January Roundup 9 Not-to-Miss Events - Visit Colorado Springs Blog

January Roundup 10 Not-to-Miss Events

Jump start 2019 with one of these events in the Pikes Peak Region

1st day hikes at Colorado State Parks – Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – Head over to one of the region’s state parks for a variety of hikes that range from one to five miles long. 

When: Times vary depending on hike
Where: Cheyenne Mountain State Park, Mueller State Park, and Eleven Mile State Park
Cost: Admission may vary

Introducing: Brunch – Saturday, January 5, 2019 – Pick up your pups and head to Pub Dog Colorado to try their new brunch menu featuring a Hair of the Dog Bloody Mary & mimosa bar. 

When: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Pub Dog Colorado 
Cost: Varies depending on item ordered

Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain- 100 Paintings – Wednesday – Thursday, & Sunday, January 9, 10, & 13, 2019 – Explore a special art exhibition by landscape painter, Jack Denton, and his beautiful front range paintings. 

When: Wednesday/Thursday 5 – 7 p.m. | Sunday 1 – 4 p.m.
Where: Garden of the Gods Club and Resort
Cost: Free

Fountain Creek Winter Bird Count – Saturday, January 12, 2019 – Whether you are a beginner or advanced birder, you will be sure to enjoy observing and recording the numbers of bird species and populations at Fountain Creek. 
When: 8:30 – 11 a.m.
Where: Fountain Creek Nature Center
Cost: $5 per person

Museum Free Days – Friday, January 18, 2019 – Museum Free Days are just that, an opportunity for the public to enjoy the galleries of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College free of charge.

When: 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
Cost: Free

Flapjacks & Flannels – Saturday, January 19, 2019 – Break out your best flannels and enjoy Flapjacks and breakfast-themed cocktails at 3 Hundred Days of Shine Distilling. 

When: 5 – 8 p.m.
Where: 3 Hundred Days Distilling
Cost: May vary depending on item ordered

Wolf Full Moon Hike – Saturday, January 19, 2019 – Celebrate the full moon and walk along the trails of Bear Creek Nature Center. Enjoy the sights and sounds of moonlit trails. Be prepared for cold and possibly snowy or icy conditions. Adults only. 

When: 7 . – 9 p.m.
Where: Fountain Creek Nature Center
Cost: $3 member; $4 non-member

Fine Arts Center’s 100th Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration – Saturday, January 26, 2019 – Start 2019 off celebrating the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s centennial anniversary. From hands-on art activities to guided tours of featured exhibits, there is something for everyone.

When: 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
Cost: Free 

Great Fruitcake Toss – Saturday, January 26, 2019 – Join locals to enjoy this old-fashioned event of flying those left-over fruitcakes. Fruitcake will be available for rent for those  who didn’t receive any for Christmas. Local bakers will compete for the title of Fruitcake King or Queen in the categories of  the best organic, non-GMO or natural wonderful fruitcake.

When: 1 - 3 p.m.
Where: Memorial Park, Manitou Springs
Cost: One non-perishable food item to benefit the Manitou Springs Community Pantry

National Plan for Vacation Day – Tuesday, January 29, 2019 – Planning can be the hardest part of using your paid vacation days. U.S. Travel has made it much easier with their calendar tool. Plug-in your annual days off and book your dream vacay (we suggest Colorado Springs). Planning for your vacation at the beginning of a new year creates excitement and less stress compared to last minute trips.  

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Cheyenne Mountain State Park

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