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 at home online this year, put away your seersucker and take some time to enjoy our beautiful Colorado Springs weather and take in some local holiday celebrations.
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, and this year you can watch from your home or vehicle at launch or glow sites. Check the map in the Gazette, or on their website for the best spot to watch. There are even Hot Air Balloon rides available, but be sure to make a reservation. This is one of the largest balloon festivals in the nation with over 70 balloons.
Location: Memorial Park, Colorado Springs, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO
- Sep 5 2020: 7:00-8:30am Hot Air Balloon Launch, 7:00 pm Pop-up Balloon Glows (Sat)
- Sep 6, 2020 7:00-8:30am Hot Air Balloon Launch (Sun)
More Info: (719) 219-3333, Website
Commonwheel Labor Day Virtual Art Festival
One of the city’s favorite Labor Day Festival will be held virtually this year and that just means you can shop 24 hrs a day!! On their website, the virtual artists’ booths will link to artists’ websites where you can buy directly from them. Purchases will be conveniently shipped to your door. During these few days, there is also an opportunity to interact with artists via live video.
Location: Virtual with the artists
- Sep 5 – Sep 13, 2020
Downtown Walking Tour: Art on the Streets
On the first Saturday of each month, stroll through downtown Colorado Springs and sample the currently installed pieces and get firsthand insight into the artists who created them.
Catch a public tour for $10 on the first Saturday of each month, or call (719) 886-0088 to reserve a private tour for 10 or more. Student and corporate tours are also available!
Location: The Wild Goose Meeting House 401 N Tejon, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
- Sat Sep 5, 2020 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Cost: $10 per person.
More Info: Participants are encouraged to arrive at 9:30 a.m. to enjoy a free coffee beverage of their choice (included in ticket price). Tours begins promptly at 10 a.m.
Bike the Night
This event starts with a 2 – 5 year old children bike ride in Memorial Park in Woodland Park. The bigger kids and family ride will follow and there will be trophies, medals and a pizza party to follow.
Location: Memorial Park 200 North Park St., Woodland Park, CO 80863
- Sep 5, 2020 at 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Sat)
Cost: Children $5, Adults $20
(719) 689-3435, Official Website
Fun with Science
The Dinosaur Resource Center is having a Fun with Science day. There will be fun activities and science tables for you to explore.
Location: Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, CO 80863
- Sep 5, 2020 at 10:00 am – 03:00 pm (Sat)
Cost:Seniors (65+): $10.50, Adults: $11.50, Children 5 – 12: $7.50, Children 4 and under: Free
More Info: (719) 686-1820 Official Website