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May
30

Create Canon City Balloon Classic

May 30th
Don't miss the 3rd Annual Create Canon Balloon Classic Memorial Day weekend in Canon City.  Held on the ground of the Holy Cross Abbey, this family-friendly festival offers fun all day long. View details Watch video  

Jun
1

Florence Entertainment in the Park

June 1st
Pioneer Park Florence, Colorado Wednesdays 7:00-9:00 PM    

Jun
2

Farmer's Market - Florence

June 2nd
Enjoy the friendly atmosphere of this sweet little town while exploring the Florence Farmers Market. Farmers Market in Florence is held in Pioneer Park every Thursday from June through end of Sept.. Times are 8:0

Jun
3

Holy Smoke BBQ Showdown

June 3rd
If you're craving mouthwatering BBQ, Craft Beer and good Music, then the Royal Gorge Holy Smoke BBQ Showdown is where you need to be! BBQ teams will be competing for $10,000 in cash awards in this 2-day, annual KCBS-sanctioned & Rocky Moun

Jun
3

First Friday

June 3rd
The first Friday of every month head down Main Street in Canon City from 5:00 to 7:00 and check out all the stores that stay open late just for YOU! Music, food, art, and more!  

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Event Venues, Meetings, Family Reunions, Weddings & More

Do you have a function you’d like to host in the Royal Gorge Region? The businesses that you will find on these pages are all experienced in dealing with groups of visitors ranging from ten to several hundred. These Royal Gorge region group experts will help you find the perfect activity, dining and lodging option for your family or class reunion, wedding party, corporate retreat or guy’s or girl’s getaway weekend. Give these Group-Friendly Experts a Call to Make your Planning Experience Seamless!

THE ABBEY EVENTS COMPLEX

The Abbey is the perfect venue for weddings, retreats, conferences and reunions. With over 200 acres, 7,000 square feet of ?exible meeting space and affordable lodging, you can plan any style event. Guided Monastery tours available by appointment.

GROUP SIZE: UP TO 300

 
2951 E. Hwy 50, Cañon City  719-275-8631    www.theabbeycc.com
 

AMERICAN ADVENTURE EXPEDITIONS

Adventure packages for all-levels. Including Rafting, ATVs, Zip-Lines and more. The Royal Gorge’s only riverside outpost with private beach and lunch pavilion!

GROUP SIZE: 2 TO 200

 
41746 W. US Hwy. 50 Cañon City  719-395-24098    www.americanadventure.com
 

PIZZA MADNESS

From fun birthday parties to elegant gourmet meals, wedding rehearsal dinners to corporate parties, our staff will assist you in planning the perfect event. Bring your group to our exciting dining room ?lled with original art work. Groups up to 150 can be accommodated with a little notice and private parties for groups over 100 are available upon request. Off-premise catering available for up to 400 people.

GROUP SIZE: UP TO 150

 
509 Main St., Cañon City  719-276-3088    www.mypizzamadness.com
 

CLEAR CREEK RAFTING COMPANY

Clear Creek Rafting Company offers rafting trips for groups of all size. Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount, 20 or more a 15% discount, and 40 or more a 20% discount!

GROUP SIZE: UNLIMITED

 
44650 W US Hwy. 50, Cañon City  800-353-9901    www.clearcreekrafting.com
 

THE WINERY AT HOLY CROSS ABBEY

VIP wine and cheese tasting with private hostesses. We welcome tour groups, reunions, small gatherings and large. Includes tasting of all wines, including reserves. Booking available April through September. Beautiful picnic grounds of the Rosemary Gardens.

GROUP SIZE: UP TO 50

 
3011 E. Hwy. 50, Cañon City  877-422-9463    www.abbeywinery.com
 

RAFT MASTERS

Raft Masters offers group rafting and packages, including the Royal Gorge Bridge, the Royal Gorge Route RR, ziplines and other attractions. Raft Masters can accommodate nearly all types of groups and most types of disabilities.

GROUP SIZE: UP TO 300

 
2315 East Main Street, Canon City  800-568-7236    www.RaftMasters.com
 

QUALITY INN & SUITES

Cañon City’s only full-service hotel offers free deluxe continental breakfast, free wireless Internet, indoor hot tubs & outdoor heated pool, mini-suites with refrigerators, in-room coffeemaker, free local calls, and voicemail on-site laundry/valet.

GROUP SIZE: 150 GUEST ROOMS

 
3075 E. US Hwy. 50, Cañon City  719-275-8676    www.qualityinn.com/hotel/co027
 

ROYAL GORGE RAFTING

Royal Gorge Rafting brings groups together with whitewater rafting trips, ziplining, vacation rentals and more. Come experience the ultimate group activity with our professional raft guides.

GROUP SIZE: CALL FOR DETAILS

 
45045 US Hwy 50, Cañon City, CO  719-275-7238    www.RoyalGorgeRafting.com
 

ROYAL GORGE BRIDGE & PARK

Great for corporate retreats, educational tours, reunions and weddings. Popular locations include: the Gazebo, Point Sublime rock pavilion, Cliff Walk, Inspiration Point, Juniper Junction and Bighorn Mountaintop Lodge. Facilities range between 440 sq ft to 5900 sq ft.Overnight accommodations also available.
 
4218 County Road 3A, Cañon City  719-275-7507    www.RoyalGorgeBridge.com
 
 

BELL TOWER

The original church, built in 1898, is being used for weddings, concerts, funerals, historic presentations, etc.. It can seat 120. The reception hall downstairs can accommodate about 70 people and is being used for everything from yoga to baby showers to Japanese tea ceremonies. The annex, built in the 1950s, is a three story building. The first floor is currently housing offices of the Arts Council and other 501 organizations. The second floor is dedicated for classes and artist studios. The third floor will be a clay work area.
 
201 E. 2nd, Florence, CO   719-784-2038    http://www.florenceartscouncil.org/
 

THE RED BARN PAVILION