Fort Carson Color Fest & Creative Arts Festival

Fort Carson Color Fest & Creative Arts Festival

FORT CARSON, Colo. – The Color Fest and Creative Arts Festival, a Mountain Post Living event, kicks off at 10 a.m. April 13 at the Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center.

The event is a colorful celebration of spring, and is open to all Department of Defense ID card holders and their guests. No pets will be allowed at this event.

The festivities will feature a Color Fest fun run, outdoor egg hunt, egg splash, softball tournament, dunk tank, paintball, climbing wall, bounce houses, a petting zoo, free Easter bunny photos, and free activities at the creative arts tent.

All individuals must complete a waiver to participate in any activities. An all-access activity wristband is $5 for attendees 4 and up. Wristbands are free for ages three and under, but accompanying parent/guardian must purchase a wristband. Wristbands can be purchased online and at the DFMWR sales tent during the festival. 

Registration for the Color Fest fun run can be done the day of the event or online at the link below. Early bird registration is $10. Registering the day of the event is $20.

Gate access procedures apply, please plan accordingly. No refunds will be given due to late arrival or if access to Fort Carson is denied.

County, state and federal civilian concealed-carry permits are not recognized or valid on Fort Carson. All weapons brought onto the installation must be registered with the Provost Marshal’s Office at building 2700 in accordance with U.S. Army and Fort Carson regulations and policy. Only law enforcement personnel in the performance of official duties may possess a concealed weapon on Fort Carson.

Despite the Colorado amendment legalizing recreational marijuana, use or possession of marijuana on a federal installation is a violation of federal law; and therefore, is not allowed at this event.

A complete schedule of events and answers to frequently asked questions, including post access is available at:

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