U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs

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





COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Today marks One Year Out to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, and Team USA fans can experience the excitement of the Games right here in Olympic City USA. The festivities kickoff on Saturday, July 27, 2024, with the Downtown Summer Fest™ celebration hosted by the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum.

The Downtown Summer Fest celebration is a free, indoor and outdoor event that runs from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the plaza of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum. Team USA fans can watch the Paris Games broadcast on KOAA News 5 on a giant outdoor screen, enjoy live entertainment, food and beverage plus Olympic and Paralympic athlete autograph sessions and sport demonstrations.

“The Sports Corp is dedicated to transforming Colorado Springs into the premier sports destination and supporting the Olympic and Paralympic movements in Olympic City USA,” said Megan Leatham, president and CEO of Colorado Springs Sports Corporation. “We are thrilled to support our country’s greatest athletes competing in Paris by providing a free opportunity to celebrate the Olympic Games right here in our backyard.”

The festivities continue with the USOPM’s Paris Summer Fest celebration, which will run from July 28 through Sept. 8 during the 2024 Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games. Guests will have an opportunity to meet with Team USA athletes, enjoy the artifacts, try Olympic and Paralympic sports such as Skiing, Archery or run with an athlete.

“The USOPM’s Paris Summer Fest will not only bring the energy and excitement of the Paris Games to Olympic City USA, but also provide an immersive experience for visitors,” said Marisa Wigglesworth, chief executive officer at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum. “Guests can meet Team USA athletes, explore captivating artifacts and participate in Olympic and Paralympic sports throughout the Games.”

“Colorado Springs is truly at the heart of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic movement, and we are proud to be the one and only Olympic City USA,” said Colorado Springs Mayor Yemi Mobolade. “We look forward to celebrating Team USA in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games at the Downtown Summer Fest a year from today. Our hope is that the support of our community will be felt by Team USA athletes, further igniting their passion, motivation and drive as they compete on the world’s largest stage of sports.”

Visit usopm.org to learn more.

About the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum offers an immersive and universally accessible experience, celebrating the achievements of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes. With interactive exhibits, innovative displays and a comprehensive artifact collection, the USOPM embodies Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect, as well as Paralympic values of determination, equality, inspiration and courage.

Honoring past legends with the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame and inspiring future generations through engaging activities and events, the USOPM provides a life-changing experience that educates and inspires visitors for years to come.


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