Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Sunday, June 24
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Sand in the City Arvada 2018 Festival, June 23-24, 2018 features giant sand sculptures.

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Here's a look at what's going on Sunday in the Colorado Springs area:



Arts Festival — More than 80 artists, Lionshead Mall/Arrabelle at Vail Square, Vail;

Gunnison River Festival — Embraces river and stream activities, education and the celebration of the Gunnison River Basin, Gunnison;

Blues from the Top Music Festival — Dedicated to the future of the young musicians, Hideaway Park, Winter Park; in the City — Giant sand sculptures, Ralston Park, Arvada, Arts Festival — Music, arts and crafts, food and more, Civic Green Park, Highlands Ranch; Peaks Art Festival — Art, music, food and more, Nederland;

Through June 30: Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience — With Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, Lizz Wright, George on My Mind and more, Benedict Music Tent, Aspen; July 5: Once Upon a Time in the West Art Show — Featuring western art, Cripple Creek Heritage Center, Cripple Creek;

Through Aug. 12: Colorado Shakespeare Festival — The nation’s second-oldest Shakespeare festival, Boulder;

Through Aug. 24: Strings Music Festival — Jazz, rock, country, bluegrass and more, Steamboat Springs;



Colorado Brewers’ Festival — More than 40 breweries, food trucks and more, Washington World, Fort Collins;

Attack of the Big Beers Festival — Music and the biggest, baddest beers brewed with high original gravity, Copper Mountain;



Summer Song Christian Music Festival — With Jeremy Camp, Phil Wickham, Tenth Avenue North, Britt Nicole & Tauren Wells, 3 p.m., Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Greenwood Village, $19.50-$175; AX.The O’Jays — 7:30 p.m., Hudson Gardens, Littleton, $36-$46; AT.The Milk Carton Kids — 6:30 p.m., Denver Botanic Gardens, York Street, Denver, $53-$58;

Big Band Dance Sunday — Front Range Big Band, 3 p.m., Springs Rhythm Dance StudioBlue Frog — With Roma Ransom, 6:30 p.m., Front Range BBQLa Taverne Orchestra — 8 p.m., La Taverne   


Through June 24: “Human Error” — Garner Galleria Theatre, Denver, $30 and up. Go online for times and dates: June 24: “District Merchants” — Miners Alley Playhouse, Golden. Go online for dates, times and ticket prices:

“Oliver!” — Village Arts of Colorado, 7 p.m. Friday June 29, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday June 30, Village Seven Presbyterian Church, 4040 Nonchalant Circle South, $5-$20. Advance tickets:

“The Secret Garden” — 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays, 4 p.m. Fridays, through June 30, Simpich Showcase, 2413 W. Colorado Ave., $14-$17;

Through July 1: “The Secret Garden” — 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood, $20-$36;

Through July 8: “Agnes of God” — Vintage Theatre, Aurora, $16-$32;

“The Big Bubble Circus Ice Cream Theatre” — 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through July 29, The Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $12. Advance tickets:

Through Aug. 5: “The Bridges of Madison County” — 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Vintage Theatre, Aurora, $19-$38;

“Hot Night in the Old Town: A Classic Melodrama Olio” — Mountain Rep Theatre, through Aug. 25, The Butte Theater, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, $18-$21.Go online for dates and times:



“Iamuslima” — Works by Baseera Khan, through June 24, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., $5-$10; 634-5583,

Watercolor Exhibition — With 63 watercolor artists, Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive. Exhibit runs through June 27; 588-3523,

“Remix, Rework, Reframe” — Works by Cymon Padilla, through June 29, The Modbo, 17C E. Bijou St.; Featured Artists — Works by Roberta Westrick and Carmen Franco, with guest artist, Cheryl Lafon, through June 30, Boulder Street Gallery, 206 N. Tejon St.; 636-9358,“Community” — Through June 30, Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave.; 269-7055,“New Inspirations in Pots & Pottery" — Works by Dale Pittock, Dan Masimer and Jan Oyler, through June 30, Arati Artist Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave.;

Works by Photographer of Life, Anne Barhyte — Through June 30, Academy Art & Frame Co., 7560 N. Academy Blvd.; 265-6694,

“Tribute to the First Artist to Walk on the Moon - Apollo Astronaut Alan Bean (1932-2018)” — Through June 30, Art Gallery of the Rockies, 5039 N. Academy Blvd.; 260-1873,“Hopes & Dreams” — Works by Janelle Cox, through July 1, Hunter-Wolff Gallery, 2510 W. Colorado Ave.;“In Color” — Works by Diego Arnedo, through July 3, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave.; 520-1899,

Through July 3: Works by Spirit Pervades Matter — RiNo Art District, Denver;“Wildest Dreams” — Through July 3, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave.; 520-1899,

Through July 4: “Borderlands of Southern Colorado” — El Pueblo History Museum, Pueblo;

Works by Morten Fadum — Through July 7, Academy Art & Frame Co., 7560 N. Academy Blvd.; 265-6694,

“Artists in Action - Socially Driven Art of Colorado’s Front Range” — Manitou Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Exhibit runs through July 15; 685-1861,

“Lazy Stitch” — Through July 21, Marie Walsh Sharpe Gallery of Contemporary Art, Ent Center for the Arts, 5525 N. Nevada Ave.;

Through July 22: “Drawn to Glamour” — Fashion illustrations by Jim Howard, Denver Art Museum, Denver;

“Red White Blue and God Bless You, a Portrait of Northern New Mexico” — Works by Alex Harris, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., $5-$10. Exhibit runs through July 29; 634-5583,

“1st Amendment Gallery” — Through Aug. 1, Manitou Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs; 685-1861,“Art of the Art Therapist” — Through Aug. 1, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave.; 520-1899,

Suz Stovall “Finding Peace” — G44 Gallery, 1785 S. Eight St., Suite A. Exhibit runs through Aug. 4;

Through Aug. 5: “Cyberscapes” — By Serenity Forge, Denver Botanic Gardens, York Street, Gates Court Gallery, Denver;

Works by Autumn Ginnetti — Through Aug. 7, Academy Art & Frame Co., 7560 N. Academy Blvd.; 265-6694,

Through Aug. 12: Jeffrey Gibson: “Like a Hammer” — Denver Art Museum, Denver;

Through Aug. 26: Lisa Oppenheim: “Spine” — MCA Denver; Aug. 26: Kristen Hatgi Sink: “Honey” — MCA Denver; Aug. 26: Patrice Renee Washington: “Charts, Parts, and Holders” — MCA Denver;

Through Aug. 26: Derrick Adams: “Transmission” — MCA Denver;

Through Sept. 3: “Radeaux: De Tamaño Natural” — Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo;

John Frame: “Three Fragments of a Lost Tale” — Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., $5-$10. Exhibit runs through Sept. 16; 634-5583,

Through Sept. 23: “Classic Cowboy Cartoon” — Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo;

Through Sept. 23: “Pixelated” — Works by Mike Whiting, Denver Botanic Gardens, York Street, Gates Court Gallery, Denver;

Through Sept. 23: “A Journey into Imagination” — Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo;

Ralph Allen: “Envoutement” — Through Sept. 30, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., $5-$10; 634-5583,

“Year of the Dog” — Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., $5-$10. Exhibit runs through Oct. 14; 634-5583,

“Art of the Southwest: 1840s to Present” — Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. Exhibit runs through Nov. 11, $5-$10; 634-5583,

“WWI to Afghanistan” Exhibit — Sundays through Nov. 11, Dragonman, 1200 Dragonman Drive; 683-2200.

“Trenches to Treaties: World War I in Remembrance” — Through November 2018, Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave.; 632-2646,

“The League of Wives: Vietnam’s POW/MIA Allies and Advocates” — Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Exhibit runs through Dec. 31:

“A Diorama of Pikes Peak Destinations” — Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs; 685-1454,



Demo Days — Bike Demos, equipment exhibitors and more, Base Village, Snowmass Village;



The Colorado Springs Cycling Club — For all ages and abilities;

UpaDowna Climb Nights — 6-8 p.m. second Tuesdays, CityRock, 21 N. Nevada Ave., free. Registration: Rustica Cycling Club — 2 p.m. second Sundays, Pizzeria Rustica, 2527 W. Colorado Ave.; Hunt Falls Visitor Center — 3440 N. Cheyenne Canon Road; of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center sponsored hikes — 1805 N. 30th St., free; 219-0104. Daily Guided Nature Walks, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., meet north main parking lot.

Hikes and Nature programs at Mueller State Park — 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7/vehicle; 687-2366.

     School Pond, 9-11:30 a.m. Sunday, School Pond Trailhead.

     Elk & Deer of Mueller, 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Amphitheater.

Nature Programs at Cheyenne Mountain State Park — 410 JL Ranch Heights Road. Day pass $7 per vehicle. Reservations: 576-2016.

Nature programs at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center — 1805 N. 30th St., free; 219-0108.

Nature programs at Starsmore Discovery Center — 2120 Cheyenne Canyon Road; 385-6086.

Hikes and Nature programs at Bear Creek Nature Center — 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations: 520-6387.

Nature programs at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument — Florissant, entrance fee, $5 for 16 or older;

     Fossil Learning Lab, 1:30-3:30 p.m. daily, through Sept. 3.

     Ranger Guided Walk, 11 a.m. daily, through Sept. 3.

Nature programs at Fountain Creek Nature Center — 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain. Reservations: 520-6745.

Hutchinson Homestead Ranch and Learning Center Tours — Salida, $5, $3 for ages 8-16; 239-0955, Colorado Birding Trail website —, information about places to observe birds and other wildlife.

Rocky Mountain Conservancy Field Institute — 1895 Fall River Road, Estes Park. Registration:

Rocky Mountain Hiking Trails — With information on more than 70 hikes;

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center — 4729 Twin Rocks Road, Divide; Reservations: 687-9742,

     Full Moon Feeding Tour, 5:45 p.m. Sunday, $30, $15 for ages 3-11.


Mountain Post Running Club — 5K or 10K, 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Main PX, 6220 Martinez St., Fort Carson, free. Children, strollers and pets welcome; Kris Spiller,

Muldooniacs Running Club — 5K or 10K, Wednesdays, Homestead Trail, meet between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Jose Muldoons, 5710 S. Carefree Circle; 574-5673,

Gallop in the Garden — 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, Garden of the Gods Park, 1805 N. 30th St. Registration:

Achilles International Pikes Peak Running Club — A nonprofit organization that uses the power of running to bring hope, inspiration and the joys of achievement to people with disabilities, 6:15 p.m. meet and sign in; 6:30-7:30 p.m. run, walk or wheel, Mondays, Colorado Running Co., University Village Center, 5262 N. Nevada Ave., Suite 140; Laura, 331-1011.

Two Elks Runners Club — 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays, Thunder and Buttons, upstairs, 2415 W. Colorado Ave. Run along midland trail; 447-9888, or on Facebook.Thursday Night Run Club — 6 p.m. Thursdays, Old Chicago’s, 7115 Commerce Center Drive; 232-4656,

Colorado Springs Running Club  — 7:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. 45- to 60-minute runs, free; 635-3833. For a list of runs and events, go to

Pikes Peak Road Runners — Go online for information, cost and registration:




Purely Ponds Parade of Ponds — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 24, to benefit Boys & Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region; with a Purpose — 2-4 p.m. June 24, to benefit PILLAR, Painting with a Twist, 1025 Garden of the Gods Road, Suite A. Registration:


Bear Creek and Fountain Creek nature centers — Help with environmental education and visitor information; Paula Megorden, 520-6387,


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