Things to do in Colorado Springs this Week | September 3rd - September 9th

Posted by Joe Clement on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 at 5:51pm.

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Things to do in Colorado Springs this Week | September 3rd, 2018 - September 9th, 2018

Colorado Springs has so many fun and exciting things to do how is one to decide?

Colorado Springs was voted the Most Desirable Place to Live according to US News (Colorado Springs is #1) and Best Places to Live (Colorado Springs is ranked #2). But why? Well, to start with Colorado Springs has one of the most incredible natural resources surrounding it. These wild and open spaces make Colorado Springs special and will perpetuate the value of living in Colorado Springs. Next, is the community. Colorado Springs has a very welcoming and nice community. 

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

  

1. What if Festival

When: Saturday, September 8th, 2018 10:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Cost: Free

Where: Downtown Colorado Springs

Why:  What if the Festival of Innovation & Imagination is the perfect event for your little ones. Whether they are young or old there will be something for everybody at this amazing festival. Sponsored by Xfinity and Imagination Celebration this festival will everything from arts, engineering, science, to tech and even low-tech activities. There will be over 100 interactive experiences, festival food and even a beer and wine garden for the parents to really soak in the fun. 

 

2. First Fridays Downtown

When: Friday, September 7th, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Where: Downtown Colorado Springs

Why: First Fridays Downtown Colorado Springs includes many fun and exciting things to do. From live music to art to special events this Friday 5-8 p.m. The event includes participation from a slew of retailers, art galleries and other organizations in Downtown Colorado Springs. This week's special event is progressive summer dessert experience so you can treat yourself while walking along the art walk strategically lined up to for participants to walk to twelve different Downtown venues. For $10, you can participate in this special event. The pass is called a Popsicle Passport and it will allow you to really indulge on some summer-themed special treats. 

 

3. Briarfest

When:  Friday, September 7th through September 9th. 

Where: St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church 

Why: Briarfest 2018 is an annual event that brings the Briargate Community together. With the goal of Unity in Community this event is a great one for both adults and children. With all sorts of activities and things to do such as a marketplace, beer tent & wine tasting, carnival rides set for both small and big kids and adults, entertainment & concerts, food and drink, a playhouse raffle, silent auction and even a walk to end hunger. For more information see Briarfest's activities page. 

  

4. MetroDemic Scavenger Hunt

When: Anytime 

Where: Downtown Colorado Springs

Why: MetroDemic is part scavenger hunt, part trivia challenge and part physical experience getting outside, having run with your friends and building teamwork and collaboration skills.  The idea is that you and your friends on your team have 90 minutes to work together to save your city. There is risk of a deadly outbreak and the only thing that can stop it is your teamwork with your team and your cell phones. 

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