Things to do in Colorado Springs this week | June 20th - 24th

Posted by Joe Clement on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 at 11:59am.

Colorado Springs Street Breakfast

Are you looking for things to do in Colorado Springs this week (June 20th - 24th)?

Colorado Springs is filled with incredibly fun and exciting things to do. There are literally so many things to do in Colorado Springs we cannot even begin to try to list every single thing out. However, we can recommend to you some of the most exciting and fun things to do in and around Colorado Springs.

For this week (June 20th - 24th) there are so many incredible things. Being the official start of summer with the amazing Colorado summer things are getting hot!

The following is our top things to do this week in Colorado Springs:

1. Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast

When and Where: June 20th 5:30 to 9 a.m. - Downtown Colorado Springs at the intersection of Pikes Peak Avenue & Tejon StreetWhat:Where

What: An amazing breakfast served up by military volunteers, great dancing, music by Flying W Wranglers, Exit West, and Colorado Springs Conservatory, a Kids Corral with fun activities, appearances by Girl of the West and Aide to the Girl of the West and watch the Pikes Peak Range Riders ride out of town on horseback at 8 a.m.

Why: The Western Street Breakfast has been in a tradition in Colorado Springs since 1936! Back then the breakfast with eggs and pancakes was priced at $1. Today the same breakfast is $5 which, comparatively, is a total bargain!

 

2. Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

When: SaturdayJune 24th, 2018 - *Fan-Fest is Friday night

What: The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) is an extremely exciting and unique race event also known as The Race to the Clouds. This annual invitational automobile and motorcycle hill climb happen on Pikes Peak near in El Paso County, near Colorado Springs USA. Thee race happens every year on the last Sunday of June. This super-awesome event starts at Mile 7 on the Pikes Peak Highway to the mountain summit which sits at 14,115 ft. (4,300 m) As the track extends to the summit the higher elevation puts a strain on the competitor’s mental and muscle strength in and decreases engines power up to 30%. This event is a once in a lifetime must-see for motorsports enthusiasts. Some consider this event to be top in the world and reflect the rice motorsports history in the United States. With everything from Sidecars, Motorcycles, and 1,400+hp EV & Unlimited Racers being able to compete in the same event this event is truly one of a kind.

Where: Pikes Peak - America's Mountain

Why: This event is a once in a lifetime must-see for motorsports enthusiasts. Some consider this event to be top in the world and reflect the rice motorsports history in the United States. With everything from Sidecars, Motorcycles, and 1,400+hp EV & Unlimited Racers being able to compete in the same event this event is truly one of a kind.

 

3. Summer Solstice Stargazing

When and Where: On Thursday, June 21 at 8:07 MST, the sun will hit the northernmost declination that it will reach in the entire year. This results in the longest day of the year for the Northern Hemisphere and conversely the shortest day of the year for the Southern. There are many places near Colorado Springs to stargaze. Some of our favorites include Pike National Forest, Blodgett Peak, Sangre de Cristos Wilderness and Wilkerson Pass. For ideas on great wild spaces near Colorado Springs check out LocaWild a mobile application that allows you to find all the wild spaces around you in Colorado as well as filtering by your favorite outdoor activities.

What: If you are a seasoned star-gazer then you know all you need is a good location and a decent telescope. If you are new to star-gazing then a great option is to attend a Public Star Party that is put on by the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society. The next Public Star Party is this Friday, June 23rd at 8 pm. at Fountain Creek Nature Center. 

Why: The solstice marks the middle of the astronomical summer season in the Northern Hemisphere, and winter in the Southern Hemisphere. The actual seasons tend to lag behind the astronomical seasons by about 6 weeks.

4. Climb For Courage Stair Climb and Family Festival

When and Where: June 23rd, 2018 at U.S. Air Force Academy Falcon Stadium

What: This is the fourth annual Children's Hospital Colorado Climb for Courage and Family Festival which included a timed stair climb race around the entire football stadium. There are also shorter, Fun wave's which are just for fun and untimed. The short waves are perfect for kids and families. KIDS 12 and under participate for free!

Why: The new Children's Hospital Colorado is going to expand Children's Hospital's reach in Colorado Springs. The new facility will open in 2019 and it will give all the Children in Colorado Springs and Southern Colorado a chance to access world-class experts and one of the best hospitals for children in the world. LEARN HOW JOE CLEMENT TEAM GIVES BACK TO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL WHEN WE HELP CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES BUY OR SELL A HOME.

 

5. Cheyenne Mountain State Park Owls

When and Where: Join the Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff at Cheyenne Mountain State Park this Friday, June 22nd at 7pm at Camp site #19 for an hour-long in-depth discussion about Owls, their habitat, prey and even learn about how their hunting strategies. 

What: Owls are very interesting. Come sit around a Campfire to for an hour long discussion about owls by Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff. 

Why: Owls are incredible. There are many different species of Owls that call the area around Colorado Springs their home. They come out at night (nocturnal) and utilize their heightened senses to find food, shelter, water and stay clear of danger. Owls love to hunt at night and are known for their incredible ability to adapt to night so come learn all about owls!. 

 

Does living near all these incredible events interest you? If so, be sure to contact Joe Clement to help you find the best Colorado Springs properties! 

 

 

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