Colorado Grown Festival This Saturday at Pioneers Museum

The Colorado Grown Festival will be held at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum this Saturday, July 30th, from 10 AM to 2 PM.  Activities include live music, interactive farm animal exhibits, crafts, and more.  There are some workshops that have a fee (children 12 and under are free with a paid adult), but it looks like they’ll […]


Kids Parade This Saturday in Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs will host a Pee Wee Parade this Saturday, July 30th, at 9:30 AM: Wear your crowns and costumes, decorate your strollers, bring your horns and drums, and follow the Pied Piper to Soda Springs Park. For more information contact 719-685-5308.


Free Admission to State Parks for Military in August

Colorado State Parks are offering military families free admission during the month of August!  Show a valid military ID at any state park or Park and Wildlife office to get the pass.  This includes both active-duty, reserve, and retired – read more about the offer here.


Mountain Vista Home School Academy Book Swap and Sale on August 15th

Here’s a great way to save on educational supplies, particularly for homeschool families: It’s time again for the Mountain Vista Home School Academy Book Swap and Sale! This will be our fourth time holding this event; we had incredibly successful previous years of sales, with families earning over $1500! The Swap and Sale is hosted […]


Free Movies and Snacks at Focus on the Family Visitor Center

Just a reminder that this free movie series starts Tuesday!  The Focus on the Family Visitor Center (8685 Explorer Drive) will again be showing free family-friendly films in the visitor center theater on select Tuesdays in July and August!  The movies also include free popcorn and drinks.  There will be two showings of the same […]


Free Friday Evening Concerts at University Village

University Village will have free summer concerts again this year!  On Friday nights through mid-August, you can enjoy a free outdoor concert on the north plaza (next to Hacienda Colorado) from 6 to 8 PM.  You can see a full schedule of artists on their website. There are many, many more free concerts listed on […]


Black Forest Log School Open on Thursdays

Starting this week, the historic Black Forest Log School is open on Thursdays until August 11th!  It’s located on the northwest corner of Black Forest and Shoup roads, and you can stop by from 12-3 PM and learn about life in a one-room schoolhouse.  It’s totally free – and it’s a short but really sweet […]


Free “Step Into My Shoes” Events at Compassion

Compassion is bringing back their “Step Into My Shoes” events this summer at their headquarters: “Step into My Shoes” is a fast-paced fun, interactive three hour event that transports your family into the world of children growing up in developing countries. Hands-on activities like searching for water, firewood, building shelters will give your family a […]


Free Museum Admission for Kids This Summer (History Colorado Center + More)

Kids aged 18 and under get free admission to various Colorado museums this summer!  Through Labor Day, kids will get in free to the following museums: History Colorado Center Byers-Evans House Museum El Pueblo History Museum Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center Fort Vasquez Museum Healy House Museum and Dexter Cabin Trinidad History Museum It’s […]


Free Wednesday Evening Concerts at Limbach Park in Monument

Concerts in the Park returns to Limbach Park in Monument starting Wednesday, June 8th!  There will be free concerts at the band stand from 7 to 9 PM on Wednesdays through July 27th.  Bring your own chairs and blankets.  The 2016 lineup of artists and more information can be downloaded as a PDF here. Here’s […]


Free Concerts at Gold Hill Mesa on Saturdays in August & September

The Gold Hill Mesa neighborhood will again have free concerts on Saturday evenings from August 13th through September 24th!  Concerts will be held on the green at 142 South Raven Mine Drive, and will take place from 4-8 PM.  Bring your own chairs and blankets, and a picnic if you want (I believe concessions are […]


Free Movies at Monument Marketplace Clock Tower

On select Thursday nights in June, July, and August,t his summer you can enjoy a movie under the stars in Monument!  Bring your own chairs and blankets to the clock tower at Monument Marketplace (between Walmart and Home Depot) and the movie will start at dark (probably around 8:30).  They’ll have pre-movie entertainment starting at 7 […]