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Apr
19

Royal Gorge Bridge - Guided Tours

April 19th
You’ll never see the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park like this again, so bring your camera.  Beginning March 15, the Bridge will be open on a limited basis to the general public weekends only for guided tours.     While

Apr
19

Easter Eggstravaganza

April 19th
Canon City Recreation District will offer an Easter Eggstravaganza from 1-4pm on April 19th in Rouse Park.  Easter egg hunts begin at 2:15pm for ages 0-3, 2:30pm for ages 4-6, 2:45pm for ages 7-9, and 3pm for ages 10-12.  There will be game

Apr
20

Easter Sunrise Service

April 20th
Easter Sunrise Service Hosted By FSBC At 6:30am At Veteran's Park.  A Love Offering Will Be Taken To Benefit Loaves And Fishes.

Apr
23

Mack Bailey

April 23rd
This concert is presented by the Fremont County Community Concert Association, a civic non-profit organization.  You can tell a lot about singer songwriter Mack Bailey by the musical company he keeps.  Mack has been hailed as "the next

Apr
27

Sons of Italy Spaghetti Dinner

April 27th
Join the Royal Gorge Lodge #2866 Sons of Italy for their spaghetti dinner fundraiser held at the Canon City Elks Lodge-404 Macon Ave! 50% of all proceeds go to the LOCAL Sons of Italy Scholarship Fund.

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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.