Event includes gunfighters, gold-panning, dancers, 14 musical groups

WHAT: 28th Annual Territory Days.
WHEN: May 29, 30 and 31.
WHERE: Old Colorado City. West Colorado Avenue will be closed from 24th Street to 27th Street.
TIMES: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 10 am to 6 pm on Monday.
ACTIVITIES: Beer Garden in Colbrunn Court.
Kids rides in the parking lot on the south side of Colorado Avenue between 26th & 27th Streets.
MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT - Bands in the Bancroft Park Bandshell:
11:30 a.m., Tall Trees.
1 p.m., Jerry Brown & the CW Wranglers.
2:30 p.m., High Fidelity.
4 p.m., Last Band on Earth.
11 a.m., Colorado Springs Conservatory.
Noon, The Side Kickers.
1 p.m., Jerry Brown & the CW Wranglers.
2:30 p.m., Little Big Band.
4 p.m., The Side Kickers.
5:30 p.m., Verdict
11:30 a.m., Shock 51.
2 p.m., Phatt Daddy and the Phat Horn Doctors.
MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT - varying times, all three days:
Brule & Nicole (Native American music on piano and flute) on Stage A at 27th Street and Colorado Ave
Ancient Winds (Equadorian music) on Stage AE, in the 2400 block.
Darren Skanson (classical guitar) on Stage AN, north side of 2500 block.
Jamie Janover (dulcimer) on Stage M, south side of 2500 block.

OTHER ENTERTAINMENT - varying times, all three days:
Indian Dancers at 26th and Colorado.
Gold Canyon Gun Fighters at 26th and Colorado and at Bancroft Park.
Mechanical Bull at Bancroft Park
Gold Panning on South 26th Street.

FOOD/DRINK: Wide varieties, from buffalo burgers to Greek salads, fresh tamales to shrimp on a stick. Various types of cold beverages, with alcohol (beer) sold and allowed only in the beer garden. Old Colorado City's restaurants will also be open for business.

HISTORY: Since 1976, the Old Colorado City Associates, a descendant of the El Paso Claim Club, has hosted a festival in commemoration of the first Territorial Capitol. The first Territory Days festival was during Colorado's centennial and America's bicentennial celebrations. Territory Days has grown from a small neighborhood craft fair into a three-day, Memorial Day weekend street festival which now hosts up to 200 craft, commercial and food vendors and has attracted as many as 140,000 attendees.

Edited from press release