So many fun and exciting things happening in the month of June! For starters, the first official day of summer is on the 21st! Plus we’ve dedicated a day to Dad and our besties. For more fun holidays, check out our list of important dates below. Of course follow our social media to see what fun events we will be holding at (INSERT PROPERTY NAME)! Everyone is invited! So if you’re just visiting (INSERT CITY NAME) for the day or here for orientation at (INSERT UNIVERSITY NAME), stop on by!
Ah, Memorial Day weekend. In Colorado Springs, this weekend means Territory Days. It means the Meadow Grass Festival. It means the beginning of summer.
This year celebrates the 44thyear of Territory Days occurring right down the street from West Edge!
Territory Days in Colorado Springs is held every Memorial Day weekend in historic Old Colorado City located on the west side of Colorado Springs.
Territory Days began in 1975 as the “Rampart Range Sertoma Territory Days Parade and Buffalo Barbecue”. In 1976 the name was changed to Territory Days to commemorate “Colorado City” (now known as Old Colorado City) as the first capitol of the Colorado Territory in 1861.
Territory Days began as a merchant organized barbecue and parade and has grown into a three-day street festival which now hosts 200 craft, food and drink booths throughout the streets. Between 80,000 and 140,000 guests, (depending on the weather), enjoy this event every Memorial weekend.
Throughout the day and evening, there are native dancers and costume folk who come out to share the history of Territory Days. The weekend offers greatlive performances on 3 different stages to celebrate the sound Colorado’s great history, an array of vibrant colors, smells, and lights!
Territory Days is held on May 25th-27thfrom 10:00- 6:00pm at the Old Colorado City Venue. Don’t miss out on the fun! See you there!
If you just want to get out and take a nice hike or check out some scenery here are some really popular places to check out year-round, but especially in the spring going into summer. If you have any cool places you’ve been to and want to share, shoot us an email and we can add it to next months blog!