Sesquicentennial Activation Ideas

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Here is how your business or organization can help celebrate Colorado Springs Sesquicentennial!

Restaurants, Bars, Hotels, Attractions

  • Feature a period-specific menu at restaurants
  • Have your bartender take part in the Sesquicentennial signature cocktail contest
  • Dress staff in period costumes, or a beard / bonnet theme
  • Create and feature historical displays for your property
  • Feature key characters in history in your materials or on-site
  • Serve the official Sesquicentennial coffee blend or craft brew

Community Groups and Non-Profits

  • Incorporate a Sesquicentennial theme into an existing event with such ideas as a beard and bonnet contest; historically themed food or drinks, etc.
  • Mark the occasion with a time capsule or declaration.
  • Form a reading club to enjoy the Sesquicentennial reading list
  • Visit the then and now photo exhibition at Library 21c
  • Learn the specific history of your group or geographical headquarters.


  • Organize events to get staff in the spirit such as a book club or beard and bonnet costume or signature cocktail tasting.
  • Herald the history of your company in materials or digitally.
  • Attend the Chamber and EDC’s Sesquicentennial Gala in November.
  • Create a commemorative product to celebrate the Sesquicentennial.