Historic Events

Sometimes we don’t go back far. The Cruise Above the Clouds Car Show, for instance, goes back to the mid-20th century for its dazzling display of vintage vehicles. Others, such as Mt. Pisgah Speaks Cemetery Tour, will go back over a century so you can meet the characters who played significant parts in the history of Cripple Creek. Cripple Creek’s premier summer event, Donkey Derby Days, has become a piece of history in and of itself as it enters its 85th year. Here’s the lowdown on all the historic events in Cripple Creek:

Darling of the Donkey Derby

(Melodrama & Summer Olio) Based on the 1866 script by Dion Boucicault, this classic horse-racing Melodrama has been re-imagined for the Butte stage. Set in 1890s Cripple Creek, this tale pits our hero against three (count them, three!) villains in a race to win not only the first Donkey Derby but also to claim the … Read more

Cripple Creek Ghostwalks

  The Cripple Creek District Museum is pleased to announce the return of their famous Ghost Walks!  Join local historians on a trip back in time through downtown Cripple Creek as they tell about our residents who have “never left.”  Learn the legends and lore, with a little history thrown in for fun.  Meet at the … Read more

24th Annual Salute to American Veterans Rally & 29th Annual POW/MIA Recognition Ride

  The City of Cripple Creek welcomes the Salute to American Veterans Rally August 19 – 21, 2016 for a show-stopping, patriotic display that recognizes our nation’s finest. Join us on Saturday for an impressive parade and the 29th Annual POW/MIA Recognition Ride – Colorado’s largest procession of motorcycles. POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony POW/MIA Recognition Ride … Read more

Mt. Pisgah Speaks Cemetery Tour

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, which is complete with character reenactments at different locations through the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Visitors will learn about … Read more

Mine to Mine Challenge

Date: October 8, 2016 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 Mining Company. Distance:  9k Entry Fee:  $35-$45 Registration: active.com Prizes: 1st Place Men’s & Women’s – … Read more

Gold Camp Christmas

Escape from the modern distractions, and celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas in Cripple Creek and Victor. Holiday activities will kick off with the nightly Gold Camp Christmas Holiday Headframe Lighting throughout Cripple Creek and Victor and a Winter Wonderland every weekend at the Cripple Creek District Museum. Experience the lights in the Gold Camp by taking a … Read more

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