Earth Day at CSU Pueblo, the Pueblo Bike Classic and more

Go to for a long list of things to do in Pueblo. We’ve picked out a few that are happening in the next few days for you here.

friday april 22

Spring Fest: An Earth Day Celebration, South Patio of Occhiato Student Center, CSU Pueblo, 2200 Bonforte Blvd | This The Earth Day celebration is free and open to the public and will include live music, cash bar, free food, games and activities for the whole family. The event goes from 5pm-8pm. For more information, contact Kimberly Wharton at 719-549-2312 or [email protected]

Pueblo Rocks! Ray Aguilera Park, 840 West Northern Ave. | Channel your inner “rock star” when you paint a rock in Ray Aguilera Park (formerly Bessemer Park) with friends, new and old, between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., every Friday until August 12. “Rock stars” are encouraged to use their imaginations and weatherproof paints to decorate ordinary stones and pebbles, then hide them for others to find. information is available at

Saturday April 23

Pueblo Classic Bike Race, Downtown and North Pueblo | The annual Pueblo Classic bike race – a series of competitive races held over two days – is back for another weekend of pro-level bike racing in Pueblo. The first race, the Pueblo Chilly Criteriumon Saturday, takes place on a 0.7 mile downtown course that begins and ends at intersection of Union Avenue and D Street. On Sundaythe runners will face the 14 miles team time trial and Steel City Road Race. the the time trial starts at 8 a.m.and the the road race starts at 10 a.m. and includes options for a 34, 48 or 64 mile course. Riders must have a USA Cycling license. More information, including how to register for the race, can be found at Registration closes Thursday at 10 p.m. The event is hosted by the City of Pueblo and the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference.

AMR Safety Jam/Pueblo Classic Community Festival, SRDA parking lot, Alan Hamel Avenue and Main Street | After a two-year hiatus, American Medical Response’s annual Safety Jam is back. It takes place in a new downtown location in conjunction with the Pueblo Classic. the The free festival promotes safety and health education, offers several activities for children and includes a drawing for a free children’s bike. This year’s event will also feature the Mayor’s Community Ride, where community members can ride the downtown Pueblo Classic course with Mayor Nick Gradisar. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit

LA MUSICA DE TU PUEBLO with Banda Machos, Ana Barbara and Luis Coronel, Southwest Motors Event Center, Colorado State Fairgrounds, 1001 Beulah Ave. | A trio of regional Mexican musical acts will fill the Southwest Motors Event Center with dancing and music. Acts include Banda Machos, a group specializing in the Technobanda genre; Mexican singer, actress and television personality Ana Bárbara; and Mexican-American singer Luis Coronel. Tickets range from $53 to $228 and can be purchased at

Pueblo CASA Gala, CSU Pueblo, Occhiato Ballroom | CASA of Pueblo marks 20 years of serving children with a “Star Celebration”. The gala, held only once every five years, honors CASA volunteers and partners, while raising funds to support the organization’s work to help court-appointed youth find safe and permanent homes. . This year’s gala will take place at old hollywood style. There will be a Casablanca cocktail from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and black tie gala from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., with dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions. CASA of Pueblo is the only CASA in Colorado to operate three programs to train volunteers to serve as voices for abused and neglected youth appearing in addiction and neglect cases in eight southern Colorado counties. Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased online at

tuesday 26 april

Screening of the film “Us & Them”, Pueblo Memorial Hall, 1 City Hall Place | “Us and Them” a film about the realities of homelessness, “Shatters misconceptions about why people end up on the streets and reveals why the ‘pull yourselves by the boots’ narrative is sorely misguided,” according to event organizers. The screening starts at 7 p.m. and is free to the public, but participants are encouraged to register in advance. To register, visit

friday april 29

Ultimate Frisbee Youth Clinic, St. Anne’s Park, 1000-1099 Beaumont Street | Boys and girls aged 10 to 16 are invited to a free clinic run by Colorado Summit, the state’s first professional ultimate record team. Lunch and drinks will be provided. Crampons or sports shoes are recommended. Since 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. For any questions or to register, contact Sol Sandoval at 970-239-1238 or email [email protected]

Saturday April 30

Book Signing, El Pueblo History Museum and Bookstore, 301 N. Union Ave. | Local author Ron. S. Martinez, Sr. will be signing copies of his book “The Prairie Monster” as part of the Voices of Pueblo Youth Young people from southern Colorado go (SoCoYoGo) Event. “The Prairie Monster” follows the exploits of two children as they travel the historic landscape of Colorado and New Mexico and expose the fossil record of a prehistoric monster. The free autograph session will take place from noon until 2 p.m.. The author will be present for a meeting.

Colorado State Fair Fiesta Queen Scholarship Pageant, Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center | the 55th Annual Colorado State Fair Fiesta Queen Scholarship Contest will take place on June 11 but the registration deadline is April 30. Latina women between the ages of 18 and 22 who live in Colorado are invited to participate and be with a chance to win a share of $10,000 in scholarships, the largest of which is $4,000. Terms apply and are available, along with an application form and more details, at

Cellar at Holy Cross Abbey, 3011 EUS Highway 50, Cañon City | The wine estate The 15th Annual Spring Wine is Back after a two-year hiatus imposed on wine lovers by the coronavirus pandemic. Five wines, hand selected by winemaker Jeff Stultzwill be presented and appetizers will be served. Tickets are $45. Congregation Wine Club members pay $35. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets are available by phone — 719-276-5191 or 877-422-9463 — or online by going to and entering “15th Annual Spring Wine Extravaganza”.

Face Vocal Band, Pueblo Memorial Hall, 1 City Hall Place | This all-vocal rock band from Boulder has captivated audiences for more than a decade. Their music blends popular modern songs with complex harmonies and powerful vocals. Tickets cost between $17 and $41 and can be purchased at Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

Sunday May 1

Temple Emanuel, a historic synagogue in Pueblo, Colo.

Temple Emanuel, 1325 N. Grand Ave.| A concert featuring the Pueblo Six Shooters jazz band and the Shalom Klezmerim Ensemble with special guest Ben Ainots, will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. raise funds repair the exterior of the synagogue. So far $56,000 has been raised to fix the problems caused by a shifting foundation, but $100,000 is needed. The gig is free but donations of $25 to $30 per viewer are encouraged. Refreshments will be served at the end of the concert.

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