Need some ecstatic plans to spruce up your weekend? Northern Colorado has three specific events that you can experience in order to make your weekend a little more thrilling.

  1. CSU vs. Air Force Football Game

Our very own Colorado State University is set to host Air Force at 5 p.m. Saturday at Canvas Stadium. In case you haven’t heard, this will be the Ram’s first opportunity since 2015 to win back the Ram-Falcon trophy. If you can’t be at this game in person, don’t worry — you can watch it on ESPN2 or listen to it on Power 102.9, home of CSU Ram Sports. If you can make it, and you happen to have any of our station applications downloaded on your phone, make your way to the Townsquare Media booth at Ram Walk and show us the app to get a coupon for a free appetizer — an app for an app.

  1. Butterfly Garden at Gardens on Spring Creek

This Saturday, Gardens on Spring Creek is officially opening a year-round Butterfly House. After investing $6 million dollars in improvements, this fluttery new addition will also be paired with five acres of new gardens and the United States’ largest cactus collection. You will also be able to visit the gift shop and the visitor center. This new renovation also called for a new admission fee to enter the gardens. If you attend the ribbon cutting happening  at 9 a.m.on Saturday, you will receive free admission. The normal hours for the gardens are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission prices ranges from $8 to $11, with free admission for youths under the age of two, and members belonging to the garden.

  1. Northern Colorado’s Home for The Holidays Show

Need holiday decorations? Northern Colorado’s Home for The Holiday Show is the perfect stop to purchase all-things-holiday that you could ever possibly need this season. With all the up-to-date holiday décor, designs, DIY options, gifts and home improvement tips, you are sure to discover the perfect holiday gear for you and your home. This festive event runs Friday through Sunday at the Ranch Events Complex in Loveland. Admission and Parking are both free. The home show hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.