Short StopPioneer Park, located in the heart of town, is the setting for many local events.  On Thursday morning from June through October the Farmer's Market fills the park with fresh produce, vendors and entertainment.


Every Wednesday evening during the summer months the Chamber of Commerce sponsors "Music in the Park".  Free to all, the music ranges from concert bands to favorite local groups.


In October the popular competitive 'Eureka Days Barbeque' attracts grillers and appetities from all over.  During the same weekend the local arts council hosts the annual 'Paint the Town' plein aire painting competition, exhibit and sale.


The park hosts the annual Chamber's Customer Appreciation Day Barbeque in June and the Pioneer Day's activities in September.  This event is Florence's Annual Celebration with a grand parade, vendors, tractor pull, street dance and the salue to the pioneers.

Held in conjunction with Pioneer Days is the wonderful 'Junktique and Outdoor Market'.  Out of town antique dealers are invited to set up shop on the streets for two days to sell their wares.  It is a festive and exciting time on the streets of Florence.


Florence's location along the great Arkansas River provides for an abundance of recreational experiences from rafting, fishing, hiking and world class birding.  Being at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains provides easy access to sight seeing, wildlife, camping, ATVs and biking.


In keeping with the western heritage there are several equestrian centers in the area providing rodeos and cowboy entertainment.


There is a municipal swimming pool, public parks, an 18-hole Gary Player designed golf course and the famous Gold Belt Tour through the historic mining district to keep you entertained.


Please review our Activities List below for all the activities near Florence.



hours: Meets Second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

The Colorado Rebels Riding Club is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to create a center for quality family orientated activities in a spirit of good community with strong and healthy programs for our members, non-members, adults, and children in and around Fremont County. ...

Florence,  CO  81226

Established in  1969 - 9300' Elevation- Working Cattle Ranch, RV Park with FREE, ...

2299 County Road 328

Westcliffe,  CO  81252

Seasonal outdoor market in Pioneer Park.

Every Thursday, 8:oo am - 1:00 pm

June through October...

100 East Second Street

Pioneer Park

Florence,  CO  81226

Almost every old town in the West has stories to tell about when it was young and wild.  Florence is no exception with tales from the early wildcat oil drillers, railroad gandy-dancers, trail drive cowboys and the fearless miners.  Some drifted through but some stayed on to build our great little town. ...

100 East Front Street

Florence,  CO  81226

hours: Mon. thru Friday 8am to 4pm

The Gold Belt Tour:   We are a Non profit that does educational interpretive and preservation projects along the byway.   Gold Belt Tour: • Phantom Canyon Road • Shelf Road • High Park Road   For more information Call 719-689-2461

6778 County Rd. 102

Guffy,  CO  80820

REM (Random Expression Movement) is an Artist Exhibition Center  where artist members have their own studio space, create mind bending exhibits and sell their art. Open to the public, REM will be a showcase for artist’s abilities to create OUT OF THE BOX exhibits. ...

600 W. 3rd. St.

Florence,  CO  81226

hours: Vary by time of year - call ahead

Come and experience one of the highest suspension bridges in the world at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park. Built in 1929 we still stand tall! ...

4218 County Road 3A

Canon City,  CO  81212

hours: varies by time of year call1-719-276-4000 or 888-724-5748

All aboard Colorado's finest scenic train that takes you on a journey through the spectacular Royal Gorge.  This 2-hour, 20 mile round-trip is a visual and culinary feast, combining scenery, wildlife, history, world-class service, and dining options.  You will travel by rail deep beneath the towering 1,000-foot granite cliffs of the Royal Gorge, along...

Florence,  CO  81226

hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am till 6pm/ Winter hours November 1- April 1st Thurs - Sat 10-6

Recreational Mining and Gold Panning supplies ...

701 West 3rd Street

Florence,  CO  81226

hours: Wed - Sat 9am - 6pm

Gold Prospecting Supply Store

- Manufacture and distribute sidewinder sluice boxes

- Teach gold panning & gold recovery

- Sell gold & gemstone recovery equipment

- Sell all types of related hardware



701 W 3rd Street

Florence,  CO  81226