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Pueblo offers community summer fun


By Nikki Martinez

Many people complain, “There’s nothing to do in Pueblo,” but if they took a look at the city’s events, they might find something offering them fun, education and culture.

Below is a list of Pueblo’s upcoming events, according to the city of Pueblo’s official website, as well as the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce’s website. The added bonus is that many of these events are free to the public.

For transportation to any of the events, use Pueblo’s city bus resource during the Pueblo Transit Deal, “Go Green & Kids Go For Free.” The deal will be in effect until August 31, and offers free bus rides for children. For more information, call 719-553-2727.

Programs in the Park at Bessemer Park

When: Wednesday, July 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Bessemer Park, on the corner of Northern Avenue and Central Avenue.

Cost: Free

Offers: “Books in the Park,” 10 a.m. -2 p.m. “Arts in the Park,” 10 a.m. -2 p.m. “Y on Wheels,” 10 a.m. -12 p.m.

Provided by: Pueblo Parks and Recreation, Pueblo City-County Library, the YMCA, Girl Scouts of Colorado and Boy Scouts

For more information, call 719-543-4690, extension 109.

Free nutrition and exercise class at El Centro Del Quinto Sol

When: Wednesday, July 27 through Wednesday, September 14, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: El Centro Del Quinto Sol, 609 N. Erie Ave.

Cost: Free

Bus Stop: Eighth Street and Court Street.

Offers: Nutritional and exercise information for all ages

Provided by: El Centro Del Quinto Sol recreational faciltiy

For more information, call 719-542-5648.

Magical Summer Nights

When: Event will begin Thursday, July 28, and continue every Thursday until August 26, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: 130 S. Union Ave.

Cost: Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children

Offers: Magic tricks by magician Kyle Groves, appearances by the “Incredible Mr. E,” interactive and clean comedy for families and live animals.

Provided by:  Mystery Magic Theater & The Party People.

For more information, call 719-544-5607.

Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo Farmers Market

When: Event will begin Thursday, July 28, and continue every Thursday until September 29, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: The Historic Arkansas Riverwalk, located in downtown Pueblo

Cost: Free to attend, cost of goods vary by merchant

Offers: Food grown by local farmers at a low cost.

For more information, contact Kevin Ortiz at 719-583-4694.

Festival Fridays

When: Event will begin Friday, July 29, and continue every Friday until August 6, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: The Jackson Sculpture Garden at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave.

Cost: Tickets are $4 in advance, $5 at the gate. The cost of food and beverages will vary.

Offers: Musical performances from the bands, “Boogie Machine,” “Suga Bear,” “The Showtime Band,” “Phat Daddy & the Phat Horn Doctors,” “Martini Shot” and “Funkiphino.” Two-for-one beers, wells drinks and wines are available during happy hour. All proceeds will benefit the art education programs.

For more information, call 719-295-7200, or visit the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center’s website at

How to Help: Training for Clergy, Friends and Family

When: Thursday, July 28, 11:30 a.m.

Where: Pueblo Municipal Justice Center, 200 S. Main St.

Cost: Seats are $20 per person

Offers: Training for those who may be asked for guidance from those who are abused.

Provided by: Pueblo Domestic Violence Community Task Force

For more information, call 719- 553-2259.

Pueblo Breastfeeding Celebration

When: Friday, July 29, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Mineral Palace Park, 1600 Santa Fe Avenue

Cost: Free

Bus stop: Eighth Street and Court Street

Offers: A Breastfeeding Awareness Walk, games for kids, face painting, a penny vote for the favorite breastfeeding story and an opportunity to educate people about breastfeeding.

Provided by: the Pueblo organization, Women Infants Children (WIC)

For more information, call 719-557-2005.

Super Saturday Music Fest at the Arts Center

When: Saturday, July 30, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Where: The Jackson Sculpture Garden at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave.

Cost: Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the gate. $500 VIP tables are available.

Offers: Musical performances from “The Texas Tornados” and “Roberto Griego & Bad Habitz.” VIPs will enjoy front row seating and VIP bar drinks and food. VIP perks also include eight show tickets and VIP badges. VIP tables are limited.

For more information, call 719-295-7200, or go to the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center’s website, at

Scary Broadway

When:  Event will begin Saturday, July 30, and continue every week until Sunday, August 7, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Damon Runyon Repertory Theatre, 611 N. Main St.

Cost: Tickets are $12 to $20, depending on seating and availability

Offers: A performance of around 40 songs from Broadway shows like “Jekyll & Hyde,” “Young Frankenstein” and “Little Shop of Horrors.” Doors open one hour before show time.

For more information, contact Emily Briggs at 719-564-0579.

Novias de Mexico

When: Saturday, July 30, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Hoag Hall at Colorado State University – Pueblo, 2200 Bonforte Blvd. Located on the east side of the campus.

Cost: Tickets are available at Sangre de Cristo Art Center Box Office. Student and senior discounts are available.

Bus stop: Jerry Murphy Boulevard.

Offers: Traditional dances of Ballet Folklorico Huehuecoyotl and Mariachi Aguila

Provided by: Dolores Huerta Preparatory High School and the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center

For more information, call 719-295-7200.

“Stay Cool Saturdays” free skate at the Pueblo Ice Arena

When: Saturday, July 31, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday, August 27, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: The Pueblo Ice Arena, 100 N. Main St.

Cost: Free

Offers: Ice skating session

For more information, call 719-553-2734.