Special Events

Join us for the 12th Annual Happy Trails Fundraiser! This year’s event will take place in Fox Run Regional Park as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of El Paso County Parks and raise funds for a new Northern El Paso County Nature Center! Attendees can expect the same delicious Buffalo Gals BBQ, drinks and decadent desserts that are a staple of this beloved event. Wirewood Station will fill the lakeside space with their special Americana sound. This is sure to be a magical evening in a breathtaking space as we celebrate and raise funds for a great cause!

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!

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Special Events in 2021

Nighttime EGGstravaganza at Fox Run Regional Park

Friday, April 2

Chocolate Bunny Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 3

Chocolate Bunny Walk

Happy Trails BBQ

Friday, August 20, 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Happy Trails BBQ

Webelos Badge Day

September 18

Weblo Day

Boo! At Bear Creek

October 22

Spooky Photo for Boo at Bear Creek

Bear Run 3K& 5K Fun Run and Walk

November 5

Bear Run

Bear Creek by Candlelight

December 3

Santa at the Nature Center

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Special Events in 2021

Chocolate Bunny Walk & Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 3

Fountain Creek Family Fun Day Festival

May 1

Girl Flying Kite

Annual Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival
CO(r)VID Relief!

May 14-16

Pikes Peak Birding Festival Logo

Girl Scout Day

September 18

Jack-o-Lantern Carving Party

October 30

Happy Halloween

Spooky Tales Along the Trail

October 30

Jack O Lantern

Nature Hikes with Santa

December 11 & 18

Hike with Santa

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.