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About the Water Festival

The Pikes Peak Children’s Water Festival is a day-long experience designed to enrich 4th and 5th graders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) while meeting science academic standards and Common Core State Standards. Classes will rotate through five stations learning about a variety of water-related topics and conducting hands-on activities. The stations will be administered by local organizations with expertise in water and ecology-related science. These activities are meant to introduce the complex water issues facing our community and foster an appreciation for the value of water.  Get a feel for what to expect by watching the Pikes Peak Children’s Water Festival video.

Water Festival Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024

  • Location:
    • University of Colorado – Colorado Springs (UCCS)
  • Schedule:
    • 9:30 a.m. - Students arrive
    • 9:45 a.m. - Opening Ceremony
    • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. - Activity stations (lunch break provided)
    • 1:15 p.m. - Students depart
  • Station Information:
    • Format:
      • An entire class of students will rotate through stations five times throughout the festival conducting HANDS-ON water activities
    • Grade level:
      • 4th and 5th grade
    • Length of session:
      • 25 minutes (with 5 minute passing period between sessions)

This Festival is a collaborative event between Colorado Springs Utilities, the City of Colorado Springs, School Districts D2, D8 and D11, UCCS and several others.

The Pikes Peak Children’s Water Festival is FREE to attend.  Spots are limited for this unique educational experience – secure your class’s attendance as soon as possible.  Contact your school administration or reach out to Colorado Springs Utilities for more information

Highlights from the past water festivals

Read about 2018's amazing Pikes Peak Children's Water Festival!

2018 Pikes Peak Children's Water Festival attracts 800 students 



The Pikes Peak Children's Water Festival is a collaborative effort and is brought to you by the following partners; the City of Colorado Springs and Colorado Springs Utilities, with support from Colorado Springs School District 11, 2 and 8, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Pikes Peak Library District.


Children's Water Fest 2024 sponsors (decorative)