Colorado Springs is, as always, a very happening place with great events all over town for everyone. Here’s a quick roundup of some of the best Colorado Springs free or cheap activities this week.
Back East Bar and Grill Trivia
(Photo from Back East Bar & Grill)
This is a weekly event, and it is a lot of fun! What’s better than drinking some beer and proving that you’re smart? Get a team of friends together and compete with other locals for trivia supremacy in the Pikes Peak Region. With a variety of topics, there’s a way for everyone to contribute and have a great time.
When: Wednesday September 9th, 2015 at 6:30 PM.
Pikes Peak Community College Art Faculty Exhibit
(Photo from Pikes Peak Community College Downtown Studio)
People like to say that Colorado Springs has a lack of arts events, but that could not be further from the truth. The art department at Pikes Peak Community College is putting on a fantastic exhibit featuring works of art from their esteemed faculty. Take a trip to the Downtown Studio campus to see some great local creations. Grab your monocle and get sophisticated this week.
When: All week long, opening at 9 AM.
(Photo from the University of Nebraska at Kearney)
UCCS sports are in full swing, and nothing exemplifies that more than the hard work of the UCCS Volleyball team. Get out to the gym and support our local athletes. The volleyball team has a few games this week, but the big one is against Tarleton State in the Steel and Silver Classic. UCCS has a number of other games this week, with both soccer and volleyball season happening right now, so be sure to check out their schedule!
When: Thursday September 10th, 2015 at 7:00
Old Colorado City Historical Society: Ice Production 1880-1940
(Photo from Blanche’s Parlor)
Okay, so I may be one of the few excited by this, but hear me out. The Old Colorado City Historical Society is an amazing place with dedicated and passionate individuals who just want to teach. We all live in Colorado Springs, but how many of us really know much about the early history of the city? We all pretty much know Tesla was here for a while, but there’s a lot more to it than that. I’ll just let the OCCHS explain all about this fascinating topic: “This presentation covers the natural ice production locations, distribution, storing and more , of ice during this time period. Customers ranged from the Front Range, New Mexico to Missouri. Who knew there was so much to learn about ICE?”
When: Friday September 11th, at 11 AM. Tickets are just $5!
Colorado Farm and Art Market
(Photo from Colorado Farm & Art Market)
This is a weekly local event, but it definitely deserves some more publicity. This farmer’s market exclusively features produce and other food created in the state of Colorado. Additionally, most of it is organic and all of it is delicious! Stop overpaying for sub-par food at a big chain grocery store and support local farmers. It is a great event that is always bustling with activity, so we highly recommend it!
When: Ivywild School, every Wednesday from 3PM-7PM. Also, every Saturday at the Margarita at Pine Creek from 9AM-1PM
Whatever you choose to do this week, just be sure to get out and do something! Summer is coming to a quick close in Colorado Springs, so you only have a short time left before your only options are drinking hot chocolate and/or sledding again!