Popsicle Promenade

On September’s First Friday Downtown, Sept. 6, treat yourself to a progressive summer dessert tasting and art walk at a dozen-plus Downtown venues. Present your Popsicle Passport at participating restaurants and galleries to receive summer-themed gourmet treats and chances to win.

Purchase your $10 eticket here, then redeem at any participating Popsicle Promenade location to receive your Popsicle Passport. Get your passport stamped between 5 and 8 p.m. and be entered for a chance to win a $100 Downtown Gift Card, good at more than 100 Downtown businesses. 8 stamps = 1 entry, ALL stamps = two entries!

Tickets only $10 — reserve yours now, as this event is expected to sell out! Pre-registration required for all participants. Event is family-friendly; some treats only for ages 21-plus.

*** Be sure to tag us on social media using #Downtown_CS and #PopsiclePromenade2019 ***


Public parking is cheap and plentiful Downtown. See options at downtowncs.com/parking.

The following Popsicle Promenade participating venues also have free parking:*

  • The Next Us
  • Cottonwood Center for the Arts
  • Anita Marie Fine Art
  • The Independence Center

*Space is limited; subject to availability.


All stops are listed from north to south.

The Next Us (525 N. Cascade Ave.) offering Green Mojito and Energizer juice shots from Ola Juice Bar and featuring necklace and bracelet beading, live painting, and “Art in Motion” bio feedback scans.

IV by Brother Luck (321 N. Tejon St.) offering a sangria shot for grownups; and for artists of all ages, offering paper chef hats to be colored and decorated.

Pikes Peak Lemonade (224 N. Tejon St.) offering mini popsicles in strawberry mango (dairy-free) and raspberry cream flavors and featuring a hand-lettered background for creative selfies (don’t forget the hashtags #Downtown_CS and #PopsiclePromenade2019 )!

Eclectic CO (214 ½ N. Tejon St.) offering small-batch Orange Dream Mallows made with fresh orange and vanilla bean (a play on the Dreamsicle) from BonBon Bombardier and featuring a “create your own earring” bar with ice cream-colored earrings. Choose from a variety of handmade clay components in ice cream swirl-inspired colors and put together a unique pair of statement earrings, assembled on-site. Earrings are priced based on the number of components: “simple” for $15, “fancy pants” for $25, and “put gravy on it” for $30.

Honey Tea & Me (22 E. Bijou St.) offering ice cream topped with local wildflower honey and featuring handmade goods by local beekeepers and craftspeople.

Colorado Photography School (14 E. Bijou St.) offering bite-size marzipan fruit treats and featuring original works of landscape and street photography from local student artists, in addition to photographs by owner Simon Andrews. Class information will also be available.

Cacao Chemistry (109 N. Tejon St.) offering chocolate milk made with artisan cocoa syrup and featuring guided chocolate tastings with proprietor Travis Ashing. Featured artist Laurel Bahe will also be on-hand to talk about her whimsical bird paintings hanging on the walls of the shop.

Pikes Peak Community College Downtown Studio Campus (100 W. Pikes Peak Ave.) offering lavender cheesecake bites with blackberry coulis and hibiscus, honey and ginger spritzers and featuring the annual Art Faculty exhibit, featuring the diverse talents of PPCC’s studio art educators. On display will be ceramics, watercolors and oil paintings, with live music and fun for all ages.

REN Creativ (25 S. Sierra Madre St.) offering sweet treats from Streetcar520, sips from local distillers, and featuring live screen-printing demos with Wild West Press Co. Bring your own canvas tote bag or purchase a blank tote onsite to make your own take-home print! Additional dining options will be available for purchase from Slow Downz Texas Creole food truck.

Cottonwood Center for the Arts (427 E. Colorado Ave.) offering chocolate-covered frozen fruit kebabs and featuring the work of photographer and mixed media artist Kevin Thayer. Additionally, Rocky Mountain Food Report will be hosting tastings from local distillers, brewers, restaurants and food vendors in the gallery.

Anita Marie Fine Art (109 S. Corona St.) offering white sangria popsicles and featuring new oil paintings by award-winning master artists-in-residence Richard Dahlquist and Chuck Mardosz in addition to select works by students.

Bar-K (124 E. Costilla St.) offering loaded Bloody Mary pickle shots from Amory’s Bloody Love and  featuring live painting on-site by artist Dawn Eeh with live music by Alpha the Musical and DJs until 2 a.m.

The Independence Center (729 S. Tejon St.) offering fruit skewers and chocolate-covered strawberries from Mission Catering and featuring the chance to participate in or watch the IC’s fully accessible Open Mic Night, where anyone can sign up to perform stand-up comedy, share a story, read poetry, do karaoke or sing a song with or without the assistance of a free interpreter.


Children wishing to receive a treat at each participating location must have their own ticket. Children sharing treats with a parent or chaperone do not need a ticket of their own.


Email claire@downtowncs.com or call 886-0088.

Proceeds from the 2019 Popsicle Promenade benefit Art on the Streets and other cultural programs brought to you by Downtown Ventures, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

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