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.
Finally Friday is here and we are ready for some shopping! 🛍️
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 https://oldhousevintagemarket.com.
For other weekend ideas, keep watching for our Finally Friday posts.
It's Finally Friday! 💥💥👏
We made it to Friday! As always, we know you are looking for something to do this weekend.🙋♂️ 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:
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:https://csoktoberfest.com/index.php/experience/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: https://www.visitcripplecreek.com/event/donkey-derby-days/
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
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:
Meet and Greet with several Gold Medalists in Swimming, Ice Hockey, and Canoe. Demonstrations include Table Tennis, Skateboarding, and Taekwondo.
Meet and Greet with several Gold Medalists in Figure Skating, diving, Track and field, and Shooting.
Meet and Greet with several other Medalists and watching in-person Taekwondo, Fencing, and Judo.
Events, times, locations, and more info at: https://usopm.org/event/tokyo-games-fan-fest/
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: http://www.rockymountainstategames.org/
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: http://www.pikespeakorbust.org/
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!