Thousands of special events and activities take place Downtown every year, most produced by a wide variety of civic and cultural organizations. Downtown Partnership, through its charitable arm Downtown Ventures, produces several of its own programs specifically designed to lure more people Downtown for arts, culture, learning and exploring.

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Summer Sidewalk Sale & Stroll

Summer Sidewalk Sale & Stroll

July 20, 2018

July 20-22, 2018 Check out great bargains and clearance prices on clothing, accessories, home décor and much more during the annual Sidewalk Sale. Stroll among the shops, then stop for …

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First Friday Downtown

August 3, 2018

Free and open to the public, First Friday Downtown features new art, live music, and special events on the first Friday of every month from 5-8 p.m. at dozens of …

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Downtown Walking Tours

August 4, 2018

Hour-long guided tours introduce the historic landmarks, contemporary artwork, and cultural highlights of Downtown. Catch a public tour for $10 on the first Saturday of each month, or call 719-886-0088 …

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Downtown Partnership Annual Breakfast

September 28, 2018

Downtown Partnership Annual Breakfast Our signature corporate event is a who’s who of regional business and elected leaders who are invested in Downtown Colorado Springs and its future. The program …

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Drag Night

Come join for a sickening night of DRAG at the best, trendiest art gallery in the springs!
You don’t wanna miss this so come have a great time and bring some dollas to give these Kings and Queens the true royal treatment! (Tipping encouraged, not required, so just come have fun!)

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The Springs Beer Fest

Come enjoy great craft beer, music, and food in Colorado Springs! The 12th Annual Springs Beer Fest is on July 21 at America The Beautiful Park. This event features unlimited samples of beer from over 50 craft breweries, live music and vendors. Tickets include souvenir taster mug and bottomless beer samplings. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Eventbrite or at Colorado Springs Old Chicago Restaurants, Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery or Bristol Brewery on select ticket sales nights.

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ROAR in the City: Really Outrageous Adventure Race

Explore Downtown Colorado Springs like never before! Grab your team, roll up your sleeves and get ready to put your brawn and brain to the test! Numerous physical and mental activities wait for you along the course. Check in at "Basecamp" to get your clues to the race course. Then, head out by foot or by bike into the great unknown to attack your first activity! Gather clues to complete the course, and participate in the photo scavenger hunt to win prizes! Teams compete for 1st through 3rd based on completion of activities, time completed and bonus points. Happening in 2018:
  • 2018 THEME: "Super HeROARs" (Name your team appropriately and dress up if you want!)
  • New activity locations
  • Lake Activities
  • All maps & clues given to you at start of race
  • NEW Start location (check in time is 6-8:30 a.m.)
  • NEW Finish line/After party location
For the 2nd year, UpaDowna is partnering with the Rocky Mountain State Games to include ROAR Urban Adventure Race as one of the 40+ sports in the 2018 RMSG. More than 10,000 athletes of all ages and skill levels are expected to participate in competition primarily taking place July 20-22 & 27-29. To learn more, visit

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Lunch Beat: GOCA Downtown

Lunch Beat provides water, a 1-hour DJ set and a takeaway healthy lunch. You show up and dance. You’ll leave feeling happier, smarter, and like you just had your best lunch ever. Come dance Colorado Springs.

The UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA) launched Colorado's first Lunch Beat in December, 2010. GOCA continues to provide the Pikes Peak region with unique experiences that builds community through art.

Lunch Beat was founded by Molly Ränge in June 2010, and the first event was arranged in the Fabel garage under Hötorget in the city of Stockholm, Sweden. 14 people attended the event. Now it's an international phenomenon, with a basic concept. The rules are simple:

  • 1st rule: If it's your first lunch at Lunch Beat, you have to dance.
  • 2nd rule: If it's your second, third or fourth time lunch at Lunch Beat, you have to dance.
  • 3rd rule: If you are getting too tired to actually dance at Lunch Beat, please have your lunch at some other place.
  • 4th rule: You don't talk about your job at Lunch Beat.
  • 5th rule: At Lunch Beat everyone present is your dance partner.
  • 6th rule: Any Lunch Beat are to be no longer than 60 minutes long and set during "lunch time."
  • 7th rule: Lunch Beat always serve their guest with a 1-hour DJ set and 1 take away meal.
  • 8th rule: Water is always served during a Lunch Beat for free.
  • 9th rule: Lunch Beat is a preferably drug free environment.
  • 10th rule: Lunch Beat can be set up anywhere by anyone as long as they are announced as public events, are nonprofit arrangements and are directed by this manifesto.

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