Almanac Week of 08.27.2019

Tuesday, Aug. 27

Summer Concert Series. The Pikes Peak Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Summer Concert Series, featuring a variety of music on Tuesday evenings throughout August at the Gazebo Lake Park in Green Mountain Falls. The concerts will last for an hour from 6 to 7 p.m.  The lineup for shows includes gypsy jazz, bluegrass, classical and a musical jam. For more information, check the chamber’s website


The Green Mountain Falls Planning Commission will meet on Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the GMF Town Hall.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

The Ute Pass-Woodland Park Kiwanis Club will meet on Wednesdays at 6:45 a.m. in the Crystola Roadhouse in Crystola.




Friday, Aug. 30


Woodland Park Farmer’s Market. Woodland Park’s Award Winning Outdoor Summer Market for 2019 season will be held on Henrietta Ave located one block North of Highway 24 in Woodland Park every Friday during the summer and early fall Our Market features vegetables, breads, pies, pastries, jams, honey & pickles, salsas, pastas, birdseeds, birdhouses & toys, pet treats & miscellaneous items, natural meats, eggs, cheeses,  flowers and plants, a variety of hot foods & drinks and seasonal specials. It will be held Fridays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 719-648-7286 for more information.


The Andrew Brothers. The Butte Theater in Cripple Creek will host The Andrew Brothers. This is a musical featuring the music of the Andrews Sisters and Brothers. This show, written and created by Roger Bean, is part of the series of 2019 performances done by the Mountain Rep Theatre. It will play at the Butte from Aug 30 to Sept. 15. For more information, visit



Commonwheel Co-op’s Labor Day Art and Craft Festival. Scheduled from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Manitou Springs. Enjoy arts, crafts, food and entertainment. Featuring local artists Located at Memorial Park in historic Manitou Springs. For more information, contact 719-685-1008.




Saturday, Aug. 31

Victor Celebrates the Arts. This 20th annual family friendly event, “Victor Celebrates The Arts,” is a special treat for history buffs, art lovers, tourists and gamblers, providing a perfect chance to enjoy one of Colorado’s authentic, historic gold mining towns on the sunny side of Pikes Peak. It is scheduled from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2. Prior to the event, watch artists painting on Victor streets.  The En Plein Air Paintings are on display in the Elks Lodge in Victor. These works feature Victor’s 1890s architecture and the region’s natural mountain beauty. The event also features other festivities, such as a Quick Draw in Wallace Park and a Brush Rush.  For more information, call 719-689-5836

Final day for historic tours. Ute Pass Historical Society offers FREE guided tours of History Park and the Walking Tour of downtown Woodland Park every Saturday this summer, continuing through August 31. The 90-minute Walking Tour of Downtown Woodland Park begins at 9:30 a.m., so please arrive at the UPHS Museum Center by 9:20 a.m. The Museum Center is located at 231 E. Henrietta Avenue, next to the Woodland Park Public Library. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water and a light sweater. After the downtown walking tour, walk through the bygone days with Ute Pass Historical Society. The tour of the five buildings comprising History Park is at 11 a.m. Exhibits and contents have recently been refashioned. While at History Park, visit the Old Curiosity Gift Shop, which offers an extensive selection of books and unique gift items. The Gift Shop is located in the Museum Center and is open year-round, Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call UPHS at 719.686.7512 or check out the Website at

Fossil Beds Activities.  The Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in Florissant is open year-round. The Monument is now open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There also are a number of special programs, guided hikes and special events. For more information, call 748-3253.



Mueller Hikes and Activities. The smell of a campfire and the echoing song of a hermit thrush await visitors at Mueller State Park in the summer. Naturalists and volunteers at Mueller love to share the wonder and science of all the living things at the park.  Programs highlight local wildlife, favorite flowers, unique features and local history at the park. We are very grateful to all our partners who help provide a great, fun and safe family event. We also have regular guided hikes, mostly on the weekends. Check our or call ahead for conditions (719) 687-2366.





Victor Pack Burro Race. Experience a day of fast, furious, and furry racing that must be seen to be believed. Load up the kids of all ages and come to historic Victor Saturday, Sept. 7 for a day of four-footed races packed with old-time fun. The annual Victor Pack Burro Race will kick off at noon in downtown with racers from across the region competing for cash prizes. For more information, call 719-689-5509



Cruise Above the Clouds. This is the 28th annual Cruise Above the Clouds presented by Phil Long Family of Dealerships on Sept. 7-8. Hundreds of custom and classic vehicles descend on Memorial Park in Woodland Park for a fun filled day of automotive excellence, great food and old time rock and roll on Sept. 7. Then, in the afternoon, the Cruise heads to Cripple Creek for more fun. For 27 years, this event has provided financial support to Teller County Non-Profits. For more information visit, or call 719-394-3678.
Make a Joyful Noise. On Sunday, September 8 at  p.m., First Christian Church at 16 E. Platte Avenue in Colorado Springs, is presenting “Make a Joyful Noise!”, featuring Steve Kindermann, trumpet and Andrew Friedrichs, trombone, with Carol Wilson, organ and piano. They will perform music by Gottfried Stölzel, Johann Neruda, Alexandre Guilmant, Hector Berlioz, Astor Piazzola, and arrangements by Andrew Friedrichs.  A free will offering will be taken. For more information, call 719-633-8888.


9-11 Ceremony.  The annual 9-11 ceremony will occur again at Lions Park in Woodland Park. Although the planning of the event is not quite complete, the ceremony will feature first responders, veterans, elected officials and the WP