Outdoor Events


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COS 150 Tree Challenge

12-31-2021

Presented by City of Colorado Springs at Various Locations Throughout Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 08 @ 12:00 am Sun, May 09 @ 12:00 am Mon, May 10 @ 12:00 am + 89 more dates and times

Tue, May 11 @ 12:00 am Wed, May 12 @ 12:00 am Thu, May 13 @ 12:00 am Fri, May 14 @ 12:00 am Sat, May 15 @ 12:00 am Sun, May 16 @ 12:00 am Mon, May 17 @ 12:00 am Tue, May 18 @ 12:00 am Wed, May 19 @ 12:00 am Thu, May 20 @ 12:00 am Fri, May 21 @ 12:00 am Sat, May 22 @ 12:00 am Sun, May 23 @ 12:00 am Mon, May 24 @ 12:00 am Tue, May 25 @ 12:00 am Wed, May 26 @ 12:00 am Thu, May 27 @ 12:00 am Fri, May 28 @ 12:00 am Sat, May 29 @ 12:00 am Sun, May 30 @ 12:00 am Mon, May 31 @ 12:00 am Tue, Jun 01 @ 12:00 am Wed, Jun 02 @ 12:00 am Thu, Jun 03 @ 12:00 am Fri, Jun 04 @ 12:00 am Sat, Jun 05 @ 12:00 am Sun, Jun 06 @ 12:00 am Mon, Jun 07 @ 12:00 am Tue, Jun 08 @ 12:00 am Wed, Jun 09 @ 12:00 am Thu, Jun 10 @ 12:00 am Fri, Jun 11 @ 12:00 am Sat, Jun 12 @ 12:00 am Sun, Jun 13 @ 12:00 am Mon, Jun 14 @ 12:00 am Tue, Jun 15 @ 12:00 am Wed, Jun 16 @ 12:00 am Thu, Jun 17 @ 12:00 am Fri, Jun 18 @ 12:00 am Sat, Jun 19 @ 12:00 am Sun, Jun 20 @ 12:00 am Mon, Jun 21 @ 12:00 am Tue, Jun 22 @ 12:00 am Wed, Jun 23 @ 12:00 am Thu, Jun 24 @ 12:00 am Fri, Jun 25 @ 12:00 am Sat, Jun 26 @ 12:00 am Sun, Jun 27 @ 12:00 am Mon, Jun 28 @ 12:00 am Tue, Jun 29 @ 12:00 am Wed, Jun 30 @ 12:00 am Thu, Jul 01 @ 12:00 am Fri, Jul 02 @ 12:00 am Sat, Jul 03 @ 12:00 am Sun, Jul 04 @ 12:00 am Mon, Jul 05 @ 12:00 am Tue, Jul 06 @ 12:00 am Wed, Jul 07 @ 12:00 am Thu, Jul 08 @ 12:00 am Fri, Jul 09 @ 12:00 am Sat, Jul 10 @ 12:00 am Sun, Jul 11 @ 12:00 am Mon, Jul 12 @ 12:00 am Tue, Jul 13 @ 12:00 am Wed, Jul 14 @ 12:00 am Thu, Jul 15 @ 12:00 am Fri, Jul 16 @ 12:00 am Sat, Jul 17 @ 12:00 am Sun, Jul 18 @ 12:00 am Mon, Jul 19 @ 12:00 am Tue, Jul 20 @ 12:00 am Wed, Jul 21 @ 12:00 am Thu, Jul 22 @ 12:00 am Fri, Jul 23 @ 12:00 am Sat, Jul 24 @ 12:00 am Sun, Jul 25 @ 12:00 am Mon, Jul 26 @ 12:00 am Tue, Jul 27 @ 12:00 am Wed, Jul 28 @ 12:00 am Thu, Jul 29 @ 12:00 am Fri, Jul 30 @ 12:00 am Sat, Jul 31 @ 12:00 am Sun, Aug 01 @ 12:00 am Mon, Aug 02 @ 12:00 am Tue, Aug 03 @ 12:00 am Wed, Aug 04 @ 12:00 am Thu, Aug 05 @ 12:00 am Fri, Aug 06 @ 12:00 am Sat, Aug 07 @ 12:00 am - less dates and times

As we get ready to celebrate our City’s 150th anniversary, it’s exciting to reflect on the wonderful gifts that our City’s founder, General William Jackson Palmer, bestowed on us. This includes more than 2,000 acres of incredible parkland – which, 148 years later, still includes some of the most sweeping, majestic views in the world.  Examples of parkland gifts from Palmer include: Alamo, Acacia, Antlers, Monument Valley and Palmer Park.

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As we get ready to celebrate our City’s 150th anniversary, it’s exciting to reflect on the wonderful gifts that our City’s founder, General William Jackson Palmer, bestowed on us. This includes more than 2,000 acres of incredible parkland – which, 148 years later, still includes some of the most sweeping, majestic views in the world.  Examples of parkland gifts from Palmer include: Alamo, Acacia, Antlers, Monument Valley and Palmer Park.

Another of Palmer's amazing legacies to our community is our tree-lined city.  When he founded our city in 1871, it was a nearly treeless, arid plain. Palmer changed that by planting thousands of trees in our city. To celebrate our 150th anniversary in 2021 and carry on Palmer’s vision of a tree-lined city, we are challenging the community to help plant 18,071 new trees over the next two years.

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'An Iliad'

05-23-2021

Presented by Theatreworks at Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 08 @ 7:00 pm Sun, May 09 @ 7:00 pm Thu, May 13 @ 7:00 pm + 9 more dates and times

Fri, May 14 @ 7:00 pm Sat, May 15 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 15 @ 7:00 pm Sun, May 16 @ 7:00 pm Thu, May 20 @ 7:00 pm Fri, May 21 @ 7:00 pm Sat, May 22 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 22 @ 7:00 pm Sun, May 23 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

In An Iliad, one actor and one musician tell Homer’s timeless tale of fate and fury through vivid storytelling and live music. This imaginative theatrical experience brings us to the battlefield where gods, heroes, and empires clash in a quest for vengeance and glory—an age-old story reinvented for our modern era.

This celebration of human resilience and the power of story marks Theatreworks’ return to live, in-person performance: only the second Equity theatre in the state and...

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In An Iliad, one actor and one musician tell Homer’s timeless tale of fate and fury through vivid storytelling and live music. This imaginative theatrical experience brings us to the battlefield where gods, heroes, and empires clash in a quest for vengeance and glory—an age-old story reinvented for our modern era.

This celebration of human resilience and the power of story marks Theatreworks’ return to live, in-person performance: only the second Equity theatre in the state and the first in Southern Colorado to begin anew. An Iliad will be performed outdoors, in the Ent Center for the Arts Lawn against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, in a classic story brought home to Colorado Springs.

One person, the Poet, returns to tell a tale of a city ravaged by plague and war, and the heroes who people it. The Poet not only tells the story of the final days of the Trojan War, he also embodies Achilles, Hector, Hermes, Helen, and others. The Muse, embodied in this production by a cellist playing original compositions for Anthony Tan, drives him on in his quest through the centuries to understand why people wreak such havoc on each other.

"An Iliad" content advisory: This production contains strong adult language and a detailed discussion of conflict and battle. As every person is different, we do not usually offer age recommendations; however, we are always happy to talk with you if you have specific questions. Please email clowans@uccs.edu.

***Virtual tickets to this performance can also be purchased.

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Mindful Mondays

05-31-2021

Presented by Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 10 @ 10:00 am Mon, May 17 @ 10:00 am Mon, May 24 @ 10:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Mon, May 31 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

A walking group to slow down and take in the sensory experience of nature through walking meditation, observation, reflection, and journaling.

Meets weekly at 10 a.m. from Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center. Thanks to The Watts Team with REMAX Realty, our Mindful Monday walks are now FREE*!

Must pre-register through our programs calendar.

A walking group to slow down and take in the sensory experience of nature through walking meditation, observation, reflection, and journaling.

Meets weekly at 10 a.m. from Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center. Thanks to The Watts Team with REMAX Realty, our Mindful Monday walks are now FREE*!

Must pre-register through our programs calendar.

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Springs Beer Tours

05-31-2021

Presented by Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce, Visitor's Bur... at Downtown Manitou Springs, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 10 @ 3:30 pm Sat, May 15 @ 3:30 pm Mon, May 17 @ 3:30 pm + 4 more dates and times

Sat, May 22 @ 3:30 pm Mon, May 24 @ 3:30 pm Sat, May 29 @ 3:30 pm Mon, May 31 @ 3:30 pm - less dates and times

Highly rated tour now modified for safety!

Springs Beer Tours is a Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. We value that craft beer brings quality, responsibility and good times to the great state of Colorado.  We honor craft brewers for their dedication and hard work. Our tours’ goal is to showcase these outstanding craft beers, quality establishments we visit and the greater Colorado Springs Area.

Highly rated tour now modified for safety!

Springs Beer Tours is a Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. We value that craft beer brings quality, responsibility and good times to the great state of Colorado.  We honor craft brewers for their dedication and hard work. Our tours’ goal is to showcase these outstanding craft beers, quality establishments we visit and the greater Colorado Springs Area.

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Yoga in the Garden

10-12-2021

Presented by Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 11 @ 8:00 am Tue, May 18 @ 8:00 am Tue, May 25 @ 8:00 am + 10 more dates and times

Tue, Jun 01 @ 8:00 am Tue, Jun 08 @ 8:00 am Tue, Jun 15 @ 8:00 am Tue, Jun 22 @ 8:00 am Tue, Jun 29 @ 8:00 am Tue, Jul 06 @ 8:00 am Tue, Jul 13 @ 8:00 am Tue, Jul 20 @ 8:00 am Tue, Jul 27 @ 8:00 am Tue, Aug 03 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

Greet the morning sunrise with mindful breath and movement at Garden of the Gods Park! Led by yoga instructor Christopher Dwyer for a calming yoga practice immersed in the beauty of nature. All levels class, no experience necessary. Bring a yoga mat, dress for the weather, wear sunscreen, and bring plenty of water.

Please plan to arrive early to roll out your mat prior to the start of class.  Yoga will take place alongside the Chuckwagon Pavilion, located in the Central Gardens near Main...

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Greet the morning sunrise with mindful breath and movement at Garden of the Gods Park! Led by yoga instructor Christopher Dwyer for a calming yoga practice immersed in the beauty of nature. All levels class, no experience necessary. Bring a yoga mat, dress for the weather, wear sunscreen, and bring plenty of water.

Please plan to arrive early to roll out your mat prior to the start of class.  Yoga will take place alongside the Chuckwagon Pavilion, located in the Central Gardens near Main Parking Lot (P2).

Allow time to walk in from various parking locations. Closest option is to park at Main Parking Lot (P2) near yoga location (allow 5-10 minute walking time) or park and walk from the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center (allow 20-25 minute walking time). Restrooms available at yoga site. https://gardenofgods.com/images/GoG-Park-Map-Detail-2016.pdf

“Chris Dwyer is passionate about teaching yoga and about the natural wonderland known as Garden of the Gods. A certified somatic psychology educator and Theta Healing practitioner, Chris completed his yoga teacher training at Shoshone Mountain Ashram near Nederland, Colorado (elevation 8200’) over six years ago and has delighted in offering yoga classes at the foot of Tava (aka Pike’s Peak) ever since. Chris also works as a life coach and owns a vacation rental business in Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs.

Chris teaches Hatha Yoga, an accommodating practice typified by mindful breathwork, static poses, an alignment focus, and a manageable pace. The practice is accessible to practitioners at all levels—beginner to advanced—and Chris tailors each class to attendees’ specific needs and abilities. Chris also brings progressive relaxation and sound healing dimensions to his classes to help students reach deeper states of relaxation, integration, awareness, and connection.”

*Tickets are sold on a first-come-first-serve basis.  No Refunds.

**All participants must wear a mask.

***Program recommended for ages 14 and up.

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Golf4Prevention 2nd Annual Tournament for the Becky Baker Foundation

05-11-2021

Presented by The Becky Baker Foundation at Broadmoor Golf Club, West Course, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 11 @ 11:00 am

On May 11 we will descend upon the Broadmoor resort for our 2nd Annual Golf4Prevention Tournament to support the Becky Baker Foundation. We will have both courses, fun contests and prizes, an amazing scramble event, trophies, silent auction items and dinner with music. The World Long Drive Champion, Jeff Crittenden will join us again to drive your golf ball farther than you can imagine. The Switchbacks will be on site and offering fun contests. gift bags, and golf packages for every player....

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On May 11 we will descend upon the Broadmoor resort for our 2nd Annual Golf4Prevention Tournament to support the Becky Baker Foundation. We will have both courses, fun contests and prizes, an amazing scramble event, trophies, silent auction items and dinner with music. The World Long Drive Champion, Jeff Crittenden will join us again to drive your golf ball farther than you can imagine. The Switchbacks will be on site and offering fun contests. gift bags, and golf packages for every player. You will not want to miss this wonderful event!

The Becky Baker Foundation teaches prevention, how to have a healthy lifestyle through our 'Commitment to Prevention Program.' We also gift mammograms and thermograms to those in need once they complete this program. Cancer impacts about 1 in 7 women but we know that most cancers are totally preventable. Hope you can join us! Sponsorships are still available!

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PPCC/Concrete Couch Outdoor Art Viewing

05-11-2021

Presented by Pikes Peak Community College at Concrete Coyote Campus, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 11 @ 3:30 pm

Pikes Peak Community College art students and their instructors along with Concrete Couch volunteers and staff have created sculptures, murals and paintings at the Concrete Coyote Campus.

They have worked together for more than a month to forge community and creativity in the time of COVID. These installations will be available to see anytime but the public's opportunity to meet these emerging artists is today.

Pikes Peak Community College art students and their instructors along with Concrete Couch volunteers and staff have created sculptures, murals and paintings at the Concrete Coyote Campus.

They have worked together for more than a month to forge community and creativity in the time of COVID. These installations will be available to see anytime but the public's opportunity to meet these emerging artists is today.

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Wellness Wednesday Walks

05-26-2021

Presented by Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 12 @ 9:00 am Wed, May 19 @ 9:00 am Wed, May 26 @ 9:00 am

Arrive to the lower level of Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center Wednesdays at 9 a.m. Choose from a 1 - 3 mile self directed walking map, or join a walking group that will depart at 9:10 a.m.  Wellness tips and mindfulness exercises to enhance your walk!

Dress for the weather, put on your walking shoes and be sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen! Bean Sprouts Café is open for your morning coffee or breakfast needs.

Arrive to the lower level of Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center Wednesdays at 9 a.m. Choose from a 1 - 3 mile self directed walking map, or join a walking group that will depart at 9:10 a.m.  Wellness tips and mindfulness exercises to enhance your walk!

Dress for the weather, put on your walking shoes and be sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen! Bean Sprouts Café is open for your morning coffee or breakfast needs.

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Gallop in the Garden 5k Fun Run

05-27-2021

Presented by Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 13 @ 4:00 pm Thu, May 20 @ 4:00 pm Thu, May 27 @ 4:00 pm

Join us every Thursday between 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. (times may vary off-season) for the Gallop in the Garden 5K Fun Run! Meet in the lower lobby of the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center.

We’ve mapped out some phenomenal routes (available below) through Garden of the Gods Park and Rock Ledge Ranch that start and end at the Visitor & Nature Center.  At least 1 route is marked each Thursday (Weather Permitted).

Join us every Thursday between 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. (times may vary off-season) for the Gallop in the Garden 5K Fun Run! Meet in the lower lobby of the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center.

We’ve mapped out some phenomenal routes (available below) through Garden of the Gods Park and Rock Ledge Ranch that start and end at the Visitor & Nature Center.  At least 1 route is marked each Thursday (Weather Permitted).

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Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival

05-16-2021

Presented by Fountain Creek Nature Center at Fountain Creek Nature Center, Fountain
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 14 @ 6:00 am Sat, May 15 @ 6:00 am Sun, May 16 @ 6:00 am

The Annual Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival promises to be a special event! The festival will offer opportunities for birding, workshops, and other outdoor explorations while operating in compliance with current Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines.

Join public, private and non-profits for an ecotourism birding and nature festival that promotes conservation and education to explore the natural and agricultural heritage resources of the Pikes Peak Region. Spring migration along...

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The Annual Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival promises to be a special event! The festival will offer opportunities for birding, workshops, and other outdoor explorations while operating in compliance with current Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines.

Join public, private and non-profits for an ecotourism birding and nature festival that promotes conservation and education to explore the natural and agricultural heritage resources of the Pikes Peak Region. Spring migration along Colorado’s Front Range is often full of surprises. The Pikes Peak region has much to offer, with the shortgrass prairie rising to meet the forested foothills and deep canyons of the southern Front Range, and rich, riparian forests providing for countless birds, insects, and other wildlife.

This year’s offerings include a Paleontology Hike at Corral Bluffs, Hike & Bird Banding at Chico Basin Ranch, Ethnobotany & Wildflowers Walk at Paint Mines Interpretive Park, and much more. This festival offers something for everyone!

On Saturday evening, a “Birds and Brews” happy hour at Bear Creek Regional Park will include free sandwiches, drinks, and live jazz music. There will be door prizes and items up for bid at the auction table including this year’s festival art.

The early bird gets the worm- or in this case, discounted festival cost and registration for preferred workshops and trips! For registration and additional information, visit https://pikespeakbirdingandnaturefestival.org/

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VFW Warriors Spring Dart Run

05-15-2021

Presented by VFW Warriors, District 5 at Various Locations throughout the Pikes Peak Region, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 15 @ 9:00 am

Bikes will depart TREA and head to the Stagecoach in Franktown, than to a stop in Elizabeth, then to Frankies Too in Falcon, then to VFW Post 3917 in Security.

At each stop, the participants will throw a dart to add to their score. At the end, the two highest scores will be awarded monetary prizes. There will also be food available, raffles, and auctions items.

Bikes will depart TREA and head to the Stagecoach in Franktown, than to a stop in Elizabeth, then to Frankies Too in Falcon, then to VFW Post 3917 in Security.

At each stop, the participants will throw a dart to add to their score. At the end, the two highest scores will be awarded monetary prizes. There will also be food available, raffles, and auctions items.

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FireWise Landscaping

05-15-2021

Presented by City of Fountain at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 15 @ 9:30 am

As Colorado grows hotter and drier, fires are becoming bigger and more frequent. Even if you don’t live in a forest, fires can affect you. This class will cover how wise choices about landscaping, including hardscaping, can make houses much more resilient in the face of fire. Firewise landscapes can be beautiful and provide habitat.

As Colorado grows hotter and drier, fires are becoming bigger and more frequent. Even if you don’t live in a forest, fires can affect you. This class will cover how wise choices about landscaping, including hardscaping, can make houses much more resilient in the face of fire. Firewise landscapes can be beautiful and provide habitat.

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Yoga and Hiking Day Retreat

05-15-2021

Presented by Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 15 @ 9:30 am

Join us for a rejuvenating day full of yoga, hiking, art, and mindfulness as we connect with the natural wonders of Garden of the Gods Park!

Along our hiking journey, enjoy morning yoga led by Christopher Dwyer at the Chuckwagon Pavilion, sensory invitations to the natural world, meditative journal reflections, and watercolors to conclude our day.

Includes a boxed lunch selection from Bean Sprouts Café!

Dress for the weather, bring a yoga mat, sunscreen, and plenty of water (at least 2,...

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Join us for a rejuvenating day full of yoga, hiking, art, and mindfulness as we connect with the natural wonders of Garden of the Gods Park!

Along our hiking journey, enjoy morning yoga led by Christopher Dwyer at the Chuckwagon Pavilion, sensory invitations to the natural world, meditative journal reflections, and watercolors to conclude our day.

Includes a boxed lunch selection from Bean Sprouts Café!

Dress for the weather, bring a yoga mat, sunscreen, and plenty of water (at least 2, 1 liter bottles). We will be traversing through nearly 5 miles of trail throughout the course of the day. Pre-selected Bean Sprouts Café boxed lunches will be brought to our lunch picnic location where you have the option to have your yoga mat brought back to the Visitor Center for you to retrieve at the end of the day. (Following registration you will receive a follow-up email for lunch selection.)

Yoga will be led by Chris Dwyer:

“Chris Dwyer is passionate about teaching yoga and about the natural wonderland known as Garden of the Gods. A certified somatic psychology educator and Theta Healing practitioner, Chris completed his yoga teacher training at Shoshone Mountain Ashram near Nederland, Colorado (elevation 8200’) over six years ago and has delighted in offering yoga classes at the foot of Tava (aka Pike’s Peak) ever since. Chris also works as a life coach and owns a vacation rental business in Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs.

Chris teaches Hatha Yoga, an accommodating practice typified by mindful breathwork, static poses, an alignment focus, and a manageable pace. The practice is accessible to practitioners at all levels—beginner to advanced—and Chris tailors each class to attendees’ specific needs and abilities. Chris also brings progressive relaxation and sound healing dimensions to his classes to help students reach deeper states of relaxation, integration, awareness, and connection.”

*Tickets are sold on a first-come-first-serve basis. No Refunds.

**All participants must wear a mask.

***Program recommended for ages 14 and up.

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COS@150 Strolls

06-26-2021

Presented by Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 15 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 29 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 12 @ 10:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Sat, Jun 26 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

On July 31, 1871, the story of the City of Colorado Springs began. A small group of people gathered near what is today the southeast corner of Cascade and Pikes Peak Avenues for a founding ceremony. Over the past 150 years, the city grew and developed around that very spot where the first stake was driven. As we venture to and around the three historic downtown parks - Acacia, Antlers, and Alamo - we’ll explore stories of celebration, innovation, and determination.

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On July 31, 1871, the story of the City of Colorado Springs began. A small group of people gathered near what is today the southeast corner of Cascade and Pikes Peak Avenues for a founding ceremony. Over the past 150 years, the city grew and developed around that very spot where the first stake was driven. As we venture to and around the three historic downtown parks - Acacia, Antlers, and Alamo - we’ll explore stories of celebration, innovation, and determination.

This tour is drawn from the Museum’s newest exhibit, COS@150, which features 150 objects, illuminating 150 stories, commemorating 150 years. Learn more about the exhibit and explore options to get involved in the City’s sesquicentennial [se-skwi-sen-ˈte-nē-əl] commemoration and celebration.

Tour Guidelines

  • Tickets must be purchased in advance of the tour.
  • Tour capacity will be limited to 10 guests per guide.
  • Masks are required for tour participants and Museum staff.
  • Tour participants are encouraged to maintain 6' distancing while on the tour.
  • The tour spans 8 blocks (approx. 1 mile) with one uphill section.
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Run to the Shrine

05-16-2021

Presented by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 15 @ 3:20 pm Sun, May 16 @ 3:20 pm

Join us Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16 for Run to the Shrine, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s annual fundraiser walk/run. This 4-mile casual run/walk winds through the Zoo with giraffe, lions and elephants along the way. Participants will reach new heights with this unique picturesque climb to Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun. Enjoy stunning views of Colorado Springs below while ascending nearly 1,000 feet in elevation through a beautiful forest, as you make your way to the top.

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Join us Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16 for Run to the Shrine, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s annual fundraiser walk/run. This 4-mile casual run/walk winds through the Zoo with giraffe, lions and elephants along the way. Participants will reach new heights with this unique picturesque climb to Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun. Enjoy stunning views of Colorado Springs below while ascending nearly 1,000 feet in elevation through a beautiful forest, as you make your way to the top.

Run to the Shrine is the ONLY time foot traffic is allowed on Shrine Road. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, participants will start the ascent at their leisure, and there will be no official timing services for 2021.

The race is a great route for competitive athletes, weekend warriors, casual walkers and families of all ages. Jogging strollers with tethers and hand brakes are welcome!

Run to the Shrine registration includes Zoo admission for the evening and a commemorative performance T-shirt featuring our animal mascot. (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.”

To register and get all the details, visit www.cmzoo.org/run. Registration is open now! Military and Zoo member discounts are available.

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CountyWyde on the Front Porch

05-15-2021

Presented by Front Range Barbeque at Front Range Barbeque, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 15 @ 4:30 pm

Mr. Jimmy Marsh performs with CountyWyde on the FRBBQ Front Porch!

Join us for a side of bluegrass with your favorite pulled pork sandwich!

Mr. Jimmy Marsh performs with CountyWyde on the FRBBQ Front Porch!

Join us for a side of bluegrass with your favorite pulled pork sandwich!

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Springtime Serenades: Courtyard Serenade

05-16-2021

Presented by Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble at Home of Lauren Ciborowski and Ben Harvey, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 16 @ 3:00 pm

All performances are outdoors, with socially-distanced seating and masks required. Three locations to choose from, each with its own distinctive ambiance.  This is Event  2 -- check calendar listings for additional events.

Admission is free, but reservations are required. Please see details for each location below.

Reserve your spot now! Space is limited.

Concert duration is approx. 40 minutes. No restroom facilities will be available.

In the event of cancelation due to weather,...

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All performances are outdoors, with socially-distanced seating and masks required. Three locations to choose from, each with its own distinctive ambiance.  This is Event  2 -- check calendar listings for additional events.

Admission is free, but reservations are required. Please see details for each location below.

Reserve your spot now! Space is limited.

Concert duration is approx. 40 minutes. No restroom facilities will be available.

In the event of cancelation due to weather, registered guests will be notified by email.

A Wine & Cheese reception follows this performance, separate reservation required.

Chairs will be available, or you may bring your own to this performance if you prefer.

Street parking is available. Access to the seating area is through the gate to the left of the front door.

Please see "Official Website" link for the full address of the venue.

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3rd Friday Outdoor Receptions

10-15-2021

Presented by Academy Art & Frame Company at Academy Frame Company, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 21 @ 3:00 pm Fri, Jun 18 @ 3:00 pm Fri, Jul 16 @ 3:00 pm

Every 3rd Friday from April to October 2021 join us for our Monthly Exhibition and Reception. To keep our patrons and artists safe during the continued pandemic, we are taking our receptions outside.

The exhibit will still hang in doors and patrons can still wander the gallery but we will also have artist and vendor booths set up in the parking lot. Hope to see you all there!

Every 3rd Friday from April to October 2021 join us for our Monthly Exhibition and Reception. To keep our patrons and artists safe during the continued pandemic, we are taking our receptions outside.

The exhibit will still hang in doors and patrons can still wander the gallery but we will also have artist and vendor booths set up in the parking lot. Hope to see you all there!

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Guided Birding Hike

06-13-2021

Presented by Cross Creek Metro Water District at Cross Creek Regional Park, Fountain
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 23 @ 7:00 am Sun, May 30 @ 7:00 am Sun, Jun 13 @ 7:00 am

Join us for a free guided birding hike at Cross Creek Park! Hale Reservoir is the heart of the park and brings in all kinds of migrating birds during spring migration!

Join Have Binoculars Will Travel’s hike leader, David Rudin for this free and fun outing for people of all abilities.

This event is appropriate for adults and young naturalists in 4th grade and up when accompanied by an adult. We will meet at the park gazebo. Please bring binoculars if you have them. Masks and Social...

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Join us for a free guided birding hike at Cross Creek Park! Hale Reservoir is the heart of the park and brings in all kinds of migrating birds during spring migration!

Join Have Binoculars Will Travel’s hike leader, David Rudin for this free and fun outing for people of all abilities.

This event is appropriate for adults and young naturalists in 4th grade and up when accompanied by an adult. We will meet at the park gazebo. Please bring binoculars if you have them. Masks and Social Distancing of 6 feet is required.

For more background on David’s birding outings, check out his website: https://www.coloradospringsbirding.com/upcoming-events

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Springtime Serenades: Restoration Serenade

05-23-2021

Presented by Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble at Motorworks Restorations, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 23 @ 3:00 pm

All performances are outdoors, with socially-distanced seating and masks required. Three locations to choose from, each with its own distinctive ambiance.  This is Event 3 -- check calendar listings for additional events. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Please see details for each location below.

Reserve your spot now! Space is limited.

Concert duration is approx. 40 minutes. No restroom facilities will be available.

In the event of cancelation due to weather,...

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All performances are outdoors, with socially-distanced seating and masks required. Three locations to choose from, each with its own distinctive ambiance.  This is Event 3 -- check calendar listings for additional events. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Please see details for each location below.

Reserve your spot now! Space is limited.

Concert duration is approx. 40 minutes. No restroom facilities will be available.

In the event of cancelation due to weather, registered guests will be notified by email.

Motorworks Restoration is managed by Jeremy Vreeman, a 17-year member of CVAE, Motorworks Restorations is a premier concours automotive restoration facility specializing in the restoration of classic air cooled Volkswagen vehicles.

The Scoop Bus from Josh & John’s Ice Cream will be on site!

A tour of this unique facility is available after the performance, separate reservation required.

Bring your own chair.

Parking is available. Attendants will guide you when you arrive.

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Family Ride Night

08-26-2021

Presented by Kid Friendly Colorado Springs at Good Neighbors Meeting House, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 27 @ 5:30 pm Thu, Jun 24 @ 5:30 pm Thu, Jul 22 @ 5:30 pm

Bikes, strollers, scooters (Anything with wheels!) and all skill levels welcome for an evening ride down the Shooks Run Trail.

Ride can be any length or just come for the playground and dinner!

Join us all summer long:

May 27, June 24, July 22, August 26

Bikes, strollers, scooters (Anything with wheels!) and all skill levels welcome for an evening ride down the Shooks Run Trail.

Ride can be any length or just come for the playground and dinner!

Join us all summer long:

May 27, June 24, July 22, August 26

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COS 150 Tree Challenge

12-31-2021

Presented by City of Colorado Springs at Various Locations Throughout Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 08 @ 12:00 am Sun, May 09 @ 12:00 am Mon, May 10 @ 12:00 am + 89 more dates and times

Tue, May 11 @ 12:00 am Wed, May 12 @ 12:00 am Thu, May 13 @ 12:00 am Fri, May 14 @ 12:00 am Sat, May 15 @ 12:00 am Sun, May 16 @ 12:00 am Mon, May 17 @ 12:00 am Tue, May 18 @ 12:00 am Wed, May 19 @ 12:00 am Thu, May 20 @ 12:00 am Fri, May 21 @ 12:00 am Sat, May 22 @ 12:00 am Sun, May 23 @ 12:00 am Mon, May 24 @ 12:00 am Tue, May 25 @ 12:00 am Wed, May 26 @ 12:00 am Thu, May 27 @ 12:00 am Fri, May 28 @ 12:00 am Sat, May 29 @ 12:00 am Sun, May 30 @ 12:00 am Mon, May 31 @ 12:00 am Tue, Jun 01 @ 12:00 am Wed, Jun 02 @ 12:00 am Thu, Jun 03 @ 12:00 am Fri, Jun 04 @ 12:00 am Sat, Jun 05 @ 12:00 am Sun, Jun 06 @ 12:00 am Mon, Jun 07 @ 12:00 am Tue, Jun 08 @ 12:00 am Wed, Jun 09 @ 12:00 am Thu, Jun 10 @ 12:00 am Fri, Jun 11 @ 12:00 am Sat, Jun 12 @ 12:00 am Sun, Jun 13 @ 12:00 am Mon, Jun 14 @ 12:00 am Tue, Jun 15 @ 12:00 am Wed, Jun 16 @ 12:00 am Thu, Jun 17 @ 12:00 am Fri, Jun 18 @ 12:00 am Sat, Jun 19 @ 12:00 am Sun, Jun 20 @ 12:00 am Mon, Jun 21 @ 12:00 am Tue, Jun 22 @ 12:00 am Wed, Jun 23 @ 12:00 am Thu, Jun 24 @ 12:00 am Fri, Jun 25 @ 12:00 am Sat, Jun 26 @ 12:00 am Sun, Jun 27 @ 12:00 am Mon, Jun 28 @ 12:00 am Tue, Jun 29 @ 12:00 am Wed, Jun 30 @ 12:00 am Thu, Jul 01 @ 12:00 am Fri, Jul 02 @ 12:00 am Sat, Jul 03 @ 12:00 am Sun, Jul 04 @ 12:00 am Mon, Jul 05 @ 12:00 am Tue, Jul 06 @ 12:00 am Wed, Jul 07 @ 12:00 am Thu, Jul 08 @ 12:00 am Fri, Jul 09 @ 12:00 am Sat, Jul 10 @ 12:00 am Sun, Jul 11 @ 12:00 am Mon, Jul 12 @ 12:00 am Tue, Jul 13 @ 12:00 am Wed, Jul 14 @ 12:00 am Thu, Jul 15 @ 12:00 am Fri, Jul 16 @ 12:00 am Sat, Jul 17 @ 12:00 am Sun, Jul 18 @ 12:00 am Mon, Jul 19 @ 12:00 am Tue, Jul 20 @ 12:00 am Wed, Jul 21 @ 12:00 am Thu, Jul 22 @ 12:00 am Fri, Jul 23 @ 12:00 am Sat, Jul 24 @ 12:00 am Sun, Jul 25 @ 12:00 am Mon, Jul 26 @ 12:00 am Tue, Jul 27 @ 12:00 am Wed, Jul 28 @ 12:00 am Thu, Jul 29 @ 12:00 am Fri, Jul 30 @ 12:00 am Sat, Jul 31 @ 12:00 am Sun, Aug 01 @ 12:00 am Mon, Aug 02 @ 12:00 am Tue, Aug 03 @ 12:00 am Wed, Aug 04 @ 12:00 am Thu, Aug 05 @ 12:00 am Fri, Aug 06 @ 12:00 am Sat, Aug 07 @ 12:00 am - less dates and times

As we get ready to celebrate our City’s 150th anniversary, it’s exciting to reflect on the wonderful gifts that our City’s founder, General William Jackson Palmer, bestowed on us. This includes more than 2,000 acres of incredible parkland – which, 148 years later, still includes some of the most sweeping, majestic views in the world.  Examples of parkland gifts from Palmer include: Alamo, Acacia, Antlers, Monument Valley and Palmer Park.

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As we get ready to celebrate our City’s 150th anniversary, it’s exciting to reflect on the wonderful gifts that our City’s founder, General William Jackson Palmer, bestowed on us. This includes more than 2,000 acres of incredible parkland – which, 148 years later, still includes some of the most sweeping, majestic views in the world.  Examples of parkland gifts from Palmer include: Alamo, Acacia, Antlers, Monument Valley and Palmer Park.

Another of Palmer's amazing legacies to our community is our tree-lined city.  When he founded our city in 1871, it was a nearly treeless, arid plain. Palmer changed that by planting thousands of trees in our city. To celebrate our 150th anniversary in 2021 and carry on Palmer’s vision of a tree-lined city, we are challenging the community to help plant 18,071 new trees over the next two years.

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'An Iliad'

05-23-2021

Presented by Theatreworks at Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 08 @ 7:00 pm Sun, May 09 @ 7:00 pm Thu, May 13 @ 7:00 pm + 9 more dates and times

Fri, May 14 @ 7:00 pm Sat, May 15 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 15 @ 7:00 pm Sun, May 16 @ 7:00 pm Thu, May 20 @ 7:00 pm Fri, May 21 @ 7:00 pm Sat, May 22 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 22 @ 7:00 pm Sun, May 23 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

In An Iliad, one actor and one musician tell Homer’s timeless tale of fate and fury through vivid storytelling and live music. This imaginative theatrical experience brings us to the battlefield where gods, heroes, and empires clash in a quest for vengeance and glory—an age-old story reinvented for our modern era.

This celebration of human resilience and the power of story marks Theatreworks’ return to live, in-person performance: only the second Equity theatre in the state and...

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In An Iliad, one actor and one musician tell Homer’s timeless tale of fate and fury through vivid storytelling and live music. This imaginative theatrical experience brings us to the battlefield where gods, heroes, and empires clash in a quest for vengeance and glory—an age-old story reinvented for our modern era.

This celebration of human resilience and the power of story marks Theatreworks’ return to live, in-person performance: only the second Equity theatre in the state and the first in Southern Colorado to begin anew. An Iliad will be performed outdoors, in the Ent Center for the Arts Lawn against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, in a classic story brought home to Colorado Springs.

One person, the Poet, returns to tell a tale of a city ravaged by plague and war, and the heroes who people it. The Poet not only tells the story of the final days of the Trojan War, he also embodies Achilles, Hector, Hermes, Helen, and others. The Muse, embodied in this production by a cellist playing original compositions for Anthony Tan, drives him on in his quest through the centuries to understand why people wreak such havoc on each other.

"An Iliad" content advisory: This production contains strong adult language and a detailed discussion of conflict and battle. As every person is different, we do not usually offer age recommendations; however, we are always happy to talk with you if you have specific questions. Please email clowans@uccs.edu.

***Virtual tickets to this performance can also be purchased.

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Mindful Mondays

05-31-2021

Presented by Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 10 @ 10:00 am Mon, May 17 @ 10:00 am Mon, May 24 @ 10:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Mon, May 31 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

A walking group to slow down and take in the sensory experience of nature through walking meditation, observation, reflection, and journaling.

Meets weekly at 10 a.m. from Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center. Thanks to The Watts Team with REMAX Realty, our Mindful Monday walks are now FREE*!

Must pre-register through our programs calendar.

A walking group to slow down and take in the sensory experience of nature through walking meditation, observation, reflection, and journaling.

Meets weekly at 10 a.m. from Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center. Thanks to The Watts Team with REMAX Realty, our Mindful Monday walks are now FREE*!

Must pre-register through our programs calendar.

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Springs Beer Tours

05-31-2021

Presented by Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce, Visitor's Bur... at Downtown Manitou Springs, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 10 @ 3:30 pm Sat, May 15 @ 3:30 pm Mon, May 17 @ 3:30 pm + 4 more dates and times

Sat, May 22 @ 3:30 pm Mon, May 24 @ 3:30 pm Sat, May 29 @ 3:30 pm Mon, May 31 @ 3:30 pm - less dates and times

Highly rated tour now modified for safety!

Springs Beer Tours is a Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. We value that craft beer brings quality, responsibility and good times to the great state of Colorado.  We honor craft brewers for their dedication and hard work. Our tours’ goal is to showcase these outstanding craft beers, quality establishments we visit and the greater Colorado Springs Area.

Highly rated tour now modified for safety!

Springs Beer Tours is a Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. We value that craft beer brings quality, responsibility and good times to the great state of Colorado.  We honor craft brewers for their dedication and hard work. Our tours’ goal is to showcase these outstanding craft beers, quality establishments we visit and the greater Colorado Springs Area.

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Yoga in the Garden

10-12-2021

Presented by Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 11 @ 8:00 am Tue, May 18 @ 8:00 am Tue, May 25 @ 8:00 am + 10 more dates and times

Tue, Jun 01 @ 8:00 am Tue, Jun 08 @ 8:00 am Tue, Jun 15 @ 8:00 am Tue, Jun 22 @ 8:00 am Tue, Jun 29 @ 8:00 am Tue, Jul 06 @ 8:00 am Tue, Jul 13 @ 8:00 am Tue, Jul 20 @ 8:00 am Tue, Jul 27 @ 8:00 am Tue, Aug 03 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

Greet the morning sunrise with mindful breath and movement at Garden of the Gods Park! Led by yoga instructor Christopher Dwyer for a calming yoga practice immersed in the beauty of nature. All levels class, no experience necessary. Bring a yoga mat, dress for the weather, wear sunscreen, and bring plenty of water.

Please plan to arrive early to roll out your mat prior to the start of class.  Yoga will take place alongside the Chuckwagon Pavilion, located in the Central Gardens near Main...

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Greet the morning sunrise with mindful breath and movement at Garden of the Gods Park! Led by yoga instructor Christopher Dwyer for a calming yoga practice immersed in the beauty of nature. All levels class, no experience necessary. Bring a yoga mat, dress for the weather, wear sunscreen, and bring plenty of water.

Please plan to arrive early to roll out your mat prior to the start of class.  Yoga will take place alongside the Chuckwagon Pavilion, located in the Central Gardens near Main Parking Lot (P2).

Allow time to walk in from various parking locations. Closest option is to park at Main Parking Lot (P2) near yoga location (allow 5-10 minute walking time) or park and walk from the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center (allow 20-25 minute walking time). Restrooms available at yoga site. https://gardenofgods.com/images/GoG-Park-Map-Detail-2016.pdf

“Chris Dwyer is passionate about teaching yoga and about the natural wonderland known as Garden of the Gods. A certified somatic psychology educator and Theta Healing practitioner, Chris completed his yoga teacher training at Shoshone Mountain Ashram near Nederland, Colorado (elevation 8200’) over six years ago and has delighted in offering yoga classes at the foot of Tava (aka Pike’s Peak) ever since. Chris also works as a life coach and owns a vacation rental business in Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs.

Chris teaches Hatha Yoga, an accommodating practice typified by mindful breathwork, static poses, an alignment focus, and a manageable pace. The practice is accessible to practitioners at all levels—beginner to advanced—and Chris tailors each class to attendees’ specific needs and abilities. Chris also brings progressive relaxation and sound healing dimensions to his classes to help students reach deeper states of relaxation, integration, awareness, and connection.”

*Tickets are sold on a first-come-first-serve basis.  No Refunds.

**All participants must wear a mask.

***Program recommended for ages 14 and up.

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Golf4Prevention 2nd Annual Tournament for the Becky Baker Foundation

05-11-2021

Presented by The Becky Baker Foundation at Broadmoor Golf Club, West Course, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 11 @ 11:00 am

On May 11 we will descend upon the Broadmoor resort for our 2nd Annual Golf4Prevention Tournament to support the Becky Baker Foundation. We will have both courses, fun contests and prizes, an amazing scramble event, trophies, silent auction items and dinner with music. The World Long Drive Champion, Jeff Crittenden will join us again to drive your golf ball farther than you can imagine. The Switchbacks will be on site and offering fun contests. gift bags, and golf packages for every player....

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On May 11 we will descend upon the Broadmoor resort for our 2nd Annual Golf4Prevention Tournament to support the Becky Baker Foundation. We will have both courses, fun contests and prizes, an amazing scramble event, trophies, silent auction items and dinner with music. The World Long Drive Champion, Jeff Crittenden will join us again to drive your golf ball farther than you can imagine. The Switchbacks will be on site and offering fun contests. gift bags, and golf packages for every player. You will not want to miss this wonderful event!

The Becky Baker Foundation teaches prevention, how to have a healthy lifestyle through our 'Commitment to Prevention Program.' We also gift mammograms and thermograms to those in need once they complete this program. Cancer impacts about 1 in 7 women but we know that most cancers are totally preventable. Hope you can join us! Sponsorships are still available!

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PPCC/Concrete Couch Outdoor Art Viewing

05-11-2021

Presented by Pikes Peak Community College at Concrete Coyote Campus, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 11 @ 3:30 pm

Pikes Peak Community College art students and their instructors along with Concrete Couch volunteers and staff have created sculptures, murals and paintings at the Concrete Coyote Campus.

They have worked together for more than a month to forge community and creativity in the time of COVID. These installations will be available to see anytime but the public's opportunity to meet these emerging artists is today.

Pikes Peak Community College art students and their instructors along with Concrete Couch volunteers and staff have created sculptures, murals and paintings at the Concrete Coyote Campus.

They have worked together for more than a month to forge community and creativity in the time of COVID. These installations will be available to see anytime but the public's opportunity to meet these emerging artists is today.

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Wellness Wednesday Walks

05-26-2021

Presented by Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 12 @ 9:00 am Wed, May 19 @ 9:00 am Wed, May 26 @ 9:00 am

Arrive to the lower level of Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center Wednesdays at 9 a.m. Choose from a 1 - 3 mile self directed walking map, or join a walking group that will depart at 9:10 a.m.  Wellness tips and mindfulness exercises to enhance your walk!

Dress for the weather, put on your walking shoes and be sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen! Bean Sprouts Café is open for your morning coffee or breakfast needs.

Arrive to the lower level of Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center Wednesdays at 9 a.m. Choose from a 1 - 3 mile self directed walking map, or join a walking group that will depart at 9:10 a.m.  Wellness tips and mindfulness exercises to enhance your walk!

Dress for the weather, put on your walking shoes and be sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen! Bean Sprouts Café is open for your morning coffee or breakfast needs.

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Gallop in the Garden 5k Fun Run

05-27-2021

Presented by Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 13 @ 4:00 pm Thu, May 20 @ 4:00 pm Thu, May 27 @ 4:00 pm

Join us every Thursday between 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. (times may vary off-season) for the Gallop in the Garden 5K Fun Run! Meet in the lower lobby of the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center.

We’ve mapped out some phenomenal routes (available below) through Garden of the Gods Park and Rock Ledge Ranch that start and end at the Visitor & Nature Center.  At least 1 route is marked each Thursday (Weather Permitted).

Join us every Thursday between 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. (times may vary off-season) for the Gallop in the Garden 5K Fun Run! Meet in the lower lobby of the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center.

We’ve mapped out some phenomenal routes (available below) through Garden of the Gods Park and Rock Ledge Ranch that start and end at the Visitor & Nature Center.  At least 1 route is marked each Thursday (Weather Permitted).

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Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival

05-16-2021

Presented by Fountain Creek Nature Center at Fountain Creek Nature Center, Fountain
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 14 @ 6:00 am Sat, May 15 @ 6:00 am Sun, May 16 @ 6:00 am

The Annual Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival promises to be a special event! The festival will offer opportunities for birding, workshops, and other outdoor explorations while operating in compliance with current Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines.

Join public, private and non-profits for an ecotourism birding and nature festival that promotes conservation and education to explore the natural and agricultural heritage resources of the Pikes Peak Region. Spring migration along...

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The Annual Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival promises to be a special event! The festival will offer opportunities for birding, workshops, and other outdoor explorations while operating in compliance with current Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines.

Join public, private and non-profits for an ecotourism birding and nature festival that promotes conservation and education to explore the natural and agricultural heritage resources of the Pikes Peak Region. Spring migration along Colorado’s Front Range is often full of surprises. The Pikes Peak region has much to offer, with the shortgrass prairie rising to meet the forested foothills and deep canyons of the southern Front Range, and rich, riparian forests providing for countless birds, insects, and other wildlife.

This year’s offerings include a Paleontology Hike at Corral Bluffs, Hike & Bird Banding at Chico Basin Ranch, Ethnobotany & Wildflowers Walk at Paint Mines Interpretive Park, and much more. This festival offers something for everyone!

On Saturday evening, a “Birds and Brews” happy hour at Bear Creek Regional Park will include free sandwiches, drinks, and live jazz music. There will be door prizes and items up for bid at the auction table including this year’s festival art.

The early bird gets the worm- or in this case, discounted festival cost and registration for preferred workshops and trips! For registration and additional information, visit https://pikespeakbirdingandnaturefestival.org/

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VFW Warriors Spring Dart Run

05-15-2021

Presented by VFW Warriors, District 5 at Various Locations throughout the Pikes Peak Region, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 15 @ 9:00 am

Bikes will depart TREA and head to the Stagecoach in Franktown, than to a stop in Elizabeth, then to Frankies Too in Falcon, then to VFW Post 3917 in Security.

At each stop, the participants will throw a dart to add to their score. At the end, the two highest scores will be awarded monetary prizes. There will also be food available, raffles, and auctions items.

Bikes will depart TREA and head to the Stagecoach in Franktown, than to a stop in Elizabeth, then to Frankies Too in Falcon, then to VFW Post 3917 in Security.

At each stop, the participants will throw a dart to add to their score. At the end, the two highest scores will be awarded monetary prizes. There will also be food available, raffles, and auctions items.

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FireWise Landscaping

05-15-2021

Presented by City of Fountain at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 15 @ 9:30 am

As Colorado grows hotter and drier, fires are becoming bigger and more frequent. Even if you don’t live in a forest, fires can affect you. This class will cover how wise choices about landscaping, including hardscaping, can make houses much more resilient in the face of fire. Firewise landscapes can be beautiful and provide habitat.

As Colorado grows hotter and drier, fires are becoming bigger and more frequent. Even if you don’t live in a forest, fires can affect you. This class will cover how wise choices about landscaping, including hardscaping, can make houses much more resilient in the face of fire. Firewise landscapes can be beautiful and provide habitat.

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Yoga and Hiking Day Retreat

05-15-2021

Presented by Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 15 @ 9:30 am

Join us for a rejuvenating day full of yoga, hiking, art, and mindfulness as we connect with the natural wonders of Garden of the Gods Park!

Along our hiking journey, enjoy morning yoga led by Christopher Dwyer at the Chuckwagon Pavilion, sensory invitations to the natural world, meditative journal reflections, and watercolors to conclude our day.

Includes a boxed lunch selection from Bean Sprouts Café!

Dress for the weather, bring a yoga mat, sunscreen, and plenty of water (at least 2,...

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Join us for a rejuvenating day full of yoga, hiking, art, and mindfulness as we connect with the natural wonders of Garden of the Gods Park!

Along our hiking journey, enjoy morning yoga led by Christopher Dwyer at the Chuckwagon Pavilion, sensory invitations to the natural world, meditative journal reflections, and watercolors to conclude our day.

Includes a boxed lunch selection from Bean Sprouts Café!

Dress for the weather, bring a yoga mat, sunscreen, and plenty of water (at least 2, 1 liter bottles). We will be traversing through nearly 5 miles of trail throughout the course of the day. Pre-selected Bean Sprouts Café boxed lunches will be brought to our lunch picnic location where you have the option to have your yoga mat brought back to the Visitor Center for you to retrieve at the end of the day. (Following registration you will receive a follow-up email for lunch selection.)

Yoga will be led by Chris Dwyer:

“Chris Dwyer is passionate about teaching yoga and about the natural wonderland known as Garden of the Gods. A certified somatic psychology educator and Theta Healing practitioner, Chris completed his yoga teacher training at Shoshone Mountain Ashram near Nederland, Colorado (elevation 8200’) over six years ago and has delighted in offering yoga classes at the foot of Tava (aka Pike’s Peak) ever since. Chris also works as a life coach and owns a vacation rental business in Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs.

Chris teaches Hatha Yoga, an accommodating practice typified by mindful breathwork, static poses, an alignment focus, and a manageable pace. The practice is accessible to practitioners at all levels—beginner to advanced—and Chris tailors each class to attendees’ specific needs and abilities. Chris also brings progressive relaxation and sound healing dimensions to his classes to help students reach deeper states of relaxation, integration, awareness, and connection.”

*Tickets are sold on a first-come-first-serve basis. No Refunds.

**All participants must wear a mask.

***Program recommended for ages 14 and up.

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COS@150 Strolls

06-26-2021

Presented by Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 15 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 29 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 12 @ 10:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Sat, Jun 26 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

On July 31, 1871, the story of the City of Colorado Springs began. A small group of people gathered near what is today the southeast corner of Cascade and Pikes Peak Avenues for a founding ceremony. Over the past 150 years, the city grew and developed around that very spot where the first stake was driven. As we venture to and around the three historic downtown parks - Acacia, Antlers, and Alamo - we’ll explore stories of celebration, innovation, and determination.

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On July 31, 1871, the story of the City of Colorado Springs began. A small group of people gathered near what is today the southeast corner of Cascade and Pikes Peak Avenues for a founding ceremony. Over the past 150 years, the city grew and developed around that very spot where the first stake was driven. As we venture to and around the three historic downtown parks - Acacia, Antlers, and Alamo - we’ll explore stories of celebration, innovation, and determination.

This tour is drawn from the Museum’s newest exhibit, COS@150, which features 150 objects, illuminating 150 stories, commemorating 150 years. Learn more about the exhibit and explore options to get involved in the City’s sesquicentennial [se-skwi-sen-ˈte-nē-əl] commemoration and celebration.

Tour Guidelines

  • Tickets must be purchased in advance of the tour.
  • Tour capacity will be limited to 10 guests per guide.
  • Masks are required for tour participants and Museum staff.
  • Tour participants are encouraged to maintain 6' distancing while on the tour.
  • The tour spans 8 blocks (approx. 1 mile) with one uphill section.
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Run to the Shrine

05-16-2021

Presented by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 15 @ 3:20 pm Sun, May 16 @ 3:20 pm

Join us Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16 for Run to the Shrine, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s annual fundraiser walk/run. This 4-mile casual run/walk winds through the Zoo with giraffe, lions and elephants along the way. Participants will reach new heights with this unique picturesque climb to Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun. Enjoy stunning views of Colorado Springs below while ascending nearly 1,000 feet in elevation through a beautiful forest, as you make your way to the top.

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Join us Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16 for Run to the Shrine, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s annual fundraiser walk/run. This 4-mile casual run/walk winds through the Zoo with giraffe, lions and elephants along the way. Participants will reach new heights with this unique picturesque climb to Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun. Enjoy stunning views of Colorado Springs below while ascending nearly 1,000 feet in elevation through a beautiful forest, as you make your way to the top.

Run to the Shrine is the ONLY time foot traffic is allowed on Shrine Road. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, participants will start the ascent at their leisure, and there will be no official timing services for 2021.

The race is a great route for competitive athletes, weekend warriors, casual walkers and families of all ages. Jogging strollers with tethers and hand brakes are welcome!

Run to the Shrine registration includes Zoo admission for the evening and a commemorative performance T-shirt featuring our animal mascot. (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.”

To register and get all the details, visit www.cmzoo.org/run. Registration is open now! Military and Zoo member discounts are available.

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CountyWyde on the Front Porch

05-15-2021

Presented by Front Range Barbeque at Front Range Barbeque, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 15 @ 4:30 pm

Mr. Jimmy Marsh performs with CountyWyde on the FRBBQ Front Porch!

Join us for a side of bluegrass with your favorite pulled pork sandwich!

Mr. Jimmy Marsh performs with CountyWyde on the FRBBQ Front Porch!

Join us for a side of bluegrass with your favorite pulled pork sandwich!

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Springtime Serenades: Courtyard Serenade

05-16-2021

Presented by Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble at Home of Lauren Ciborowski and Ben Harvey, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 16 @ 3:00 pm

All performances are outdoors, with socially-distanced seating and masks required. Three locations to choose from, each with its own distinctive ambiance.  This is Event  2 -- check calendar listings for additional events.

Admission is free, but reservations are required. Please see details for each location below.

Reserve your spot now! Space is limited.

Concert duration is approx. 40 minutes. No restroom facilities will be available.

In the event of cancelation due to weather,...

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All performances are outdoors, with socially-distanced seating and masks required. Three locations to choose from, each with its own distinctive ambiance.  This is Event  2 -- check calendar listings for additional events.

Admission is free, but reservations are required. Please see details for each location below.

Reserve your spot now! Space is limited.

Concert duration is approx. 40 minutes. No restroom facilities will be available.

In the event of cancelation due to weather, registered guests will be notified by email.

A Wine & Cheese reception follows this performance, separate reservation required.

Chairs will be available, or you may bring your own to this performance if you prefer.

Street parking is available. Access to the seating area is through the gate to the left of the front door.

Please see "Official Website" link for the full address of the venue.

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3rd Friday Outdoor Receptions

10-15-2021

Presented by Academy Art & Frame Company at Academy Frame Company, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 21 @ 3:00 pm Fri, Jun 18 @ 3:00 pm Fri, Jul 16 @ 3:00 pm

Every 3rd Friday from April to October 2021 join us for our Monthly Exhibition and Reception. To keep our patrons and artists safe during the continued pandemic, we are taking our receptions outside.

The exhibit will still hang in doors and patrons can still wander the gallery but we will also have artist and vendor booths set up in the parking lot. Hope to see you all there!

Every 3rd Friday from April to October 2021 join us for our Monthly Exhibition and Reception. To keep our patrons and artists safe during the continued pandemic, we are taking our receptions outside.

The exhibit will still hang in doors and patrons can still wander the gallery but we will also have artist and vendor booths set up in the parking lot. Hope to see you all there!

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Guided Birding Hike

06-13-2021

Presented by Cross Creek Metro Water District at Cross Creek Regional Park, Fountain
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 23 @ 7:00 am Sun, May 30 @ 7:00 am Sun, Jun 13 @ 7:00 am

Join us for a free guided birding hike at Cross Creek Park! Hale Reservoir is the heart of the park and brings in all kinds of migrating birds during spring migration!

Join Have Binoculars Will Travel’s hike leader, David Rudin for this free and fun outing for people of all abilities.

This event is appropriate for adults and young naturalists in 4th grade and up when accompanied by an adult. We will meet at the park gazebo. Please bring binoculars if you have them. Masks and Social...

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Join us for a free guided birding hike at Cross Creek Park! Hale Reservoir is the heart of the park and brings in all kinds of migrating birds during spring migration!

Join Have Binoculars Will Travel’s hike leader, David Rudin for this free and fun outing for people of all abilities.

This event is appropriate for adults and young naturalists in 4th grade and up when accompanied by an adult. We will meet at the park gazebo. Please bring binoculars if you have them. Masks and Social Distancing of 6 feet is required.

For more background on David’s birding outings, check out his website: https://www.coloradospringsbirding.com/upcoming-events

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Springtime Serenades: Restoration Serenade

05-23-2021

Presented by Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble at Motorworks Restorations, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 23 @ 3:00 pm

All performances are outdoors, with socially-distanced seating and masks required. Three locations to choose from, each with its own distinctive ambiance.  This is Event 3 -- check calendar listings for additional events. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Please see details for each location below.

Reserve your spot now! Space is limited.

Concert duration is approx. 40 minutes. No restroom facilities will be available.

In the event of cancelation due to weather,...

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All performances are outdoors, with socially-distanced seating and masks required. Three locations to choose from, each with its own distinctive ambiance.  This is Event 3 -- check calendar listings for additional events. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Please see details for each location below.

Reserve your spot now! Space is limited.

Concert duration is approx. 40 minutes. No restroom facilities will be available.

In the event of cancelation due to weather, registered guests will be notified by email.

Motorworks Restoration is managed by Jeremy Vreeman, a 17-year member of CVAE, Motorworks Restorations is a premier concours automotive restoration facility specializing in the restoration of classic air cooled Volkswagen vehicles.

The Scoop Bus from Josh & John’s Ice Cream will be on site!

A tour of this unique facility is available after the performance, separate reservation required.

Bring your own chair.

Parking is available. Attendants will guide you when you arrive.

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Family Ride Night

08-26-2021

Presented by Kid Friendly Colorado Springs at Good Neighbors Meeting House, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 27 @ 5:30 pm Thu, Jun 24 @ 5:30 pm Thu, Jul 22 @ 5:30 pm

Bikes, strollers, scooters (Anything with wheels!) and all skill levels welcome for an evening ride down the Shooks Run Trail.

Ride can be any length or just come for the playground and dinner!

Join us all summer long:

May 27, June 24, July 22, August 26

Bikes, strollers, scooters (Anything with wheels!) and all skill levels welcome for an evening ride down the Shooks Run Trail.

Ride can be any length or just come for the playground and dinner!

Join us all summer long:

May 27, June 24, July 22, August 26

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