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Things to do in Colorado Springs this Week | October 2nd, 2018 - October 7th, 2018

Are you looking for things to do in Colorado Springs?

Colorado Springs was voted Most Desirable Place to Live according to US News (Colorado Springs is #1) and Best Places to Live (Colorado Springs is ranked #2) for many different reasons but one of the most valuable things about living in Colorado Springs is the consistent stream of fun things to do. Pretty much every weekend throughout the year provides a new fun and exciting opportunity. With weekly, monthly and a bunch of great annual events (see our Guide to Annual Events for more information), Colorado Springs has it all. Some of our favorite events of the year occur this time of year. By far one of our favorite things to do is to visit the Rocky Mountains near Colorado Springs when the Aspens are changing. Which is now! What an incredible time to be outside in Colorado.

Here are our top things to do in Colorado Springs this week: 


1. Pro Rodeo Finals

When: Friday, October 5th - Sunday, October 7th, 2018

Cost: $18 Regular Admission

Where: Norris Penrose Event Center

Why:  The Colorado Pro Rodeo Association's annual Pro Rodeo Finals are happening this weekend! Situated right next to the Gold Hill Mesa Neighborhood, Search Properties for Sale in Gold Hill Mesa Neighborhood, the Norris Penrose Event Center is hosting the event that brings in the top rodeo talent around. The CPRA was originally formed in 1975 and is the leading rodeo association in the state and over the last month, the finals have been held in numerous cities around the state. The top 12 contestants from each event will compete for the year-end pot. 


2. First Friday Downtown

When: Friday, October 5th, 2018

Where: Downtown Colorado Springs

Why: Free and open to the public the First Fridays in Downtown Colorado Springs is always a fun and engaging event. With special events and participation from all the different galleries, retailers and nonprofits that reside in Downtown Colorado Springs this night will be sure to be a good time. This month is Arts Month and the El Paso County Commissioner Stan VanderWerf will lead a tour of people to explore what public art downtown has to offer. Also joining the ride will be Andy Vick from the Culture Office. For more information check out the First Friday Downtown Page on the Downtown Colorado Springs Website.


3. Science Riot

When: October 5th, 2018

Where: Ivywild School Gymnasium

Why: Think of Ted Talk but funny. Science Riot is a mix of science and comedy. Meant for STEM professionals to try their hand at comedy for fun so the world of science can be explored within a light-hearted manner. Bristol Brewery will have a cash bar and the cost is $14. Ivywild school is a great place to attend an event. Have the freedom to purchase food from one of the many vendors and we love when we are able to enjoy unique events like Science Riot at Ivywild School. Get your tickets here.


4. Rock Ledge Ranch Harvest Festival

When: October 6th, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Where: 2 El Paso Boulevard Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Why: Harvest Festival at Rock Ledge Ranch will be a day full of activities, living history and music, and dance. There will be two food trucks at the event and music, a silent auction, a straw maze, wagon rides, cider press, calf roping and face painting for the kids. Rock Ledge Ranch is a historic ranch that features living history houses such as the American Indian Area, an 1860's Homestead, a Blacksmith Shop and even a house that dates back as far as 1907. From the day full of events to the plenty of sites to see and amongst the incredible backdrop of Garden of the Gods and Pikes peak this Harvest Festival will be sure to a day full of fun for both parents and kids.  Search Homes Near Rock Ledge Ranch and Garden of the Gods.


5. Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

When: Saturday, October 6th, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 2018

Where: Fox Run Regional Park

Why: El Paso County Park is hosting this great event aimed at getting kids outdoors doing exciting things. The event allows kids and their parents to take a guided trail ride, learn about trail etiquette, and even win prizes! All riders must bring their own bikes and helmet to participate in this awesome event. This will be the 14th year in a row this event has taken place. This Saturday, October 6th, is National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day and equates to 53,000 riders worldwide.

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