Things to Do in Colorado Springs

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Things to do for Valentine’s Day in Colorado Springs

Many people have a love/hate relationship with Valentine’s Day. Some love the romanticism, sentiment and surprise of the holiday, while others dread planning an evening that their partner will deem worthy. Have no fear, the Springs Homes team has gotten together to give you some unique things to do for Valentine’s Day in Colorado Springs.

Valentine’s Day Swing Dance Instruction & Dance

Ivywild School and the Jazz Orchestra of the Springs are packing the stage this Valentine’s Day with some of the heppest cats in the scene. Twist, twirl, slide and glide your way across the century-old gymnasium to the timeless sounds of swing!

Location: Ivywild School Auditorium, 1604 S. Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Date/Time: February 14, 2018 6 p.m. – One-hour swing lesson 7 p.m. – Doors open for three hours of swing.

Cost: Dance Lesson – $10, Dance Admission – $10

More Info: https://ivywildschool.ticketfly.com/

 

Valentine’s Day Mexican Cooking Class

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and Cocina Corazon’s signature dish Chiles en Nogada will not disappoint. This cooking class is a fun way to spend an evening with your sweetheart cooking an amazing dish.

Location:Private Kitchen Ridgecrest Dr., Manitou Springs, CO

Date/Time: Feb 14 5:30-8:30

Cost: $65 per person

More Info: info@cocinacorazon.com or http://www.cocinacorazon.com/

 

Location: Phantom Canyon Brewing Co. 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Date/Time: Feb 14 7:00pm-10:00pm

Cost: $200 per couple

More Info: http://www.phantomcanyon.com/ or https://www.eventbrite.com/

 

Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (Jan 6-Jan 7)

Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (Jan 6-Jan 7)

​Time to dust off your walking or, dare we say, gym shoes and burn some holiday calories strolling around Colorado Springs taking in a fitness expo, concert, art walk, or family day with geology. And don't let your Christmas Tree become a fire hazard. Take it to a recycling location and help local organizations. Check out our Things to Do in Colorado Springs for this weekend.

Things to Do in Colorado Springs on Holiday Evening

Downtown Walking Tours: Art on the Streets - Sat Jan 6, 10:00am-11:00am, Downtown Colorado Springs 1 N Tejon St

Admission: $10/person, free for 17 and under. Take a tour around downtown and learn about the landmarks and art installations that have decorated our streets annually for 20 years. Arrive around 9:30 at Wild Good Meeting House to enjoy a free coffee. For more info, visit: Downtown Colorado Springs.

Things to Do this Weekend in Colorado Springs: A Far Away Galaxy

Colorado Springs Fitness Expo - Sat Jan 6, 10:00am-5:00pm, Colorado Springs City Auditorium 221 East Kiowa

Admission: Free. To kick off the new year's resolution of staying fit and healthy, attend the Colorado Springs Fitness Expo, where you'll be able to try out different classes, chat with vendors, and learn about different studios. For more info, visit: Colorado Springs Fitness Expo.

Family Geology: Things to Do this Weekend in Colorado Springs

Family Day: Geology ​- Sat Dec 6, 10:00am-3:00pm, Western Museum of Mining and Industry 225 North Gate Blvd.

Admission: $5-$8, children 3 and under & museum members are free. It's a rock party over at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry. Bring the family and learn how geology played an important part in Colorado's history. For more info, visit: WMMI.

Things to Do this Weekend: Steve Poltz

An Evening with Steve Poltz​ - Sat Jan 6, 7:00pm-10:00pm, Call for location

Admission: $30-$45. Steve Poltz is hanging out at a local house in the Skyway Neighborhood on Saturday for a night of story telling and music playing. For more info, visit: Eventbrite.

Things to Do this Weekend in Colorado Springs: Tree Recycling

Tree Recycling - Sat Jan 6-Sun Jan 7, 9:00am-4:00/4:30, Western Museum of Mining and Industry/Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site

Admission: Free. Time to recycle your Christmas tree! Boy Scout Troop 78 will be accepting trees at the Western Museum of Mining & Industry on the north side of Colorado Springs. Several youth service organizations will be accepting trees on the west side at Rock Ledge Ranch. For more info, visit: WMMI and TreeCycle.

Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (Dec 30-Dec 31)

Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (Dec 30-Dec 31)

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday, however the parties aren't over yet! Check out a pedal car show downtown with a party happening on Saturday. And you have so many options for your New Year's Eve celebrations on Sunday! Be sure to watch the top of Pikes Peak at midnight for the annual AdAmAn fireworks display. Goodbye 2017, hello 2018! ​

Johnny Martin's Car Central Holiday Pedal Car Show

Johnny Martin's Car Central Holiday Pedal Car Show - Fri Dec 29-Sat Dec 30, 11:00am-9:00pm, Johnny Martin's Car Central 1 S Nevada Ave.

Admission: Free to view pedal cars, $25/person for Checkered Flag Party on 29th. Come down to Johnny Martin's to check out pedal cars of all varieties. The Checkered Flag Party on the 29th will have live music, buffet, and the pedal car awards ceremony. For more info, visit: Johnny Martin's Car Central.

New Year's Eve Gala

New Year's Eve Gala - Sun Dec 31, 6:00pm-10:00pm, Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center 3820 N. 30th Street

Admission: $200/couple. Enjoy find dining, entertainment, and dancing as we bring 2017 to an end at Glen Eyrie Castle. For more info, visit: Glen Eyrie Castle.

Colorado Springs Philharmonic Presents: 'New Year's Eve'

Colorado Springs Philharmonic Presents: 'New Year's Eve' ​- Sun Dec 31, 7:30pm, Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts 190 South Cascade Avenue

Admission: $24-$68. Round out the year with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic as they perform opera arias and Broadway favorites from Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Weber. For more info, visit: Colorado Springs Philharmonic.

New Year's Eve Celebration​​

New Year's Eve Celebration​​ - Sun Dec 31, 12:00pm, Goat Patch Brewing Co. 2727 N. Cascade Ave. #123

Admission: Free. Have your New Year's Eve party at Goat Patch Brewing with $6 beermosas and Roll Up taco truck. Cheers to 2018! For more info, visit: Goat Patch Brewing.

AdAmAn Fireworks Display

AdAmAn Fireworks Display​ - Sun Dec 31, midnight, Pikes Peak

Admission: Free. The New Year's Eve fireworks display atop Pikes Peak is a unique tradition to the greater Pikes Peak region. The climbers will start their ascent on Saturday. They will signal Colorado Springs with mirrors as they reach the timberline and reach the summit on Sunday in time to light fireworks at midnight. For more info, visit: The AdAmAn Club and follow the climb on The AdAmAn Facebook page.

Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (Dec 23-Dec 24)

Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (Dec 23-Dec 24)

Welcome to Christmas Weekend! There's still time to visit Santa, take in some holiday shows, and get your gifts wrapped. Don't forget to call NORAD on Christmas Eve to find out just when Santa will be passing overhead! From all of us here at Springs Homes, we wish you and your family a very merry and happy holiday.

Santa's Workshop

Santa's Workshop - Sat Dec 23-Sun Dec 24,11:00am, Old Colorado City Welcome Center 2324 W Colorado Ave

Admission: Visit + photo $10. Get your last-minute visit with the Victorian Santa this weekend before he heads up to the North Pole. Santa's workshop is located in Bancroft park and closes an hour early on Christmas Eve. For more info, visit: Old Colorado City.

The Broadmoor Holiday Show

The Broadmoor Holiday Show - Fri Dec 22-Thurs Dec 28, 6:00pm, The Broadmoor Hotel 1 Lake Avenue

Admission: Adults $100, Children (10 and under) $65. Celebrate the season at the annual Broadmoor Holiday Show with Debby Boone headlining this year. Enjoy a night of seasonal songs and delicious fare. For more info, visit: the The Broadmoor.

When Worlds Collide: A Holiday Stand Up Show

When Worlds Collide: A Holiday Stand Up Show ​- Sat Dec 23, 7:30pm-10:00pm, The Theater on Pecan 1367 Pecan Street

Admission: $12. Colorado Springs-born Heather Marulli is hosting a night of comedy at The Theater on Pecan. Join her and 5 other comics on Saturday, December 23rd and tickets proceeds will go towards the Springs Ensemble Theatre. For more info, visit: Facebook event.

Complimentary Gift Wrap at Crafted Colorado

Complimentary Gift Wrap at Crafted Colorado​​ - Sat Dec 23, 12:00pm-3:00pm, Crafted Colorado Artisan Marketplace 115 N Tejon Street Ste F

Admission: Free, donations accepted. Are you all thumbs when it comes to wrapping presents? Bring your gifts to Crafted Colorado and have them wrapped for you! For more info, visit: Facebook event.

NORAD Tracks Santa

NORAD Tracks Santa​ - Sat Dec 24, 7:00am-11:59pm, Call 1-877-HI-NORAD

Admission: Free. NORAD is watching the global skies, right here from Cheyenne Mountain, as a favorite family tradition continues with tracking Santa as he makes his trek across the globe. Have the family call 1-877-HI-NORAD to find out where Santa is all day long on Christmas Eve. For more info, visit: NoradSanta.org.

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Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (Dec 16-Dec 17)

As you rush around Colorado Springs checking people off​ on your nice list, be sure to enjoy the holiday season with these events. Step back in time to a Victorian Christmas, perhaps celebrate in a galaxy far, far away, or be a part of one of the many musical performances this weekend.

Holiday Evening

Holiday Evening - Sat Dec 16, 4:00pm-8:00pm, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site 30th Street & Gateway Road

Admission: LHA members free, $4-$8 - see event for more admission details. Head over to Rock Ledge Ranch for a Victorian evening of tractor rides, old-time musical entertainment, lantern light tours, barn dancing, and much more! For more info, visit: Rock Ledge Ranch.

A Far Away Galaxy

A Far Away Galaxy - Sat Dec 16, 10:00am-4:00pm, Space Foundation Discovery Center 4425 Arrowswest Drive

Admission: Included in regular Discovery Center admission. The Star Wars saga continues at the Space Foundation Discovery Center as we celebrate the release of the next chapter. Come for costumes, games, cookies, and ,of course, Jedi training! For more info, visit: the Space Foundation Discovery Center.

Unsilent Night: Colorado Springs

Unsilent Night: Colorado Springs ​- Sat Dec 16, 6:00pm-7:30pm, Bancroft Park in Old Colorado City

Admission: Free. Take part in a musical art piece in Old Colorado City. Go old school with a boombox or more modern with your smartphone and dress festively. All participants will play one of four tracks simultaneously to create a holiday sound sculpture. For more info, visit: Unsilent Night.

Colorado Springs Philharmonic Presents: 'Christmas Symphony'

Colorado Springs Philharmonic Presents: 'Christmas Symphony' - Sat Dec 17, 2:30pm, Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

Admission: $15-$20 + ticketing fee. The much-loved Flying W Wranglers are performing their holiday show at the Stargazers. Enjoy western swing, country, and gospel tunes that are sure to put you in a festive mood. For more info, visit: Stargazers Theatre.

A Snazzy-Jazzy Christmas Concert

A Snazzy-Jazzy Christmas Concert - Sat Dec 17, 7:00pm-8:00pm, Ute Pass Cultural Center 210 E. Midland Ave.

Admission: Free (donation welcome). Nothing gets us in the Christmas cheer like music. Treat your ears to a different style of holiday tunes with "Swing Factory" Big Band at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. For more info, visit: Woodland Park Colorado Wind Symphony.

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Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (Dec 9-Dec 10)

Only 2 more weekends until Christmas! There are so many events happening in Colorado Springs this weekend, it was difficult to choose 5 to highlight. With the warming weekend weather, spend some time outdoors at Cheyenne Mountain State Park, strolling around Old Colorado City, or touring historic homes in Downtown Colorado Springs. Add some holiday music to your Saturday with the Flying W Wranglers, and donate some of your time on Sunday building bikes for kids to make their Christmas brighter! Whatever may be on your calendar, make sure to enjoy this holiday season.

Holiday Open House

Holiday Open House - Sat Dec 9, 9:00am-2pm, Cheyenne Mountain State Park 410 JL Ranch Heights

Admission: Free - see event for more details. Visit Cheyenne Mountain State park for a day of free family activities including yoga, park talks, fire safety, face painting, and more! For more info, visit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife.

Old North End Holiday Home Tour

Old North End Holiday Home Tour - Sat Dec 9, 10:00am-4:00pm, Old North End Holiday Home Tour 1823 North Cascade Avenue​

Admission: $25. Take a tour of 4 historic Old North End homes! This is an annual event that gives you a access inside some of the most distinctive architecture in town. For more info, visit: the Colorado Springs Holiday Home Tour.

Nightmare Before Christmas

Nightmare Before Christmas ​- Sat Dec 9, 10:00am/1:00pm/3:00pm, Old Colorado City

Admission: Free. Nightmare Before Christmas, the movie that spans both the Halloween and Christmas holidays, will be shown at this all-day movie marathon at the Old Colorado City Library. Movie characters and Santa will be walking around Old Colorado City for photos. For more info, visit: Old Colorado City.

Flying W Wranglers Holiday Show

Flying W Wranglers Holiday Show - Sat Dec 9, 7:00pm, Stargazers Theatre & Event Center

Admission: $15-$20 + ticketing fee. The much-loved Flying W Wranglers are performing their holiday show at the Stargazers. Enjoy western swing, country, and gospel tunes that are sure to put you in a festive mood. For more info, visit: Stargazers Theatre.

Holiday Bike Build for Kids

Holiday Bike Build for Kids - Sat Dec 10, 11:00am-1:00pm, Oskar Blues Grill & Brew 118 N. Tejon St.

Admission: Free. Volunteer for a couple hours this Sunday at Oskar blues Grill & Brew to help build bicycles for 1st and 2nd graders at West Elementary School! All volunteers will receive free food and one beer. For more info, visit: Facebook event page.

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Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (Dec 2-Dec 3)

December is here, and the countdown is on for Christmas! This weekend is full of festive Colorado Springs events from craft fairs to holiday concerts, pictures with Santa Paws, and the much-anticipated Festival of Lights. Only 3 more weekends until Christmas! ​

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High School Holiday Craft Fairs - Sat Dec 2-Sun Dec 3, times vary, Cheyenne Mountain High School and Doherty High School

Admission: Free. Now that is officially December, the countdown is on for your holiday gifts and decorations! This weekend there are two big craft fairs happening at Cheyenne Mountain and Doherty High Schools. For more info, visit: Cheyenne Mountain's event page and Doherty's event page.

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Jingle Bell Walk & Pictures with Santa Paws - Sat Dec 2, 10:00am-2:00pm, Bear Creek Nature Center

Admission: $7/picture. Head on over to Bear Creek Nature Center with your furbabies to get a picture with Santa Paws! For more info, visit: the El Paso County website.

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Suga Bear's Holiday Dance Party​ ​- Sat Dec 2, 8:00pm, Stargazers Theatre & Event Center

Admission: Free. Get your holiday groove on with Suga Bear on Saturday at the Stargazers. This popular high energy band will turn the volume up on Christmas. Arrive early to find your seat and hot spiced wine. For more info, visit: Stargazers Theatre & Even Center.

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Festival of Lights Family Fun Day & Parade​ - Sat Dec 2, all day, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

Admission: Free. Spend the day downtown for the Festival of Lights! During the day, the Pioneers Museum will host a family event full of performances, crafts, and activities. When it's dark enough, Christmas lights will come to life for the annual Festival of Lights Parade! For more info, visit: Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and Colorado Springs Festival of Lights.

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Colorado Springs Youth Symphony's Holiday Concert​ - Sat Dec 2, 7:30pm, Pikes Peak Center

Admission: $20-$22. Enjoy the annual holiday concert from the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony. For more info, visit: Pikes Peak Center.

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Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (Nov 25-Nov 26)

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Still stuffed from Thanksgiving? This is the perfect weekend to burn off some Thanksgiving calories strolling around Colorado Springs, launching your pumpkins from a catapult, and dancing at concerts. Don't forget to support our local business owners on Small Business Saturday!

Things to Do This Weekend

Punkin' Chunkin' - Sat Nov 25, 9:00am-11:30am, Fountain Creek Nature Center 320 Peppergrass Lane

Admission: $2/member, $3/nonmember. Now that Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is coming up, it's time to get rid of those pumpkins. Load them a catapult at the Fountain Creek Nature Center and see how far they fly! For more info, visit: El Paso Count Colorado website.

Christmas Stroll 2017 - Sat Nov 25, 5:00pm-8:00pm, Historic Old Colorado City

Admission: Free. Start your holiday shopping during Small Business Saturday at Old Colorado City's Christmas Stroll! Walk the streets in festive attire with carolers as you enjoy treats, dinner, and pictures with the Victorian Santa. For more info, visit: Old Colorado City website.

Colorado Springs Philharmonic Presents: 'The Nutcracker' - Fri Nov 24-Sun Nov 26, times vary, Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

Admission: $32-$65. The Oklahoma City Ballet and Colorado Springs Philharmonic bring favorite holiday performance to the Pikes Peak Center. For more info, visit: Colorado Springs Philharmonic.

Pop Up Holiday Market - Fri Nov 24-Sun Nov 26, 11:00am-6:00pm, Pikes Peak Market 9 S Weber

Admission: Free. Shop small and buy local this weekend at the Pop Up Holiday Market. You will find pottery, jewelry, food, and more at this community event. For more info, visit: Facebook event page.

Give! Thanks Concert: Yarn - Sun Nov 26, 7:00pm, Stargazers Theatre & Event Center

Admission: Free, reserved seating $15/ticket. Grammy-nominated Americana rock band Yarn is performing a "Thanks" concert this Sunday! Proceeds from this concert will benefit Rocky Mountain Highway and Give! Campaign.  For more info, visit: Stargazers Theatre.

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Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (Nov 18-Nov 19)

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Local Holiday Craft Fairs - Sat Nov 18, 9:00am-4:00/5:00pm, Sand Creek High School and Rampart High School

Admission: Free. Nothing will get you in the holiday spirit like local craft fairs! Sand Creek and Rampart High Schools in Colorado Springs are hosting over a thousand vendors and artists selling home décor, jewelry, festive decorations, gifts for everyone, and more! For more info, visit: Sand Creek's Facebook event and Rampart's Facebook event.
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Winter Lights at The Broadmoor Seven Falls​ - Sat Nov 18, 10:00am-7:00pm, Seven Falls 6 Lake Avenue

Admission: $14/adult and $8/child. Seven Falls will light up with holiday colors on Saturday at the 3rd annual lighting event. Bring the family to visit Santa, Mrs. Claus, and reindeer! For more info, visit: The Broadmoor website.
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Ladies Night At The Greenhouse​ ​- Sat Nov 18, 3:00pm-7:30pm, Phelan Gardens 4955 Austin Bluffs Pkwy​

Admission: Free. Attend a fun and relaxing night in the garden and make beautiful holiday decorations to take home. Free wine, snacks, live music, and more are sure to set the festive mood Saturday night. For more info, visit: Phelan Gardens.
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra​ - Sat Nov 19, 3:00pm and 7:30pm, The Broadmoor World Arena 3185 Venetucci Blvd.​

Admission: $59.75 – $80.25. Be amazed as classical and rock music combine in this favorite holiday ensemble. The sights and sounds of this performance will enthrall the audience from beginning to end. For more info, visit: Broadmoor World Arena.
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Castle Rock Starlighting 2017​ - Sat Nov 18, 2:00pm-7:00pm, Wilcox St, Castle Rock, CO 80104​

Admission: Free. Head just to the north of Colorado Springs to see the lighting of the Castle Rock star. Hot chocolate will warm you as you enjoy live entertainment and visit with Santa. For more info, visit: Castle Rock Starlighting Facebook event.
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Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (Nov 11-Nov 12)

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​Beautiful, fall Veterans Day weekend in store for us here in Colorado Springs! Check out these events including free Pikes Peak admission for military, concerts around town, fundraiser for rescue dogs, and go back to the homestead at Rock Ledge Ranch all happening this weekend.


Things to Do This Weekend

Veteran’s Day on Pikes Peak – Sat Nov 11, 7:30am, Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain

Admission: Free admission for all retired and active duty military with ID. Take in a beautiful Colorado Springs day from atop Pikes Peak. For more info, visit: City of Colorado Springs website.


13th Annual Whine and Cheese Fundraiser – Sat Nov 11, 6:00pm-11:00pm, Norris Penrose Event Center 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road

Admission: $35-$45. Silent and live auction hosted by All Breed Rescue & Training. Help support this non-profit organization as they rescue, rehabilitate, and find forever homes for homeless pups in our region. For more info, visit: All Breed Rescue & Training.


The Long Run: Alter-Eagles – Sat Nov 11, 8:00pm, Stargazers Theatre & Event Center 10 S. Parkside Drive

Admission: $17-$22 + ticketing fee. This Eagles tribute band is taking a break from play Eagles music to perform songs from their favorite artists such as Doobie Bros, Little River Band, John Mayer, and more! They don’t play this line up very often, so don’t miss this show! For more info, visit: Stargazers Theatre.


Everything but the Oink – Sat Nov 11, 10:00am-2:00pm, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site 30th Street & Gateway Road

Admission: $4-$8, Children under 6 and LHA members are free. Participate in this educational event of the annual processing and curing of hogs. Learn how important these animals were to homesteaders. For more info, visit: Rock Ledge Ranch.


Colorado Springs Philharmonic Presents: ‘Victory: Life After World War II’ – Sat Nov 11, 7:30pm and Sun Nov 12, 2:30pm, Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

Admission: $24-$73. Thomas Wilson will be conducting 3 pieces of music, featuring Mark Nuccio on the clarinet. For more info, visit: Colorado Springs Philharmonic.

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