Culture in the Core of the City: Gallery Receptions. Art Openings. Performances. Food & Drink. First Friday of every month, from 5 to 8 p.m. throughout Downtown Colorado Springs.

June 3

FIRST FRIDAY - BY BIKE! Join UpaDowna’s outdoor adventure expert guides for a bike tour of downtown’s arts and cultural highlights on First Fridays. Tickets: $10, includes use of an UpaDowna bicycle and helmet (or bring your own). Space is limited, advance registration is required. All bike tours begin at 5:30 p.m. at McCabe's Tavern, 520 S. Tejon Street. Riders should plan to arrive by 5pm to allow time for preparation for a 5:30 tour departure. Register here.

TAKE A FIRST FRIDAY WALKING TOUR Gain new insight into downtown Colorado Springs’ arts scene, with a Curator/Artist-Led First Friday Downtown walking tour. The free one-hour tour will visit a selection of downtown galleries. In June, the tour will be led by Jon Khoury, Director, Cottonwood Center for the Arts. The tour begins with a short performance by Hear Here's 2016 National Adult Petry Slam Team, followed by a short Cottonwood tour and then proceed to The Machine Shop and Triple S Brewing. The tour will meet at 6pm in Cottonwood Center for the Arts (427 E. Colorado Avenue) and then continue to a selection of First Friday venues. Tours continue monthly, featuring a different local artist/curator tour guide each month.

NEW PUBLIC ARTWORK Enjoy several new art exhibits downtown during this month's First Friday.

HIGHLIGHTS THIS MONTH (scroll to page bottom to download a map)



PeakRadar Guide to Art Galleries of the Pikes Peak Region

First Friday Map of Venues 


All downtown street parking is free after 6pm, and many downtown parking garages offer parking for just $1 in the evening, and all day on weekends.