9 weekend things to do around Colorado Springs and beyond: 175 artists, Fox Run Winter Fun, snow geese and more | Arts & Entertainment
Appropriately named gratitude and the ideal start to the art year. View works by 175 local artists in a show at one location, the Kreuser Gallery, 125 E. Boulder St. Opening Reception for this Fifth Annual Gratitude Exhibition, Friday 5-9 p.m., includes live music and poetry. Open Wednesday to Saturday, 12pm to 5pm, kreusergallery.com
The skies over the plains at Lamar turn beautifully white this weekend with the stunning annual Snow Geese Festival. Thousands upon thousands of the winged wonders glide in, turning acres of land into acres of snow white, a photographer’s delight. Lamar now has traders, a trade and craft fair, a silent auction and a photo contest. More at Plateau Snow Goose festival on Facebook.
It’s time. the House and garden Exhibitions have started, attracting homeowners and DIY enthusiasts. Garden, kitchen and bathroom ideas fill the Norris-Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road this weekend. Open daily from 10 a.m. norrispenrose.com
Winter in the park, roasting hot dogs and marshmallows, driving a hay wagon, telling stories, having a parade and a dog costume contest. It is winter fun at Fox Run Regional Park, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bring a cup for drinks. $5 per person, pre-booking at communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers, cash only on day of. Benefits planned nature center.
TECO model railway fair, Rail Fanning Destinations of Colorado is the weekend program at the Colorado Springs Event Center, Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission fee $10, $1 discount for seniors, military and first responders ages 13-15 $5, children 12 and under free. www.tecoshow.org
Colorado Garden & Home Show. It is a long-standing company with 8 indoor acres of professionally landscaped gardens, vendors, experts and representatives from more than 650 US and Canadian companies. Described as “the oldest, largest, and most prestigious garden and home exhibit in the Rocky Mountain region,” it is presented by the Colorado Garden Foundation. Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver. Tickets $10-12. Times vary by day: coloradogardenfoundation.org/colorado-garden-home-show
Automotive enthusiasts gather at Denver’s National Western Complex for the 52nd time Tri-State Swap Meeting. Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday 8am-2pm. $10-15 cash at the door, online tristateswapmeet.com
These musical bells Pikes Peak wrestler have been a tradition for 32 years. At 3pm on Sunday, the group and special guests have fun paying tribute to the man who started the group, director Kevin McChesney, as he retires. The congregation is invited to “Joy in the Journey: A Farewell Handbell Concert” at First Lutheran Church. Free, donations welcome. pikespeakringers.com/calendar/concerts