Territory Days celebration continues despite wet weather

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — One of Southern Colorado’s largest and oldest events kicked off with a rainy start this weekend.

It was raining off and on all day Sunday, but not even Mother Nature could stop the party.

“It’s so much fun to be out here. I wouldn’t miss it just because it rained,” Brandon Anderson said.

Many more people agree.

Over 100,000 guests come to Territory Days every year, and they aren’t anticipating any less this time around.

“It’s a tradition in Colorado Springs. It’s been going on for 40 years,” Event Organizer Jim Wear said. “Really it’s like the kick off to summer, especially with the weather we’ve had. People feel cooped up, they want to get out.”

“There’s a lot of things to do when you’re around here. There’s tons of nice people that you get to meet. There’s food. There’s cool stuff you can come and buy,” Anderson said.

Wear says they saw about double the people on Sunday compared to Saturday, and he expects many more on Monday.

The event runs from 10AM to 6PM and admission is free.


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