Colorado Springs sure is a happening place, especially in the summer. I've highlighted below just a few of the great activities that are going on around town this weekend, June 25th - June 27th.
FRIDAY, JUNE 25th:
Cheyenne Mountain Art Workshop grades 7-12, 9am-4pm
8th Annual Firefighter Chili Cook-off to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) 4pm @ Pikes Peak Ave & Colorado Ave downtown
Sunset Celebration Music on the Sundance Terrace at Cheyenne Mountain Resort from 5-8pm (Friday AND Saturday night)
SATURDAY, JUNE 26th:
Arts & Crafts on West Pikes Peak Avenue @ Old Colorado City History Center parking lot, 9am-2pm
Farmer's Market @ The Citadel 10am-3pm (click here for information on Farmer's Markets throughout Colorado)
FREE Computer & Scrap Metal Recycling Event @ The Citadel, The Chapel Hills Mall and 12 Goodwill Donation Centers 9am-1pm
US Olympic Committee Community Appreciation Day @ The Olympic Training Center, 10am-2pm: athlete autographs, live sports demonstrations, prize giveaways, food, music & fun
Painting & Jewelry Exhibits @ Arati Artist Gallery, 10am-5pm
Junior Ranger Program @ Cheyenne Mountain State Park 10am (for ages 7-12)
Family Nature Club @ Bear Creek Nature Center 10am-noon
Cheyenne Mountain State Park Full Moon Hike (ages 10 and up) starts 8:30pm
SUNDAY, JUNE 27th:
10th Annual Tejon Street Bike Fest 10am: 10 city blocks of motorcycle only parking, vendors and party atmosphere.
Family Mystery Hike @ Cheyenne Mountain State Park 2pm (ages 5 and up)
The Secret Garden, The Simpich Showcase Marionette Theater, 2:30pm
Colorado College Summer Music Festival: Orchestra Concerts 3pm - features include Johann Strauss' "Die Fledermaus Overture," Britten's Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 in D Major
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What are you doing this weekend? There are LOTS of fun events going on in Colorado Springs, El Paso County over the next few days. Here are just a few of the attractions and events happening this weekend around town:
Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus will be at the World Arena June 10th - June 13th. For pricing and further information visit here.
Alice & Wonderland is being performed at the Manitou Art Theater on Friday night, June 11th at 7pm.
Youth Fashion Show Friday evening at Colorado College.
Want to visit a park or some open space in Colorado. Here is a great site showing where you can go.
Love a good Farmer's Market in Colorado? I sure do. There is one at the Citadel Mall this Saturday, June 12th from 10am-3pm. For more information call 719-494-9092 or just show up!
Would you enjoy a midnight bicycle ride through Garden of the Gods Park and then the streets of Colorado Springs? I didn't even know about this, but this Saturday at midnight is the 16th annual midnight bicycle ride.
The Colorado College Summer Music Festival on Sunday, June 13th at 3pm at Packard Hall sounds like a great way to wrap up your weekend.
For even more musical enjoyment, Jerrod Niemann will be in concert at Downtown Lanes at 5pm on Sunday.
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Once you are moved in, where do you start with the unpacking? Do you organize the garage first? The kitchen? The bedroom? Again, this can be overwhelming. Try to keep some of these helpful unpacking ideas in mind.
Looking for ideas of things you can do this weekend? Here's just a few:
Start tonight & go to the 6th Annual First & Main Summer Concert Series from 5-7pm Powers Blvd. Between Constitution and North Carefree Colorado Springs, CO 80903 FREE ADMISSION First & Main Town Center
It's FREE FISHING weekend for all ages in Colorado this weekend. There is even a kid's fishing derby at Fountain Creek Regional Park Nature Center on Saturday, June 5, 2010.
There's the Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival on Saturday the 5th at Memorial Park in Manitou Springs.
Head up to Tri-Lakes for the Native American Inter-Tribal Festival on Saturday at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts.
Go on over to Rock Ledge Ranch for the start of their summer season on Saturday. The public is invited to come watch some wild 'n wooly sheep shearing and sheepdog herding demonstrations, and experience the traditional daily activities at the ranch to celebrate the start of the summer season.
Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center:
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