The city has hosted many high-profile national and international events and is home to the historic Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (held every June), the 2nd oldest motor-sport’s event in the U.S. after the Indianapolis 500.
The foot race to the summit during the Pikes Peak Marathon is the second-oldest foot race in the U.S., behind the Boston Marathon.
The annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo and Hot Air Balloon Classic have been voted by the American Bus Association as one of the “Top 100 Events in North America”.
The Western Museum of Mining and Industry coordinates an event annually in June called the
Pikes Peak Antique Machinery Days, displaying over 200 items that are approximately 100 years old.
The Western Museum also coordinates Tea in the Garden, a traditional, turn-of-the-century tea with presentations on Iris gardening.
The Penrose Equestrian Center, (719) 520-6711, hosts many different events annually, including a benefit called the Old West Festival and Rocky Mountain Shootout, (719) 477-1802, featuring re-enactments, mountain men, Indian village, fast draw contests, live cowboy music and more.
Manitou Springs events: In Manitou Springs there are many unique events held annually, such as the Great Fruitcake Toss, held in January, where anyone not sure what to do with their uneaten fruitcake from the holidays can participate in a competition for the furthest-thrown fruitcake! (719) 685-5089.
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