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Fort Carson Color Fest

All information is subject to change.

We had a great time with the Fort Carson community during our annual celebration of Spring! We can't wait until 2020 Color Fest. This event will be open to DOD eligible patrons and their guests next spring. All ages welcome.

April 13, 2019

10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Iron Horse Gym

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Terms and Conditions

All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges are issued for any purchases or merchandise.

Pet/Animal Restriction

  • No pets or companion animals allowed.
  • Only ADA service animals are allowed onsite.
  • Companion Animals are not protected under the ADA.
  • Under Colorado state law HB16-1426 (effective January 2017), it is a crime to knowingly misrepresent an animal as a service animal.


  • No parking in residential/base housing/neighborhoods on Fort Carson.
  • Parking is free, space is available on a first come, first served basis.
  • All personnel must park in designated parking areas.
  • Parking in prohibited areas will result in a citation and the vehicle being towed.
  • Please follow the signs for designated parking areas.

Physical Security/Other

  • Absolutely no personal grills or burners allowed
  • Lost children are accompanied by event staff to the B.O.S.S. booth (by the main stage) and an announcement is made via the speakerphone to make contact with the parent(s)/guardian(s)
  • Supervision of minors: Fort Carson MWR follows Fort Carson Installation Policy for Supervision of Children. (PDF)
  • 100% random personal property inspection in effect.
  • No personal fireworks or sparklers allowed on Fort Carson. These items are prohibited per FC Regulation 210-2-8.
  • No firearms and/or weapons allowed.
  • Privately owned drones/UAV's are not allowed.
  • No coolers or tents allowed in the festival area. Coolers and tents are allowed in designated picnic areas only.
  • No glass containers allowed.
  • Alcohol in private containers is not allowed. Alcohol may be purchased from vendors located in the festival area.
  • Despite the Colorado amendment to legalize marijuana, possession of marijuana on a federal installation is a violation of federal law. 


  • Please observe posted speed limits.
  • The area around the festival venue will become congested, please slow down and watch out for pedestrians.


  • Event goes on regardless of weather. Those attending the event assume the risk of injury as a result of inclement weather.
  • In the event of lightning, a warning is issued and guests are asked to clear the area and/or return to their cars until an "all clear" announcement is issued.


  • All information contained on is subject to change.

  • All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges are issued for any purchases or merchandise.

  • No federal endorsement is implied for any paid advertising.

  • Fort Carson MWR reserves the right to film, record or photograph event activities for post event purposes. Guests are advised that this may result in the incidental inclusion of guests within any recording or photographs.

  • Guests assume all risks associated with participation in this event including but not limited to traffic and/or weather variations.

  • The sponsors of the DFMWR Carson Color Fest and associated activities, the Fort Carson Community, its’ representatives and successors are not liable for claims or liabilities of any kind arising from participation in this event even though liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the guest in attendance.

  • *Advertised price does not include applicable eventbrite/registration fees

Notice to the General Public
Contact the Event Organizer

Festival Schedule

Activity Info
Activity List by Location (Indoor/Outdoor)

Scroll down for detailed information about activities/booths.

Indoor Activities/Booths 

  • Activities requiring purchased wristbands: Egg Splash at Iron Horse Indoor Pool and bounce houses
  • MWR Sales Booth/Tent: Buy activity wristbands, same-day run registration, and beer tickets.
  • MWR Pre-Sale Pick-Up: Pick up wristbands and early bird Color Fest run registrations purchased online
  • Beer sales: Beer tickets, cash, and card accepted. Sorry, no personal checks.
  • Free activities at the Creative Arts Booth/Tent. Scroll down for more info.
  • Outdoor Recreation Gear Sale
  • Entertainment/DJ
  • Color Fest Sponsors
  • Community Partners/Awareness Booths
  • Easter Bunny Photos
  • NEW! Indoor Climbing Wall

Outdoor Activities/Booths

  • Activities requiring purchased wristbands: Petting zoo, obstacle course, quad jumper trampoline, egg hunt, climbing wall
  • Color Fest Fun Run
  • Food vendors
10:30 a.m.: Color Fest Fun Run
11:30 a.m.: Outdoor Egg Hunt
12 p.m.-2 p.m.: Egg Splash

This activity is included with purchase of $5 All-Access Activity Wristband.

CANCELLED 12 p.m.-2 p.m.: Single Elimination Softball Tournament
  • Softball Tournament registration does not include All-Access Activity Wristband. Players who wish to participate in the activities listed below must purchase the wristband in addition.

  • Tournament occurs in the Mountain Post Sports Complex (Southeast of Iron Horse gym, on Victory Loop)

  • *$20/team, online registration, in-person at the gyms, or same-day registration

  • Unlimited team members, ages 18+ only

  • One Pitch Softball (USSSA rules will be used)
  • Games will be officiated
  • The winning team receives a trophy

10 a.m.-2 p.m.: #MountainPostLiving Creative Arts Festival inside Iron Horse Gym

Free activities! Open to all ages.

See Fort Carson Installation Policy for Supervision of Children. (PDF)

The following community partners are presenting/having activities in the Creative Arts Tent (located inside Iron Horse gym):

Community Partner Activity

4ID Band

Instrument "Petting Zoo"
4ID Dietitian Eat the Rainbow (maybe fruit and veggie twister)
4ID Museum -
ACS: New Parent Support, EFMP, Financial Readiness, Volunteer Program, Army Volunteer Corps Corn hole, planting seeds and pinwheel making, run signage
American Red Cross -
Army Wellness Center Interactive games, giveaways
ASAP & Suicide Prevention Decorating care boxes for down range
BOSS High 5 banner and photo booth
Cottonwood Center for the Arts make and take art activity
Creative Forces/COPPer, CACTUS Military Arts Connection art displays, interactive art and music experiences
Evans Army Community Hospital Rock painting and coloring contest
Girl Scouts -
Mindset OPT Thumbprint painting
Mt. Carmel -
Operation Enduring Freedom -
Peak Military Care Network -
Peak Radar NEA Military Arts Healing Network
R2 Training Center Heart Rate Activity
WRC Music therapy




UPDATE! 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Outdoor Recreation Gear Sale inside Iron Horse gym

Fort Carson MWR Outdoor Recreation is selling apparel, ski/snowboard gear/equipment, soda, water, gatorade and snacks. Look for the Outdoor Recreation tent inside Iron Horse gym.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Professional Easter Bunny Photos inside Iron Horse gym
  • UPDATE: Photo booth located inside Iron Horse gym.  in the field immediately east of Iron Horse gym

  • Limit of 3 professional shots per family, no individual retakes. 

  • Professional photos require post-processing time and are provided free of charge upon completion of a survey. Survey is posted on website, announced via e-mail and posted on social media with a link to the survey within 10 business days.

  • See Fort Carson Installation Policy for Supervision of Children. (PDF)

Additional Information

Color Fest Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors for marketing Color Fest possible. Stop by and visit them inside Iron Horse gym.

  • First Command
  • Security Service Federal Credit Union
  • Smile Generation
  • Orange Theory
  • Kibler Group
  • Freedom Mortgage
  • Rocky Mountain Vibes
NEW! Food and Beverage

Food Trucks

Located outside in the sports field

Beer for Sale