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Apr
19

5K Color Fun Run

April 19th
National Crime Victims' Rights Week 5K Color Fun Run will be sponored by Fremont County Victim Advocates. Vendors are needed. Deadline to register is 4/3/15 and there is a $25 fee.   For information call 719-269-0178 or email dhoza@da11th

Apr
25

Fremont County Tourism Expo

April 25th
The Fremont County Tourism Expo Four all of you small businesses that want to be a part of the expo, itis FREE!! Last year was a huge success. This year will be even better. Here is your opportunity to showcase your business to the people of Canon

Apr
26

Fremont Civic Choir Concert

April 26th
Fremont Civic Choir 2015 Spring Concert presents With a Joyful Spirit   Welcoming the arrival of spring with songs of joy & sorrow, patriotic songs, folk songs, old songs & new songs!   3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015 Florence

Apr
29

Blossom Festival Carnival

April 29th
Carnival Times: Wednesday, April 29: 5-11pm [bring two cans and get $5 off a wristband] Thursday, April 30: 5-11pm [family night--four wristbands for $60] Friday, May 1: 3pm-Midnight Saturday, May 2: 10am-Midnight Sunday, May 3: 11am-10pm &

Apr
30

Music and Blossom Festival

April 30th
Celebrate spring at the  The Canon City Music & Blossom Festival. The Festival is the largest school band competition in the state & concludes with a parade down Main Street. There is so much to do, the oldest rodeo in Colorado takes pla

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Canon City

A Brief History of Cañon City, Colorado

The Cañon City Historic District was first organized by the Cañon City Claim Club in March of 1860. The six members were responsible for developing minerals in the area. Residents in the area voted to name the settlement “Town of Canyon City” but the reporter for the meeting used the Spanish “cañon” spelling, giving the city its official name. As prospectors and settlers streamed in from the east in search of mineral and agricultural riches and a new way of life, the town grew rapidly and by 1862, one year after the onset of the Civil War, Cañon City was the booming county seat of Fremont County.

Discover Downtown

Located just eight miles east of the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park on Highway 50 (also known as Royal Gorge Boulevard), Main Street Cañon City offers a diverse, historic downtown commercial district. Downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the largest intact historical districts in Colorado. The 80 buildings comprising the district form a cohesive grouping that reflects Cañon City’s development as a regional commercial center. The authentic small-town Main Street atmosphere is evident from “Old Max” (the Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility) at First and Main Street to the Post Office at 15th and Main. A stroll down Main Street will introduce you to the city’s cultural and social center.

Flavorful Options

Coffee shops and restaurants featuring Mexican, Italian, Chinese and down-home cuisine, as well as a variety of watering holes, are abundant along Main Street. Families can enjoy sharing a handcrafted pizza while being entertained by a magician; visitors and locals sit side by side on bar stools devouring burgers and ice cold microbrews after a game of pool; while others people-watch and savor homemade pastries and desserts.

Boutiques, Galleries & More

Shoppers will find small business owners offering books, musical instruments, clothing, shoes, furniture, groceries, fresh flowers, electronics, art, jewelry and so much more. Of course, there are plenty of opportunities to pick up that perfect souvenir to commemorate your Cañon City visit. A handful of second-hand stores will satisfy the bargain hunters in your group and the many local art galleries and museums will keep everyone busy for hours.

The people of Cañon City invite you to explore downtown, chat with some locals and get acquainted with the community.