Since 1986. The annual Mountain Arts Festival in beautiful Woodland Park, Colorado, brings artists from all over the country, and still has the small town feel with plenty of local artists also exhibiting their art. The 70 some artists registered runs the gamut from watercolor, oil, and acrylic paintings to woodworking, from jewelry to sculptures, from metalwork to weavings, and from pottery to finely turned pens. Every year the festival brings art lovers from all over the region.
Entry is free and there will be food and drink vendors on hand as well! $20 coupons are drawn every hour for attendees, which can then be used to purchase art from one of our fine artisans.
For all of you interested in the 35th Annual Mountain Arts Festival to be held in August, we are developing our contingency plans to cope with the coronavirus. The plans will change as we learn more each week about state and local directives for public gatherings. We are trying to stay flexible so we are extending our deadline for MAF artists applications until June 1. Though it would give the Mountain Artists only two months to pull together the Festival, we are confident we could do it. Once again, it all depends on how the virus progresses in the state of Colorado, the directives from state and local governments and how comfortable we feel about sponsoring a large public gathering. If we do cancel the Mountain Arts Festival and you have sent in your application, we will return your check or issue a full refund. Please stay safe and stay home and check back every week on this website for updates.
LET’S RODEO, August 19-22, 2020 at the scenic Norris Penrose Event Center!
The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo is PRCA-sanctioned championship rodeo at its best with Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Tie-down Roping, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding. PLUS a wild west show featuring longhorn steers that is beyond amazing!
Get your tickets early and buy online to save time and money. The 80th Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo is for the true fan, the first timer and everyone in between!
2020 PERFORMANCE/THEME SPONSORS:
Wednesday, August 19, 2020—Honoring U.S. Space Force
Sponsored by The Boeing Company
Thursday, August 20, 2020—Honoring Missile Defense & First Responders
Sponsored by UCHealth
Friday, August 21, 2020—Honoring Fort Carson
Sponsored by Northwestern Mutual
Saturday Matinee, August 22, 2020—Honoring the U.S. Air Force Academy
Sponsored by USAA
Saturday Evening, August 22, 2020—Honoring NORAD/USNORTHCOM
Sponsored by Lockheed Martin
The Pikes Peak Marathon is arguably the most elevating marathon in the world.
**Please note - Pikes Peak Ascent cancelled; Marathon is scheduled for August 23.
Runners have the opportunity to race 13 miles up Barr Trail to reach the summit of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain. With the first race in 1956, the Pikes Peak Marathon is the third longest-running marathon in the United States. For those simply wanting to congratulate the race finishers, you can drive up part of Pikes Peak Highway and free shuttles will take you to the summit. The Pikes Peak Marathon Expo is where you can find sponsor and vendor displays and apparel sales the day before the race. Find qualification and entry information here.
Dates: August 23, 2020
Time: varies depending on date - see website for more information
Location: Barr Trail, Manitou Springs, Colorado
We have the following rules to make sure everyone has a safe and fun time:
-No knives, guns, or objects to be construed as weapons will be allowed
-No coolers will be allowed
-No outside food or drink
-No dogs or pets with the exception of handicap assistance animals or animals competing at the Fair
-Smoking of any sort is prohibited in buildings per state law. Smoking includes e-cigarettes, vapes, joints, cigarettes, pipes, cigars, etc. Please note, consumption of cannabis in public is illegal
Motorsports, music and a pre- '76 car show make for the perfect weekend in the Rocky Mountains.
Organized by Pikes Peak International Raceway, Colorado’s largest Rockabilly festival features a pre-’76 car show, drag racing, burnout and flamethrower contests, a pinstriper panel jam, pinup contest and 13 bands on multiple stages. Grab a camping pass and enjoy an entire weekend of entertainment in the Rocky Mountains.