Events and Fun Things to Do

The Colorado Springs area has so much to offer from outdoor activities, to Olympic sports and competitions, to family friendly events, there is always something going on in all parts of El Paso County.

Our Things to Do in Colorado Springs blog is meant to help both newcomers as well as Colorado Springs natives find fun, new, and interesting things to do around the area. We cover holidays, traditions, events and seasons and try to give you options for things to do throughout the entire year.

We are creatures of habit and so many of us tend to hold tradition close by doing the same events year after year. And while we always highlight the main events that occur around town, we also try to give you the option of attending some smaller, more local events that may not be on your radar. Did you know that Colorado Springs has a vibrant Arts community? What about music and theater? You might be very surprised at the quality of our visual and performing arts community. So instead of jumping on the interstate to head to Denver, look more local…there are some great hidden gems around Colorado Springs that may knock your socks off!

NORTHGATE Northgate Local Lineup | Local Businesses & Things to Do in Northgate/Flying Horse AreaWatch this video on YouTube Northgate is a rapidly growing area of Colorado Springs that takes its name from the northern entrance to the Air Force Academy. Residents of Northgate are attracted by its fantastic schools and proximity to both Denver […]
SOUTHWEST Broadmoor Southwest Colorado Springs Local Lineup |Local Businesses & Things to Do in BroadmoorWatch this video on YouTube Southwest Colorado Springs nestles at the base of the Rocky Mountains and is home to several treasured parks, hiking trails, and local businesses. It’s a beautiful area for a day-trip or a night out. If you […]
OLD COLORADO CITY Old Colorado City Local Lineup | Local Businesses & Things to Do in Old Colorado CityWatch this video on YouTube Old Colorado City was originally set up as a mining supply center for the gold camps of South Park in 1859. This makes the area one of the most historic locations in […]
MANITOU SPRINGS Manitou Springs Local Lineup | Springs Homes Best Local Businesses & Things to Do in Manitou SpringsWatch this video on YouTube There is no shortage of things to do in Manitou Springs, the area is in a constant state of activity. This makes choosing our favorite local businesses really difficult, there are so […]
Ute Pass Ute Pass Local Lineup | Springs Homes Favorite Local Businesses & Things to Do in Ute PassWatch this video on YouTube The Ute Pass Colorado and Woodland Park areas are often overlooked by residents of the Pikes Peak region when it comes to looking for things to do or places to eat. This […]
2020 has put a damper on some of our local events, but nothing can stop a little Halloween from creeping in! 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 […]
PEYTON Peyton Colorado Local Lineup | Springs Homes' Favorite Local Businesses & Things to Do in Peyton COWatch this video on YouTube Peyton, Colorado is a small town located about 30-minutes northeast of Colorado Springs. Peyton was settled in 1888. This area was primarily a farming and mining community but also became a stop on […]
WOODLAND PARK Woodland Park Local Lineup | Springs Homes Favorite Local Businesses & Things to Do in Woodland ParkWatch this video on YouTube Woodland Park is known as the “City Above the Clouds” at 8,465 feet above sea level, it is often clear and sunny in Woodland Park, while Colorado Springs is covered in clouds. […]
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 […]
FALCON Falcon, Colorado is really two different areas. First, there is the traditional rural Falcon. Secondly is the newer Suburban Falcon. For many from the traditional rural side of Falcon don’t like all this growth and development makes living in the area much more convenient. Rural Falcon consists mostly to the East Of Highway 24. […]
BRIARGATE Briargate is one area in Colorado Springs where there is no shortage of things to do or places to eat and drink, the challenge is to find the best local establishments. Briargate has some great national chains, and we certainly spend our share of time at these places. The goal of our “Local Lineup” […]
BLACK FOREST Black Forest Local Lineup | Springs Homes' Favorite Local Businesses & Things to Do in Black ForestWatch this video on YouTube At first glance, the Black Forest Area of Colorado Springs doesn’t seem to hold much promise for those looking for things to do or places to eat. This area is just like […]
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 […]
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 […]
Updated June 25, 2020. Please note that the normal schedule for farmer’s markets might be different than it has been in previous years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We have made every effort to present the most current schedule, but please check their website or facebook page to make sure it is still being held. […]