Things to Do in Colorado Springs

Things to do for 4th of July in Colorado Springs

If 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Colorado Springs Farmers Markets

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

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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Watch in Colorado Springs

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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What to do for Mother’s Day in Colorado Springs: Give Mom a Treat!

Mother’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 Colorado Springs. A ballet performance, handbell choir concert and the music and dance of Bali give you a wide range of alternatives when trying to please mom. Here are a few things to consider when wondering what 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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What to do for Easter in Colorado Springs: Fun Family Events!

The 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 consider when wondering what 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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What to do for St. Patrick’s Day in Colorado Springs: Get Your Green On!

Everyone’s favorite green holiday is just around the corner! And this year the infamous day falls on Saturday, which gives you lots of time to enjoy some good celebration time and still have Sunday to finally get in some weekend chores, a hike or some yoga! With both events and places to go, find out what to do for St. Patrick’s Day in Colorado Springs this weekend.

The first (recorded) parade held for St. Patrick’s Day was in New York City, not Ireland. Thus, this global holiday celebrating Irish culture and heritage has become a cultural holiday celebrated by many here in the U.S. and throughout the world. If you enjoy any excuse to hang out with friends and family, take in a parade, eat some food, and maybe put back a few beers then thanks to the Irish, St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration you can enjoy too!

Here in Colorado Springs we don’t have a river to turn green, but there’s still lots of ways to celebrate with the whole family starting with the 34th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. With over a 100 parade entries, marching bands and more, this is always a fantastic event post one of the largest 5K runs in the state. So, grab your green garb, some friends and family (or framily!) and check out what to do for St. Patrick’s Day in Colorado Springs this weekend!

// St. Patrick’s Day Events //

34th Annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K

Includes kid fun run option for the whole family to join in!

Saturday, March 17th – 10 AM

Downtown Colorado Springs – Starts at Acacia Park

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Peddlin’ for St. Pat’s

Various courses to choose from including a family ride!

Saturday, March 17th – 7:30 AM

Downtown Colorado Springs – Starts Behind Pikes Peak Center

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34th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday, March 17th – 12 Noon

Downtown Colorado Springs

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1st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Join this historic first in Woodland Park with a Pub Crawl to follow!

Woodland Park, CO

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St. Patty’s Day Murder Mystery

Saturday, March 17th – 5 PM

Briarhurst Manor – Manitou Springs, CO

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17th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Gala

Saturday, March 17th – 5 PM

Cheyenne Mountain Resort – Southwest Colorado Springs

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// Where to Go on St. Patrick’s Day //

Irish Pubs and Other Great Places for Food & Libations this Weekend! Many have special music and other activities throughout the weekend, check link for more info.

Jack Quinn’s

Downtown Colorado Springs

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McCabe’s Tavern

South Downtown Colorado Springs

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Pike Peak Brewing

Monument, CO

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O’Malley’s Irish Pub

Palmer Lake, CO

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Dublin House

Central Colorado Springs

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Wild Goose Meeting House

Downtown Colorado Springs

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Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs

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Wyatt’s Pub & Grill

Rockrimmon, Colorado Springs

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Tilted Kilt

I-25 & Woodmen, Colorado Springs

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Erin Inn

Central Colorado Springs

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Spring Baseball in Colorado

It’s about that time to cheer on our Colorado Rockies and Colorado Springs Sky Sox!

Here are some fun facts about our home teams.

Colorado Rockies

  • Denver’s AAA team is the Albuquerque Isotopes while their AA team is the Hartford Yard Goats out of Hartford Connecticut.
  • Since the 2012 season, every Monday game day is “Purple Monday” in which the Rockies wears its purple uniform.
  • No inducted members of the Baseball Hall of Fame have played for or managed the Rockies.
  • 2007 was the last year that the Rockies won the National League Championship.

Colorado Springs Sky Sox

  • The Sky Sox are currently the AAA team for the major league Milwaukee Brewers.
  • The Sky Sox won the Pacific Coast League (PCL) in 1992 and again in 1995.
  • The Sky Sox’s nickname originated with their affiliation with the White Sox.
  • The stadium in Colorado Springs has the highest elevation of any professional ballpark in the United States: its natural grass field sits at 6,531 feet.
  • In 2019, the Sky Sox AAA team will be transferred to San Antonio, Texas, where it will continue in the PCL as the San Antonio Missions.

Our handy magnet will keep you up to date with the home games for both the Rockies and the Sky Sox. Feel free to stop by our new downtown office located at 703 N. Tejon St. Suite E in downtown Colorado Springs if you’d like to grab one of our magnets. Start planning your spring baseball outing now.

Go Colorado Baseball! 

Colorado Baseball Schedule

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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 Valentine’s Day Ideas in Colorado Springs. Many restaurants will have a special menu or dinner specials, but we have also listed a few non-restaurant ideas as well.

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

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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

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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

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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.