Gold Hill Mesa Concert, Colorado SpringsThings to do in Colorado Springs this Week | August 27th - September 2nd, 2018

Are you looking for things to do in Colorado Springs?

Colorado Springs consistently has tons of fun and exciting things to do. Whether you love outdoor recreational activities, live music, or national and international events and attractions. There is a reason Colorado Springs is always on top of lists such as the Most Desirable Place to Live according to US News (Colorado Springs is #1) and Best Places to Live (Colorado Springs is ranked #2). There are many factors that go into these designations such as net migration (whether or not people are moving to/from the city), overall value and even quality of life. While we are not 100% sure these lists mean anything we can say one thing, we have loved living in Colorado Springs for more than 32 years. Colorado Springs is a great place to raise a family and there are always fun (and free!) things to do around the city every week.

The following is a list of our top things to do in Colorado Springs and around southern Colorado this week:


1. Music on the Mesa

When: Saturday, September 1st, 2018 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Cost: Prices vary, see info page here

WhereGold Hill Mesa Community Center - CLICK FOR DIRECTIONS 

Why:  Gold Hill Mesa is a fabulous community on the West side of Colorado Springs. Brought to you by the front porch community themselves: Gold Hill Mesa, this concert, set for September 1, 2018, is going to be a good one. The electrifying Jyemo Club will bring their mix of reggae and Latin fusion sure to bring the crowd to bust a move, cut a rug and or get down and dirty to some sweet sounds in the crisp foothills air filtered by the incredible tracks of trees and wild spaces nearby. Gold Hill Mesa Concert series is always a good time but this week will be sure to impress. 


2. Salida Wine Fest

When: Saturday, September 1st, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Where: Salida, Colorado

Why: This is the 7th year in a row the Salida Winefest will offer vintages wines from around the world and tastes of wine from Colorado Winemakers all happening in Salida's Riverside Park right next to the Arkansas River at Riverside Park. The event will surely be one to remember with a commemorative wine glass and unlimited wine samples. The Salida Wine Fest includes wine from Aspen Peak Cellars, Avanti Winery, Cottonwood Cellars, Fox Fire Farms, Garrett Estate Cellars, Gubbini Winery, Mesa Park Vineyards, Mountain Spirit Winery, Redstone Meadery, Ryker's Cellars, Sette, Dolori Winery, Songbird Cellars, Sutcliffe Vineyards, Vino Passarelli, Vino Salida and more so there will be plenty to choose from. 


3. Early Iron Festival

When:  Friday, August 31st through September 2nd. 

Where: Alamosa Colorado

Why: This festival is one of the coolest around. Imagine all people who own the slickest, most well-kept early automobiles or hot-rods around Colorado. We're talking all the car owners in Utah, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Kansas and more all coming to one place to showcase their rides. How cool is that!? This Labor Day festival is considered one of the hottest around as the town council has actually set aside a day labeled "Early Iron Day. Now if that is not a "Hot Rod Town" then I'm not sure what is. This car show will be sure to impress both casual car lovers and diehards. The show starts Friday, August 31st and goes through September 2nd. 


4. Labor Day Lift Off

When: Saturday, September 1st - Monday, September 3rd

Where: Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts

Why: This is one of the classic annual events in Colorado Springs. Labor Day marks the end of the peak tourist season in Colorado and this is one of the most popular events around. 


We love getting up early with the kiddos for this event. They love watching the balloons light up in the early morning light before they lift off. Before you know it the sky is filled with balloons and it feels like something out of a movie. We are partial to the RE/MAX Balloon. We love cheering on the RE/MAX Balloon crew: 


5. Ouray County Rodeo

When: September 2nd, - September 3rd, 2018

Where: Ridgway, CO

Why: The Ouray County Rodeo is a CPRA (Colorado Pro Rodeo Association) event in one of the most beautiful areas of Colorado. The landscape in Ouray County is adorned with large and dramatic mountains that give you a feeling not many places can. Looking at the mountains around Ridgway and the surrounding areas feels like you are in the movies. Imagine this, plus a rodeo! How cool is that!?  Extra activities include mutton busting, goat joring, pick up race and steer packing. You know what all of those mean right? Good. 




Does living near all these great things to do interest you? Be sure to contact Joe Clement to help you find the best Colorado Springs properties! 

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