shutterstock_286694069The Downtown Sunday Market is holding a military appreciation day Sunday, June 28, with a performance by the 101st Army Rock Band. Free flags will be given out at the market while supplies last. 

The 101st Army Rock Band is a component of the Colorado Army National Guard. It plays a high-energy mix of rock and roll specializing in horn-driven funk and dance music. The free concert will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Acacia Park band shell.

The Downtown Sunday Market is a weekly open-air market with fresh baked goods, handmade soaps, jewelry and art, fresh meat from local ranchers, and Colorado-grown produce. The market is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday through Oct. 11 at Acacia Park, downtown Colorado Springs. Each week features different live music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the band shell.

Other free activities in Downtown Colorado Springs the weekend before the 4th of July holiday include:

• Pikes Peak Hill Climb Fan Fest, 5-10 p.m. June 26, Tejon Street between Kiowa and Colorado; and

• Tejon Street Bike Fest, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., June 28, Tejon Street between Kiowa and Colorado.

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Metered parking is free after 6 p.m. and on Sundays. Covered parking is available for a fee in city parking garages after 4 p.m. on weekdays (earlier in some garages) and all day on weekends.