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Things to do for Labor Day in Colorado Springs 2022

August 22, 2022

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.

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 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 tons of NEW events for this weekend's celebration. There are even Hot Air Balloon rides available and SUP rentals, 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

Dates/Times:

  • Saturday Sep 3 2022: 7:00-8:30am Hot Air Balloon Launch, 7:00 pm Balloon Glow, 3:30pm, 6pm and 8:30pm concerts
  • Sunday Sep 4 2022: 7:00-8:30am Hot Air Balloon Launch, 7:00 pm Balloon Glow, 3:30pm, 6pm and 8:30pm concerts
  • Monday Sep 5, 2022 7:00-8:30am Hot Air Balloon Launch, 8:30 am concert

Events for 2022: 

  • VIP Lift Off Lounge
  • Balloons, Brews & Bites Happy Hour
  • Orangetheory 5K at LDLO
  • Krispy Kreme Donut Eating Contest
  • Walk Through Balloon Experience

Cost: Free

More Info: (719) 219-3333, Website

Commonwheel Labor Day Art Festival

One of the city's favorite Labor Day festivals will be held for the 48th year. Artists include jewelry, fiber, glass, mixed media, sculpture, photography, and wood. A celebration of original fine art and contemporary crafts, talented local musicians, and specialty food items. Vendors also include food, drink, and children's activities

Location: Memorial Park 502 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Date/Time:

  • Sat Sept 3- Mon Sept 5  - 10am - 5pm daily

Cost: Free

More Info: (719) 577-7700, Email: festival@commonwheel.com, Website

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

Date/Time:

  • Sat Sep 3, 2022 10:00 am (morning tour)

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 the ticket price). Tour begins promptly at 10 a.m.

Switchbacks FC vs Phoenix Rising: Cancer Awareness Night

Join us at Weidner Field on Saturday, September 3rd to take in a USL Championship match between Switchbacks FC and Phoenix Rising FC!

Location: Weidner Field, 111 W Cimarron St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Date/Time: Sep 3, 2022 at 06:00 pm

Cost: $23 - $220

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Colorado State Fair

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

Date/Time:

  • August 26th-September 5th

Events/Concerts

  • Jim Gaffigan
  • Walker Hayes
  • T.I.
  • Eddie Montgomery
  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • Lady A with special guest Pricilla Block

Cost: Varies depending on day and event. Special pricing and promotions on select days.

More Info: 719.561.84841.800.876.4567 Official Website

Rocky Mountain Vibes vs Northern Colorado Owlz: Broncos Night

Location: UCHealth Park, 4385 Tutt Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80922

Date/Time: Sep 3, 2022 at 06:30 pm

Cost: $2 - $22

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Cirque du Soleil's 'Ovo'

Location: The Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Dates/Times:

  • Sep 1, 2022 at 07:30 pm (Thu)
  • Sep 2, 2022 at 07:30 pm (Fri)
  • Sep 3, 2022 at 03:30 pm (Sat)
  • Sep 3, 2022 at 07:30 pm (Sat)
  • Sep 4, 2022 at 01:00 pm (Sun)
  • Sep 4, 2022 at 05:00 pm (Sun)

Cost: $29 - $169

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Yoga in the Park

Sneak out and attend a yoga class in the Garden of the Gods. This is an all-level vinyasa class including poses for everyone and options for deeper expression for your own body. Please BYOM (bring your own mat), water bottle, any other props that you enjoy using for practice, and a smile. Plan to meet at the Chuckwagon Pavilion in the Central Garden, off of Lot 2, ready to begin practice at 9 a.m.! We do have a limited number of mats that can be borrowed for the class.

Location: Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Date/Time: Sep 3, 2022 at 09:00 am - 10:00 am (Sat)

Cost: $10

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Maker's Market

Location: Red Leg Brewing Company, 2323 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Date/Time: Sep 4, 2022 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sun)

Cost: Free

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