Date Night Ideas and More for This Weekend!
Looking for some date night ideas? This weekend you can dance the night away, watch some roller derby divas duke it out for the championship, or watch a movie under the stars. And that’s not even the half of it! Take a look at all the happenings in and around Crystal Valley over the next few days and plan your weekend!
Date Night, Doggie Delight and Derby Divas!
Friday, September 16
THE LAST DOWNTOWN AFTER 5!
Ready to unwind after a week of work or schedule a date night with your significant other? Come down to Festival Park in Castle Rock, where you’ll find food trucks, cocktails, craft beer, and live music from the R&B band Supermagick! You can check out work by local artisans, pick up specialty gifts and enjoy live painting presentations, too. Say goodbye to summertime at the final Downtown After 5 series of the year.
Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock
Saturday, September 17
SCAVENGE THE ROCK!
Part scavenger hunt, part 5K race, this popular all-day competition will have contestants looking for clues, solving puzzles and crunching mind-bending riddles to come up with game-winning strategies!
Check out the rules here, and register for the event so you can get a head start on clues. Live music and a variety of food trucks will keep everybody in high spirits while contestants scuttle across the finish line!
Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
WAG N’ TRAIL!
The Dumb Friends’ League Wag n’ Trail is a dog-friendly hike to benefit homeless pets at the Buddy Center in Castle Rock. The fundraiser follows a leisurely, 1.6-mile trail, suitable for hikers of all ages and skill levels. A beer garden with craft brews from Living the Dream Brewing Company plus dozens of vendors, dog sporting demonstrations, food trucks, music, adoptable dogs and a five-acre, off-leash dog park for your canine to enjoy before or after the hike.
Glendale Farm Open Space, 12300 S Havana St, Castle Rock
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
The Outlets at Castle Rock have created an exclusive ticketed shopping event with $75,000 in price giveaways, a scavenger hunt, catered lunch with a dessert bar and live music and entertainment. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit 19 local charities.
Outlets at Castle Rock – 5050 Factory Shops Blvd, Castle Rock
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
5280 GYMNASTICS CARNIVAL
The 5280 Carnival not only celebrates National Gymnastics Day, it gives kids a chance to meet American Ninja Warrior Lorin Ball, gives them access to unlimited gym time and the Ninja Warrior course, unlimited carnival games, a cake walk, the bungee trampoline and a petting zoo. The proceeds from wristband sales will benefit the National Leukemia and Lymphoma Society so come have some fun for a good cause!
5280 Gymnastics, 8110 Shaffer Parkway, Littleton
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Wristband Admission: $25
STARRY DATE NIGHT!
Another date night choice: It’s your last chance to catch a movie under the starts in downtown Castle Rock! Starring Daniel Craig as 007, Spectre is the 2015 James Bond film from Columbia Pictures. Shot in the UK, Italy, Morocco and Mexico it has the “largest filmed stunt explosion” on record. Cocktails and casino games open the evening, followed by the movie showing at dusk.
White Pavilion, 414 Perry St., Castle Rock
TICKETS: $30 (must be over 21 years of age)
DENIM AND DIAMONDS GALA
More date night fun! Get out your favorite jeans, add a little bling, and come dance the night away and celebrate the healing power of horses. Always great fun for all, you can bid on some great silent and live auction items, all to benefit Colorado Horsepower. This is Douglas County oldest therapeutic riding center, helping special needs kids and adults since 1984.
Lone Tree Golf Course and Hotel, 9808 Sunningdale Blvd., Lone Tree
6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
BIKE FOR BACKPACKS
This is the end of ride celebration for bikers who participated in the five-day 226-mile bike ride to benefit. Hosted by St. Patrick’s Brewing Company in Littleton. For $15 you can swig a St. Patrick’s beer, sample tacos from Denver 808 Fusion Grindz, and enjoy tons of fun activities and cool Bike for Backpacks swag. There are also kids beverages and proceeds go to a designated food bank in Colorado.
Saint Patrick’s Brewing Company, 2842 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton
ROLLER DERBY DOUBLE HEADER
Treat yourself to a rare roller derby mêlée as Lakewood’s South Side Derby Dames compete in their annual Feline Double Header. Skaters from all over Colorado will be rolling in to represent their generations. The first bout will pit the frisky Kittens against the seasoned and sassy Cougars. The winning team will take on the defending champion Cats. Sounds like the fur may fly!
Rocky Mountain Roller Hockey, 3606 S. Independence St., Lakewood
TICKETS: $10 (Kids under 12, free)
Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18
ELIZABETH FIBER FESTIVAL!
If you’re a spinner, a knitter or just a touchy-feely fiber enthusiast, the 5th Annual Fiber Festival is the place for you this weekend. Not only are vendors coming with products made from the fur of alpacas, llamas, goats and sheep, you can take a drop spindle class or watch one of several fun-with-fiber demonstrations. Check here for updates.
Casey Jones Park, 4189 Highway 86, Elizabeth
Sat., 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sun., 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
LARKSPUR AUTUMN HARVEST & CRAFT FEST
Downtown Larkspur is about to be transformed into the annual Autumn Harvest and Craft Fest with more 70 booths, hayrides, live music, plus good food and tasty beverages! The kids can play in the bounce house or on the inflatable obstacle course, tour a fire truck or the Air Life helicopter. Adults can shop local artisans’ creations as well as produce and homemade delectable edibles!
Larkspur Community Park, 8850 Spruce Mountain Rd, Larkspur
Sat./Sun., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 18
DAM RUN AT CASTLEWOOD
The 10K Dam Run will take you over rocks, hills, creeks and past various wildlife! Runners will see remnants of the dam and historic homesteads that were flooded when the Castlewood Dam burst in 1933, sending a 15-foot-high wave of water into Denver. Breakfast will be provided by Flippin’ Flapjacks, and the proceeds will benefit Friends of Castlewood Canyon Park.
Castlewood Canyon State Park, 2989 S. Highway 83, Franktown
ENTRY FEE: $55
Run By Crystal Valley!
If you’re out and about this weekend, take a few minutes to stop in to see the beautiful new homes built by Richmond American in Crystal Valley. With spacious floor plans in both ranch and two-story models, these up-to-the minute designs are priced from the $300s.