Gold Rush Days Festival Right Around the Corner

Join us in celebrating 129 years of mining heritage at Victor Gold Rush Days July 14-16 2023, in historic Victor, Colorado – the City of Gold Mines.

Victor is located at nearly 10,000 feet elevation on the southwest side of Pikes Peak in the Cripple Creek and Victor Mining District.  We are located one hour west of Colorado Springs on Highway 67 and only five miles south of Cripple Creek on the Gold Belt National Scenic Byway.

Festivities will begin Thursday, July 13 with a district talent show at 7 pm.  Throughout the entire three days, activities will include gold panning, Salida circus workshops, bouncy house area, chainsaw wood carving demos and a variety of food and merchandise vendors.

In addition to above activities, Friday night the Victor Elks Lodge #367 will host a chili supper and music will begin in the plaza with Joey Tenuto at 5:30.  Dancing on the Sun will rock the plaza from 7-10pm during the “Gold Rush Elk Prance.”

Additional Saturday events kick off with the Victor Volunteer Fire Department pancake breakfast, followed by mining demonstrations, Spirits of Sunnyside Cemetery Walking Tour*(10am) Gold Camp Adventure Tour* (1pm), The Stranger Side of Victor Walking Tour*(3:30 pm) the highest altitude known antique tractor pull featuring the Rocky Mountain Tractor Pullers,  Colorado Vintage Base Ball Association tournament in the historic Gold Bowl,  Victor Heritage Society’s Historic Building Tour, Victor Ag and Mining Museum’s chuckwagon lunch, blacksmith demonstrations, old fashioned kids’ games, a petting zoo with a variety of animals, and a beer garden and music on the stage in Victor’s Pinnacle Plaza. On stage performances include  Sisters of the Moon, Silver Moon Riders, Brian Grace, and the Bushcocks Band.  We welcome world touring Tejon Street Corner Thieves back to Victor to perform from 8:00-10 pm.  For the first time ever there will be live music on the corner of 4th and Victor Ave.

Sunday’s festivities include a VFD pancake breakfast, tractor pull, annual Gold Rush Day parade at noon, a vintage baseball finale game, chuckwagon lunch, beer garden, and music.  Other on-stage performances include Levi Richardson, Hot Boots Band, Tava Blue, Sound Advice and Cosmic Entertainment karaoke on stage.

While in town, check out our merchants, museums and eateries located in the designated National Historic District.   Take a little trip and step back in time!  If you decide to stay over there are several lodging accommodations available.

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*Advanced reservations for these activities are recommended and can be booked at