Get Out and Enjoy These 10 Events Events in February Along the Front Range
Winter is not a time to curl up and hibernate. Instead, it’s a time to get out and enjoy catching up with friends and family. Check out some of the exciting fun within three hours of Colorado Springs.
Winter Lights, Winter Nights
Head north to Golden for the nine-day Winter Lights, Winter Nights event that starts on February 1. The event lets you enjoy food specials from restaurants and breweries around town. Ask your adult friends to join you for the food and fun! While you are enjoying your meal, check out the lights that turn on at 5:00 p.m. and add an extra special glow to the event. If you can’t make it on the first, don’t worry it runs until the tenth.
Fun With Air
Grab the family and bring them to the Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park on February 2. Susanne Leininger brings the exciting Fun with Air presentation to the center. Your family enjoys a day together while learning about the properties of air through experiments and other fun activities. The Dinosaur Resource Center offers a military discount when you show your current military ID.
Winter Obstacle Course
Grab your family and friends and head for the mountains on February 2nd. Abominable Events is hosting their annual Winter Obstacle Adventure at Camp Como. The course is approximately four miles of varied terrain. Some of the elements you will come across include steep inclines, thick forest, and deep snow. If you are participating, wear a Yeti costume! Keep in mind because of the nature of the course dogs and strollers are not allowed. You must register as a competitor, but you can bring your friends and family to watch you compete. Your friends and family can enjoy a playground. There is also a variety of snowshoe trails, and free sledding while at Camp Como. Remember your sled as there are no rentals available.
Dog Sledding Excursion
Have you ever wanted to try dog sledding? Grab the family and head for Castle Rock on Sunday, February 3. The Dog Sledding Excursion costs $115 for non-residents including transportation, sledding, and your guide. It starts at 8:30 a.m. when you meet at the MAC center parking lot. From there you will leave for your adventure that at 11 a.m. along a six-mile course. Bring your lunch as it is a full day of activity.
Cripple Creek Ice Festival
Grab the family and head up to Cripple Creek to see some fantastic temperature sensitive art pieces. The Cripple Creek Ice Festival starts on February 8 and runs until the seventeenth. The theme for this year’s event is Super Heroes in Ice. Bring your camera and watch ice sculptors create amazing pieces around this theme. Explore a variety of street vendors. Bring your friends over 21 and enjoy a drink at the ice bar including a liquor luge. There is also an ice and art festival at the heritage center from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.
WinterBike is on Copper Mountain on February 9th. It combines action, adventure, and health. This is a perfect event for your adult friends and family to get outside! A $20 registration fee gets you into the contest. Don’t worry if you don’t have a bike; you can rent one on the mountain! Your course is a total of eight miles long.
Frisco Gold Rush
Take part in one of the longest Nordic events in Colorado. This is perfect for you and your athletic friends. The event consists of three different races a 1k fun ski, the 7.5k open race, and the 20k skate race. It is open to skiers of all ability levels. You can register for the races until Friday, February 8th. The event is Saturday, February 9th with competitors meeting at the Frisco Day Lodge.
Bighorn Sheep Day
Stay in Colorado Springs and bring your kids to the fun and educational Big Horn Sheep Day festival. This event starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. at the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center. Enjoying the activities is free. While here you can look for the Colorado state animal in their natural habitat. After you find the sheep go on a nature walk with your family. Your kids can also make fun crafts to bring home. There is also an Active Bighorn Survival Game for kids over the age of six and adults.
Moonlight Dine and Ski
Are you looking for a unique Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart? Combine fun with a romantic dinner under the moonlight on Copper Mountain. Skip the chocolate and grab your skis on February 14th for Moonlight Dine and Ski. The cost is $125 each and includes your dinner and skiing. The event starts at 3:45 in the afternoon and runs until 8:30 that night. Your day begins with registration and a safety briefing. Enjoy dinner at mid-mountain between 6 and 7:45. The night ends with exciting rides down the mountain from 8 to 8:30. Everyone over the age of 21 gets two complimentary cocktails during the event.
Family Star Party: How Big Is Space?
Spend an educational and fun evening with your family on Wednesday, February 27. The Family Star Party runs from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. Expand your knowledge of the stars by using the outdoor telescope. You can also experience the sky with virtual reality and create a solar system scale strip. The outdoor activities are free. You can access the indoor events by paying half price Discovery Center admission.
The Verblio Team