August is a great time to visit Colorado Springs as summer is winding down and the kids are going back to school. There are many activities and events to attend from festivals to marathons. The Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon leads the way for activities in Colorado Springs for the month of August.
The Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon is a racing event that begins at the base of Pikes Peak, in Manitou Springs, Colorado, and climbs over 7,815 feet (2382 m) to the top of the 14,115 foot (4302 m) peak. Since 1966, the event takes place each year in late summer, with the Ascent taking place on Saturday (slightly longer than a half-marathon, at 13.3 miles), and the round-trip marathon on Sunday.
Whether you are a participant, volunteer or just watching all the action, the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon is one of the best activities to attend in Colorado Springs during August.
When: Saturday & Sunday August 24-25, 2019
Location: Manitou Springs
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Other Top August Activities in and around Colorado Springs
Details: From an annual pancake breakfast to a POW/MIA recognition ride, this weekend offers several ways to pay tribute to our armed forces.
Location: Cripple Creek, CO
When: Saturday and Sunday August 17-18, 2019
Details: Enjoy live music, authentic German food, beer and so much more at this summer celebration.
Location: Edelweiss Restaurant
When: Friday-Sunday August 16-18, 2019
Cost: Free to Attend
Details: Sample the best of what historic Cañon City has to offer serene back roads, beautiful views, and home-grown farm-to-table food. Run a 5K course at the historic Abbey Winery property, then join us at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey’s lawn for a delicious meal. Music and relaxation to follow.
Location: The Winery at Hoy Cross Abbey – Canon City
When: Saturday, August 17, 2019 (4:30 – 7:00 pm)
Cost: $30 per person, $25 for youth or no wine
Details: Opa! The one and only Colorado Springs Greek Festival celebrate the Greek culture over the course of this three-day, family-friendly event. Take part in traditional Greek dancing, hear musical performances, and of course, food.
Location: Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church
When: August 23-25, 2019
Details: Enjoy a mix of Chinese culture, sport, food and entertainment at the International Dragon Boat Festival. Watch outdoor enthusiasts and amateur rowers take on the waters of Prospect Lake or explore Dragonland to learn things like calligraphy.
Location: Memorial Park
When: Saturday – Sunday, August 23-24, 2019
When: 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free to spectators