COS 150: Downtown Celebration

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Join the City of Colorado Springs for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration in downtown Colorado Springs – Olympic City USA!

COS 150 "Parade Through Time"

The fun begins at 11 a.m. with a “Parade Through Time,” representing key moments in Colorado Springs history. More than 60 entries will delight attendees with a march down Tejon Street from Cache la Poudre Street to Vermijo Avenue.

COS 150 Festival - #PartyLikeIts1871

Immediately following the parade, we’re going to #PartyLikeIts1871 and Vermijo Avenue, downtown’s new signature street, is going to be the place to be. From the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum in the west to the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum on the east, come enjoy a family-friendly street festival featuring five activation zones that pay homage to our past, celebrate our present and inspire our future. Throughout this space, there will be interactive booths, sport demonstrations, a kids play area, live entertainment, food and drink, carriage rides and the Tokyo Olympic Games telecast live on the big screen here in Olympic City USA!

Tokyo Games Fan Zone

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum is hosting the Tokyo Games Fan Fest on its plaza. The free, four-day celebration will take place outside the Museum from July 29-Aug. 1. Team USA fans can watch the Games on a 50-foot screen, enjoy a wide selection of food and beverages, and try some sports with help from some Olympic and Paralympic champions.

The Colorado Springs Sports Corporation is joining the fun in the Tokyo Games Fan Zone on July 31. In this area, you’ll find live music from B Entertainment, featuring Martini Shot; autograph sessions and Q&A with Olympic champions Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Bonnie Blair; performances from the Flying Aces trampoline group; a beer garden; sport exhibitions and demonstrations and more.

Additional zone information coming soon

  • Science & Technology
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Pikes Peak Regional History & Culture
  • Kids & Family

Parade & Vendor Applications

**PLEASE NOTE: Parade and vendor applicants will be reviewed and approval is at the discretion of the City of Colorado Springs Office of Special Events. Criteria for approval include historical relevance and interactive elements.






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Event dates

Location Parade - Tejon Street from Cache la Poudre St. to Vermijo Ave. (map)

Date/Time Saturday, July 31, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location Festival - Vermijo Ave. from Sierra Madre St. to Nevada Ave. (map)

Date/Time Saturday, July 31, 2021 - 1:00pm to 8:00pm