Things to do for Labor Day in Colorado Springs 2018

Looking for some local things to do for Labor Day in Colorado Springs? The Labor Day Weekend symbolically brings a close to summer, and a bittersweet start of the school year. The Labor Day holiday is a tribute to the American Labor Movement and in 1887 Oregon was the first state in the nation to recognize it as an official public holiday. In Virginia, the amusement park industry lobbied to have public schools begin after Labor Day in order to give families one last chance to visit the amusement parks.

Whether your students have already started school, or will start school next week after the holiday, put away your seersucker and take some time to enjoy our beautiful Colorado Springs weather and take in some local holiday celebrations.

Downtown Walking Tour: Art on the Streets

For 20 years people have been taking it to the streets to view and appreciate our downtown Colorado Springs artwork. Come for a 1 hour tour to get insights and up close and personal with our local artists and their works.

Location: Meet at Wild Goose Meeting House (401 N. Tejon St)

Date/Time: Sep 1, 2018 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am (Sat). Arrive at 9:30 a.m. to enjoy a free coffee beverage (included in ticket price). Tours begins promptly at 10 a.m.

Cost: Tickets are $10 or free for 17 and under. Pre-registration recommended; purchase online or call for assistance.

More Info: (719) 886-0088 or Email:


Rocky Mountain Music Alliance’s First Concert of the Season

Head up north to Monument to see Dr. Zahari Metchkov on piano, Geoffrey Herd on violin, Ekaterina Dobrotvorskaia on viola, Max Geissler on cello and Aaron Purdue on flute. Pieces will include a Piano Quartet by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, two Interludes, Jacques Ibert for piano, violin and flute and a Mendelssohn Piano Trio.

Location: The Church at Woodmoor 18125 Furrow Road, Monument, CO 80132

Date/Time: Sep 1, 2018 at 07:00 pm (Sat), A reception will follow the concert.

Cost: Online in advance: $12 plus processing fee, Door: $15, Students with ID and/or children 18 and under: Free

More Info: (719) 648-3844 Email:, Official Website


Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off

If you have never been to this event in downtown Colorado Springs, this is the time. The event is truly memorable even at 6 am! Who can argue with a free family event to celebrate the holiday weekend and forget about school? Weekend activities include, balloon glows, beer garden and VIP tent, live entertainment and concerts, food trucks, and a weekend full of lake activities at Prospect Lake. This is one of the largest balloon festivals in the nation!

Location: Memorial Park, Colorado Springs, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO

Date/Time: Sep 3, 2018 at 10:00 am – 05:00 pm (Mon)

Cost: Free

More Info: (719) 219-3333, Official Website


Labor Day Vintage Baseball

Think you know baseball? Think again, and come watch how baseball used to be played.The players will play by vintage rules where no one wears a mitt or glove (except the catcher) and the spectators are allowed to influence the umpire’s call in your team’s favor! Watch the Camp Creek Cloud Busters (the home team) and the 1882 Denver & Rio Grande Reds battle it out while enjoying some baseball cuisine: old fashioned root beer, hot dogs, popcorn and ice cream. Fun, family event!

Location: Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site 30th Street & Gateway Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Date/Time: Sep 3, 2018 at 10:00 am – 05:00 pm (Mon)

Cost: Free

More Info: (719) 578-6777, Official Website


Commonwheel Labor Day Art Festival

Musicians, food, and great artwork in Manitou Springs, how can you go wrong? After your 6 am appointment with the balloons, head over to Manitou Springs to attend the Commonwheel Art Festival. With over 100 juried artists and over 30% new artists this year, you will bound to find something new to capture your attention. Tons of kid friendly events and booths and the shady Memorial Park, make this a very enjoyable festival for everyone.

Location: Memorial Park, Manitou Springs, 502 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, CO 80829


  • Sep 1, 2018 at 10:00 am – 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Sep 2, 2018 at 10:00 am – 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Sep 3, 2018 at 10:00 am – 05:00 pm (Mon)

Cost: Free

More Info: (719) 577-7700, Email:, Official Website

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