Been To Victor Lately? Victor Events, Spring 2012

Photo by Beth Dodd

March 14 – A Touch of Victor at Dirty Sally’s: Dirty Sally’s on Victor Avenue will host A Touch of Victor from 6-8 p.m.  Meet owners Lori & Bill Phelan and sample the great food! A Touch of Victor is a monthly business open house. Visit to see what’s happening in April, May, and June.
March 17 & 31, April 14 & 28, May 12 &26 – Victor Elks Club Bingo: Every other Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the Elks Club at the corner of 3rd and Diamond. Open to the public, children welcome. Reusable cards $1. The 50/50 game is $1 per card or 6 for $5. Raffles. Door Prizes.
April 6 – Celebration of Lowell Thomas’ 120th Birthday: The Victor Lowell Thomas Museum will host Lowell Thomas’ 120th Birthday Celebration on Friday, April 6, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the famous newsmans’ childhood home at 225 S. 6th Street, opened just for this occassion. $25 per person. Reservations recommended at For more info call 719-689-2675 or

April 15, May 20, June 4 – Stargazing at the Stratton Outdoor Amphitheater: Free.  8:30 p.m. Bring a telescope if you have one, binoculars, flashlights, a blanket and warm clothes. Park at the Victor Heli Pad and walk up. Sponsored by the Southern Teller County Focus Group. Reservations not required. For more information call 719-689-2675 or
May 26 – Victor’s Gold Camp Agriculture & Mining Museum Opening Weekend, Corner of 2nd and Victor Ave. Look for the car in the window!
May 26 – Victor Lowell Thomas Museum Opening Weekend: Exhibits on gold camp history and the life of Lowell Thomas. 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 kids 12 & under. Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and weekends through Columbus Day. Gold panning avail starting Memorial Day Weekend. (719) 689-5509.
May 26 – The 8th Annual Historic Mine Tour: Meet at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum by 9 a.m. to tour the historic Anchoria Leland Mine. $10 per person. Make your reservations online at Car pooling may be required. Come prepared for walking on all grades in mountain spring weather. For more info contact or Ruth Zalewski at 719-689-2675.
May 26 – Victor Citywide Garage Sale – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Garage sales will be set up all over town, offering a wide variety of goods for sale. Pick up maps around town. For info call Betty at 689-3300.
May 27 thru Sept 3 – Gold Mine Tours: The CC&V Gold Mine offers 2 hour tours starting from the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum at 3rd & Victor. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. $7.50 per person. No kids under 5. No tours on Thursdays. Online reservations recommended at Contact (719)689-4211, or (719)689-5509 in the summer.
June 2 – Victor Clean-up Day: City sponsored dumpster at the heliport. For the use of Victor residents only. 7 a.m. until full.
June 16 -Gold Camp Fishing Club Kid’s Fishing Contest: The day before Father’s Day at Bison Reservoir. FREE and open to public. Ages 0-18 welcome. Registration 8:00 a.m. Contest from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Lunch at noon. Please bring a dish to share. The mountains can still be cool at this time so dress for the weather.

Victor Downhill Gravity Race Coming on July 7! – Looking for a homegrown adventure? Enter the Victor Gravity Race! Your vehicle must be gravity powered and include steering, braking, and driver safety measures. Racers will be judged on showmanship, creativity, and speed. Contact Doug Schroer of Fortune Club Liquors in Victor at or (719) 689-5701 to enter.