The National Western Stock Show, established in 1906, is the premier livestock, rodeo, and horse show in the nation, serving agricultural producers and consumers throughout the world. A 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing education in agriculture, including college and graduate level scholarships in agriculture and veterinary medicine for practice in rural areas.
The National Western Stock Show, one of Colorado’s preeminent tourist destinations, held every January for 16 days. A nationally recognized western heritage and entertainment event, the stock show hosts one of the world’s richest regular season professional rodeos, one of the country’s largest horse shows and Colorado’s largest western trade show, attracting attendance numbers over 650,000 visitors each year.
Throughout this historic event, the National Western strives to strengthen American agriculture through enrichment programs and youth education in livestock, equestrian, farming, ranching, animal awareness and appreciation. We celebrate western lifestyles, our communities, provide life-long memories and family traditions.
GalaxyFest is a pop culture festival and is very similar to a “comic con” along with some very interesting twists. Besides seeing comics you will feel like you have traveled into a fantasy world of pop culture that won’t ever stop, as it goes around the clock from beginning to end. Every February celebrities, vendors, actors, artists, authors from Colorado Springs to the end of the earth come to represent genres such as comics, steampunk, sci-fi, anime and more. Simply put GalaxyFest is a 3-day celebration of the eclectic arts and pop culture which brings our community together.
You will find shows, panels, photography sessions, autograph session, interactive displays and a time for everyone. All three daysare family friendly with Sunday catering to the kids (12 and under are Free with a paid adult). Adults (18+) will discover Friday and Saturday nights to be very enticing.
Come enjoy the only comic con, sorta, in Colorado Springs that rocks around the clock while you, and your family, proclaim your inner geek.
Preconcert lectures begin one hour prior to performances
Weber Oberon Overture
Strauss Four Last Songs
Wagner Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Strauss Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
2019-20 Concert Season presented by:
The Bloom Foundation
Guest Artist Sponsor(s):
The Cripple Creek Ice Festival is a spectacular event. Come watch ice sculptors carve ice into beautiful works of art that will amaze you. 2020 marks the 13th year for this premiere event.. Past themes have included a Mythological Wonderland, Story Time, Under the Sea, a Military Salute Carved in Ice, a Rocky Mountain Wonderland, the Old West and a Safari theme.
The Cripple Creek Ice Festival features numerous fun events to enjoy throughout the two event weekends. Interactive sculptures are available for event attendees to climb on and to have a Kodak moment. And don’t forget the ice slide for kids! Street vendors have just the perfect thing to bring home as a memento of your visit here, and you can enjoy refreshing Super Hero theme beverages in our heated beer tent.
Also – Don’t miss the Ice & Art Fest at the Heritage Center from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm daily throughout Ice Fest. Meet the Artists Saturday, February 9th from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm. Hors-d’oeuvres and wine will be served. Shuttle service to the event from the Heritage Center is FREE for 55 and over and only $1.00 per person under 55. To request a shuttle, please call 719-689-7711.
Portraying musical icons “The Beatles,” Yesterday transports its audience to a bygone era of magical innocence. Featuring some of the most finely written songs ever performed, this production is a spell binding enactment of the best loved Pop group in the history of modern music.
Las Vegas based Yesterday has toured Japan seven times, and performed on five continents, including U.S. military installations worldwide.
Yesterday performs in Las Vegas and in Branson, Mo. with Legends in Concert, the longest running and most renowned tribute show in the world.
The Reverend Horton Heat are undoubtedly one of the most popular rockabilly and psycobilly bands, helping to popularise the genre after The Cramps first brought it into the fore. His wild showmanship, wicked sense of humor and tales of debauchery and excess make Jim Heath and his band exciting and entertaining, helping to explain their loyal and enthusiastic fan base.
Having worked as a sound engineer around Dallas and Austin, Jim Heath became inspired by the growing punk and roots rock scene. Having made an impromptu performance of "Folsom Prison Blues" at one of Dallas' clubs, Heath decided to commit to music and form a band.