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YEAR-ROUND EVENTS

Historic Walking Tour of Monument
Join us on a virtual walking tour of a few of Monument’s historic buildings. 

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ARTSites Tour
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JANUARY

9th Annual Wounded Warrior Ice Fishing Tournament
Date TBD, Monument Lake
Support the Wounded Warrior Project of Colorado Springs and get to meet some of our local heroes at this annual event.   

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FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

No Boys Allowed Tour

MAY

Downtown Art Hop
Third Thursday, May through September, 5 – 8 pm
Enjoy special events, Book signings, live music, anymore during these special days dedicated to art. Art Hops are canceled until the Covid-19 crisis is under control.

Farmers Market
Saturdays May through October, 8 am – 2 pm
Shop fresh produce, foods and hand-crafted items weekly.

JUNE

Concerts in the Park
Wednesdays in June and July, 7 – 9 pm, Limbach Park
Local and national performers to grace the stage at Limbach Park. Bring your own chairs in enjoy food, fun and great music for the whole family. A different band plays each week and there are food trucks if you’re hungry. Bring some cash to toss in the hats we pass.

Downtown Art Hop
Third Thursday, May through September, 5 – 8 pm
Enjoy special events, Book signings, live music, anymore during these special days dedicated to art. 

JULY

4th of July Parade and Street Fair
July 4th
Bring the family for a quintessential Americana 4th of July. Grab a seat for the locally-focused parade and enjoy 40+ vendors at the street. End the day with music and beer in Limbach Park.

Concerts in the Park
Wednesdays in June and July, 7 – 9 pm, Limbach Park
Local and national performers to grace the stage at Limbach Park. Bring your own chairs in enjoy food, fun and great music for the whole family. A different band plays each week and there are food trucks if you’re hungry. Bring some cash to toss in the hats we pass.

Downtown Art Hop
Third Thursday, May through September, 5 – 8 pm
Enjoy special events, Book signings, live music, anymore during these special days dedicated to art. 

AUGUST

Tri-Lakes Cruisers Annual Benefit Car Show
First Sunday in August, Front and 2nd Streets in Monument
The Tri-Lakes Cruisers, Inc., is a Colorado non-profit Car Club with its roots in the Tri-Lakes area of Colorado. Come and enjoy our show with Foreign or Domestic vehicles of all years, Restored, Muscle cars, Hot Rods, Street Rods, Customs, Vans, and Trucks.

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Downtown Art Hop
Third Thursday, May through September, 5 – 8 pm
Enjoy special events, Book signings, live music, anymore during these special days dedicated to art. 

Colorado Day

August first, 1876 Colorado joined the United States of America.

SEPTEMBER

Monu-Palooza
Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, Limbach Park
Remember Woodstock? Yeah, we don’t either … join us for the last non-school night of the summer and The Biggest Event of the Year around Monument!  Lots of music!  A family-friendly afternoon and evening: Free admission, with food trucks, water, and soda available on site … bring your camping chairs, your sunscreen and whatever else you need, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Bines and Brews
Third Saturday in September, Limbach Park 
Enjoy local beer, hard cider, and moonshine from 13 breweries, a cidery, and 2 distilleries. Enjoy upbeat contemporary jazz all afternoon.  

General admission – $25    
Designated driver – $10
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Downtown Art Hop
Third Thursday, May through September, 5 – 8 pm
Enjoy special events, Book signings, live music, anymore during these special days dedicated to art. 

OCTOBER

Safe Trick or Treat
Bring the kids downtown for a night of safe trick or treating as Monument merchants provide treats while kids show off their creative costumes.

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Covered Treasures Bookstore’s Fall Saturday Book Signings

 
October 31, 11-1
 
Midnight at the Barclay Hotel by Fleur Bradley:  Five murder suspects are invited to the haunted Barclay Hotel for a weekend getaway, and it is up to twelve-year-old JJ and eleven-year-old Penny–and a lonely ghost–to figure out who committed the crime.

NOVEMBER

Book Signings at Covered Treasures Bookstore
 
 
November 7, 1-3
 
Secret Denver:  A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure by Eric Peterson:  Where do the tunnels under the Colorado State Capitol go and why were they dug there in the first place? What is the backstory behind Tom’s Baby, the largest piece of gold ever unearthed in Colorado? Denver may be known worldwide as the Mile High City, but its elevation is just one item on a long list of anomalies. In Secret Denver: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure you’ll find many more quirks and mysteries to explore. Learn why Lakeside is one of the most historic amusement parks in the nation. Discover cemeteries repurposed as parks, streets once paved with radium, elves hiding in museum dioramas, and a seemingly endless parade of ghosts. 
 
November 14, 1-3
 
Colorado’s Highest:  The History of Naming the 14,000-Foot Peaks by Jeri Norgren and John Fielder:  This may be John Fielder’s finest history book since the popular Colorado 1870-2000 series of W.H. Jackson repeat photography books. Author Jeri Norgren has written fascinating text about just how the names were chosen for the 58 highest mountains in Colorado. Through extensive research of the early days of mining in Colorado, and the voluminous records of the Hayden Surveys of Colorado in the 1870s, Norgren has written what may prove to be a classic Colorado history book. But it’s not only words, it’s Fielder’s photographs of the fourteeners, many never before published, Robert L. Wogrin’s sublime oil paintings and sketches, and the historical sketches made in the 1870s by the artists of the Hayden Survey. These men climbed the peaks and sketched the mountains from on high.
 
November 21, noon-3
 
Forgiven Again by Gina Holder (12-3):  Annie Staten, now Kathleen Phillips, has dreamed of pursuing a political career and following in her father’s footsteps. But Richard was a hated man during his tenure as governor and now his enemies will stop at nothing to prevent his daughter from winning the election.
Ryan Whitestone has loved Annie since high school, but his heart is broken by the woman she has become. When the daughter she gave up for adoption comes back into her life, can he help her heal from her pain and remind her of who she used to be? 
 
Reagan’s Reward by Susan Mathis (1-3):  Next installment of the Thousand Island Gilded Age series.
 
November 28 (Small Business Saturday) 11-3
 
Seasoned, A Love Story by Jayme Mansfield (11-2):  Essie White battles loneliness two years after the death of her husband. Her romance-writing daughter suggests that her mother try online dating. Essie agrees, seeking male companionship only, not a love interest.  Widower Lou Rizzo isn’t seeking love either. But he accepts his friend’s dare and posts his profile on the dating site, although he uses an alias to safeguard his identity.  Essie and Lou meet, and their initial attraction soon develops into a friendship neither wants to lose. Lou, however, must confess his part in a decades-old incident that he feels Essie cannot forgive. She, too, harbors secrets that may jeopardize their future together.
 
Agnes at the End of the World by Kelly McWilliams (1-3):  Agnes loves her home of Red Creek — its quiet, sunny mornings, its dusty roads, and its God. There, she cares tirelessly for her younger siblings and follows the town’s strict laws. What she doesn’t know is that Red Creek is a cult, controlled by a madman who calls himself a prophet.

Then Agnes meets Danny, an Outsider boy, and begins to question what is and isn’t a sin. Her younger brother, Ezekiel, will die without the insulin she barters for once a month, even though medicine is considered outlawed. Is she a sinner for saving him? Is her sister, Beth, a sinner for dreaming of the world beyond Red Creek?
As the Prophet grows more dangerous, Agnes realizes she must escape with Ezekiel and leave everyone else, including Beth, behind. But it isn’t safe Outside, either: A viral pandemic is burning through the population at a terrifying rate. As Agnes ventures forth, a mysterious connection grows between her and the Virus. But in a world where faith, miracles, and cruelty have long been indistinguishable, will Agnes be able to choose between saving her family and saving the world?

 

Downtown Monument Holiday Open House
First Friday and Saturday in November
Enjoy food, fun, special events and sales as downtown businesses kick off the holiday season.

 

 

Shop Small Business Saturday
Saturday after Thanksgiving, 10 am – 6 pm
Celebrate our locally-owned businesses in historic downtown with are special holiday events and offers! When you shop locally, rather than online or in other cities, more revenue stays here, and that directly benefits our community. This is the most important shopping day of the year for our local economy. Shopping and dining at locally owned businesses may not seem like such a big deal, but the economic impact is vitally important to the economic health of our town. 

 

DECEMBER

December Book Signings at Covered Treasures Bookstore

December 5 (Small Town Christmas) 11-3
 
Secrets of the Sacred Bluestones by Caroline Eklund (11-1):  Shannon-Berry has always been a beautiful peaceful place, where the villagers have been happy and content. Years have gone by since the Henly family was taken from the castle to their home in the forest—there have been many changes over the years. There is a new addition to the family; the children, Krinkles and Krispen, have a baby brother. Everyone seems to be content and happy with their simple, quiet life in the forest. However, … something is not right? Is there trouble coming to this family? What did the messenger want that came in the middle of the night and terrified everyone? What was so urgent in his message? Why did Henly tell his wife Kimble and the children to stay hidden? Why was Arabella summoned by Kimble?
 
Without Warning: The Saga of Gettysburg, A Reluctant Union Hero and the Men He Inspired by Terry Pierce (1-3):  “Without Warning” is the gripping saga of the Battle of Gettysburg, the Union patriots who fought it, and the man who led them. It scrutinizes the role character plays in leadership and the challenge of the unexpected. Built firmly upon the annals of history, this epic historical novel brings to vivid life seven unforgettable days in the lives and trials of a Union general and his men as they brave the winds of war to save the United States of America.
 
December 12, 11-3
 
Mr. Figgletoes’ Toy Emporium by M. J.  Evans (11-1):  Just as the toy emporium’s magic changes everyone for the better, so young readers will find their expectations and perceptions of the characters in flux. The result is not just a fun magical adventure, but the story of true transformation, using one’s strengths, and changing the world for the better. Mr. Figgletoes’ Toy Emporium is very highly recommended  for young readers looking for a tale of magic which evolves into something even more delightful, advocating for a kinder world. Right now, this message is most welcome. Margie will have her horse trail guide books and her other horse related series for sale as well.
 
Defined By Fire by John Rabins (1-3):  John and his wife lost their home in the Black Forest on June 11, 2013. They also lost another property nearby on 11 acres with 9 buildings. Incredibly, on that same day John’s father in California died unexpectedly. To be sure, this series of events turned their lives upside down. Out of this tragedy God gave him a book to write containing seven definitional truths pertaining to anyone who claims Jesus as Messiah (each one comprises a separate chapter).
 
December 19, 11-3
 
The Lessons of Pi by Nicole Musmanno (11-1):  Aged before her time, with flecks of grey hair on her face even as a young dog, The Pi often embodied a stern expression with absolutely no tolerance for fools of any species. So how She chose me to impart Her Wisdom and Lessons I have no idea, other than like me, She embraced a “soul/student” who lacked the ability to see their own hidden Divine Potential. This book is my journey following Pika’s departure from this World and on to the next. It is the unabashed telling of the lost human I became immediately following The Pi’s death.
 
6 Blocks Home by Tara Stone (1-3):  Twelve year old Sam is in love with the boy across the street. The six blocks between home and school she walks with Tobias Howard are the best part of her day.  But Sam’s life is turned upside down when a terrible accident puts both of her parents in the hospital for months. Knowing of no other family members, Sam moves in with the Howards, and it’s a radically different kind of family life than she’s ever known. Different… and better. The longer she stays with the Howards, the more Sam recognizes the dysfunction in her own family. She wants her parents to get well. But she doesn’t want to go back to the way things were. Fourteen year old Tobias Howard feels sorry for the friendless girl from across the street, but his own friends think Sam Ingram is a weirdo… and his parents like her way too much.  When Sam moves in with his family, Tobias isn’t prepared for just how much she’s going to change (or ruin?) his life. Little by little, his priorities start to rearrange themselves, and his friends aren’t too happy about it. The fact that Tobias finds himself falling for Sam doesn’t help. As Sam and Tobias grow by turns closer and further apart, they are both challenged to learn how to love… and how to let go.

 

Small Town Christmas
First Saturday in December, 10 am – 6 pm
Come downtown and celebrate the warmth and magic of the holiday season with visits from Santa and Mrs. Clause and their reindeer, hay rides, crafts, and other traditional Christmas activities.

 

Monument Tree Lighting
1st Saturday in December, Limbach Park
Join the community for this holiday kickoff. Enjoy festive music performed by local schools and churches.

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North Pole Craft Fair
First Saturday in December, at the old Grace Best Elementary on Jefferson St.
Wonderful holiday craft fair put on by Monument Hills Kiwanis. 

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