Thank you for visiting the Holden House Calendar of Events. Here are a few ideas on what to see and do when you stay with us. Click on the month links below to read more…

You can also visit Peak Radar for up-to-date and current events in the Pikes Peak Region!

February

March Events...

Check out our Specials & Packages!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Holden House is offering March and St. Patrick's Day specials

 

 

 

 

Open 365 days a year, weather permitting, The Royal Gorge is home to Americas highest suspension bridge, Colorado’s #! Bucket List Zip Line, and World’s Scariest Skycoaster! Admission ticket includes Bridge, Gondola, Theater & Playland. https://royalgorgebridge.com/

Visit the Royal Gorge from the safety and warmth of a railcar! The Royal Gorge Railroad offers unparalleled views and a variety of dining experiences to enhance your trip. Tickets and trip details available at https://www.royalgorgeroute.com/

Branded “The Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado,” and “Colorado’s Most Majestic Waterfall,” Seven Falls is the only waterfall in the state o National Geographic’s list of International Waterfalls. Admission ranges from $14.75 to $17 and tickets must be purchased at the gate.

Our vistas are out of this world! This popular trail gains over 2,000 feet in elevation in less than a mile!
The Manitou Incline is open every day in December excepting December 24th and 25th. Reservations are required. For reservations: https://coloradosprings.gov/parks/page/manitou-incline

The cocktail scene in downtown Colorado Springs is hot, and we’re featuring some of the best mixologists to showcase their craft on this luxe happy hour. Learn the history behind a few classic cocktails, watch demonstrations, and revel in four outstanding libations paired with appetizers. Take this tour if you’re looking to celebrate, need a unique date night idea, or have a fun-loving group!
Highlights of this tour include:
Four signature cocktails from the most popular bars and speakeasies in downtown Colorado Springs
Savory or sweet appetizer pairings at every location
A visit to one of Chef Brother Luck’s restaurants to try a version of a dish he made on Season 16 of Bravo’s Top Chef
Exclusive visit to Colorado Springs’ most sought-after speakeasy while it’s closed to the public
Fun and scandalous stories of prohibition in the Wild West from your local Tour Leader
Public Tour Times: Saturdays from 3:30-6:00pm Tickets available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/tour/springs_signature-cocktail-tour/

Adventures Out West Jeep Tours-Your Adventure Starts Here!
With pricing ranging from $98-$159 per person, or $390-$550 for a private jeep charter, and AOW tour is a memory for a lifetime. Each tour stars its very own Cowboy guide that add additional character to the already scenic routes. Tours offered are: Garden of the Gods Foothills, Pikes Peak or Bust: Summit Tour, Old West High Country 4×4 Tour, a Jeep and Horseback Combo, and the Circuit Rider Faith Tour. More information, and reservation details, may be found at  https://advoutwest.com/jeeps/

Bike Expeditions offered by Challenge Unlimited and Adventures Out West provides you with biking fun without the uphill battle. Their jeeps will take you to the summit of Pikes Peak, or Gold Camp, and although your trip will be all downhill from there your fun will not be. https://advoutwest.com/bikes/

If you only have time for one tour, make it this one! This popular walking tour features tastings at five surprise destinations within walking distance. You’ll visit some of the most loved restaurants in downtown Colorado Springs while hearing local history and fun facts along the way!
Highlights of this tour include:
A three-hour guided dine-and-dash experience that provides a true local’s look into Colorado Springs’ blossoming culinary scene
Surprise itinerary featuring generous tastings from five local restaurants, hole-in-the-walls, and artisan food shops (enough for lunch!)
Opportunity to upgrade your ticket to include three preset pairings of Colorado craft beer, cocktails, cider or wine for only $15 (ages 21+ only)
Historical storytelling of Pikes Peak, The Antlers Hotel, the gold rush, the railroad, and more from one of our expert Tour Leaders
Public Tour Times: Wednesdays – Sundays from 1:45-4:45pm or 2:00-5:00pm Tickets available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/

Guided Hikes from Adventure’s Out West are led by Colorado Springs locals with a spirit for adventure. The guide will ensure that your hike is full of memories, not “get it done” energy. With hikes such as St. Mary’s Falls, Seven Bridges, or Palmer trail, you’ll feel like a local without the change in zip code. For more info or reservations visit https://advoutwest.com/hikes/

All Aboard to Adventure on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Commence on your 9 Mile journey to the summit of Pikes Peak. Advanced tickets are highly recommended and may be purchased at www.cograilway.com

Adventures Out West offers an entirely unique way to visit The Garden of the Gods. They promise you “amazing scenic views and wind in your hair fun that defies gravity! https://advoutwest.com/segways-2/

 

Three hours…four Colorado craft breweries….up to 16 beers! Back by popular demand, our on-foot brewery experience is educational, delicious, and best of all…fun! We’ll meander through downtown Colorado Springs to discover four amazing breweries dedicated to their craft. Your expert local tour leader will ensure you receive VIP access throughout and answer any questions you have about this age-old process that is now more popular than ever.
Highlights of this tour include:
– Four Beer Flights (14-16 different beer tastings)
– Delicious and hearty food pairings including dessert (enough for lunch!)
– Fun beer facts and information on the brewing process
– Historical storytelling of Colorado Springs from your expert local Tour Leader
– A commemorative brewery tour sticker to remember your experience
Public Tour Times: Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00-3:00pm Reservations available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/tour/springs-craft-brewery-tour/

Get your adrenaline and your heart pumping as you fly across scenic Colorado. https://advoutwest.com/ziplines/

Annual Labor Day Lift Off coming to Colorado Springs

Adventures Out West lets you explore Colorado from the basket of a hot air balloon. Guaranteed to be an unforgettable adventure with breathtaking scenery! https://advoutwest.com/balloons-2/

Mild or Wild Echo Canyon River Expeditions offers so much more than a raft trip-It’s a portal back to being a kid again. It’s unplugging from everything and reconnecting to what truly matters. So whether you’re chasing a chill, or a thrill, they are there to guide you along every step of the way. Book your trip now at https://reservations.raftecho.com/responsive/index.php?locationId=1&resDate=5/3/2022&_ga=2.213016989.862799993.1651543723-2048334650.1651543723

Ride. Witness. Be inspired.  Academy Riding Stables offers breathtaking wrangler-led horseback rides through the Garden of the Gods park. Take it all in – rugged, plush landscape, dramatic views, 300-foot towering sandstone rock formations with a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak, while riding a horse matched with your experience, whether beginner or expert. For more information, or to book your tour, visit https://www.academyridingstables.com/garden-of-the-gods-horseback-ride/ Daily at 9AM, 11AM, 1PM, & 3 PM $75 per person for one hour

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2022 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships

Featuring three days of competitions (March 2-5), this championship culminates with the U.S. Figure Skating selection of the 2022 World Team. The teams chosen from this event will go on to compete in London and Canada. Watch as the top teams from around the country in eight divisions-juvenile, intermediate, novice, junior, senior, collegiate, adult, and masters compete to earn the title of 2022 World Team.

Downtown Walking Tour: Art on the Streets

Each year, the Art on the Streets program transforms the streets of Downtown Colorado Springs into outdoor gallery of works from around the world. These exhibits are temporary and March 5th, 2022 is your last chance to tour the 23rd annual exhibit (2021’s sculptures) before this year’s sculptures are removed to make way for new ones!

Colorado Springs’ 30th Annual Wine Festival

Delight your taste buds and your significant other with an evening featuring the wines of Spain. With your choice of a seminar, a wine and food pairing, luncheon, dinners, the fabulous Grand Tasting, and locations varying from The Broadmoor Hotel to other historic sites in the Springs, you’ll be able to assay why this festival has become the longest running in southern Colorado.*Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination or a Negative Covid-19 Test within 48 hours is required to attend any event*
March 3-5, 2022

BANFF Film Festival World Tour

Every night of this festival features 7-10 films, with a run-time that ranges from 5-45 minutes each. The films originate from all over the globe and one and all are a masterpiece designed to inspire the viewer with the majesty of the mountains.
March 8-10, 2022

Dance with the Stars: Live!

Heralded as America’s favorite dance show, watch this season’s stars waltz, fox-trot, and salsa their way into your memories. 
March 9, 2022

National Coin and Money Show

Colorado Springs will show you the money with this show displaying currency that totals over $100 million! This exhibit is the first to feature historic medals that honor George Washington. Many vendors are willing to evaluate any currency (paper or metal) for free of charge, and perhaps, you will find your own “pot of gold” in a treasure you own.
March 10-12, 2022

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday March 12, 2022 at noon in downtown Colorado Springs. The parade isn’t the only thing fun going on, Colorado Springs believes in spreading the ‘luck of the Irish’ every week in March. Check out the website to see all that we have to give!

Magic for Grown Ups

After 20 years in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, native Coloradan Cosmo Solano returned home, and opened “Cosmo’s Magic Theater LLC” where you can enjoy “world-class sleight of hand up close and personal” quite literally beneath your nose. Performed in an intimate setting, you’ll enjoy light refreshments/desserts before the show and are actively encouraged to participate through out the show, and engage with the performer(s) both before and after.
Every Friday and Saturday in March.

Russian Ballet presents ‘Swan Lake’

The Russian Ballet Theatre’s new production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ‘Swan Lake’ stays true to timeless tradition but with a modern twist by featuring a new prologue that proffers a reason for the evil sorcerer Rothbart’s hatred. Guaranteed to contain all of the splendor which has mesmerized ballet audiences for over a century, and more with gorgeous detailed hand-painted sets, and radiant costumes that follow the designs that were originally envisioned for ‘Swan Lake.’
March 25, 2022

 

 

 

For local area activities and events, visit: PeakRadar.com

Months Offered: March

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February Events...

“Life is the Flower for which Love is the Honey.”-Victor Hugo

 


Here at Holden House, we specialize in helping you rekindle the romance of your past. Please look at our Specials & Packages page so that we can help make your stay exceptional. To help you make this Valentine’s Day one to remember below is a list of events and activities to do in Colorado Springs, not just for one day, but throughout the month of February.


 

Open 365 days a year, weather permitting, The Royal Gorge is home to Americas highest suspension bridge, Colorado’s #! Bucket List Zip Line, and World’s Scariest Skycoaster! Admission ticket includes Bridge, Gondola, Theater & Playland. https://royalgorgebridge.com/

All Aboard to Adventure on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Commence on your 9 Mile journey to the summit of Pikes Peak. Advanced tickets are highly recommended and may be purchased at www.cograilway.com

DISCOVER WHAT LIES BENEATH -ADVENTURE AWAITS AT Cave of the Winds Mountain Park! https://caveofthewinds.com/

The cocktail scene in downtown Colorado Springs is hot, and we’re featuring some of the best mixologists to showcase their craft on this luxe happy hour. Learn the history behind a few classic cocktails, watch demonstrations, and revel in four outstanding libations paired with appetizers. Take this tour if you’re looking to celebrate, need a unique date night idea, or have a fun-loving group!
Highlights of this tour include:
Four signature cocktails from the most popular bars and speakeasies in downtown Colorado Springs
Savory or sweet appetizer pairings at every location
A visit to one of Chef Brother Luck’s restaurants to try a version of a dish he made on Season 16 of Bravo’s Top Chef
Exclusive visit to Colorado Springs’ most sought-after speakeasy while it’s closed to the public
Fun and scandalous stories of prohibition in the Wild West from your local Tour Leader
Public Tour Times: Saturdays from 3:30-6:00pm Tickets available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/tour/springs_signature-cocktail-tour/

Adventures Out West Jeep Tours-Your Adventure Starts Here With pricing ranging from $98-$159 per person, or $390-$550 for a private jeep charter, and AOW tour is a memory for a lifetime. Each tour stars its very own Cowboy guide that add additional character to the already scenic routes. Tours offered are: Garden of the Gods Foothills, Pikes Peak or Bust: Summit Tour, Old West High Country 4×4 Tour, a Jeep and Horseback Combo, and the Circuit Rider Faith Tour. More information, and reservation details, may be found at  https://advoutwest.com/jeeps/

Ride. Witness. Be inspired.  Academy Riding Stables offers breathtaking wrangler-led horseback rides through the Garden of the Gods park. Take it all in – rugged, plush landscape, dramatic views, 300-foot towering sandstone rock formations with a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak, while riding a horse matched with your experience, whether beginner or expert. For more information, or to book your tour, visit https://www.academyridingstables.com/garden-of-the-gods-horseback-ride/

If you only have time for one tour, make it this one! This popular walking tour features tastings at five surprise destinations within walking distance. You’ll visit some of the most loved restaurants in downtown Colorado Springs while hearing local history and fun facts along the way!
Highlights of this tour include:
A three-hour guided dine-and-dash experience that provides a true local’s look into Colorado Springs’ blossoming culinary scene
Surprise itinerary featuring generous tastings from five local restaurants, hole-in-the-walls, and artisan food shops (enough for lunch!)
Opportunity to upgrade your ticket to include three preset pairings of Colorado craft beer, cocktails, cider or wine for only $15 (ages 21+ only)
Historical storytelling of Pikes Peak, The Antlers Hotel, the gold rush, the railroad, and more from one of our expert Tour Leaders
Public Tour Times: Wednesdays – Sundays from 1:45-4:45pm or 2:00-5:00pm Tickets available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/

Adventures Out West lets you explore Colorado from the basket of a hot air balloon, guaranteed to be an unforgettable adventure with breathtaking scenery. https://advoutwest.com/balloons-2/

Visit the Royal Gorge from the safety and warmth of a railcar! The Royal Gorge Railroad offers unparalleled views and a variety of dining experiences to enhance your trip. Tickets and trip details available at https://www.royalgorgeroute.com/

Three hours…four Colorado craft breweries….up to 16 beers! Back by popular demand, our on-foot brewery experience is educational, delicious, and best of all…fun! We’ll meander through downtown Colorado Springs to discover four amazing breweries dedicated to their craft. Your expert local tour leader will ensure you receive VIP access throughout and answer any questions you have about this age-old process that is now more popular than ever.
Highlights of this tour include:
– Four Beer Flights (14-16 different beer tastings)
– Delicious and hearty food pairings including dessert (enough for lunch!)
– Fun beer facts and information on the brewing process
– Historical storytelling of Colorado Springs from your expert local Tour Leader
– A commemorative brewery tour sticker to remember your experience
Public Tour Times: Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00-3:00pm Reservations available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/tour/springs-craft-brewery-tour/

Our vistas are out of this world! This popular trail gains over 2,000 feet in elevation in less than a mile!
The Manitou Incline is open every day in December excepting December 24th and 25th. Reservations are required. For reservations: https://coloradosprings.gov/parks/page/manitou-incline

Take a Romantic Hike Hand-in-Hand

If you’re a lover of the outdoors or working on a budget, Colorado Springs has some of the best hike and scenic walking routes located just minutes from Holden House, including: Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Garden of the Gods, Seven Bridges, and Fox Run Regional Park

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“Baking together is strengthening your bond together”-Nuhran

Rediscover just how sweet your bond is with a baking class from Gather Food Studio. https://www.gatherfoodstudio.com/shop?Collection=February+Classes

Celebrating Black History in Song Presented by Pikes Peak Opera League 

There will be a reception with dessert bites and decaf coffee. Program Sponsors: Nicole de Naray and Nancy & Toby Anderson

Deborah Anderson is a native of Colorado who has spent the majority of her life performing on stage. As a second-year Graduate vocal performance student at the Lamont School of Music, Deborah performed the lead role of Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. Most recently, she made her professional chorus debut in Opera Colorado’s production of Carmen and CD recording of Gerald Cohen’s Steal A Pencil For Me as chorus role. Since taking a leave from her graduate studies in 2021, Ms. Anderson has been seen on stage with The Eagles on their “Hotel California” Tour in addition to singing with the Evan’s Choir for United Way Fundraiser featuring keynote speaker Renée Elise Goldsberry. https://www.pikespeakoperaleague.org/event-details/celebrating-black-history-in-song

Cost: Free, but RSVP is necessary
Date: Feb 01, 2023, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Colorado Springs Conservatory

Valentine, I’d Climb Mountains For You

Show your Valentine your wild side by adopting an animal for your loved one. Each animal adoption gift package comes with a 12-inch stuffed animal, a certificate of adoption, fact sheet on the adopted animal, “parent” recognition on the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s “wildchild” website. All orders received after Wednesday, February 2, 2022 are not guaranteed to make it to their destination by February 14th, but they will continue to take orders until Valentine’s Day. *Please note, shipping restrictions do apply for orders addressed to Canada, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. Allow 3-5 business days for all packages to ship. Special requests or shipping deadlines can be included in order comments section, but will not be guaranteed. http://store.cmzoo.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=AdoptGP
Cost: $65
Date: Ongoing until February 14, 2023
Location: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Call it “musical comedy heaven” (Rolling Stone). Call it “the most uproarious new musical in years!” (The Hollywood Reporter). Call it TOOTSIE! This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime. Featuring a hilarious Tony®-winning book by Robert Horn and an outrageously clever score by 2018 Tony-winner David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), this New York Times Critic’s Pick is “a joyful delight” (The Washington Post) that’s “so packed with punchlines, it should be called a jokebox musical!” (Bloomberg). “In these turbulent times, when the world seems out of balance, we need a place to let the good times roll,” raves Rolling Stone. “TOOTSIE is it!”

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 7:30 PM Tickets available at http://www.axs.com/series/15873/tootsie-pikes-peak-center-tickets?skin=pikespeakcenter

The influence of dance in the Baroque is unmistakable, so it’s a Valentine’s Day preview to get your feet tapping. You’ll meet a new (to many of you) instrument in a rare concerto for oboe d’amore (Italian for “oboe of love”). Audience favorites Jacob Klock and Elisa Wicks offer a rare performance of a duo concertante by Mozart’s Paris friend, Joseph Boulogne. The stateliness is interrupted by the Jumble Dance, Raucous Rumpus and Machina Rockus of American composer Jennifer Higdon’s ‘Dance Card’ before a return to the more staid dances of Bach’s timeless Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.chamberorchestraofthesprings.org/intersections.html 

Date: February 4, 2023 7:00 PM
Time: noon-5 pm
Cost: $40/ticket 
Location: Broadmoor Community Church, Colorado Springs CO

Join us at Fox Run Regional Park for a celebration of winter’s beauty! Roast hot dogs and marshmallows over a fire, enjoy live music, wagon-drawn hayrides through the park, storytelling, dog costume contest, and parade with prizes for the winners, games, and more!

All proceeds support a new nature center in Fox Run Regional Park! $5 per person includes food and all activities. Pre-registration at www.elpasocountynaturecenters accepted. Day of Event payment is CASH ONLY! 

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023
Time: 10 AM – 2 PM
Cost: $5 per person
Location: Fox Run Regional Park

Each TECO model train show features Colorado’s regional and historic railways. The September 17 & 18 historical presentation topics will be on the Rail Fanning Destinations of Colorado.

Are you interested in elevating your modeling skills? Participate in one of our how-to-clinics.

See the layouts! Local layouts will include HO, On3, N scale T-Track, O scale, and HO Free-Mo layout. Plus many more visiting layouts!

And not to be missed, the Youth in Model Railroading (YMR) group – youngsters making their way as they learn about railroad modeling. In addition to the YMR layout and sales tables, the Boxcar Races will be back. Races will operate all day in two race classes- 5 oz. and 10 oz. boxcar stock in both youth and adult contests. Bring your boxcars, and let’s race!

Date: February 4-5, 2023
Time: 10 AM – 5 PM
Cost: $10 per person
Location: Colorado Springs Event Center

Charles Schulz once said, “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Love isn’t the only thing in the air at the Estes Park Wine & Chocolate Festival. Listen to live music, and browse local gift vendors while sampling chocolate, unlimited wine in a unique souvenir glass, and receive a wine tote filled with extra goodies. The event is for those 21 and over and the advance purchase of tickets is highly recommended as this event always sells out! Tickets can be purchased at:https://www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/winter-events/wine-chocolate-fest/ 
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023
Time: noon-5 pm
Cost: $40/ticket 
Location: Estes Park Event Center

Spend Valentine’s Day weekend with more than a few of your “favorite things” with the best of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Hear showstoppers from The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, South Pacific, and more. Performances Friday, February 10, 2023 at 7:30 and Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 7:30 PM Tickets available at http://www.axs.com/series/15764/some-enchanted-evening-2-10-2023-2-11-2023-tickets?skin=pikespeakcenter

Treat your most beloved to a gourmet, four-course Valentine’s themed High Tea, in the Queen’s Parlour Tea Room at Miramont Castle.  Revisit life as a Victorian in a real castle, where you can tour 30 rooms resplendent in the glamour of the past. Advance reservations are required. Tour is not included in the price of the tea. However admission to the castle is discounted when you reserve a tea.  http://www.miramontcastle.org/february
Dates: February 10th-12th, 2023 at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm. or 2:30 pm
Cost: $42.50 per adult (includes tea and a romantic surprise!)
Location: Miramont Castle

Museum Free Day

https://fac.coloradocollege.edu/events/

Dates February 11th, 2023
Location: Colorado College Fine Art Center

“The Lovers” of the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center may not be as famous as the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet, but their love story definitely has a better ending. On a guided mini tour you will get to see the resident animals, and hear all about the “The Lovers” and their happily ever after. Guests will receive a flower, snacks and a seasonal beverage. Reservations are required. https://www.wolfeducation.org/calendar
Date: February 12, 2023 9-11 am
Cost: $40
Location: Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center

All aboard The Love train at The Royal Gorge Route in Canon City for an evening that is sure to take your breath away with the grandeur of its vistas.  Enjoy a three-course lunch or dinner in the Dome or Dining Car while snaking through Colorado’s Grand Canyon. The full-length dome windows allow you to feel the full impact of the cliffs towering over head, and the raging rapids, as you trace the path of the river on tracks laid in the 1880s.
Date: The train runs at 12:30 pm or 6:30 pm the weekend before Valentine’s
Cost: Varies
Location: Royal Gorge Railroad Route in Canon City

Do not miss a concert of Romantic era blockbusters. In this concert we feature the power duo Pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute and Cellist Sophie Shao. Their resumes boast impressive international honors like solo appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Avery Fischer Grant recipient among others. Hear a cello sonata by Beethoven and the clarinet Trio by Brahms. Artistic director Sergei Vassiliev performs the clarinet part. Tickets available at https://www.epicmustsee.org/product-page/brahms-clarinet-trio

Date: Feb 17, 2023 at 07:00 pm (Fri)
Cost: $39
Location: The Venue at Almagre, Colorado Springs CO

2023 Mumbo Jumbo
Gumbo Cook-Off

Gumbo is a Cajun soup containing roux or gumbo file (pronounced fee-lay). It contains a variety of meats/seafood, okra and a multitude of mouthwatering seasonings served over rice. Gumbo tasting in Manitou Springs (less than 15 minutes away) is the “kick-off” to the Carnivale Weekend. Over 20 +  Professional and amateur chefs compete to offer their best pot of gumbo for judges and samplers alike.
Date: Sat Feb 18, 2023 11 a.m.
Cost: .75¢ per sample
Location: Soda Springs Park

Celebrating 30 Years!  Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 1 p.m. After enjoying your gumbo, march down to Manitou Avenue for our Carnivale Parade! The duration is estimated to be an hour and ends at Soda Springs Park. Parking is available in multiple lots around the city. Manitou Ave will be closed at noon for this parade. Please do not attempt to park in downtown after noon, or you will be unable to move your vehicle until after 2 p.m. Beads will be given out.

The organizers of the Cripple Creek Ice Festival are excited to announce that planning is underway for the return of the Cripple Creek Ice Festival, February 18-26, 2023.  New sponsors have been identified and the City of Cripple Creek has tentatively approved their sponsorship of the event, which paves the way for a larger more exciting event than ever before.  The head-to-head carving challenges will also be returning to the event on Saturdays.  Carvers will compete in a stadium setting for a $1,000 cash prize each weekend.  Carving teams will also be doing their best to win the People’s Choice Award for an overall cash prize of $5,000.  Plan your visit and cast your vote for the most impressive carving. For up to date information please visit https://www.visitcripplecreek.com/event/2022-ice-festival/

Date: Feb 18-26, 2023
Location: Cripple Creek, CO 

Whether you’re planning on upgrading your home or need a reliable contractor to fix your leaking roof. The Home Show is the spot to find all local remodeling experts. The Colorado Springs Home Show, hosts local and national exhibitors offering exclusive deals and discounts. Save time and money while at the Springs Home Show. More information can be found at https://thespringshomeshow.com/

Date: Feb 24-26, 2023 Friday: 12:00PM – 6:00PM Saturday: 10:00AM-5:00PM Sunday: 11:00AM-4:00PM
Location: Colorado Springs Event Center

Harmony. Chemistry. Balance. Grit. Dexterity. Determination. Solidarity. Terms that describe a Super Bowl champion? Well, almost. These are words that define the core essence of STYX, the multimegamillion-selling rock band that has forged an indelible legacy both on record and onstage.

Styx is bring their 2023 World Tour to Colorado Springs on February 25, 2023. Tickets range in price from $59.50 to $99.50 and are available online at AXS.com or in person at the Pikes Peak Center box office. 

The landmark Emmy Award®-winning Netflix series that took the world by storm is now a live concert event! OUR PLANET LIVE IN CONCERT combines breathtaking HD cinematography with all-new orchestrations by Oscar®-winning composer Steven Price performed by a live onstage orchestra. A journey of discovery across our planet featuring narration by legendary broadcaster David Attenborough, this mesmerizing concert is a spectacular celebration of the planet we call home – welcoming audiences to be fully immersed into the wonders of earth’s wildlife and their habitats. A donation will be made to the World Wildlife Fund for each concert. Performance Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 7:00 PM Tickets available at https://www.axs.com/events/449699/our-planet-live-in-concert-tickets?skin=pikespeakcenter

For local area activities and events, visit: PeakRadar.com

 

Months Offered: February

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April Events...

Check out our Specials & Packages!

Happy Spring!

Wild Flowers, Meadow, Nature, Summer

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Our vistas are out of this world! This popular trail gains over 2,000 feet in elevation in less than a mile!
The Manitou Incline is open every day in December(excepting December 24th and 25th). Reservations are required. For reservations: https://coloradosprings.gov/parks/page/manitou-incline

See the Royal Gorge without breaking a sweat! Book a trip with The Royal Gorge Railroad. It offers unparalleled views and a variety of dining experiences to enhance your trip. Tickets and trip details available at https://www.royalgorgeroute.com/

Open 365 days a year, weather permitting, The Royal Gorge is home to Americas highest suspension bridge, Colorado’s #! Bucket List Zip Line, and World’s Scariest Skycoaster! Admission ticket includes Bridge, Gondola, Theater & Playland. https://royalgorgebridge.com/

Branded “The Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado,” and “Colorado’s Most Majestic Waterfall,” Seven Falls is the only waterfall in the state o National Geographic’s list of International Waterfalls. Admission ranges from $14.75 to $17 and tickets must be purchased at the gate. https://www.sevenfalls.com/

The cocktail scene in downtown Colorado Springs is hot, and we’re featuring some of the best mixologists to showcase their craft on this luxe happy hour. Learn the history behind a few classic cocktails, watch demonstrations, and revel in four outstanding libations paired with appetizers. Take this tour if you’re looking to celebrate, need a unique date night idea, or have a fun-loving group!
Highlights of this tour include:
-Four signature cocktails from the most popular bars and speakeasies in downtown Colorado Springs
-Savory or sweet appetizer pairings at every location
-A visit to one of Chef Brother Luck’s restaurants to try a version of a dish he made on Season 16 of Bravo’s Top Chef
Exclusive visit to Colorado Springs’ most sought-after speakeasy while it’s closed to the public
-Fun and scandalous stories of prohibition in the Wild West from your local Tour Leader
Public Tour Times: Saturdays from 3:30-6:00 pm Tickets available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/tour/springs_signature-cocktail-tour/

Adventures Out West Jeep Tours-Your Adventure Starts Here!
With pricing ranging from $98-$159 per person, or $390-$550 for a private jeep charter, an AOW tour is a memory for a lifetime. Each tour stars its very own Cowboy guide that add additional character to the already scenic routes. Tours offered are Garden of the Gods Foothills, Pikes Peak or Bust: Summit Tour, Old West High Country 4×4 Tour, a Jeep and Horseback Combo, and the Circuit Rider Faith Tour. More information, and reservation details, may be found at  https://advoutwest.com/jeeps/

Bike Expeditions offered by Challenge Unlimited and Adventures Out West provides you with biking fun without the uphill battle. Their jeeps will take you to the summit of Pikes Peak, or Gold Camp, and although your trip will be all downhill from there your fun will not be. https://advoutwest.com/bikes/

Pikes Peak Fly Fishing Tours
Combine the beauty of America’s Mountain with the adventure of fly fishing and you have a unique outdoor experience in the Pikes Peak region! These trips take place on the reservoirs right at the base of Pikes Peak and offer some of the best scenery and fishing in the state. Completely geared for families, couples, and those looking for a unique fly fishing experience, the PPFF Tour will be an outing you won’t forget. Let the Angler’s Covey professional guides craft a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for you and your group. They will provide transportation, the gear to fly fish, and a professional tour guide. Reservations may be made at https://anglerscovey.com/guided-trips/pikes-peak-fly-fishing-tours/ 

If you only have time for one tour, make it this one! This popular walking tour features tastings at five surprise destinations within walking distance. You’ll visit some of the most loved restaurants in downtown Colorado Springs while hearing local history and fun facts along the way!
Highlights of this tour include:
-A three-hour guided dine-and-dash experience that provides a true local’s look into Colorado Springs’ blossoming culinary scene
-Surprise itinerary featuring generous tastings from five local restaurants, hole-in-the-walls, and artisan food shops (enough for lunch!)
-Opportunity to upgrade your ticket to include three preset pairings of Colorado craft beer, cocktails, cider or wine for only $15 (ages 21+ only)
-Historical storytelling of Pikes Peak, The Antlers Hotel, the gold rush, the railroad, and more from one of our expert Tour Leaders
Public Tour Times: Wednesdays – Sundays from 1:45-4:45 pm or 2:00-5:00 pm Tickets available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/

Guided Hikes from Adventure’s Out West are led by Colorado Springs locals with a spirit for adventure. The guide will ensure that your hike is full of memories, not “get it done” energy. With hikes such as St. Mary’s Falls, Seven Bridges, or Palmer trail, you’ll feel like a local without the change in zip code. For more info or reservations visit https://advoutwest.com/hikes/

Adventures Out West offers an entirely unique way to visit The Garden of the Gods. They promise you “amazing scenic views and wind in your hair fun that defies gravity! https://advoutwest.com/segways-2/

Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway

All Aboard to Adventure on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Commence on your 9 Mile journey to the summit of Pikes Peak. Advanced tickets are highly recommended and may be purchased at www.cograilway.com  

Three hours…four Colorado craft breweries….up to 16 beers! Back by popular demand, our on-foot brewery experience is educational, delicious, and best of all…fun! We’ll meander through downtown Colorado Springs to discover four amazing breweries dedicated to their craft. Your expert local tour leader will ensure you receive VIP access throughout and answer any questions you have about this age-old process that is now more popular than ever.
Highlights of this tour include:
– Four Beer Flights (14-16 different beer tastings)
– Delicious and hearty food pairings including dessert (enough for lunch!)
– Fun beer facts and information on the brewing process
– Historical storytelling of Colorado Springs from your expert local Tour Leader
– A commemorative brewery tour sticker to remember your experience
Public Tour Times: Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00-3:00 pm Reservations available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/tour/springs-craft-brewery-tour/

Get your adrenaline and your heart pumping as you fly across scenic Colorado. To reserve your adventure visit https://www.broadmoor.com/adventures/soaring-adventure and/or https://advoutwest.com/ziplines/

Annual Labor Day Lift Off coming to Colorado Springs

Adventures Out West lets you explore Colorado from the basket of a hot air balloon. Guaranteed to be an unforgettable adventure with breathtaking scenery! https://advoutwest.com/balloons-2/

Mild or Wild Echo Canyon River Expeditions offers so much more than a raft trip-It’s a portal back to being a kid again. It’s unplugging from everything and reconnecting to what truly matters. So whether you’re chasing a chill or a thrill, they are there to guide you along every step of the way. Book your trip now at https://reservations.raftecho.com/responsive/index.php?locationId=1&resDate=5/3/2022&_ga=2.213016989.862799993.1651543723-2048334650.1651543723

Ride. Witness. Be inspired.  Academy Riding Stables offers breathtaking wrangler-led horseback rides through the Garden of the Gods park. Take it all in – rugged, plush landscape, dramatic views, 300-foot towering sandstone rock formations with a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak, while riding a horse matched with your experience, whether beginner or expert. For more information, or to book your tour, visit https://www.academyridingstables.com/garden-of-the-gods-horseback-ride/ Tours are daily at 9 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, & 3 PM $75 per person for one hour

 

Manitou Garden Pollinator Tours -A 1.7-mile (point-to-point) walking or cycling tour of mostly city park gardens, as well as a few privately owned businesses. Enjoy viewing gardens featuring native grasses, shrubs, and perennials specifically selected to support healthy and diverse pollinator habitats. https://www.theclio.com/tour/2227

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Broadway Rave

A musical theatre dance party for 18+ celebrating the best of Broadway!

Cost: $15 per person tickets are available at ticketweb.com
Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023, Doors open: 8 PM, Event start: 9 PM
Location: Black Sheep 2106 E Platte Ave

Brahms and Beethoven presented by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic

Brahms scored his Schicksaslied (Song of Destiny) as a man haunted by fate and longing for divine connection. Philharmonic cellist Leah Hansen takes on Paul Moravec’s “Montserrat” concerto. Beethoven’s Egmont, the complete incidental music for Goethe’s play of the same name, is performed here with soprano and narrator to tell the complete heroic tale of defiance.

Cost: Tickets start at $28 and are available at https://tix.axs.com
Date:  Saturday, April 1 & 2, 2023, at 7:30 PM and 2:30 PM
Location: Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

Six Feet Under Horror Film Festival

Six Feet Under Horror Film Fest is a reimagined horror film festival unearthing the best in new and archival films, trivia, and immersive experiences founded on the core belief that life is best lived in a dark theater, surrounded by friends, laughing, screaming, and getting the hell scared out of you!

Both filmmakers will be in attendance and will host a question-and-answer session with the audience. VIP ticket holders will also receive early admission with preferred seating, an autographed event poster, and a brief meet and greet with the filmmakers where photos can be taken. The event includes a collection of horror short films, scary movie trivia with prizes, and festival merchandise for purchase.

Cost: Tickets start at $25, and are available at stargazerstheatre.com
Date: Sunday, April 2, 2023; Doors open for VIP ticket holders at 1:00 pm; General admission doors open at 1:30 pm; The film program starts at 2:30 pm
Location: Stargazers Theatre 

Colorado Springs Record Show

The Colorado Springs Record Show is in its fourth year and we’re excited for another record show BACK at the MASONIC CENTER! There will be 45 eight-foot tables packed with thousands of records cassettes t-shirts and more from dozens of vendors from across the state. From The Beatles and blues LPs to punk and soul 45s we’ve got something for you. There will be loads of free onsite parking as well as a food truck. 

Cost: Early Admission is $10, Standard Admission is $3
Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023; Early Admission from 9-10 AM, Standard Admission 10 AM – 3 PM
Location: Masonic Center, 1150 Panorama Dr. 80904 

Colorado Switchbacks vs Northern Colorado Hailstorm

Cost: Tickets start at $9 and are available at seatgeek.com
Date:  Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 7 PM
Location: Weidner Field

Gladys Knight

The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B, and Adult Contemporary. She has triumphed in film, television, and live performance.

Cost: Tickets start at $35, and are available at https://www.axs.com/events/469307/gladys-knight-tickets?skin=pikespeakcenter
Date: Thursday, April 6, 2023, 7:30 pm
Location: Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

Summer Music Festival Intermezzo Season: The Art of Perseverance – Sounds of Hope and Restoration

The Colorado College Summer Music Festival opens this year’s Intermezzo Season with “The Art of Perseverance: Sounds of Hope and Restoration.” The concert also includes a wealth of CC student participation. Poetry that corresponds to the music will be chosen and read by Jane Hilberry’s poetry students. Music students will perform Carlos Simon’s piano trio be still and know, Shostakovich’s Concertino for 2 pianos, and“Everything Else” from Next to Normal.

Cost: Free but tickets are required and are available to the public beginning March 1 online at www.coloradocollege.edu/musicfestival or by calling 719-389-6552.
Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 7:30 PM
Location: Colorado College: Packard Hall

Grand Opening of AdAmAn Alley

It all started in 1923, when five Colorado Springs men, later known as the “The Frozen Five,” climbed Pikes Peak in the dead of winter on New Year’s Eve and launched fireworks to mark the beginning of an annual Pikes Peak holiday tradition now followed by thousands of spectators throughout the region each year. Join the Mountain Chalet and the Pikes Peak AdAmAn Club to hear the rest of “The Story of the AdAmAn Club” presented by Donald Sanborn (Member No. 85).

Bringing the Club to life, Don will delve into exactly how the Club got started and share some of the most interesting activities of the Club over its 100-year history. We’ll even enjoy a video from 1959 taken by Jim Bates, one of the Club’s members.

And best of all, the evening will be capped off with a tour through the new AdAmAn Alley – just a block south of Mountain Chalet – to enjoy the nighttime video projection and LED fireworks experience. Please RSVP to reserve a seat (or more)!

Cost: Free
Date: Thursday, April 6, 2023, 2-2:30 PM
Location: Mountain Chalet Outdoors Sport Store

First Friday Art Walk Old Colorado City

Pull on those comfy walking shoes and look for the purple flags to visit dozens of art galleries and other businesses that will be open for the initial First Friday Art Walk in Old Colorado City.  Beginning at 5 p.m. and lasting until 8 p.m., or later, explore Colorado Springs’ largest concentration of galleries found within three city blocks in Colorado Springs’ growing Arts District. 

Cost: Free 
Date: Friday, April 7, 2023
Location: Old Colorado City

Nighttime Eggstravaganza

Egg hunts aren’t just for young children! Join the Bear Creek Nature Center for a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt! Work with your team of 2-6 people to find eggs that will contain the answers you need to win a prize!

Cost: $5 per group. Buy Tickets
Date: Friday, April 7, 2023, 7:45 – 8:30 PM
Location: Fox Run Regional Park, 2110 Stella Dr.

Grand Opening of The Sluice

The Sluice, home to creative small businesses, artist studios, Story Coffee’s second location, and Surface Gallery, is pleased to announce its Grand Opening Celebration. We will be hosting tours of the newly refinished space, have new art exhibits open by Carol Dickerson, Clay Enoch, and Tara Kelley-Cruz, and live music by The Ryan Black Jazz Band. Artist studios will be open for viewing, and small businesses including Design Rangers, Schmid Studios, Caroline Clark Studio, Stellar Propeller, and Echo Architecture and Interiors, will be open and showcasing their work. Story Coffee will be serving its new specialty drinks. Gold Star Pies will be parked outside on Friday, April 7, from 5-9 pm, and on Saturday from 11-3 p.m., Story Coffee Co. will host a barista throwdown from 6-9 p.m. All of these participants are members of the Sluice and have at least one thing in common: creativity.

Named “The Sluice” as a reference to the history of the building, which was once a general store for miners in 1860 who were searching for gold. The building itself boasts the oldest standing sandstone wall in Colorado Springs. We too are searching for gold. The gold we seek is in the beauty of creativity which we hope to spread throughout this community by hosting events in our public stage area and through highlighting the work of creatives in our city.

This building which is often known by locals as the old Army Surplus building has sat dormant as storage since 2008. It was in disrepair and filled with dusty boxes of books. The partners at Echo Architecture and Interiors formed a second LLC to purchase the building and develop it as a way to infuse their own design and keep small businesses alive in our community. They have reimagined the space while honoring its history, transforming it into a space people are excited to see and want to be a part of. 

Cost: Free
Date: Friday, April 7, 2023, 7-9 PM; Saturday, April 8, 2023, 11-3 PM
Location: The Sluice, 2752 W. Colorado Ave

First Saturday Cars & Coffees

All Vehicles Welcome, come Join AutoShop Vocational each “First Saturday” (April through October 2023) as they gather “Wide Open Throttle Therapy” enthusiasts to eat, socialize, check out cars, listen to music, and anything else you can think of!

Cost: Free
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023, 7 AM – 10 AM
Location: The University Village Colorado Shopping Center by Panera and Hacienda

An Evening with Third Eye Blind

Performing their latest album Unplugged, Third Eye Blind reimagines the back catalog, including the previously unreleased live favorite, “Second Born.”

Cost: Tickets start at $47 and are available at https://www.axs.com/events/458984/third-eye-blind-tickets?skin=pikespeakcenter
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023, at 9 pm
Location: Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

Easter Egg Coloring at Mash Mechanix Brewery

Hop on over and join Mash Mechanix Brewery for an egg-cellent Easter celebration! This adult-only event is sure to be a hare-raising good time. Grab your favorite peeps and come decorate your own Easter eggs with a flight of 4 beers or a refreshing hard seltzer from our bar. Don’t be a chicken, come and clink your glasses with them this Easter! This is a 21 & over event.

Cost: $25, including a 4-beer flight, hard-boiled eggs, and coloring supplies. Tickets are available at eventbrite.com
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023, 1-3 PM
Location: Mach Mechanix Brewing Co

Toto Dogz of Oz Tour

Collectively TOTO has over two billion streams worldwide on all streaming services. Just last year one of their biggest hits “Africa” went from being a Platinum single to being recently recertified 6X Platinum. The band has found a new generation of fans. With now 40+ years together and literally thousands of credits, including the biggest-selling album of all time: Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and accolades to their names, TOTO remains one of the top-selling touring and recording acts in the world. They are the benchmark by which many artists base their sound and production, and they continue to transcend the standards set by the entire music community, being simply synonymous with musical credibility. They are pop culture and are one of the few 70’s bands that have endured the changing trends and styles continuing to remain relevant while enjoying their multi-generational global fan base.

Cost: Tickets start at $57.95 and are available at www.axs.com
Date: Sunday, April 9, 2023, 7:30 PM
Location: Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

Black Panther in Concert

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther became a global sensation, showing a new dimension of what superhero films could be. In this live-cinema event, relive the excitement of T’Challa becoming king and battling Killmonger accompanied LIVE by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic performing Ludwig Göransson’s Oscar®-winning score.

Cost: Tickets start at $40 and are available at axs.com
Date: Friday & Saturday, April 14 & 15, 2023, 7:30 PM
Location: Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

Mixology Class and Downtown Speakeasy Stroll

The definition of mixology is ‘the art or skill of preparing mixed drinks’. At Alternativ, we think that the PERFECT way to ring in the Spring Season is by learning how to master this art. Well… maybe… at least just start with one or two fancy concoctions to impress at our next dinner party. ??? You’ll even have a chance to win a kit and gift basket with everything you need to put your new custom cocktail creation skills into practice!

Cost: $50 per person, tickets available at eventbrite.com
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023, 5-6:30 PM
Location: UCCS Downtown, 102 South Tejon Street

Anastasia the New Broadway Musical

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Colorado Springs at last!

From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

Cost: Tickets start at $48 and are available at axs.com
Date: Monday – Wednesday, April 15-17, 2023 7:30 PM
Location: Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

Colorado Springs Switchbacks vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Cost: Tickets start at $9 and are available at seatgeek.com
Date:  Saturday, April 15, 2023, 8 PM
Location: Weidner Field

Frokost: An Authentic Scandinavian Buffet

You are invited to Fjellheim’s annual Frokost, an authentic Scandinavian cold-style buffet, featuring various meats, cheeses, breads, and side-dishes. The menu is lovingly prepared by the Sons of Norway lodge members who wish you a hearty – Velkommen til bords!

Cost: $25 per person, Registration is required and is available at SonsofNorway.com
Date: Sunday, April 16, 2023, Two Seatings: 11:00 AM & 2 PM
Location: Viking Hall, 1045 Ford Street

Beethoven and Mahler presented by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic

 

“Eroica,” the third symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven deserves its heroic nickname. Originally dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte, the composer angrily scratched out the inscription replacing it with “dedicated to the memory of a great man.” In this performance, Eva Vogel joins Josep Caballé-Domenech and the Philharmonic for Gustav Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder, wrapping the listener in beautiful grief and worshipful hope.

Cost: Tickets start at $32.75 and are available at csphilharmonic.org
Date: Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, 2023, 7:30 PM
Location: ENT Center for the Arts at UCCS

Earth Day Silent Disco

Dance the night away (silently) at UpaDowna’s Earth Day Silent Disco. Wear your favorite nature-themed costume. From lions, tigers, and bears to trees, flowers, and bees! Get creative and enter the costume contest as the top three costumes will win groovy swag! No nature suits, please. OCC Brewing’s rooftop patio and dining area will be open for all to break out those dance moves!

Cost: $20 per person and are available at the door
Date:  Saturday, April 22, 2023, 9 PM – 12 AM
Location: Old Colorado City Brewery

Don Quixote presented by the Colorado Ballet Society

Don Quixote is a celebration of love and laughter in a breathtaking ballet! From the bravura dancing of the fiery toreador Espada to the colorful band of gypsies, the stage explodes with one show-stopping performance after another in this feast of choreographic fireworks. Charming, exhilarating, and plain funny, Don Quixote calls for pure entertainment.

Cost: Tickets start at $25 and are available at axs.com
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 4:00 PM
Location: Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

Colorado Springs Switchbacks vs New Mexico United

Cost: Tickets start at $9 and are available at seatgeek.com
Date:  Saturday, April 22, 2023, 6 PM
Location: Weidner Field

The Secret Garden presented by the Lightbulb Theatre Company

Join the Lightbulb Theatre Company for this magical production of one of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s most beloved novels! Adapted by Madison Leake.

Mary Lennox, a pretentious and irritable young girl comes to live with her uncle in his bleak Yorkshire manor. She is left to herself but when the chambermaid Martha tells Mary about a walled garden that has been hidden and locked for a decade, Mary becomes intrigued. Her quest to find out the garden’s secrets leads her to discover other secrets hidden in the big house.

Cost: $15, tickets may be purchased online or in person
Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 6:00 pm
           Thursday, April 27, 2023, 6:00 pm
           Friday, April 28, 2023, 4:00 pm
           Friday, April 28, 2023, 7:00 pm
Location: Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, CO

Live Jazz Music Pop-up

Join Dizzy Charlie’s pop-up jazz nights at the upstairs bar at Summa.

Cost: Free, Food and Beverage specials are provided by Summa
Date: April 27, 2023, 7:30 – 10 PM
Location: Summa, 817 W. Colorado Ave.

Wildflowers On Our Local Trails

Cheyenne Mountain State Park’s almost 1700 acres is home to a plethora of wildlife- deer, bears, coyotes, eagles, and hawks, as well as bountiful and beautiful WILDFLOWERS! We only have to look in our city’s beautiful backyard to enjoy wildflowers from March through October. Now is the time to learn about when your favorite flowers will show up! Pat Cooper will be our trustworthy guide through the park’s wonderful flora adorning the trails all throughout these many summer days.

Cost: Free, To reserve your spot RSVP at https://mtnchalet.com/pages/events?event-id=8918
Date: Thursday, April 27, 2023, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Location: Mountain Chalet Outdoor Sports Store

Monster Jam

This. Is. Monster Jam™!  The most unexpected, unscripted, and unforgettable motorsports experience for families and fans in the world! World champion athletes and their 12,000-pound monster trucks tear up the dirt in wide-open competitions of speed and skill. Monster Jam drivers are trained, world-class male and female athletes who have mastered not only the physical strength and mental stamina needed to compete but the vital dexterity to control 12,000-pound machines capable of doing backflips, vertical two-wheel skills and racing at speeds up to 70 miles-per-hour to produce jaw-dropping, live motorsports action seen around the world.

Monster Jam. As Big As It Gets!™

Cost: Tickets start at $29 and are available at axs.com
Date: Apr 28, 2023, 07:00 pm (Fri)
         Apr 29, 2023, 01:00 pm (Sat)
         Apr 29, 2023, 07:00 pm (Sat)
         Apr 30, 2023, 01:00 pm (Sun)
Location: The Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd.

Little Shop of Horrors

Returning to The Colorado Springs School stage for the first time since 2002 (and 1996), “Little Shop of Horrors” – with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken – is a gleefully gruesome musical about Seymour, a poor florist’s assistant, who allows his craving for fame and fortune to seduce him into playing nursemaid to a man-eating plant from another galaxy.

Cost: $5 per person
Date: Apr 28, 2023, 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm (Fri)
          Apr 29, 2023, 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm (Sat)
          Apr 30, 2023, 02:00 pm – 03:30 pm (Sun)
Location: Louisa Performing Arts Center, 21 Broadmoor Avenue

The Ring Without Words presented by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic

The Philharmonic’s principal oboe Noah Kay takes center stage in Strauss’ Oboe Concerto, among the composer’s final and most elegiac works. This is followed by Richard Wagner’s “The Ring Without Words,” which condenses his four-opera “Ring of the Nibelung” into a singular outpouring of emotion and excitement.

Cost: Tickets start at $28 and are available at axs.com
Date: Saturday & Sunday, April 29 & 30, 2023, at 7:30 PM
Location: Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

Colorado Pet Expo & Conference

Now under LOCAL ownership & management, this year’s consumer pet expo includes retailers and educators from across the pet industry. Whether you’re interested in dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, reptiles, birds, horses, or chickens, oh my… you’re bound to find something here to excite you!

Expect fun for everyone with a variety of pet-themed activities and exhibits. Retailers will be selling their products and services, there’ll be free samples and giveaways, contests and games, and you can check out the latest in pet-related technology.

The Colorado Pet Expo is perfect for anyone who loves pets. The event is family AND pet-friendly and there are tons of activities for children as well as adults. If you’re interested in learning more about your furry, feathered, or scaly friend, we’ll also have panels and expert advice.

PLUS there will be dozens of local rescue organizations ready to answer your questions or introduce you to your next best friend! 

When: April 29-30, 2023 
Where: Colorado Springs Event Center
Cost: $9/per Adult/per Day or $18 for weekend tickets available at the door.

For more local area activities and events, visit: PeakRadar.com

Months Offered: April

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April Showers Bring…..More Wildflowers! 

Top Holden House Picks for Wildflower Hikes

  • Garden of the Gods Park
    • Everywhere you turn in Garden of the Gods, colorful shoots are emerging. Rated #9 for Top Attractions to see in the world, this space is one of the finest locations to visit all year and also happens to be one of the best spots to see wildflowers in Colorado Springs. The area is covered in Indian paintbrush and several different kinds of wildflowers in an impressive variety of hues. Day hikes are ideal in this area, and if you don’t want to venture out on your own you may schedule hiking tours that will enable you to fully enjoy and comprehend the flora and wildlife along the path. Additionally, the visitor’s center offers guided walks throughout the day. An easy four-mile loop through the park, the Palmer, Buckskin-Charley, Niobrara, and Bretag Trail loop, allows you to see many of the park’s most impressive features. This trail is (in our humble opinion) one of the finest hiking options if you want to see some amazing scenery but only have a few hours.
  • Red Rock Canyon Open Space
    • Located a short drive from Colorado Springs, Red Rock Canyon Open Area is another destination for views of some of the region’s most breathtaking wildflowers. There are miles of trails available, and any combination of the trails can be used to create a wonderful loop that will allow you to take in the variety of vistas this space has to offer.  Rocky Mountain bee plants, Arrowleaf balsamroot, the exquisite Indian paintbrush, and other flowers may be seen among stunning rock faces to climb and open fields that have recently lost their snow.
  • North Cheyenne Cañon Park
    • A hidden gem that is so close to the city but gives the impression of being miles away from civilization, the North Cheyenne Cañon Park has lots of wildflowers to offer everyone who comes seeking, and it is only ten minutes from the center of Colorado Springs! The abundance of granite cliffs and waterfalls in this park creates a lush atmosphere that is ideal for flower growth. This park is special because of the variety of birds and fauna attracted by the water offered by the creek that runs throughout the park, framed by granite recipes. At the Daniels Pass Trail system, you can explore the forests’ grandiose depths and discover flowers that have long been hidden from view because there were no trails to guide you. For a higher vantage point and a different perspective of Colorado Springs, check out the Mount Muscoco and Mount Cutler routes.
  • Ute Valley Park
    • Ute Valley Park is a short drive from Colorado Springs’ central business district. Despite being surrounded by the city, this local favorite makes you feel far from it. The numerous wildflowers in the region provide a burst of color along the pathways of this 538-acre park. Although you won’t encounter any tall mountains to climb, here you might find faerie trumpets, prickly pear cacti, and Mariposa lily blooms inside the park because they are typical of the region. This park is a superb reflection of the area’s true character and is located entirely within the city borders! 

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Our vistas are out of this world! This popular trail gains over 2,000 feet in elevation in less than a mile!
The Manitou Incline is open every day in December except December 24th and 25th. Reservations are required. For reservations: https://coloradosprings.gov/parks/page/manitou-incline

Open 365 days a year, weather permitting, The Royal Gorge is home to America’s highest suspension bridge, Colorado’s #! Bucket List Zip Line, and World’s Scariest Skycoaster! Admission ticket includes Bridge, Gondola, Theater & Playland. https://royalgorgebridge.com/

See the Royal Gorge without breaking a sweat! Book a trip with The Royal Gorge Railroad. It offers unparalleled views and a variety of dining experiences to enhance your trip. Tickets and trip details available at https://www.royalgorgeroute.com/

Branded “The Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado,” and “Colorado’s Most Majestic Waterfall,” Seven Falls is the only waterfall in the state o National Geographic’s list of International Waterfalls. Admission ranges from $14.75 to $17 and tickets must be purchased at the gate.

The cocktail scene in downtown Colorado Springs is hot, and we’re featuring some of the best mixologists to showcase their craft on this luxe happy hour. Learn the history behind a few classic cocktails, watch demonstrations, and revel in four outstanding libations paired with appetizers. Take this tour if you’re looking to celebrate, need a unique date night idea, or have a fun-loving group!
Highlights of this tour include:
Four signature cocktails from the most popular bars and speakeasies in downtown Colorado Springs
Savory or sweet appetizer pairings at every location
A visit to one of Chef Brother Luck’s restaurants to try a version of a dish he made on Season 16 of Bravo’s Top Chef
Exclusive visit to Colorado Springs’ most sought-after speakeasy while it’s closed to the public
Fun and scandalous stories of prohibition in the Wild West from your local Tour Leader
Public Tour Times: Saturdays from 3:30-6:00 pm Tickets available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/tour/springs_signature-cocktail-tour/

 

Adventures Out West Jeep Tours-Your Adventure Starts Here!
With pricing ranging from $98-$159 per person, or $390-$550 for a private jeep charter, an AOW tour is a memory for a lifetime. Each tour starts its very own Cowboy guide that adds additional character to the already scenic routes. Tours offered are Garden of the Gods Foothills, Pikes Peak or Bust: Summit Tour, Old West High Country 4×4 Tour, a Jeep and Horseback Combo, and the Circuit Rider Faith Tour. More information, and reservation details, may be found at  https://advoutwest.com/jeeps/

Bike Expeditions offered by Challenge Unlimited and Adventures Out West provide you with biking fun without the uphill battle. Their jeeps will take you to the summit of Pikes Peak, or Gold Camp, and although your trip will be all downhill from there your fun will not be. https://advoutwest.com/bikes/

Pikes Peak Fly Fishing Tours
Combine the beauty of America’s Mountain with the adventure of fly fishing and you have a unique outdoor experience in the Pikes Peak region! These trips take place on the reservoirs right at the base of Pikes Peak and offer some of the best scenery and fishing in the state. Completely geared for families, couples, and those looking for a unique fly fishing experience, the PPFF Tour will be an outing you won’t forget. Let the Angler’s Covey professional guides craft a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for you and your group. They will provide transportation, the gear to fly fish, and a professional tour guide. Reservations may be made at https://anglerscovey.com/guided-trips/pikes-peak-fly-fishing-tours/ May through October

If you only have time for one tour, make it this one! This popular walking tour features tastings at five surprise destinations within walking distance. You’ll visit some of the most loved restaurants in downtown Colorado Springs while hearing local history and fun facts along the way!
Highlights of this tour include:
A three-hour guided dine-and-dash experience that provides a true local’s look into Colorado Springs’ blossoming culinary scene
Surprise itinerary featuring generous tastings from five local restaurants, hole-in-the-walls, and artisan food shops (enough for lunch!)
Opportunity to upgrade your ticket to include three preset pairings of Colorado craft beer, cocktails, cider, or wine for only $15 (ages 21+ only)
Historical storytelling of Pikes Peak, The Antlers Hotel, the gold rush, the railroad, and more from one of our expert Tour Leaders
Public Tour Times: Wednesdays – Sundays from 1:45-4:45 pm or 2:00-5:00 pm Tickets available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/

Guided Hikes from Adventure’s Out West are led by Colorado Springs locals with a spirit for adventure. The guide will ensure that your hike is full of memories, not “get it done” energy. With hikes such as St. Mary’s Falls, Seven Bridges, or Palmer trail, you’ll feel like a local without the change in zip code. For more info or reservations visit https://advoutwest.com/hikes/

Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway

All Aboard to Adventure on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Commence on your 9 Mile journey to the summit of Pikes Peak. Advanced tickets are highly recommended and may be purchased at www.cograilway.com

Adventures Out West offers an entirely unique way to visit The Garden of the Gods. They promise you “amazing scenic views and wind in your hair fun that defies gravity! https://advoutwest.com/segways-2/

Three hours…four Colorado craft breweries….up to 16 beers! Back by popular demand, our on-foot brewery experience is educational, delicious, and best of all…fun! We’ll meander through downtown Colorado Springs to discover four amazing breweries dedicated to their craft. Your expert local tour leader will ensure you receive VIP access throughout and answer any questions you have about this age-old process that is now more popular than ever.
Highlights of this tour include:
– Four Beer Flights (14-16 different beer tastings)
– Delicious and hearty food pairings including dessert (enough for lunch!)
– Fun beer facts and information on the brewing process
– Historical storytelling of Colorado Springs from your expert local Tour Leader
– A commemorative brewery tour sticker to remember your experience
Public Tour Times: Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00-3:00 pm Reservations available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/tour/springs-craft-brewery-tour/

Get your adrenaline and your heart pumping as you fly across scenic Colorado. https://advoutwest.com/ziplines/

Annual Labor Day Lift Off coming to Colorado Springs

Adventures Out West lets you explore Colorado from the basket of a hot air balloon. Guaranteed to be an unforgettable adventure with breathtaking scenery! https://advoutwest.com/balloons-2/

Mild or Wild Echo Canyon River Expeditions offers so much more than a raft trip-It’s a portal back to being a kid again. It’s unplugging from everything and reconnecting to what truly matters. So whether you’re chasing a chill or a thrill, they are there to guide you along every step of the way. Book your trip now at https://reservations.raftecho.com/responsive/index.php?locationId=1&resDate=5/3/2022&_ga=2.213016989.862799993.1651543723-2048334650.1651543723

Ride. Witness. Be inspired.  Academy Riding Stables offers breathtaking wrangler-led horseback rides through the Garden of the Gods park. Take it all in – rugged, plush landscape, dramatic views, 300-foot towering sandstone rock formations with a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak, while riding a horse matched with your experience, whether beginner or expert. For more information, or to book your tour, visit https://www.academyridingstables.com/garden-of-the-gods-horseback-ride/ Daily at 9 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, & 3 PM $75 per person for one hour

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First Friday Art Walk

When: Friday, May 5, 2023,  5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Old Colorado City between 23rd and 27th Street
Cost: Free

The First Friday ArtWalk is a self-guided visual art walking tour featuring local artists and open artist studios within the art galleries in Old Colorado City as well as dozens of other businesses. There will be live music and specials on food and drink throughout the City. More information about this event can be found here:

Colorado Spring Switchbacks vs El Paso Locamotives

Cost: Tickets start at $9 and are available here:
Date: Friday, May 5, 2023, 7:00 PM
Location: Weidner Field

Magic for Grown-ups featuring TWO Different Shows-Impossible Things & Out of Our Minds!

Cost: Tickets start at $35
Date: Every Friday or Saturday in May. Check their schedule here for specific dates/to purchase tickets 
Location: Cosmo’s Magic Theatre

Impossible Things-Sleight of Hand, a little history and “Mentalism”! Cosmo demonstrates sleight of hand by playing cards, coins, and other items. Cosmo will also touch on and demonstrate his new passion- mentalism

Out of Ours Minds-The response to the mentalism done in Impossible Things prompted Cosmo to write a whole new show with a lot more of this mind-reading style of magic. While still featuring world-class sleight of hand, you’ll experience mind-reading demonstrations and even influence the outcome based on YOUR OWN THOUGHTS and input! 

David Spade

Cost: Tickets start at $45 and are available here:
Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023, 8:00 PM
Location: Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

Nominated in 1999 for an Emmy Award for his memorable role as Dennis Finch, the wise-cracking, power-hungry assistant on “Just Shoot Me,” David Spade became a household favorite during his five-year stint as a cast member on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”  He was also nominated for a Golden Globe in 2000 and an American Comedy Award in 1999 for his work on NBC’s “Just Shoot Me.” Spade continues to be a box office draw and continues to do stand-up tours nationwide.

Swan Lake Presented by Rachael’s School of Dance

Cost: Tickets start at $15 and are available here
Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023, 2:00 PM
Location: ENT Center for the Arts

Swan Lake is said by some to be the most beautiful of all the classical romantic ballets. A love story danced to perfection, come and enjoy all four acts- performed in full by over 70 local performers! The show will have an additional bonus featurette with openers from Disney’s Moana.

Peter Pan

Cost: Tickets start at $16 and are available here
Date: Sunday, May 7, 2023, 5:00 PM
Location: ENT Center for the Arts

A Time To Dance presents Peter Pan. A one-time dance performance filled with humor, magic, and delight!

Carmina Burana

Cost: Tickets start at $28 and are available here:
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2023, 3:00 PM
Location: Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

With 300 multi-generational performers from all around our community, this production of Carmina Burana will be an unforgettable experience that you do not want to miss! Featuring:

    • Music Director: Josep Caballé-Domenech
    • The Colorado Springs Philharmonic & The Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, in a side-by-side double orchestra
    • The Festival Choir: Organized by the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale, the choir also includes members from the Colorado Springs Adult Chorale, Abendmusik, the UNC Choir, and numerous high school choirs from Districts 11, 20, & 38.

The Colorado Springs Home Show

Cost: Free
Date: May 12-14, 2023, Friday: 12 pm-6 pm | Saturday: 10 am-5 pm | Sunday 11 am-4 pm
Location: Norris Penrose Event Center 

Save BIG on all your home improvement projects and meet face-to-face with local and national vendors! FREE ADMISSION The Colorado Springs Home Show is back! Explore the latest in home improvement, remodeling, outdoor living, and more! Meet with local contractors and remodeling experts and expect to be inspired. For more information, visit: https://thespringshomeshow.com/

Los Camperos

Cost: Tickets start at $40 and are available here
Date: Saturday-Sunday, May 12-13, 2023, 7:30 PM
Location: Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

The three-time Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Los Camperos bring the flavor of Mexico to Colorado Springs, including their skillfully arranged versions of classical melodies and traditional favorites, making up an unforgettable festive night.

Pikes Peaks Roller Derby Allstars vs Elevated Roller Derby

When: May 13, 2023, at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Xfinity Sports Arena
Cost: $10-$15 per person

The Pikes Peak Derby Dames are Colorado Springs’ only women’s flat-track roller derby league. We are a 501c(7) non-profit sports organization. PPDD is a diverse group of women athletes committed to the athletic development and empowerment of women in the Colorado Springs region.

 

U.S. Air Force Academy Planetarium 

Cost: Free
Date:
For the show schedule, visit https://www.usafa.edu/facilities/planetarium/
Location:
Air Force Academy Planetarium, 2120 Cadet Drive; Parking is available at the Visitor Center and the Planetarium

All shows are free and open to the public so military or Department of Defense identification is not required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis as we do not accept reservations. We recommend arriving 10 minutes before the show time. Shows are subject to cancellation without notice due to inclement weather and cadet education. The Planetarium is closed on graduation day and federal holidays.

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Duplessy & Violins of the World

Cost: Tickets are between $30-$35 and are available here
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 7:00 PM
Location: Stargazers Theatre and Event Center

The Violins Of The World is the brainchild of French Gypsy guitarist and composer Mathias Duplessy. It brings together the rhythms and melodies of many different cultures in an incredible new style of exotic and unique arrangements. 

Asian always, the spirit of the blues often, and Celtic rhythms and melodies of the Mongolian steppe offer an astonishing cross-cultural encounter. The four virtuosos bridge the gap between tradition and modernity.

 

Old Colorado City in Bloom

Cost: FREE
Date: May 13, 2023
Location: Old Colorado City

Old Colorado City In Bloom features more than a dozen galleries and boutiques, specialty shops, and hundreds of artists in Old Colorado City. Enjoy the clear skies of springtime while strolling along West Colorado Avenue to watch demonstrations, talk to talented artists, and find a little spring renewal in the air. Visit Old Colorado City’s bustling Avenue for a fun and memorable day!

ManiPalooza

Cost: Daytime event: Free | Disco $15 per person or $40 for the “Date Night Package” which includes admission for two, headphones, and 4 drink tokens (a $20 value)
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023; Daytime event starts at  noon; Disco is from 7 PM – 10 PM
Location: Soda Springs Park

Manipalooza is a family-friendly free daytime event that leads into the Silent Disco party.   The day kicks off with games, face painting, a costume contest, a dunk tank, live music, food trucks, vendors, and more!   End the night with the Silent Disco Party. See who’s listening to what channel based on the color of their headphones. It’s a battle, it’s a dance-a-thon, it’s the quietest party you’ve ever been to. While you’re there, grab a bite, have a drink, and make some memories….. Very silent ones.

Mother’s Day Open Hours at the Highland’s Ranch Mansion & Historic Park

Cost: FREE
Date: Sunday, May 14, 2023, 11 AM – 4 PM
Location: Highland’s Ranch Mansion & Historic Park

Make this Mother’s Day special by visiting the Highlands Ranch Mansion during its free open hours. Pack your own picnic lunch to enjoy on the front lawn, take a self-guided tour through the 27,000-square-foot Mansion and enjoy a relaxed afternoon. Tickets are not required. As a reminder, glass bottles or containers, outside alcohol, and dogs are all prohibited on the grounds of the Mansion.

Mother’s Day Inn at the Historic Craftwood Inn

Cost: $40 tickets are available here
Date: Sunday, May 14, 2023
Location: Historic Craftwood Inn

Normally open solely for reserved events, this is a rare opportunity to visit and dine at the Historic Craftwood Inn on Mother’s Day.

2023 Humming Bird Festival

Cost: $40 Registration Required
Date: May 18-21, 2023 
Location: Bear Creek Nature Center

Now a part of the Pikes Peak Birding & Nature Festival this event will give a variety of fun and educational presentations for bird lovers of all ages. 

Spring migration along Colorado’s Front Range is often full of surprises and the festival weekend is peak migration time. The Pikes Peak region has much to offer, with the short-grass prairie rising to meet the forested foothills and deep canyons of the southern Front Range, and rich, riparian forests providing for countless birds, insects, and other wildlife. Festival rarities include White Ibis, Summer Tanager, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Flammulated Owl, Canada Jay, and Field Sparrow. But please remember these species are rare for the Front Range and are not seen each year. For more info visit: https://pikespeakbirdingandnaturefestival.org/

 

Colorado Springs Water Lantern Festival

Cost: Tickets start at $26.98
Date: May 20, 2023
Location: Memorial Park

Experience the magic of thousands of lanterns as they reflect upon the water and take part in a beautiful and peaceful ceremony. Make a wish or reflect on your past as you design your lantern.  
Each adult ticket comes with the following:
  – Wristband for entry into the festival area with access to food trucks
  – Floating lantern kit
  – LED candle
  – Commemorative drawstring bag
  – Marker
  – Playing Cards
  – Conversation Cards
  – Lantern retrieval and water clean up

Run to the Shrine

When: May 20-21, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cost: $50-$55

Run to the Shrine, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s annual fundraiser run/walk is a  4-mile casual run/walk that winds through the Zoo and up to Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, with giraffes, lions, and elephants along the way. Enjoy stunning views of Colorado Springs below while ascending nearly 1,000 feet in elevation, before descending back down into the Zoo. Run to the Shrine is the ONLY time foot traffic is allowed on Shrine Road. Participants will start the ascent at their leisure, and there will be no official timing services.

The race is a great route for competitive athletes, weekend warriors, and casual walkers of all ages. Run to the Shrine registration includes Zoo admission until 8 p.m. and a commemorative performance T-shirt featuring a crowned crane. (T-shirt sizes are available while supplies last. Register soon to get your preferred size.) All proceeds help feed and care for Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s animals. Since the Zoo does not receive any tax support, community fundraisers like Run to the Shrine help keep the Zoo “running.” Tickets and event details are available at: https://www.cmzoo.org/events-programs/special-events/run-to-the-shrine/

Mahler 9 presented by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic

Cost: Tickets start at $28 and are available here
Date: Saturday & Sunday, May 20-21, 2023, 7:30 PM; 2:30 PM
Location: Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

A revelation. Simply breathtaking. Gustav Mahler’s last completed symphony will reverberate in our hearts as Music Director Josep Caballé-Domenech ends his twelve-year tenure with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic.

 

2nd Annual Welcome to Our Circus Student Showcase! 

Cost: More information and tickets are available here
Date: May 20, 2023, 6:00 PM
Location: Urban Cirque, 5237 Galley Rd.

The Urban Cirque Performance Tribe brings a whole new level of magic to any event! Be prepared to be wowed by a variety of acts for all ages! This is sure to be an evening to remember!

Paella on the Patio

When: May 21, 2023
Where: TAPAteria, 2607 W Colorado Ave
Cost: $39 per person +tax/tip

Join TAPAteria for this very popular event hosted one Sunday each month on their covered, heated patio. There are 3 seatings for each event: 12 pm, 2:30 pm, and 5:00 pm. Tickets include all-you-can-eat paella and a glass of sangria, house wine, or a beer! You will be charged a $20 reservation fee for your ticket. You’ll be charged the remaining $19 upon arriving at TAPAteria! 

 

 

My Fair Lady a Broadway Production

Cost: Tickets start at $53 and are available here
Date: Tuesday-Thursday, May 23-25, 2023, 7:30 PM
Location: Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

From Lincoln Center Theater which brought you The King & I and South Pacific, comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY.  Director Bartlett Sher’s glowing production is “thrilling, glorious, and better than it ever was” (New York Times).  “Every so often a revival comes along that reminds you how indispensable great theater can be” (NY1).

Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” and “On the Street Where You Live,” MY FAIR LADY tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.”  But who is really being transformed?

 

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

 

14th Annual MeadowGrass Music Festival

When: May 26-28, 2023
Where: La Foret Conference & Retreat Center
Cost: $0-$213.99

MeadowGrass  Music Festival is the premiere music festival to kick off summer in the Pikes Peak region. Always held over Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, MeadowGrass is known for attracting up-and-coming talent from the region and all over the world.

Besides the amazing musicians, we have activities for kids (12 and under get in free with a paid adult), workshops, yoga, late-night shows, a ropes course, and an archery range. This year brings our 4th Annual MeadowGrass Beer Festival. Amazing vendors offer a wide variety of food for all diets and retail items for all styles. The property, with several hundred acres of forest, canyons, and historic buildings, is a wonderful place to explore. All of this resides within 60 minutes of Denver and 30 minutes of downtown Colorado Springs!

Bring your own chair, and find a spot in the meadow. Seating is first come first serve. The main stage is covered, but the seating area in the meadow is not. Shade tents under 5′ are allowed. The event happens rain or shine. Tickets and more information may be found at https://rockymountainhighway.org/

Colorado Springs Ink Masters Tattoo Expo

  • Cost: Tickets are $20 each day, or $35 for a 3-day weekend pass. Arrive before 5 pm any day to receive a $5 discount on the ticket price
    Date: Friday-Sunday, May 26-28, 2023; Friday 1:00 PM-11:00 PM | Saturday 11:00 AM-11:00 PM | Sunday 11:00 AM-9 PM
    Location: Colorado Springs Event Center

Bringing 200 talented tattoo artists all to one location for YOUR tattoo needs! All different styles from realism, traditional, black and grey, to color tattoos. There will be free raffle giveaways with $1,200 worth of free tattoos throughout the weekend with the attending artists of your choice! Each day, we will be raffling off 2 free tattoos! This is a free raffle with the purchase of your entrance pass. Must be 18 to enter the raffle and be present to win! The winner must be 18 with a valid ID. MUST BE 18 & OVER WITH A VALID ID FOR TATTOOS!

48th Annual Territory Days

When: May 27-29, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day
Where: Old Colorado City
Cost: FREE

Now in its 48th year, award-winning Territory Days is an outdoor, historic festival that combines entertainment, exhibits, demonstrations, food, and a large variety of craft booths.

The historic district on Colorado Avenue between 23rd Street and 27th Street will come alive with live music, food, fun, and entertainment for the entire family.

One of the state’s largest craft vendor fairs with over 200 booths, highlighted with features including pony rides, kids play area, petting zoo, mechanical bull, toy train rides, gold panning, live birds of prey, and two beer gardens with live music running all three days.

Gold Camp Adventure Tours

When: May 27, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, 298 Victor Ave, Victor, CO
             (approximately 1 hour away)
Cost: $15 per person

Tours of the Cripple Creek & Victor Mining District will be offered again this summer from the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. The new tours will highlight the gold rush history and gold mining.

The tours will be conducted using transportation and drivers from Parks & Recreation and an experienced tour guide from the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. All of the tour proceeds from the new tours will benefit Parks & Recreation and the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, furthering the missions of both community-minded organizations as a win-win fundraising option for both.

The tours will provide the chance to learn about the district’s unique gold rush history – including gold mining old and new, pioneers, and ghost towns. Tours can be packaged with a walking tour of the Sunnyside Cemetery near Victor on select Saturdays this summer as well as with museum admission and gold panning. 

Reservations may be made online at https://victormuseum.com/gold-camp-adventure-tours/ or by calling the museum on weekends through May 27 or 7 days a week starting May 28.

Rocky Mountain Vibes vs Northern Colorado Owls

Cost: Tickets start at $2 and are available here
Date: May 27-28, 2023
Location: UCHealth Park

For more local area activities and events, visit: PeakRadar.com

 

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The historic Holden House garden with heirloom tea roses

Historic Holden House 1902 Bed and Breakfast Inn celebrates 36 years and more than 50,000 guests June 9, 2022. Heirloom tea roses, transplanted into the front garden in 1986, bloom in abundance each summer.

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Our vistas are out of this world! This popular trail gains over 2,000 feet in elevation in less than a mile!
The Manitou Incline is open every day in December excepting December 24th and 25th. Reservations are required. For reservations: https://coloradosprings.gov/parks/page/manitou-incline

Visit the Royal Gorge from the safety and warmth of a railcar! The Royal Gorge Railroad offers unparalleled views and a variety of dining experiences to enhance your trip. Tickets and trip details available at https://www.royalgorgeroute.com/

Open 365 days a year, weather permitting, The Royal Gorge is home to Americas highest suspension bridge, Colorado’s #! Bucket List Zip Line, and World’s Scariest Skycoaster! Admission ticket includes Bridge, Gondola, Theater & Playland. https://royalgorgebridge.com/

Branded “The Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado,” and “Colorado’s Most Majestic Waterfall,” Seven Falls is the only waterfall in the state o National Geographic’s list of International Waterfalls. Admission ranges from $14.75 to $17 and tickets must be purchased at the gate.

The cocktail scene in downtown Colorado Springs is hot, and we’re featuring some of the best mixologists to showcase their craft on this luxe happy hour. Learn the history behind a few classic cocktails, watch demonstrations, and revel in four outstanding libations paired with appetizers. Take this tour if you’re looking to celebrate, need a unique date night idea, or have a fun-loving group!
Highlights of this tour include:
Four signature cocktails from the most popular bars and speakeasies in downtown Colorado Springs
Savory or sweet appetizer pairings at every location
A visit to one of Chef Brother Luck’s restaurants to try a version of a dish he made on Season 16 of Bravo’s Top Chef
Exclusive visit to Colorado Springs’ most sought-after speakeasy while it’s closed to the public
Fun and scandalous stories of prohibition in the Wild West from your local Tour Leader
Public Tour Times: Saturdays from 3:30-6:00pm Tickets available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/tour/springs_signature-cocktail-tour/

Adventures Out West Jeep Tours-Your Adventure Starts Here!
With pricing ranging from $98-$159 per person, or $390-$550 for a private jeep charter, and AOW tour is a memory for a lifetime. Each tour stars its very own Cowboy guide that add additional character to the already scenic routes. Tours offered are: Garden of the Gods Foothills, Pikes Peak or Bust: Summit Tour, Old West High Country 4×4 Tour, a Jeep and Horseback Combo, and the Circuit Rider Faith Tour. More information, and reservation details, may be found at  https://advoutwest.com/jeeps/

Bike Expeditions offered by Challenge Unlimited and Adventures Out West provides you with biking fun without the uphill battle. Their jeeps will take you to the summit of Pikes Peak, or Gold Camp, and although your trip will be all downhill from there your fun will not be. https://advoutwest.com/bikes/

Pikes Peak Fly Fishing Tours
Combine the beauty of America’s Mountain with the adventure of fly fishing and you have a unique outdoor experience in the Pikes Peak region! These trips take place on the reservoirs right at the base of Pikes Peak and offer some of the best scenery and fishing in the state. Completely geared for families, couples, and those looking for a unique fly fishing experience, the PPFF Tour will be an outing you won’t forget. Let the Angler’s Covey professional guides craft a once in a lifetime adventure for you and your group. They will provide the transportation, the gear to fly fish, and a professional tour guide. Reservations may be made at https://anglerscovey.com/guided-trips/pikes-peak-fly-fishing-tours/ May through October

If you only have time for one tour, make it this one! This popular walking tour features tastings at five surprise destinations within walking distance. You’ll visit some of the most loved restaurants in downtown Colorado Springs while hearing local history and fun facts along the way!
Highlights of this tour include:
A three-hour guided dine-and-dash experience that provides a true local’s look into Colorado Springs’ blossoming culinary scene
Surprise itinerary featuring generous tastings from five local restaurants, hole-in-the-walls, and artisan food shops (enough for lunch!)
Opportunity to upgrade your ticket to include three preset pairings of Colorado craft beer, cocktails, cider or wine for only $15 (ages 21+ only)
Historical storytelling of Pikes Peak, The Antlers Hotel, the gold rush, the railroad, and more from one of our expert Tour Leaders
Public Tour Times: Wednesdays – Sundays from 1:45-4:45pm or 2:00-5:00pm Tickets available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/

Guided Hikes from Adventure’s Out West are led by Colorado Springs locals with a spirit for adventure. The guide will ensure that your hike is full of memories, not “get it done” energy. With hikes such as St. Mary’s Falls, Seven Bridges, or Palmer trail, you’ll feel like a local without the change in zip code. For more info or reservations visit https://advoutwest.com/hikes/

Adventures Out West offers an entirely unique way to visit The Garden of the Gods. They promise you “amazing scenic views and wind in your hair fun that defies gravity! https://advoutwest.com/segways-2/

 

Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway

All Aboard to Adventure on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Commence on your 9 Mile journey to the summit of Pikes Peak. Advanced tickets are highly recommended and may be purchased at www.cograilway.com

Three hours…four Colorado craft breweries….up to 16 beers! Back by popular demand, our on-foot brewery experience is educational, delicious, and best of all…fun! We’ll meander through downtown Colorado Springs to discover four amazing breweries dedicated to their craft. Your expert local tour leader will ensure you receive VIP access throughout and answer any questions you have about this age-old process that is now more popular than ever.
Highlights of this tour include:
– Four Beer Flights (14-16 different beer tastings)
– Delicious and hearty food pairings including dessert (enough for lunch!)
– Fun beer facts and information on the brewing process
– Historical storytelling of Colorado Springs from your expert local Tour Leader
– A commemorative brewery tour sticker to remember your experience
Public Tour Times: Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00-3:00pm Reservations available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/tour/springs-craft-brewery-tour/

Annual Labor Day Lift Off coming to Colorado Springs

Adventures Out West lets you explore Colorado from the basket of a hot air balloon. Guaranteed to be an unforgettable adventure with breathtaking scenery! https://advoutwest.com/balloons-2/

Get your adrenaline and your heart pumping as you fly across scenic Colorado. https://advoutwest.com/ziplines/

Mild or Wild Echo Canyon River Expeditions offers so much more than a raft trip-It’s a portal back to being a kid again. It’s unplugging from everything and reconnecting to what truly matters. So whether you’re chasing a chill, or a thrill, they are there to guide you along every step of the way. Book your trip now at https://reservations.raftecho.com/responsive/index.php?locationId=1&resDate=5/3/2022&_ga=2.213016989.862799993.1651543723-2048334650.1651543723

 

Ride. Witness. Be inspired.  Academy Riding Stables offers breathtaking wrangler-led horseback rides through the Garden of the Gods park. Take it all in – rugged, plush landscape, dramatic views, 300-foot towering sandstone rock formations with a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak, while riding a horse matched with your experience, whether beginner or expert. For more information, or to book your tour, visit https://www.academyridingstables.com/garden-of-the-gods-horseback-ride/ Daily at 9AM, 11AM, 1PM, & 3 PM $75 per person for one hour

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Colorado Renaissance Festival – Larkspur, CO

When: June, July and August
Where: Larkspur,  CO (approximately 40 minutes away)
Cost: TBD

Those with the urge to travel back to the 16th century should make sure to include the Colorado Renaissance Festival in their calendars! Taking place annually in Larkspur, the festival is normally held on Saturday and Sunday from mid-June to early August. A great event for the family, there will be plenty of turkey legs, mead, wine, and sweets to go around! A truly transportive event, the Colorado Renaissance Festival spans acres of land and runs rain or shine. Guests are encouraged to dress up and there are outfit rentals on-site. Boasting a massive artisan market, guests can purchase swords, musical instruments, leather and woodwork, jewelry, costumes, flowers, hammocks, toys, perfume, tea, and crowns, to name a few items. Moreover, there will be plenty of entertainment options as there will be acrobats, bands, knife swallowers, fire breathers, comedy acts, live demonstrations, hypnotists, jousting, and storytellers. The king also makes proclamations during the event, which make you really feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Information available at https://coloradorenaissance.com/

 

 

 

Gold Camp Adventure Tours

When: Every Thursday and Saturday in June at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, 298 Victor Ave, Victor, CO
             (approximately 1 hour away)
Cost: $15 per person

Tours of the Cripple Creek & Victor Mining District will be offered again this summer from the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. The new tours will highlight gold rush history and gold mining.

The tours will be conducted using transportation and drivers from Parks & Recreation and an experienced tour guide from the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. All of the tour proceeds from the new tours will benefit Parks & Recreation and the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, furthering the missions of both community-minded organizations as a win-win fundraising option for both.

The tours will provide the chance to learn about the district’s unique gold rush history – including gold mining old and new, pioneers, and ghost towns. Tours can be packaged with a walking tour of the Sunnyside Cemetery near Victor on select Saturdays this summer as well as with museum admission and gold panning. 

Reservations may be made online at https://victormuseum.com/gold-camp-adventure-tours/ or by calling the museum.

First Friday ArtWalk

When: Friday, June 3, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Old Colorado City between 23rd and 27th Street
Cost: Free

The First Friday ArtWalk is a self-guided visual art walking tour featuring local artists and open artist studios within the art galleries in old Colorado City as well as dozens of other businesses. There will be live music and specials on food and drink throughout the City.

 

Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival

When: June 4, 2022 from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Memorial Park, 502 Manitou Ave
Cost: $3-$35

Enjoy tastings from Colorado Wineries with live music, food & gift vendors while you stroll through Memorial Park. Complete with 3 live music artists and a bevy of food trucks and tasty treats to pair with your wine samples. Be sure to grab your ticket to sample all the delicious Colorado wines, meads, and glögg that will be offered! The ticket price includes admission to wine tastings, a free Colorado Wine Festival glass, and a 6 bottle tote bag. More information can be found at: https://manitousprings.org/manitou-springs-colorado-wine-festival/ Tickets may be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-manitou-springs-colorado-wine-festival-tickets-254772319867

Downtown Walking Tour: 2022 Art on the Streets

When: Sat, Jun 4, 2022 10AM-11AM
Where: Meet at The Wild Goose Meeting House
Cost: $10 and includes a free beverage

Introducing the brand new 2022 Art on the Streets Exhibit! 

Get to know the art and artists featured in the 24th annual Art on the Streets temporary public art exhibit, launched June 2, 2022. Each summer, this program transforms the streets of Downtown into an outdoor gallery of sculptures and murals from around the world. Sponsored by Maggie Turner, Realtor with Springs Homes, these hour-long guided tours introduce the historic landmarks, contemporary artwork, and cultural highlights of Downtown. Participants are encouraged to arrive at 9:30 a.m. to enjoy a free coffee beverage of their choice (included in ticket price). Tour begins promptly at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at: https://downtownpartnership.growthzoneapp.com/ap/Events/Register/aPd9yezL?mode=Attendee

Date Night Starlight Safari

When: June 4, 2022 from 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cost: $40.75 per person

Want a change of scenery on a weekend night? Come join us under the stars for an adults only 2 hour private evening tour of our mountainside Zoo. We will enjoy a beverage to start off the night, then stroll under the stars to see what our animals do at night, we will even get an opportunity to meet one of our Loft animal ambassadors! This program is for adults only, 21+. Registration is required at: https://www.cmzoo.org/events-programs/schools-groups/evening-tours/date-night-starlight-safari-adults-only-21/

Summer Concert Series Ft. The Long Run

When: June 9, 2022 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Vista Water Park at Banning Lewis Ranch
Cost: FREE

Colorado’s Tribute to the Eagles, The Long Run hails from the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Northern Colorado. Born in 2009, the band immediately hit the road doing Fairs and festivals all over the Four Corners states-region, including many others.The concert series will feature food trucks on-site. Come hungry!

Top of the World Rodeo

When: June 10-13, 2022
Where: Cripple Creek, CO
Cost: $10-$20

With special events like the Western Street Dance and the Chuckwagon Cook-Off, you surely don’t want to miss this great local event. The Cripple Creek Rodeo includes bareback riding, bull riding, ladies’ barrel racing and many more rodeo events. It’s packed with live western entertainment, mutton busting, a street dance, tasty food and lots of fun

 

 

Colorado Springs Slingfest 2022

When: June 9-12, 2022
Where: Whirlyball Colorado Springs, 3971 Palmer Park Boulevard,
Cost: $0-$50

Slingfest Colorado Springs will be a Slingshot Rally with group rides, vendors, sound/light competitions, and so much more! Please take the time to register and get your free ticket so we can ensure we have the resources in place for all who attend to enjoy! Includes – 2022 Event sticker VIP (40 tickets) – Be treated like the VIP that you are! This ticket includes registration, a Colorado Slingfest 2022 T-shirt (s-xl) and premier front row event parking for the duration of the event! Tickets may be puchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/slingfest-colorado-springs-2022-tickets-244451429807

Colorado Springs Gem and Mineral Show

When: June 10-12, 2022
Where: Norris Penrose event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd
Cost: $5-$8

Since 1963, the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society (CSMS) has sponsored the Pikes Peak Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show. We expect over 50 vendors specializing in Colorado gems and minerals, as well as gems and minerals from the US and around the world, sculptures, fossils, meteorites, crystals, and jewelry. Our show will also feature exhibits, auctions on-the-half-hour, door prizes, gold panning with the Gold Prospectors of Colorado, and kids activities!

Garden of the Gods 10Mile, 10k, and 10k Trail Race

When: Sat, Jun 11, 2022 at 7:00 am
Where: Garden of the Gods Park
Cost: $50-$80, The post race Garden Expo is open and free to the public. Spectators are welcome to come support the runners and partake in the post race festivities.

The Garden of the Gods Ten Mile Run® is the premier race of Colorado Springs. Running through spectacular Garden of the Gods Park, each of the race courses start at the main entrance to the park. The courses also share a common finish in historic Rock Ledge Ranch where the post-race party begins. Food, beer, music, and vendors surrounded by the beauty of the Ranch and the Garden give runners and their families and friends a place to stay and enjoy an amazing post-race experience. To register, or, for more information go to: https://gardentenmile.com/

 

2022 Angels of America’s Fallen Angel Gala

When: June 11, 2022 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: International Building, The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Avenue

Pikes Peak Chapter of CFMA is proud to support Angels of America’s Fallen through sponsoring a table at their annual Angel Gala. Pikes Peak Chapter would like to extend to all our members the opportunity to attend the Gala.

We are so thankful for your support of the Angel Families and honoring the Fallen by supporting the dreams of their children! Tickets may be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-angels-of-americas-fallen-angel-gala-tickets-296287392567

 

 

Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast

When: June 15, 2022
Where: 
Cost: $5

Dating back to 1936 when about 35 people got together and were served from an old chuck wagon in front of Joe Reich’s Swiss Chalet. The breakfasts in the 1930s and early 1940s were for the Cowhands and Cowbelles who were the rodeo boosters now called the Ramrods.

When the Pikes Peak Range Riders made their first ride in 1949 they were looking for a place to start their ride from for the next year and the street breakfast seemed like a likely venue. During those days $1.00 got you a breakfast of eggs and pancakes. And today you get the same breakfast for $5.00, which is a pretty good deal!

Cooking and serving at the street breakfast for over 40 years have been the Fort Carson volunteers. This long standing tradition and Fort Carson’s presence at the breakfast is something that everyone looks forward to seeing. Also present at the breakfast is the Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard, who presents the flags in front of the stage while the crowd removes their cowboy hats and sings the National Anthem.

For more information watch this video: https://youtu.be/LiPU0cAABKc or visit: https://www.cswesternstreetbreakfast.com/

To avoid lines tickets may be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-colorado-springs-western-street-breakfast-tickets-274465843727?aff=ebdssbdestsearch 

 

Date Night Starlight Safari

When: June 17, 2022 from 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cost: $40.75 per person

Want a change of scenery on a weekend night? Come join us under the stars for an adults only 2 hour private evening tour of our mountainside Zoo. We will enjoy a beverage to start off the night, then stroll under the stars to see what our animals do at night, we will even get an opportunity to meet one of our Loft animal ambassadors! This program is for adults only, 21+. Registration is required at: https://www.cmzoo.org/events-programs/schools-groups/evening-tours/date-night-starlight-safari-adults-only-21/

 

 

 

Manitou Music Foundation 2nd Annual Deck Festival

When: June 18, 2022 2:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Trails End Taproom, 3103 W. Colorado Ave
Cost: $28-$45

Three bands, three venues, one ticket, all within a mile. Live music, food, drink and sunshine at Trails End, Lulu’s and Buffalo Lodge! Tickets may be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/manitou-music-foundation-deck-festival-2nd-annual-tickets-309576179687

 

 

Old Colorado City Crafter’s Market

When: June 18, 2022 (repeats every Saturday until October) from 8AM-2PM
Where: History Center Old Colorado City
Cost: FREE

Starting every Saturday June 11th- October your local crafters and artists will come together for an amazing weekly market! From tye-dye to jewelry, amazing artists with their art and so much more! Set up outside the amazing History Center of Old Colorado City full of amazing local history to check out! Fruits and vegetables available at Bancroft Park across the street!

14th Annual Green Box Festival

When: June 18-July 4, 2022
Where: Green Box, Green Mountain Falls, CO (approximately 20 minutes away)

Green Box is thrilled to announce a captivating new Skyspace by legendary light and space artist James Turrell will begin to welcome visitors on June 18 – opening day of the Green Box Arts Festival. The installation is the first Skyspace in Colorado and the first in the world to be carved into the side of a mountain. The Skyspace isn’t the only showstopper this summer at Green Box’s 14th annual arts festival! Join us Saturday, June 18 as we celebrate FOUR visual art unveilings. In addition to the Skyspace, the festival’s opening day will also celebrate: Communication X9, by Israeli artist Yaacov Agam; Meltwater, by Green Box Artist-in-Residence Michael Krondl; and a new Keith Haring Outdoor Fitness Court®. For festival schedule and ticket information, please visit: https://greenboxarts.org

 

2022 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Practice Day

When: June 21-24, 2022
Where: Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain, 5069 Pikes Peak Highway
Cost: $75/day/person

The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), brought to you by Gran Turismo, is an annual invitational automobile hill climb to the summit of Pikes Peak. Tickets and more information may be found at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-ppihc-practice-day-ticket-tickets-195228572917

Colorado Springs CoinX West Coin & Collectibles Show

When: Jun 22nd – 25th, 2022 Wed *,Thu & Fri 9-6, Sat 9-4
Where: Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd
Cost: FREE

Buy – Sell – Trade: Gold and Silver Bullion, Paper Money, Banknotes, Books and Supplies, Tokens and Medals, U.S. and World Coins. Also offering Gold Panning Lessons. *Wednesday: Dealer Set-up 2 – 8 pm; Early Bird and ANA Summer Seminar Attendees: 4 – 8 pm

 

Summer Concert Series Ft. Raising Cain Band

When: June 23, 2022
Where: Vista Water Park at Banning Lewis Ranch
Cost: FREE

Since 2001, the Raising Cain band has been providing amazing live music throughout the United States!
The concert series will feature food trucks on-site. Come hungry!

 

2022 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Race Day

When: June 26, 2022
Where: Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain
Cost: $35-$260

The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), brought to you by Gran Turismo, is an annual invitational automobile hill climb to the summit of Pikes Peak. The 2022 Race will take place on Sunday, June 26 with the green flag dropping at 7:30am. Gates open at 2:30am on Race Day. More information and tickets may be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-pikes-peak-international-hill-climb-race-day-tickets-195239916847

Paella on the Patio

When: June 26, 2022 
Where: TAPAteria, 2607 W Colorado Ave
Cost: $39 per person +tax/tip

Join TAPAteria for this every popular event hosted one Sunday each month on their covered, heated patio. There are 3 seatings for each event: 12 pm, 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm. Tickets include all you can eat paella and a glass of sangria, house wine or a beer! You will be charged a $20 reservation fee for your ticket. You’ll be charged the remaining $19 upon arriving to TAPAteria! Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paella-on-the-patio-june-26-2022-la-tomatina-tickets-304266799187

 

Moonlight on the Mountain

When: June 30, 6PM-10PM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cost: $79.95 per person

Lions and tiger and beers? Oh my! Sample all-inclusive samples of beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks while tasting delicious eats from area restaurants (while supplies last). Enjoy local musicians playing live as you travel through the Zoo and dance the night away until 10 p.m.! This evening is for adults 21 and older ONLY IDs must be presented on event night. Visit your favorite animals & feed the giraffe herd! Watch the sunset from the mountainside Ride the Sky Ride as the city lights sparkle!

Advanced tickets required and sell out quickly at: https://www.cmzoo.org/events-programs/special-events/moonlight-on-the-mountain/

For more local area activities and events, visit: PeakRadar.com

 

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Our vistas are out of this world! This popular trail gains over 2,000 feet in elevation in less than a mile!
The Manitou Incline is open every day in December excepting December 24th and 25th. Reservations are required. For reservations: https://coloradosprings.gov/parks/page/manitou-incline

Branded “The Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado,” and “Colorado’s Most Majestic Waterfall,” Seven Falls is the only waterfall in the state o National Geographic’s list of International Waterfalls. Admission ranges from $14.75 to $17 and tickets must be purchased at the gate.

 

Open 365 days a year, weather permitting, The Royal Gorge is home to Americas highest suspension bridge, Colorado’s #! Bucket List Zip Line, and World’s Scariest Skycoaster! Admission ticket includes Bridge, Gondola, Theater & Playland. https://royalgorgebridge.com/

Visit the Royal Gorge from the safety and warmth of a railcar! The Royal Gorge Railroad offers unparalleled views and a variety of dining experiences to enhance your trip. Tickets and trip details available at https://www.royalgorgeroute.com/

The cocktail scene in downtown Colorado Springs is hot, and we’re featuring some of the best mixologists to showcase their craft on this luxe happy hour. Learn the history behind a few classic cocktails, watch demonstrations, and revel in four outstanding libations paired with appetizers. Take this tour if you’re looking to celebrate, need a unique date night idea, or have a fun-loving group!
Highlights of this tour include:
Four signature cocktails from the most popular bars and speakeasies in downtown Colorado Springs
Savory or sweet appetizer pairings at every location
A visit to one of Chef Brother Luck’s restaurants to try a version of a dish he made on Season 16 of Bravo’s Top Chef
Exclusive visit to Colorado Springs’ most sought-after speakeasy while it’s closed to the public
Fun and scandalous stories of prohibition in the Wild West from your local Tour Leader
Public Tour Times: Saturdays from 3:30-6:00pm Tickets available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/tour/springs_signature-cocktail-tour/

Adventures Out West Jeep Tours-Your Adventure Starts Here!
With pricing ranging from $98-$159 per person, or $390-$550 for a private jeep charter, and AOW tour is a memory for a lifetime. Each tour stars its very own Cowboy guide that add additional character to the already scenic routes. Tours offered are: Garden of the Gods Foothills, Pikes Peak or Bust: Summit Tour, Old West High Country 4×4 Tour, a Jeep and Horseback Combo, and the Circuit Rider Faith Tour. More information, and reservation details, may be found at  https://advoutwest.com/jeeps/

Bike Expeditions offered by Challenge Unlimited and Adventures Out West provides you with biking fun without the uphill battle. Their jeeps will take you to the summit of Pikes Peak, or Gold Camp, and although your trip will be all downhill from there your fun will not be. https://advoutwest.com/bikes/

Pikes Peak Fly Fishing Tours
Combine the beauty of America’s Mountain with the adventure of fly fishing and you have a unique outdoor experience in the Pikes Peak region! These trips take place on the reservoirs right at the base of Pikes Peak and offer some of the best scenery and fishing in the state. Completely geared for families, couples, and those looking for a unique fly fishing experience, the PPFF Tour will be an outing you won’t forget. Let the Angler’s Covey professional guides craft a once in a lifetime adventure for you and your group. They will provide the transportation, the gear to fly fish, and a professional tour guide. Reservations may be made at https://anglerscovey.com/guided-trips/pikes-peak-fly-fishing-tours/ May through October

If you only have time for one tour, make it this one! This popular walking tour features tastings at five surprise destinations within walking distance. You’ll visit some of the most loved restaurants in downtown Colorado Springs while hearing local history and fun facts along the way!
Highlights of this tour include:
A three-hour guided dine-and-dash experience that provides a true local’s look into Colorado Springs’ blossoming culinary scene
Surprise itinerary featuring generous tastings from five local restaurants, hole-in-the-walls, and artisan food shops (enough for lunch!)
Opportunity to upgrade your ticket to include three preset pairings of Colorado craft beer, cocktails, cider or wine for only $15 (ages 21+ only)
Historical storytelling of Pikes Peak, The Antlers Hotel, the gold rush, the railroad, and more from one of our expert Tour Leaders
Public Tour Times: Wednesdays – Sundays from 1:45-4:45pm or 2:00-5:00pm Tickets available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/

Guided Hikes from Adventure’s Out West are led by Colorado Springs locals with a spirit for adventure. The guide will ensure that your hike is full of memories, not “get it done” energy. With hikes such as St. Mary’s Falls, Seven Bridges, or Palmer trail, you’ll feel like a local without the change in zip code. For more info or reservations visit https://advoutwest.com/hikes/

Adventures Out West offers an entirely unique way to visit The Garden of the Gods. They promise you “amazing scenic views and wind in your hair fun that defies gravity! https://advoutwest.com/segways-2/

Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway

All Aboard to Adventure on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Commence on your 9 Mile journey to the summit of Pikes Peak. Advanced tickets are highly recommended and may be purchased at https://www.cograilway.com

Three hours…four Colorado craft breweries….up to 16 beers! Back by popular demand, our on-foot brewery experience is educational, delicious, and best of all…fun! We’ll meander through downtown Colorado Springs to discover four amazing breweries dedicated to their craft. Your expert local tour leader will ensure you receive VIP access throughout and answer any questions you have about this age-old process that is now more popular than ever.
Highlights of this tour include:
– Four Beer Flights (14-16 different beer tastings)
– Delicious and hearty food pairings including dessert (enough for lunch!)
– Fun beer facts and information on the brewing process
– Historical storytelling of Colorado Springs from your expert local Tour Leader
– A commemorative brewery tour sticker to remember your experience
Public Tour Times: Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00-3:00pm Reservations available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/tour/springs-craft-brewery-tour/

Annual Labor Day Lift Off coming to Colorado Springs

Adventures Out West lets you explore Colorado from the basket of a hot air balloon. Guaranteed to be an unforgettable adventure with breathtaking scenery! https://advoutwest.com/balloons-2/

Mild or Wild Echo Canyon River Expeditions offers so much more than a raft trip-It’s a portal back to being a kid again. It’s unplugging from everything and reconnecting to what truly matters. So whether you’re chasing a chill, or a thrill, they are there to guide you along every step of the way. Book your trip now at https://reservations.raftecho.com/responsive/index.php?locationId=1&resDate=5/3/2022&_ga=2.213016989.862799993.1651543723-2048334650.1651543723

Ride. Witness. Be inspired.  Academy Riding Stables offers breathtaking wrangler-led horseback rides through the Garden of the Gods park. Take it all in – rugged, plush landscape, dramatic views, 300-foot towering sandstone rock formations with a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak, while riding a horse matched with your experience, whether beginner or expert. For more information, or to book your tour, visit https://www.academyridingstables.com/garden-of-the-gods-horseback-ride/ Daily at 9AM, 11AM, 1PM, & 3 PM $75 per person for one hour

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Colorado Renaissance Festival – Larkspur, CO

When: June, July and August
Where: Larkspur,  CO (approximately 40 minutes away)
Cost: TBD

Those with the urge to travel back to the 16th century should make sure to include the Colorado Renaissance Festival in their calendars! Taking place annually in Larkspur, the festival is normally held on Saturday and Sunday from mid-June to early August. A great event for the family, there will be plenty of turkey legs, mead, wine, and sweets to go around! A truly transportive event, the Colorado Renaissance Festival spans acres of land and runs rain or shine. Guests are encouraged to dress up and there are outfit rentals on-site. Boasting a massive artisan market, guests can purchase swords, musical instruments, leather and woodwork, jewelry, costumes, flowers, hammocks, toys, perfume, tea, and crowns, to name a few items. Moreover, there will be plenty of entertainment options as there will be acrobats, bands, knife swallowers, fire breathers, comedy acts, live demonstrations, hypnotists, jousting, and storytellers. The king also makes proclamations during the event, which make you really feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Information available at https://coloradorenaissance.com/

14th Annual Green Box Festival

When: June 18-July 4, 2022
Where: Green Box, Green Mountain Falls, CO

Green Box is thrilled to announce a captivating new Skyspace by legendary light and space artist James Turrell will begin to welcome visitors on June 18 – opening day of the Green Box Arts Festival. The installation is the first Skyspace in Colorado and the first in the world to be carved into the side of a mountain. The Skyspace isn’t the only showstopper this summer at Green Box’s 14th annual arts festival! Join us Saturday, June 18 as they celebrate FOUR visual art unveilings. In addition to the Skyspace, the festival’s opening day will also celebrate: Communication X9, by Israeli artist Yaacov Agam; Meltwater, by Green Box Artist-in-Residence Michael Krondl; and a new Keith Haring Outdoor Fitness Court®. For festival schedule and ticket information, please visit: https://greenboxarts.org

 

 

Gold Camp Adventure Tours

When: Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in July  at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, 298 Victor Ave, Victor, CO
             (approximately 1 hour away)
Cost: $15 per person

Tours of the Cripple Creek & Victor Mining District will be offered again this summer from the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. The new tours will highlight gold rush history and gold mining.

The tours will be conducted using transportation and drivers from Parks & Recreation and an experienced tour guide from the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. All of the tour proceeds from the new tours will benefit Parks & Recreation and the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, furthering the missions of both community-minded organizations as a win-win fundraising option for both.

The tours will provide the chance to learn about the district’s unique gold rush history – including gold mining old and new, pioneers, and ghost towns. Tours can be packaged with a walking tour of the Sunnyside Cemetery near Victor on select Saturdays this summer as well as with museum admission and gold panning. 

Reservations may be made online at https://victormuseum.com/gold-camp-adventure-tours/ or by calling the museum. 

First Friday Art Walk

When: Friday, July 1, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Old Colorado City between 23rd and 27th Street
Cost: Free

The First Friday ArtWalk is a self-guided visual art walking tour featuring local artists and open artist studios within the art galleries in old Colorado City as well as dozens of other businesses. There will be live music and specials on food and drink throughout the City.

Downtown Walking Tour: 2022 Art on the Streets

When: July 2, 2022 10AM-11AM
Where: Meet at The Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum
Cost: $10 and includes a free beverage

Introducing the brand new 2022 Art on the Streets Exhibit! 

Get to know the art and artists featured in the 24th annual Art on the Streets temporary public art exhibit, launched June 2, 2022. Each summer, this program transforms the streets of Downtown into an outdoor gallery of sculptures and murals from around the world. Sponsored by Maggie Turner, Realtor with Springs Homes, these hour-long guided tours introduce the historic landmarks, contemporary artwork, and cultural highlights of Downtown. Participants are encouraged to arrive at 9:30 a.m. to enjoy a free coffee beverage of their choice (included in ticket price). Tour begins promptly at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at: https://downtowncs.com/event/tours/

Old Colorado City Crafter’s Market

When: July 2, 2022 (repeats every Saturday until October) from 8AM-2PM
Where: History Center Old Colorado City
Cost: FREE

Starting every Saturday June 11th- October your local crafters and artists will come together for an amazing weekly market! From tye-dye to jewelry, amazing artists with their art and so much more! Set up outside the amazing History Center of Old Colorado City full of amazing local history to check out! Fruits and vegetables available at Bancroft Park across the street!

 

 

Fourth of July Cookie Decorating

When: July 3, 2022 from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Where: Sweet Addict Bakery, 5928 Stetson Hills Blvd
Cost: $44

Celebrate our country’s independence day with some sweet cookies! Decorate them yourself however you see fit. We’ll provide a dozen assorted cookies and the icing, guide you through the decorating process but ultimately these will be your creation. Some summer fun and festive creativity involved. 

 

4th of July Symphony on Your Porch

Get ready for the largest 4th of July event with fireworks erupting across the Pikes Peak Region. Enjoy a patriotic concert broadcast from your favorite radio station – all from your porch!

Get ready for the largest 4th of July event with fireworks erupting across the Pikes Peak Region. Enjoy a patriotic concert broadcast from your favorite radio station – all from your porch!

For more information: https://youtu.be/nAYVFdppCmk 

For full map of locations visit: COS4thofjuly.org

Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

When: July 4, 2022 beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Where: Memorial Park, Woodland Park ,CO
Cost: FREE

The Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration is the largest family event in Woodland Park. The activities on 4th of July include music, games, fishing derby, and other contests. There’s a beer garden and food court. There’s a flag raising and patriotic themed music around the noon hour by Woodland Park’s Wind Symphony. This event does not have an entry fee and anyone is welcome to attend. There are period re-enactments, digging for fossils, caricatures drawings, and more! 

Summer Concert Series Ft. Soul School

When: July 4, 2022 at 6:00
Where: Vista Water Park at Banning Lewis Ranch
Cost: FREE

The extensive entertainment experience and vast repertoire of music – which includes Golden Oldies, Beach, Motown, Country, Jazz, Rock, Funk, Rhythm and Blues and Contemporary – allows Soul School to offer music that all your guests are sure to enjoy.
The concert series will feature food trucks on-site. Come hungry! After the concert, there will be a fireworks show put on by Sports Corp

 

Colorado Springs Garden Tour

When: July 9-10, 2022
Where: Various Locations in Mountain Shadows and Rockrimmon
Cost: $25

“From Ashes to Beauty: A Decade of Recovery” invites visitors on a tour of select home gardens in a favorite part of town. Since the tour’s inception in 2011, this popular event has been in various Colorado Springs locations, including Village Seven, the West Side, the Old North End, Patty Jewett, the Broadmoor, and north central Colorado Springs. The 2022 tour, “From Ashes to Beauty,” is in Mountain Shadows and Rockrimmon, and celebrates a decade of recovery from the devastating Waldo Canyon Fire. Tickets may be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-colorado-springs-garden-tour-july-9-10-from-9-am-to-3-pm-tickets-152945059791

 

Chapter One Picnic: All You Can Eat Catfish Fry

When: July 9, 2022
Where: The Enlisted Association, 3065 S. Academy
Cost: $30 per person

Join us for this family fun event and chow down on all you can eat fried catfish thanks to Wild Goose Catering.

This is a fundraiser event for our 501c19 veteran non profit that advocated for the rights and benefits of our enlisted service members while enhancing the quality of life for active duty, veterans, first responders and dependents. Featuring: Drink specials both alcoholic and non, 50/50 Raffle and Prize Drawings, Games, music, and line dancing. Tickets may be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chapter-one-picnic-all-you-can-eat-catfish-fry-tickets-311886209047

Date Night Starlight Safari

When: July 9, 2022 from 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cost: $40.75 per person

Want a change of scenery on a weekend night? Come join us under the stars for an adults only 2 hour private evening tour of our mountainside Zoo. Enjoy a beverage to start off the night, then stroll under the stars to see what the animals do at night, you will even get an opportunity to meet one of our Loft animal ambassadors! This program is for adults only, 21+. Registration is required at: https://www.cmzoo.org/events-programs/schools-groups/evening-tours/date-night-starlight-safari-adults-only-21/

 

2022 Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days

When: July 13-16, 2022
Where: Norris Penrose Event Center
Cost: $25-$55

The 81st Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo starts July 13 with nightly performances through July 16, as well as a matinee performance on Saturday, July 16. All evening performances begin at 6:45 p.m., Saturday matinee begins at 12:15 p.m. Grounds open at 4:00 p.m. for evening performances and at 10:00 a.m. for the Saturday matinee (Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and 10:30 a.m., respectively), and parking is FREE!!https://www.pikespeakorbust.org/

 

Pikes Peak Radio Amateur Association’s Annual MegaFest

When: Jul 16, 2022 8:00 am
Where: Lewis-Palmer High School
Cost: $5 at the door

The Pikes Peak Radio Amateur Association’s annual MegaFest swap meet, sale, and amateur radio display; come out and find that radio gem you have been looking for, socialize with other ham radio operators, see the displays and even learn about ham radio or take your ham radio license test.

The Horticultural Art Society of Colorado Springs 60th Anniversary Garden Tour

When: Jul 16, 2022 9:00 am
Where: Heritage Garden – Monument Valley Park
Cost: FREE and Open to the Public

Presented by the Horticultural Art Society of Colorado Springs, beginning at the Heritage Garden, 117 Glen Ave (I-25 and Uintah exit). Join them to celebrate 60 years’ of the Society’s gardens in Monument Valley Park. There will be tours of three gardens, stories and history, plant information, music, and refreshments.

Summer Concert Series Ft Cowboy Dave Band

When: July 21, 2022 from 6PM-9PM
Where: Vista Water Park at Banning Lewis Ranch
Cost: Free

Hard-swingin’ honky-tonk is a descriptor many country artists might shy away from in the current music landscape, but Cowboy Dave and his group of Rocky Mountain all-stars embrace the term with an exclamation mark.
The concert series will feature food trucks on-site. Come hungry! 

Vintage Market Days® of Colorado Springs: “Let The Good Things Grow”

When: July 22-24, 2022 from 10am-4pm
Where: Norris Penrose Indoor Event Center
Cost: $10-$15 per person/per day

Join us as we host interior designers, decorators, and over 100 dealers with unique vintage & antique goods, handmade treasures, clothing & jewelry, LIVE plants, and so much more!

Hungry?! Enjoy a great mix of food options including custom and vegan menus! Snag anything from a delicious wood-fired pizza to a delectable deep fried treat! Caramel apples, gourmet fudge and chocolates, delicious treats, and it doesn’t stop there! Participate in one-of-a-kind shopping, giveaways, and so much more! The market is all indoors, so weather is not a factor! Come shop in comfort the most unique, one-of-a-kind shopping experience! Tickets may be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vintage-market-days-of-colorado-springs-let-the-good-things-grow-tickets-297322267907

Tanner Gun Show-Colorado’s Largest Gun Show

When: July 22-24, 2022
Where: Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd
Cost: $15 for all three days

Not only is this the largest gun show in Colorado, but they also have a much higher percentage of guns, knives, and related items than any of those other shows. At our Colorado Springs’ show, you’ll find 500 tables with all types of guns, knives, ammunition, survival gear/food, and related hunting and fishing accessories including, holsters, western wear, gun safes, books, war relics, and other collectibles. The show attract vendors from throughout the Western half of the U.S., so you are guaranteed the largest selection of old and new firearms in the state. Concealed carry permit classes are also available at each show through Effective Firearms Training. Classes are held once on Saturday and once on Sunday during the show. For tickets visit https://www.tannergunshow.com/product/colorado-springs-gun-show-july-22-24/

 

Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival – Cañon City 

When: July 22-23, 2022
Where: Centennial Park, Cañon City, CO (approx 1 hour away)
Cost: Fees vary to enter events but festival is free and open to the public

The Royal Gorge is a “must-see” attraction, especially during July when Cañon City hosts an exhilarating weekend of boats, bands, and beer at the Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival. It’s Cañon City’s biggest party of the summer and a perfect place to experience Colorado’s outdoors at its finest. More information is available at http://www.royalgorgewhitewaterfestival.com/

Pikes Peak PrideFest 2022

When: Jul 23 & 24, 2022 at 10:00 am
Where: Acacia Park
Cost: FREE

Pikes Peak PrideFest 2022 is a community event expected to gather thousands of visitors together from across the state and Pikes Peak Region into downtown Colorado Springs.

There will be two full days of vendor booths, food trucks, beer garden and high energy entertainment to include a fabulous parade on Sunday.  Our desire is to foster a festival where people feel safe, accepted, and supported while raising awareness for issues facing LGBTQ+ people living in the Pikes Peak Region.

Colorado Lowrider Supershow

When: July 23, 2022 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Where: Broadmoor World Arena

Cars will be displayed indoors and outdoors. Along with the car show will be live music, car hop, concert, and vendors.

Tales & Tunes

When: July 28, 2022
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cost: $55 per person

Enjoy a magical evening on the mountain, exclusively reserved for those age 21 and up.  Local musicians will set the mood throughout the Zoo until 9:30 p.m. Dinner will be available for purchase and your entry includes two drink tickets. Cash bars also available. advanced tickets are required and available at https://www.cmzoo.org/events-programs/special-events/tails-tunes/

Date Night Starlight Safari

When: July 29, 2022 from 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cost: $40.75 per person

Want a change of scenery on a weekend night? Come join us under the stars for an adults only 2 hour private evening tour of our mountainside Zoo. Enjoy a beverage to start off the night, then stroll under the stars to see what the animals do at night, you will even get an opportunity to meet one of our Loft animal ambassadors! This program is for adults only, 21+. Registration is required at: https://www.cmzoo.org/events-programs/schools-groups/evening-tours/date-night-starlight-safari-adults-only-21/

 

Red Leg Brewing 5k | 2022 CO Brewery Running Series

When: July 31, 2022 at10:00 AM & 10:30 AM
Where: Race begins and ends at Red Leg Brewing
Cost: $0-$53

Join the Colorado Brewery Running Series™ and run for beer! Join the Red Leg Brewing 5k on July 31, 2022, for a 5k-ish, fun run event that starts and ends at this awesome taproom in Colorado Springs. Run, walk, jog – whatever goes! Complete the course and celebrate with us and a FREE, local craft brew at the finish line. Registration/Tickets may be completed online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/red-leg-brewing-5k-2022-co-brewery-running-series-registration-318480452607

Paella on the Patio

When: July 31, 2022 
Where: TAPAteria, 2607 W Colorado Ave
Cost: $39 per person +tax/tip

Join TAPAteria for this every popular event hosted one Sunday each month on their covered, heated patio. There are 3 seatings for each event: 12 pm, 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm. Tickets include all you can eat paella and a glass of sangria, house wine or a beer! You will be charged a $20 reservation fee for your ticket. You’ll be charged the remaining $19 upon arriving to TAPAteria! Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paella-on-the-patio-july-31-2022-valencia-tickets-304268133177

Months Offered: July

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Happy August!

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Our vistas are out of this world! This popular trail gains over 2,000 feet in elevation in less than a mile!
The Manitou Incline is open every day in December excepting December 24th and 25th. Reservations are required. For reservations: https://coloradosprings.gov/parks/page/manitou-incline

See the Royal Gorge without breaking a sweat! Book a trip with The Royal Gorge Railroad. It offers unparalleled views and a variety of dining experiences to enhance your trip. Tickets and trip details available at https://www.royalgorgeroute.com/

Open 365 days a year, weather permitting, The Royal Gorge is home to Americas highest suspension bridge, Colorado’s #! Bucket List Zip Line, and World’s Scariest Skycoaster! Admission ticket includes Bridge, Gondola, Theater & Playland. https://royalgorgebridge.com/

Branded “The Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado,” and “Colorado’s Most Majestic Waterfall,” Seven Falls is the only waterfall in the state o National Geographic’s list of International Waterfalls. Admission ranges from $14.75 to $17 and tickets must be purchased at the gate.

The cocktail scene in downtown Colorado Springs is hot, and we’re featuring some of the best mixologists to showcase their craft on this luxe happy hour. Learn the history behind a few classic cocktails, watch demonstrations, and revel in four outstanding libations paired with appetizers. Take this tour if you’re looking to celebrate, need a unique date night idea, or have a fun-loving group!
Highlights of this tour include:
Four signature cocktails from the most popular bars and speakeasies in downtown Colorado Springs
Savory or sweet appetizer pairings at every location
A visit to one of Chef Brother Luck’s restaurants to try a version of a dish he made on Season 16 of Bravo’s Top Chef
Exclusive visit to Colorado Springs’ most sought-after speakeasy while it’s closed to the public
Fun and scandalous stories of prohibition in the Wild West from your local Tour Leader
Public Tour Times: Saturdays from 3:30-6:00pm Tickets available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/tour/springs_signature-cocktail-tour/

Adventures Out West Jeep Tours-Your Adventure Starts Here!
With pricing ranging from $98-$159 per person, or $390-$550 for a private jeep charter, and AOW tour is a memory for a lifetime. Each tour stars its very own Cowboy guide that add additional character to the already scenic routes. Tours offered are: Garden of the Gods Foothills, Pikes Peak or Bust: Summit Tour, Old West High Country 4×4 Tour, a Jeep and Horseback Combo, and the Circuit Rider Faith Tour. More information, and reservation details, may be found at  https://advoutwest.com/jeeps/

Bike Expeditions offered by Challenge Unlimited and Adventures Out West provides you with biking fun without the uphill battle. Their jeeps will take you to the summit of Pikes Peak, or Gold Camp, and although your trip will be all downhill from there your fun will not be. https://advoutwest.com/bikes/

Pikes Peak Fly Fishing Tours
Combine the beauty of America’s Mountain with the adventure of fly fishing and you have a unique outdoor experience in the Pikes Peak region! These trips take place on the reservoirs right at the base of Pikes Peak and offer some of the best scenery and fishing in the state. Completely geared for families, couples, and those looking for a unique fly fishing experience, the PPFF Tour will be an outing you won’t forget. Let the Angler’s Covey professional guides craft a once in a lifetime adventure for you and your group. They will provide the transportation, the gear to fly fish, and a professional tour guide. Reservations may be made at https://anglerscovey.com/guided-trips/pikes-peak-fly-fishing-tours/ May through October

If you only have time for one tour, make it this one! This popular walking tour features tastings at five surprise destinations within walking distance. You’ll visit some of the most loved restaurants in downtown Colorado Springs while hearing local history and fun facts along the way!
Highlights of this tour include:
A three-hour guided dine-and-dash experience that provides a true local’s look into Colorado Springs’ blossoming culinary scene
Surprise itinerary featuring generous tastings from five local restaurants, hole-in-the-walls, and artisan food shops (enough for lunch!)
Opportunity to upgrade your ticket to include three preset pairings of Colorado craft beer, cocktails, cider or wine for only $15 (ages 21+ only)
Historical storytelling of Pikes Peak, The Antlers Hotel, the gold rush, the railroad, and more from one of our expert Tour Leaders
Public Tour Times: Wednesdays – Sundays from 1:45-4:45pm or 2:00-5:00pm Tickets available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/

Guided Hikes from Adventure’s Out West are led by Colorado Springs locals with a spirit for adventure. The guide will ensure that your hike is full of memories, not “get it done” energy. With hikes such as St. Mary’s Falls, Seven Bridges, or Palmer trail, you’ll feel like a local without the change in zip code. For more info or reservations visit https://advoutwest.com/hikes/

Adventures Out West offers an entirely unique way to visit The Garden of the Gods. They promise you “amazing scenic views and wind in your hair fun that defies gravity! https://advoutwest.com/segways-2/

Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway

All Aboard to Adventure on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Commence on your 9 Mile journey to the summit of Pikes Peak. Advanced tickets are highly recommended and may be purchased at https://www.cograilway.com

Three hours…four Colorado craft breweries….up to 16 beers! Back by popular demand, our on-foot brewery experience is educational, delicious, and best of all…fun! We’ll meander through downtown Colorado Springs to discover four amazing breweries dedicated to their craft. Your expert local tour leader will ensure you receive VIP access throughout and answer any questions you have about this age-old process that is now more popular than ever.
Highlights of this tour include:
– Four Beer Flights (14-16 different beer tastings)
– Delicious and hearty food pairings including dessert (enough for lunch!)
– Fun beer facts and information on the brewing process
– Historical storytelling of Colorado Springs from your expert local Tour Leader
– A commemorative brewery tour sticker to remember your experience
Public Tour Times: Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00-3:00pm Reservations available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/tour/springs-craft-brewery-tour/

Adventures Out West lets you explore Colorado from the basket of a hot air balloon. Guaranteed to be an unforgettable adventure with breathtaking scenery! https://advoutwest.com/balloons-2/

Mild or Wild Echo Canyon River Expeditions offers so much more than a raft trip-It’s a portal back to being a kid again. It’s unplugging from everything and reconnecting to what truly matters. So whether you’re chasing a chill, or a thrill, they are there to guide you along every step of the way. Book your trip now at https://reservations.raftecho.com/responsive/index.php?locationId=1&resDate=5/3/2022&_ga=2.213016989.862799993.1651543723-2048334650.1651543723

Ride. Witness. Be inspired.  Academy Riding Stables offers breathtaking wrangler-led horseback rides through the Garden of the Gods park. Take it all in – rugged, plush landscape, dramatic views, 300-foot towering sandstone rock formations with a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak, while riding a horse matched with your experience, whether beginner or expert. For more information, or to book your tour, visit https://www.academyridingstables.com/garden-of-the-gods-horseback-ride/ Daily at 9AM, 11AM, 1PM, & 3 PM $75 per person for one hour

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Colorado Renaissance Festival – Larkspur, CO

When: June, July and August
Where: Larkspur,  CO (approximately 40 minutes away)
Cost: TBD

Those with the urge to travel back to the 16th century should make sure to include the Colorado Renaissance Festival in their calendars! Taking place annually in Larkspur, the festival is normally held on Saturday and Sunday from mid-June to early August. A great event for the family, there will be plenty of turkey legs, mead, wine, and sweets to go around! A truly transportive event, the Colorado Renaissance Festival spans acres of land and runs rain or shine. Guests are encouraged to dress up and there are outfit rentals on-site. Boasting a massive artisan market, guests can purchase swords, musical instruments, leather and woodwork, jewelry, costumes, flowers, hammocks, toys, perfume, tea, and crowns, to name a few items. Moreover, there will be plenty of entertainment options as there will be acrobats, bands, knife swallowers, fire breathers, comedy acts, live demonstrations, hypnotists, jousting, and storytellers. The king also makes proclamations during the event, which make you really feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Information available at https://coloradorenaissance.com/

 

 

Gold Camp Adventure Tours

When: Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in  August until 8/14/2022 at 10:00 a.m.
After 8/14/2022, Every Saturday in August at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, 298 Victor Ave, Victor, CO
             (approximately 1 hour away)
Cost: $15 per person

Tours of the Cripple Creek & Victor Mining District will be offered again this summer from the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. The new tours will highlight gold rush history and gold mining.

The tours will be conducted using transportation and drivers from Parks & Recreation and an experienced tour guide from the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. All of the tour proceeds from the new tours will benefit Parks & Recreation and the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, furthering the missions of both community-minded organizations as a win-win fundraising option for both.

The tours will provide the chance to learn about the district’s unique gold rush history – including gold mining old and new, pioneers, and ghost towns. Tours can be packaged with a walking tour of the Sunnyside Cemetery near Victor on select Saturdays this summer as well as with museum admission and gold panning. 

Reservations may be made online at https://victormuseum.com/gold-camp-adventure-tours/ or by calling the museum on weekends through May 27 or 7 days a week starting May 28.

 

Summer Concert Series Ft Martini Shot

When: Aug 4, 2022 at 6:00 PM
Where: Vista Water Park at Banning Lewis Ranch
Cost: FREE

Perennial local favorite, The Martini Shot is a six-piece, horn-powered, Pop-Rock cover and original band based out of Southern Colorado. Recognized as Southern Colorado’s hottest band, The Martini Shot performs nearly every weekend throughout the year and are staples at local festivals and event series. Don’t miss one of the most popular bands in the region – in our backyard!

First Friday Art Walk

When: Friday, August 5, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Old Colorado City between 23rd and 27th Street
Cost: Free

The First Friday ArtWalk is a self-guided visual art walking tour featuring local artists and open artist studios within the art galleries in old Colorado City as well as dozens of other businesses. There will be live music and specials on food and drink throughout the City.

Downtown Walking Tour: 2022 Art on the Streets

When: August 6, 2022 10AM-11AM
Where: Meet at Story Coffee
Cost: $10 and includes a free beverage

Introducing the brand new 2022 Art on the Streets Exhibit! 

Get to know the art and artists featured in the 24th annual Art on the Streets temporary public art exhibit, launched June 2, 2022. Each summer, this program transforms the streets of Downtown into an outdoor gallery of sculptures and murals from around the world. Sponsored by Maggie Turner, Realtor with Springs Homes, these hour-long guided tours introduce the historic landmarks, contemporary artwork, and cultural highlights of Downtown. Participants are encouraged to arrive at 9:30 a.m. to enjoy a free coffee beverage of their choice (included in ticket price). Tour begins promptly at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at: https://downtowncs.com/event/tours/

Old Colorado City Crafter’s Market

When: August 6, 2022 (repeats every Saturday until October) from 8AM-2PM
Where: History Center Old Colorado City
Cost: FREE

Starting every Saturday June 11th- October your local crafters and artists will come together for an amazing weekly market! From tye-dye to jewelry, amazing artists with their art and so much more! Set up outside the amazing History Center of Old Colorado City full of amazing local history to check out! Fruits and vegetables available at Bancroft Park across the street!

Best of the West Wing Fest

When: Aug 6, 2022 from 12:00 PM-8:00 PM
Where: FH Beerworks, 2490 Frontage Rd
Cost: $38-$90

What’s the best chicken wing in town? Best of the West Wing Fest is where the community (not a panel of judges) gets to crown the best chicken wing in Colorado Springs. General entry ticket will provide purchaser 1 wing from each participating wing restaurant in order to taste test and cast their vote for categories such as best overall wing, best sauce/dry rub, and best dipping sauce. Participating restaurants will also have additional menu items available for purchase. Tickets may be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/best-of-the-west-wing-fest-tickets-208292196567

Great American Tiny House Show

When: August 10-12, 2023
Where: Norris Penrose Convention Center 1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd, Colorado               Springs, CO
Cost: $10 per person

The Great American Tiny House Show is a two-day exposition that helps you to connect with your tribe, expand your knowledge, discover, learn, celebrate, and shape the growing tiny house and alternative living movement. Covering tiny house builds, tiny house designs, and other alternative housing options, as well as off-grid solar set-ups, and showcasing the best sustainable and environmentally friendly products on the market. Bring your good vibes and join the community of creatives, collaborators, and problem solvers! For tickets, go to: https://www.greatamericantinyhouse.show/colorado

12th Annual Colorado Springs Native American Intertribal Powwow

When: Aug 13, 2022
Where: Norris Penrose Event Center, 1045 Gold Camp Rd
Cost:$5

Celebrate Native history and culture and enjoy Native drums and dancers, Native art and artisans, Diné (Navajo) Code Talkers, live wolf and birds of prey exhibits, Aztec Dancers, Native vendors and Native food, such as Indian tacos and fry bread.

Summer Concert Series Ft. Musketeer Gripweed

When: Aug 18, 2022 at 6:00 PM
Where: Vista Water Park at Banning Lewis Ranch
Cost: FREE

The band began from humble beginnings in 2005 when Ben and Jason were neighbors in Fort Collins, Colorado and started casually playing some music together. Soon after, Gripweed was formed. Jason’s roots in the blues and Ben’s wide musical background created an instant bond that led to deep songwriting sessions and their first album release, “Peace Will Win”. The concert series will feature food trucks on-site. Come hungry!

Donkey Derby Days

When: Aug 1, 2022
Where: Cripple Creek, CO

For more than 90 years, Donkey Derby Days have topped the list of favorite Cripple Creek events.
People from all over the world descend on downtown, drawn by a chance to watch a race inspired by the town’s resident donkey herd, believed to be distant relatives of the original donkeys from the town’s Gold Rush days. Enjoy games, live entertainment, heritage competitions and other fun family activities that will make your visit one to remember!

The beginning of Donkey Derby Days dates back to the 1930s when local businessman Charley Lehew thought a festival would attract people to Cripple Creek. He and some business partners decided that donkey racing would be the main event. They built a donkey race track, found sponsors, food and entertainment vendors and the result was the first Donkey Derby Days festival. More information is available at http://cripplecreekdonkeys.com/

Colorado Springs Comic Con

When: August 19-21, 2022
Where: Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd
Cost: $25-$170

Get ready, Colorado Springs, for the biggest and best pop culture convention in the Springs. This 3-day event will feature celebrities from all genres of TV, movies and cartoons, some of the best names in the comic art community, as well as some the greatest vendors in the area with those hard to find toys, comics, and collectibles. Be sure to stop by and finish that wish list and even meet some of your favorite celebrities and get their autographs and have your picture taken with them at this amazing event, now in its fifth year. Tickets are available at https://www.axs.com/series/13315/colorado-springs-comic-con-2022-tickets?skin=broadmoor

Date Night Starlight Safari

When: August 19, 2022 from 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cost: $40.75 per person

Want a change of scenery on a weekend night? Come join us under the stars for an adults only 2 hour private evening tour of our mountainside Zoo. We will enjoy a beverage to start off the night, then stroll under the stars to see what our animals do at night, we will even get an opportunity to meet one of our Loft animal ambassadors! This program is for adults only, 21+. Registration is required at: https://www.cmzoo.org/events-programs/schools-groups/evening-tours/date-night-starlight-safari-adults-only-21/

 

Tales & Tunes

When: Aug 25, 2022
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cost: $55 per person

Enjoy a magical evening on the mountain, exclusively reserved for those age 21 and up.  Local musicians will set the mood throughout the Zoo until 9:30 p.m. Dinner will be available for purchase and your entry includes two drink tickets. Cash bars also available. advanced tickets are required and available at https://www.cmzoo.org/events-programs/special-events/tails-tunes/

Hot Rod Rock & Rumble

When: Aug 26-28, 2022
Where: Pikes Peak International Raceway

This Rockabilly festival features a pre-’76 car show, drag racing, burnout and flamethrower contests, onsite pinstriping, pin-up contest and multiple Genuine American Music bands performing live on multiple stages. More information and tickets available at https://hotrodrock.com/

 

Paella on the Patio

When: August 28, 2022 
Where: TAPAteria, 2607 W Colorado Ave
Cost: $39 per person +tax/tip

Join TAPAteria for this every popular event hosted one Sunday each month on their covered, heated patio. There are 3 seatings for each event: 12 pm, 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm. Tickets include all you can eat paella and a glass of sangria, house wine or a beer! You will be charged a $20 reservation fee for your ticket. You’ll be charged the remaining $19 upon arriving to TAPAteria! Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paella-on-the-patio-august-28-2022-tribute-to-the-pig-tickets-304269487227

For local area activities  and events, visit: PeakRadar.com

 

Months Offered: August

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Happy Labor Day!

The annual Labor Day Lift Off is a fun and free local event

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Our vistas are out of this world! This popular trail gains over 2,000 feet in elevation in less than a mile!
The Manitou Incline is open every day in December excepting December 24th and 25th. Reservations are required. For reservations: https://coloradosprings.gov/parks/page/manitou-incline

See the Royal Gorge without breaking a sweat! Book a trip with The Royal Gorge Railroad. It offers unparalleled views and a variety of dining experiences to enhance your trip. Tickets and trip details available at https://www.royalgorgeroute.com/

Open 365 days a year, weather permitting, The Royal Gorge is home to Americas highest suspension bridge, Colorado’s #! Bucket List Zip Line, and World’s Scariest Skycoaster! Admission ticket includes Bridge, Gondola, Theater & Playland. https://royalgorgebridge.com/

Branded “The Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado,” and “Colorado’s Most Majestic Waterfall,” Seven Falls is the only waterfall in the state o National Geographic’s list of International Waterfalls. Admission ranges from $14.75 to $17 and tickets must be purchased at the gate.

The cocktail scene in downtown Colorado Springs is hot, and we’re featuring some of the best mixologists to showcase their craft on this luxe happy hour. Learn the history behind a few classic cocktails, watch demonstrations, and revel in four outstanding libations paired with appetizers. Take this tour if you’re looking to celebrate, need a unique date night idea, or have a fun-loving group!
Highlights of this tour include:
Four signature cocktails from the most popular bars and speakeasies in downtown Colorado Springs
Savory or sweet appetizer pairings at every location
A visit to one of Chef Brother Luck’s restaurants to try a version of a dish he made on Season 16 of Bravo’s Top Chef
Exclusive visit to Colorado Springs’ most sought-after speakeasy while it’s closed to the public
Fun and scandalous stories of prohibition in the Wild West from your local Tour Leader
Public Tour Times: Saturdays from 3:30-6:00pm Tickets available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/tour/springs_signature-cocktail-tour/

Adventures Out West Jeep Tours-Your Adventure Starts Here!
With pricing ranging from $98-$159 per person, or $390-$550 for a private jeep charter, and AOW tour is a memory for a lifetime. Each tour stars its very own Cowboy guide that add additional character to the already scenic routes. Tours offered are: Garden of the Gods Foothills, Pikes Peak or Bust: Summit Tour, Old West High Country 4×4 Tour, a Jeep and Horseback Combo, and the Circuit Rider Faith Tour. More information, and reservation details, may be found at  https://advoutwest.com/jeeps/

Bike Expeditions offered by Challenge Unlimited and Adventures Out West provides you with biking fun without the uphill battle. Their jeeps will take you to the summit of Pikes Peak, or Gold Camp, and although your trip will be all downhill from there your fun will not be. https://advoutwest.com/bikes/

Pikes Peak Fly Fishing Tours
Combine the beauty of America’s Mountain with the adventure of fly fishing and you have a unique outdoor experience in the Pikes Peak region! These trips take place on the reservoirs right at the base of Pikes Peak and offer some of the best scenery and fishing in the state. Completely geared for families, couples, and those looking for a unique fly fishing experience, the PPFF Tour will be an outing you won’t forget. Let the Angler’s Covey professional guides craft a once in a lifetime adventure for you and your group. They will provide the transportation, the gear to fly fish, and a professional tour guide. Reservations may be made at https://anglerscovey.com/guided-trips/pikes-peak-fly-fishing-tours/ May through October

If you only have time for one tour, make it this one! This popular walking tour features tastings at five surprise destinations within walking distance. You’ll visit some of the most loved restaurants in downtown Colorado Springs while hearing local history and fun facts along the way!
Highlights of this tour include:
A three-hour guided dine-and-dash experience that provides a true local’s look into Colorado Springs’ blossoming culinary scene
Surprise itinerary featuring generous tastings from five local restaurants, hole-in-the-walls, and artisan food shops (enough for lunch!)
Opportunity to upgrade your ticket to include three preset pairings of Colorado craft beer, cocktails, cider or wine for only $15 (ages 21+ only)
Historical storytelling of Pikes Peak, The Antlers Hotel, the gold rush, the railroad, and more from one of our expert Tour Leaders
Public Tour Times: Wednesdays – Sundays from 1:45-4:45pm or 2:00-5:00pm Tickets available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/

Guided Hikes from Adventure’s Out West are led by Colorado Springs locals with a spirit for adventure. The guide will ensure that your hike is full of memories, not “get it done” energy. With hikes such as St. Mary’s Falls, Seven Bridges, or Palmer trail, you’ll feel like a local without the change in zip code. For more info or reservations visit https://advoutwest.com/hikes/

Adventures Out West offers an entirely unique way to visit The Garden of the Gods. They promise you “amazing scenic views and wind in your hair fun that defies gravity! https://advoutwest.com/segways-2/

Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway

All Aboard to Adventure on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Commence on your 9 Mile journey to the summit of Pikes Peak. Advanced tickets are highly recommended and may be purchased at https://www.cograilway.com

Three hours…four Colorado craft breweries….up to 16 beers! Back by popular demand, our on-foot brewery experience is educational, delicious, and best of all…fun! We’ll meander through downtown Colorado Springs to discover four amazing breweries dedicated to their craft. Your expert local tour leader will ensure you receive VIP access throughout and answer any questions you have about this age-old process that is now more popular than ever.
Highlights of this tour include:
– Four Beer Flights (14-16 different beer tastings)
– Delicious and hearty food pairings including dessert (enough for lunch!)
– Fun beer facts and information on the brewing process
– Historical storytelling of Colorado Springs from your expert local Tour Leader
– A commemorative brewery tour sticker to remember your experience
Public Tour Times: Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00-3:00pm Reservations available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/tour/springs-craft-brewery-tour/

Get your adrenaline and your heart pumping as you fly across scenic Colorado. https://advoutwest.com/ziplines/

Annual Labor Day Lift Off coming to Colorado Springs

Adventures Out West lets you explore Colorado from the basket of a hot air balloon. Guaranteed to be an unforgettable adventure with breathtaking scenery! https://advoutwest.com/balloons-2/

Mild or Wild Echo Canyon River Expeditions offers so much more than a raft trip-It’s a portal back to being a kid again. It’s unplugging from everything and reconnecting to what truly matters. So whether you’re chasing a chill, or a thrill, they are there to guide you along every step of the way. Book your trip now at https://reservations.raftecho.com/responsive/index.php?locationId=1&resDate=5/3/2022&_ga=2.213016989.862799993.1651543723-2048334650.1651543723

Ride. Witness. Be inspired.  Academy Riding Stables offers breathtaking wrangler-led horseback rides through the Garden of the Gods park. Take it all in – rugged, plush landscape, dramatic views, 300-foot towering sandstone rock formations with a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak, while riding a horse matched with your experience, whether beginner or expert. For more information, or to book your tour, visit https://www.academyridingstables.com/garden-of-the-gods-horseback-ride/ Daily at 9AM, 11AM, 1PM, & 3 PM $75 per person for one hour

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First Friday Art Walk

When: September 2, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Old Colorado City between 23rd and 27th Street
Cost: Free

The First Friday ArtWalk is a self-guided visual art walking tour featuring local artists and open artist studios within the art galleries in old Colorado City as well as dozens of other businesses. There will be live music and specials on food and drink throughout the City.

Gold Camp Adventure Tours

When: Every Saturday in September at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, 298 Victor Ave, Victor, CO
             (approximately 1 hour away)
Cost: $15 per person

Tours of the Cripple Creek & Victor Mining District will be offered again this summer from the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. The new tours will highlight gold rush history and gold mining. The tours will be conducted using transportation and drivers from Parks & Recreation and an experienced tour guide from the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. The tours will provide the chance to learn about the district’s unique gold rush history – including gold mining old and new, pioneers, and ghost towns. Tours can be packaged with a walking tour of the Sunnyside Cemetery near Victor on select Saturdays this summer as well as with museum admission and gold panning. 

Reservations may be made online at https://victormuseum.com/gold-camp-adventure-tours/ or by calling the museum. 

Downtown Walking Tour: 2022 Art on the Streets

When: September 3, 2022 10AM-11AM
Where: Meet at The Wild Goose Meeting House
Cost: $10 and includes a free beverage

Introducing the brand new 2022 Art on the Streets Exhibit! 

Get to know the art and artists featured in the 24th annual Art on the Streets temporary public art exhibit, launched June 2, 2022. Each summer, this program transforms the streets of Downtown into an outdoor gallery of sculptures and murals from around the world. Sponsored by Maggie Turner, Realtor with Springs Homes, these hour-long guided tours introduce the historic landmarks, contemporary artwork, and cultural highlights of Downtown. Participants are encouraged to arrive at 9:30 a.m. to enjoy a free coffee beverage of their choice (included in ticket price). Tour begins promptly at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at: https://downtowncs.com/event/tours/

Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off

When: Sept 3-5, 2022
Where: Memorial Park, Colorado Springs
Cost: FREE (however a parking pass may be required)

The Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off is a balloon festival that has been held every year since 1977! Over the last 45 years the event has grown into one of the largest ballooning celebrations in the nation and a cherished summer celebration. Every morning will begin with a mass ascension of over 70 hot air balloons in all shapes and sizes. Start the morning by gazing across Prospect Lake at a sky filled with brightly colored balloons, and wrap it up with the hot air balloon glow at dusk. The park will be bursting with activities throughout the day with skydiving demonstrations, paddle boarding, live music & entertainment, and more! Parking sales and directions available at https://www.coloradospringslabordayliftoff.com/guest-info/offsite-parking/

 

Old Colorado City Crafter’s Market

When: September 3, 2022 (repeats every Saturday until October) from 8AM-2PM
Where: History Center Old Colorado City
Cost: FREE

Starting every Saturday June 11th- October your local crafters and artists will come together for an amazing weekly market! From tye-dye to jewelry, amazing artists with their art and so much more! Set up outside the amazing History Center of Old Colorado City full of amazing local history to check out! Fruits and vegetables available at Bancroft Park across the street!

Off-Road & Camping Expo

When: Sept 10-11, 2022
Where: Norris Penrose Event Center
Cost: $15-$25

Expanding to one of the most beautiful outdoor areas in the country, the Off-Road & Camping Expo comes to the Norris Penrose Event center in Colorado Springs. If you love outdoors, backcountry adventure, and camping out away from it all this is for you. Everything from traditional tent camping, pop-up trailers, toy haulers, overland vehicles, and roof top tents camping will be on exhibit and the Off-Road & Camping Expos. Tacoma’s, Sprinter Vans, Tundras, Raptors, UTV’s, Overland Vehicles, and the gear and accessories that go with them will be on-display and for sale.  Information about tickets may be found at https://campingexpos.com/

Silent Night 2022

When: Sept 11, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cost: $17

Our busy lives are often filled with schedules, responsibilities and noise.  Connect with our animals peacefully and quietly, while enjoying the natural beauty of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. For this evening, the Zoo will embrace only the sounds of our animals and surrounding nature.  Come prepared for a peacefully quiet evening away from the commotion of the city below. Guests are encouraged to turn off their phones, quiet their voices and tap into their own mindfulness at this after-hours Zoo event.  Advance tickets required and are available at http://cmzoo.org/silentnight

 

2022 Taste of Pikes Peak=Southern Colorado’s Larges Food & Drink Event

When: Sept 11, 2022
Where: Battlefield Colorado, 120 Costilla St
Cost: $45-$65

In its 26th year, the 2022 event is moving outside and will feature more than 80 vendors, live music and all sorts of surprises. Grab your friends and get a ticket for unlimited samples from the Pikes Peak Region’s best food and beverage locations. Tickets may be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-taste-of-pikes-peak-tickets-290121430007

Summer Concert Series Ft. Inman Brothers Band

When: Sept 17, 2022 at 6:00 PM
Where: Vista Water Park at Banning Lewis Ranch
Cost: FREE

Based out of Colorado Springs and founded in the late 70’s, The Inman Brothers Band is a combination of some of the most seasoned musicians in the state.
This event will run in conjunction with our Pig Roast event for the community. 

Alice in Wonderland

When: Sept 17, 2022
Where: Colorado Springs, CO 
Cost: $80 for a group up to six players

Alice is trapped in Wonderland and time is running out to save her! Follow Alice down the rabbit hole and enter a topsy-turvy world of adventure, intrigue and impossible things at this immersive Alice in Wonderland event. For one day only, the streets of Colorado Springs, CO will be transforming into a giant, escape-room-style experience!. Solve clues which just get curiouser and curiouser, take on mad and mischievous challenges, and uncover a dark conspiracy at the heart of Wonderland. Your secret starting location will be revealed 2 weeks prior to your event The event will take place in a convenient central location. Don’t be late! Tickets available at https://www.cluedupp.com/products/alice-colorado-springs

The Springs Home Show

When: Sept 23-25, 2022
Where: Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Boulevard
Cost: FREE

Just in time to finish up your home improvement projects for spring! See the latest in home improvement, remodeling, design, outdoor living and more. Meet with local and national vendors that can help you tackle any size project!

 

Pikes Peak Regional Airshow

When: Sept 24-25, 2022
Where: Colorado Springs Regional Airport, 7770 Milton E Proby Pkwy

See the Amazing F-35 Demonstration Team! – PLUS –
Lots of WWII Flying Warbirds, and Static Aviation & Military Displays! Ticket information available at https://www.pprairshow.org/tickets/

Steers and Beers, Whiskey & Beer Fest

When: Sept 24, 2022
Where: Ivywild School, 1604 South Cascade Ave
Cost: $10-$50

Loads of local and not so local breweries and distilleries pouring samples of their awesome products. Food, Music, Whiskey, Beer and the Mechanical Bull. This year we will be indoors and outdoors at Ivywild School. VIP will feature special whiskies and brews that will not be available during the general session. Get ready to party! Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/steers-and-beers-whiskey-beer-festival-tickets-277789314317

 

Paella on the Patio

When: Sept 25, 2022 
Where: TAPAteria, 2607 W Colorado Ave
Cost: $39 per person +tax/tip

Join TAPAteria for this every popular event hosted one Sunday each month on their covered, heated patio. There are 3 seatings for each event: 12 pm, 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm. Tickets include all you can eat paella and a glass of sangria, house wine or a beer! You will be charged a $20 reservation fee for your ticket. You’ll be charged the remaining $19 upon arriving to TAPAteria! Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paella-on-the-patio-september-25-2022-paella-negro-tickets-304270229447

 

Tales & Tunes

When: Sept 29, 2022
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cost: $55 per person

Enjoy a magical evening on the mountain, exclusively reserved for those age 21 and up.  Local musicians will set the mood throughout the Zoo until 9:30 p.m. Dinner will be available for purchase and your entry includes two drink tickets. Cash bars also available. advanced tickets are required and available at https://www.cmzoo.org/events-programs/special-events/tails-tunes/

For more local area activities and events, visit: PeakRadar.com

 

Months Offered: September

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October Events...

October is a great time to visit and spend a relaxing stay.

Check out our Specials & Packages!

For local area activities and events, visit: PeakRadar.com

Happy Fall!

Holden House bed and breakfast fall colors

Adventures Out West lets you explore Colorado from the basket of a hot air balloon. Guaranteed to be an unforgettable adventure with breathtaking scenery! https://advoutwest.com/balloons-2/

Garden of the Gods Horseback Ride

When: Daily at 10AM, 11:30AM, 1:30PM, & 3 PM
Where: Academy Riding Stables
Cost: $75 for one hour

Ride. Witness. Be inspired.  Academy Riding Stables offers breathtaking wrangler-led horseback rides through the Garden of the Gods park. Take it all in – rugged, plush landscape, dramatic views, 300-foot towering sandstone rock formations with a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak, while riding a horse matched with your experience, whether beginner or expert. For more information, or to book your tour, visit https://www.academyridingstables.com/garden-of-the-gods-horseback-ride/

Adventures Out West offers an entirely unique way to visit The Garden of the Gods. They promise you “amazing scenic views and wind in your hair fun that defies gravity! https://advoutwest.com/segways-2/

Adventures Out West Jeep Tours-Your Adventure Starts Here

With pricing ranging from $98-$159 per person, or $390-$550 for a private jeep charter, and AOW tour is a memory for a lifetime. Each tour stars its very own Cowboy guide that add additional character to the already scenic routes. Tours offered are: Garden of the Gods Foothills, Pikes Peak or Bust: Summit Tour, Old West High Country 4×4 Tour, a Jeep and Horseback Combo, and the Circuit Rider Faith Tour. More information, and reservation details, may be found at  https://advoutwest.com/jeeps/

Pikes Peak Fly Fishing Tours

When: May 1 – Oct 15, 2022
Where: Anglers Covey Fly Shop
Cost: $129 per person

Combine the beauty of America’s Mountain with the adventure of fly fishing and you have a unique outdoor experience in the Pikes Peak region! These trips take place on the reservoirs right at the base of Pikes Peak and offer some of the best scenery and fishing in the state. Completely geared for families, couples, and those looking for a unique fly fishing experience, the PPFF Tour will be an outing you won’t forget. Let the Angler’s Covey professional guides craft a once in a lifetime adventure for you and your group. They will provide the transportation, the gear to fly fish, and a professional tour guide. Reservations may be made at https://anglerscovey.com/guided-trips/pikes-peak-fly-fishing-tours/

Get your adrenaline and your heart pumping as you fly across scenic Colorado. https://advoutwest.com/ziplines/

Guided Hikes from Adventure’s Out West are led by Colorado Springs locals with a spirit for adventure. The guide will ensure that your hike is full of memories, not “get it done” energy. With hikes such as St. Mary’s Falls, Seven Bridges, or Palmer trail, you’ll feel like a local without the change in zip code. For more info or reservations visit https://advoutwest.com/hikes/

 

 

Branded “The Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado,” and “Colorado’s Most Majestic Waterfall,” Seven Falls is the only waterfall in the state o National Geographic’s list of International Waterfalls. Admission ranges from $14.75 to $17 and tickets must be purchased at the gate.

 

All Aboard to Adventure on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Commence on your 9 Mile journey to the summit of Pikes Peak. Advanced tickets are highly recommended and may be purchased at www.cograilway.com

 

Throughout the month of October you’ll find skeleton friends lurking in spots around Manitou Springs Vote for your favorite, and the Best Skeleton will be crowned at the end of the month. It’s a fun, family-friendly event for residents and visitors alike to see our historic downtown in a spooky new light. A ballot will be available each week in October in the Pikes Peak Bulletin.

Ghost Tours of Old Manitou

When: Every Weekend in October

Delve into tales of the weird and wonderful as the veil between the living and dead is lifted! Hear the curious cases such as: The Red Rocking Chair.  Was it a lover’s pact gone wrong or something more sinister? Emma Crawford and Wilhelm Hildebrand reunite to sing the Ballad of Lost Love. The Homicidal Hairdresser – a stylish seducer who married his victims before cutting them out of the picture.
And more! Ticket information available at http://www.emmacrawfordfestival.com/

 

Open 365 days a year, weather permitting, The Royal Gorge is home to Americas highest suspension bridge, Colorado’s #! Bucket List Zip Line, and World’s Scariest Skycoaster! Admission ticket includes Bridge, Gondola, Theater & Playland. https://royalgorgebridge.com/

Old Colorado City Farmer’s Market takes place in Bancroft Park every Saturday in October at 8:00 a.m.

Visit the Royal Gorge from the safety and warmth of a railcar! The Royal Gorge Railroad offers unparalleled views and a variety of dining experiences to enhance your trip. Tickets and trip details available at https://www.royalgorgeroute.com/

 

 

Saturday 11 am til 7 pm – 6th Anniversary & Oktoberfest Garden Party at Cerberus
Four German Beers on Tap – $15 gets you a German beer in the 16 oz 6th Anniversary Mug PLUS $5 refills the rest of the party. Mugs only (no beer) $12.
Bratwurst with Sauerkraut & mustard with German potato salad – $14
4 p.m. Stein Holding Competiton – 1st place $25 gift card, 2nd Place Crowler of your choice, 3rd Free draft
5 p.m. Traditional German Clothing contest – $25 gift card for best Lederhosen and $25 gift card for best Dirndl (not gender specific).

 

Wine School-A Tasting Experience of Fall and Winter Wines

Where: Whistle Pig Brewery

When: Oct. 19, 2022, 6:30 p.m.

Cost: Dinner with wine (or other beverage), a focused tasting of more than 6 wines, giveaways and more: $50/person

Wine School will demystify the season and help you understand the best selection for you and introduce you to outstanding varietals like Montepulciano, Tempranillo, and Carignan. You will learn what to look for when you shop for fall and winter wines that you can enjoy until spring and beyond.

The class will begin at 6 with dinner, where you will have a wonderful meal of Arroz Con Pollo, prepared for you by Susanna’s Comfort Cuisine. Dinner will be paired with a hand-selected Wine by our Sommeliers. from Weber Street Liquors Sarah Evans and Phil Chase. Dessert will follow.

Class begins at about 6:30 with our first of at least 6 specially chosen wines. Sarah and Phill will introduce the wines, discuss the regions and origins, and help you understand proper pairing and enjoyment. These wines have been chosen to showcase the exciting variety of wines that fall, and winter bring. Summer wines are often light-bodied, sometimes low-ABV varietals that you can chill, while fall and winter presents wines that warm taking the chill out of the air, or do they?

This class is not focused on one region or flavor, allowing us to explore reds and whites, and even sweet and dessert wine offerings. This is the most exciting time of the year for wine tasting and exploring and oyur journey will zig- zag around the globe.

 

History of the Garden Hike

When: Oct. 22, 2022, 8:00 a.m.

This one-hour morning hike explores the rich history and natural beauty of Garden of the Gods. Park Interpreter, Bowen Gillings, leads you on a trek through the historic people and events that shaped the park we love today.
Each month’s hike features a different historical topic and follows a different trail or set of trails. Hikes are on rough dirt, gravel, rock, and concrete and are not stroller friendly. Distance is about 2 miles along easy to moderate trails. Please, bring water and dress appropriately for the conditions. Weather dependent. Questions? Call (719) 219-0108.

October’s hike meets at the scenic overlook (top of restrooms) at parking lot #2. We will hike the Palmer, Lower Scotsman, and Perkins Central Garden Trails. Approximately two miles total.
 

The Emma Crawford Coffin Races & Festival are expected to be back Oct 29, 2022!

Watch the promotional video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySWJ0cUZS80

The Legend of Emma Crawford & the Manitou Springs Coffin Races can be found at https://www.pikes-peak.com/emma-crawford/

Watch the hearse parade followed by 70+ Coffin Racing teams run up Manitou Ave in this signature Manitou Springs event. Contests for Best Emma, Best Coffin and Best Entourage ensue as does the After Party at Soda Springs Park with live music, beer garden, and more!

The schedule of events is typically

9:00 am – Free shuttle begins running from Rockledge Ranch, 3105 Gateway Dr, Colorado Springs. $5 per car, so pack in tight!
12:00 pm – Parade begins!
After Parade – Coffin Races begin!
1:00-5:00 pm – After Party at Soda Springs Park
2:00 pm – Award Ceremony in the Bud Ford Pavilion
2:00-9:00 pm – Monster Mash After Party in Memorial Park
6:00 pm – Last shuttle departs for Rockledge Ranch

 

Months Offered: October

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November Events...

November is a great time to plan your December Holiday-Getaway!

Banana Bread recipe

The Pikes Peak region is known for its summertime sites to see and things to do, but did you know that with the holidays approaching, that Christmastime, December and the winter months provide fun options for an off-season and “seasonal” getaway?

 

 

 

 

Back by popular demand, Colorado Springs’ Premium Rides will once again be offering their ‘Holiday Lights Tours’ – with an early sign-up this year due to selling out spots for four years straight.
Set to start on November 27 and offer rides through January 7, the tours last about two hours, including pick-up and drop-off, and travel through picturesque Colorado Springs neighborhoods that are known for their holiday light displays, like the Broadmoor area, Downtown, and Manitou Springs.
Those over 21 are able to bring their own booze, with rides catering to groups of up to eight.
A ride in the four-person sedan costs $265, while the 7-passenger limousine and the 8-passenger SUV limousine cost $295 and $350, respectively. Rides can be booked through the contact form on the Premium Rides website. https://premiumrides.net/

Adventures Out West lets you explore Colorado from the basket of a hot air balloon. Guaranteed to be an unforgettable adventure with breathtaking scenery! https://advoutwest.com/balloons-2/

Garden of the Gods Horseback Ride

When: Daily at 10AM, 11:30AM, 1:30PM, & 3 PM
Where: Academy Riding Stables
Cost: $75 for one hour

Ride. Witness. Be inspired.  Academy Riding Stables offers breathtaking wrangler-led horseback rides through the Garden of the Gods park. Take it all in – rugged, plush landscape, dramatic views, 300-foot towering sandstone rock formations with a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak, while riding a horse matched with your experience, whether beginner or expert. For more information, or to book your tour, visit https://www.academyridingstables.com/garden-of-the-gods-horseback-ride/

Adventures Out West Jeep Tours-Your Adventure Starts Here! With pricing ranging from $98-$159 per person, or $390-$550 for a private jeep charter, and AOW tour is a memory for a lifetime. Each tour stars its very own Cowboy guide that add additional character to the already scenic routes. Tours offered are: Garden of the Gods Foothills, Pikes Peak or Bust: Summit Tour, Old West High Country 4×4 Tour, a Jeep and Horseback Combo, and the Circuit Rider Faith Tour. More information, and reservation details, may be found at  https://advoutwest.com/jeeps/

Check out our Specials & Packages!

First Friday Art Walk

When: November 4, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Old Colorado City between 23rd and 27th Street
Cost: Free

The First Friday ArtWalk is a self-guided visual art walking tour featuring local artists and open artist studios within the art galleries in old Colorado City as well as dozens of other businesses. There will be live music and specials on food and drink throughout the City.

Bike Expeditions offered by Challenge Unlimited and Adventures Out West provides you with biking fun without the uphill battle. Their jeeps will take you to the summit of Pikes Peak, or Gold Camp, and although your trip will be all downhill from there your fun will not be. https://advoutwest.com/bikes/

Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show – Colorado Springs

When: Nov 4-6, 2022
Where: Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd
Cost: $10

Ring in the holidays with festive music & decorations
while shopping 300 booths of unique gifts, gourmet foods & more! Santa & entertainment add to the fun.
Free parking. Pay once & return for free all 3 days! More information available at https://coloradochristmasgiftshow.com/colorado-springs/

Downtown Walking Tour: 2022 Art on the Streets

When: November 12, 2022 10AM-11AM
Where: Meet at Story Coffee
Cost: $10 and includes a free beverage

Introducing the brand new 2022 Art on the Streets Exhibit! 

Get to know the art and artists featured in the 24th annual Art on the Streets temporary public art exhibit, launched June 2, 2022. Each summer, this program transforms the streets of Downtown into an outdoor gallery of sculptures and murals from around the world. Sponsored by Maggie Turner, Realtor with Springs Homes, these hour-long guided tours introduce the historic landmarks, contemporary artwork, and cultural highlights of Downtown. Participants are encouraged to arrive at 9:30 a.m. to enjoy a free coffee beverage of their choice (included in ticket price). Tour begins promptly at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at: https://downtowncs.com/event/tours/

 

Guided Hikes from Adventure’s Out West are led by Colorado Springs locals with a spirit for adventure. The guide will ensure that your hike is full of memories, not “get it done” energy. With hikes such as St. Mary’s Falls, Seven Bridges, or Palmer trail, you’ll feel like a local without the change in zip code. For more info or reservations visit https://advoutwest.com/hikes/

Branded “The Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado,” and “Colorado’s Most Majestic Waterfall,” Seven Falls is the only waterfall in the state o National Geographic’s list of International Waterfalls. Admission ranges from $14.75 to $17 and tickets must be purchased at the gate.

 

All Aboard to Adventure on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Commence on your 9 Mile journey to the summit of Pikes Peak. Advanced tickets are highly recommended and may be purchased at www.cograilway.com

Open 365 days a year, weather permitting, The Royal Gorge is home to Americas highest suspension bridge, Colorado’s #! Bucket List Zip Line, and World’s Scariest Skycoaster! Admission ticket includes Bridge, Gondola, Theater & Playland. https://royalgorgebridge.com/

Visit the Royal Gorge from the safety and warmth of a railcar! The Royal Gorge Railroad offers unparalleled views and a variety of dining experiences to enhance your trip. Tickets and trip details available at https://www.royalgorgeroute.com/

For local area activities and events, visit: PeakRadar.com

Here are a few to local places and websites to check out before and during your stay:

Months Offered: November

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December Events...

Holden House at Christmastime

There’s no place like Holden House for the holidays…

The Pikes Peak region is known for its summertime sites to see and things to do, but did you know that with the holidays approaching, that Christmastime, December and the winter months provide fun options for an off-season and “seasonal” getaway?

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Celebrate a Gold Camp Christmas!
The giant headframes that remain as ghosts of 1890’s gold mining days light up the night sky around Victor and Cripple Creek each holiday season. Holiday ornaments, some as large as 20 feet tall, are lit against the starry night skies of the Victor and Cripple Creek starting Friday of Thanksgiving Day weekend. The lights are best viewed from public roads around the district after dark and will be in place Friday-Sunday nights in December through New Year’s Day, weather/safety and volunteers permitting.

Adventures Out West lets you explore Colorado from the basket of a hot air balloon, guaranteed to be an unforgettable adventure with breathtaking scenery. https://advoutwest.com/balloons-2/

If you only have time for one tour, make it this one! This popular walking tour features tastings at five surprise destinations within walking distance. You’ll visit some of the most loved restaurants in downtown Colorado Springs while hearing local history and fun facts along the way!
Highlights of this tour include:
A three-hour guided dine-and-dash experience that provides a true local’s look into Colorado Springs’ blossoming culinary scene
Surprise itinerary featuring generous tastings from five local restaurants, hole-in-the-walls, and artisan food shops (enough for lunch!)
Opportunity to upgrade your ticket to include three preset pairings of Colorado craft beer, cocktails, cider or wine for only $15 (ages 21+ only)
Historical storytelling of Pikes Peak, The Antlers Hotel, the gold rush, the railroad, and more from one of our expert Tour Leaders
Public Tour Times: Wednesdays – Sundays from 1:45-4:45pm or 2:00-5:00pm Tickets available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/

Ride. Witness. Be inspired.  Academy Riding Stables offers breathtaking wrangler-led horseback rides through the Garden of the Gods park. Take it all in – rugged, plush landscape, dramatic views, 300-foot towering sandstone rock formations with a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak, while riding a horse matched with your experience, whether beginner or expert. For more information, or to book your tour, visit https://www.academyridingstables.com/garden-of-the-gods-horseback-ride/

The cocktail scene in downtown Colorado Springs is hot, and we’re featuring some of the best mixologists to showcase their craft on this luxe happy hour. Learn the history behind a few classic cocktails, watch demonstrations, and revel in four outstanding libations paired with appetizers. Take this tour if you’re looking to celebrate, need a unique date night idea, or have a fun-loving group!
Highlights of this tour include:
-Four signature cocktails from the most popular bars and speakeasies in downtown Colorado Springs
-Savory or sweet appetizer pairings at every location
-A visit to one of Chef Brother Luck’s restaurants to try a version of a dish he made on Season 16 of Bravo’s Top Chef
-Exclusive visit to Colorado Springs’ most sought-after speakeasy while it’s closed to the public
-Fun and scandalous stories of prohibition in the Wild West from your local Tour Leader
Public Tour Times: Saturdays from 3:30-6:00pm Tickets available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/tour/springs_signature-cocktail-tour/

Adventures Out West Jeep Tours-Your Adventure Starts Here With pricing ranging from $98-$159 per person, or $390-$550 for a private jeep charter, and AOW tour is a memory for a lifetime. Each tour stars its very own Cowboy guide that add additional character to the already scenic routes. Tours offered are: Garden of the Gods Foothills, Pikes Peak or Bust: Summit Tour, Old West High Country 4×4 Tour, a Jeep and Horseback Combo, and the Circuit Rider Faith Tour. More information, and reservation details, may be found at  https://advoutwest.com/jeeps/

Visit Santa Claus and his elves at the Cog Railway Depot every Saturday and Sunday in December before Christmas from 12 PM – 4 PM. Anyone is welcome to see Santa, but you will need a train ticket to park at the depot.

All Aboard to Adventure on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Commence on your 9 Mile journey to the summit of Pikes Peak. Advanced tickets are highly recommended and may be purchased at www.cograilway.com

Christmas Lights by Flight
Experience the magic of Christmas from the air! See a reindeer’s-eye view of millions of Christmas lights, the beautiful Colorado Springs nightscapes and so much more. Take a cozy, heated helicopter ride and enjoy this Colorado Vertical tradition from the comfort and safety of your own, private jet-helicopter ride! Information available at https://coloradovertical.com/christmas-light-tours-colorado/

Three hours…four Colorado craft breweries….up to 16 beers! Back by popular demand, our on-foot brewery experience is educational, delicious, and best of all…fun! We’ll meander through downtown Colorado Springs to discover four amazing breweries dedicated to their craft. Your expert local tour leader will ensure you receive VIP access throughout and answer any questions you have about this age-old process that is now more popular than ever.
Highlights of this tour include:
– Four Beer Flights (14-16 different beer tastings)
– Delicious and hearty food pairings including dessert (enough for lunch!)
– Fun beer facts and information on the brewing process
– Historical storytelling of Colorado Springs from your expert local Tour Leader
– A commemorative brewery tour sticker to remember your experience
Public Tour Times: Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00-3:00pm Reservations available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/tour/springs-craft-brewery-tour/

Open 365 days a year, weather permitting, The Royal Gorge is home to Americas highest suspension bridge, Colorado’s #! Bucket List Zip Line, and World’s Scariest Skycoaster! Admission ticket includes Bridge, Gondola, Theater & Playland. https://royalgorgebridge.com/

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on the Royal Gorge Railroad Route. Offering a variety of dining experiences to enhance your trip, tickets start at $54. Full details available at https://www.royalgorgeroute.com/

Set in the grandeur of The Great Hall of The Castle, this 16th century-style banquet is sure to fill you with awe this Christmas season. Full of festive entertainment by talented musicians and performers, this classic Colorado tradition is guaranteed to be unforgettable!
Date: Many performances throughout December
Time: Castle doors open at 5:30pm
Cost: Reservations are $144 + tax and are available at https://gleneyrie.org/

Back by popular demand, Colorado Springs’ Premium Rides will once again be offering their ‘Holiday Lights Tours’ – with an early sign-up this year due to selling out spots for four years straight.
Set to start on November 27 and offer rides through January 7, the tours last about two hours, including pick-up and drop-off, and travel through picturesque Colorado Springs neighborhoods that are known for their holiday light displays, like the Broadmoor area, Downtown, and Manitou Springs.
Those over 21 are able to bring their own booze, with rides catering to groups of up to eight.
A ride in the four-person sedan costs $265, while the 7-passenger limousine and the 8-passenger SUV limousine cost $295 and $350, respectively. Rides can be booked through the contact form on the Premium Rides website. https://premiumrides.net/

CHRISTMAS AT THE RANCH Four Days a Week Dec 1st – 22nd The Cowboy Christmas Jubilee, set in a festival of twinkling white lights at the stunning, well-lit rock formations at the Flying W Ranch, will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. You will be captivated with a musical show performed by the world-renowned Flying W Wranglers. One of the most talented groups in Flying W history will perform a Western Christmas Jubilee that will make your heart sing, take you back to years gone by, and take you to a Babe in a manager where the redemption of the world began. Tickets and more information can be found at https://www.flyingw.com/christmasattheranch

Christmas Brass & Dance Wonderland
The best way to get into the holiday mood is to listen to Christmas music. Get ready for a jolly good time with this free, family-friendly event featuring some of the greatest sounds of the season. Christmas Brass is a Brass Quartet with a long tradition of entertaining in Manitou Springs. Every Sunday, Thanksgiving to Christmas, 12-2 PM musicians stroll along Manitou Blvd. playing Christmas Carols and interacting with the holiday shoppers. The group is made up of professional musicians from the Pikes Peak region and consists of two trombones and two trumpets who look forward to spreading Holiday cheer in Manitou each year. This year, also featuring Dance Wonderland. Dancers will prance along the streets of Downtown Manitou to help spread cheer, smiles, and Christmas magic!

Christmas in Magic Town
Michael Garman’s sculptural theater is transformed into a winter wonderland. Festive holograms welcome you to this hand-sculpted, vintage Americana miniature city.
Michael Garman Museum & Gallery
2418 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs
The last Friday in November 25 through Saturday, December 24, 2022 10:00am-5:30pm

Every weekend after Thanksgiving through December 23rd
Bring the whole family for photos with Santa! Jolly ol’ Saint Nick will be greeting folks with Christmas cheer every Saturday and Sunday from Thanksgiving through Dec 23rd
Hours for Photos: 12-4pm
Location: 2408 W. Colorado Ave – Bancroft Park
Cost:
$17 First Photo
$7 each additional photo

Our vistas are out of this world! This popular trail gains over 2,000 feet in elevation in less than a mile!
The Manitou Incline is open every day in December excepting December 24th and 25th. Reservations are required. For reservations: https://coloradosprings.gov/parks/page/manitou-incline

Magic of Lights is a dazzling, drive-through holiday lights experience featuring favorite holiday scenes and characters of the season using the latest LED technology and digital animations. Experience Magic of Lights from the comfort and safety of your own car as you wind through the sparkling path of Colorado Springs new holiday tradition. One carload, one price. Tickets available at https://magicoflights.com/events/coloradosprings/

Open through January 31st the huge 4,675-sq ft (434 sq m) ice rink is located on the western side of Acacia park, available for all ages. Get into the Christmas spirit while gliding under the holiday lights and stars, listening to holiday tunes in the heart of the big city. Beginning skaters can get buckets to help them more fully enjoy the experience. Tickets are $10 at the rink and include the cost of skates.

Colorado Springs Christmas Light Guide available at https://www.timberlinelandscaping.com/colorado-springs-christmas-lights-guide/ The holiday season is here again, and there is no better way to celebrate than to take a Christmas lights tour around Colorado Springs! This guide is of must-see areas, businesses and homes that have fantastic Christmas lights. We’ve also highlighted some hot cocoa & coffee stops along the way so you can stay cozy while you browse, and have included a playlist of all the best Christmas music to enjoy while you drive.

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Holiday Teas at Rock Ledge Ranch

When: December 2-9, 2022 .
Where: Rock Ledge Ranch
Cost: $49 each

Celebrate the holiday season in the 1907 Orchard House with our annual Holiday Teas! Experience a traditional English Tea and tour of the country estate decorated with fresh greens in a festive style. Learn about Edwardian history and etiquette. This popular fundraising event is offered once a year and fills up quickly! The General Store will open to the public at 2:00p.m. for those last-minute Ranch-made holiday gifts! All teas begin at 1:00p.m. on December 2, 3, 7, 8, and 9, 2022. Tickets available at https://rockledgeranch.com/events/month/2022-12/?tribe-bar-search=tea

First Friday Art Walk

When: December 2, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Old Colorado City between 23rd and 27th Street
Cost: Free

The First Friday ArtWalk is a self-guided visual art walking tour featuring local artists and open artist studios within the art galleries in old Colorado City as well as dozens of other businesses. There will be live music and specials on food and drink throughout the City.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Electric Safari

When: December 2-4, 9-23, 25- Jan. 1 5 PM – 8:30 PM 
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cost: Max $24.75 per person. Rate varies depending on date

Lights, Animals and Holiday Spirit! Electric Safari at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is the only place in Colorado Springs where you can see over 85 one-of-a-kind light sculptures while celebrating the season with our animals at the same time! You’ll also enjoy photos with our larger-than-life illuminated inflatable animals, located throughout the Zoo! Electric Safari was voted 3rd Best Zoo Lights in the U.S. in 2019, 2020 and 2021 by USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice. This year’s event will celebrate 32 years of holiday cheer, and Santa Claus will be listening to wishes December 2-4 and 9-23. Come celebrate the holiday season with sparkling lights, animals and fun for the whole family! (Inflatables may not be viewable when high winds or other severe weather is present.)Advance timed tickets are required; no walk-up tickets available. Tickets available at https://www.cmzoo.org/events-programs/special-events/electric-safari/

Downtown Walking Tour: 2022 Art on the Streets

When: December 3, 2022 10AM-11AM
Where: Meet at Loyal Coffee
Cost: $10 and includes a free beverage

Introducing the brand new 2022 Art on the Streets Exhibit! 

Get to know the art and artists featured in the 24th annual Art on the Streets temporary public art exhibit, launched June 2, 2022. Each summer, this program transforms the streets of Downtown into an outdoor gallery of sculptures and murals from around the world. Sponsored by Maggie Turner, Realtor with Springs Homes, these hour-long guided tours introduce the historic landmarks, contemporary artwork, and cultural highlights of Downtown. Participants are encouraged to arrive at 9:30 a.m. to enjoy a free coffee beverage of their choice (included in ticket price). Tour begins promptly at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at: https://downtowncs.com/event/tours/

Festival of Lights Family Fun Day

When: December 3, 2022 10 AM – 2 PM
Where: Downtown Colorado Springs Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum
Cost: Free

Enjoy a full performance schedule, crafts, and activities led by a variety of community organizations. Don’t miss this tradition of over 35 years to bring home a piece of the spirit of the Pikes Peak region! 

Festival of Lights Parade

When: December 3, 2022 Festivities begin at 12 PM, Parade starts at 5:30 PM
Where: Downtown Colorado Springs
Cost: It is free to attend the parade but we recommend parking in a garage. Parking rate in a city owned garage is $1 per hour. Info at https://coloradosprings.gov/parking-system-enterprise/article/news/new-downtown-parking-rates-and

Up to 60,000 spectators will crowd the streets to watch 3,000 participants put on a dazzling display of lights, sounds and performances. Plus, nearly 200,000 viewers will watch live broadcasts that night and a re-broadcast of the parade on Christmas morning. Bands, floats, horses and all kinds of special entries compete for top honors in their class.

The parade starts at the intersection of Tejon St. and St. Vrain in Downtown Colorado Springs and ends at the intersection of Tejon St. and Vermijo.

Day of Parade Festivities:

U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Plaza (12pm – 5pm)

  • Beer Garden
  • Performances from local singing and instrument groups
  • Canine Companions

U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Atrium (12pm – 5pm)

  • Athlete Meet & Greets
  • Curling
  • Artifact demonstrations
  • $10.00 admission all day; UC Health sponsored

Vermijo Street (12 pm – 5 pm)

  • Non-profit, vendor & maker, NGB booths

Sierra Madre Street (12 pm – 5 pm)

  • Food trucks

Park Union Parking Lot (12 pm – 5pm)

  • Christmas Tree Farm
  • Hayrides

Food Truck Villages (3pm – 9pm)

  • Streets will stay closed after the parade until 9pm to allow for spectator foot traffic. There will be two food truck villages with restrooms (approximately 10 trucks and 10 porta potties) in each location. Two locations: Bijou (East from Tejon to Nevada) and Colorado (West from Tejon to Cascade)

“World Ice Skating Day” sponsored by U.A. FIGURE SKATING 

When: December 4, 2022 
Where: Acacia Park
Cost: Free for Spectators, Tickets are $10 per person and include the cost of skates

Open through January 31st, the huge 4,675-sq ft (434 sq m) ice rink is located on the western side of Acacia park, available for all ages. Get into the Christmas spirit while gliding under the holiday lights and stars, listening to holiday tunes in the heart of the big city. Beginning skaters can get buckets to help them more fully enjoy the experience.

Downtown Holiday Stroll

When: December 7, 2022 5-8 PM
Where: Downtown Colorado Springs
Cost: Free

Join one of Downtown’s favorite traditions: the annual Holiday Stroll. Enjoy familiar holiday tunes from strolling carolers and musicians. Local store owners are offering extended hours and many will have sales, special offers, and refreshments while you shop. Stop to toast your mittens at the warming station hosted by The Perk Downtown located on the southwest corner of Tejon & Platte (near Halo Boutique) and enjoy a complimentary warm beverage as you explore the north end of the shopping district where you will find Poor Richard’s, Colorado Co-Op, Colorado Crafted Handmade Market, and Haley J’s Boutique.

Plus, Santa himself will be out and about doing a little shopping, listening to wish lists, and posing for photos. He’ll be strolling with a Polaroid, so be sure to get your keepsake photo! Be sure to keep an eye out for the grumpy Grinch gallivanting in and out of shops as well. 

Tickets to Electric Moonlight, our 21-and-up holiday lights spectacular, are on sale now! Join us . to get into the holiday spirit with more than 50 acres of twinkling lights, 85 artisan-made light sculptures, larger-than-life illuminated animal inflatables, and breathtaking nighttime city views. You can even meet Santa!
Your ticket includes access to most animal areas at the Zoo, performances by local musicians throughout the Zoo, a souvenir sampling spork and cup, and all-inclusive food and beverage samplings from regional restaurants, breweries, wineries, and distilleries (while supplies last). Advance e-tickets are required.
Come see why our annual holiday lights were voted third best Zoo Lights in the nation by USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards in 2019, 2020, and 2021!
Tickets are limited and subject to selling out. Get your tickets and all of the details at cmzoo.org/em

A Very Dickens Murder

When: Every Friday and Saturday in December until the 23rd
Where: Iron Springs Chateau
Cost: $60 per person Ticket prices include mystery, meal, taxes and gratuity.

A super fun adventure where YOU are the detective! This hilarious holiday murder mystery includes a cocktail happy hour, three course meal, sing-along caroling, and an ugly sweater contest! Tickets available at http://ironspringschateau.com/

Caroling & Music Downtown

When: December 10, 2022 11 AM – 2 PM
Where: Downtown Colorado Springs
Cost: Free

Hear songs of the season while you stroll through our beautiful downtown!

Manitou Christmas Carolers presents the “Front Porch Singers”

When: December 10 and 17th, 2022 from 12 PM – 2 PM
Where: Manitou Springs
Cost: Free

The Front Porch Singers are four Manitou residents who love to sing together and find joy in singing for others.  Annie Rodgers, Jane Turnis, Sue Graham and Nancy Fortuin have been sharing their wide range of a capella selections with the community for the past 6 years and are known for their lovely harmonies with Annie on low harmony, Jane on high and Sue and Nancy on melody.

Manitou Christmas Parade

When: December 10, 2022 6 PM
Where: On Manitou Avenue From Ruxton Avenue to El Paso Blvd.
Cost: Free for spectators

‘Twas two weeks before Christmas and all through the land,
excitement grew quickly for the parade we have planned!
Celebrate Christmas this tenth of December
Create holiday memories you’ll always remember!
Manitou Avenue will be all aglow,
As Happy attendees jaunt to and fro!
Bring out your family and all of your friends,
put on your red hat and fuzzy mittens.
The parade begins at the 6th strike of the clock,
from Ruxton to El Paso is where our Marchers will walk.
Children can gather for the rare and special site,
Of the man all in red with a beard big and white.
Come early and enjoy the fine sights of the city,
Radiant, Lively, the lights will be pretty!
Stay for dinner with family and friends,
Finish last-minute shopping to tie those loose ends!
Rejoice “Seasons Greetings!” and celebrate with us this year,
For its the Manitou Christmas Parade, an event full of cheer.

GO ELF YOURSELF: Costumed Ride to Support Downtown Ventures

When: December 10, 2022 1 PM
Where: Downtown Colorado Springs
Cost: Free for spectators, $10 for participants

On Saturday, Dec. 10, don your craziest holiday gear and join Downtown Ventures for a costumed bike ride to Pikes Peak Lager House. The ride is a fundraiser for Downtown Ventures via the Give! Campaign. Special prizes will be given for best costumes and those who donate at https://givepikespeak.org/dv during the event to support Downtown Ventures’ beloved programs, including Art on the Streets, Skate in the Park and more!
HOW IT WORKS
1. Reserve your spot here
2. Gather at Acacia Park at noon on Saturday, Dec. 10.
3. We’ll take a group photo in front of the Acacia Park skating rink at 12:50; ride starts at 1 p.m. sharp.
4. Jump on your PikeRide and enjoy a tour of Downtown public art.
5. At the end of the ride, we’ll gather at Pikes Peak Lager House for some holiday merriment. First round of snacks is on us.
INCLEMENT WEATHER PLAN: No ride. Get yourself and your costume to Pikes Peak Lager house by 2 p.m.!
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? Please wear a bike helmet if you plan to ride. Tinsel, lights, red and green, candy cane stripes, ugly Christmas sweaters. May the best elf win!
BONUS CHALLENGE: Dress like your favorite Art on the Streets artwork for a special chance to win!

Holiday Evening at the Rock Ledge Ranch

When: December 10, 2022 4 – 8 PM
Where: Rock Ledge Ranch Garden of the Gods
Cost: $4-$8

Rock Ledge Ranch will be transformed with the sights, sounds, and aromas of this traditionally festive season!

The evening features St. Nicholas in the Barn, wagon rides, old-time musical entertainment, 1860s Homestead Cabin storytelling, Blacksmith Shop demonstrations, Victorian celebrations in the 1880s Rock Ledge House, and Edwardian festivities in the 1907 Orchard House.

Purchase those extra special Ranch-made gifts at the General Store! Hot cider, cocoa, and other sweet treats will be available at several locations around the Ranch. Visit the Studio to make a special holiday craft.

Skate with the AIR FORCE FALCONS HOCKEY TEAM

When: December 10, 2022 4-6 PM 
Where: Acacia Park
Cost: Free for Spectators, Tickets are $10 per person and include the cost of skates

Open through January 31st, the huge 4,675-sq ft (434 sq m) ice rink is located on the western side of Acacia park, available for all ages. Get into the Christmas spirit while gliding under the holiday lights and stars, listening to holiday tunes in the heart of the big city. Beginning skaters can get buckets to help them more fully enjoy the experience.

The Piano Guys are coming to Colorado Springs on Thursday, December 15, at 7:30pm. Tickets, which range in price from $49.95 to $99.95, are on sale now and are available online at AXS.com or in person at the Pikes Peak Center box office. 

Since their serendipitous start in a Southern Utah piano shop, THE PIANO GUYS have proven to be a powerhouse group without limits. Arriving as a musical phenomenon seemingly overnight, the quartet of Jon Schmidt [pianist, songwriter], Steven Sharp Nelson [cellist, songwriter], Paul Anderson [producer, videographer], and Al van der Beek [music producer, songwriter] have delivered bold compositions that transcend boundaries of style and genre, a boundlessness that has since translated into a massively-successful career. Their 2020 album release “10” was a celebration of The Piano Guys’ 10-year anniversary. The album included their most popular hits from the past 10 years as well as brand-new arrangements. Steven and Jon are gearing up to hit the road to perform their new music and share their great humor. Tickets available at https://www.axs.com/events/428262/the-piano-guys-tickets?skin=pikespeakcenter

Glow Night Ice Skating 

When: Friday, Dec. 16, 2022 7-9pm (free swag bags to the first 100 skaters)
Where: Acacia Park
Cost: Free for Spectators, Tickets are $10 per person and include the cost of skates

Open through January 31st, the huge 4,675-sq ft (434 sq m) ice rink is located on the western side of Acacia park, available for all ages. Get into the Christmas spirit while gliding under the holiday lights and stars, listening to holiday tunes in the heart of the big city. Beginning skaters can get buckets to help them more fully enjoy the experience.

Irish Christmas in America

When: December 16, 2022 7 PM
Where: Stargazers Theatre and Event Center
Cost: $25

The hugely popular holiday show Irish Christmas in America brings a fascinating performance of  music, song, dance and stories of seasonal Irish traditions. Produced by Sligo fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada, the hugely popular Irish Christmas in America show features top Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in humour and boundless energy. This family-friendly performance features lively instrumental tunes on fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes, harp and bouzouki, along with thrilling Irish dancing. In addition, evocative photographic images provide a backdrop to some of the rich historical traditions of Ireland. Take a memorable glimpse into the enchanting spirit of Christmas, as the finest traditional artists from Ireland, bring you on a fun-filled start to the holiday season of 2022. Tickets available at https://stargazerstheatre.com/product/irish-christmas-dec-16/

The Harp Twins

When: December 17, 2022 7 PM
Where: Stargazers Theatre and Event Center
Cost: $17-$20

As the world’s only identical twin professional harpists, Camille and Kennerly were trained classically (with University degrees in Harp Performance) but have a passion and flair for arranging and performing rock, metal, Celtic, Nordic-folk, and soundtrack music for Harp Duet. The Harp Twins have also shown themselves to be formidable composers, lyricists, and storytellers through their full-length all-original album, ICEBORN. Their Nordic-inspired original songs harken to their Scandinavian heritage and serve as a soundtrack for the continuing story of their original comic book, Legend of the Shaders. Camille and Kennerly perform on statuesque Acoustic and Electro-Acoustic Concert Grand Harps as well as Electric Harps. With no backtracks, no studio, no production crew, and no record label, the Harp Twins are the archetype of true trail-blazing and inspiring independent artists. Tickets available at https://stargazerstheatre.com/product/harp-twins-dec-17/

Holiday Character Stroll

When: December 17, 2022 11 AM – 1 PM
Where: Downtown Colorado Springs
Cost: Free

Finishing up your holiday shopping? You may just bump into Elsa, Ana, Olaf, Santa or the Grinch!

Learn to Skate with U.S. FIGURE SKATING

When: Saturday, Dec. 17, 10am-Noon
Where: Acacia Park
Cost: Free for Spectators, Tickets are $10 per person and include the cost of skates

Open through January 31st, the huge 4,675-sq ft (434 sq m) ice rink is located on the western side of Acacia park, available for all ages. Get into the Christmas spirit while gliding under the holiday lights and stars, listening to holiday tunes in the heart of the big city. Beginning skaters can get buckets to help them more fully enjoy the experience.

When winter is upon us, this beloved annual Christmas tradition fills the holiday season with good tidings of cheer. Embrace the spirit of the season with the Philharmonic and the Colorado Springs Chorale for Rutter’s Gloria, Sleigh Ride and cheerful sing-alongs.  Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 2:30 PM Tickets available at http://www.axs.com/series/15716/holiday-performances-pikes-peak-center-tickets?skin=pikespeakcenter

Come delight in Colorado’s history and beauty, with the sweetest treat of the holiday season!

150 local dancers will bring Colorado Springs’ fascinating history to life. Step back in time and experience a 1907 Christmas Eve celebration at the Glen Eyrie home of Gen. William J. Palmer, amongst the city’s illustrious founding families. Young Clara, an orphan visitor, is blessed to receive an enchanted Nutcracker doll from Nikola Tesla, inventor extraordinaire and special guest at the party.
Travel with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they journey through a wintery Garden of the Gods wonderland to the delightful Land of Sweets where we meet the Sugar Plum Fairy, Mother Nature, and other fanciful characters.
Providing the music for this 75-minute family-friendly production are the professional musicians of the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs with Thomas Wilson conducting.
Tickets, which range in price from $22-$49 plus applicable fees, are on sale now and are available online at AXS.com or in person at the Pikes Peak Center box office. Tickets are available at http://www.axs.com/series/15968/a-colorado-nutcracker-pikes-peak-center-tickets?skin=pikespeakcenter

Caroling & Music Downtown

When: December 23, 2022 2 PM – 5 PM
Where: Downtown Colorado Springs
Cost: Free

Hear songs of the season while you stroll through our beautiful downtown!

THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY TRADITION!
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis is coming to Colorado Springs on December 27, 2022. Tickets, which range in price from $58 to $88, are on sale now and are available online at AXS.com or in person at the Pikes Peak Center box office. Tickets available at https://www.axs.com/events/442586/mannheim-steamroller-christmas-tickets?skin=pikespeakcenter

The AdAmAn™ Club has been a Pikes Peak Region tradition since 1922. It is a unique group of mountaineers, who each year on December 30th and 31st, climb the icy slopes of Barr Trail on the east face of world famous Pikes Peak. Then, at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, AdAmAn members and their guests ignite a glorious fireworks display from the summit to usher in the New Year.

The Philharmonic is shaking things up a bit as we say farewell to 2022 and ring in the New Year. Make this jazzy concert part of your New Year’s Eve plans with the music of George Gershwin, Auld Lang Syne, and more. Tickets available at http://www.axs.com/series/15716/holiday-performances-pikes-peak-center-tickets?skin=pikespeakcenter

For more local area activities and events, visit: PeakRadar.com

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!

Innkeepers Sallie and Welling Clark enjoy the Christmas and holiday season with decorations to grace the inn.

 

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Open through January 31st the huge 4,675-sq ft (434 sq m) ice rink is located on the western side of Acacia park, available for all ages. Get into the Christmas spirit while gliding under the holiday lights and stars, listening to holiday tunes in the heart of the big city. Beginning skaters can get buckets to help them more fully enjoy the experience. Tickets are $10 at the rink.

Open 365 days a year, weather permitting, The Royal Gorge is home to Americas highest suspension bridge, Colorado’s #! Bucket List Zip Line, and World’s Scariest Skycoaster! Admission ticket includes Bridge, Gondola, Theater & Playland. https://royalgorgebridge.com/

All Aboard to Adventure on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Commence on your 9 Mile journey to the summit of Pikes Peak. Advanced tickets are highly recommended and may be purchased at www.cograilway.com

The cocktail scene in downtown Colorado Springs is hot, and we’re featuring some of the best mixologists to showcase their craft on this luxe happy hour. Learn the history behind a few classic cocktails, watch demonstrations, and revel in four outstanding libations paired with appetizers. Take this tour if you’re looking to celebrate, need a unique date night idea, or have a fun-loving group!
Highlights of this tour include:
Four signature cocktails from the most popular bars and speakeasies in downtown Colorado Springs
Savory or sweet appetizer pairings at every location
A visit to one of Chef Brother Luck’s restaurants to try a version of a dish he made on Season 16 of Bravo’s Top Chef
Exclusive visit to Colorado Springs’ most sought-after speakeasy while it’s closed to the public
Fun and scandalous stories of prohibition in the Wild West from your local Tour Leader
Public Tour Times: Saturdays from 3:30-6:00pm Tickets available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/tour/springs_signature-cocktail-tour/

Adventures Out West Jeep Tours-Your Adventure Starts Here With pricing ranging from $98-$159 per person, or $390-$550 for a private jeep charter, and AOW tour is a memory for a lifetime. Each tour stars its very own Cowboy guide that add additional character to the already scenic routes. Tours offered are: Garden of the Gods Foothills, Pikes Peak or Bust: Summit Tour, Old West High Country 4×4 Tour, a Jeep and Horseback Combo, and the Circuit Rider Faith Tour. More information, and reservation details, may be found at  https://advoutwest.com/jeeps/

Ride. Witness. Be inspired.  Academy Riding Stables offers breathtaking wrangler-led horseback rides through the Garden of the Gods park. Take it all in – rugged, plush landscape, dramatic views, 300-foot towering sandstone rock formations with a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak, while riding a horse matched with your experience, whether beginner or expert. For more information, or to book your tour, visit https://www.academyridingstables.com/garden-of-the-gods-horseback-ride/

Celebrate a Gold Camp Christmas!
The giant headframes that remain as ghosts of 1890’s gold mining days light up the night sky around Victor and Cripple Creek each holiday season. Holiday ornaments, some as large as 20 feet tall, are lit against the starry night skies of the Victor and Cripple Creek starting Friday of Thanksgiving Day weekend. The lights are best viewed from public roads around the district after dark and will be in place Friday-Sunday nights in December through New Year’s Day, weather/safety and volunteers permitting.

If you only have time for one tour, make it this one! This popular walking tour features tastings at five surprise destinations within walking distance. You’ll visit some of the most loved restaurants in downtown Colorado Springs while hearing local history and fun facts along the way!
Highlights of this tour include:
A three-hour guided dine-and-dash experience that provides a true local’s look into Colorado Springs’ blossoming culinary scene
Surprise itinerary featuring generous tastings from five local restaurants, hole-in-the-walls, and artisan food shops (enough for lunch!)
Opportunity to upgrade your ticket to include three preset pairings of Colorado craft beer, cocktails, cider or wine for only $15 (ages 21+ only)
Historical storytelling of Pikes Peak, The Antlers Hotel, the gold rush, the railroad, and more from one of our expert Tour Leaders
Public Tour Times: Wednesdays – Sundays from 1:45-4:45pm or 2:00-5:00pm Tickets available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/

Adventures Out West lets you explore Colorado from the basket of a hot air balloon, guaranteed to be an unforgettable adventure with breathtaking scenery. https://advoutwest.com/balloons-2/

Visit the Royal Gorge from the safety and warmth of a railcar! The Royal Gorge Railroad offers unparalleled views and a variety of dining experiences to enhance your trip. Tickets and trip details available at https://www.royalgorgeroute.com/

DISCOVER WHAT LIES BENEATH -ADVENTURE AWAITS AT Cave of the Winds Mountain Park! https://caveofthewinds.com/

Three hours…four Colorado craft breweries….up to 16 beers! Back by popular demand, our on-foot brewery experience is educational, delicious, and best of all…fun! We’ll meander through downtown Colorado Springs to discover four amazing breweries dedicated to their craft. Your expert local tour leader will ensure you receive VIP access throughout and answer any questions you have about this age-old process that is now more popular than ever.
Highlights of this tour include:
– Four Beer Flights (14-16 different beer tastings)
– Delicious and hearty food pairings including dessert (enough for lunch!)
– Fun beer facts and information on the brewing process
– Historical storytelling of Colorado Springs from your expert local Tour Leader
– A commemorative brewery tour sticker to remember your experience
Public Tour Times: Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00-3:00pm Reservations available at https://www.rockymountainfoodtours.com/tour/springs-craft-brewery-tour/

Our vistas are out of this world! This popular trail gains over 2,000 feet in elevation in less than a mile!
The Manitou Incline is open every day in December excepting December 24th and 25th. Reservations are required. For reservations: https://coloradosprings.gov/parks/page/manitou-incline

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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Electric Safari

When: Last Day Jan. 1, 2023 5 PM – 8:30 PM 
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cost: Max $24.75 per person. Rate varies depending on date

Lights, Animals and Holiday Spirit! Electric Safari at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is the only place in Colorado Springs where you can see over 85 one-of-a-kind light sculptures while celebrating the season with our animals at the same time! You’ll also enjoy photos with our larger-than-life illuminated inflatable animals, located throughout the Zoo! Electric Safari was voted 3rd Best Zoo Lights in the U.S. in 2019, 2020 and 2021 by USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice. This year’s event will celebrate 32 years of holiday cheer, and Santa Claus will be listening to wishes December 2-4 and 9-23. Come celebrate the holiday season with sparkling lights, animals and fun for the whole family! (Inflatables may not be viewable when high winds or other severe weather is present.) Advance timed tickets are required; no walk-up tickets available. Tickets available at https://www.cmzoo.org/events-programs/special-events/electric-safari/

The Fab Four – The Ultimate Beatles Tribute is coming to Colorado Springs on January 6, 2023. If you want to experience the best Beatles tribute ever, you won’t want to miss The Fab Four-The Ultimate Tribute.

The Emmy Award Winning Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ classics such as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Twist And Shout,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Hey Jude”, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing.

Their incredible stage performances include three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career, and this loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences in countries around the world, including Japan, Australia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil. Tickets available at https://www.axs.com/events/444705/the-fab-four-tickets?skin=pikespeakcenter

US International Duo Piano Competition

When: January 6-8, 2023
Where: Broadmoor Hotel International Center
Cost: Entry fee is $10 for each day to observe the competition or $30 for the weekend to watch all session of the competition. Military active duty and retired are free of charge. Tickets are available at the door.

International and US Duo Piano professionals and students competing for top honors in a three day event! Duo Piano Players in both the professional and amateur realms will be competing for money prizes (professionals) and honors. Pieces from international composers, jazz, classical and modern genres are presented at this event. Friday evening at 7 p.m. begins the professional Duo Piano competition. This is a must not miss event. The awards ceremony takes place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 8. Bob Baker and Nick Bucheff will entertain the audience during the Awards Ceremony.

“National Skating Month: Skating is for everyone” day sponsored by U.S. FIGURE SKATING

When: January 7, 2023
Where: Acacia Park
Cost: $10 per person, ticket includes skate rental

Open through January 31st the huge 4,675-sq ft (434 sq m) ice rink is located on the western side of Acacia park, available for all ages. Get into the Christmas spirit while gliding under the holiday lights and stars, listening to holiday tunes in the heart of the big city. Beginning skaters can get buckets to help them more fully enjoy the experience. 

COLORADO SPRINGS HOME BUILDING & REMODELING SHOW

When: January 7-9, 2023
Where: Norris Penrose Event Center
Cost: Free

The Home Building & Remodeling Show is the perfect event for the Colorado Springs homeowner who is planning for the year ahead. Every aspect of the home can be explored, from the smallest design detail to the largest house addition. Professionals will be on hand to share their valuable knowledge to bring your ideas to life or inspire you with new ones.

Skate with the COLORADO COLLEGE TIGERS

When: January 8, 2023 1-3pm
Where: Acacia Park
Cost: $10 per person, ticket includes skate rental

Open through January 31st the huge 4,675-sq ft (434 sq m) ice rink is located on the western side of Acacia park, available for all ages. Get into the Christmas spirit while gliding under the holiday lights and stars, listening to holiday tunes in the heart of the big city. Beginning skaters can get buckets to help them more fully enjoy the experience. 

After 25 years, CHICAGO is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one show stopping song after another and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. No wonder CHICAGO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards®, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, and thousands of standing ovations. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary — you’ve got to come see why the name on everyone’s lips is still…CHICAGO. PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Friday, January 13, 2023 at 8:00 PM; Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 2:00 PM; Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 8:00 PM Tickets available at http://www.axs.com/series/15871/chicago-pikes-peak-center-tickets?skin=pikespeakcenter

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. is an electrifying tribute celebrating the music of the legendary Aretha Franklin. This concert experience takes audiences on a journey of love, tragedy, courage, and triumph. Starring a live band and supreme vocalists, come experience a night of music by one of the greatest artists of all time.

The concert features all your favorite hits in one evening, including “Natural Woman,” “Think,” “I Knew You Were Waiting for Me,” “Chain of Fools,” “Respect,” and many more. You’ll be out of your seat and dancing in the aisles as you lose yourself in the music that inspired a generation. Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 7:30 PM Tickets available at http://www.axs.com/series/15872/r-e-s-p-e-c-t-pikes-peak-center-tickets?skin=pikespeakcenter

For five thousand years, China was home to a deeply spiritual civilization, one that treasured virtue, kindness, loyalty, and integrity. Based in New York, Shen Yun is now reviving this lost heritage through mesmerizing performances. It is five thousand years of civilization—reborn.

Today, Shen Yun has seven companies that simultaneously tour the world, giving hundreds of performances in over 100 cities globally. It’s the only performing arts group of its kind, dedicated not just to preserving but also to reviving traditional Chinese culture. Audience members often express intrigue piqued by the many rave reviews, and want to see what the “world’s premier classical Chinese dance company” looks like in action.

Audiences leave having all expectations filled and more, because Shen Yun is unique among performing arts companies as well, choreographing over a dozen new dances every season with a full-scale production that rivals top opera houses’ most lavish pieces.

The company’s Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra presents a performance combining the exquisite beauty of Chinese melodies with the grandeur of a Western symphony orchestra.

Performances Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 7:30 PM and Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 6:00 PM. Tickets available at https://www.axs.com/series/15810/shen-yun-tickets?skin=pikespeakcenter

Sunset Hike

When: January 20, 2023 4:30 PM –6:00 PM
Where: Palmer Lake recreation Area
Cost: $5 per person

Santa Fe Open Space in Palmer Lake is one of El Paso County’s newest Open Spaces. Meet at the Palmer Lake Recreation Area and take a mild stroll to enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful area at sunset and twilight. Hike is approximately 2.5-3 miles total. Dress for the weather!

Hairball is coming to Colorado Springs on Friday, January 20, at 8pm! Tickets, which range in price from $31.95 to $42.45 plus applicable fees, go on sale on Friday, December 2 at 10am and are available online at AXS.com or in person at the Pikes Peak Center box office. 

Van Halen, KISS, Motley Crue, Queen, Journey, and Aerosmith are but a few of the acts fans will see brought to life. The Hairball stage becomes an entirely new rock concert before your very eyes countless times throughout the night. These Rock & Roll soldiers pride themselves on nailing some of the most memorable licks and chops of all time, while adding their own style and flare that they’ve cultivated over decades of tireless performing. This isn’t a side job. These guys eat, sleep and breathe Rock & Roll!

2023 finds Hairball celebrating its 23rd year of rocking hundreds of thousands of people across the country. Constantly adding more characters, more pyrotechnics, more lights, more sound, more props, more surprises…more everything! While Happy often tells the audience “Today is the first day is the rest of your life!” Hairball performs every show as though it could be their last. Every night is a 100% full-on, no-holds-barred, exciting, chaotic, fiery party that has to be experienced to be believed!

Performance January 20, 2022 tickets go on sale Dec. 2 at https://www.axs.com/events/458511/hairball-tickets?skin=pikespeakcenter

Kim Richey, Grammy Nominee, Live in Concert

When: January 21, 2023 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Doors: 6pm for TLCA Members; 6:15 for General Public
Where: Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts
Cost: Advance: $20 TLCA Members – $24 Non-Members; Day of Show: $24 TLCA Members – $28 Non-Members; Reserved Seats in First Five Rows: $10 each in addition to ticket purchase; Meet-and-Greet: Up to 20 fans at $50 each in addition to ticket purchase

Kim Richey is a traveller. Musically, physically, emotionally. Not merely restless or rootless, it’s who she is. Willing to follow where the music leads, she’s landed in Los Angeles, Nashville, London, working with a who’s who of producers – Richard Bennett, Hugh Padgham, Bill Bottrell, Angelo, Giles Martin. She’s attracted a coterie of top-shelf genre-definers — Jason Isbell, Trisha Yearwood, Church Prophet, My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel, Wilco’s Pat Sansone – for her critically-lauded projects.

Part of what draws them to the dusky honey of her crystalline alto is the way she writes: to and from the soul, never flinching from the conflicts and crushing moments, yet always finding dignity and resilience. Her arc of the human heart is true. True enough that over the years, Richey’s been both Grammy nominated and awarded. First nominated for Yearwood’s truculently groove-country “Baby, I Lied,” then part of the Best Southern Gospel, Country or Bluegrass Album Amazing Grace 2: A Country Salute to Gospel, plus that #1 co-written with Radney Foster “Nobody Wins.”

Tickets available at https://trilakesarts.org/event/kim-richey-2/

Tango Piazzola! Performed by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic

When: January 21 & 22, 2023 7:30 PM –9:30 PM
Where: 5225 N Nevada Ave | Colorado Springs, CO | 80918
Cost: $32.75 – $82.75

Argentine composer Astor Piazzola wrote his own delicious tango response to Vivaldi’s “Seasons,” a rollicking, foot-stomping tour of Buenos Aires. Tickets available at https://csphilharmonic.org/event/tango-piazzolla/

Tanner Gun Show

When: January 27-29, 2023 Fri 3-7, Sat 9-5, Sun 9-4
Where: Norris Penrose1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd Colorado Springs, CO 80305
Cost: $15 for the entire weekend  

We’ve been around since 1964 and we are now expanding into Colorado Springs with 500 tables at the newly remodeled, including a beautiful concrete floor, Norris Penrose Event Center.

At our Colorado Springs gun show, you’ll find 500 tables with all types of guns, knives, ammunition, survival gear/food, and related hunting and fishing accessories including, holsters, western wear, gun safes, books, and war relics, and other collectibles. You are guaranteed the largest selection of old and new firearms in the state because we attract vendors from throughout the Western half of the U.S.

Concealed carry permit classes are also available at each show through Effective Firearms Training. Classes are held once on Saturday and once on Sunday during the show. 

Every Colorado Springs gun show is buy, sell, & trade! Customers are encouraged to bring in their guns to sell, trade, or to get an appraisal. 

From the coolest gadgets and technologies to antiques and collector’s items, you’ll find it all here. Although the focus of the show is guns, knives, and outdoor equipment, there are also some other items for those not interested in guns, such as beef jerky, western wear, jewelry, artwork, and books. More information available at https://www.tannergunshow.com/event/colorado-springs-gun-show-jan-27-29-2023/

Colorado Springs Philharmonic Presents “Don Quixote”

When: January 28 & 29, 2023 7:30 PM –9:30 PM
Where: 5225 N Nevada Ave | Colorado Springs, CO | 80918
Cost: $28 – $84

Local favorite cellist Jan Vogler rejoins Josep Caballé-Domenech and the Philharmonic to “play” the knight himself, Don Quixote de la Mancha, with a theme as noble and graceful as Cervantes dreamed him to be. His loyal servant Sancho Panza is played by violist Matthew Lipman.

Call it “musical comedy heaven” (Rolling Stone). Call it “the most uproarious new musical in years!” (The Hollywood Reporter). Call it TOOTSIE! This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime. Featuring a hilarious Tony®-winning book by Robert Horn and an outrageously clever score by 2018 Tony-winner David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), this New York Times Critic’s Pick is “a joyful delight” (The Washington Post) that’s “so packed with punchlines, it should be called a jokebox musical!” (Bloomberg). “In these turbulent times, when the world seems out of balance, we need a place to let the good times roll,” raves Rolling Stone. “TOOTSIE is it!”

Performance Schedule Monday, January 30, 2023 at 7:30 PM; Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 7:30 PM Tickets available at http://www.axs.com/series/15873/tootsie-pikes-peak-center-tickets?skin=pikespeakcenter

For more upcoming events, arts and culture, visit: PeakRadar.com

Months Offered: January

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