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U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum and Colorado Springs Sports Corporation Announce Downtown Summer Fest Celebration

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Today marks 100 days until the start of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, and here in Olympic City USA, Team USA fans can experience the excitement. The celebration kicks off on Saturday, July 27, with the Downtown Summer Fest hosted by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum and the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation. 

The Downtown Summer Fest is free to the public and will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Museum, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will require a ticket for entry. 

During the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Museum will continue the festivities as part of the USOPM’s Paris Summer Fest Celebration. Every day throughout the Games, the Museum will feature daily programming, including athlete meet and greets, artifact demonstrations and more. 

The Downtown Summer Fest kickoff celebration on July 27 will have an array of activities, including:   

  • The Official Torch Relay presented by Olympic City USA: To kick off the event, Olympians, Paralympians, and community dignitaries will carry a torch across the Park Union Bridge and light the cauldron, starting at 11 a.m. 
  • Athlete meet & greets: Team USA athlete meet and greets with autograph signings and the opportunity to meet Olympic Champion Dominique Dawes, member of the 1996 Magnificent Seven Gymnastics Team. 
  • Live Paris Games coverage: A giant outdoor screen will have live coverage of the Paris Games playing for fans to cheer on Team USA.  
  • Live Music: Enjoy live music throughout the day by talented local musicians. 
  • Community vendors: Explore a variety of vendors offering everything from delicious food and refreshing beverages to unique arts and crafts. 
  • Sport demonstrations: Witness the fast-paced action of Team Handball with a thrilling demonstration on the plaza and experience the grace and precision of fencing with an exciting demonstration by USA Fencing athletes, along with other informational booths. 
  • USA Basketball clinic: Basketball enthusiasts (ages 6-17) can improve their skills and learn from the best at the USA Basketball clinic. Register HERE. 
  • Aerial pura performance: Prepare to be mesmerized by breathtaking aerial performances that will leave you in awe. 
  • On the Break Dance Academy performance: Enjoy the dynamic moves and impressive choreography of the On the Break Dance Academy performers.  
 

For more information, visit downtownsummerfest.org. 

Before the event, the second annual Rocky Mountain 5K at America the Beautiful Park will start at 9 a.m., in partnership with the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region, as part of the Rocky Mountain State Games. The evening will conclude with the Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC’s “An Evening In Paris Gala” from 6:30-11 p.m. The gala celebrates the business community’s successes and registration is now open. Visit cscedc.com to learn more. 

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable celebration of sports, culture, and community in Olympic City USA. 

 

About the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation  
Colorado Springs Sports Corporation (CSSC) exists to inspire and advance Colorado Springs, Olympic City USA, and the Pikes Peak Region through sport and community events. Through event promotion and community development activities, CSSC plays a critical role in bringing civic leaders together with some of the nation’s premier sporting organizations to promote tourism and create positive economic impact. 
 
Colorado Springs Sports Corporation

Hosts annual signature and partnership events including The Broadmoor Cycle to the Summit, Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off, Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame, Pikes Peak APEX, Pikes Peak Regional Airshow, Rocky Mountain State Games, Star-Spangled Symphony & Fourth of July Fireworks, Downtown Summer Fest, and various sport centric celebrations. In addition, supporting the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, National and International Governing Bodies of Sport, and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum remains a staple component of the overall mission. 
 
For more information on the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation visit our website: SportsCorp.org. 
 
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. 
 
About the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region 
There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors. That is why the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region is partnering with two other great organizations to impact our community with a focus on health and wellness. The Rocky Mountain Run 5K allows the Y to help bring another great 5K race to the Pikes Peak Region in a fun and safe environment. At the Y we are a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility and we look forward to serving our community at another great event! 

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