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City Auditorium Celebrates 90th Birthday!
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Join us on Sunday, September 22 to celebrate the historic City Auditorium’s 90thbirthday.  The celebration will take place at the City Auditorium, 221 East Kiowa Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (corner of Kiowa and Weber), from 12 – 6:00 p.m.  Admission is free and complimentary parking is available immediately south of the facility.

This celebration encourages individuals and families to visit our wonderful community asset and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of activities, including:

  • Musical performances by local bands including the United States Air Force Academy’s Wild Blue Country
  • Kids’ Art Fest by Concrete Couch
  • Theater Workshop by Alley Cats
  • The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ
  • City rock climbing wall
  • Free birthday cake
  • Silent auction
  • Building tours
  • And much more!

About the City Auditorium:  Jointly designed by three prominent local architects  and constructed in 1922-23 at a cost of just over $424,000, this landmark was a wonderful example of local architecture. The auditorium was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995 and continues to be a true community venue, hosting a wide variety of events including concerts, trade shows, graduations and athletic competitions.  

In 2004, the nonprofit Friends of the Historic City Auditorium was formed to support the use and maintenance of the historic site as well as preserve the historic significance of the building.  The group also raises funds and volunteers time toward repairs and renovations of the facility.