Things to Do in Colorado Springs

Where to Find Christmas Lights in Colorado Springs 2018

Where to Find Christmas Lights in Colorado Springs 2018

Where to Find Christmas Lights in Colorado Springs 2018A few years ago our family really got into driving around and looking at the remarkable Christmas lights in Colorado Springs. Since then, I’ve been hooked and this has now become a tradition

I am talking about the fantastic automated displays that people set up at their homes. Most of these displays are set up and coordinated to a musical soundtrack. You can actually stay in your warm vehicle and listen on your car radio while you watch the lights.

So, for the second year in a row, I have put together a guide, map and list of the appropriate radio stations of the best and the brightest automated holiday home light shows in Colorado Springs.

I also wanted to mention some “holiday light etiquette” because it’s easy to forget basic things when you’re in the moment.

  • If homes are crowded with long lines of cars, please just watch for one cycle.
  • Don’t block driveways of neighbors who need to come & go from their homes.
  • Park on the opposite side of the street & turn your lights off, but leave on your parking lights
  • A couple of homes collect donations for various charities. Feel free to donate.

The Best Christmas Lights in Colorado Springs:

5359 Rawhide Ln.6121 Bow River Dr.
90.3 FM
11183 Allendale Dr.9118 Sunstone Dr.
3148 Deergrass Pl
89.1 FM
3565 Windjammer Dr.
1894 Whitehorn Dr.
87.9 FM
1263 Schroeder Rd.
107.7 FM
1031 Amsterdam Dr.
88.5 FM
301 N. 15th. St.
821 Cardinal St.
97.3 FM
2570 Nadine Dr.
10284 Deer Meadow Circle
93.5 FM
237 Audubon Dr.
89.1 FM
6135 Kettle Fire
107.5 FM

Here is a Map to Help You Find These Wonderful Displays

Rocky Mountain Film Festival

Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival

There is always something exciting happening in the Colorado Springs Arts community. For November, that focus is on the Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival.

The festival is in its 31st season and is the longest running Women's Film Festival in North America. The festival is organized by the "Rocky Mountain Women's Film Institute." This event has become an essential part of the cultural fiber of the Pikes Peak Region.

The Festival takes place this weekend November 9-11, 2018. For tickets and more information, visit:

Springs Homes Realtor Maggie Turner is very involved in both the Film Institute and the Festival. She helps sponsor the event as part of the Women In Reel Estate Group, an award-winning business and arts partnership made up of various women in the Colorado Springs real estate industry. Here is a short video featuring Maggie that talks about the organization as well as the festival.

Great Realtors also make their communities a better place to live. That's why Springs Homes agents support Colorado Springs in so many different capacities. We are proud of the work Maggie, and all our team members do in our community.


Things to do for Halloween in Colorado Springs 2018

Things to Do for Halloween in Colorado Springs

Once only a holiday for children and candy, Halloween has morphed into a holiday that appeals to everyone. Take the kids for some trick-or-treating and then line up the babysitter to give you a night out while you scream at the local Haunted Houses. You can find many Things to do for Halloween in Colorado Springs.

Trick-or-Treating for the Kiddos

Trunk or Treat at St. Peter’s Church in Monument

Food Trucks will be available from 5-7. Prizes will be awarded.

Location: St. Peter’s Catholic School, 124 1st St., Monument CO 80132

Date/Time: Friday October 26th, 5-7 pm

Cost: Free

More Info: Official Website


Trunk or Treat at the Stables

Location: Stable Strides, 13620 Halleuluiah Trail, Elbert, CO

Date/Time: Saturday October 27th 9-12 and 2-5pm

Cost: Free

More Info: Official Website



Come in costume for trick or treating through the Children’s Museum and Gallery Buildings.

Location: Buell’s Children’s Museum, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave, Pueblo, CO

Date/Time: Saturday October 27, 11am – 4pm

Cost: $6-$8

More Info: Official Website


Safe Trick or Treat & Fall Festival

Come in costume for trick or treating, games, snacks, crafts and more.

Location: First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Colorado Springs, CO

Date/Time: Saturday October 27, 3-5pm

Cost: Free

More Info: Official Website


Halloween Fall Festival

Family friendly event with Dance Contest and Prizes.

Location: Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave Woodland Park, CO

Date/Time: Saturday October 27, 6-10pm

Cost: $4-$7

More Info: Official Website


Spook Out Shoot Out

Trick or Treat, hayrides, mini golf and more. Costume Contest at 8pm.

Location: World Golf and Sand Creek Golf Course, 6865 Galley Road, Colorado Springs

Date/Time: October 19-28, 5-9pm

Cost: $4-$7

More Info: Official Website


Boo at the Zoo

Safe trick or treating while wandering around at the zoo. What could be more fun?

Location: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Date/Time: Oct 26-28 and Oct 31, 4-8:30 pm

Cost: $12.75-$17.75 in advance

More Info: Official Website


Haunted Houses – Things for Adults

Haunted Mines

With over 28,000 feet, you are sure to find a scream or two, or three.

Location: 3910 Palmer Park Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Date/Time: Through November 3rd.

Cost: $22-$30

More Info: Official Website


Hellscream Haunted House

Escape from Hellscream, The Pen, The Manor, The Elevator, way too many to choose. You may be hoarse by the end of the evening.

Location: 3021 N. Hancock, Colorado Springs CO 80907

Date/Time: Through Nov 3rd.

Cost: $22-$30

More Info: Official Website


13th Floor

Denver’s legendary Haunted House. Only go if you dare!

Location: 3400 E. 52nd Ave Denver, CO

Date/Time: Through Oct 31 plus Nov 2 & Nov 3

Cost: $28-$48. $5 more at the door

More Info: Official Website


City of the Dead Haunted House / Asylum Haunted House

Two of Denver’s favorite scare houses at one location.

Location: 7007 E. 88th Ave, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Through Oct 31st.

Cost: $19.99 and up

More Info: Official Website


Pumpkin Patches & More Things to do for Halloween in Colorado Springs


TriLakes Pumpkin Patch

Campfire, maze, hay rides, scavenger hunt, games and more!

Location: 16611 Edwards Road Monument CO 80132

Date/Time: Through October 31

Cost: $12

More Info: Official Website


Spooky Magic Town

Miniature city is transformed into a haunted village filled with ghouls, ghosts and zombies. All admissions come with a scavenger hunt and prizes..

Location: Michael Garman Museum & Gallery

Date/Time: Through Oct 31, 10a-5:30pm

Cost: $3-$5.

More Info: Official Website


Frights and Pints

Haunted Beer Walking Tours of Manitou Springs. Dress up if you dare!

Location: Downtown Manitou Springs

Date/Time: Wednesdays & Saturdays 3-5pm

Cost: $31-$35

More Info: Official Website


Pumpkin Patch to benefit Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity

Come join our pumpkin patch to benefit Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity. 100% of all proceeds are donated.

Location: Christ the King Lutheran Church, 950 Vindicator Dr

Date/Time: M-F 12-6 pm, Sat. & Sun. 11am – 6pm


More Info: 719-260-1787


Harvest Festival and Chili Cook-off

Costume show, petting zoo, games and hayrides.

Location: Grace Community Church, 8475 Grace Church View, Falcon, CO

Date/Time: Saturday October 27, 11am-2:30pm

Cost: Free

More Info: Official Website


Halloween History Hunt

Stories, Crafts, History Hunt Guide, Explore Exhibits and more!

Location: Pioneer’s Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Date/Time: Saturday October 27, 10am-2pm

Cost: $3-$5

More Info: Official Website



Things to do for Fall in Colorado Springs 2018

Things to do for Fall in Colorado Springs

Ask a handful of Coloradans what their favorite season is, and you may be overwhelmed with fall lovers. Fall is truly a special time of year in the Pikes Peak region with the weather cooling, and the leaves turning, there is still plenty of time to get outside and enjoy the weekend before the winter sets in. Here is the Springs Homes list of Things to do for Fall in the Colorado Springs area. Hurry, fall doesn’t last very long, so pack in as much as you can in the remaining weekends.


Attend a Craft Fair

Aspens on the Avenue in Old Colorado City

Aspens on the Avenue is an annual fall art fair featuring a variety of artists including painters, glass blowers, metal workers, jewelers, wood-turners, and more with live demonstrations along West Colorado Avenue, between 23rd and 27th Streets. Hosted by OCC Arts Committee.

Location: Old Colorado City, 2324 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904

Date/Time: Saturday September 22, 10 AM – 4 PM

Cost: Free

More Info: Official Website


High Prairie Library Harvest Festival

The High Prairie Library in Peyton hosts this fun festival with arts, crafts, games, contest and much more.

Location: High Prairie Library, 7035 Meridian Rd, PeytonCO 80831
Date/Time: October 6th from 10 AM-3 PM.

Cost: Free

More Info: Official Website


Sugar Plum Food and Gift Mart

Mr. and Mrs. Claus are making a stop in Colorado Springs at the Sugar Plum Food and Gift Mart. See them with your Christmas list and stay for art, crafts, jewelry, boutique clothing, photography, toys, Christmas décor, and much more!

Location: Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd. (off Academy) Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Date/Time: October 20-21, 2018, 10-6, 11-4

Cost: $6, Youth 16 & under free!

More Info: Official Website


Apple Picking, Pumpkin Patches and Farms

Kick Off to Fall Family Festival

Join the 2nd Annual Fall Family Festival Kick Off Event. Hay rides, live music, food, vendors and more!

Location: Long Neck Pumpkin Farm, 595 California Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80923

Date/Time: Saturday September 22, 10 AM – 3 PM

Cost: $12-$15

More Info: Official Website


Old Colorado City Giant Pumpkin Fest

Get ready for the contest of Rocky Mountain Giant Vegetable Growers to compete for The Biggest Pumpkin in Southern Colorado title. There will be a pumpkin patch where kiddos can pick out a pumpkin for a small fee, face painters and balloon artists.

Location: Old Colorado City, 2324 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904

Date/Time: Saturday October 20, 10-3

Cost: Free

More Info: Official Website


Pumpkin Festival at Chatfield Farms

Come to Chatfield Farms for some fun fall activity. Family and children’s activities, local craft and artisan booths, food trucks and food vendors, beer and wine vendors, entertainment and live music. Don’t forget to bring a wagon to transport your special pumpkin!

Location: Chatfield Farms, 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, CO 80128

Date/Time: October 12-14, 9 AM-5 PM daily

Cost: Non-Members: $10 Adult, $9 Student, Seniors, Military, $8 Members or Child (3-12), $6 Member Child, Under 2 are free.  Advance tickets are available at a discount online. Discounted Corn Maze tickets can be purchased for $8. Pumpkins are an additional cost.

More Info: Official Website


Wolf Ranch Fall Festival

The 2nd Annual Wolf Ranch Fall Festival is a free event for the public to attend, offering guests live entertainment from Flying W Wranglers, SofaKillers Band & Inspector Magic show. Additionally, there will be a Kids Zone with free family-friendly activities, a Beer Garden (donation based), Food Truck Alley, free pumpkin patch (first come, first served), and vendor Marketplace.

Location: Stonehaven Park, 5559 Leon Young Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80924

Date/Time: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost: Free

More Info: Official Website


Enjoy Fall Food and Beverages


Taste of OCC

The best restaurants, breweries, distilleries and wine bars team up for three hours of dining and imbibing in Bancroft Park. The proceeds from the ticket sales support ongoing improvements to Old Colorado City Foundation.

Location: Bancroft Park, 2408 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Date/Time: Sunday September 23, 12-4

Cost: $35 – $50

More Info: Official Website


Harvest Fest at the Holy Cross Abbey

Live music, fresh roasted chilies, multiple vendor booths, and loads of wine tasting will complete your day in Cañon City! Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets and soak in a lazy fall afternoon

Location: Cañon City, 3011 East Highway 50 Cañon City, CO 81212

Date/Time: September 29, 10-6, Sunday September 30, 10-5

Cost: Free admission. Wine tasting tickets available for purchase.

More Info: Official Website


Morrison Cider Fest

Take a drive up north and watch apples being pressed into cider. Bring your own apples and go home with cider! Music, car show and pony rides make this a fun family event.

Location: Morrison, 485 Summer St, Morrison, CO

Date/Time: September 29, 10-6

Cost: Free

More Info: Official Website


Haunted Brew Fest

This 21+ event will leave you speechless! With over 70 of the best breweries, wine distributers and distilleries around the region and a little scary Halloween vibe from some of the best local scare houses, this event is one not to miss. Costumes are encouraged!

Location: Norris Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd # 3, Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Date/Time: Saturday October 20th, two sessions; 1-4 and 5-8

Cost: $25-$45 depending on session and time of purchase

More Info: Official Website


Fall Races and Sport Activities


Colorado Springs Marathon

Penrose-St. Francis sponsors this community event that features a full marathon, half marathon, and 5k. This family friendly race is a premiere endurance running event, attracting people from 26 different states.

Location: Acacia Park, 115 E Platte Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Date/Time: Saturday September 29

  • 7 AM- 1:30
  • 7 AM (Full & Half Marathon)
  • 7:05 (5K)
  • 10:45 (Kids K)

Cost: See Registration

More Info:  Website


YMCA S’mores Adventure Race

An amazing day whose proceeds help kids attend camp at Camp Shady Brook YMCA. Teams of 4 will race through challenges including orienteering/navigation, cross-country running/hiking, mountain biking, paddling and other challenges! There will be a large vendor area with interactive booths and a food truck fest.

Location: Camp Shady Brook, 8716 S Y Camp Rd, Deckers, CO 80135

Date/Time: Saturday September 29

  • Competitive Wave* (4 athletes): $75 per athlete
  • Non-Competitive Wave* (4 athletes): $50 per athlete
  • Family Wave (minimum of 3 athletes): $40 per athlete

Cost: See above

More Info:  Website


St Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer

Ending childhood cancer is a worthy journey. Form a team, invite your friends and be a fundraiser for the kids of St. Jude.

Location: America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Date/Time: Saturday October 6

  • Registration starts at 8:00AM
  • Ceremony starts at 8:30AM
  • 5k fun run/walk starts at 9:00AM

Cost: $10

More Info:  Website


XTerra Marathon of Trail Races

10th annual Marathon of Trail Races is being held at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. This is a challenging race with well groomed trails that both start and finish at the Day Use Trailhead.

Location: Cheyenne Mountain State Park, 410 JL Ranch Heights Colorado Springs, CO  80926

Date/Time: Sunday October 7, 8:10 start for 5K

Cost: $35-$80 depending on race

More Info:  Website

Cheyenne Mountain Run

This half marathon race has 3,000 feet of elevation gain and a top elevation of just over 8,800 feet. Race to the top of Cheyenne Mountain and back down in this out and back course to the south peak of Cheyenne Mountain. A 3 mile option is also available.

Location: Cheyenne Mountain State Park, 410 JL Ranch Heights Colorado Springs, CO  80926

Date/Time: Saturday October 20, 10:15 am start

Cost: $25-$65 depending on race and registration

More Info:  Website

Waldo Waldo – The Finale!

If you have ever wanted to do this race, now is your chance. This final Waldo Waldo will be run as the 7th annual 5K fundraiser. Family-friendly event raises money for our local community. Runners of all ages and abilities are welcome-walkers and strollers too! For more information please see the event website.

Location: Tejon street between Costilla and Cache La Poudra Street

Date/Time: Saturday October 20th, events starting at 7:30 AM

Cost: $35, day-of the event is $45, and includes a Waldo or Wenda kit that includes a shirt, hat and glasses.

More Info:  Website


Things to do for Labor Day in Colorado Springs 2018

Looking for some local things to do for Labor Day in Colorado Springs? The Labor Day Weekend symbolically brings a close to summer, and a bittersweet start of the school year. The Labor Day holiday is a tribute to the American Labor Movement and in 1887 Oregon was the first state in the nation to recognize it as an official public holiday. In Virginia, the amusement park industry lobbied to have public schools begin after Labor Day in order to give families one last chance to visit the amusement parks.

Whether your students have already started school, or will start school next week after the holiday, put away your seersucker and take some time to enjoy our beautiful Colorado Springs weather and take in some local holiday celebrations.

Downtown Walking Tour: Art on the Streets

For 20 years people have been taking it to the streets to view and appreciate our downtown Colorado Springs artwork. Come for a 1 hour tour to get insights and up close and personal with our local artists and their works.

Location: Meet at Wild Goose Meeting House (401 N. Tejon St)

Date/Time: Sep 1, 2018 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am (Sat). Arrive at 9:30 a.m. to enjoy a free coffee beverage (included in ticket price). Tours begins promptly at 10 a.m.

Cost: Tickets are $10 or free for 17 and under. Pre-registration recommended; purchase online or call for assistance.

More Info: (719) 886-0088 or Email:


Rocky Mountain Music Alliance’s First Concert of the Season

Head up north to Monument to see Dr. Zahari Metchkov on piano, Geoffrey Herd on violin, Ekaterina Dobrotvorskaia on viola, Max Geissler on cello and Aaron Purdue on flute. Pieces will include a Piano Quartet by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, two Interludes, Jacques Ibert for piano, violin and flute and a Mendelssohn Piano Trio.

Location: The Church at Woodmoor 18125 Furrow Road, Monument, CO 80132

Date/Time: Sep 1, 2018 at 07:00 pm (Sat), A reception will follow the concert.

Cost: Online in advance: $12 plus processing fee, Door: $15, Students with ID and/or children 18 and under: Free

More Info: (719) 648-3844 Email:, Official Website


Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off

If you have never been to this event in downtown Colorado Springs, this is the time. The event is truly memorable even at 6 am! Who can argue with a free family event to celebrate the holiday weekend and forget about school? Weekend activities include, balloon glows, beer garden and VIP tent, live entertainment and concerts, food trucks, and a weekend full of lake activities at Prospect Lake. This is one of the largest balloon festivals in the nation!

Location: Memorial Park, Colorado Springs, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO

Date/Time: Sep 3, 2018 at 10:00 am – 05:00 pm (Mon)

Cost: Free

More Info: (719) 219-3333, Official Website


Labor Day Vintage Baseball

Think you know baseball? Think again, and come watch how baseball used to be played.The players will play by vintage rules where no one wears a mitt or glove (except the catcher) and the spectators are allowed to influence the umpire’s call in your team’s favor! Watch the Camp Creek Cloud Busters (the home team) and the 1882 Denver & Rio Grande Reds battle it out while enjoying some baseball cuisine: old fashioned root beer, hot dogs, popcorn and ice cream. Fun, family event!

Location: Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site 30th Street & Gateway Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Date/Time: Sep 3, 2018 at 10:00 am – 05:00 pm (Mon)

Cost: Free

More Info: (719) 578-6777, Official Website


Commonwheel Labor Day Art Festival

Musicians, food, and great artwork in Manitou Springs, how can you go wrong? After your 6 am appointment with the balloons, head over to Manitou Springs to attend the Commonwheel Art Festival. With over 100 juried artists and over 30% new artists this year, you will bound to find something new to capture your attention. Tons of kid friendly events and booths and the shady Memorial Park, make this a very enjoyable festival for everyone.

Location: Memorial Park, Manitou Springs, 502 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, CO 80829


  • Sep 1, 2018 at 10:00 am – 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Sep 2, 2018 at 10:00 am – 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Sep 3, 2018 at 10:00 am – 05:00 pm (Mon)

Cost: Free

More Info: (719) 577-7700, Email:, Official Website

Things to do for 4th of July in Colorado Springs 2018

Things to do 4th of July in Colorado SpringsIf you are still recovering from the school year and don’t realize we are well into summer, you may be shocked to hear that the 4th of July is right around the corner. Have no fear, the Springs Homes team has gotten together to give you some things to do for 4th of July in Colorado Springs.

This year the holiday falls mid-week, so no 3-day weekend, but nonetheless, get out and enjoy some Colorado summer sunshine and celebrate this festive holiday with friends and family. Most of our local residents know about the Memorial Park Celebration and the TriLakes/Monument Parade and festivities, but we choose to give you some local alternatives to your 4th of July holiday celebration.


Cripple Creek July 4th Celebration and Fireworks

This year’s 4th of July Celebration will feature live entertainment in the Brass Ass parking lot at the corner of Bennett Avenue and 3rd Street. Starting at noon, live bands will be providing your favorite hits till 4 p.m. From 6-10 p.m., another great live band will play you into the evening with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Location: City Park and in the Brass Ass Parking lot.

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 4th 12-4pm and 6-10pm.

Cost: Free

More Info:


Independence Day at Rock Ledge Ranch – Family Fourth

Come and tour the historic homes at Rock Ledge Ranch and see your favorite characters from history reenact and recite the Gettysburg Address and the Declaration of Independence. Pikes Peak Brass Band will provide festive entertainment while George Washington, General William Jackson Palmer, and Teddy Roosevelt will be on hand for a meet and greet. Carnival games and food vendors will be round out this great historical family-friendly day.

Location: Rock Ledge Ranch, 3105 Gateway Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 4th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: Regular Admission

More Info:


Woodland Park Cemetery Crawl

Tours run every 10 minutes from 1 to 3 p.m. on the 4th of July introducing you to 12 living portrayals of Woodland Park’s founding fathers. All ages are captivated by the characters they meet!.

Location: Woodland Park Cemetery, 540 Manor Court, Woodland Park, CO 80863

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 4th, 1-3pm

Cost: $5 per person

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Location: Green Box Arts Farm Stand, 6990 Lake Street, Green Mountain Falls, CO 80819

Date/Time: Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018, at 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm

Cost: Free

More Info:


Woodshed Red 4th of July Celebration Concert!

A free concert by Manitou’s most beloved band! Beer will be provided by Manitou Brewing Company and brats, hot dogs, ice cream and more will be available at Margo’s Vienna Station. Attendees are welcome to bring a lawn chair, blanket, and cooler.

Free parking will be available at the shuttle lot (10 Old Man’s Trail) as well as complimentary Manitou Springs shuttles running throughout the day.

Location: Soda Springs Park, 42 Park Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Date/Time: Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018, at 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cost: Free

More Info:

Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

The Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration features kid activities, a food court, live music and performers, artists, crafters, a beer garden, fire engine rides, the flag raising while the Wind Symphony performs, a fishing derby, and a three versus three basketball tournament! Free fireworks at the high school, conditions permitting.

Location: Memorial Park in Woodland Park, N Park St & W Lake Ave, Woodland Park, CO 80863

Date/Time: Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018, at 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Cost: Free

More Info:


Colorado Springs Farmers Markets 2018

Updated June 1, 2018

Well, we’ve had a strangely dry and not so cold winter. Seems like summer has come early in some ways with no big late spring or even Mother’s Day snow storms. And so that means we are in full summer swing around these parts and it is time to start thinking about enjoying time on your favorite trail in town…taking in a picnic or some reading at a local park…spending time in the mountains…running a summer race…catching up on some DIY projects around the house…and yes, finding your way to your local Colorado Springs Farmers Markets.

Hopefully, you enjoyed relaxing during the recent Memorial Day holiday weekend. I know I did manage to get some time with friends and get outside in between showing some clients houses and getting one set of clients under contract. Yay! That’s a big deal in our current market, especially in certain price points and areas.

Whatever you plan to tackle this summer, make sure you find ways to enjoy… ALL THINGS SUMMER! Can I get a big shout out!?!


Summer in Colorado Springs

Summer in Colorado Springs is grand. I’m not one to have a favorite season. I love them all for the wonderful and distinct features they each offer. In summer, I love getting outside as much as possible. I crave time in the mountains and on lakes throughout the state. The long days and cool nights are the best! I’m sure you have your favorite things too.

And one of the VERY best parts of summer is access to local produce and other Colorado local products available at Farmers Markets all around the Colorado Springs area. We have some fantastic markets in nearly every corner of the Pikes Peak Region. You could hit up a different market every day and get a tour of the town. How fun!?

Make it a fun summer bucket list – visit all of the available farmers markets in town!


Why Farmers Markets Matter

Why not just hit up your local grocery store? Besides getting a chance to combine being outside and visiting different parts of town, it’s also incredibly valuable to support local farmers and other local merchants! Did you know that your dollars go further in our community’s economy when you shop and eat at locally owned business?

Another enjoyable part of the Colorado Springs Farmers Markets is the chance to meet friends and neighbors. Whether it’s just you or you bring the whole family. What a fantastic activity on a Saturday morning or since the kids are out of school…any ‘ole day of the week. You can hang out in your own neighborhood in town. Or enjoy visiting another area and its local parks, restaurants, and coffee shops before or after your time at the market.


Other Thoughts on the Value of Local Farmers Markets

A trekkie fav as well as book worms all across the land, LeVar Burton over at Reading Rainbow would say, “You don’t have to take my word for it!” So here are some thoughts from folks around the community about why farmers markets are a valuable part of our community. And why making time this summer to visit your local farmer can be not only fun but incredibly important.


“Farmers markets help to connect rural and urban communities and thus are an invaluable piece of civic architecture. They are a vibrant spot for our neighborhoods, they signal the value that Coloradoans put on local food, help to keep these dollars in our state, and preserve our precious farmland. Moreover, having these markets helps community members who may have difficulty accessing fresh fruits and vegetables through programs like Double-UP food bucks, where every dollar becomes 2 when spent on meat, produce, etc. at these markets — this is not available at grocery stores.” Michelle Larkins, Ph.D., Food & Environmental Sustainability Researcher, Colorado Springs Food Rescue


“I like spending Saturday mornings at the market with my kids. They gain a better understanding of where our food comes from and why it’s valuable. Meeting farmers and planning our meals based on what’s available keeps us grounded and in touch with the realities of our sustaining resources. It’s real life, real food and real people. We need bits of that in our modern world. The farmers markets are gifts all over our city each summer for those who will go out and enjoy all offer!” Niki Parks, Local Colorado Springs Resident, Gleneagle


“Farmers market season is exciting because we get to experience the bounty of our local region. From the Pueblo chile to Rocky Ford melons, we have rich and diverse agriculture in southern Colorado. By buying local produce, you are supporting family farms and strengthening our community. Palmer Land Trust partners with farmers to ensure our region has a vibrant local food base, resilient farming communities, and protected land and water resources.” Rebecca Jewett, Executive Director, Palmer Land Trust


“Shopping at markets that sell locally sourced food provides a valuable outlet for farmers who are mostly small, family operations. Their fruits, vegetable, cheeses and other products retain the flavor and nutritional value that is lacking in supermarket products. Do something good for yourself, your family and your community and buy locally produced foods.” Matt Heimerich, Lower Arkansas Valley Conservation Director, Palmer Land Trust


Go Meet A Farmer!

So, get outside this summer (and into the fall at some markets!) and meet a farmer. Enjoy a slow Saturday morning picking out some Palisade peaches or finding that perfect Pueblo chile or scoop up some local honey. Yum!! And at every market, you’ll find local and regional vendors offering other creative, unique products for your kitchen as well as your home in general. Right in your own neighborhood!


Colorado Springs Farmers Markets Schedule

Here’s a rundown of the markets offered throughout the Pikes Peak Region. Some markets opened this past Memorial Day weekend. while others will be opening throughout June. Some only go through the summer, while others will run through the fall. So, make sure to check the links, if provided, to get more details on dates and to stay in touch as markets will make last minute changes for holidays, weather, etc. Hope you find your local, neighborhood market! And enjoy the adventure of another neighborhood’s market features.

And when you make some fresh salsa with all local ingredients give me a call! 😉

Monday Farmers Markets

Wednesday Farmers Markets

Thursday Farmers Markets

Friday Farmers Markets

Saturday Farmers Markets

Sunday Farmers Markets

Other helpful links to get information on farmers markets in the Pikes Peak region as well as around the state.

Hope to see you out choosing tomatoes or picking up farm fresh eggs or whatever you need to make a great summer meal. Happy shopping!

Colorado Springs Farmers Markets Schedule Summer 2018


What to do this Summer in Colorado Springs 2018

All winter we dream about what to do this summer in Colorado Springs. Once the weather warms up, we get distracted by life's little details and challenges and somehow forget to schedule those perfect summer events. Here is a summary of some well-known and lesser-known events so you can get them on your calendar before the summer slips away.

Compete in Colorado Springs

Rocky Mountain State Games

Various Locations Around Colorado Springs

July 20-22 and July 27-29

Colorado's largest multi-sport festival for athletes of all ages and athletic abilities, including those with physical disabilities or visual impairment. Premier venues include: Olympic Training Center, National Strength & Conditioning Association, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado College, Memorial Park and other venues in the Pikes Peak Region.

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Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb

Pikes Peak

Saturday August 11

Created in 2010, this year marks the 9th consecutive year of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb, an annual event of the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation. This event attracts the top competitive and recreational cyclists from across the nation and around the world and gives cyclists of all abilities the chance to compete on Pikes Peak.

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Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon

Pikes Peak

August 18-19th

This event is not for the faint of heart. In fact, this race has some pretty steep competition to both qualify for the event as well as to become a participant. If you are up for the rigorous training, this event is not to be missed and you will never forget the experience..

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Warrior Games

Air Force Academy

June 1-9

Jon Stewart will host this year's games and a free concert will be performed by Kelly Clarkson during the opening ceremony. Approximately 300 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans will participate in the competition. The athletes will represent the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Special Operations Command. Athletes from the U.K. Armed Forces, Australian Defence Force and Canadian Armed Forces will also compete.

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Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack

Colorado Springs Airport

June 16-17

Can't make it to the Daytona 500? Have no fear, this may fill your need for speed. Enjoy a half mile side-by-side trap speed racing event presented by Revvolution and Shift-S3ctor right here at our very own Colorado Springs Airport. Airstrip Attack is a competition featuring more than two hundred of the fastest, most powerful street cars in the nation.

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U.S. Senior Open

The Broadmoor

June 25 - July 1

The 39th U.S. Senior Open will be the eighth USGA Championship contested at the Broadmoor in its rich history. Coinciding with the Centennial Celebration of the Broadmoor Hotel, the week will be a memorable event for the whole family, with celebrations worthy of 100 years of excellence. The championship will be hosted by John Elway, our Honorary Chair.

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Enjoy in Colorado Springs

Territory Days

Old Colorado City

May 26-28

Old Colorado City's historic district between 23rd Street and 27th Street will come alive with music, food, fun and entertainment for the entire family. A huge craft vendor fair takes center stage with other activities such as pony rides, kids play area, petting zoo, Cowboy Church Service, toy train rides, gold panning, wild west gunfight re-enactments, live blacksmithing, period costumed characters, live birds of prey, native American dancers and two beer gardens with live music running all three days.

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Springs Spree

America the Beautiful Park

June 10th

With music, a 5K fun run and tons of vendors, this is a quintessential summer activity. The weather will be great, and you can't get much more summer than this.

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4th of July Philharmonic

Memorial Park

July 4th

After the afternoon barbeque, head on over to Memorial Park for a fantastic performance from Wild Blue Country from United States Airforce Academy at 5:30 followed at 7:30 p.m. by The Colorado Springs Philharmonic and rounding out the evening at 9 pm with a thundering fireworks display.

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COS Western Street Breakfast

Downtown Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak & Tejon

Saturday August 11

Mark your calendar and set your alarm for early morning so you can join in on this fun, festive and family-friendly event that benefits local military and their families. The streets close and volunteers cook up a tasty, hot breakfast for you to devour while you listen to the renowned Flying W Wranglers as well as the country/rock band Exit West and the talented students from the Colorado Springs Conservatory.

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International Dragon Boat Festival

Memorial Park - Prospect Lake

August 25th

Join us at Prospect Lake in Memorial Park for Chinese culture, sport, food, entertainment, and natural wonders at the 2018 Colorado Springs International Dragon Boat Festival. The world’s fastest growing water sport is just another reason to get outside and enjoy the local sights and attractions.

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Things to Do for Mother’s Day in Colorado Springs 2018

Things to do for Mother's Day in Colorado SpringsMother’s Day is a special day for spoiling moms with a little treat. Brunch is a fun way to start the day off with a hearty meal. Afterwards, treat mom to a cultural experience in downtown Colorado Springs. A ballet performance, handbell choir concert and the music and dance of Bali give you a wide range of activities to please mom. Here are a few things to consider when wondering what Things to Do for Mother’s Day in Colorado Springs.

Mother’s Day Brunch in Colorado Springs

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Marriott

Marriott Colorado Springs

The event will include the live music duo by Krista Joyce & Mike Sunjka!

5580 Tech Center Drive, Colorado Springs, CO

Call for reservations.

Adults: $39 plus tax

Kids 12 & Under: $19 plus Tax

Military & Seniors 65 and up-10% Discount

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Mother’s Day Brunch at Hotel Elegante

Hotel Elegante Conference and Event Center

2886 S. Circle Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Adults: $42.95
Children (6-12): $17.95
Seniors & Military: 15% discount for the individual
Kids 6 & Under: Free

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Mother’s Day Brunch at Goat Patch Brewery

Goat Patch Brewing Co. is pairing with the Kabob Kaboose to bring you a Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 13!

Goat Patch Brewing Co.

2727 N. Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

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Mother’s Day Brunch at Margarita at Pine Creek

The Margarita at PineCreek
7350 Pine Creek Drive, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Brunch, $33, $17 for children; tea, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $25 plus tax and gratuity;

Reservations: 598-8667

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Other Events for Mother’s Day in Colorado Springs

Jukebox! A Pops Concert – 3-4:30pm

First Christian Church is presenting the Pikes Peak Ringers, one of the premier handbell ensembles in North America, directed by Kevin McChesney.

First Christian Church

16 East Platte Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-1221

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An Afternoon at the Ballet: Great Orchestral Works

First United Methodist Church – 3pm

420 North Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

  • Adults: $10
  • District 11 ID, Military ID or college ID: $5
  • Seniors (age 55+): $8
  • Children 13-18: $5
  • Children 12 or under, with paying adult: Free

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Music and Dance from Bali

Colorado College – Packard Hall

5 W. Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

May 13, 2018 at 03:00 pm – 04:30 pm (Sun)

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Things to Do for Easter in Colorado Springs 2018: Fun Family Events!

Things to do for Easter in Colorado SpringsThe Easter holiday holds a different significance to a wide variety of people based on their religious backgrounds and beliefs. But many Easter-related traditions come from non-religious origins including Easter Eggs and the Easter Bunny. Whether you choose to celebrate the religious significance of this holiday, or the non-religious traditions, or both, it is a great time to gather with family and friends and enjoy the warming weather of the Colorado Springs area. Here are a few Things to do for Easter in Colorado Springs.

Easter Sunday Services in Colorado Springs

Most Christian based churches hold a special Easter Sunday service. Check with your favorite place of worship for times and topics.

Easter Egg Hunts in Colorado Springs

Chocolate Bunny Egg Hunt

Bear Creek Nature Center

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Geocaching Easter Egg Hunt

Oak Meadows Park or CSFD Station 16, 11 AM – 1 PM

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Eggstravaganza At Ruth Holley Library

Ruth Holley Library , 685 North Murray Blvd 80915, Ruth Holly Meeting Room, 719-531-6333×1869, 11 AM – 3 PM

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Sand Creek Library Egg Hunt

Sand Creek Library, 1821 South Academy Blvd 80916, 719-597-7070
10:30-11:00, Egg Hunt for Ages 0-4
11:15-11:45, Egg Hunt for Ages 5-12

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Briargate YMCA, Easter Egg Dive

Briargate YMCA, 4025 Family Place 80920
March 31, 11 AM – 1:30 PM

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Easter Brunch in Colorado Springs

Easter Brunch at the Marriott

Marriott Colorado Springs

5580 Tech Center Drive, Colorado Springs, CO

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Easter Brunch at Hotel Elegante

Hotel Elegante Conference and Event Center

2886 S. Circle Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

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Easter Brunch at The Mountain View Restaurant

Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs, A Dolce Resort
3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906
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Easter Bunny Breakfast

Factory Shops at Castle Rock
8:30-10 a.m., 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock
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Easter Brunch

The Margarita at PineCreek
7350 Pine Creek Drive, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
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Other Events for Easter in Colorado Springs

Hams and Hamstrings, 5K Race

The Imagine Classical Academy

6464 Peterson Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80923

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Easter Bunny Photos At Chapel Hills Mall

Chapel Hills Mall, Lower Level Center Court

Saturday, March 10 thru Saturday, March 31
Monday thru Saturday: 10 AM to 9 PM
Sunday: 11 AM to 6 PM

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Royal Gorge Railroad Easter Train

Santa Fe Depot, one block south of Highway 50 and 3rd Street, Canon City 81212, 888-724-5748

Sunday, April 1st, Come ride the rails and join the East Bunny as he visits with passengers on the 12:30 departure.

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