Special Events

The El Paso County Nature Centers offer a wide diversity of special events. From the annual Fountain Creek Family Fun Day, Girl and Boy Scout Events, to Bear Creek by Candlelight, there is something for everyone across El Paso County. Check back often to find what exciting upcoming event you can participate in!

Special Events in 2023

Chocolate Bunny Egg Hunt

2024- TBD

Chocolate Bunny Walk

Happy Trails BBQ

August 2024

Honey Harvest & Pollinator Celebration Day

August 2024

Person scrapes honey from frame while an adult assists a child in using honey extractor machine

Boo! At Bear Creek

October 20th, 2023

Woman dressed as rat holds rat puppet at a table full of rat figurines

Bear Run 3K& 5K Fun Run and Walk

November 4th, 2023

Bear Run

Bear Creek by Candlelight

December 1st, 2023

Chocolate Bunny Walk & Egg Hunt

2024- TBD

Bunco Night at Fountain Creek Nature Center

Spring 2024-TBD

Fountain Creek Family Fun Day Festival


Families and children making kites for Family Fun Day

Annual Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival!


Girl Scout Day


Jack-o-Lantern Carving Party and Jack-o-Lantern Trail

October 28, 2024


Nature Hikes with Santa


Hike with Santa

Nighttime EGGstravaganza


Cluster of Glowing eggs on the ground in the dark

Concerts in the Park

Thursdays, August 2024

September Lights Fest

September 2024

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

First Saturday in October-Every Year- October 5th, 2024

Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for most programs. Space may be limited. General Program Cancellation Policy: No refunds are given for public program registrations unless the program is cancelled by the Nature Centers. In the case of severe or dangerous weather staff may deem the conditions unsafe and may reschedule or cancel an event or program. All refunds will be paid by check. Check refunds may take 3-4 weeks to process.