6 Things To Do This Memorial Day

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Buena Vista CKS PaddleFest: Enjoy kayaking competitions, gear boat and bike swaps, Main Street sale, workshops, vendors, town party, wine and beer gardens, bouldering, trail run and river walk and crossfit.

327 E. Main St., Buena Vista. ckspaddlefest.com

Territory Days: Come on down for food, concerts, gunfighters, vendors, petting zoo, Air Force drill team, and more! Old Colorado City between 23rd and 27th streets, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday. More details

Create Cañon City Balloon Classic: Hot-air balloon launches 6:30 a.m. Saturday through Monday, weather permitting. Model rocket launches; Connor Doran kite flying demonstrations (bring your kite); bike races; vendors; 5K run, walk or ride; beer garden; wine tasting room. Holy Cross Abbey, 2951 US 50, Cañon City. canoncityballoonclassic.org

Memorial Day Commemoration: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 10th U.S. Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers will honor George M. Mason at the Spanish American War section at 11 a.m., butterfly release 1 p.m. and unveiling of 2015 Story Boards, Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.; 568-6646.

Memorial Day Ceremony: Hosted by the Pikes Peak Veterans Council, 11 a.m., The Enlisted Association, 834 Emory Circle; Carmen, 570-9158, cspesek@gmail.com.

Memorial Day Plant Sale

This annual event at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has the largest plant selection on the mountain, with incredible prices. Proceeds from the event go toward supporting the Horticulture Department, and the Zoo’s Horticulture Staff is on hand to answer gardening questions. The Plant Sale features over 250 varieties of resource-wise perennials, grasses, and herbs that perform well in the Pikes Peak region. Online pre-ordering for the 2015 sale is now open through Monday, May 18, 2015 at 5pm. If you have any questions, concerns or comments regarding your pre-orders please contact the Horticulture Department, 719-484-7842.

When: May 23-25, 2015; 9am-5pm
Cost:  No Zoo admission is required to attend the plant sale. Plant prices vary.

 

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