June 17, 2012 by csukach
The 35th Annual Springs Spree took place June 16-17 at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colo. The free community event provided an opportunity for local residents to enjoy music and a carnival-like atmosphere with their families and friends.
Festivities included rides and games as well as a car show and demonstrations by local karate classes and world-renowned BMX bike riders. Free-styling Frisbee dogs and their owners also showed their skills at this summer kick-off festival.
Memorial Park was transformed into a midway this weekend complete with carnival rides and performances for this year’s Springs Spree
Marking its 35th year of providing free family fun for the community, the annual event had a little something for everyone.
X-Games competitor and former world champion James McGraw led the Springs Spree BMX extreme team in bicycle demonstrations using ramps to catch air while showing tricks of the trade.
The agility displayed during the Colorado Disc Dogs free-styling routines highlighted coordinated choreography between man, beast and flying discs.
Kids from local karate classes were on hand to show how they use their skills to defend against attackers.
While other children chose to experience life as a household pet, rolling in human-sized hamster balls across the park.
Entrants in this year’s corresponding Southern Colorado Car Show competed in multiple categories with the hopes of earning trophies and prizes for the show.
Music and entertainment by local bands rounded out the fest and provided an outlet for those wishing to dance and show off their skills.
With so much excitement and so much to do, it’s not hard to see why the whole event just tuckered some folks out.
Reporting from the 35th Annual Springs Spree, I’m Chris Sukach.