A look at what's happening this weekend in Colorado Springs and around the state.
A weekend of great jazz at The Wild Goose, 401 N. Tejon St. Friday is David Musante and Company. On Saturday, Rhythm and the Rose (Britt Rose). The $5 cover goes to support local musicians. wildgoosemeetinghouse.com
Families share the universe as the Family Star Party returns to the Space Foundation Discovery Center. Outdoor telescope viewing, weather permitting, of the crescent moon, Jupiter, Saturn and all the night stars. 6-8 p.m., 4425 Arrowswest Drive. Free outdoors, half-price admission for indoor activities, $5, children $3. Tickets: click or tap here
Visit some of the newest, most creative home and design ideas in 19 homes by 17 area homebuilders during the 2021 Parade of Homes. There are houses from the $300,000 range clear up to one for $5.9 million! Homes in Wolf Ranch, Banning Lewis Ranch, Cathedral Pines, Cordera, Flying Horse North and seven other locations. Visit Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. COVID guidelines. Tickets online $17 for ages 16 and older, ages 15 and younger free. Complimentary military tickets. springsparade.com
A perfect night for soccer, and to experience the great new Weidner Field stadium, 111 W. Cimarron St. First up at 6 p.m. the Switchbacks FC game against Rio Grande Valley Toros FC. Then it's the Colorado Springs Police Department taking on the Fire Department in a Guns N' Hoses competition for a 20th anniversary Sept. 11 tribute to first responders. End of evening fireworks. Tickets starting at $18, use code Guns&Hoses with portion supporting families of fallen officers. switchbacksfc.com/tickets
With a hearty hee-haw, racers hit the road for cash prizes at noon in the Victor Pack Burro Race downtown. It's all to salute the history of those burros who worked down in the mines and hauled heavy loads above ground, too. To go along with the racing, live music, gold panning, hiking, Sunnyside Cemetery tour and a beer garden. stcfg.com
That always fascinating and totally wacky ArtoCade Art Car Festival in Trinidad won't let COVID-19 stand in its way this year. Festival time from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and a parade downtown at noon. As they say, it will be "Carvelous" albeit playing it safe without a crowded circus and crazy party. For sure there's artist Rodney Wood's Art Cartopia Museum, ArtoKids & Artie Bus. More at artocade.com.
A charity roping event to benefit young people participating in rodeo and riding, the 12th annual Pikes Peak Range Riders Foundation Spencer Miller Tribute 2021, is Saturday morning at Latigo Trails Equestrian Center, 13710 Halleluiah Trail, Elbert. Miller, who died in a traffic accident in 2009, had been active in rodeo as a youngster and then Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Click or tap here for more info
The Salida Fiber Festival, a premier 10-year art event in a beautiful spot alongside the river, is planned from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Following COVID guidelines and social distancing. Textiles, vendors, fiber-art demonstrations, make-and-take activities, beer garden, silent auction and events. salidafiberfestival.com
Visit the professional artists as they work and see their studios where those special pieces are created during the 10th annual Front Range Open Studios in the Tri-Lakes area. Free, self-guided tour of a dozen sites including one fiber-art location with adorable live alpacas. Maps: frontrangeopenstudios.com
NOTE: Check websites for last-minute changes or cancellations because of COVID-19.