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.
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 with over 70 balloons.
Location: Memorial Park, Colorado Springs, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO
- Aug 31, 2019 at 06:00 am – 10:00 pm (Sat)
- Sep 1, 2019 at 06:00 am – 10:00 pm (Sun)
- Sep 2, 2019 at 06:00 am – 10:00 pm (Mon)
More Info: (719) 219-3333, 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 2, 2019 at 10:00 am – 05:00 pm (Mon) – 1st pitch at 1pm
- Adults (18-54): $8
- Seniors (55+): $5
- Students (Ages 6-17): $4
- Children 5 and under are Free
More Info: (719) 578-6777, 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
- Aug 31, 2019 at 10:00 am – 05:00 pm (Sat)
- Sep 1, 2019 at 10:00 am – 05:00 pm (Sun)
- Sep 2, 2019 at 10:00 am – 05:00 pm (Mon)
Elephant Rock Open Space Hike
Did you know that northern El Paso County is getting a new Open Space? Although not yet open to the public, join El Paso County Parks and the Trails and Open Space Coalition for a guided hike through Elephant Rock Open Space.
This is an easy hike through brush to learn about the new park as well as the history of the area. Dress appropriately and bring water.
Location: Elephant Rock Open Space, 199 County Line Road, Palmer Lake, CO 80133
- Aug 30, 2019 at 09:00 am – 11:00 am (Fri)
Cost: $3 per person. Pre-registration required by phone or online.
Switchbacks FC v. Phoenix Rising FC
Free Underwear Night? Now, how can you turn that down? Sheath is sponsoring free underwear night as the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC play the Phoenix Rising FC. We are not really sure of the details of the promotion, but it definitely seems worth checking out.
Location: Weidner Field, 6303 Barnes Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80922
- Aug 31, 2019 at 05:00 pm (Sat)
Masquerade Murder Mystery
After you purchase your ticket, you will be assigned a character and that is where the fun begins. Grab your friends and a free pint and get ready for a fun night of Murder Mystery. You must be 21 and older and ready to get in character for the evening.
Location: Red Leg Brewing Company, 4630 Forge Road, Suite B, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
- Aug 31, 2019 at 05:00 pm – 09:00 pm (Sat)
Cost: $25 Tickets are not available at the door and ticket sales end August 30th.