28th annual Territory Days in OCC May 29-31
Plans have firmed up for the 28th annual Territory Days in Old Colorado City on Memorial Day weekend.
The street festival, named for Old Colorado City's brief sojourn in 1862 as the Colorado territorial capital, will run from Saturday, May 29, through Monday, May 31.
West Colorado Avenue will be closed between 24th and 27th streets for the outdoor gala, which attracts crowds of up to 140,000 people over the three days.
As is traditional for the event, visitors will be treated to a wide variety of entertainment, including kids' rides; bands in the Bancroft Park bandshell; street musicians, dancers and gunfighters; gold panning; a mechanical bull; a birds of prey booth; a “territorial jail”; a climbing wall; and a beer garden.
Local merchants' retail shops will be open; in addition, the streets will be filled with about 200 booths selling a wide spectrum of items as well as food and drink.
Territory Days started in 1976 as part of the city- and statewide Centennial celebration of Colorado becoming a state.
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