8 things to do for Memorial Day weekend in Southern Colorado

Posted at 7:05 AM, May 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-25 09:05:07-04

Still making plans for Memorial Day weekend? Here’s a list of events happening in southern Colorado and beyond during the holiday weekend.

Bill Maher

Political comedian Bill Maher will perform at the Pikes Peak Center this Sunday. The live stand up show featuring his take on politics and comedy will begin at 8 pm. Tickets will range from $45 – $75. Find more information and buy tickets here.

Cheyenne Mountain Plant Sale

Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer and it’s a great time to get your plants if you haven’t already. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will host their annual plant sale this weekend. From 8 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 9 am to 5 pm Sunday and Monday there will be Colorado grown plants available, many of which have been grown right at the zoo. It’s free to get in and plant prices vary. Proceeds will benefit the zoo. Find more information here.

MeadowGrass Music Festival

This will be the 10th year for the MeadowGrass Music Festival. The festival brings world class musical talent to the Pikes Peak region along with local and regional performers. The festival will kick off Friday morning and run through Sunday evening with musical performances, workshops, yoga, vendors, and a kid’s area at the La Foret Conference and Retreat Center in Black Forest. Day passes start at $45 with weekend and camping passes available. Buy tickets and find more information here.

Territory Days

Territory Days will take over Old Colorado City this weekend. From 10 am to 6 pm Saturday through Monday the streets will be filled with free fun for the whole family. The 43rd annual festival will have over 180 booths with food, crafts, live music, a petting zoo, a kid’s area, Native American dancers, Wild West gunfight reenactments, blacksmith demonstrations, and much more. Find more information here.

Water World

The Denver water park officially opens for the season on Saturday. Tickers range from $10.99 for seniors, to $41.99 for those taller than 48". Park hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, weather permitting. Buy tickets and find more information here.

Bluegrass on the Arkansas

Music on the river in Salida. This free event is an annual fund raiser for the Rotary Club of Salida. Bands will perform Saturday evening starting at 5 p.m. in Riverside Park, and then again on Sunday starting at noon. The Rotary Club will serve a variety of food and beverages, and games will be available for the kids. Find more information here.

Denver Arts Festival

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Denver Arts Festival. The fine arts and fine crafts festival is dedicated to showcasing more than 150 Colorado artists and a select group of national artists. The festival opens at 10 a.m. each day this weekend. Kids can create their own artworks in the Kids Art Zone, and there is a beer and wine garden for the grownups. The event will take place at the Conservatory Green at Stapleton. Find more information here.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

It’s opening weekend for the production of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. The production runs from May 24th to June 17th. The show is recommended for ages 16+ as is features adult language and humor. Find more information here.