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Western Street Breakfast organizers cancel event for this year

Posted at 9:13 AM, Jul 06, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS — Organizers of the Western Street Breakfast announced Monday the event, which was previously delayed to August, is being canceled due to coronavirus concerns.

The Western Street Breakfast typically takes place in June to kick off the beginning of Western Heritage season, a tradition dating back to 1936 with the money being raised going toward military charities in town.

“We are disappointed to announce that we are canceling the 2020 Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast in light of all of the challenges of late. This destination western heritage event has be going strong since 1936 and we look forward to putting on a wonderful fun celebratory event in 2021,” Kevin Kaveney, co-chair of the Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast, said in a release.

In years past, the breakfast has drawn crowds to the corner of Pikes Peak Avenue and Tejon Street who gather to watch performances like the Pikes Peak Range riders riding through downtown, and enjoy some freshly made breakfast.

Event organizers said the street breakfast will make a donation to Pikes Peak United Way to support its efforts in the community.