See where Olympic dreams are born at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center or discover beauty and geological history at Garden of the Gods Park. You can explore the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s multidisciplinary culture or just go wild at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Events.
Want to stay warm during the colder winter months? Sample a pint from one of Colorado’s craft breweries. In a state known for craft brewing, Colorado Springs is no exception. Enjoy a beer at one of the many local spots, including Great Storm Brewing, Colorado Mountain Brewery and Pikes Peak Brewing Company, where you can taste brews named for area landmarks — like the Summit House Oatmeal Stout, which gives a nod to the spot atop Pikes Peak from which you can see all the way to Kansas.
Are you looking for fun and silly activities for all ages? Join us at Manitou Spring’s Great Fruitcake Toss for old fashioned games of tossing fruitcakes, costume competition, libations and a fruitcake bake off! January 28th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Memorial Park!
One of the truly amazing Colorado winter activities you don’t want to miss is Cripple Creak’s Ice Festival Event from February 11 – February 19, 2017. Local and world-famous sculptors create beautiful displays of ice. The Cripple Creek Ice Festival is one of the most exciting times of the year in this historic town. Be sure to join the Cripple Creek community as 160 pound blocks of ice are transformed into this year's theme of Mythological Wonderland. Don't forget to stop by the main event tent, where you can purchase votes for your favorite ice sculptures.
On February 25, 2017, one of the ways to keep warm is to fill your bellies, warm your bones and cheer on competitors at this year’s Annual Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off and Carnivale Parade in Manitou Springs! Fill your bellies, warm your bones and cheer on competitors at this year’s annual Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off in Manitou Springs! Each division competes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, as well as “Best Showmanship” and “People’s Choice” Award. All winners are determined by the public. The competition begins at 11 AM. Cost is only $1.00 for two samples of gumbo. Awards and the announcement of the new gumbo champion will start at noon. Be sure to stick around until 1:00 PM for the Carnivale Parade in downtown Manitou Springs.
You can still find thrills in Colorado without speeding down a mountain, and this is just a small list of fun winter activities to see and do in Colorado Springs and local areas.