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Things to do This Weekend in Colorado Springs

August 6, 2021

Having something to look forward to helps the week go by quicker. When Friday rolls around we are always looking for the best things to do this weekend in Colorado Springs. We are so fortunate to live in a great place where there is a plethora of outdoor activities and fun things to do throughout the Pikes Peak Region. Whether you enjoy horseback riding, a trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, live music, picnic areas, hiking trails, or a trip to a visitor center or nature center, there is something for you to enjoy in the Colorado Springs area Here is a running list of our Finally Friday posts to give you a little motivation and inspiration on what to do this weekend.

Things to do This Weekend in Colorado Springs

Nov 12th-14th, 2021

Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival

One of our favorite events of the year! The 34th annual Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival is happening this year both in-person and virtually! This is the longest-running women’s film festival in North America that honors films and filmmakers that present the world as women experience it.

There are 20+ movies for you to watch, along with forums afterward for discussion. Watch in person this weekend, or virtually the following weekend! πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈIt’s happening this weekend, November 12-14th, with tickets ranging in price based on the pass you choose, as well as a Virtual Encore November 18-21. Films will be shown at the Pikes Peak Center downtown.

For more information and for the virtual links and tickets, please visit:


Nov 6th 2021

Veteran’s Day Parade

We have a big event here for everybody! Veterans and current service members are a staple for Colorado Springs. We have 5 military bases here as well as the Air Force Academy, so it’s huge. This weekend, we honor the service members who worked in various parts of our military! They sacrificed many things so that the citizens of this country can continue living comfortable lives.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈWe ask everybody to come down to the Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 6th at 10 am! The location is Tejon Street and will continue downtown.

For more information please visit:


Nov 2nd 2021 at 5pm

Dia De Los Muertos

πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌ It’s Finally Friday and we are ready to celebrate!

After your Halloween weekend, you should come down to the Fine Arts Center in Colorado Springs for the Dia De Los Muertos Celebration! It will have dancing, ofrendas, and of course face paint and costumes.

It’s happening this coming Tuesday, November 2nd, and has FREE admission. You will still need to check-in before you go. Check it out!

For more information please visit:


October 23rd 2021 at 5pm

Air Force vs. San Diego State

🏈 It’s FFFFinally FFFFriday and we are ready for some FFFFootball! 🏈

Nothing says Colorado Springs more than the Air Force Academy and sports, so we say you should head over to the Academy and take in both of these wonderful institutions. Root for our home team while saving lots of πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’° compared to professional football. The game this weekend is against San Diego State and is Saturday, October 23rd at 5pm at Falcon Stadium.


Oct 15th & 16th 2021

Things to do for Halloween in Colorado Springs

Halloween is just around the corner, so you had better start planning now! Whether you need something mild for your toddler, or you want to get your socks scared off, we have some great suggestions for you.

View some of our suggestions here:


Oct 8th & Oct 9th, 2021

Old House Vintage Market

Finally Friday is here and we are ready for some shopping! πŸ›οΈ

If you are a fan of vintage decor or farmhouse-style design, this is the event for you. This Friday is a VIP Shopping Party with $9 admission tickets and Saturday you can browse all day for only $5. Held at the Norris Penrose Event Center, this is a fun place to get ideas and HGTV inspiration.

Tickets and more info at

For other weekend ideas, keep watching for our Finally Friday posts.


Oct 2nd, 2021 10am – 4pm

Downtown Urban Living Tour

It’s Finally Friday! πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ‘

We made it to Friday! As always, we know you are looking for something to do this weekend.πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ Well if you like checking out the various different home styles around the city, this is your chance. Downtowners will be opening their homes from 10 am-4 pm. You will be able to see everything from repurposed warehouses to legacy properties. Purchase your tickets for $15 by following the link below.

It’s happening on October 2nd. Property details and addresses are listed in the link.

🏒 Event hosted by Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs:

For more information and tickets please visit:


Sept 24th-26th, 2021

9th Annual Colorado Springs Oktoberfest

It’s FINALLY FRIDAY! And we are ready for Fall with some 🍻!!

Our weekend recommendation is the 9th annual Colorado Springs Oktoberfest at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry. Stop in for some beer, food, Wiener dog racing, and wine tasting. Make sure to get a pretzel before we eat them all! See you there! September 24th-26th from 5 pm-11 pm. **Make sure to register for tickets before 1:45 pm each day!**

For more information visit:

Rock Ledge Ranch PowWow

Sep 18th, 2021

Rock Ledge Ranch PowWow

This is the 11th year for the Rock Ledge Ranch PowWow. There will be great native foods, storytellers, dancers, and more.

The PowWow attracts dancers and performers from all over and you will experience a mix of traditional and contemporary songs and events.

This event is being held Saturday, Sep 18th from 10 am – 5 pm at the Rock Ledge Ranch site is located at 3105 Gateway Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Feel free to bring your own chairs and shade for an entertaining afternoon.

More about this event here.


Sep 10-26, 2021

Colorado Springs Parade of Homes

Luckily you don’t have to cram this event into a weekend, you have several weeks to enjoy the Parade of Homes. If you are a real estate junkie like we are, this is the event for you.

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.

More info on this event can be found here.

Things to do for Labor Day

Sep 4, 5, 6, 2021

Labor Day Lift Off

If you have never been to this event, this is your year! The Labor Day Lift Off has been making the skies over Colorado Springs beautiful for years now, and this free event appeals to people of all ages.

Held every Labor Day weekend, the balloons will lift off Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at 7 am. Additionally, there is a balloon glow on Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7 pm. In between those times, come and enjoy food, music, and the beauty of Memorial Park.

If you capture the hot air balloon fever, you can even go on a hot air balloon ride up and over the city. This is an event that you don’t want to miss. Check out other things to do for Labor Day weekend.


August 21-22, 2021

Adult Fun and Games

So many of our Things to do in Colorado Springs are geared toward families and kids. This weekend, we are going to be a little selfish and talk about some fun places to go when you are over 21 and want to feel like a kid again.

One place that immediately comes to mind is SuperNova with locations both downtown Colorado Springs on Boulder and in Old Colorado City on Colorado Ave. SuperNova is known for their games, grub and suds. Go for happy hour M-F from 3-6 and grab a game or two of Galaga!

Ready for some bowling or cornhole? Head over to Rail Yard Gaming + Gastropub on Nevada Ave With their fun games and made from scratch restaurant, you and your friends will have a blast at Rail Yard. Looking for something tamer? Go next door to watch a movie at their sister company Roadhouse Cinema and enjoy wine, beer, and heated recliners.


August 14-15, 2021

Donkey Derby Days, Cripple Creek

Get your donkey on in Cripple Creek this weekend. This is a very fun festival that celebrates the donkeys that are thought to be direct descendants of the original Gold Rush herd. There will be a pancake breakfast, parades, and of course Donkey Races.

For more info visit:

Things to do this weekend in Colorado Springs

August 6-8, 2021

Rocky Mountain Book & Paper Fair

The Rocky Mountain Book & Paper Fair is for people who are interested in Colorado history, postcards, maps, and ephemera to browse and shop a wide variety of materials and vendors.

Held this weekend Aug 6-7:
Friday – 2pm – 7pm
Saturday – 10am – 5pm

Colorado Springs Event Center
3960 Palmer Park Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80909

For More Info:


July 30 – Aug 1, 2021

Tokyo Games Fan Fest

Come join the city to celebrate our competitors from the USA as well as Colorado Springs! With both the US Olympic Training Center and the US Olympic and Paralympic Museums in our downtown Colorado Springs, we are Olympic Central!

Brief Schedule of Events:

Friday 7/30:
Meet and Greet with several Gold Medalists in Swimming, Ice Hockey, and Canoe. Demonstrations include Table Tennis, Skateboarding, and Taekwondo.

Saturday 7/31:
Meet and Greet with several Gold Medalists in Figure Skating, diving, Track and field, and Shooting.

Sunday 8/1:
Meet and Greet with several other Medalists and watching in-person Taekwondo, Fencing, and Judo.

Events, times, locations, and more info at:

Things to do this weekend in Colorado Springs

July 23-25, 2021

Colorado State Games

Events this weekend include: Artistic Swimming, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Disc Golf, Drone Soccer, Indoor Soccer, Judo, Spikeball, Swimming, Taekwondo, Tennis, Weightlifting

Tennis will be at Memorial Park but many events will be located all over Colorado Springs and further out. Check out the locations below.

There are lots of free things to partake in at the Colorado State Games. Special events, times, locations, and more info at:

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo

July 16-18, 2021

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo

Hold onto your hat, it is time for the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo! This weekend July 14-17 at the Norris Penrose Event Center, there will be Bareback, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc, Tie-down Roping, Barrel Racing, and Bull Riding. You might even find a Rodeo Clown or two!?!

Tickets, upcoming events, and more info at:

Switchback Soccer Club

July 9-11, 2021

Switchbacks Soccer Club

I think we all love the weekends. Thankfully we have some awesome things to do in Colorado Springs this weekend to get you out of the house and having some fun!

Our suggestion this week is Switchbacks Soccer Club. Check out the nighttime view! It’s a minor league soccer team that just finished their brand new stadium, Weidner Field, that has an incredible view. It’s inexpensive, fun, and located within walking distance to downtown so it’s perfect for a date! Check out their schedule below. There is a game tonight and next Saturday at 7:30 pm if you’re interested!

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