July: Hikes and Talks in Mueller State Park, 21045 CO-67 in Divide. There are many, many to choose from! Park entry pass is required, groups are limited to 15 people, sign up at the Visitor Center and masks are required. For details go to: cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/Mueller or call 719-687-2366.
July: Kimball’s Peak Three Theatre. Will bring you movie streaming in the comfort (and safety) of your own home, on your computer or TV – go to kimballspeakthree.com to start watching some fantastic films!
July 3: Woodland Park Farmer’s Market. Every Friday in July, 8am-1pm, shop over 100 vendors of farm-fresh produce, breads, cheeses, pasta, meats, eggs, jams, teas, coffees, and more! Memorial Park and Henrietta Ave.
July 3: “What to the Slave is the 4th of July” by Frederick Douglass is read-through at 5:30 p.m. on the steps of Colorado Springs City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave. Masks on – please give each soul a wide berth if you’re not reading.
July 4: 4th of July Symphony On Your Porch. Enjoy a patriotic concert by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic on your favorite radio station 5-10 p.m. (Sunny 106.3 FM, Y96.9 FM, KCME 88.7 FM, AM 740 KVOR, or 92.9 Peak FM)
July 4: Colorado Springs Fireworks. Fireworks will be set from Banning Lewis Ranch, Falcon Freedom Days at Meridian Ranch, James Irwin Charter Schools, Patty Jewett Golf Course, The Club at Flying Horse, Weidner Field, Garden of the Gods Resort and more. Go to fox21news.com for more information.
July 4: Woodland Park Fireworks – The show begins at dark (about 9:15 p.m.) and can be viewed from many places in the city. Please practice social distancing and wear masks in public.
July 5-26: Sunday Bingo! Sundays at 6:30 p.m. (doors open 4:30) the Colorado Springs Chapter of Disabled American Veterans hosts Bingo as a fundraiser to help aid local veterans. Wear masks to enter, seating is limited. 6 Knob Hill, 6880 Palmer Park Blvd. Each Bingo packet is $7. 719-591-8787.
July 10: Flying W Ranch Grand Opening. 3330 Chuckwagon Road. Call 719-598-4000 or 800-232-FLYW or visit www.flyingw.com for more information.
July 10: Lila Mori Trio. Yes, the 2020 Jazz in the Garden will happen but with the need to keep physical distance it won’t be quite the same. In partnership with Jazz 93.5 the 7 p.m. concert will be broadcast for your own private garden party, BBQ or just listening pleasure!
July 14: Colorado Ghost Towns. Will be the subject of a lecture by historian Phil McDonald, 7 p.m. at the Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Rd. Seating is limited, call (719) 488-0880 to make reservations ($5). Social distancing will be in place, wearing masks is encouraged and sanitizer provided.
July 15 Deadline: Senior Citizen Property Tax Exemption Program. If you meet the criteria and apply by July 15, you can be exempt of up to 50 percent of the first $200,000 in actual value on residential property. To apply for this substantial savings in property taxes and/or to see if you qualify, contact the El Paso County Assessor’s Office at 719-520-6600 or in person at 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road Ste. 2300.
July 18: “Magic of the Marsh” is a fun, socially distant and interactive theater hike for families, taking place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. Adhering to Covid-19 regulations, audience members (no more than 10) will take a short hike at scheduled times. Along the way, you’ll encounter a variety of characters who will unfold the “Magic of the Marsh” story. To register ($15) email: email@example.com
July 18: Family, Food & Craft Festival. It’s a fun annual outdoor event at the Masonic Grand Lodge, 1150 Panorama Dr. (at Fillmore). There will be 50-plus handmade and business vendors, live music, food trucks and free entrance from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Social distancing will be in place so please be kind and respectful to others. Masks and sanitizer will be on sale for a nominal price.
July 18: Repair Café. Toss it? No way! Instead bring your item to the repair café from 1-4 p.m. at Library 21C, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. Together with our Repair Café volunteers, you will disassemble, troubleshoot, and possibly repair your broken item. Registration is encouraged but not required. (Please wear a mask and keep social distance.) ppld.org/repair-café or find on Facebook or call 719-531-6333 ext. 7012.
July 24-25: Elmohr Iris Society Annual Sale. 100’s of Iris Varieties, Colors and Sizes will be on sale 9-5 Friday and 9-3 on Saturday at Spencer’s Lawn & Garden, 1430 S. Tejon St. See their ad to get a Free Mystery Rhizome (with purchase) or check the Facebook page for Elmohr Iris Society. View the Facebook event by clicking here.
July 25 & Aug 8: Rainbow Falls Geology Walk – PPCC Professor Mark Izold will help you discover the geologic history of the Rainbow Falls area, 10 a.m.-noon. On Aug. 8, there will be a Rainbow Falls History Walk, from 10 a.m.-noon. To pre-register, call 719-520-6977 or online at: elpasocountynaturecenters.com. The cost is $4. (Visitors are encouraged to bring a $1 donation for future park improvements.)
July 26: 5th Annual Food Truck Cook-Off Enjoy an afternoon of sampling the best local food trucks cuisine, plus sample dessert and alcohol vendors offerings at The Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. One ticket costs $25 and it covers entrance fee, 10 samplings, one drink, music and entertainment.
July 31: Red Mountain Boys. Jon Murphy, Lewis Mock, Jeff Daugherty and Alan Thomas will bring great bluegrass music to Stargazers, 10 S. Parkside Dr. Doors open at 6 p.m. and best of all it’s free!
Aug 1: Western Saloon Night Fundraiser & Whiskey Tasting. This event will raise funds for the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd. From 6-9 p.m. a dinner from Bourbon Brothers will be served, live music played by Scott Slay and the Rail, plus Western re-enactments and games. Don’t miss any of it! For reservations ($50) call 719-488-0880.