Culture in the Core of the City: Gallery Receptions. Art Openings. Performances. Food & Drink. First Friday of every month, from 5 to 8 p.m. throughout Downtown Colorado Springs.

August 5

DOWNTOWN OLYMPIC CELEBRATION Celebrate the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games on Friday, August 5 from 5-10 p.m. in Downtown Colorado Springs.  This celebration is a city-wide event that is free and open to the public.  Visit Tejon Street for live entertainment, interactive activities for kids and families, and food. The theme is "Brazilian Carnival," so appropriate dress is encouraged -- or support Team USA by wearing red, white and blue.

TAKE A FIRST FRIDAY WALKING TOUR Gain new insight into downtown Colorado Springs’ arts scene, with a Curator/Artist-Led First Friday Downtown walking tour. The free one-hour tour will visit a selection of downtown galleries. In August, the tour will be led by Eric Fetsch and Jack Mallock of Boulder Street Gallery. The tour will meet at 6 p.m. at Boulder Street Gallery (206 N. Tejon St.) and then continue to a selection of First Friday venues. Tours continue monthly, featuring a different local artist/curator tour guide each month.

ARTS HIGHLIGHTS THIS MONTH Click images to view details. Scroll to the bottom of the page to download a map!



PeakRadar Guide to Art Galleries of the Pikes Peak Region

First Friday Map of Venues 


All downtown street parking is free after 6pm, and many downtown parking garages offer parking for just $1 in the evening, and all day on weekends.