Colorado Springs St. Patrick's Day Fun
St. Patrick's Day is quickly approaching, and Colorado Springs is ready to celebrate. After many events being canceled the last two years, it's time to have a little fun once again. Colorado Springs like most larger cities have planned several events surrounding St. Patrick's Day. Check out the exciting St. Patrick's Day events and plan to attend one or all of them.
Locate the Leprechaun
An early start to St. Patrick's Day festivities, but very necessary. Lenny the Leprechaun has gone into hiding and he is needed for the parade.
On March 5th, from 1 pm to 3 pm, your child will have the opportunity to show off their detective skills. The first stop is Tony's Downtown Bar where you will pick up a scroll with clues to find Lenny, a map, and of course some swag, your official t-shirt.
There is a total of ten stops along the way, each stop provides a clue that Lenny left behind. The entire course is just shy of 1 mile and each location not only has a clue but, conveniently some locations have excellent food and drinks options that you may want to take a break and enjoy. The final destination is Josh and John's Ice Cream, no better way to celebrate all the hard work of being a detective than enjoying a sweet treat.
Locating the Leprechaun does require registering and there is a small non-refundable registration fee.
St. Patty's Sports Expo
The St. Patty's Sports Expo is an excellent event for fitness lovers. The event allows you to meet local businesses that also have a love of sport and wellness.
This event is not just for the experienced fitness guru, this is truly an event for anyone, whether you've already been actively participating in your fitness choice or simply trying to discover what your fitness pleasure is. The expo allows participants to explore the opportunities available in Colorado Springs, meet with the experts, and find local organizations that are available.
This event will be held at the Wyndham Grand Hotel on Friday, March 11th from 10 am to 6 pm.
5K for St. Patrick's Day Race
The official kick-off for St. Patrick's Day, a 5K race. This is the 38th annual 5K for St. Patrick's Day Race located in the downtown area, the flattest 5K in Colorado Springs.
Participants enjoy getting decked out in their kilts, green racewear, and shamrock accessories to bring on the bling.
The race will begin at 10 am on March 12th. Registration is required and early packet pick-up is encouraged, early packet pick-up will be at the Wyndham Hotel, Friday, March 11th at the Mining Exchange from 10 am to 6 pm. Limited packet pick-up is available on race day near Wilbur's Fountain in Acacia Park. There are no refunds for this event and if you decide at the last minute to participate there is a $5 late fee.
The 5K for St. Patrick's Day is just the beginning of the day's events, you'll want to stick around for more fun.
Leprechaun Fun Run
You don't want to leave the kids out of the fun, the Leprechaun Fun Run is a race designed for the kids.
Runners will race down Tejon Street, 1/2 mile run for the younger leprechauns and a full mile run for the older ones.
Participants will enjoy getting assigned their very own racer bib number with their registration as well as a shirt.
The Leprechaun Fun Run is held on March 12th at 11 am, racers need to be at the starting line by 10:45 am. Registration is required with pre-packet pick-up encouraged. Early packet pick-up will be held from 10 am - 6 pm at the Wyndham Hotel, Friday, March 11th at the Mining Exchange. There are no refunds.
St. Patrick's Day Parade
The St. Patrick's Day Parade is back! After two years of deferment, the biggest parade in Colorado Springs returns celebrating its 38th year.
St. Patrick's Day events are spread out throughout the weeks leading up to and after St. Patrick's Day. The parade is a must-see!
The parade begins at noon on March 12th in downtown Colorado Springs. Bring the family out to enjoy the family fun and entertainment of the parade.
Pedalin' St. Pat's Bike Ride
Pedalin' St. Pat's Bike Ride is a fun event that spans over two days beginning this year on March 19th. This ride is appropriate for intermediate and advanced riders, but it is open to anyone.
Participants will choose between two courses: intermediate or challenging. Whether you choose the intermediate or challenging both begin and end at the Trails End Taproom. The intermediate ride is around 21 miles, and the challenge is around 31 miles in total distance.
The course links will be available soon, registration is currently open.
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in true Colorado Springs style, promoting fun, fitness, wellness, and togetherness.