To the east of Pueblo West not very far down the road or Ira system, residents enjoy a vast array of additional arts, culture, recreation and entertainment from neighboring Pueblo. A strong sense of multiculturalism grace the city as Italians, Greeks, Slovenians, Polish, Irish, German and African-American traditions and tastes collide to create a mecca of food and fun.

Festivals, Concerts, Fairs, and Rodeos

Alive with energy, the city known for its prized green chile loves a celebration. Home to the Colorado State Fair and the Professional Bull Riders Association, it’s easy to find a concert, rodeo, livestock event or hot rod show to spice up your evening or weekend.

Catch a theater performance at historic Memorial Hall or fancy a night with the Pueblo Symphony, just get your tickets in advance as most shows sell out quickly

The Historic Arkansas Riverwalk

Evenings along the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk are a favorite of the locals. Family cafes, fine dining, and shopping wind through the Union Avenue Historic District. Cruise the Riverwalk Channel, get splashed on the bumper boats, or simply relax and take it in. Since its development the urban water walkway has created a gathering place for residents of all ages.

Along the way, be sure to stop at the area’s patriotic attractions showcasing the city’s ‘ Home of Heroes’ motto like the Medal of Honor Memorial, the Center for American Values, and the Walk of Valor. Every display salutes the sacrifices of those who served while some highlight names of cherished loved ones. No matter the memorial, the city’s respect for cherished American ethics and character is a reflection of the community’s military influence.

Arts and History

The Creative Corridor lines three historic neighborhoods and the city is brimming with art galleries, museums, live music, and tasteful art displays. Friday Art Walks are a great way to visit local Studios. The city’s steel culture underlays many local creations fostering stories which can be relived and enjoyed at the Steelworks Museum of Industry and Culture.

If the areas artifacts from steel and mining don’t capture your attention, the thoughtful art shows showcasing international artists at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center surely will. Don’t forget the kiddos when you go. The adjacent Children’s Museum has won national excellence honors.

Colorado State Fair

Almost two full weeks of cowboy fun, the State Fair features the rural and agricultural highlights of this region. Kick in some hip-shaking, party-having entertainment and you’ll see why people from all over the state stop by for a day of fun every August.

Farming Heritage

Fall finds the harvest of the city’s chili peppers a hot commodity, but flavor lines the restaurants and the local Farmers Markets in the summers as fresh produce makes it way from the surrounding valleys into savory dishes throughout the town.