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!

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 [...]
2019 Colorado Springs Farmer's Market: 🍆🥕Fresh Veggies & Local WaresWatch this video on YouTube 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 [...]
Summer 2020 poses some interesting challenges for us as we compile our annual Things to Do for Summer in Colorado Springs 2020. Summer camps, sporting events and summer concerts are mostly canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, we decided to focus on family-centric, COVID-19-friendly, Colorado-based activities so that we can all [...]
Mother’s Day is a special day for spoiling moms with a little treat. This year we have to be a little more creative with our plans because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few things to consider when wondering what Things to Do for Mother’s Day in Colorado Springs while still maintaining appropriate social [...]
While most of our past Easter holidays have been spent with friends and family, the 2020 Easter will be quite different. Social distancing guidelines mean that we have to be a little more creative about our holiday meal, religious celebrations and Easter Egg Hunts.   The Springs Homes Virtual Easter Egg Hunt! With the COVID-19 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]