This looks like a good time! From the website:
Get ready for a fun community pep rally as Mayor Steve Bach officially launches the Mayor's Spirit of the Springs initiative on Friday, September 16, from 4-6:30 p.m. on the south lawn of the Pioneers Museum.
Bring a picnic or purchase refreshments on site (featuring Mollica's, Colorado Smokehouse, Colorado City Creamery, and Nourish Organic Juice and Smoothies) or at nearby restaurants while you enjoy a variety of family-friendly entertainment. Performances from the Air Academy Marching Band and District 11 Cheerleading squads are not to be missed!
Free street parking is available on Vermijo and other streets east of Nevada near the museum. Park for $1 in the City garage at Colorado and Nevada starting at 4 p.m. or in the Kiowa/Nevada garage starting at 2 p.m. Bike racks are available for bike parking (bring a lock).
About The Mayor's Spirit of the Springs Initiative
The Mayor's Spirit of the Springs initiative encourages citizens to celebrate, connect and become involved in Colorado Springs, through arts and culture, fitness, activities, and local traditions. The program is a call to action for all ages to get involved, meet others in our city and see how all of us will contribute to our community in some personal way.
Highlights of the September 16 Celebration
Air Force Academy cheerleaders and mascot (The Bird)
District 11 cheerleading squads
Air Academy Marching Band
Tunes to dance to by Celebration Station DJ Company
Pictures and Photos with local athletes in training for the Olympics
Interactive activities for kids by City Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services and the Chamber's Rising Professionals, including hole-in-one golf and basketball shooting
Try out some of the coolest bikes around from Angletech
Bounce house ($5 - all you can bounce!)
The amazing one-and-only Benji will wow you
Touch-a-Truck with snow plow, fire truck, dump truck and more
Visit the latest exhibits at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, which will remain open late (6:30 p.m.) for this special event:
Behind the Lens: Photography in the Pikes Peak Region, which highlights five photographers who capture the spirit and beauty of our local area.
Framing Community: Exposing Identity, which examines the meaning of community while inviting visitors to ponder: "What is uniquely Colorado Springs?" and
Pedal Power: Bicycling in Colorado Springs, which features the first bicycle ever owned by a resident of Colorado Springs.
And a few surprises!