
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Extremely Grand Opening
Unveiling the $28.4 million, 48,000-square-foot transformation of this historic building. Featuring an inaugural exhibit: The Eclectic Eye: Pop and Illusion Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, on display through Oct. 28. Aug. 2-5, 2007 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581 csfineartscenter.org
- Jokes about being so high right now are often overused at the Balloon Classic. But aside from that, its a good time.
Colorado State Fair
Experience fair rides, music, livestock, a rodeo and a juried fine-art exhibition of Colorado artists.
Aug. 24 to Sept. 3, 2007 Pueblo Fairgrounds, 1001 Beulah Ave., Pueblo, 719/561-8484, 800/876-4567 coloradostatefair.com
31st annual Colorado Balloon Classic
At the largest free event in Colorado, experience music, vendors and hot air balloons, as well as the balloon glow on Saturday and Sunday nights.
Sept. 1-3, 2007 Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 471-4833 balloonclassic.com
Art Medal World Congress FIDEM XXX: Passages to Reconstruction
Presenting the works of 150 contemporary metallic artists from 38 countries at the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum. Also offering lectures, workshops, dinners and tours with participating artists.
Sept. 19-22, 2007 American Numismatic Association, 818 N. Cascade Ave., 482-9857 money.org
Colorado Festival of World Theatre
Bringing together the best and brightest international and American theater artists to educate, entertain and promote understanding and appreciation of the world's many cultures.
Sept. 20-30, 2007 1586 S. 21st St., Suite 120, 475-1737 cfwt.org
Emma Crawford Festival and Memorial Coffin Race
Watch or participate as folks dress up in their finest pallbearer clothes and race coffins in this annual event.
Oct. 27, 2007 Downtown Manitou Springs, 685-5089 manitousprings.org
Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival
Now in its 20th season, this festival celebrates the drive, spirit and diversity of women.
Nov. 2-4, 2007 Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 226-0450 rmwfilmfest.org
Veterans Day Parade
Honoring our country's veterans.
Nov. 10, 2007 Downtown Colorado Springs, 282-3862 csvetsparade.org
Festival of Lights Parade Tejon Street lights up as floats and entertainment go by. Dec. 1, 2007 Downtown Colorado Springs, 649-9111 Electric Safari Showcasing nearly a million lights and luminous displays during the holiday season. Dec. 7 through Jan. 1, 2008 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, 633-9925
13th annual Great Fruitcake Toss Build a device and let one fly, or watch the spectacle.
January 2008 Manitou Springs, 685-5089 manitousprings.org
Manitou Springs Carnivale & Parade
Featuring a gumbo cook-off and a colorful parade.
February 2008 Manitou Springs, 685-5089 manitousprings.org
St. Patrick's Day Parade
Paint your face green and have fun at the parade, or participate in the 5K adult race and the Fun Run for kids.
March 2008 Downtown Colorado Springs, 877/745-3773