As the hub of the city and a Colorado Certified Creative District, downtown is a popular place for special events, parades and a variety of activities.

Some large-scale events taking place in or near downtown are listed below. For a more comprehensive list of performances, events, and special activities check the listings and information on


Here are some upcoming events scheduled to take place downtown

Event or Activity Date Location
First Fridays Downtown Art Walk (5-8pm) monthly Galleries and retailers
Veteran's Day Parade 11/5 Tejon Street
Festival of Lights Parade 12/3 Tejon Street
Downtown Holiday Stroll 12/7 Downtown stores & restaurants

For additional information on all other events, contact the event organizer directly. 
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Looking to schedule an event downtown?

All large-scale events, such as those closing off streets or utilizing parks, must go through the City of Colorado Springs special event permitting process. Downtown Impact Fee information and application can be found here.