Events

The City of Cripple Creek has a lively history of public celebration and events. You are invited to join us as we host 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 is a great way to kick off any fun-filled summer! Summer events feature our famous donkey races and the 4th of July in the Park, complete with entertainment, street vendors, contests, activities for children and more – there is something here for everyone in the family to enjoy.

As the Summer winds down and Fall is on the horizon, come to Cripple Creek. 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 a solemn memorial. Rev up your engine and come to Cripple Creek for our Fall car show, where Bennett Avenue is transformed into a showcase for the most beautiful rides in the area!

Speaking of engines, drive around the area and see why we're called the "World's Greatest Gold Camp" as our Fall leaves put on a beautiful, picture-perfect show. Our new Mine to Mine Challenge will test the runner in you, and our Halloween Monster Ball is sure to be a spooktacular time!  And when all the fun and games are done, we have one more... The Gold Camp Christmas event 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 7th annual, the artistic theme of the Ice Festival changes every year.  Themes have included a Mythological...

  • The City of Cripple Creek has a long history of rodeo, including an indoor rodeo in the early 1900s.  In an effort to revive that grand tradition of rodeo sports, The City of Cripple Creek presents the 2014 Cripple Creek Rodeo!

    Now in its second year as a Colorado...

  • 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 27th - July 6th, 2014....

  • Now in its 83rd 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 City of Cripple Creek welcomes the Salute to American Veterans Rally August 15 - 17, 2014 for a show-stopping, patriotic display that recognizes our nation's finest. Join us on Saturday for an impressive parade and the 26th 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 23nd 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 2014

    Date: October 4, 2014
    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.  Every year a new theme is selected, so keep checking for the 2014 theme to be announced!

    Holiday activities will kick off with the nightly Gold Camp Christmas Holiday Headframe Lighting.  Take a...