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 2024

Bunco at Bear Creek Nature Center

January 12, 2024 & August 30

Chocolate Bunny Egg Hunt

March 30, 2024

Chocolate Bunny Walk

Happy Trails BBQ

August 9, 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 18th, 2024

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

Bear Run 3K& 5K Fun Run and Walk

November 9th, 2024

Bear Run

Bear Creek by Candlelight

December 6th, 2024

Chocolate Bunny Walk & Egg Hunt

March 30, 2024

Bunco Night at Fountain Creek Nature Center

April 19, 2024 & October 11, 2024

Fountain Creek Family Fun Day Festival

May 4th, 2024

Families and children making kites for Family Fun Day

Annual Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival!

May 16-19, 2024

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

October 26th, 2024


Nature Hikes with Santa

December 21st, 2024

Hike with Santa

Special Events at other parks around El Paso County

Winter Fun at Fox Run Regional Park

February 10, 2024

Nighttime EGGstravaganza at Fox Run Regional Park

March 29, 2024

Cluster of Glowing eggs on the ground in the dark

Free Archery Day at Bear Creek Archery Range

May 25, 2024

El Paso County Kite Festival at Falcon Regional Park

June 15, 2024

Jazz in the Park at Bear Creek Regional Park

Wednesdays 6-8pm, First Concert- June 17, 2024 , Last Concert- August 28, 2024

Dancers at Bear Creek Regional Park

Concerts in the Park at Fox Run Regional Park

2024 Canceled due to refurbishments to the wedding gazebo.

September Lights Fest at Fox Run Regional Park

September 20, 2024

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day at Fox Run Regional Park

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.