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Fall Concerts, Corn Maze and 5K!

POSTED September 17, 2020

As the first signs of fall begin to color trees gold and red, quality entertainment also sweeps through the area. Fans of the all-vocal rock band, Face, will be thrilled to learn they’ll have two chances to hear the band perform this weekend—one in a FREE outdoor concert, and the other in a limited-capacity indoor venue! Fall activities are also upon us, with the opening of Chatfield Farms’ Corn Maze and the festive Oktoberfest 5K race!

TODAY/TONIGHT, September 17

Be safe and enjoy all the Lone Tre Photo Show has to offer with this FREE online, interactive discussion about the artists who created the images. Exploring the Light is presented by the Lone Tree Arts Commission and the Lone Tree Photo Club as part of the SPARK! series.

These programs are designed for people experiencing mild memory loss, early stage Alzheimer’s, or a related dementia, as well as their family, friends, and guests. The discussion is completely virtual and will be held on Zoom, so be sure to sign up in advance to get your link!

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
1:30 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 720-509-1000

This is one virtual happy hour tasting you won’t want to miss! Get a real education in everything saké—that exotic drink from Japan that’s served warm from small porcelain carafes!

During this fun and exciting exploration of saké basics, you’ll learn about the fundamental principles of saké production, the main styles of saké, and the best ways to select, serve, and taste saké! At the end of the lesson, you will have the option to follow your instructors in creating your very own Strawberry Sno-jito saké cocktail. Don’t forget to go shopping in advance so you can taste along at home!

HRCA on Zoom
6:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 303-471-8898

Although social distancing mandates smaller audiences, Tunes for Trails concerts in the park still provide the biggest entertainment around! That’s definitely true for tonight’s FREE concert under the stars.

Face is an Internationally-acclaimed pop a cappella rock band, and they’re back in town for another one of their high-energy shows! They perform modern popular music with complex harmonies and danceable rhythms. Social distancing and mask mandates will be observed, and you must register in advance for the show.

Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE but registration required

Thursday-Sunday, September 17-20

Get your kids’ warm weather wardrobes all in one thrifty spot—at the Just Between Friends giant consignment sale this weekend! These gently used clothes and accessories are being offered at 50-90% below retail prices.

Because of social distancing and following all current health guidelines, there will be strict occupancy limits in place. On Thursday, there will be timed entry slots and tickets will be required. Sunday is half-price day! Don’t forget to bring your mask—you’ll ned it to shop these great deals!

Douglas County Fairgrounds Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Rd., Castle Rock
Thurs., 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Fri./Sat.,/Sun., 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE to $5

Friday, September 18

DeadRoom Comedy is the new local comedy troupe of diverse comedians who are keeping us laughing while all of the big comedy clubs are still closed down. They perform a funny show with wide-ranging comedy styles and content every Friday in Parker.

These shows are socially-distanced with limited capacity.

Colorado Taproom and Grill, 19539 Hess Rd. Unit 101, Parker
8:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5
Phone: 720-328-8568

Friday-Sunday, September 18-20

With autumn just around the corner, it’s time for everyone’s favorite fall event—the Corm Maze! This family-friendly activity includes seven acres of corn stalks to get lost and found in, as well as a mini-maze for kids under 10. To keep the capacity within requirements, an ticket must be purchased in advance with a specific date and time. Social distancing and mask-wearing are required.

Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Last entry 6:00 p.m.)
Tickets: $8 – $12
Phone: 720-865-3500

Saturday, September 19

The final Outdoor Fitness Program in the Park is Martial Arts! This is a great way for your kids ages 6-12 to get some exercise, as well as to see if they’d like to pursue this fascinating discipline further.

Bring them by the park to learn about this art that’s also a sport from Competitive Edge Mixed Martial Arts of Highlands Ranch. Registration is not required.

Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Information: FREE

Just because Oktoberfest festivals won’t be happening this year doesn’t mean we can’t get in the spirit. The annual Oktoberfest 5K run, one of the most festive races of the year, is still on! Dress up in your best lederhosen and running shoes and get ready to hit the trails!

This race is suitable for all ability levels, and afterwards you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes from Flippin’ Flapjacks, free beer from Living the Dream Brewing, and a socially-distanced post-race party! Due to COVID-19, the race will be capped at 250 participants, and everyone will be asked to abide by the health guidelines, including staggered assigned start times and advance registration ONLY.

Town Center South, 9288 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Registration: $35-$45

Your donation will benefit the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley, and you’ll receive a can of your choice of beer from Breckenridge Brewing if you are 21+.

A Cravings Food Truck will also be on-site, with delicious bites available for purchase!

Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock
2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5 donation
Phone: 303-688-4495

The PACE Center has begun holding indoor shows again, with very limited seating. So if you are a big Face fan, you will want to get your ticket to this show right away! This is the high-energy all-vocal rock band that performs pop songs with incredible harmonies—all a cappella!  

Face hails from Boulder, but they have entertained audiences all over the world with their upbeat performances. They have also competed on the hit NBC series The Sing-Off, headlined at Scotland’s prestigious Festival Fringe, and has opened for such  legendary performers as Jon Bon Jovi, Jay Leno, Manhattan Transfer, Culture Club & Boy George, and Barenaked Ladies.

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $34
Phone: 303-805-6800

A clear autumn evening is the perfect time to head to the backcountry for an unobstructed view of the night sky. With Constellations and Cocoa, you get a guided hike with an astronomer and a view through telescopes, so you’ll learn all about the constellations of the seasonal sky. Also included is hot cocoa (bring your own mug!) and you can pack a picnic dinner or snacks to go along with it. Masks are required for everyone over the age of 3. 

Backcountry Wilderness Area Base Camp, 6005 Ron King Trail, Highlands Ranch
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Registration: $10-$12
Phone: 303-471-705

Sunday, September 20

There won’t be many more Farmers’ Market Sundays left, so don’t miss your chance to select from the bounty of Colorado’s locally-grown gardens. Fall is a perfect season for making soups, and the delicious vegetables and herbs available at the Castle Rock Farmers’ Market is sure to inspire you! You’ll also find homemade goodies, jams, breads and more! If you prefer a virtual market experience, you’ll have the ability to shop the market from your phone, then pick up your order.


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Hey Castle Rock 👋 this Sunday we have something fun coming up that we wanted to let you know about. The good folks with South Ridge Elementary PTCO will be selling these super cool Bird Feeder kits at our market. These bird feeder kits are a fun activity that will allow families to experience nature in their own back yards. The proceeds of this fundraiser will benefit students, teachers and staff at South Ridge by providing the funds for extra programs and activities, beyond the necessities that the Board of Education provides. We know that it would mean a lot to have our market patrons support this local school so we hope to see you all this Sunday from 8-1! ☀️ 👨🏻‍🌾 👩🏻‍🌾 #thelocalcolorado #farmersmarkets #castlerockcolorado #helpourschool #supportteachers

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Festival Park, 300 2nd St., Castle Rock
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Change of Pace in Crystal Valley!

Away from it all, but close to everything, the master-planned community of Crystal Valley offers access to plenty of things to do every weekend! If you’re in the area, stop by the amazing model homes from Century Communities, D.R. Horton, Kauffman Homes, and Richmond American Homes, and find out why our community is among the top five fastest-growing in the state with new homes priced from the $300s.


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