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!

With the warmer weather, I have been excited to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. With my bike, I have been exploring some of the great Colorado Springs Bike Trails and I stumbled upon another one. The Pikes Peak Greenway Trail is one of the most popular bike trails in Colorado Springs.  I like it [...]
When we first moved onto acreage, we were in the great rolling hills northeast of Colorado Springs. Our property was not treed and the only growth to speak of was weeds. Now in our second home on acreage, we looked into a seedling program offered by the state. Crazy as it is, I recall doing [...]
Colorado is notorious for its fluctuating weather patterns…. snow possible in areas 10 months out of the year, but 300+ days of sunshine! This week is a fine example of this… snow and wind today, but we’ll be back up to 60 & sunny by Wednesday/Thursday. That being said, for a girl who loves outdoor [...]
‘Tis The Season For Holiday Lights! It’s that time of year again! Last year was my first experience in driving around town specifically to look at homes with computerized Christmas light shows. It was awesome!! I’ve put together a list for any of you who may want to get out this year & give it a go. [...]
A Colorado Springs tradition over Labor Day weekend used to be called the Balloon Classic, but was “bought” by another group and is now the Labor Day Lift Off. In either case, this awesome festival takes place in Memorial Park near downtown Colorado Springs. Walk amongst launching balloons, enjoy booths, jumpers for kids, morning lift-offs, [...]
The Colorado Springs HBA Parade of Homes is one of my absolute favorite local annual events!!! Anyone who knows me knows I don’t like hot weather, and this tradition marks the beginning of school and a general cooling trend as we head into fall. Not only that, but I LOVE seeing new design trends… building [...]
One of my favorite local “real estate” events is put on by our local Housing and Building Assocation (HBA) annually in August. It’s cool because we get to see 30+ homes in all price ranges, new design innovations, colors, staging, furnishings, floor plans, etc! The public can enter all of these homes with one ticket, [...]