October 1, 2021
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 5-9 p.m. at dozens of galleries, retailers and nonprofits throughout Downtown Colorado Springs.
Galleries offer in-person First Friday experiences compliant with current public health guidelines. Scroll down for a comprehensive of participating venues, updated monthly.
October 2, 2021
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a private tour for 10 or more. Student and corporate tours also available.
Tours frequently sell out in advance. Click individual dates below to purchase tickets.
Morning and afternoon tours available! Tours are held the first Saturday of each month, and depart at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. from various Downtown coffee shops (check individual dates for location details). Participants are encouraged to arrive 30 min. early to enjoy a free beverage of their choice (included in ticket price).
Downtown Walking Tours are conducted in compliance with all current public health orders. Safety precautions include:
– Tour groups of no more than 20
– Tour participants encouraged to maintain physical distancing of 6′ or more
– We encourage participants to enjoy their pre-tour beverages outdoors or get the to-go
Tickets are non-refundable. Given 24 hours cancellation notice (call 886-0088 or email email@example.com), tickets may be transferred to a later tour date.
Hear spooky stories from Colorado Springs’ early days in this interactive tour featuring local storytellers from the Pikes Peak Writers Guild. Some stories are real; some are fake – can you tell which is which? Hear the untold stories of local historic buildings and get to know the Ghosts of Downtown.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a VERY popular tour! Multiple dates are available, but don’t wait to register.
In honor of Colorado Springs’ sesquicentennial anniversary, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum unveils a new walking tour, COS@150. This robust exploration of our community’s history and culture is drawn from the museum’s newest exhibit, which features 150 objects, illuminating 150 stories, commemorating 150 years. Join Museum staff to explore how objects tell stories about people and place.
Please note: This tour will take place on the second Saturday of the month to avoid conflicting with the Veteran’s Day Parade.
What’s that crane in the sky? What new business is coming to your favorite block? Where did that piece of public art go? Get the answers with What’s Up Downtown, an interactive experience of all the exciting changes coming to the heart of the city in 2022.
Downtown Walking Tours are sponsored by Maggie Turner, Realtor with Springs Homes.
History tours are conducted in partnership with the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.
Downtown Partnership would also like to thank Pikes Peak Writers Guild, The Perk Downtown, the Wild Goose Meeting House, Loyal Coffee and Story Coffee for their ongoing support.