Calendar of Events - Colorado Springs Over 50

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7/8/2021 - 9/8/2021
Colorado photographer Mike Pach of 3 Peaks Photography is helping the City of Colorado Springs celebrate COS150 with his own “then and now” photography project. Mike is replicating photos from the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, the Pikes Peak Library District and other archives in his own way while showcasing people who are doing amazing things in our community.

Mike’s project will culminate in an exhibit that will feature 50 pairs of photographs and will open on July 8, 2021 at Library 21c. The photos will be on display at this location for 2 months and then travel to various library branches and other venues for the next 6-12 months.  Event through September 8, 2021.

The project is designed to celebrate the Colorado Springs sesquicentennial and educate the public about the history of the area. It has the backing of the mayor’s office and was recognized by Colorado Springs City Council on January 28, 2020 through an official proclamation.

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8/4/2021

Rescheduled for 2021: 
As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history.  The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and have become an American icon to fans around the world. The Beach Boys will bring their legendary sound to Colorado Springs on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts. The show will start at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range in price from $44 to $129, plus applicable fees, and can be purchased at the Pikes Peak Center and The Broadmoor World Arena box offices and online at PikesPeakCenter.comBroadmoorWorldArena.com and AXS.com.  With every ticket purchased, fans will receive a digital copy of Mike Love’s new album, 12 Sides of Summer. An email with more details about this offer will be sent to them approximately seven days after their purchase.

 


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8/7/2021

Downtown Walking Tour: COS at 150 Years
Starts at the Story Coffee (120 E. Bijou St.)

This special walking tour highlights lesser-known figures from the history of Colorado Springs who took a stand against violence and injustice. Downtown Partnership would like to thank the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum for the educational research and resources that informed this tour.

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

Downtown Walking Tours are conducted in compliance with all current public health orders.
As of most recent update to this page (November 10), safety precautions will include:
– Masks required for tour guides and for participants
– Tour groups of no more than 10
– Tour participants encouraged to maintain physical distancing of 6′ or more
– Pre-tour beverages will be offered outdoors only


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8/27/2021 - 8/29/2021

Get ready, Colorado Springs, for the biggest and best pop culture convention in the Springs.

This 3-day event will feature celebrities from all genres of TV, movies, and cartoons, some of the best names in the comic art community, as well as some the greatest vendors in the area with those hard to find toys, comics, and collectibles.

Be sure to stop by and finish that wish list and even meet some of your favorite celebrities and get their autographs and have your picture taken with them at this amazing event, now in its fifth year.


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8/27/2021 - 8/29/2021
Genuine American music, culture and Motorsports!
 

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8/27/2021 - 9/6/2021

It’s the one time of year when gorging on fried food is practically a sport and Foam Fest is just a cover name for taste-testing Colorado’s craft beers. Rodeo fans and newbies alike can’t miss the best of the best as the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rolls through Pueblo. Buckin’ broncos, raging bulls and barrel-racing cowgirls kick up dust under stadium lights at the rowdy Budweiser Rodeo Arena.

Concerts at the fair have featured Chris Janson, Foreigner, Huey Lewis & The News and more.

Serving fare such as Pueblo green chiles, funnel cakes, deep-fried Snickers and other savory treats, it’s imperative that you bring your appetite. Pueblo is famous for its green chili and takes its secret local recipe seriously. Bring lots of water to cool down after you taste the Green Chili Championship entries at the Creative Arts Kitchen. Other competitions at the kitchen include homebrew beers, extravagant cupcakes and spicy salsa.

Additional favorite fair festivities include a daytime and late-night carnival; livestock shows and petting zoos; art displays; monster truck rallies and live concerts throughout the entire weekend. Find the full schedule of events and attractions on the Colorado State Fair’s website.


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8/28/2021

On Saturday, August 28, the museum will open early for a special presentation on how American pilots were recruited and trained during World War II.  There is no additional charge for this event—just purchase a ticket to the museum and arrive early so you can be in place for the presentation.  Get Tickets

This one-hour event will be held at 9am in the Westpac Restoration Hangar located on the museum campus.  Several of the museum’s training aircraft will be available for viewing during the presentation.  Following the presentation, the museum’s T-6 Texan will be flown subject to weather conditions and runway availability.

“Training Day-Learning to Fly and Fight” will be presented by Lt. Col. Don Johnson, a retired U.S. Air Force officer with 20 years of service and more than 11,000 hours of flight time.  While on active duty, Lt. Col. Johnson was an instructor and evaluation pilot on the C-5 and C-21.  As a reservist, he served for 8 years at the U.S. Air Force Academy instructing cadets on Unmanned Aerial Systems.  Following his military career, he flew MD-88’s MD-90’s and B-737’s for Delta Airlines for 13 years.  Lt. Col. Johnson has been a docent at the National Museum of World War II Aviation since 2016.

The schedule for the event is as follows:

8:00 am             Doors Open
9:00 am             Presentation
9:30 am             T-6 Walk-Around and Start-Up
9:45 am             T-6 Taxi and Take-Off

For more information contact the museum’s Front Desk at 719 637-7559


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