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10th Annual "What If..." Festival returns to Colorado Springs

Posted at 4:58 AM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 09:18:45-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — If you're looking for a fun, interactive event to enjoy with the whole family, the 10th Annual "What If..." Festival will be coming to downtown Colorado Springs.

You'll be able to check out 140 hands-on experiences, including a chance to chat with folks across the world.

Right in front of the Pioneers Museum, you'll find a gold shipping container known as "The Portal."

Inside, you'll see a full-body screen where you can have conversations with people in different countries.

There will also be live music at the museum's gazebo, and 20 different food vendors.

"It's really showing off the creativity of the pikes peak region. In science, engineering, technology, food," said Deborah Thornton, Executive Director of Imagination Celebration, the non-profit organization in charge of the event.

Event organizers say they hope people will step out of their comfort zone and try something new.

Admission to the event is free.

It kicks off at 10 a.m. and goes through 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Event organizers say though they welcome donations, feedback on the event is also valuable.

They also recommend you check out the event guide ahead of time to plan your visit.

You can find it below and also download it here.