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!

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Special Events in 2022

Nighttime EGGstravaganza at Fox Run Regional Park

Friday, April 15

Cluster of Glowing eggs on the ground in the dark

Chocolate Bunny Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 16

Chocolate Bunny Walk

Happy Trails BBQ

Friday, August 19, 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Happy Trails BBQ

Honey Harvest & Pollinator Celebration Day

Saturday, August 27, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

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

Webelos Badge Day

September 17

Weblo Day

Boo! At Bear Creek

October 21

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

Bear Run 3K& 5K Fun Run and Walk

November 5

Bear Run

Bear Creek by Candlelight

December 2

Santa at the Nature Center

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Special Events in 2022

Chocolate Bunny Walk & Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 16

Fountain Creek Family Fun Day Festival

May 7

Girl Flying Kite

Annual Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival!

May 13-15

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Girl Scout Day

September 17

Jack-o-Lantern Carving Party

October 29

Happy Halloween

Nature Hikes with Santa

December 10 & 17

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.