Only three days left until the What IF… Festival in Colorado Springs! Yes, my family and I have been counting down all summer, and finally we are in the home stretch. Hopefully this post will reach makers in the Colorado Springs area that may, for some reason, not yet know about this special event. Even if you are a little farther away and can make a day trip—do it, you will be glad you did.
Saturday, Sept. 7 at 10am is when the fun begins. There will be something there for everybody, and it is FREE! With over 100 interactive experiences, the hardest part will be trying to narrow down which ones to visit. We have set our sites on the 3D Printers, Slingshot Water Balloon Catapult, Artful Robotic Contraptions, Tesla Magic, Tinker Station, Clayfest, and Giant Bubble, exhibits, just to name a few. I can almost hear the joyful squeal from my 2 year old as he tries to make a giant bubble.
Local non-profit, Cool Science, will have a Ping Pong Particle Physics exhibit, which is also a must see for us, and will surely have my older kids saying, “Sic!”. I could go on and on about all there is to look forward to at the festival, but really every one should experience this first hand.
For music lovers, or music makers you will not be disappointed. There will be live music, on four stages, all day long. You may also want to checkout the Indy Music Awards on Thursday night, and the First Friday Downtown Concert, Friday night for some pre-festival entertainment.
If you are looking for a little exercise, don’t miss the Fun Costume Run. Or just watch the run to see the many hysterical costumes that will surely provide entertainment of their own.