Crystal Valley Blog

Events, Parties, Concerts and Cookouts!

POSTED July 20, 2017

Get ready for a bunch of fun family events, from live outdoor music and burger cookouts with cops, to performances by Gladys Knight, all-vocal band FACE, the swing sextet After Midnight, and a party just for princesses. It’s all happening this weekend in and around Crystal Valley.


Rise and shine! Bring the entire family and enjoy an hour of kids and family yoga in the great outdoors at Philip S. Miller Park! No previous experience is necessary and parents are encouraged to participate with their children. This is a free event and yoga mats are recommended. 

Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
8:00-9:00 a.m.
Phone: 720-733-2222

Come hungry, as the firemen and firewomen grill out for their summer open house! Along with the food, you’ll get some safety education about bike riding, wildlife and emergency preparedness.

If you want to be part of the Castle Rock Police Department’s Bike Rodeo, just bring your bike and helmet for a rollicking good time.

Fire Station 155, 3833 Crowfoot Valley Rd., Castle Rock
4:30-7:00 p.m.

eventsSeriously – don’t miss the all-vocal rock band FACE in the Tunes for Trails concert in the park this week! So fun, so entertaining, this internationally acclaimed Boulder band has been captivating audiences for more than a decade with their infectious energy as they blend modern pop tunes with complex harmonies, brilliant beat-box rhythms and unbelievable singing. Performing more than 100 shows per year around the world, FACE takes audiences on a musical journey and has opened for legendary performers such as Jon Bon Jovi, Jay Leno, Manhattan Transfer, Boy George, Rick Springfield and Robin Thicke. Get there early! Open seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Phone: 720-724-2083

The Concert in the Park tonight features Dearling, a folk-rock group in the tradition of Fleetwood Mac, Chris Stapleton, Emmy Lou Harris and Travis Meadows. The group is original, alternative, and infuses as much soul into their lyrics as their melodies. This event is not to be missed – the sound is “Colorado country,” but with a true mainstream hook and will likely convert curiosity-seekers into fans!

Discovery Park, 20115 E. Mainstreet, Parker
6:00 p.m.

Kick start your weekend with the world music of Skean Dubh at another free event in a park. This five-member band sings Celtic music, accompanied by Uilleann pipes, mandolin, guitar, viola and percussion. Free activities for the whole family start an hour before the concert with food trucks available for your picnics. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and the kids!

Prairie Sky Park, 9381 Crossington Way, Lone Tree
6:00 p.m.

This is a drop-in needle-craft group and welcomes all needle enthusiasts and hook enthusiasts. Bring your latest project and stop by for fellowship, fun and help with tricky stitches at this friendly, welcoming event!

Lone Tree Library, The Studio, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree
6:00-9:00 p.m.

If you’d rather talk about books than listen to music, join a few other bibliophiles for an evening of conversation and camaraderie over the written word. Register here for this event.

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Friday, July 21

Do you want to have a say in your library? Do you want to make a difference in your community? All teens who fit that description are invited to join other like-minded teens to become members of the Teen Library Council. Snacks will be served, and participation counts as volunteer hours. Register here.

Roxborough Library, 8357 N. Rampart Range Rd., #200, Littleton
5:00-7:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

It’s time to swing! Award-winning clarinetist Roger Campbell leads Denver’s big band swing sextet: After Midnight. Formed in 1997, this extraordinary group of musicians has performed thousands of concerts around the world in jazz festivals, clubs, summer concerts and more. They conquer the dizzying hits of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Lionel Hampton, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra. It’s modern, exciting, danceable and great fun for listeners of all ages!

Lone Tree Arts Center,10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$30

Friday-Saturday, July 21-22

A “pleasantly plump” and optimistic teenager who loves to dance teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about racial acceptance after landing a spot on a local TV program, The Corny Collins Show. This musical event is all shades of entertaining, with so much lively dancing and rapid-fire dialogue – it’s fund for the whole family.

Parker Arts Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sat., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $22-$27

Saturday, July 22

The Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum will give a walking tour of downtown Castle Rock and point out historic points of interest along with fun facts about the town’s early years. The 45-minute tour will begin at The Courtyard and finish at the Castle Rock Museum, 420 Elbert St. with tour-goers steeped in the legends and lore of Castle Rock!

The Courtyard, 333 Perry St., Castle Rock
10:30 a.m.
Phone: 303-814-316

South Denver Humanistic Judaism presents Shabbat in the Park. This group welcomes individuals and families who were born Jewish, converted to Judaism, married into Jewish families or are interested in secular, cultural Jewish celebrations. Pack a picnic lunch and join them for challah, grape juice, songs and play time for the kids as they celebrate Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath.

Garden Shelter of Civic Green Park, 9370 S. Ridgeline Rd., Highlands Ranch
11:00-12:30 a.m.

The Palmer Divide Photographers Group is hosting a free Milky Way Photo Shoot to help photographers learn more about night photography and long exposures. Pre-registration is required. Photographer Dale Poll will assist participants with initial suggestions for camera settings and basic nighttime photography to get things started at this event photographing the night sky and the Milky Way. Participating photographers should be familiar with their camera and tripod, with changing ISO, F-stop, and shutter speed. 

Participants will need the following: Digital SLR, wide-angle lens, tripod, headlamp or flashlight, water, snacks, appropriate clothing for cool night temperatures and terrain.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake
7:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 23

Gladys Knight is the “Empress of Soul” and her voice is unmistakable – gritty, sultry and timeless – and she’ll be in town this weekend! Gladys Knight and the Pips opened for R&B legends and then recorded Midnight Train to Georgia, a memorable number one hit single. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Grammy Hall of Fame and while Gladys ultimately left the Pips she continues to perform as a solo artist. You’ll hear her signature songs, including I’ve Got to Use My Imagination, Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me, If I Were Your Woman and The Way We Were.

Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe. Dr., Littleton
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $39-$49

Monday, July 24

Pendulum painting is the art of using a fixed object to swing back and forth by gravity to create amazing artwork. Kids ages 8 to 12 will have a great time exploring color with pendulum painting and learn about the physics of the craft. Register here.

Parker Library/Event Hall A/B, 20105 Mainstreet, Parker
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

Know all about coding? Want to learn? This group class/club will teach you about coding through games and other interactive activities. The club is geared toward tweens and teens, ages 10 to 15.

Castle Pines Library, 360 Village Square Ln., Castle Pines
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Register Here

Wednesday, July 26

Bring the little girls in your life to their very own princess party at a real castle! It’s a fairytale brought to life, with fancy snacks and beverages and the chance to mingle with a real Princess Belle and Prince Adam from Beauty and the Beast! Princesses who attend this event will get to make their own crowns to embellish their very best princess dresses.

Cherokee Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
1:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35

Colorado Dance Center celebrates its 35th anniversary with an original presentation of The Kingdom’s Fortune. Dancers ages 3 to 18 perform an uplifting story of three princesses who must work together to save their kingdom. Ballet, jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop pieces come together in a magical fantasy event. It’s a great way to spend an evening entertained by the next generation of dancers!

Lone Tree Arts Center,10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10

Life in Crystal Valley: An Event Unto Itself!

The master-planned community of Crystal Valley in Castle Rock has a long list of events, entertainment and recreation nearby every weekend. If you don’t live here yet, check out the beautiful home designs by Richmond American Homes, available in ranch or two-story models and priced from the high $300s. And – coming soon – new homes by D.R. Horton and Kauffman Homes!


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