About the What If… Festival

The What IF… Festival celebrates lifelong learning and delights the community with the innovation, creativity, and the entrepreneurial spirit of the Pikes Peak region.
With the help of an awesome team of cool creatives and essential community cooperation, The Festival offers a day of free engaging, interactive, and exciting experiences to WOW participants of all ages. The What IF… Festival, the only event of its kind, supports economic development and intellectual vitality by welcoming over 25,000 participants to discover the breakthroughs of local businesses, organizations, artists, scientists, inventors, performers, and students.

The What If… Festival covers 6 City Blocks in Downtown Colorado Springs
Including The Pikes Peak Center,  Pioneers Museum &  Plaza of the Rockies
( Tejon St. and Cascade St. are closed from Colorado Ave. to Vermijo Ave. for the Festival)
Home page collageIC_logoThe Festival is created, managed and powered by Imagination Celebration  – a nonprofit organization serving the Pikes Peak Region for over 28 years. Our mission is to connect people of all ages to the brain-stimulating, life-enriching power of creativity. Imagination Celebration provides low-cost and free public projects like iSpace at the Citadel Mall and the What IF… Festival to inspire artistic and intellectual curiosity and engage the community in collaborative experiences.

innovationFun You Tube Videos from previous festivals:


Festival Previews from Multiple Years at FOX News