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9 things to do around Colorado Springs this weekend

By: The Gazette
June 7, 2018 Updated: June 9, 2018 at 10:27 am
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The Colorado Mud Run is this Saturday. (File Photo, The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Whether you want music, laughs, beer or just to get outside, there's something in the Colorado Springs area for you. Here's a list of events to help you plan your weekend:

  • Science Riot Comedy Encore: The popular comedy night featuring funny scientists, Space Foundation's Area 51, 4425 Arrowswest Drive. $15. Rocky Mountain BBQ food truck. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Friday. spacefoundation.org
  • Top of the World Rodeo: A rodeo tradition since the early 1900s, and a major high-altitude event. Teller County Fairgrounds, 421-433 Carr Ave., Cripple Creek, Friday through Sunday. Colorado Professional Rodeo Association sanctioned. Tickets and schedule: visitcripplecreek.com
  • Feast of Saint Arnold: A family-friendly beer festival, a benefit for nonprofit Westside CARES helping families in need. Noon-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Chapel of Our Saviour Episcopal Church, 8 Fourth St. Live music, a Family Zone, 39 beer vendors. Tickets $35. feastofsaintarnold.com
  • The Colorado Mud Run:  Down the mud slide, 25 obstacles, run through mud pits. Get dirty for fun and a good cause this Saturday. 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
SPRINGS SPREE
The Springs Spree 2018 opens at 9 a.m. Sunday in America the Beautiful Park. (File Photo, James Wooldridge, The Gazette) 
  • Pikes Peak Supercross: One of the most popular Norris-Penrose Event Center evenings, and it's a loud one. 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road. Some of the best riders will be there, including the pros. 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday. $20- $45. pikespeaksupercross.com
  • Springs Spree 2018: Opens at 9 a.m. Sunday 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
Soap Box Derby
The Pikes Peak Soap Box Derby will be on Costilla Street hill at 8 a.m. Sunday. (File Photo, Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette) 
  • Pikes Peak Soap Box Derby: Watch kids race their cars down Costilla Street hill at 8 a.m. Sunday. 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
  • Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel: A music legend, with special guests Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley at Pikes Peak Center, 6 p.m. Sunday, tickets $35-50. tinyurl.com/y84e26wy
  • GoPro Mountain Games: Elite-level extreme sports (for people and dogs), yoga, art, food and music come together in Vail from Thursday through Sunday. mountaingames.com
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