Outdoors

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…

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

New ADA Playground at Fountain Mesa Park

FOUNTAIN, CO:   Fountain’s kids have a lot to be excited about, as the City of Fountain completed installation of new, fully accessible playground equipment at Fountain Mesa Park.   The new equipment is available for ages 2-12 and up, and includes play features that ensure all of Fountain’s children have the opportunity to play, explore, learn…

Annual Fountain Tree Lighting

While this years event will look a bit different, we are excited to bring you this updated tree lighting experience! Due to COVID, and the current mandates, attendance is limited and registration is required. Registration will open at 3pm, November 17th. Register at FountainColorado.org

Veterans, Gold Star Families get free entrance to national parks

Veterans and Gold Star Families will be granted free access to national parks, wildlife refuges and other Federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior starting on Veterans Day this year and every day onward. “With the utmost respect and gratitude, we are granting Veterans and Gold Star Families free access to the iconic…

Check Out Colorado State Parks

Reserve your free State Parks Pass and Backpack today at the Fountain Library by clicking here! This program is a partnership with the Colorado Department of Education, State Library, local library systems, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. It is meant to encourage Coloradans to visit our State Parks and experience all of the great outdoor…

Movie at the Park Friday

It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus! Please join us for a wicked good time as we dress up and enjoy a Movie in the Park! Lawn chairs, blankets, bug spray and flashlights are recommended. (Inclement weather may delay or cancel events. Follow the City of Fountain on Facebook for updates!) Help us support a…

Colorado Storm Coming

A winter snow storm is coming to Colorado. Temperatures will be dropping down to the low 30’s according to weather.com. Remember to disconnect waters hoses outdoors. If the temperature drops below 20 degrees, keep one or two indoor faucets running slowly to prevent water lines from freezing. Get more Winter Maintenance Tips from RENTEC DIRECT.…

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…

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Reopens in 3 Phases

After being closed to the public since March 17 due to COVID-19 restrictions, which is the longest closure in our 94-year history, we are now able to welcome our members and guests back to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo! We have put many precautions in place, so you can feel comfortable and confident during your visit to the…

Fountain Creek Nature Center Now Open

Fountain Creek Nature Center is now open to the public. To combat the spread of COVID 19, we strongly encourage visitors to wear masks. At this time, we are limiting the number of visitors at one time to 9 individuals and we ask that you maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other…