Traditions

Labor Day Balloon Lift Off

This years Labor Day Balloon Lift Off in Colorado Springs will have nearly 80 balloons filling our skies. The event takes place on September 4th to the 6th at Memorial Park at 5:30 am. Balloon s lift off at 7:00 am. This is a free event for the whole family. Bring your chairs, camera and…

El Paso County Fair Starts July 9th

El Paso County Fair Friday starts on July 9th at 7:00 pm. There will be rides, food and fun. Everyone loves a good carnival and what better way to celebrate than taking a ride (or 10) at the El Paso County Fair. HOURS:Friday, July 9: 7:00 pm -11:00 pmSaturday, July 10: 11:00 am -11 pmSunday,…

Thunder in the Valley Cruise & Car Show

The annual Thunder in the Valley Cruise and Car Show will be in Fountain, Colorado on July 9th and 10th. Friday evening there will be a cruise. The car show will be on Saturday at Metcalf Park from 9 am to 2 pm. Enjoy the Classic Cars, food vendors and music. The Thunder in the…

Celebrate July 4th Festivities

Colorado Springs celebrates July 4th with Symphony on Your Porch. There will be no public access, and residents are encouraged to watch from their homes. Colorado Springs Banning Lewis Ranch The Broadmoor Cherokee Ridge Golf Course Garden of the Gods Resort and Club The Club at Flying Horse Patty Jewett Golf Course Several local radio…

July 4th Pancake Breakfast in Security

The Security Fire Department is hosting its annual Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast in Security, Colorado at the Fire Station located at 400 Security Blvd. Firefighters cooking up a Fourth of July Breakfast This years event is on July 4, 2021starting at 6:00 am and runs through 11:00 am.  Fire Truck on displayCome and see…

Fountain Fall Festival 2021

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited to have the Fountain Fall Festival & Parade returning on Labor Day, September 6th, 2021! Our theme this year is Dancing Through The Decades. Registration is now open for event vendors and sponsors. Please visit our website for full details and to reserve a booth. www.fountainvalleychamber.com

Veterans Day 2020 Discounts

Veterans Day 2020 is on Wednesday, Nov. 11th, 2020. These Veterans Day discounts, free meals and other programs are being shared so that Veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors are aware of all resources available to them. Veterans Day discounts and meals at restaurants  Applebee’s – November 11, 2020Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal…

Colorado Springs Balloon Festival 2020

The 44-year Colorado Springs tradition of a hot air balloon event on Labor Day weekend will continue with the Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off on September 5-6. In the spirit of community and innovation, event organizers Hot Apple Productions, LLC and the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation plan to bring hot air balloons to residents…

Fort Carson Fireworks Update

FORT CARSON, Colo. – Fort Carson and the 4th Infantry Division will host its Independence Day Fireworks Celebration for Department of Defense ID cardholders and their dependents only at 9:20 p.m. tentatively on Saturday at Iron Horse Park. Patrons are required to stay in the proximity of their vehicle (tailgate, truck bed, etc.).  If they…

Fort Carson, City of Colorado Springs Plan Special Independence Day Tribute

FORT CARSON, Colo. – Fort Carson and the 4th Infantry Division, in cooperation with the city of Colorado Springs, and several other community organizations, have planned a Black Hawk helicopter flyover from approximately 6:55 – 8p.m., Saturday.    The flyover is a special Independence Day tribute to honor the military men and women, past and…

July 4th Events in Colorado Springs

This year residents are encouraged to celebrate the 4th of July “from their porch” and look to one of the nine locations ​displaying fireworks while tuning their radios to​ Sunny 106.3 FM​, ​Y96.9 FM, KCME 88.7 FM, 92.9 Peak FM, or AM 740 KVOR​ ​to hear the concert broadcast. The fireworks will also be broadcast…

Chinese New Year Festival 19th Festival

Colorado Springs, CO – The Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute will ring in their 18th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration at the City Auditorium on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The City Auditorium is located at 221 East Kiowa. The tickets will be available at door: Adults $6, Children 5-9 $5, Active…

Calhan Country Christmas in December

The 2nd annual Calhan Country Christmas lights up the El Paso County Fair & Events Center on Saturday, Dec. 14. Come enjoy the magic of the season. Gates open at 5 p.m. There is no admission charge, but guests are encouraged to bring one non-perishable food donation per person to support the Eastern Plains Community Pantry.…

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides in Fountain

Fountain, CO – Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides at the Fountain Creek Nature Center on Saturday December 14, 2019. Enjoy the sounds of Suffolk Punch draft horses clip-clopping down the Regional Trail with jingle bells and seasonal songs. $7 per person, prepaid reservations required. Limited to 20 people per ride. Weather permitting. Tractor-pulled alternative possible if needed.…

Tree Lighting Celebration

Join Widefield Parks and Recreation for their annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The festivities will start at 5:30 pm when Santa lights the tree! There will be crafts for the kids, holiday shopping, hayrides and snacks. Widefield Parks and Recreation is located at 705…

Thanksgiving Fire Safety

Lakewood, CO – For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the holidays. So keeping fire safety top of mind in the kitchen during this joyous but hectic time is important, especially when there’s a lot of activity and people at home. “As your families gather to celebrate this holiday, keep everyone…