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Tokyo Games Fan Fest

July 29 - August 1

USOPM’s Tokyo Games Fan Fest is a free, outdoor Olympic festival taking place July 29 through August 1, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Make plans to visit the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum where you can cheer on Team USA! Watch the Games on a 50-foot screen, enjoy a wide selection of food and beverages, and even meet some Olympic and Paralympic guests. 

See the full schedule here.

Tokyo Games Fan Fest (Day 1) Schedule
7/29/21: 10:00am – 10:00pm

Fan Fest hits the ground running with four Olympians joining the Museum for autograph signings, sport demonstrations and more. Guests will have the chance to meet Olympians Hilary Wolf Saba (judo // 1996, 2000), Cliff Sunada (judo // 1996), Barb Kunkel (taekwondo // 2000) and Jenny Arthur (weightlifting // 2016). Visitors may get to try their hand at judo, karate, taekwondo and goalball led by some of Team USA’s best.

Team USA athlete-led sports demos, including judo, karate, taekwondo and goalball, in addition to interactive exhibits like the Coke Zone games and prize tent, the First Tee Golfopotamus learn-to-chip challenge and the Colorado Springs Switchbacks soccer challenge, will all be available to the public. The Museum’s outdoor 50-foot video screen is airing coverage of the Tokyo Olympics all day while KCSF-AM’s Ryan Kaufman broadcasts live from the Plaza. USOPM & Team USA Merchandise and a variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Tokyo Games Fan Fest (Day 2) Schedule
7/30/21: 10:00am – 10:00pm

Fan Fest will be brimming with athlete visitors and event demonstrations. Gold medalist Susan Rapp-von der Lippe (swimming // 1980, 1984, 1988), Jim Campbell (ice hockey // 1994), Dennis Van Valkenburgh (canoe // 1964) and Barb Kunkel (taekwondo // 2000) will be speaking and signing autographs, while sports to be featured for demonstrations include table tennis, skateboarding, goalball and taekwondo. 

Other special guests include the Air Force Academy Falcon, Ziggy the Switchbacks FC Mascot, and KIBT-FM’s Cheeba, who will be live broadcasting the Rhythmic Top 40. The Golfopotamus, the Coke Zone and the 50-foot outdoor video screen are all returning with additional activations presented by Comcast, Air Force Academy and Ent Credit Union. Merchandise, food and beverages will be for sale.

Tokyo Games Fan Fest (Day 3) Schedule
7/31/21: 10:00am – 10:00pm

Day three of Fan Fest will be in conjunction with the City of Colorado Springs’ Sesquicentennial Downtown Celebration and SportsCorp. The Museum will host several Team USA athletes: Olympians Karen Chen (figure skating // 2018), Steele Johnson (diving // 2016), Bradie Tennell (figure skating // 2018), Vincent Zhou (figure skating // 2018), and Paralympians Kirk Black (Paralympic curling // 2018) and Chris Clemens (Paralympic track and field // 2012). SportsCorp will welcome U.S. Olympic hall of famers Bonnie Blair (speedskating // 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994) and Jackie Joyner-Kersee (track & field // 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996) along with McKenna Geer (Paralympic shooting // 2016, 2020) and USOPM guest experience team member.

Along with a wide array of Tokyo themed food and beverages, guests will learn about triathlon on Sierra Madre, figure skating on a synthetic ice rink and wheelchair basketball on Vermijo – all from athletes themselves! 

There will be lots to see: on the ground, guests can enjoy the Museum’s 50-foot screen covering all the Tokyo 2020 action on the Plaza, special musical performances by Denver Taiko, Hickabee, WireWood Station and Martini Shot, as well as the live remote broadcast of Hot AC from KVUU-FM. When guests look up, they will see the xfinity Hot Air Balloons as well as the Flying Aces trampoline acrobatics team taking to the skies!

Tokyo Games Fan Fest (Day 4) Schedule
8/1/21: 10:00am – 10:00pm

Day 4 ends Fan Fest with a bang. The USOPM is welcoming 2016 bronze-medalist Olympic wrestler J’Den Cox to sign autographs and meet guests. Professionals will be demonstrating taekwondo, fencing and judo as well.

The Comcast activation and the Coke Zone will return and be joined by the ZooMobile and the Air Force Academy’s Glider & Flight Simulator. 

The 50-foot screen will be airing coverage from Tokyo for all guests to enjoy while KILO-FM’s Rock records live at the Museum.


July 29
August 1
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