Morning – Mesa Junction
Mesa Junction, one of Pueblo’s oldest neighborhoods, is where business and art intersect. With Rawlings Library, book binder Handsome Goods & Paper Co, and several used book sellers, this district makes you want to curl up with a cup of joe and a paperback!
Start your Saturday with a leisurely breakfast in Mesa Junction at Gypsy Java’s or Broadway Cup ‘n Cork. House-made pastries, sandwiches, and wraps pair nicely with freshly brewed, Colorado-roasted coffee! Then stop into Artisan Textile Company and Handsome Goods & Paper Co. for unique gifts like hand-spun yarn, Formulary 55 products, and locally crafted notebooks. Ask for information about upcoming workshops and “make and take” events!
While you’re there, don’t miss the murals and other public art installations by local artists such as Tom and Jean Latka, Anne Scott, and others. Follow the yellow brick road, watch the sunlight sparkle off hundreds of bits of broken glass, and find a modern mural twist on the Creation of Adam.
You could also spend your Saturday afternoon painting your own pottery at the Fire Playce in Mesa Junction. Customize a cup, ornament or vase with your own design! Pick up your finished piece the following week after it has been glazed and fired.
Afternoon – Union Avenue Historic District
Venture downtown for lunch at Angelo’s Pizza Parlor or another one of our fine restaurants on the Riverwalk. You can grab a beer or afternoon coffee at Brues Alehouse. Check out the vast selection of sweet treats at their bakery!
If you stroll along the Riverwalk you may run into one of our wonderful local street musicians like Tom Boyd playing his Marxophone!
Indulge in some afternoon retail therapy downtown. Local fine art is available at the John Deaux Art Gallery, Turf Exchange Visual Art Center, and Steel City Art Works. Buy locally made jewelry, soap, and other treasures at Bellezza Design Boutique on the Riverwalk and Studio 123 on Union Avenue. Pick up a new outfit at Razmataz or check out the fabric selection at Stitcher’s Garden.
Evening – Downtown Main Street/Union Avenue
In the evening, treat yourself to live entertainment! Check these venues for information about upcoming shows: Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Steel City Theatre Company, Damon Runyon Theater Company, Songbird Cellars, Pueblo Symphony Orchestra, and PICO (Pueblo Improvisers Community Orchestra).
Like the nightlife? Have a drink, sing karaoke, or cut a rug to a live band at one of Pueblo’s bars. Each has a unique personality and offers something a little different.
Try the “adult” gummy bears at Downtown Bar, and while you’re there, check out the scene on the rest of the block! Feast your eyes on Kadoya Gallery and the newly restored Central Plaza, or satisfy your hunger and thirst at one of the other watering holes in this part of downtown. Visit Shamrock Brewing Co. for a late night dinner with a Pueblo Chili Beer (in season), or try their Solar Roast Stout. Head back to Union Avenue to explore Neon Alley behind J Michael’s Pub, and afterwards, stop inside for a cocktail! Grab a beer at one of the other neighboring bars, or check out the scene at the Daily Grind Café, a laid-back coffee shop that serves light fare and espresso drinks until 11 p.m.