Victor Celebrates the Arts – Labor Day Weekend, 2017

Looking for something unique to do on the LABOR DAY WEEKEND? Try VICTOR CELEBRATES THE ARTS! A treat is in store for gamblers, history buffs, art lovers, families, and tourists at the 18h annual en Plein Air art show and sale in Victor. Dozens of artists from around the country gather to capture the lively, authentic 1890’s gold mining community. The magnificent scenery of the Sangre de Christo Range lends inspiration
as well. Hundreds of paintings are created on location within 10 miles of the Victor City Hall during the week prior to Labor Day. Artists will seek out new and interesting sites in Victor as well as Cripple Creek this year. The artists look forward to visiting the numerous shops and casinos who have donated gifts and free passes to be given out at the Artists Reception. A new feature added to the Labor Day Quick Draw, Monday Sept
5 is live music to be played while the artists paint in Wallace Park
This popular show and sale is at the Elks Hall Ballroom, 3rd and Diamond, Sept. 2-3 , (9-5) and Labor Day, Sept 4 (9-1). The free event opens 9 am. Watch artists paint on Victor streets Aug 18 thru-Sept 1 prior to the show. Additional at events include the BRUSH RUSH timed competition, Sun. Sept 3 9am-noon. The Wallace Park QUICK DRAW and SELL , Mon. Sept. 4, 9am-noon features artists painting vignettes in a timed event (public applause determines the $100 winner). Chuck wagon vittles, live music and bin artwork for sale as well. Colorado gold mining history, antique shops, unique stores, museums and restaurants all add to the fun.
Victor is located 1 hr. west of Colorado Springs, and 5 mi south of Cripple Creek. An invitation to the private PURCHASE PATRON PARTY, Fri. Sept will be sent upon request . Info at   and 719-689-5836 or 303-781-2643 for information.

Tours Feature History During Gold Rush Days!!!

Gold Rush Days in Victor, Colorado is this weekend — July 14-16, 2017.  Three special events highlighting Victor’s unique heritage are scheduled as follows.

  •  Guided Walking Tour of Sunnyside Cemetery–11 AM, Saturday, June 15, Tickets $10 per person available outside the cemetery gates or at the Victor~Lowell Thomas Museum.  Call (719) 689-5509 for more information.
  • Guided Walking Tour of Downtown Victor–11 AM, Saturday, June 15, Tickets $10 per person available at the Victor~Lowell Thomas Museum.  Call (719) 689-5509 for more information.
  • Narrated Trolley Tours–10 AM and 1 PM, Saturday, June 15, Leaving from the Cripple Creek Visitors Information Center (in the Old Restored Train Car between the Tourist Train Depot & the Cripple Creek District Museum), Tickets $10 per person available in the Restored Train Car.  This hour and 40 minute trolley tour loops through Cripple Creek and Victor.  Actors from the Victorian Society, portraying historic characters, step on the trolley at various locations along the way.  These tours are also available the First & Third Saturday of each month during the summer season.  Call (719) 689-3289 for more information.

Of course the Victor~Lowell Thomas Museum and the Victor~Agriculture & Mining Museum are open all weekend.  Click this highlighted link for a complete Schedule of all the Gold Rush Days Events.  Hope to see you there.


Victor Heritage Society–Working Together to Preserve Historic Victor, Colorado.  For more details about VHS Activities & Membership see our web page  Mailing address:  PO Box 424, Victor, CO 80860.