Weekend activities in and around Colorado Springs: punk/grind fest, Supercross, Springs Spree, beer fest, Mud Run

Here's a list of weekend activities in the Colorado Springs area.

By Linda Navarro Updated: June 6, 2018 at 11:55 am • Published: June 6, 2018 0
photo - A runner hits the mud head first at the bottom of the Super Dog Slide Saturday, June 3, 2017, during the Big Dog Brag mud run in Colorado Springs. The next run is in Pueblo June 24 and for more information visit bigdogbrag.com. See Gazette.com for a photo gallery from Saturday's event.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A runner hits the mud head first at the bottom of the Super Dog Slide Saturday, June 3, 2017, during the Big Dog Brag mud run in Colorado Springs. The next run is in Pueblo June 24 and for more information visit bigdogbrag.com. See Gazette.com for a photo gallery from Saturday's event. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

Cheer on incredible athletes participating in the Warrior Games at the Air Force Academy, dodwarriorgames.com

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

Colorado College Summer Music Festival has a wide variety of concerts: Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St.; Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6552, brownpapertickets.com, coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/calendar

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

Vail comes alive with the weekend's GoPro Mountain Games, a combo of competitions, music, food and art. Info: mountaingames.com

THURSDAY

Prepare to catch adventure fever when National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis visits Library 21c at 6:30 p.m., 1175 Chapel Hills Drive. Free. Book signing follows. ppld.org

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

Locals do it up in a big way with metal and punk music for three days and nights: 71Grind IV put on by Flux Capacitor at Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave. Bands from around the country as well as a punk band from China, grindcore from Brazil and an experimental band from Venezuela. Heavy-duty music early at Black Sheep, finishing the nights and Sunday at Triple Nickel Tavern, 26 S. Wahsatch Ave. $25 per day, $60 three-day pass. tinyurl.com/y8qwlmj3

Mutton Busting for kids will be held at noon before the main rodeo event Saturday and Sunday at Cripple Creek's Top of the World Rodeo. Photos by Sonja Oliver 

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

A rodeo tradition since the early 1900s, and a major high-altitude event, Top of the World Rodeo at the Teller County Fairgrounds, 421-433 Carr Ave., Cripple Creek. Colorado Professional Rodeo Association sanctioned. Tickets and schedule: visitcripplecreek.com

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

Get ready to play. The Ultimate Colorado Pinball and Gamer Festival, pinball, retro console and arcade video games to play for free with admission, Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows. pinballshowdown.com

FRIDAY

New summer family-friendly movie nights, opening with "I Can Only Imagine," the story behind the song. 7 p.m., The Springs Journey Church, 1250 Vondelpark Drive, free.

FRIDAY

The popular comedy night featuring funny scientists, Science Riot Comedy Encore, Space Foundation's Area 51, 4425 Arrowswest Drive. $15. Rocky Mountain BBQ food truck. Doors at 6:30 p.m., spacefoundation.org

FRIDAY

Ah-some. Women and shoes. And now Shoelery, an art show of custom-painted women's shoes created by Robin Shneider, sponsored by Alex Laszar of Podiatryst Shoe Salon. 6-10 p.m., 111 Gallery & Art Supply, 111 E. Bijou St.

FRIDAY

The Bard returns as the Colorado Shakespeare Festival opens on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus, running through Aug. 12. First up: "Love's Labour's Lost." cupresents.org

SATURDAY

A family-friendly beer festival, Feast of Saint Arnold, a benefit for nonprofit Westside CARES helping families in need. Noon-4:30 p.m., Chapel of Our Saviour Episcopal Church, 8 Fourth St. Live music, a Family Zone, 39 beer vendors. Tickets $35, feastofsaintarnold.com

Jayleen Ingram competes in the Pikes Peak Soap Box Derby on Sunday, June 12, 2016. Photo by Ryan Jones, The Gazette. 

SATURDAY

Get dirty for fun and a good cause. Down the mud slide, 25 obstacles, run through mud pits at The Colorado Mud Run. Portion of registration fee goes to National Alliance on Mental Illness, put NAMI Colorado Springs in the team option. Ram Off Road Park, 12800 Colorado 94. tinyurl.com/ya92ocy9

SATURDAY

One of the most popular Norris-Penrose Event Center evenings, and it's a loud one: Pikes Peak Supercross. 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road. Some of the best riders will be there, including the pros. 6:30-10 p.m. $20-VIP $45 pikespeaksupercross.com

SATURDAY

The 4th Infantry Division Museum at Fort Carson hosts a Living History Day for the public to commemorate the 74th anniversary of D-Day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division had landed at Utah Beach. Visitors should use Gate 1, off Colorado 115, entering through the visitor parking lot.

SATURDAY

Lowrider Car Show, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., The Citadel mall parking lot, 750 Citadel Drive East.

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SATURDAY

Beautiful, clear Colorado skies, the Florissant Fossil Beds Night Sky Program, 8:30 p.m.,

Colorado Springs Astronomical Society, 15807 Teller County Road 1, Park ranger sets up the program, followed by 90 minutes of stargazing and telescope viewing. Dress for cool night air. 719-748-3253.

SATURDAY

The Year of the Bird anniversary day celebrating 100 years of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Rocky Mountain National Park, bird walk 8 a.m., Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, free with park entrance fees. Showing of "Winged Migration" at 7 p.m., also free. nps.gov/romo or 970-586-1206.

SATURDAY

A "Story of Us" guided downtown walking tour starting with a visit to the history exhibit with the same name at the Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Wear comfy shoes to walk from the museum to Platte Avenue for history along the way, 10 a.m., $5, cspm.org

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

Florence Steampunk and Wine Festival, Pioneer Park, Salida Circus performers 10 a.m.-5 p.m., karaoke, vendors and "steamaritas," Steampunk Ball 7-11 pm. Saturday. Info: Florence Steampunk Society on Facebook.

SUNDAY

Springs Spree 2018 opens at 9 a.m. in America the Beautiful Park with a Super Hero run/walk. Music, food trucks and vendors in the park 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., free parking, springsspree.org

SUNDAY

Watch kids race their cars down Costilla Street hill in the traditional Pikes Peak Soap Box Derby, 8 a.m. A double elimination race between El Paso Street and Wahsatch Avenue. The young drivers built their cars from kits and are hoping to win their way into the national championship. pikespeak.soapboxderby.org

SUNDAY

A music legend, Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, with special guests Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley at Pikes Peak Center, 6 p.m., tickets $35-50, tinyurl.com/y84e26wy

SUNDAY

Rare and classic luxury cars to make you go ahhhh. Colorado Concours d'Elegance & Exotic Sports Car Show time at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton. $10, kids under 12 get in free. tinyurl.com/ycgcaub8

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