June events around Colorado Springs

June 1, 2017

Summer has offically arrived around the Pikes Peak region! For the best events happening this month, check out the complete list of June events around Colorado Springs below.

June 2: First Friday Artwalk in OCC

First Friday Artwalk in OCC

First Friday Artwalk in OCC

The First Friday ArtWalk is a self-guided visual art walking tour featuring art galleries and open artist studios along Colorado Avenue between 23rd and 27th Street. As many as 100 art pieces may be viewed for purchase in just one location in Old Colorado City’s art galleries. Meet the gallery owners and artists, watch live demonstrations, and enjoy refreshments. We have the largest concentration of galleries within the three city blocks of Colorado Springs’ historic district.

June 3: Manitou Wine Festival

Manitou Wine Festival

Sip on some delicious wine in Manitou Springs!

Spend your day in Manitou Springs enjoying generous tastings from 30 Colorado Wineries. Listen to live music, and enjoy food & gift vendors while you stroll through Memorial Park. Ticket price includes admission to wine tastings and a free Colorado Wine Festival glass.

Hours are 11:00am – 5:00pm. No admission after 4:00pm. Tickets are $35.00 per person. Tickets will be available online until June 1. They can also be purchased at the festival gates until 4:00pm (cash only the day of).

All participants must be 21 years of age or older. Admission is free to designated to drivers who do not partake in wine sampling.

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June 3 & 24: Colorado Wolf Adventures at Manitou Cliff Dwellings

Manitou Cliff Dwellings Apache

Snap a selfie with this cutie!

Meet and greet one of multiple wolf dogs from Colorado Wolf Adventures. They will be at the Manitou Cliff Dwellings from 11am to 3pm both Saturday June 3rd and 24th. Apache is the newest member of the pack. Just $10 for pictures!

June 17: All Colorado Festival at Western Mining Museum

All Colorado Festival - WMMIGrab your pals and head out Saturday June 17th to the Western Mining Museum!  Unlimited samplings of beers, wines and spirits all made in Colorado and the best in live Colorado Country with Trent Hughes, Jacob Christopher, Donovan Lee and Nash Next 2016 winners Exit West! More info at nashcolorado.com. Event is held from 1pm to 7pm.

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June 24-25: 86th Annual Donkey Derby Days

Donkey&Kids Cripple Creek

Family fun in Cripple Creek!

The origins of this popular Colorado donkey festival date back to the 1930s, when local businessman Charley Lehew thought a Cripple Creek festival would attract people in the summer months. It wasn’t long before he and two business partners settled on donkey racing. Together, they built a race track, solicited advertising and arranged concessions and entertainment in time for the first-ever Donkey Derby Days festival.

Today, this two-day jamboree is one of the most popular of all the Cripple Creek events held throughout the year, and admission to this exciting Cripple Creek festival is 100% FREE. Event is held from 8am to 5pm, June 24th-25th. More details here.

June 25: PPIHC Race Day

The Race to the Clouds will be run on the 12.42 mile course with 156 turns that begins at 9,390 feet and finishes at the 14,115 foot summit of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain! For more information regarding the race please visit www.ppihc.com. IMPORTANT: Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain is closed to tourists on the day of the race.

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June 29: Moonlight on the Mountain

Moonlight on the Mountain

This annual mixer is one of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s adult-only evening events and will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Local musicians will set the mood throughout the Zoo and have guests dancing the night away while sipping unlimited samples of beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks, as well as delicious eats from area restaurants. Attendance is restricted to adults 21 and over, and will go on rain or shine!
For all the details, visit cmzoo.org/moonlight

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