This Memorial Day weekend marks the 44th Annual Territory Days in Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs, making it the ideal time to visit and discover the excitement and history of this Wild West town. A three-day long street festival with hundreds of vendors, live music, and family-friendly activities, Territory Days brings upwards of 100,000 visitors to Colorado Springs each year.
Originally called El Dorado, Old Colorado City was always a booming marketplace and the central hub for gold miners and railroad workers back in the 1800s. In 1975, the first Territory Days was held in celebration of Colorado City as the first capital of the Colorado Territory. Since then, it has grown to become the historic center of Colorado Springs and home to over 100 small town galleries, boutiques, museums, and restaurants. And today, Territory Days has transformed into a homegrown street festival that locals and visitors enjoy every year.
From Small Town to Big Time
Many of the booths at Territory Days focus around the craft vendors of the area who sell handmade, specialty items, like Aztec Indian Jewelry, Forest Green Pottery, and Wild West Woods. There will also be plenty of food and drink vendors ranging from Nana’s Famous BBQ & Grill to free tastings of MM Distillery’s Outlaw Whiskey. Plus, a long list of daily entertainment, including live folk, rock, and Motown music and unique activities like a look at the life of Plains Indians with a live tepee demonstration led by Clint Chartier.
- Event Dates: May 25-27, 2019
- Time: Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Monday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Location: Colorado Avenue in Old Colorado City
- Cost: FREE
Luxury in the Wild West
Balance your Wild West experience with a bit of luxury at the Garden of the Gods Collection, Colorado Springs’ premier country club and golf resort. With incredible views of Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods National Landmark, you can channel the peacefulness and tranquility of this rugged territory.