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!

Things to do for Halloween in Colorado Springs
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 Springs. Trick-or-Treating for the Kiddos Trunk or Treat at St. Peter's Church …
Things to do for Labor Day in Colorado Springs
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 recognize it as an official public holiday. In Virginia, the …
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https://youtu.be/HBw3XXS16wM 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 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 …
MeadowGrass Music Festival
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. https://youtu.be/YpwqZ7QsfYc Friday Lineup & Activities (Big Yellow Tent) Friday starts things off with gates opening at 10 …
Things to do for Mother's Day in Colorado Springs
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 things to consider when wondering what Things to Do for …
Things to do for Easter 2019
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 include some Good Friday services as well. For some religions this …
Things to do for St. Patrick's Day 2019
Everyone’s favorite green holiday is just around the corner, do you know what to do in for St. Patrick's Day in Colorado Springs? March 17th is Sunday this year, and that means the celebrations and fun events are happening all over town throughout the entire weekend. LOTS happening on Saturday, which gives you plenty of time to enjoy some good celebrations and still have Sunday …
Things to do for Valentine's Day in Colorado Springs, valentine's day ideas colorado springs
Updated for 2019! 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 those reservations soon! https://youtu.be/vc5U-MYNnAM Restaurants for Valentine's Day: Check out some of these …
Where to find Christmas Lights in Colorado Springs
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 and coordinated to a musical soundtrack. You can actually stay in …
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 has become an essential part of the cultural fiber of the …
Things to do for Fall in Colorado Springs
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 sets in. Here is the Springs Homes list of Things …
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, …
Things to do 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 …
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 …
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 humorist and wild west comedic actor during the early days of …
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