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Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

08-20-2017

Presented by Pikes Peak - America's Mountain at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, Cascade
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 18 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 19 @ 7:00 am Sun, Aug 20 @ 7:00 am
The 61st running of the Pikes Peak Ascent and Pikes Peak Marathon will once again redefine what most call running in America's Ultimate Challenge. For more information visit our website. Bicyclists: Due to heavy congestion and bus shuttle... [more+]
The 61st running of the Pikes Peak Ascent and Pikes Peak Marathon will once again redefine what most call running in America's Ultimate Challenge. For more information visit our website. Bicyclists: Due to heavy congestion and bus shuttle traffic, no bicycles will be allowed on Pikes Peak Highway on August 19th as a safety precaution. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Schedule:

Thursday, August 17 at Memorial Park, Manitou Springs: 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Displays by local running organizations and support organization
  • Beer gardens featuring only local breweries
  • Food trucks
  • Children activities
  • Packet pick up for the Pikes Peak Marathon & Ascent
  • Live music with Grass It Up, and Austin Young
  • Ascent and Marathon apparel for sale
Friday, August 18 at Memorial Park
  • 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Packet Pick-up and Race Expo with Ascent and Marathon apparel for sale
  • 1:30 p.m.: Elite Athlete Press Conference
  • 4:30 to 7 p.m.: Kiwanis Club Spaghetti Dinner ($12)
  • 5:15 p.m.: Rick Trujillo talk
  • 6 p.m.: Showing of the movie "Running Big" with intro by Alan "Buck" Gossard
  • 6:30 p.m.: Q&A session
Saturday, August 19 at Memorial Park: Start Line
  • 5:30 to 7:15 a.m.: Sweat check adjacent to start and packet pickup (Ascent only)
  • 6:45 a.m.: Pre-Race Ceremony
  • 7 a.m.: First wave start at 600 block of Manitou Avenue: Runners #1-199
  • 7:30 a.m.: Toll road to Pikes Peak summit opens
  • 7:02 to 7:25 a.m.: Remaining waves start on 1 minute intervals
  • 9:05 a.m.: Approximate time for first male finishers.
  • 9:25 a.m.: Approximate time for first female finishers.
  • 11 a.m.: First shuttle bus from summit arrives in Manitou Springs.*
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Post Race Celebration & Beer Garden in Memorial Park
  • 12 to 7 p.m.: Race Expo
  • 1 to 7 p.m.: Marathon Packet pickup
  • 2 p.m.: PPA Finish line officially closes
  • 4:30 to 7 p.m.: Kiwanis Club Spaghetti Dinner ($12)
  • 5:30 p.m.: Ascent awards presentation
  • 5:45 p.m.: Showing of the movie "Running Big" with intro by Alan "Buck" Gossard
  • 6:15 p.m.: Q&A Session *Ascent Finisher shirts/results posted in Memorial Park as they are received.
Sunday, August 20 at Soda Springs Park: Start/Finish Line
  • 5:30 to 6:45 a.m.: Sweat check adjacent to start and packet pickup (Marathon)
  • 7 a.m.: First wave start at 600 block of Manitou Avenue: Runners #1-199
  • 7:02 to 7:15 a.m.: Remaining waves start on 1 minute intervals
  • 10:20 a.m.: Approximate time for first male finishers.
  • 11:15 a.m.: Approximate time for first female finishers.
  • 12 to 5 p.m.: Post Race Celebration & Beer Garden at Soda Springs Park
  • 3 p.m.: Awards presentation
  • 5:10 p.m.: Finish line officially closes
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Tags:   Sports & RecreationFamily Fun

North Slope Recreation Area Opens for Season

10-15-2017

Presented by Pikes Peak - America's Mountain at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, Cascade
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 19 @ 7:30 am Sun, Aug 20 @ 7:30 am Mon, Aug 21 @ 7:30 am + 55 more dates and times

Tue, Aug 22 @ 7:30 am Wed, Aug 23 @ 7:30 am Thu, Aug 24 @ 7:30 am Fri, Aug 25 @ 7:30 am Sat, Aug 26 @ 7:30 am Sun, Aug 27 @ 7:30 am Mon, Aug 28 @ 7:30 am Tue, Aug 29 @ 7:30 am Wed, Aug 30 @ 7:30 am Thu, Aug 31 @ 7:30 am Fri, Sep 01 @ 7:30 am Sat, Sep 02 @ 7:30 am Sun, Sep 03 @ 7:30 am Mon, Sep 04 @ 7:30 am Tue, Sep 05 @ 7:30 am Wed, Sep 06 @ 7:30 am Thu, Sep 07 @ 7:30 am Fri, Sep 08 @ 7:30 am Sat, Sep 09 @ 7:30 am Sun, Sep 10 @ 7:30 am Mon, Sep 11 @ 7:30 am Tue, Sep 12 @ 7:30 am Wed, Sep 13 @ 7:30 am Thu, Sep 14 @ 7:30 am Fri, Sep 15 @ 7:30 am Sat, Sep 16 @ 7:30 am Sun, Sep 17 @ 7:30 am Mon, Sep 18 @ 7:30 am Tue, Sep 19 @ 7:30 am Wed, Sep 20 @ 7:30 am Thu, Sep 21 @ 7:30 am Fri, Sep 22 @ 7:30 am Sat, Sep 23 @ 7:30 am Sun, Sep 24 @ 7:30 am Mon, Sep 25 @ 7:30 am Tue, Sep 26 @ 7:30 am Wed, Sep 27 @ 7:30 am Thu, Sep 28 @ 7:30 am Fri, Sep 29 @ 7:30 am Sat, Sep 30 @ 7:30 am Sun, Oct 01 @ 7:30 am Mon, Oct 02 @ 7:30 am Tue, Oct 03 @ 7:30 am Wed, Oct 04 @ 7:30 am Thu, Oct 05 @ 7:30 am Fri, Oct 06 @ 7:30 am Sat, Oct 07 @ 7:30 am Sun, Oct 08 @ 7:30 am Mon, Oct 09 @ 7:30 am Tue, Oct 10 @ 7:30 am Wed, Oct 11 @ 7:30 am Thu, Oct 12 @ 7:30 am Fri, Oct 13 @ 7:30 am Sat, Oct 14 @ 7:30 am Sun, Oct 15 @ 7:30 am - less dates and times

Attention fisherman and outdoor enthusiasts! Crystal Reservoir, North Catamount and South Catamount Lakes open for fishing and the North Slope Recreation Area opens for the season. Grab your gear for a great day in the mountains.
Attention fisherman and outdoor enthusiasts! Crystal Reservoir, North Catamount and South Catamount Lakes open for fishing and the North Slope Recreation Area opens for the season. Grab your gear for a great day in the mountains. [less-]
Tags:   Sports & RecreationFamily Fun

Teddy Bear Day

08-19-2017

Presented by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 19 @ 9:00 am
Who’s ready for a “beary” fun time at the Zoo? You won’t want to miss our 29th annual Teddy Bear Day! Children 3-11 years old visiting the Zoo along with a teddy bear, or their favorite stuffed animal or doll, will receive discounted... [more+]
Who’s ready for a “beary” fun time at the Zoo? You won’t want to miss our 29th annual Teddy Bear Day! Children 3-11 years old visiting the Zoo along with a teddy bear, or their favorite stuffed animal or doll, will receive discounted admission of $9.75 (saving $10!). Children ages two and under are just 75 cents and members are free. All stuffed animals will receive a complete check-up and official certificate of health. Stitches, splints and other “medical” procedures will also be administered to sick and injured stuffed animals. Come have a BEARiffic day at the Zoo! [less-]
Tags:  Family Fun

Solar Eclipse Party

08-21-2017

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am
Come celebrate this awe-inspiring event with the Discovery Center. Activities include:
  • We will have solar viewing telescopes, tubes and boxes for the public to enjoy. Live feeds from different U.S. total solar eclipse locations will be...
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Come celebrate this awe-inspiring event with the Discovery Center. Activities include:
  • We will have solar viewing telescopes, tubes and boxes for the public to enjoy. Live feeds from different U.S. total solar eclipse locations will be available.
  • Solar viewing glasses on sale for $3 each or 2 for $5 (while supplies last. Stop by today to purchase yours before they are gone!).
  • Build your own eclipse viewer take home craft.
  • Watch a planetarium show in our new inflatable planetarium.
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Tags:   Family Fun Sports & RecreationSpecial Events

August Family Star Party

08-30-2017

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 30 @ 8:00 pm
This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts. All outside activities are free to the public, and discounted admission is available for those wishing to explore the... [more+]
This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts. All outside activities are free to the public, and discounted admission is available for those wishing to explore the Discovery Center and Science On a Sphere® inside. [less-]
Tags:   Classes & Workshops Free Events Sports & RecreationFamily Fun

'Tails, Tunes & Tastes'

08-31-2017

Presented by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm
Experience Cheyenne Mountain Zoo like never before - at an after-hours, adults-only event - "Tails, Tunes & Tastes!" Enjoy an evening under the stars with four stages of live music entertainment, as well as all-inclusive food and drinks by... [more+]
Experience Cheyenne Mountain Zoo like never before - at an after-hours, adults-only event - "Tails, Tunes & Tastes!" Enjoy an evening under the stars with four stages of live music entertainment, as well as all-inclusive food and drinks by Taste, the Zoo's onsite caterer. Also, you’ll experience a true Zoo experience, with many animal exhibits open 6-8 p.m. This summertime Zoo fundraiser will be offered two different evenings: Thursday, July 27 and Thursday, August 31 (tickets sold separately) from 6 – 9:30 p.m. [less-]
Tags:   Music & DanceSpecial Events

Pikes Peak Challenge

09-09-2017

Presented by Pikes Peak - America's Mountain at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, Cascade
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 09 @ 7:30 am
The Pikes Peak Challenge is a unique fundraising event that encourages registered participants to experience the excitement and success of hiking to the summit of Pikes Peak. Survivors of brain injury, family members and community supporters... [more+]
The Pikes Peak Challenge is a unique fundraising event that encourages registered participants to experience the excitement and success of hiking to the summit of Pikes Peak. Survivors of brain injury, family members and community supporters start their ascent up this magnificent 14,115-foot mountain at the base of Barr Trail in Manitou Springs. [less-]
Tags:   Special Events Sports & RecreationFamily Fun

The Disappearing Mining Landscape of Grant County, New Mexico

12-09-2017

Presented by Western Museum of Mining & Industry at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 14 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 15 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 16 @ 9:00 am + 72 more dates and times

Mon, Sep 18 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 19 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 20 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 21 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 22 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 23 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 25 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 26 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 27 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 28 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 29 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 30 @ 9:00 am Mon, Oct 02 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 03 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 04 @ 9:00 am Thu, Oct 05 @ 9:00 am Fri, Oct 06 @ 9:00 am Sat, Oct 07 @ 9:00 am Mon, Oct 09 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 10 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 11 @ 9:00 am Thu, Oct 12 @ 9:00 am Fri, Oct 13 @ 9:00 am Sat, Oct 14 @ 9:00 am Mon, Oct 16 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 17 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 18 @ 9:00 am Thu, Oct 19 @ 9:00 am Fri, Oct 20 @ 9:00 am Sat, Oct 21 @ 9:00 am Mon, Oct 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 24 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 25 @ 9:00 am Thu, Oct 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Oct 27 @ 9:00 am Sat, Oct 28 @ 9:00 am Mon, Oct 30 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 31 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 01 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 02 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 03 @ 9:00 am Sat, Nov 04 @ 9:00 am Mon, Nov 06 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 07 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 08 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 09 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 10 @ 9:00 am Sat, Nov 11 @ 9:00 am Mon, Nov 13 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 14 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 15 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 16 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 17 @ 9:00 am Sat, Nov 18 @ 9:00 am Mon, Nov 20 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 23 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Nov 25 @ 9:00 am Mon, Nov 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Dec 01 @ 9:00 am Sat, Dec 02 @ 9:00 am Mon, Dec 04 @ 9:00 am Tue, Dec 05 @ 9:00 am Wed, Dec 06 @ 9:00 am Thu, Dec 07 @ 9:00 am Fri, Dec 08 @ 9:00 am Sat, Dec 09 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

“The Disappearing Mining Landscape of Grant County, New Mexico” is the Western Museum of Mining & Industry’s new special exhibit. This exhibit utilizes photography with geological samples and information to document all the districts of the... [more+]
“The Disappearing Mining Landscape of Grant County, New Mexico” is the Western Museum of Mining & Industry’s new special exhibit. This exhibit utilizes photography with geological samples and information to document all the districts of the historical mining landscape of Grant County, New Mexico. Why is the history of mining worth preserving in Grant County? Mining is the reason for the existence of Silver City; furthermore mining has always been part of Grant County. Years of photography, geology training, and experience are behind the creation of this body of work. It is meant to preserve history for others to contemplate, understand, enjoy, and be inspired by! [less-]
Tags:   Family Fun Special Events Visual ArtsHistory & Heritage

The Disappearing Mining Landscape of Grant County, New Mexico Lecture

09-14-2017

Presented by Western Museum of Mining & Industry at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm
“The Disappearing Mining Landscape of Grant County, New Mexico” is the Western Museum of Mining & Industry’s new special exhibit. This exhibit utilizes photography with geological samples and information to document all the districts of the... [more+]
“The Disappearing Mining Landscape of Grant County, New Mexico” is the Western Museum of Mining & Industry’s new special exhibit. This exhibit utilizes photography with geological samples and information to document all the districts of the historical mining landscape of Grant County, New Mexico. Why is the history of mining worth preserving in Grant County? Mining is the reason for the existence of Silver City; furthermore mining has always been part of Grant County. Years of photography, geology training, and experience are behind the creation of this body of work. It is meant to preserve history for others to contemplate, understand, enjoy, and be inspired by! In association with the exhibit opening, Ms. Ann McMahon and Mr. Andrew Lindlof will speak with guests about their experience gathering the necessary information for this exhibit and the importance of preserving the history of mining in Grant County. Light refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. and the talk will start at 7 p.m. [less-]
Tags:   Family Fun Free Events History & Heritage Visual ArtsClasses & Workshops

Pikes Peak Sunrise Special

09-16-2017

Presented by Pikes Peak - America's Mountain at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, Cascade
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 16 @ 5:15 am
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain is pleased to offer an early admission day for photographers and visitors to capture the beauty of the mountain and all it has to offer. We will open the gate at 5:15 a.m. to allow visitors time to travel to the... [more+]
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain is pleased to offer an early admission day for photographers and visitors to capture the beauty of the mountain and all it has to offer. We will open the gate at 5:15 a.m. to allow visitors time to travel to the summit for a sunrise photography opportunity (weather permitting). The North Slope Recreation Area will not open early, they will open at 7:30 a.m. for fishing. [less-]
Tags:   Family FunVisual Arts

Reynolds Ranch Harvest Festival

10-08-2017

Presented by Western Museum of Mining & Industry at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 07 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 08 @ 10:00 am
WMMI will open up the historic 27 acres located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains for a celebration of all things fall! The event will feature a pumpkin patch, hayrides, food trucks, and craft vendors! The popular Gold Canyon Gunfighters... [more+]
WMMI will open up the historic 27 acres located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains for a celebration of all things fall! The event will feature a pumpkin patch, hayrides, food trucks, and craft vendors! The popular Gold Canyon Gunfighters will be back again to wow the crowds with their Wild West show. Learn to pan for gold and gems with the Gold Prospectors of Colorado. Visitors can even witness the operating Yellow Jacket stamp mill and blacksmith shop as well as hear the roar of the museum’s working steam engines! There will also be crafts, fun activities for kids, and face painting.   [less-]
Tags:   History & Heritage Special EventsFamily Fun

Giant Pumpkin Festival

10-21-2017

Presented by Historic Old Colorado City at Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 10:00 am
The biggest pumpkins in Colorado will be rolling into Old Colorado City on Saturday, October 21. Come see who wins the prize for the largest pumpkin in the territory! Activities include:
  • Kid’s Zone, including characters from Wizard of Oz,...
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The biggest pumpkins in Colorado will be rolling into Old Colorado City on Saturday, October 21. Come see who wins the prize for the largest pumpkin in the territory! Activities include:
  • Kid’s Zone, including characters from Wizard of Oz, spinning wheels, games, prizes, a pumpkin patch and more.
  • Pumpkin decorating contest
  • Unexpected guests
  • Giant Sidewalk Sales
  • Pie eating contests for every age
  • Farmer’s Market in Bancroft Park
  • Scarecrow Hunt
  • Come dressed as your favorite character
  • The Spirit Tour with local craft beer and wine tastings from local restaurants on the avenue, 21 & over (http://bit.ly/GiantSpiritTour-2017)
Old Colorado City is a Historic District located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. [less-]
Tags:   Family Fun Free EventsSpecial Events

Giant Spirit Tour

10-21-2017

Presented by Historic Old Colorado City at Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm
The Giant Spirit Tour is designed for our over 21 crowd. Participants will walk through Old Colorado City visiting some of our finest restaurants to sample their spirits. Some of the highlights from last year were pumpkin ale and specials on... [more+]
The Giant Spirit Tour is designed for our over 21 crowd. Participants will walk through Old Colorado City visiting some of our finest restaurants to sample their spirits. Some of the highlights from last year were pumpkin ale and specials on food and appetizers. *Samples only [less-]
Tags:  Special Events

Veteran's Day on Pikes Peak

11-11-2017

Presented by Pikes Peak - America's Mountain at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, Cascade
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 11 @ 7:30 am
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain is pleased to offer free admission for all retired and active duty military with ID. We thank you for your service to our country.
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain is pleased to offer free admission for all retired and active duty military with ID. We thank you for your service to our country. [less-]
Tags:  Family Fun

AdAmAn Fireworks Display

12-31-2017

Presented by Pikes Peak - America's Mountain at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, Cascade
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 31 @ 12:00 am
The Pikes Peak AdAmAn Club has been a tradition since 1922. The unique group of mountaineers each year on December 30th and 31st climb the icy slopes of the world famous Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and at the stroke of midnight on New Year's... [more+]
The Pikes Peak AdAmAn Club has been a tradition since 1922. The unique group of mountaineers each year on December 30th and 31st climb the icy slopes of the world famous Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve ignite a glorious fireworks display from the summit to usher in the New Year. Check online for more information. [less-]
Tags:   Special EventsFamily Fun

Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

08-20-2017

Presented by Pikes Peak - America's Mountain at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, Cascade
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 18 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 19 @ 7:00 am Sun, Aug 20 @ 7:00 am
The 61st running of the Pikes Peak Ascent and Pikes Peak Marathon will once again redefine what most call running in America's Ultimate Challenge. For more information visit our website. Bicyclists: Due to heavy congestion and bus shuttle... [more+]
The 61st running of the Pikes Peak Ascent and Pikes Peak Marathon will once again redefine what most call running in America's Ultimate Challenge. For more information visit our website. Bicyclists: Due to heavy congestion and bus shuttle traffic, no bicycles will be allowed on Pikes Peak Highway on August 19th as a safety precaution. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Schedule:

Thursday, August 17 at Memorial Park, Manitou Springs: 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Displays by local running organizations and support organization
  • Beer gardens featuring only local breweries
  • Food trucks
  • Children activities
  • Packet pick up for the Pikes Peak Marathon & Ascent
  • Live music with Grass It Up, and Austin Young
  • Ascent and Marathon apparel for sale
Friday, August 18 at Memorial Park
  • 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Packet Pick-up and Race Expo with Ascent and Marathon apparel for sale
  • 1:30 p.m.: Elite Athlete Press Conference
  • 4:30 to 7 p.m.: Kiwanis Club Spaghetti Dinner ($12)
  • 5:15 p.m.: Rick Trujillo talk
  • 6 p.m.: Showing of the movie "Running Big" with intro by Alan "Buck" Gossard
  • 6:30 p.m.: Q&A session
Saturday, August 19 at Memorial Park: Start Line
  • 5:30 to 7:15 a.m.: Sweat check adjacent to start and packet pickup (Ascent only)
  • 6:45 a.m.: Pre-Race Ceremony
  • 7 a.m.: First wave start at 600 block of Manitou Avenue: Runners #1-199
  • 7:30 a.m.: Toll road to Pikes Peak summit opens
  • 7:02 to 7:25 a.m.: Remaining waves start on 1 minute intervals
  • 9:05 a.m.: Approximate time for first male finishers.
  • 9:25 a.m.: Approximate time for first female finishers.
  • 11 a.m.: First shuttle bus from summit arrives in Manitou Springs.*
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Post Race Celebration & Beer Garden in Memorial Park
  • 12 to 7 p.m.: Race Expo
  • 1 to 7 p.m.: Marathon Packet pickup
  • 2 p.m.: PPA Finish line officially closes
  • 4:30 to 7 p.m.: Kiwanis Club Spaghetti Dinner ($12)
  • 5:30 p.m.: Ascent awards presentation
  • 5:45 p.m.: Showing of the movie "Running Big" with intro by Alan "Buck" Gossard
  • 6:15 p.m.: Q&A Session *Ascent Finisher shirts/results posted in Memorial Park as they are received.
Sunday, August 20 at Soda Springs Park: Start/Finish Line
  • 5:30 to 6:45 a.m.: Sweat check adjacent to start and packet pickup (Marathon)
  • 7 a.m.: First wave start at 600 block of Manitou Avenue: Runners #1-199
  • 7:02 to 7:15 a.m.: Remaining waves start on 1 minute intervals
  • 10:20 a.m.: Approximate time for first male finishers.
  • 11:15 a.m.: Approximate time for first female finishers.
  • 12 to 5 p.m.: Post Race Celebration & Beer Garden at Soda Springs Park
  • 3 p.m.: Awards presentation
  • 5:10 p.m.: Finish line officially closes
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Tags:   Sports & RecreationFamily Fun

North Slope Recreation Area Opens for Season

10-15-2017

Presented by Pikes Peak - America's Mountain at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, Cascade
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 19 @ 7:30 am Sun, Aug 20 @ 7:30 am Mon, Aug 21 @ 7:30 am + 55 more dates and times

Tue, Aug 22 @ 7:30 am Wed, Aug 23 @ 7:30 am Thu, Aug 24 @ 7:30 am Fri, Aug 25 @ 7:30 am Sat, Aug 26 @ 7:30 am Sun, Aug 27 @ 7:30 am Mon, Aug 28 @ 7:30 am Tue, Aug 29 @ 7:30 am Wed, Aug 30 @ 7:30 am Thu, Aug 31 @ 7:30 am Fri, Sep 01 @ 7:30 am Sat, Sep 02 @ 7:30 am Sun, Sep 03 @ 7:30 am Mon, Sep 04 @ 7:30 am Tue, Sep 05 @ 7:30 am Wed, Sep 06 @ 7:30 am Thu, Sep 07 @ 7:30 am Fri, Sep 08 @ 7:30 am Sat, Sep 09 @ 7:30 am Sun, Sep 10 @ 7:30 am Mon, Sep 11 @ 7:30 am Tue, Sep 12 @ 7:30 am Wed, Sep 13 @ 7:30 am Thu, Sep 14 @ 7:30 am Fri, Sep 15 @ 7:30 am Sat, Sep 16 @ 7:30 am Sun, Sep 17 @ 7:30 am Mon, Sep 18 @ 7:30 am Tue, Sep 19 @ 7:30 am Wed, Sep 20 @ 7:30 am Thu, Sep 21 @ 7:30 am Fri, Sep 22 @ 7:30 am Sat, Sep 23 @ 7:30 am Sun, Sep 24 @ 7:30 am Mon, Sep 25 @ 7:30 am Tue, Sep 26 @ 7:30 am Wed, Sep 27 @ 7:30 am Thu, Sep 28 @ 7:30 am Fri, Sep 29 @ 7:30 am Sat, Sep 30 @ 7:30 am Sun, Oct 01 @ 7:30 am Mon, Oct 02 @ 7:30 am Tue, Oct 03 @ 7:30 am Wed, Oct 04 @ 7:30 am Thu, Oct 05 @ 7:30 am Fri, Oct 06 @ 7:30 am Sat, Oct 07 @ 7:30 am Sun, Oct 08 @ 7:30 am Mon, Oct 09 @ 7:30 am Tue, Oct 10 @ 7:30 am Wed, Oct 11 @ 7:30 am Thu, Oct 12 @ 7:30 am Fri, Oct 13 @ 7:30 am Sat, Oct 14 @ 7:30 am Sun, Oct 15 @ 7:30 am - less dates and times

Attention fisherman and outdoor enthusiasts! Crystal Reservoir, North Catamount and South Catamount Lakes open for fishing and the North Slope Recreation Area opens for the season. Grab your gear for a great day in the mountains.
Attention fisherman and outdoor enthusiasts! Crystal Reservoir, North Catamount and South Catamount Lakes open for fishing and the North Slope Recreation Area opens for the season. Grab your gear for a great day in the mountains. [less-]
Tags:   Sports & RecreationFamily Fun

Teddy Bear Day

08-19-2017

Presented by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 19 @ 9:00 am
Who’s ready for a “beary” fun time at the Zoo? You won’t want to miss our 29th annual Teddy Bear Day! Children 3-11 years old visiting the Zoo along with a teddy bear, or their favorite stuffed animal or doll, will receive discounted... [more+]
Who’s ready for a “beary” fun time at the Zoo? You won’t want to miss our 29th annual Teddy Bear Day! Children 3-11 years old visiting the Zoo along with a teddy bear, or their favorite stuffed animal or doll, will receive discounted admission of $9.75 (saving $10!). Children ages two and under are just 75 cents and members are free. All stuffed animals will receive a complete check-up and official certificate of health. Stitches, splints and other “medical” procedures will also be administered to sick and injured stuffed animals. Come have a BEARiffic day at the Zoo! [less-]
Tags:  Family Fun

Solar Eclipse Party

08-21-2017

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am
Come celebrate this awe-inspiring event with the Discovery Center. Activities include:
  • We will have solar viewing telescopes, tubes and boxes for the public to enjoy. Live feeds from different U.S. total solar eclipse locations will be...
[more+]
Come celebrate this awe-inspiring event with the Discovery Center. Activities include:
  • We will have solar viewing telescopes, tubes and boxes for the public to enjoy. Live feeds from different U.S. total solar eclipse locations will be available.
  • Solar viewing glasses on sale for $3 each or 2 for $5 (while supplies last. Stop by today to purchase yours before they are gone!).
  • Build your own eclipse viewer take home craft.
  • Watch a planetarium show in our new inflatable planetarium.
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Tags:   Family Fun Sports & RecreationSpecial Events

August Family Star Party

08-30-2017

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 30 @ 8:00 pm
This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts. All outside activities are free to the public, and discounted admission is available for those wishing to explore the... [more+]
This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts. All outside activities are free to the public, and discounted admission is available for those wishing to explore the Discovery Center and Science On a Sphere® inside. [less-]
Tags:   Classes & Workshops Free Events Sports & RecreationFamily Fun

'Tails, Tunes & Tastes'

08-31-2017

Presented by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm
Experience Cheyenne Mountain Zoo like never before - at an after-hours, adults-only event - "Tails, Tunes & Tastes!" Enjoy an evening under the stars with four stages of live music entertainment, as well as all-inclusive food and drinks by... [more+]
Experience Cheyenne Mountain Zoo like never before - at an after-hours, adults-only event - "Tails, Tunes & Tastes!" Enjoy an evening under the stars with four stages of live music entertainment, as well as all-inclusive food and drinks by Taste, the Zoo's onsite caterer. Also, you’ll experience a true Zoo experience, with many animal exhibits open 6-8 p.m. This summertime Zoo fundraiser will be offered two different evenings: Thursday, July 27 and Thursday, August 31 (tickets sold separately) from 6 – 9:30 p.m. [less-]
Tags:   Music & DanceSpecial Events

Pikes Peak Challenge

09-09-2017

Presented by Pikes Peak - America's Mountain at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, Cascade
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 09 @ 7:30 am
The Pikes Peak Challenge is a unique fundraising event that encourages registered participants to experience the excitement and success of hiking to the summit of Pikes Peak. Survivors of brain injury, family members and community supporters... [more+]
The Pikes Peak Challenge is a unique fundraising event that encourages registered participants to experience the excitement and success of hiking to the summit of Pikes Peak. Survivors of brain injury, family members and community supporters start their ascent up this magnificent 14,115-foot mountain at the base of Barr Trail in Manitou Springs. [less-]
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The Disappearing Mining Landscape of Grant County, New Mexico

12-09-2017

Presented by Western Museum of Mining & Industry at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 14 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 15 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 16 @ 9:00 am + 72 more dates and times

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“The Disappearing Mining Landscape of Grant County, New Mexico” is the Western Museum of Mining & Industry’s new special exhibit. This exhibit utilizes photography with geological samples and information to document all the districts of the... [more+]
“The Disappearing Mining Landscape of Grant County, New Mexico” is the Western Museum of Mining & Industry’s new special exhibit. This exhibit utilizes photography with geological samples and information to document all the districts of the historical mining landscape of Grant County, New Mexico. Why is the history of mining worth preserving in Grant County? Mining is the reason for the existence of Silver City; furthermore mining has always been part of Grant County. Years of photography, geology training, and experience are behind the creation of this body of work. It is meant to preserve history for others to contemplate, understand, enjoy, and be inspired by! [less-]
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The Disappearing Mining Landscape of Grant County, New Mexico Lecture

09-14-2017

Presented by Western Museum of Mining & Industry at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm
“The Disappearing Mining Landscape of Grant County, New Mexico” is the Western Museum of Mining & Industry’s new special exhibit. This exhibit utilizes photography with geological samples and information to document all the districts of the... [more+]
“The Disappearing Mining Landscape of Grant County, New Mexico” is the Western Museum of Mining & Industry’s new special exhibit. This exhibit utilizes photography with geological samples and information to document all the districts of the historical mining landscape of Grant County, New Mexico. Why is the history of mining worth preserving in Grant County? Mining is the reason for the existence of Silver City; furthermore mining has always been part of Grant County. Years of photography, geology training, and experience are behind the creation of this body of work. It is meant to preserve history for others to contemplate, understand, enjoy, and be inspired by! In association with the exhibit opening, Ms. Ann McMahon and Mr. Andrew Lindlof will speak with guests about their experience gathering the necessary information for this exhibit and the importance of preserving the history of mining in Grant County. Light refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. and the talk will start at 7 p.m. [less-]
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Pikes Peak Sunrise Special

09-16-2017

Presented by Pikes Peak - America's Mountain at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, Cascade
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 16 @ 5:15 am
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain is pleased to offer an early admission day for photographers and visitors to capture the beauty of the mountain and all it has to offer. We will open the gate at 5:15 a.m. to allow visitors time to travel to the... [more+]
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain is pleased to offer an early admission day for photographers and visitors to capture the beauty of the mountain and all it has to offer. We will open the gate at 5:15 a.m. to allow visitors time to travel to the summit for a sunrise photography opportunity (weather permitting). The North Slope Recreation Area will not open early, they will open at 7:30 a.m. for fishing. [less-]
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Reynolds Ranch Harvest Festival

10-08-2017

Presented by Western Museum of Mining & Industry at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 07 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 08 @ 10:00 am
WMMI will open up the historic 27 acres located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains for a celebration of all things fall! The event will feature a pumpkin patch, hayrides, food trucks, and craft vendors! The popular Gold Canyon Gunfighters... [more+]
WMMI will open up the historic 27 acres located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains for a celebration of all things fall! The event will feature a pumpkin patch, hayrides, food trucks, and craft vendors! The popular Gold Canyon Gunfighters will be back again to wow the crowds with their Wild West show. Learn to pan for gold and gems with the Gold Prospectors of Colorado. Visitors can even witness the operating Yellow Jacket stamp mill and blacksmith shop as well as hear the roar of the museum’s working steam engines! There will also be crafts, fun activities for kids, and face painting.   [less-]
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Giant Pumpkin Festival

10-21-2017

Presented by Historic Old Colorado City at Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 10:00 am
The biggest pumpkins in Colorado will be rolling into Old Colorado City on Saturday, October 21. Come see who wins the prize for the largest pumpkin in the territory! Activities include:
  • Kid’s Zone, including characters from Wizard of Oz,...
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The biggest pumpkins in Colorado will be rolling into Old Colorado City on Saturday, October 21. Come see who wins the prize for the largest pumpkin in the territory! Activities include:
  • Kid’s Zone, including characters from Wizard of Oz, spinning wheels, games, prizes, a pumpkin patch and more.
  • Pumpkin decorating contest
  • Unexpected guests
  • Giant Sidewalk Sales
  • Pie eating contests for every age
  • Farmer’s Market in Bancroft Park
  • Scarecrow Hunt
  • Come dressed as your favorite character
  • The Spirit Tour with local craft beer and wine tastings from local restaurants on the avenue, 21 & over (http://bit.ly/GiantSpiritTour-2017)
Old Colorado City is a Historic District located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. [less-]
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Giant Spirit Tour

10-21-2017

Presented by Historic Old Colorado City at Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm
The Giant Spirit Tour is designed for our over 21 crowd. Participants will walk through Old Colorado City visiting some of our finest restaurants to sample their spirits. Some of the highlights from last year were pumpkin ale and specials on... [more+]
The Giant Spirit Tour is designed for our over 21 crowd. Participants will walk through Old Colorado City visiting some of our finest restaurants to sample their spirits. Some of the highlights from last year were pumpkin ale and specials on food and appetizers. *Samples only [less-]
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Veteran's Day on Pikes Peak

11-11-2017

Presented by Pikes Peak - America's Mountain at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, Cascade
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 11 @ 7:30 am
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain is pleased to offer free admission for all retired and active duty military with ID. We thank you for your service to our country.
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain is pleased to offer free admission for all retired and active duty military with ID. We thank you for your service to our country. [less-]
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AdAmAn Fireworks Display

12-31-2017

Presented by Pikes Peak - America's Mountain at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, Cascade
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 31 @ 12:00 am
The Pikes Peak AdAmAn Club has been a tradition since 1922. The unique group of mountaineers each year on December 30th and 31st climb the icy slopes of the world famous Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and at the stroke of midnight on New Year's... [more+]
The Pikes Peak AdAmAn Club has been a tradition since 1922. The unique group of mountaineers each year on December 30th and 31st climb the icy slopes of the world famous Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve ignite a glorious fireworks display from the summit to usher in the New Year. Check online for more information. [less-]
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