Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (July 15-July 16)


While the rain has been welcomed, hopefully it won’t put a damper on any of your plans this weekend. Colorado Springs and the surrounding area will have exciting happenings such as concerts and music fests, the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, and a local museum celebrating an anniversary! And don’t forget to wake up early for a special visit to the top of Pikes Peak!

Things to Do This Weekend

77th Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo – Sat July 15, 12:30pm, Norris Penrose Event Center

Admission: Vaires. The 77th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo will feature bronc riding, steer wrestling, team and tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding. Before the rodeo, stop by the Fan Zone for fun with rides, mutton bustin’, a climbing wall, and more. For more info, visit: Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo.

SHEL – Sat July 15, 8:00pm, Stargazers Theatre & Event Center​​

Admission: $15. Raised in Colorado, these four sisters bring together a unique blend of instruments and vocals that have gained an international following. Join them for a one-night only event at the Stargazers. For more info, visit: SHEL.

Cripple Creek Music Fest – Sat July 15, 12:00pm, Cripple Creek​ 200 Bennett Avenue​

Admission: Free. Head to Cripple Creek to enjoy live music, food and beer out on the streets. The music fest will feature the Christopher Shayne Band, Molly Hatchet, and headliner Joe Nichols! For more info, visit: Visit Cripple Creek.

Pikes Peak Sunrise Special​ – Sun July 16, 4:15am, Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain​​

Admission: $15/person 16+, $5/child 6-15. See a sight that you normally don’t get to see – the sunrise from the top of America’s Mountain. Make sure to take your camera! For more info, visit: Colorado Springs website.

Western Museum of Mining and Industry Anniversary Weekend​ – Sat July 15, 10:00am – 4:00 pm and Sun July 16, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Western Museum of Mining and Industry​​

Admission: $5/person. Opening in 1982, the Western Museum of Mining and Industry is celebrating their 35th anniversary this weekend! Stop by this weekend to see 19th and 20th Century steam engines come to life, the artistry of blacksmithing in our blacksmith shop, the operation of the museum’s unique ten-stamp ore mill, watch the Gold Canyon Gunfighters in a wild west show, and more! Stay the day with vendors and food trucks. For more info, visit: WMMI.

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