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U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum Hosts Paris Summer Fest Celebration





U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum to host the Paris Summer Fest Celebration throughout the Games

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Experience the spirit and excitement of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games right here in Olympic City USA. From July 26 to September 8, the United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum invites you to celebrate Team USA at the 2024 Paris Summer Fest celebration.

“Our Paris Summer Fest celebration is a unique opportunity to share the joy and inspiration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games with our community,” said USOPM CEO Marisa Wigglesworth. “We are thrilled to bring a piece of Paris to Olympic City USA and create memorable experiences for our visitors.”

Paris Summer Fest will feature daily activities including Olympic and Paralympic athlete meet-and-greets and artifact demonstrations. Sammy Schultz, 2020 Olympian, will instruct guests in shooting fundamentals and offer tips for laser pistols used in modern pentathlon.

“I’m honored to be part of this celebration and to share the Olympic spirit with everyone attending,” said Schultz. “The interactive sport demonstrations will be a fantastic way to bring visitors closer to the Games.”

Live event coverage will be shown on the museum’s 40-foot tall screen in the Atrium, where guests can order a snack or meal from the Flame Café to be delivered right to their table.

Additional Paris Summer Fest highlights include:

  • July 26: 11:30 a.m. // Olympic Opening Ceremony: Enjoy live coverage of the 2024 Paris Games Opening Ceremony on the Museum’s 40-foot LED wall and the convenience of mobile ordering from Flame Café.

  • July 27: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. // Free Downtown Summer Fest: In partnership with the Colorado Springs Sports Corp, this free event in front of the museum will be a citywide celebration for all ages. Tickets are required to enter the museum. Click here to learn more.

  • Aug. 1: 1:30-3 p.m. // Carly Patterson Meet & Greet: 2004 Olympic all-around champion Carly Patterson will be meeting with guests and signing autographs.

  • Aug. 2: all day // Live Olympic-Themed Painting: Olympic City USA Task Force Co-Chair Bernard Sandoval will be painting a new Olympic-themed piece throughout the day. Sandoval will add to his Olympic collection which includes paintings of Peggy Fleming, Jesse Owens, Bonnie Blair, Ruben Gonzalez, and Jim Thorpe.

  • Aug. 3: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. // Paris Games Free, Outdoor Watch Party: Cheer on Team USA for the free, outdoor watch party on the giant screen. There will be beverages available and mobile ordering from Flame Café. Museum access will require a ticket.

  • Aug. 9: TBD // USA Fencing Paralympic Media Day: Join us as USA Fencing hosts its media day at the museum for the 2024 U.S. Paralympic Fencing Team. The six Paralympians will engage with the media and share their inspiring stories with guests.

  • Aug. 11: TBD // Olympic Closing Ceremony Watch Carty: Witness the Closing Ceremony live on the Museum’s impressive 40-foot LED wall and take advantage of mobile ordering from Flame Café.

  • Aug. 28 Starting at 11 a.m. // Paralympic Opening Ceremony Watch Party: Catch the live coverage of the Paris 2024 Paralympic Opening Ceremony on the LED wall, with the convenience of mobile ordering from Flame Café.

  • Aug. 31: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. // Paralympic Day Celebration: Enjoy the live broadcast of the Paralympic Closing Ceremony on the Museum’s 40-foot LED wall, with the convenience of mobile ordering from Flame Café.

  • Sept. 8: TBD // Paralympic Closing Ceremony Watch Party: Enjoy live coverage of the Closing Ceremony on the Museum’s 40-foot LED wall and the convenience of mobile ordering from Flame Café.

All events require museum admission unless otherwise noted. For more information and to plan your visit, please visit

About the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum offers an immersive and universally accessible look into the journey of Team USA’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Through interactive exhibits, innovative displays, and a comprehensive artifact collection, the Museum instills the Olympic values of excellence, friendship, and respect, as well as the Paralympic values of determination, equality, inspiration, and courage in every visitor. It honors yesterday’s legends with the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame while inspiring tomorrow’s legends through entertaining activities and events. The USOPM is more than a museum but a life-changing experience that will continue to educate and inspire the public to take part for generations to come.

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