“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ― Henry James
It’s the beginning of August. School supplies are being stocked in local Colorado Springs stores and back to school sales ads have begun. Wait! Didn’t summer just begin? And while the official first day of Autumn isn’t until September 22nd, once the kids go back to school, vacations are pared down and the enthusiasm for the summer season tends to wane.
How can you keep the summer momentum going?
More Summer fun in Colorado Springs
Attend a Colorado summer food festival or County Fair
- Right around the corner is August 5th. If a road trip is possible how about the Olathe Sweet Corn Festival? Or calendar a weekend trip for the Palisade Peach Festival. It starts August 17-20th. The Boulder County Fair is the oldest county fair in Colorado; celebrating it’s 148th year in 2017. The fair begins July 28th-August 6th. You’ll find rodeo, Pro Bull Riding, 4-H Livestock and 4-H General Projects, music, kids’ activities, food vendors, and special events. Peruse the calendar for your favorite event.
- Spending all day inside in the air conditioning isn’t ideal. But when the temperatures soar to the high ‘90’s it’s hard to get motivated to leave. In hot weather don’t neglect the number one way to stay cool. Keep hydrated. For a change of scenery take shorter walks early morning or late in the evening. Head for the public library, a museum, art gallery, shopping mall, or the movie theater. If you don’t have access to your own pool, find a local Colorado Springs public swimming pool.
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- Markets in early August offer an abundance of produce and specialty foods that are locally grown and prepared. Keep supporting Colorado farmers and small business by making local a priority. You’ll find apricots, beets, broccoli, celery, green beans, lettuces, tomatoes, honey, baked goods, jams, and more. Don’t miss out on “Olathe Sweet” sweet corn, Palisade peaches, and Rocky Ford Cantaloupes.
Stay-cation in the Colorado Springs area
- Area attractions are less crowded as the summer winds down. Stay close to home and take a drive to Pikes Peak, hike Garden of the Gods in early morning, visit the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and/or boost the local economy by shopping like a tourist in downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs.
What’s your must do summer fun activity in August?