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

 

 

 

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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

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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.

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/

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/

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 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. Face masks may be required at some or all of these locations.

World Dance Festival Presented by Shakti Dance Troupe

 

Vibrant Traditional & Cultural Dances from around the World performed by an incredible line up of artists! Including Polynesian Dance, Spanish Flamenco, Brazilian Samba, Egyptian & Tribal Belly Dance, Odissi East Indian Classical, Ballet, Modern, & Break Dance! This World Dance Festival is brought to you by Tejas of The Shakti Dance Troupe and her beautiful & talented dancer friends! Venue offers Drinks & Food. Fritzy’s is on the corner of Wasatch and Colorado Downtown Colorado Springs downstairs from the Triple Nickel.

 

 

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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

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/

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 3:30-6:00pm 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/

 

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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The Ying Quartet: Intermezzo Series

When: May 4, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Packard Hall, 5 W Cache La Poudre St
Cost: $30 for General Admission

The Ying Quartet returns to Packard Hall for this year’s Intermezzo Season Finale. The Ying Quartet “combines brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today’s world.”https://www.peakradar.com/event/smf-intermezzo-series-the-ying-quartet/

First Friday Art Walk

When: Friday, May 6, 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.

Colorado Pet Expo & Conference

When: May 6-8, 2022 
Where: Colorado Springs Event Center
Cost: $9/per Adult/per Day or $18 for weekend 

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! For more information/details about this event visit https://allevents.in/colorado%20springs/colorado-pet-expo-and-conference-spring-2022/10000272732228437

2nd Annual Fakes and Forgeries Art Show and Sale

When: May 6, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Alvarez Gallery Art School, 218 West Colorado Ave

Start your tour of the First Friday ArtWalk on 21st street and have your chance to own a masterpiece. Featuring recreations done with great skill and passion of the great masters such as Monet, O’Keefe, Van Gogh, Vermeer, Morisot and more that are available at a fraction of the value of the original work.

Derby Days at Cerberus featuring Harley & Davy

When: May 7, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Cerberus Brewery
Cost: Open to Public

Come on out for a warm-up event to the biggest race at the “Twin Spires” each year! StableStrides is packing up our superhero pony duo, Harley & Davidson, and bringing them to the Cerberus patio! Cerberus Brewing is concocting special drinks and special menu items and Josh & John’s Ice Cream will be on-site with the Scoop Bus. It’s a Derby Day event like none other, in benefit of the important mission at StableStrides, trust us when we say you don’t want to miss it! 

Join the Essential Wellness Society in honoring the women in our lives that deserve to be celebrated, pampered, and loved on!

When: May 7th, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: The top level of the 21c Library, 117 Chapel Hills Dr.

This FREE community event will have vendors, homemade products, a photo booth, make and takes, and much more!

 

2022 Humming Bird Festival

When: May 7, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S Cheyenne Canyon Rd

Sponsored by the Friends of Cheyenne Canon and North Cheyenne Canon Park this FREE event will gave a variety of fun and educational presentations for bird lovers of all ages.  For more info visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2128884890602676/?ref=newsfeed

Mother’s Day Tea & Gift Sale

When: May 7, 2022 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Seatings
Where: The Salvation Army Colorado Springs Corps, 908 Yuma Street
Cost: $20 per person

Enjoy a delightful English tea with delicious mini sandwiches, scones, pastries and a free gift. Celebrate the women in your life while helping women and children within the Colorado Springs community at the same time. Reservations can be made at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mothers-day-tea-gift-sale-tickets-317251466677

U.S. Air Force Academy Planetarium Open House

When: May 7, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and every Monday,                                Wednesday, and Friday thereafter from noon to 2 p.m. See details at                       https://www.usafa.edu/facilities/planetarium/
Where: Air Force Academy Planetarium, 2120 Cadet Drive; Parking is available at the Visitor Center and at the Planetarium

Heralding the re-opening of the Planetarium to the public since the COVID-19 pandemic ended routing public access, the Air Force Academy is hosting a free and open to the public there will be planetarium shows, photo opportunities and food trucks. A face mask is not required for Planetarium entry.

Mother’s Day Tea Presented by McAllister House Museum At McAllister House

When: May 7, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Seatings
Where: McCallister House Museum, 423 N Cascade Ave 80903
Cost: Starts at $40 Tickets may be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mothers-day-tea-at-the-mcallister-house-registration-317252680307

Home to Henry McCallister Family (prominent in the establishment of Colorado Springs) the McAllister House will be hosting an “Afternoon Cream Tea” in the carriage house with scones, finger sandwiches, and deserts. Guests will then tour the “oldest house in Colorado Springs.”

 

 

Locations Offering Special Mother’s Day Events on Mother’s Day

Collegium Musicum Concert Presented by Colorado College Music Department

When: May 8, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.
Where: Packard Hall
Cost: FREE

Collegium Musicum is Colorado College’s “old music” ensemble, focusing on classical and dance music from the Renaissance period. The Collegium performs on instruments standard to the eras being studied, giving students the opportunity to learn recorders, frame drums, viols, and more. The group performs many of its own arrangements, and students play a role in the process of re-creating music, that, despite its great age, is not forgotten. 

Passport to Pizzolato Wines at Pizzeria Rustica

When: May 10, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Pizzeria Rustica 2527 W Colorado Ave
Cost: $79 per person, plus tax & service

Join Pizzeria Rustica, an authentic Italian trattoria that uses fresh ingredients to make their staples like pizza sauce, and mozzarella in house, as the serve a gourmet wine dinner benefitting WestSide Cares. The full menu can be seen at https://allevents.in/colorado%20springs/passport-to-pizzolato-wines/200022311590207 Call 719.475.9700 to reserve your place. 

Pizza Party Cooking Class

When: May 10, 2022 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Gather Food Studio & Spice Shop, 2011 W Colorado Ave
Cost: $65.00

Back by popular demand, this adults only class will teach you how to make a classic, yeasted pizza dough in class, then take yours home for another day. The instructor will have pre-risen dough ready for you to cook with and no wait time for proofing. Then learn four different types of pizzas! This class is taught in a 2×4 format – you’ll split up into groups of 2 and each twosome will tackle one recipe. Then you’ll package up some of each recipe to try! On the menu: Sausage Pomodoro Pizza, White Pizza with Garlic Mushrooms, and Herb Infused Olive Oil, Kale & Whipped Ricotta Pizza, and Thai Chicken Pizza. Class can be purchased at https://www.gatherfoodstudio.com/product-page/tues-may-10-pizza-party

 

Tiny Home Community Development Conference

When: May 12,2022 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
            May 13, 2022 from 7:30 a.m.to noon
Where: Norris Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd
Cost: Day 1 $295, Day 2 $150, must attend Day 1 to be eligible for Day 2

Do you want to Build a Tiny House Community? Many tiny home owners and enthusiasts have discussed building or investing in the development of a tiny home community. There are many elements that need to be considered before one proceeds with such an undertaking. The presenters include: Master Planner, Land Acquisition Specialist, Real Estate Broker, Local Governance, Architect/Engineering, Investor/Finance. The presenters will outline for participants the items one must consider and the procedures one undertakes in the planning for the potential of a tiny home community development. The conference will focus on how to Research, Strategize and Plan through the various stages of development including: Due Diligence, Entitlements, Site Construction, Building Construction and Sales/Operations. The result of the conference will give independent developers the framework to assemble a professional team and the financial analysis that should be undertaken for a successful project. Are you ready for an immersive cram course? Seating is limited to 125. 200 Live Streaming seats are available. To register go to: https://www.greatamericantinyhouse.show/event-details/tiny-house-community-development-conference-2022-05-12-07-00

Boot Scootin’ for Angels

When: May 12, 2002
Where: Flying W Ranch
Cost: $85 per Individual Attendee

The event will feature delicious barbeque, a cornhole tournament, silent auction and a live country band to create a Boot Scootin’ good time at the iconic Flying W Ranch! Games on the Western Front include: Mechanical Bull Rides, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4, Giant Tic-Tac-Toe, and Horse Shoes. Proceeds benefit Angels of America’s Fallen, a non-profit group that encourages and funds healthy positive activities for the children of fallen firefighters, military, and law enforcement. They empower these children to participate in healing developmental activities such as sports, music, and other arts as positive outlets for their grief during their entire childhood. Angels pays for the activities, but their support is much more than just writing checks; they follow up to encourage the children and share in celebrating their successes throughout each year. This long-term engagement is crucial for creating true lasting positive impact, and helps them develop their own personal identity, increase self-confidence, and write their own story of success rather than growing up in the shadow of a hero. For tickets, go to: https://secure.qgiv.com/event/bootscootinforangels/

Cirque Italia Water Circus

When: May 12-15, 2022 
Where: Citadel Mall, 750 Citadel Drive E
Cost: Starting at $10.82

Cirque Italia presents “Aquatic Spectacular.” The name reflects a unique attribute under the tent, as the show features a custom designed water stage that travels from city to city. The stage holds 35,000 gallons of water that performers dazzle over while thrilling the audience with every move. With this unique feature under the tent, guests will be surprised, for it’s a show of its own!

Cirque Italia brings talented artists from across the world under the big top with performances that will really have you wanting more. They bring unique aerial acts, hand balancing, contortionists, and many more surprise performances that are breathtaking. They have created a show that is magical, modern, breathtaking, and most importantly –unforgettable! To view showtimes and/or purchase tickets go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cirque-italia-water-circus-colorado-springs-co-thursday-may-12-at-730pm-tickets-324365795827

Acoustic Eidolon 

When: May 13, 2022 7:00 p.m.
Where: Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts
Cost: In Advance $25, At the Door $30

Eidolon is unique in that they have invented an instrument that helps give them their own musical voice, the guitjo, a double-necked instrument that has been described by everyone from JAZZIZ Magazine to USA Today as being a “beautiful harp-like sounding instrument…like nothing they’ve ever heard before.” Combining the warmth of the cello with the lush resonance of the guitjo Eidolon captivates audiences throughout the world with their signature “new acoustic” sound and boundless possibilities in blending Celtic, Americana, World & Flamenco musical influences, something that Dirty Linen Magazine praises as “a sumptuous musical feast.” 

Incredible Circus Millibo

When: May 13-22, 2022 Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only
Where: Millibo Art Theatre
Cost: $12.50 per person

Join Ringmaster Jim Jackson as The 18th Annual Incredible Circus Millibo returns indoors for eight performances for audiences of all ages. Elizabeth Fluharty, Christopher Keller, Kayla Wimmerle, and a high-energy bunch of CIRKIDS will create a magical, cartoon Circus. Performers of all ages bring circus excitement with aerial acrobatics, stilt dancing, object juggling, silly tumbling, and magical clown antics. Tickets are available for purchase at: https://themat.easy-ware-ticketing.com/eventsByProduction/A000000195

Rough Magic Presented by The Colorado Springs School

When: May 13th & 14th, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Louisa Performing Arts Center, 21 Broadmoor Ave
Cost: FREE

Transplanting characters from The Tempest to present-day New York, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s “Rough Magic” is a Shakespearean action-adventure-fantasy in the tradition of Harry Potter and The X-Men.

‘Rough Magic’ conjures a mythical, magical meta-universe in which the evil sorcerer, Prospero, is willing to do anything to recover his stolen book of magic — even if it means Manhattan’s destruction. Lucky for us, New York’s defenders include a quartet of unlikely heroes: Melanie Porter, a plucky, raven-haired dramaturg with the ability to free characters from plays; Caliban, Prospero’s hunky (though not-too-bright) son; Tisiphone, a revenge-seeking Fury from Ancient Greece; and a 17-year-old lifeguard from Coney Island named Chet Baxter. May the forces of evil beware…

Gypsy Swing Revue Featuring Kristi Stice on Vocals

When: May 13, 2022 from 6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Black Rose Acoustic Society 12530 Black Forest Road
Cost: $15 general admission

Gypsy Swing Revue is a group based in the Denver metro area of Colorado. They perform music in the “Hot Club” style popularized by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in Paris during the 30’s and 40’s. The focus is on tight arrangements with plenty of room for jazz improvisation. With a mix of instrumental pieces and vocals, this energetic music is fun for everyone. No advance ticket sales. Admission is first-come, first-served at the door.

 

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Foundation Benefit Concert

When: May 13, 2022 Doors Open 5:00 PM | Happy Hour 5:00-6:00 PM |                            Show Starts 7:00 PM
Where: Boot Barn Hall, 13071 Bass Pro Drive
Cost: $35

The concert features Original, Classic, Top 40 Country and Classic Rock performed by the incredible Jeffrey Alan Band and Sandy Wells Band. Two incredible artists- one great cause. Proceeds go to the PPOBRF.

Seventh Annual Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival

When: May 13-15, 2022
Where: Bear Creek Nature Center
Cost: $35

Discover new birds when you register for the local festival that promotes conservation and education, building upon the natural and agricultural heritage resources of the Pikes Peak Region. Choose from over 30 field trips and activities. Registration opens March 26 at the Official Website: https://pikespeakbirdingandnaturefestival.org/registration/

Great American Tiny House Show

When: May 14 or 15, 2022
Where: Norris Penrose Convention Center 1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd, Colorado               Springs, CO
Cost: $15 per person

The Great American Tiny House Show is a two-day exposition that helps you to connect you 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 design, other alternative housing options, 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.eventbrite.com/e/colorado-great-american-tiny-house-show-tickets-228531583117

Block Party Beer Fest

When: May 14, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Where: Downtown Colorado Springs
Cost: $35-$45 includes all you can enjoy beer and snacks + Free pint card.

Join us for our inaugural Block Party Beer Fest! To kick things off, we’re throwing a 90’s themed beer bash with some of our very best brewery friends in and around the neighborhood. See below for lineup.

Dress to impress! Break out those JNCOs, scrunchies, overalls, and bucket hats — we’ll be giving away prizes for the Best 90’s outfits along with other fun giveaways.

All proceeds to benefit Kidpower Colorado, a local nonprofit focused on comprehensive safety education for children. Join us in raising money for a great cause and having a rad time while doing it. Purchase tickets and view the brewery lineup at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/block-party-beer-fest-at-phantom-canyon-tickets-318957178507 

Silent Disco and Food Truck Rally

When: May 14, 2022
Where: Bud Ford Pavilion at Soda Springs Park
Cost:$15-$20

SSSHHH….THIS PARTY IS QUIET.

Silent Disco started rocking in Manitou in 2018. Due to popular demand, the disco is back for 2022! See who’s listening to what channel based on the color of their headphones. It’s a battle, it’s a dance-a-thon, its the quietest party you’ve ever been to. While you’re there, grab a bite, have a drink, make some memories….. Very silent ones. Tickets and more information may be found at: https://manitoumade.com/shop/experiences/events/2022-silent-disco-food-truck-rally/

 

Run to the Shrine

When: May 15, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cost: $50-$55

Join us on Saturday, May 14 or Sunday, May 15, 2022 for Run to the Shrine, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s annual fundraiser run/walk. This 4-mile casual run/walk winds through the Zoo and up to Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, with giraffe, 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, casual walkers and families of all ages. Jogging strollers with tethers and automatic hand brakes are welcome!

Run to the Shrine registration includes Zoo admission until 8 p.m. and a commemorative performance T-shirt featuring an African penguin. (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/

719 Battle of the Food Trucks

When: May 15, 2022 from 11:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Mt Carmel Veterans Service Center, 530 Communication Circle
Cost: $30

Rev Up Your Appetite!

Phil Long Dealerships, Mt. Carmel Veteran Services Center and The 719 Food Truck Fest are pleased to announce the first annual 719 Battle of The Food Trucks! Hosted by Mt. Carmel Veteran Services Center, this foodie frenzy involves a citywide face off where 30+ food trucks will compete with sample sizes of their most delicious menu items to win best food truck in Colorado Springs!

Colorado Springs is home to all different styles, flavors and a variety of colorful cuisines. Especially in food truck form!

This family fun event will offer live music, your favorite local radio DJs, axe throwing, face painting, food samples, prizes, a People’s Choice competition, local guest chef judges and a beer garden! All in the spirit of giving back to Mt. Carmel Veteran Services Center to support their critical and supportive services to the veteran and military community. 

General Admission is $30 – This includes 10 sampling tickets, entry into the event, souvenir 719 Battle of The Food Truck gift, samples from participating food trucks, and access to booths, games and beer garden (beer garden 21+ only). Tickets can be purchased at https://kxrmtix.ticketfill.com/

Paella on the Patio

When: May 15, 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-may-15-2022-classic-mixta-tickets-304264813247

Lunar Eclipse Observing Program

When: May 15, 2022 8:00 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.
Where: Limekiln Trailhead parking lot at Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Cost: Free event but a State Park Pass is Required!

The Colorado Springs Astronomical Society and Cheyenne Mountain State Park are hosting a Lunar Eclipse Star Party at the Limekiln trailhead parking lot from 8 PM – Midnight. Observe the eclipse through our telescopes, we’ll show you how to take a picture of the Moon using your phone and one of our telescopes! And we’ll provide advice and assistance to anyone interested in using an advanced DSLR or Mirrorless camera to take pictures of the Moon transiting through Earth’s shadow.

The Mobile Earth Science Observatory (MESO) will also be there and supporting this event with many different hands-on activities for people of all ages. State Park passes can be purchased upon entry to the park for $9/vehicle.

 

 

American Tango Fundamentals Dance Class

When: May 18, 2022 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Dance Wonderland, 2103 N Weber St
Cost: $19 per person

In this exciting dance class — designed for beginners — you’ll learn the dramatic art of American tango, a ballroom dance that originated in Buenos Aires. Tango is characterized by marked rhythms, distinct postures and abrupt pauses. This class is perfect for beginners who want to stun onlookers on any ballroom floor. Instructors Danny, Naomi and Scott are inspiring teachers who will unleash your untapped potential. You’ll learn fundamental techniques, and rapidly grow your skill set. This class is life-changing — so sign-up and get dancing today! For additional information and dates visit: https://www.classpop.com/dance-classes/5774/american-tango-fundamentals

Pikes Peaks Derby Dames vs Boulder County Bombers

When: May 20, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Xfinity Sports Arena
Cost: $10-$15 per person

For the first time in over 2 years, The Pikes Peak All Stars will take on Boulder County, you won’t want to miss this!

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.

CSI- Colorado Springs

When: May 21, 2022
Where: Your day will begin at a secret starting location revealed to you in your pre-game briefing
Cost: $80 team ticket (6 players)

Think you could solve a murder case? Experience life as a Crime Scene Investigator in this thrilling outdoor murder mystery event. Scramble around town, find evidence, solve clues, interrogate suspects, use forensic techniques, codebreaking, and good old-fashioned detective work to crack the case in this limited ticket event! To purchase tickets please visit: https://www.cluedupp.com/products/csi-colorado-springs-co

CluedUpp Games-How it works https://youtu.be/5EOc0so33zc

 

 

Classic Car Show 

When: May 21, 2022
Where: FH Beerworks, 2490 North Powers Frontage Road
Cost: FREE

A classic car show hosted by Pikes Peak VMCAA. Vehicles will be on hand for you to check out and owners will also be at the event for you to talk about the history and future of these classic cars. While you’re there grab a cold beer from FH Beerworks, enjoy a cocktail from NEAT Whiskey House and get some fresh made food from 1231 Craft Kitchen!

 

Rocky Mountain Rumble: Bulls are Back

When: May 21, 2022
Where: Norris Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd
Cost: up to$45

Triple J Rodeo is bringing back the Rocky Mountain Rumble. This May, the Bulls are Back at the base of America’s Mountain! 1030 am and 1pm, Bulls are bucking. In the morning and early afternoon is free until 3:00 p.m.  At 4:00 p.m. the gates open and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. Take advantage of the new VIP experience: Best seats, free food, gift and parking. Tickets are purchased at https://www.showclix.com/event/the-bulls-are-back-triple-j-rodeo For the VIP Experience which includes 1 meal voucher/ticket, a Triple J Rodeo Souvenir, choose seats located in boxes 132 – 143.

Mad Hatter’s Ball: A Murder Mystery

When: May 21, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Enlisted Association, 3065 South Academy Boulevard
Cost: $20 per person

The neighborhood socialites have touted the Hatter’s Ball as the bash of the year in the isolated town of Bloodworth Falls. Mayor Riley White has organized the event in the old Bloodwood Castle as a diversion from the scandals that have plagued the town in recent months. Of course, it’s no coincidence the ball is scheduled right before the upcoming mayoral election.

The mayor posted the invite list online, and your adversaries have already sent in their RSVPs. You’re intrigued and have decided you cannot miss an opportune moment to seek revenge on those who have crossed you in the past. Now, you are on a hunt for the perfect hat. This is where your story begins.

Drink specials, food and a night of fun! Swag bag with each ticket purchase. Receive your role through email after ticket purchase. Costume Attire required for entry! Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mad-hatter-murder-mystery-tickets-311839228527

 

 

Spring Fling Brunch Wine Tasting

When: May 22, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Wayfinder Coffee Co., 6140 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Cost: $50

With several wines, and a Mimosa surprise, you’ll leave in the mood to frolic! Paired with a beautiful brunch buffet. Tickets can be purchased at Wayfinder Coffe Co. or online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-fling-brunch-wine-tasting-tickets-322735880707

 

 

 

 

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

 

 

13th Annual MeadowGrass Music Festival

When: May 27-29, 2022
Where: La Foret Conference & Retreat Center
Cost: up to $180

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, ropes course, and 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, 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. Event happens rain or shine. Tickets may be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/13th-annual-meadowgrass-music-festival-tickets-175736220767

 

 

 

47th Annual Territory Days

When: May 28-30, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day
Where: Old Colorado City
Cost: FREE

Now in its 47th 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.

 

2in1 Fun Flea market and Community Picnic

When: May 28, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: West Side Community Center, 1628 W Bijou St
Cost: FREE

The HSPPR Wellness Wagon for pets will be here as well. Food Trucks, different vendors for all your shopping needs, free to play and win carnival games, giveaways, and More! 

 

Gold Camp Adventure Tours

When: May 28, 2022 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.

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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August Events...

Check out our Specials & Packages!

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

 

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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September Events...

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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?

Check out our Specials & Packages!

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/

Also at the Royal Gorge. . .

Preview the magic at https://fb.watch/h6u-D0s9nr/

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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And, remember that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner…

 

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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