COLORADO SPRINGS — Here are our picks for the 5 best things to do in the Pikes Peak region this weekend.
Rocky Mountain State Games
What: It's going to be a busy weekend for sports in Colorado Springs as the 18th annual Rocky Mountain State Games kick of this weekend.
Where: Olympic Training Center, National Strength & Conditioning Association, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, Colorado College, and Memorial Park
When: July 19-21 and 26-28
Admission: For Basketball & Track & Field events only - Daily admission fees: Adults (13 & over): $5. Youth 12 & under are admitted free. Weekend Pass: $12.
More info: https://coloradospringssports.org/
Learn about the wonders of space and the historic Apollo 11 moon landing
What: Join us during Summer of Discovery “Build!” as we celebrate the landing of Apollo 11 and commemorate the first human steps on the Moon! We will have activities for all ages to enjoy, including building rockets, Apollo activities and crafts, play along with our Apollo virtual reality, food trucks, drive a rover in our Lockheed Martin Mars Robotics Laboratory, and more.
Where: Space Foundation Discovery Center
When: Saturday, July 20th 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Registration Deadline is Friday 7/7. Adults $8; Seniors $5.50; Students with college ID $5.50; Children ages 5-17 $3; Children ages 4 and under attend free.
More info: https://www.discoverspace.org/
Head out to Colorado Springs’ largest outdoor beer festival this weekend
What: It’s going to be hot this weekend in Colorado Springs, so why cool off by going to the city’s largest outdoor beer festival? The event features unlimited samples of beer from over 50 craft breweries, live music and vendors.
Where: America the Beautiful Park Fantasy Playground, 126 Cimino Drive in Colorado Springs, Colo.
When: Saturday, July 20 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
More info: https://www.springsbeerfest.com/
See a Grammy nominated country music artist
What: Josh Turner with special guest Mo Pitney - Gospel singer and one of country music’s most recognizable hit makers, MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner returns to Colorado Springs.
Where: Pikes Peak Center
When: Saturday, July 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Admission: $42 - $97.75
More info: http://www.pikespeakcenter.com/events/detail/josh-turner
Get out and enjoy the warm weather with a walk
What: Bear Creek Park Walk - The Falcon Wanderers Walking Club invites you for some fun, fitness, and friendship at this non-competitive walking event. The 6 & 10 kilometer (K) routes will be on Regional and Nature Trails within the park.
Pets are not allowed for this event, due to the Nature Trails. Both the 6K & 10K trails are rated as moderate walks (3C), due to the uneven ground, altitude, and elevation gain. Walking sticks are recommended. Strollers and wheelchairs are not recommended.
Where: The walk begins and ends at the El Paso County Parks Administration Building, 2002 Creek Crossing Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80905.
When: Saturday, July 20th at 8:00 a.m.
More info: Call Curt Converse at 719-591-8193