On February’s First Friday Downtown, treat yourself to a progressive dessert tasting and art walk at more than a dozen Downtown venues. Present your Chocolate Passport at participating galleries and venues to receive gourmet treats, free art experiences and chances to win one of two $50 Downtown Gift Cards.
Purchase your $10 TICKET here, then redeem at any participating Haute Chocolate Hop location to receive your Chocolate Passport. Get your passport stamped between 5 and 8 p.m. and be entered for a chance to win one of two $50 Downtown Gift Cards, good at more than 100 Downtown businesses. 8 stamps = 1 entry, ALL stamps = two entries!
The Haute Chocolate Hop takes place rain, snow or shine. Use your best judgment to assess whether you feel comfortable driving Downtown in adverse conditions. Affordable, safe and snow-free parking is available in municipal garages — more info on parking here.
We are unable to issue refunds for this event. If you can’t use your tickets, you may give them to a friend. Otherwise, the cost of unused tickets will be applied as a donation to Downtown Ventures.
Proceeds from the 2020 Haute Chocolate Hop benefit Art on the Streets and other cultural programs brought to you by Downtown Ventures, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
THE 2020 haute chocolate hop FEATURES:
Rico’s Café and Wine Bar (322 N. Tejon St.), offering delicious Lake Champlain Chocolate squares along with a two-for-one Rico’s gift card for coffee, tea, beer or wine
Pikes Peak Lemonade Co. (224 N. Tejon St.), offering a free trip to their signature cocoa bar featuring gourmet almond milk hot chocolate, marshmallows and whipped cream
Escape Velocity (19 E. Bijou St.), offering Red Velvet Oreo Cake Bites
Honey Tea & Me (22 E. Bijou St.) offering a sampler of dessert teas and mini-scones with chocolate honey drizzle
Gallery 113 (125 ½ N. Tejon St.) offering iced Black Russian chocolate punch (nonalcoholic)
Cacao Chemistry (109 N. Tejon St.), offering samples of their award-winning handcrafted chocolate confections including toffee and a nut-free chocolate bark
The Galleries Under the Bridge (218 W. Colorado Ave.), including Jana L. Bussanich Art & Instruction, the Bridge Gallery and Alvarez Gallery & Art School, offering a variety of treats including handmade chocolate toffee and fudge with chocolate-dipped crystallized ginger and other delicious goodies along with coffee from Purple Mountain Coffee Company
Anita Marie Fine Art (109 S. Corona St.), offering chocolate amaretto pudding cups
UCCS Downtown (102 S. Tejon St., Ste.105-A), offering a white chocolate mousse parfait with strawberry coulis and an all-ages facilitated discussion with the UCCS Philosophy Department addressing technology and its impacts on society
Closed due to weather. Visit next First Friday, March 6 and show your receipt to receive your treat!
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College (30 W. Dale St.), offering a Valrhona caramelized truffle with a praline baseClosed due to weather. Visit next First Friday, March 6 and show your receipt to receive your treat!
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