Seventeen builders and 23 homes will be featured in this year’s Parade of Homes, sponsored by the Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs.

The 56th annual event will run Aug. 6 – Aug. 22, and  part of proceeds from ticket sales benefiting Care and Share food bank.

The Parade’s primary sites are Gold Hill Mesa and Meridian Ranch. The 17-day event will include 15 communities ranging from Jackson Creek on the north to Fountain on the south.

Each builder will design and construct at least one Parade home highlighting the latest in construction, design and energy efficient technologies.

Even in a recovering market, prices are wide-ranging. Three models will be priced at $1 million. There will also be a special “affordable” model built by Ari Homes in collaboration with the Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust.

The entire list of participating builders includes:

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  • Ari Homes
  • Bella Vita Custom Homes
  • Classic Homes
  • Challenger Homes
  • Copperleaf Homes
  • CreekStone Homes
  • Goetzmann Custom Homes
  • Hammer Homes
  • Hi-Point Home Builders, LLC
  • M Weston Homes new
  • Murphy’s Custom Homes
  • Oakwood Homes
  • Richmond American Homes
  • Saddletree Homes
  • SilverWood Homes
  • Vanguard Homes
  • Vantage Homes

“The Parade of Homes offers the general public a first-hand look at the current trends and greatest innovations in new home design,” said HBA spokeswoman Trish Sorvald.

Tickets and maps can be purchased at area Safeway stores. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 seniors. Those 18 and under are admitted free. Visit, or call 592-1800 for details.