Hey there, Colorado Springs! August is here, which means summer is coming to a close. But that doesn’t mean the fun stops here! Here are some events going on this month to get you out into our community!
People’s Tiny House Festival
Have you ever seen those TV shows where they turn a shipping container into a house? Well, here’s your chance to see that in person. If you’re interested in minimalism or simplistic living, or you’re just curious how much they can fit into 300 square feet, the Tiny House Festival is for you! It’s a three day extravaganza with on-site camping, live music and food trucks. You’ll hear from Tiny House experts, like Tiny House Nation’s Zach Giffin. It’s located at the Pikes Peak International Raceway and tickets start at just $15.
Parade of Homes
Head out and tour the best of Colorado Springs! The Parade of Homes is an annual event where you can see inside your dream homes. With about 30 homes being featured, you can make an entire weekend of it visiting every single one, or you can pick and choose only your favorites. You have almost two weeks to tour them! Get inspired by the beautiful architecture and home decor, featuring builders like Oakwood, Classic, Goetzmann, Level 1, David Weekley, and many more. Tickets are $15, and this is definitely one of our favorite events of the year. https://www.springsparade.com/
Friends Trivia Bar Crawl
Get your chance to win the Geller Cup and join the Friends Trivia Bar Crawl! Being hosted by Crawl With Us, you will compete in teams of up to 8 people to answer over 100 questions at 4 different venues. Tickets are $15-$20 and there will be multiple prizes and no cover costs. If you know Friends (really, who doesn’t?), throw on a sweater vest like Chandler and compete in the biggest Friends party ever!
Teddy Bear Day at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
August 17th 9am-4pm
What kid doesn’t want to bring their favorite stuffed animal everywhere they go? Have your kiddos bring their best buddy to see the giraffes and the wallabies! Kids who bring a stuffed animal will receive a discounted ticket (save $10)! There will be a Teddy Bear Clinic set up at the Lodge at Moose Lake to ensure all of our plush friends are in “beary good” health. Volunteers from the Children’s Hospital will even be there to administer any “medical” procedures that may be necessary. This is a great way to familiarize your kids with what they can expect from a doctors’ visit! There will also be animal-care demonstrations throughout the day with a Teddy Bear Day theme. Our stuffed animals friends won’t want to miss this!
Colorado Springs Kids’ Expo
August 18th 10am-3pm
For a day of free family fun, come out to the Colorado Springs Kids’ Expo! It’s a great place for parents and kids to connect with each other and have a great time. Located at Chapel Hills Event Center, there will be bounce houses, face painting, Meet and Greets with your favorite characters, and laser tag! Parents, you can check out all the kid-friendly local businesses and learn about summer programs, daycares and schools for your kids!
Tap-In Miniature Golf Tournament
August 22nd 5:30pm
Get your Tiger Woods on and join the Miniature Golf tournament of the season! At Adventure Golf, you will be competing in teams of four and trophies will be presented in multiple categories. After the tournament, you can head over to the Prorodeo Hall of Fame for complimentary beer and wine, a silent auction and lively music, followed by a Dickey’s BBQ dinner! Tickets are $45 for adults and $25 for kids!
Comic Con Colorado Springs
Cosplayers and trekkies, unite! The Colorado Springs Comic Con has really started to grow into a great event. If you enjoy comic books and sci-fi, unique artwork and costumes, this is the place for you! There will be a costume contest, a tattoo pavilion by Ink Fusion, “Geek Speed Dating”, and celebrity appearances including Robert Englund from Nightmare on Elm Street, Lucy the Velociraptor, and William Shatner! This family-friendly convention runs all weekend and tickets start at $25 for adults. Comic Con is a great local event to support.
International Dragon Boat Festival
August 24th & 25th
Have you ever heard of a dragon boat? Come participate in the world’s fastest growing water sport- Dragon Boat racing! Celebrate ancient Chinese culture through sport, food, and the great outdoors. There’s no better place to do this than Prospect Lake in Memorial Park. If you have a team, you can register to race. If not, you can be a spectator and cheer them on! There will be food trucks, entertainment, and shops to meander through. It’s perfect for a family day of fun or for any sports lovers out there. It is sure to be an exciting day!