Family Fun in the Castle Rock Area!
Families will find lots of fun activities for all ages in the Castle Rock area this weekend! From family-friendly performances of musicals and circuses both in-person and online to the return of outdoor movies, it’s beginning to feel like Good Times again!
TODAY/TONIGHT, May 13
Take a FREE guided wilderness tour in the backcountry with fellow adventurous hikers! Afterwards, roll the afternoon hike into a Thursday happy hour, with Beer for Bucks at Living the Dream. The warm sunshine on your face, the sound of the wind rushing through the trees overhead, and the soft earthy feel of the trail under your boots. Not only are these experiences enjoyable to have, but they’re good for you, too. The hike is free, but registration is required.
Backcountry Wilderness Area, 6005 Ron King Trail, Highlands Ranch
5:30 – 6:45 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday, May 13-15
Matthew Broussard is not your standard go-with-the flow kind of comedian. He’s not in the least an Average Joe kind of funny guy. No, he’s a disgraced financial analyst forced into stand-up comedy, and he brings to his act all the humor you would expect from someone with a degree in computational mathematics—and then some.
His comedy is smart, self-deprecating, and weirdly educational. He’s performed on the Tonight Show, Conan, Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle, and the Comedy Central Half Hour. You might remember him from his appearances in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The League, The Mindy Project, and alongside Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish in the film Here Today. He is the creator of the webcomic and puzzle app, Monday Punday.
Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:15 and 9:45 p.m.
FINAL WEEKEND FOR THE MUSIC MAN
The entire family will love this spirited musical comedy set in the midwest at the turn of the 20th century! A traveling con man rolls into a small town and when he finds out they are in need of a band director, he claims to be one.
This hit Broadway musical features beloved songs like 76 Trombones, The Wells Fargo Wagon, and Gary Indiana. Performed live and in-person by the talented cast and crew of Lutheran High School!
PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2:00 p.m.
SCAVENGE THE ROCK
Go on a family adventure and learn all about the history of Castle Rock at the same time! This self-paced scavenger hunt starts with a clue sheet you pick up at the Castle Rock Museum. Then you have until June 4 to complete as many of the tasks on the sheet as you can to earn points!
You’ll discover the stories that have helped shape the town over the years, and the kids will learn fun facts to impress their friends. When you return your completed sheet in June, you’ll receive a gift and be entered into a drawing to win prizes, including gift certificates to Red Hawk Golf Course, season passes for the summer concert series, and gift cards to many local businesses!
Castle Rock Museum, 420 Elbert St., Castle Rock
Museum Hours: Thurs./Fri., 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.; Sat., 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, May 14-16
If you have little ones ages 3+, you’ll want to check out this delightful theatrical circus celebrating the change of seasons! Brianna is a modern-day Alice in Wonderland, a curious little girl who helps to usher in spring by searching for an elusive butterfly.
Cirque-tacular’s Spring-a-Ding-DING includes clowning, dancing, and awesome circus specialty acts performed by a host of adorable woodland characters and their comical antics. Watch from the comfort and safety of your home!
PACE Center Online
VIRTUAL MOTOWN CONCERT
If you love songs like Heat Wave, Ain’t too Proud to Beg, Baby Love, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, My Girl and Rescue Me, you are going to love this special online Motown concert, performed by one of the most talented groups of vocalists and musicians on the East Coast!
That Motown Band has been performing the music of artists such as Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, The Supremes and The Four Tops with their own vocalist of legendary status, Garfield Fleming. Fleming was a member of The Delfonics for 25 years and bears a striking resemblance to David Ruffin.
PACE Center Online
Saturday, May 15
Become a part of the volunteer group that keeps the trails at Ridgeline Open Space in tip-top condition! Ridgeline Wranglers meets once a month to help maintain and improve local trails. Taking part in this event gives you a warm feeling of giving back to your community—and you’ll make some new friends in the process!
Be sure to register in advance as a waiver is required for all participants. Gloves, tools and water are provided. Youth under the age of 14 require an adult over 21 to accompany them.
Ridgeline Open Space, 2525 Coachline Rd., Castle Rock
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
RESEARCH YOUR GERMAN ROOTS
Did your ancestors originally come from Germany but you’ve had difficulties in tracking them down? Your genealogical search just got a whole lot easier! Join James Beidler, a research-report editor for Legacy Tree Genealogists, in this FREE virtual class that focuses on the origins of ancestors from Germany.
Recently, German church records have begun to be digitized, making access to information available from your home computer. The resources of Ancestry, FamilySearch and European-based Genealogy.net are among the many websites that can help you break down brick walls and find the villages of origin for your ancestors!
Castle Rock Genealogical Society Online
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
LIVE JAZZ CONCERT
It’s been a long year of no live jazz music, so this performance by one of the biggest stars of R&B, contemporary, and straight-ahead jazz is a welcome comeback! Gerald Albright has a reputation as a “musician’s musician” and has been nominated for several contemporary jazz Grammy Awards.
He’s performed with such luminaries as Quincy Jones, Olivia Newton-John, Whitney Houston, and many more. He has sold over a million albums in the U.S. alone and has appeared on over 200 albums by other artists. Tickets are also available for a livestream of the 8:00 p.m. performance!
Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
4:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25 – $75
COLORADO CAR ADDICTS
Get your fix of all things automotive—including cars, trucks and motorcycles! This cruise-in car show lets you show off your baby while enjoying a fun day with other car enthusiasts. Located in the parking lot at the Outlets of Castle Rock, there will be music, food trucks—and of course, all makes of all kinds of cars!
Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd. Suite 515, Castle Rock
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
It’s almost summer, which means that outdoor movies are starting up again! This family movie night features a screening of Little Giants, a feel-good sports movie about a peewee football team of misfits who take on the champions. Passport Burger will be on site selling the best burgers in Castle Rock! Don’t forget your camping chairs!
White Pavilion, 414 Perry St., Castle Rock
6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
DRIVE-IN MOVIE: FATIMA
Here’s an outdoor movie night with a higher purpose: proceeds will go to the nonprofit Work Camp, helping to build community. You’ll also enjoy the family movie , about the three children in Portugal who reported seeing visions of the Virgin Mary in the early 1900s. The event caused a major conflict between believers and officials of the Church and government, who tried to force them to recant their story.
Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2746 5th St., Castle Rock
Sunday, May 16
FARMERS’ MARKET AT FESTIVAL PARK
It’s a spring festival! Peruse booths filled with the freshest of local produce, as well as breads, homemade jam, baked goods, and other hand-crafted items for your kitchen and home. Bring the whole family—and plenty of bags!
Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
What a fun way for the entire family to learn more about Japanese culture! This interactive and engaging afternoon with Colorado-based Japanese-American artists will delight adults and children of all ages. You’ll be introduced to a wide array of performing arts including instrumental and vocal music, spoken word, a short film, visual artwork, and various traditional Japanese folk music and dance.
Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
1:30 and 4:00 p.m.
Family-friendly Activities in the Crystal Valley Area!
There’s always something to do near the family-friendly community of Crystal Valley! You can get back to nature and still have easy access to all your favorite activities in the Castle Rock area. With beautiful model homes from D.R. Horton, Kauffman Homes, Richmond American Homes, and Century Communities, it’s easy to picture yourself in your own new home, priced from the $300s.