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There's no shortage of things to do over the course of a Colorado Springs summertime, but here are 9 favorites not to miss.
Pikes Peak Celtic Fest
Bagpipes, fish and chips, and Irish dancers. June 16-18, Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave.; pikespeak celticfestival.com.
Western Street Breakfast
Pancakes and eggs to fill you up, plus the Pikes Peak Range Riders ride through. June 21, downtown; cswesternstreetbreakfast.com.
Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Fan Fest
Celebrating the long-running Race to the Clouds auto event. June 23, downtown; ppihc.com.
Tejon Street Bike Fest
Bike show, bikini contest, live music and beer garden. June 25, downtown; pro-promotions.com.
Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo
Some of the top cowboys and cowgirls compete under the stars. July 11-15, Norris-Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road; pikespeakorbust.org.
Blues Under the Bridge
Enjoy music of Blind Boys of Alabama at a unique spot. July 29, 218 W. Colorado Ave.; bluesunderthebridge.com.
Colorado Springs International Dragon Boat Festival
Full day of dragon boat races. Aug. 26, Prospect Lake, Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave. tinyurl.com/h637pj2.
Tour de Fat
Beer, bike and music festival from New Belgium Brewing Co. Aug. 26, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $18. newbelgium.com/events/tour-de-fat.
Labor Day Liftoff
Balloon Classic and Balloon Glow. A Labor Day tradition. Sept. 2-4, Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave.; coloradospringslabordayliftoff.com.