The Parade of Homes is perfect for looky-loos and snoopers alike. In fact, it is highly encouraged. The Parade of Homes Colorado Springs 2021 happens September 10-26 with tickets going on sale in late August. This is the 67th annual Parade of Homes and it is sponsored by the Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs (HBA). Homes range in price from $300,000s to over $2,000,000 and this is the premier place to come to meet builders and see the new and evolving technologies in home building and home design.
If you are unfamiliar with the HBA, they have been around since the 1950s as a voice of the homebuilding community and associated trades. They advocate for attainable housing, contribute to regional development issues and serve the Colorado Springs community through various programs such as Careers in Construction Colorado and HBA Cares programs. Our Colorado Springs HBA cares about building a better Colorado Springs.
The HBA Parade of Homes offers the public a first-hand look at the current trends and cutting-edge innovations in new home design and home products. For the three-week event, participants can tour homes, talk to builders, gather ideas, and try out new technologies. It is one of the best ways to get excited about building a new home. This showcase covers all trends in affordable living to luxury dream homes complete with every amenity imaginable.
Each year attendees of the Parade of Homes get to vote on their favorite homes by price point. All Parade of Homes attendees who visited a minimum of eight homes are allowed to cast their vote in multiple price categories.
The Parade of Homes has some long-running sponsors of this popular event. La–Z–Boy Furniture Galleries, Mortgage Solutions Financial, Oakwood Homes, The Gazette, Oakwood Homes Design Center, and Colorado Springs Utilities have all been past sponsors and their support is key to a well-organized and fun event.
At past events, La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries sweetens the pot by providing a $5,000 shopping spree grand prize for one lucky Parade-goer who voted for their favorite homes. Other great prizes are also offered by the Parade of Homes Sponsors.
In addition to the amazing homes on tour, each year the Parade of Homes also highlights a few of the featured communities of the area. Additional information about these communities is available and several homes in these communities are available for touring. For 2021, the featured communities included:
Builders participate in the Parade of Homes year after year. From large production builders like Classic Homes, Century Communities, and Oakwood Homes to small custom home builders like All About Home, Murphy's Custom Homes, and Galiant Homes, you are bound to find a builder that you connect with. Builder representatives are often staged at the homes to answer questions and to demonstrate some of the unique features of the homes. In addition, you can also find a variety of resources regarding architects, landscapers, interior designers, and more in each of the homes. Plan on coming home from the Parade of Homes with business cards, pamphlets, and design books.