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!

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​Beautiful, fall Veterans Day weekend in store for us here in Colorado Springs! Check out these events including free Pikes Peak admission for military, concerts around town, fundraiser for rescue dogs, and go back to the homestead at Rock Ledge Ranch all happening this weekend. Things to Do This Weekend Veteran's Day on Pikes Peak - Sat Nov 11, 7:30am, Pikes Peak - America's Mountain Admission: Free admission for …
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Welcome to November! The Colorado Springs weather will be beautiful this weekend for outdoor activities such as the Vertans' Day Parade and full moon hike. Head indoors for science-related activies and discussions, and enjoy a jazz duo from the east and west coasts. Take advantage of your extra hour this weekend, but don't forget to set your clocks back! Things to Do This Weekend Colorado Springs Veterans' Day Parade …
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Even though Halloween isn't until Tuesday, don your costume this weekend as there are many reasons to celebrate early! From scavenger hunts, to concerts, to the annual Emma Crawford Coffin Race, Halloween is here!Things to Do This Weekend …
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Serveral popular annual events are taking place this weekend, including The Waldo Waldo 5K, Boo at the Zoo, and Giant Pumpkin Festival! Plus more fall festivals on the southeast side of town and a bluegrass concert downtown. Don't miss what Colorado Springs has to offer! Things to Do This Weekend …
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​Have you noticed it's getting darker earlier? And the trees are changing color! That means fall has definitely arrived. This weekend there are many fall events and festivals happening in and around Colorado Springs. Plus science day, concerts at Stargazers, and a fundraiser for Black Forest to keep your social calendar full. Have a fantastic fall weekend!Things to Do This Weekend …
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Are you over the cloudy weather? Well you're in luck as the sun is predicted to come out this first weekend of October! Make good use of it at these events around Colorado Springs including a Star Party for Astronomy Day, Tree Walk, Rock Fest, Hot Rods at PPIR, and Autumn Hour at Pioneers Museum. Have a sunny weekend!Things to Do This Weekend …
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​Welcome to Fall, Colorado Springs!! The skies will be buzzing this weekend with the Air Show happening Saturday and Sunday. Brew fests, concerts, and other events await you this weekend. Hopefully the rainy, fall weather stays at bay long enough for you to get outdoors and enjoy what Colorado Springs has to offer. Things to Do This Weekend …
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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Fall is just around the corner! Sure doesn't feel like it with the warmer than average weather around Colorado Springs lately. Oktoberfests, harvest fests, and porchfests are kicking off this weekend and are sure to get you in the fall mood. Also, raise money and participate in our local Walk to End Alzheimer's. Things to Do This Weekend Pawtoberfest - Sat Sept 16, 10:00am-3:00pm, Bear Creek Regional Park Admission: $50. A …
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So many free events happening this weekend in Colorado Springs! From the top of Pikes Peak to downtown you're sure to stay busy. Enjoy your beautiful weekend as summer starts to wind down. Things to Do This Weekend Pikes Peak Challenge - Sat Sept 9, 7:30am, Pikes Peak - America's Mountain Admission: Free. Survivors of brain injury, family member, and the community will come together to …
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​And with that, we bid farewell to August and usher in September and Labor Day Weekend! Balloon festivities, tours, and outdoor events abound this Saturday and Sunday. The weather looks gorgeous for all three days of your holiday weekend, which is promising for the balloons to lift off. Happy Labor Day Weekend all! Things to Do This Weekend Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off - Sat Sept 2-Mon Sept 4, …
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Who needs San Diego when we have our own Comic Con which is happening this weekend!! It feels like we're out of our monsoon streak for the time being, and the weather looks to be beautiful for the Dragon Boat races and other outdoor activites around Colorado Springs. If you know of events coming up around town, let us know! We love to spread the word. Things to …
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Lots of walking and hiking to be had this weekend in Colorado Springs. Not to mention our local roller derby club is out in full force. Looks like a beautiful Colorado weekend is in store for us! Things to Do This Weekend Mystery Hike - Sat Aug 19, 1:00pm-2:30pm, Cheyenne Mountain State Park Admission: $7 daily parking pass. This isn't just any normal hike! You and your family must solve …
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Pump up those tires, tighten your helmets, and get ready for all the cycling events happening around Colorado Springs this weekend! Following the Colorado Classic that peddaled off yesterday, the Cycling Hill Climb is set for Saturday. Along with the biggest bounce house in the world, concerts, and solar eclipse photography class this weekend won't leave you on the couch. Things to Do This Weekend Big …
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​More rain is predicted for this weekend, but that won't put a damper on our Colorado Springs events! Get out early to enjoy classic cars, running in a 5K, or the latest in home design. Then head indoors for concerts and space celebrations, Have a good weekend!   Things to Do This Weekend Ruaile Buaile - Sat Aug 5, 7:00pm, Stargazers Theatre & Event Center  Admission: $15-$20. Four-piece …
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