With over 100 fine galleries, specialty shops, boutiques, restaurants and services available, historic Old Colorado City has it all. Its tree lined streets beckon you to stroll and enjoy the largest concentration of independent retail establishments in Colorado Springs. Enjoy turn-of-the-century architecture and rich history from Colorado’s gold rush days. With Pikes Peak as its backdrop, Old Colorado City is easily accessible along West Colorado Avenue west of Interstate 25. Shop, Dine and Discover Historic Old Colorado City!
Old Colorado City offers 3 FREE parking lots at the following locations:
- 25th and Cucharras Street
- 26th and Pikes Peak Avenue
- Cucharras Street between 26th and 27th Street
- Friendly volunteers
- Guest information
- Maps, coupons & brochures
- Public restrooms
Historical Society & History Center
- FREE admission
- Open Tuesday through Saturday in the spring and summer
- Open Thursday through Saturday in the fall and winter
Old Colorado City (OL) Carnegie Library
- Carnegie Library has been in continuous service since December 7, 1904
- Teen, adult and child programs
- FREE wifi
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Territory Days is one of the state’s largest craft vendor fairs. It’s highlighted with features including pony rides, kids play areas, petting zoos, a mechanical bull, wild west gunfight re-enactments, live blacksmithing, period-costumed characters, live birds of prey, Native American dancers, quick draw competition, and two beer gardens with live music running all three days. Phew! With that much to see and do, it’s a good thing that this event lasts all weekend!
EACH FRIDAY EVENING FROM APRIL TO DECEMBER
These self-guided visual arts walking tours feature art galleries and open artist studios along Colorado Avenue between 23rd and 27th Streets. As many as 100 art pieces may be viewed for purchase in just one location in Old Colorado City’s art galleries. Colorado Springs’ largest concentration of galleries is found within these three city blocks in Colorado Springs historic district.
FARM AND ART MARKET
JUNE TO NOVEMBER IN BANCROFT PARK FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.
Experience the best local artisans, farmers, produce and crafts each Saturday morning from June to November in Bancroft park. Come from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and fill your pantries and your stomachs!