Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (July 8-July 9)


The Summer is in full swing this weekend! Catch a rodeo, soccer game, some great summer outdoor music and a local photographer. Plenty of things to do this weekend in Colorado Springs. Get out and Enjoy!

Things to Do This Weekend

21st Annual Pikes Peak Special Rodeo – Sat July 8, 9:00am – 12:00pm, ProRodeo Hall of Fame

Admission: Free. Come and join the 21st Annual Pikes Peak Special Rodeo presented by the Pikes Peak Range Riders and the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. With a petting zoo, food trucks, rodeo queens, rodeo clowns, the Pikes Peak Range Rider Pivots, and face painting everyone will find something they like. Children are encouraged to enter Western dress-up contest and stick horse race. All proceeds from this event benefit the Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center and the Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center. For more info, visit: Pikes Peak Special Rodeo.

Switchbacks FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps 2 – Sat July 8, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Weidner Field 6303 Barnes Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80922​

Admission: $15. A rematch of the Switchback’s 2016 playoff defeat to the Vancouver Whitecaps 2. Who stays in contention in the Western Conference? For more info, visit: Switchbacks Website.

Woodland Music Series: Acme Bluegrass and Ragged Union – Sat July 8, 11:00am – 1:30pm, Ute Pass Cultural Center 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, CO 80863​

Admission: Free. A beautiful weekend for outdoor music on the green, at the Midland Pavilion. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and an umbrella for the sun. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. For more info, visit: Woodland Music Series

Second Sunday Jazz Affair – Sun July 9, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Olympian Plaza Reception Center 975 S Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80910​

Admission: $5 member, $10 non-member. The Pikes Peak Jazz And Swing Society will host the Changing Times Quartet’s CD Release Party at the July edition of the Second Sunday Jazz Affair! There will also be dancing, door prizes, a cash bar, and a full buffet and dessert bar available. For more info, visit: Pikes Peak Jazz & Swing Society.

2nd Friday Art Show featuring Robert Gray​ – Sat July 8, 11:00am – 6:00 pm and Sun July 9, 11:00am – 4:00pm, Art 111 Gallery & Art Supply 111 E. Bijou St., Colorado Springs, CO 80906​

 Admission: Free. An engineer turned artist, Robert Gray’s portfolio ranges from landscapes and cityscapes to street style and portraits. For more info, visit: Facebook.

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