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!

Please note: several events including the St. Patrick’s Day Parade have been cancelled or postponed. Please check with the event organizer for details. Everyone’s favorite green holiday is just around the corner, are you looking for things to do in in Colorado Springs for St. Patrick’s Day? March 17th is Tuesday this year, and that [...]
Updated for 2020! Maybe you’re new to the Pikes Peak region, or maybe you’re just looking for something new this year.  We here at Springs Homes wanted to give you some ideas for you and your significant other… your kids… or just for yourself this Valentine season!  For any of these, we highly recommend making [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
2019 Colorado Springs Farmer's Market: 🍆🥕Fresh Veggies & Local Wares Watch this video on YouTube Updated June 1, 2019 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 [...]
The MeadowGrass Music Festival is in its 11th year and features local, regional and national bands, craft beer and fun with family and friends against the scenic backdrop of Pikes Peak. In addition to great bands, the festival also features camping all weekend, morning yoga and workshops for singers and songwriters. 2019 MeadowGrass Music Festival [...]
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 an artistic experience in downtown Colorado Springs. A fused glass class, paint and sip or Tea at the McAllister House. Here are a few [...]
Easter is a fun time of welcoming warmer temperatures, hunting for eggs, spending time with family and friends, eating chocolate, breaking out the spring attire and shows. The Easter holiday is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Church services are held throughout religious denominations around the area. The services have been extended to [...]
A 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
As if the city of Colorado Springs wasn’t already fascinating enough, the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun is a destination you should include on your bucket list. Constructed between 1934 and 1937, the shrine is one of our incredible local landmarks created by Spencer Penrose. Penrose was a huge fan of Will Rogers, a [...]