Events

The City of Cripple Creek has a lively history of public celebration and events. You are invited to join us, as the City hosts numerous events that have differing themes and activities. Come watch live ice sculptors create works of art during our Ice Festival event. Prefer something warmer? Donkey Derby Days was a great way to kick off any fun-filled summer! Summer events have already featured our famous donkey races as well as a spectacular 4th of July firework show, and there's plenty more coming up.

Our military appreciation event is our way of saying "thank you" to the members of our armed forces and their families. We invite you to join us for this patriotic weekend of fun and live entertainment, historical re-enactments and solemn memorial. The annual Mine to Mine Challenge will have some of the fastest runners in the region competing for real nuggest of gold.

As summer gives way to fall, drive around the area and see why we're called the "World's Greatest Gold Camp" as our golden aspen put on a beautiful, picture-perfect show. And when all the fun and games are done, we have one more! The Gold Camp Christmas event, which is sure to keep your spirits bright with holiday lights and activities, and of course, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus!

  • The Cripple Creek Ice Festival is a spectacular event.  Come watch ice sculptors carve ice into beautiful works of art that will amaze you.  Going on its 8th annual, the artistic theme of the Ice Festival changes every year.  Themes have included a Mythological...

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    Tickets on sale now at the Wildwood Casino Gift Shop!

    As the highest elevation rodeo in the world at 9,640 feet, the Cripple Creek Rodeo Committee proudly presents the Cripple Creek Rodeo as the Top of the...

  • Featuring Western Art (including Native American, Cowboy, and Wildlife pieces), the "Once Upon a Time in the West" art show will showcase beautiful works of art from talented artists at the Cripple Creek Heritage Center. Show dates are from June 26th - July 6th, 2015....

  • Now in its 84th year, Donkey Derby Days tops the list of favorite Cripple Creek events. People from all over the world descend on downtown, drawn by a chance to watch a race inspired by the town’s resident donkey herd, believed to be distant relatives of the original...

  • Since 1900, Cripple Creek's 4th of July Celebration has been recognized as one of the best 4th of July events in Colorado.  This patriotic community knows how to celebrate, and the 4th of July Celebration is a much-anticipated event.

    This year's 4th of July...

  • The Cripple Creek District Museum is pleased to announce the return of their famous Ghost Walks!  Join historian Melissa Trenary on a trip back in time through downtown Cripple Creek as she tells about our residents who have "never left."  Learn the legends and lore,...

  • The City of Cripple Creek welcomes the Salute to American Veterans Rally August 14 - 16, 2015 for a show-stopping, patriotic display that recognizes our nation's finest. Join us on Saturday for an impressive parade and the 28th Annual POW/MIA Recognition Ride - Colorado'...

  • The Pikes Peak Region's Memorial Wall offers a place to reflect on the sacrifices made for our freedom.  Any members of our Armed Forces that have been killed in action since September 11, 2001 and were stationed at one of our five area installations, had a home of...

  • A Car Show Featuring Vintage, Custom, and Classic Cars and Motorcycles. A DJ, Poker Run, Show’n Shine, and so much more!

    Welcome to the 24th Annual Cruise Above the Clouds Car Show. With more than 200 cars, trucks, motorcycles, and maybe even a tractor or two...

  • The 2 Mile High Club's annual aspen tour event will begin at the Cripple Creek District Museum.  Come see the beautiful fall colors as Colorado showcases the World's Greatest Gold Camp!  Tours are offered on a first come, first served basis - reservations will not be...

  • History, and the ghosts from the past, come to life during the annual "Mt. Pisgah Speaks Cemetery Tour". The Gold Camp Victorian Society, dedicated to the preservation of the history of Cripple Creek, hosts this unique tour. Complete with character reenactments at...

  • Mine to Mine Challenge 2015

    Date: October 10, 2015
    Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Where: The race will take place in Cripple Creek, Colorado; starting across from the Mollie Kathleen Mine at the Cripple Creek Heritage Center and ending at the Cripple Creek and Victor Gold...

  • Christmas in Cripple Creek & Victor is a special time of year.  Stay tuned for this year's theme!

    Holiday activities will kick off with the nightly Gold Camp Christmas Holiday Headframe Lighting.  Take a drive (with your favorite Christmas tunes playing) on a...