Now in its 88th 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 days. Enjoy games, live entertainment, heritage competitions and don't miss meeting our new, baby donkeys!Find out more »
We already know there’s no better place to see the golden aspen leaves than on the roads to Cripple Creek. So why not add onto the spectacle? There will be a HUGE street party with an entire city block of inflatable fun, featuring a massive slide, a gigantic obstacle course, bounce houses, live music, plenty of street vendors and art inspired by Mother Nature’s fine fall handiwork. Don’t miss the 4th Annual Big Aspen Happnin’!Find out more »
Every October is Arts Month in Cripple Creek! Join us throughout the month of October to see local artists' works displayed in some of the historic buildings that line Bennett Avenue right in downtown Cripple Creek. Every weekend you have the chance to see amazing artwork! The kickoff to the October Arts Month begins with Art in the Park on Saturday, October 6th in the pocket park next to City Hall. Display your artistic skills on the 6'x40' Canvas (art…Find out more »
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 drive (with your favorite Christmas tunes playing) on a self-guided tour through our area as our mine headframes are decorated with large Christmas light displays. Would you prefer a guided tour? Then be sure to check out the detailed schedule of events for the time and date for the guided tour over the main event weekend.
The Cripple Creek Ice Festival is a spectacular event. Come watch ice sculptors carve ice into beautiful works of art that will amaze you. 2020 marks the 13th year for this premiere event.. Past themes have included a Mythological Wonderland, Story Time, Under the Sea, a Military Salute Carved in Ice, a Rocky Mountain Wonderland, the Old West and a Safari theme. This year's theme is TBD! The Cripple Creek Ice Festival features numerous fun events to enjoy throughout the…Find out more »