For a brief period of time, five days to be precise, Colorado City was tapped by the Colorado territorial legislature to serve as the capital of the new territory. However, when the legislators arrived, they found the area to be completely lacking in suitable amenities. As such, they voted to move the nexus of Colorado government to Denver and pulled up stakes within less than a week. While brief, Colorado City’s tenure as provincial capital is celebrated every year with three days of revelry known as Territory Days, and you and your family are invited to come enjoy the fun.
Three Days of Fun and Revelry: May 24th-26th, 2014
Staged amidst the frontier charm of Colorado Spring’s national historic district, Territory Days began in 1975 with a parade and buffalo barbeque, but has since expanded to include more than two-hundred craft, commercial, and food booths that draw an estimated 80,000 to 140,000 visitors annually. What do you get when you add great food, good times, and roughly 100,000 people? You get a rollicking good time is what you get.
This year’s attractions include the state’s largest craft vendor fair, pony rides, petting zoo, kid’s play area, and mechanical bull rides. Amble down the street and check out Wild West re-enactors staging gun fights in the street, or talk to period costumed characters about gold panning, blacksmithing, and Cowboy church services. Watch Native American dancers performing tribal rituals at the Clock Tower Stage while availing yourself of one of the two beer gardens and live music that is ongoing throughout the day.
Memorial Day Observances
While Memorial Day is the traditional launching pad to summer, it also marks the day when we honor the brave heroes in uniform who paid the ultimate price to keep our freedoms secured. As such, we invite all attendees to join together at Bancroft Park on Monday, May 26, 2014 at 3 P.M. for a “National Moment of Remembrance” observation. Take a moment out of your day to pay respects to those who lost their lives in defense of the freedoms we all enjoy today.
Star-Studded Musical Line-Up
The event’s promoters, The Old Colorado City Associates and Cumulus Media & Pro Promotions, did not “phone it in” when it came to finding great musical talent to entertain festival visitors. Each day from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M., BRULE hits the 25th Street Stage for all day shows at the top of each hour. On Sunday, May 25th, attendees will want to make their way to Bancroft Park at 5:30 P.M. to catch the great sounds of Dylan Scott, while the following night, event headliner, Natalie Stoval & the Drive will light up the stage at Bancroft Park beginning at 5 P.M. on Memorial Day.
Come Out and Enjoy the Fun!
For a day of great family fun, tasty beers, superior food, and eclectic entertainment, Colorado City’s 39th Annual Territory Days is a must attend event that you and your family will remember forever. Come on out and enjoy the fun this Memorial Day weekend.
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