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:

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

Top of the World Rodeo

The Wild West Has Never Been Wilder! 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 proudly presents the 2017 Top of the World Rodeo–the highest elevation rodeo in the world … Read more

21st Annual Once Upon A Time In The West Art Show

  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 23rd – July 5th, 2017. Show times will be from 9 a.m. – 5 … Read more

Donkey Derby Days

  Now in its 86th 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 donkeys from the town’s Gold Rush … Read more

Cripple Creek’s 4th of July Celebration

Celebrate the 4th FIRST!! On Saturday, July 1st!!! BEST. FIREWORKS. EVER!! FIREWORKS DISPLAY AT 9:30 pm! LIVE MUSIC: Noon – 4:00 pm – Band TBD 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Band TBD Viewing locations with music will be at the City Park and in the Brass Ass Parking lot. Since 1900, Cripple Creek’s 4th of July … Read more

25th Annual Salute to American Veterans Rally & 30th Annual POW/MIA Recognition Ride

  The City of Cripple Creek welcomes the Salute to American Veterans Rally August 18 – 20, 2017 for a show-stopping, patriotic display that recognizes our nation’s finest. Join us on Saturday for an impressive parade and the 30th 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

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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