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 to 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.
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 all over the city, or up close and personal at Memorial Park. Check the map in the Gazette, or on their website for the best spot to watch. There are even Hot Air Balloon rides available and SUP rental, 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
More Info: (719) 219-3333, Website
One of the city's favorite Labor Day Festival will be held for the 47th year. Artists include jewelry, fiber, glass, mixed media, sculpture, photography, and wood. Last year was held virtually, so this year is a chance to come back and interact directly with your favorite artists. Vendors also include food, drink, and children's activities
Location: Memorial Park 502 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
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
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.
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. Adults and families can choose from a 1, 8, or 12-mile route that ends at a local restaurant. Decorate your bike with glow sticks for the nighttime ride through town.
Location: Memorial Park 200 North Park St., Woodland Park, CO 80863
Cost: Children free, Adults $25-$45
(719) 689-3435, Official Website
From livestock to cotton candy to monster truck rallies and more, the Colorado State Fair has a little something for everyone.
Location: Colorado State Fairgrounds 1001 Beulah Ave. Pueblo, CO 81004
Cost: Varies depending on day and event. Special pricing and promotions on select days.