Things to Do in CO Springs This Weekend: August 10-12, 2012
Aloha oe, aloha oe… Oh, sorry about that! You caught me daydreaming for a moment about visiting Hawaii, which is exactly what you’ll be able to imagine this Saturday. Members and Lodge guests are invited to join us at the Recreation Center from 11 am to 3 pm for a complimentary Hawaiian luau featuring Polynesian hula dancers, a fire juggler, and more. Click here to get the full scoop. Saturday evening, Members can enjoy a complimentary “drive-in” movie at our Kissing Camels driving range. At dusk, bring your golf cart, lawn chairs, or blankets and spread out on the grass to enjoy a family-friendly presentation of A Turtle’s Tale.
If you’re curious about what else will be happening in Colorado Springs this weekend, check out the events highlighted below, and let us know if there’s any must-do fun that we missed. It looks like this weekend is shaping up to be a busy one here in Colorado Springs. Enjoy making memories together this weekend!
- Parents’ Night Out – Friday, 6:30 pm to 9 pm, Garden of the Gods Club. While the kids are away, the parents can play! Members are invited to drop their children off at our Rec Center on Friday evening for a fun evening of games and other hands-on activities. While the children are in safe hands, the parents can enjoy a romantic dinner at our Lodge, a couple’s massage, or whatever else appeals to them. This service is more affordable than hiring a babysitter, so take advantage while you still can. (Program ends August 31.)
- Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Fan Fest – Friday, 5-10 pm, downtown Colorado Springs. More than 30,000 race fans are expected to attend Fan Fest, a free event that will feature the following fun activities: a large Budweiser beer garden; a firefighter chili cook-off; vendor booths; PPIHC official merchandise for sale; a Colorado National Guard climbing wall, tug-of-war contest, and basketball toss; live music by local band Martini Shot; and performances by the Red Bull Air Force skydivers and Red Bull Moto X Freestyle Jumpers.
- 4th Annual Panerathon 5K & 10K- Saturday, 7:30 am to 12 pm, University Village Shopping Center. Pull out those running shoes, and consider attending this fundraiser for Care and Share Food Bank. The 10K run begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K walk/run begins at 8:05 a.m. at University Village Colorado Shopping Center, 5230 N. Nevada Ave. Runners and walkers will use the beautiful Pikes Peak Greenway Trail. A free kids fun run for ages 12 and younger will begin at 7:30 a.m. Participants will receive an event t-shirt and goody bag. Top finishers will receive custom certificates and gift cards from Panera Bread. Registration is $30 in advance or $40 on race day; $20 and $30, for military, youths, and seniors.
- 14th Annual Romp in the Park – Saturday, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, Norris Penrose Events Center. In recognition of International Homeless Animals’ Day, you’ll find K9 nose work, a doggie water park, bobbin’ for hot dogs, puppy Picasso, “Wheel of Obedience,” Kidz Korner (bounce house, face painting, etc.), an education booth, $25 microchip vouchers, raffles, food, vendors, training class specials, and more. This event is being hosted by All Breed Rescue & Training; for more information, contact 719.264.6460 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Summer Luau – Saturday, 11 am to 3 pm, Garden of the Gods Club’s Rec Center. Party with us island-style at our summer luau, 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, August 11. We’ll have Polynesian hula dancers, a fire juggler, and more, and this event will be complimentary for Members.
- Drive-in Movie - Saturday, dusk, Kissing Camels Driving Range at Garden of the Gods Club. Enjoy valuable family time and meet other Member families at our upcoming drive-in movie night, featuring the family-friendly movie A Turtle’s Tale. A Turtle’s Tale is the story of a sea turtle who was hatched in 1959 and travels the ocean in search of his lost love. Along the way, he witnesses the effects of global warming.
- Founders Day Celebration — Sunday, 9 am to 3 pm, Bancroft Park (Old Colorado City). Founders Day is a celebration presented by the Old Colorado City Historical Society of the history and dynamics of this Old Colorado City town! Step back in time, explore the past, and relive the town in its “heyday.” Enjoy lots of entertainment, music, dance, special events, crafts, and more; call 719.636.1225 to learn more.
- 90th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb — Sunday, 9 am, Pikes Peak summit. Started in 1916, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second-oldest motor sports race in America and a longstanding tradition in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region. This year marks the 90th running of the “Race to the Clouds.” The race is run on a 12.42-mile course with 156 turns that begins at 9,390 feet and finishes at the 14,110 foot summit of America’s Mountain: Pikes Peak! As the drivers climb toward the summit, the thin air slows reflexes and saps muscle strength. The thin air also robs engines of 30% of their power at the summit. Competitors and vehicles must be in top shape simply to finish, let alone win! Tickets will be $50 each on race day (with discounted family four-packs available as well).