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Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration in Woodland Park 2023

It is time to attend the largest outdoor community event that’s held each summer in Woodland Park. Over 3500 people attend each year! AND, it just won GOLD for the best Outdoor Festival/Event in the area for 2023.

  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 4
  • Face Painting
  • Caricatures
  • Gold Panning
  • Alpaca Petting
  • 55 booths (15 include food)
  • 4 Beverage Champions (110 Reserve, Bierwerks, Serranos, Thai Good Eats)
  • Beer Garden

Event Schedule:

  • All day – Gold Panning, Caricatures, Face Painting, Alpaca Petting, Patriotic Music, Small Pavilion Activities with Fred’s Towing, Rotary Club, Teller County Regional Animal Shelter, Colorado Phoenix Project and Kenpo Karate.
  • 9:30 Fishing Derby at the Lake (bring your pole) for kids; Yoga on the Grass in front of the Band Shell (Bring your mat)
  • 9:30 – 10:10 Mountain Eire Dancers in the Main Pavilion
  • 10:40 – 11:20 Woodland Park Community Singers in the Main Pavilion
  • 11:00 Sack Races on the grass. Meet at the Band Shell
  • 11:50 – 12:30 Woodland Park Wind Symphony in the Main Pavilion
  • 12:00 (around noon) Flag Raising with the WP Wind Symphony, VFW and American Legion in the Main Pavilion and flag pole near the lake
  • 1:15 – 2:00 Richard Sealock in the Main Pavilion
  • 2:00 is the Watermelon Eating Contest for kids (age groups are 5 and under, 6 – 9, and 10 – 14)

Nonprofit beneficiaries are HtN Hope Lives Here and John Wesley Ranch.

Scan the QR code on the activity map below with your phone’s camera. Then, click on the screen when the link appears. This allow you to DIY all day with your own map and list of vendors.

Giving Tuesday is November 29

Giving Tuesday is an international fundraising day for nonprofits. SOAR assists nonprofits in Teller County with raising money through training and marketing experiences.

You can give one donation through SOAR and divide the donation among the nonprofits of your choosing. See the list below. SOAR has done this since May 2020 when COVID19 prompted an extra Giving Tuesday campaign. There are 24 nonprofits listed and your donation can be split among all when your donation is $480 or more.


  • Choose the amount of money you would like to donate
  • Choose the nonprofits from the list above that you would like your funds distributed to and also how much you would like to give per nonprofit ($20 is the minimum per nonprofit for distribution purposes)
  • Write a check to SOAR and mail to: SOAR P.O. Box 214 Woodland Park, CO 80866 or drop the check by Reserve Our Gallery at 400 West Midland (Suite 120) between the hours of noon and 4 p.m. You can also call 719-401-2301 to donate via credit card. Paying with a credit card can also be done when you visit Reserve Our Gallery. Credit card fees are deducted from your gift. For example, giving $20 is actually an $18 donation if the credit card fee is $2
  • Gift are accepted through December 2022
  • A receipt is provided for tax purposes

2nd Annual Window Decorating Contest with the Moose is Loose theme!

The phone number for texting your vote is: 833-763-0494.

The codes to text:

  • For AARF in Alpine Firearms’ window, text the word, dogs
  • For Friends of Mueller State Park in The Cowhand’s window, text the word, hike
  • For Pike’s Peak Rotary Club in The Cowhand’s window, text the word, club
  • For HtN Hope Lives Here in Reserve Our Gallery’s window, text the word, hope
  • For Colorado Phoenix Project in Andersen Pack N Ship’s window, text the word, brave

$100 Prize

AARF at Alpine Firearms
Friends of Mueller State Park at The Cowhand
Pike’s Peak Rotary Club at The Cowhand
HTN Hope Lives Here at Reserve Our Gallery

Colorado Phoenix Project at Andersen Pack N Ship

Art Walk on Sunday, October 31, 2021

Plan to join the walk and have fun in Woodland Park. The starting point for the walk is the Reserve – Our Gallery at 400 West Midland, Suite 120.

The doors to the Gallery open at 10:30 if you want to join in. You can also use the map below to make your own way. Cheers for a happy Sunday – art adventure.

New artist, Sheila Griffin, displays at Our Gallery for Art Walk.

The Moose is Loose Window Decorating Contest has a Winner!

The following businesses and nonprofits partnered to dress the windows during the Moose is Loose annual sales event in Woodland Park. The Moose is Loose is an activity Tweeds Fine Furnishings coordinates with the help of other businesses in town each year. The winning window: Alpine Firearms and AARF – Adoptable Animal Rescue Force.

  1. Alpine Firearms and Adoptable Animal Rescue Force
  2. Colorado GearLab and HtN Hope Lives Here
  3. Cowhand and Ute Pass Historical Society
  4. Cowhand and Symphony Above the Clouds
  5. Hungry Bear and SATURN
  6. Mountain View Yogurt Plus and Status: Code 4, Inc.
  7. Williams Log Cabin Furniture and Lighter Side of Christmas
AARF window for the Moose is Loose window decorating contest
Ute Pass Historical Society window for the Moose is Loose
Lighter Side of Christmas Window Decorating for the Moose is Loose
HtN Hope Lives Here window for the Window Decorating Contest for the Moose is Loose
SATURN window for the Window Decorating Contest for the Moose is Loose
Symphony Above the Clouds window for the Moose is Loose Window Decorating Contest
Status: Code 4, Inc for the window decorating contest for the Moose is Loose

Charity Sales in 2021

Local nonprofits (serving people in Teller County, Colorado) have the opportunity to participate in Charity Sales with SOAR to fundraise for their organization. The Charity Sales are done virtually.

Sale items for a Charity Sale are collected by SOAR and stored. A person purchasing items during the Sale makes a donation directly to the nonprofit. This is done when an item is picked up. Money does not change hands ahead of time. Donations are made online through the nonprofit’s website.

SOAR provides Charity Sales at no cost except for storage fees. SOAR takes care of collecting items, marketing the sale through social media and setting up the online sale.

SOAR offers this program as a way for residents to give back to local nonprofits. Sometimes, a person is downsizing their home and they have a bedroom set they’d like to give away. A Charity Sale is the perfect solution! These activities began during the 2020 pandemic as a way to enhance local giving.

On average, nonprofits earn 7% on their short term investment of $125. This a great way for a donor to enhance their gift to an organization.

If you’d like to learn more – email iwantto@soarwithnetworkfundraising.org or text one word – charitysale – to (833) 763-0494

Winners announced for the SoundZ of the Season Window Decorating Contest!!

Businesses and nonprofits partnered in Woodland Park for the 3rd Window Decorating Contest of 2020!! The winners are:

First Place – The Cowhand and Ute Pass Historical Society

First Runner Up – 212 West Midland and Woodland Park Senior Organization, The Senior Center

Second Runner Up – Colorado GearLab and DayBreak – An Adult Day Program

Four window decorating contests are planned for 2021. The winning nonprofits receive a donation from SOAR.

We appreciate all of the participants:

Hungry Bear
and Rhapsody Bar have also offered to support local nonprofits!

Nonprofits and Businesses Partner for “Love Local” Window Decorating Contest

Winners announced!

Symphony Above the Clouds and Rhapsody Bar are the People’s Choice Winners!! $50 donation to the Symphony Guild from SOAR. (Total votes: 65) They added 34 votes during the Sidewalk Sale coordinated by Main Street on September 19, 2020!

The Runner Up for People’s Choice ALSO had a table at their window location during Main Street’s Sidewalk Sale. Congratulations Friends of Mueller State Park and GearLab! $35 donation to the Friends of Mueller State Park from SOAR. (Total votes: 56)

Honorable Mention Winner is the Woodland Park Junior Wrestling Club because of their creative window painting at Jackalope. $35 donation to the Woodland Park Junior Wrestling Club from SOAR!

We appreciate all participants: Cowhand, Teller Senior Coalition, Help the Needy, Alpine Firearms, AARF, Mountain View Yogurt Plus, Nonprofit Cooperative of Teller County, and Habitat for Humanity of Teller County

Three men join forces to lift the words Stronger Together