More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • List: 17 great ways to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette

    Here's a list of Fourth of July events in the Colorado Springs area starting Friday. - Watch what you light on Fourth of July in Pikes Peak region - Friday, July 3 Western Heritage Day Celebration - Horseshoes, crafts, vendors and more, begins at 4 p.m., live music at 7 p.m.,...

  • List: Public swimming pools (and a beach) in Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Want to cool off in Colorado Springs and looking for a public swimming area? Here are some options:  Portal Pool 3535 N. Hancock Ave. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Saturday Noon - 6 p.m. Sunday Monument Valley Pool 220 Mesa Road 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Saturday Noon -...

  • Shedding light on fear of the dark

    By Amanda Hancock -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Chad Cramer knows a thing or two about the simple flip of a light switch. During the day, his 4-year-old twin boys run around the house recreating scenes from superhero movies. At night, though, when the closet door creaks or something near the window makes a sound, they scream out...

  • List: Loads of free summer concert series in Pikes Peak region parks

    By Jennifer Mulson -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Clean up the folding chairs, pack a picnic and head to a free concert in one of the numerous parks across the Pikes Peak region. This summer, you can find live music almost every night of the week, with opportunities to hear your favorite local bands or to check out new musicians...

  • 8 spots to cool off in Colorado

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Spots to cool off in Colorado  Boulder Reservoir: Colorado is known worldwide for its skiing, but that fun doesn't have to be limited to snow. This 700-acre reservoir is ideal for showing off your moves - whether on skis or a wakeboard. More info:...

  • Giant slip 'n slide coming to Colorado Springs street

    By Jennifer Mulson -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    While Colorado Springs doesn't have a park to rival Water World near Denver, this summer it will have a city block-long slip 'n slide. The internationally known Slide the City will arrive Aug. 15. "I think adults need to be like kids," said Randi Hitchcock, event coordinator for...

  • Colorado Springs street breakfast draws those seeking taste of the west

    By JACK HOWLAND jack.howland@gazette,com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Portable grills sizzled with pancake batter and eggs as the sun rose over downtown Colorado Springs on Wednesday morning. The annual Western Street Breakfast's 5:30 a.m. start time was a little early for Mattie Lynn Dunnam, 7. Her mother, Lara, didn't mind letting the dark-haired...

  • Fire throwing jugglers, feasts, jousts mark beginning of Colorado Renaissance Festival

    By Jennifer Mulson -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 2, 650 W. Perry Park Ave., Larkspur, $19.50-$21, $8-$9 ages 5-12, free 4 and younger; 1-303-688-6010, While juggling won't ever be called death-defying, The London Broil Show ups the stakes to at least...

  • 'Cover model family' sought for Colorado Springs vacation guide; deadline Friday

    Updated: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    When you and the brood say "cheese," do strangers stop and pull out their camera phones? Are your family vacation pics routinely photo-bombed by cartoon songbirds and rainbows? If so - and you live and recreate in the Pikes Peak region - why not put those good mugs to work for...

  • Pack the car: 16 quality places to camp in and around Colorado

    By Lance Benzel -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    It's the season of wanderlust, but the snow has yet to melt from the high country. While it's a bit early to begin your backcountry adventures, there is perhaps no better time to hit the road for some quality car camping. Inspect your gear, make a list of stuff you can't forget -...

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