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Farmers’ Market and Live Music Are Back!

POSTED July 9, 2020

Summer isn’t summer without live music, and it’s finally coming back to the Crystal Valley Area in the form of concerts in the park, a weekly drive-in event hosted by the PACE Center, and an interactive livestream that lets you talk to the band from Anythink’s  Virtual Backyard Concert Series. Plus, the Castle Rock Farmer’s Market has resumed!


Are you ready to mix up your drinks menu? While there are no in-person Happy Hour tastings at HRCA right now, you can join in online and learn how to mix all kinds of new cocktails! There will be something for everyone—beer, wine, and spirits! Sign up for your free ticket, and a Zoom link will be sent to you.

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

It’s just not summer without live outdoor music. Now that Music in the Meadows, Castle Rock’s summer music series, is up and running, you can get your weekly dose of live music! Tonight, head out to the park for one of Colorado’s best-known and best-loved country music acts, the Country Music Project! 

You’ll hear classic country hits from the likes of Merle Haggard, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, and others. If you’re more of a contemporary country music fan, they will also be playing new hits from The Band Perry, Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, and Dierks Bentley—just to name a few!

Butterfield Park, 3952 Butterfield Crossing Dr., Castle Rock
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

You can watch a different movie on the big screen every night with Lone Tree’s pop-up drive-in theater! Each night, a new movie is shown in this timeless outdoor theater setting, brought into the 21st-century with the latest technology and stunning visuals.

Tonight, it’s a classic summer blockbuster from the 90s with aliens, Bugs Bunny, and the NBA! Space Jam features Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, and Michael Jordan as themselves, coming the rescue of kidnapped Looney Tunes characters in a high-stakes basketball game against some evil aliens.

Brookfield Park Meadows, 8401 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree
9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25/vehicle

Thursday-Sunday, July 9-12

JeffCo’s best-kept-secret for a day out in nature has re-opened, with a gradual plan to allow for more social distancing through timed ticket entry. Denver Botanic Gardens’ Chatfield Farms welcomes you back to their 700-acre native plant refuge and working farm located along the banks of Deer Creek.

For a wonderful family day out in the country, you need to get your tickets in advance and plan on wearing masks. The historical Hildebrand Ranch, a restored 1918 dairy barn and silo, the 1874 Deer Creek Schoolhouse, and 2.5 miles of nature trails filled with wildflowers are open! Bring your binoculars and wander the many trails. The area is known for exceptional bird watching.

Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tickets (Reservation required for timed entry): $5-$7
Phone: 720-865-3500

Friday, July 10

Become Indiana Jones for a day as you join scientists on a hike to the excavation site on Cherokee Mountain! You’ll get to ask questions and observe their fieldwork in action. You’ll also get to visit an ancient quarry where the natives carved tools from stone. Bring along a picnic supper and enjoy the fresh air and views from the mountaintop.

The hike is 2.5 miles and considered moderate, with primitive trails and limited elevation gains. There may be some steep off-trail sections. Be sure to wear proper hiking gear, including closed-toe shoes or boots. Hikers must be 12 years or older and should be in good physical condition.

Cherokee Ranch HQ, 5036 S. Hwy. 85, Sedalia
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20
Phone: 303-688-5555

So much more than just watching a concert on your screen, the Anythink’s Backyard Concert Series is streaming online this year, but with the added opportunity to interact with the band, the library and with each other. Families are encouraged to gather in their living rooms and backyards with blankets, lawn chairs, bubbles and all of the other provisions that make for a fun concert experience.

This livestream concert features Leon and the Revival, a band that emerged in 2015 as a collaboration of legendary Denver musicians who share a love of classic soul and R&B music from the 1960s and 70s. This heartfelt and high-energy musical experience is Influenced by the sounds of Otis Redding, Van Morrison, Solomon Burke, Ann Peebles and James Brown.

Anythink’s Facebook or YouTube page

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

A phenomenal live music event you won’t want to miss, the Cody Sisters Band is an award-winning and audience-pleasing act that blends Americana, Gypsy Jazz, Folk, and Modern Bluegrass together in a completely unique way. Their beautiful sister harmonies complement stunningly emotional original lyrics. Seeing them in person is a real treat, and thanks to PACE Center’s weekly Drive-In Event, you can watch them sing right outside your car, with the sound coming through your FM radio!

PACE Center Parking Lot, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
8:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $30 per vehicle
Phone: 303-805-6800

It’s the movie that started it all in the modern era—Tim Burton’s darkly iconic version of the story of the Caped Crusader, starring Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne and Jack Nicholson as a maniacal Joker, decades before Joaquin Phoenix won the Oscar for his role of the character. See Batman on the big screen at Cinema Pop-Up Drive-In!

Cinema Pop-Ups, Brookfield Park Meadows, 8401 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree
9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25/vehicle

Saturday, July 11

Creativity thrives in times of change, so you can be sure that the unexpected events of the past several months have fed many makers’ creative outlets. The renowned Makers’ Market is popping up in the parking lot on the east side of the Outlets at Castle Rock for one day only this weekend, where you can shop the booths of dozens of local makers and artists, as well as boutique and small business owners! 

You’ll find unique vendors and artists selling handmade items, fine art and photography, custom jewelry and accessories, purses and bags, vintage goods and up-cycled items, as well as jams, dips, local honey, fresh bread, and so much more!

Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shop Blvd., Castle Rock
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Phone: 719-510-1477

The new superhero action movie takes a light-hearted approach to bringing this Saturday morning cartoon character to life on the big screen. Shazam! is a 14-year-old who has found the magic word to transform himself into an adult superhero—but he’s  still a kid at heart.

Cinema Pop-Ups, Brookfield Park Meadows, 8401 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree
9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25/vehicle

Sunday, July 12

Celebrate the pleasure of dining out in style, with brunch in a castle! Cherokee Ranch and Castle has begun to serve their legendary brunches again, with proper social distancing in the elegant atmosphere of the Great Hall. The brunch buffet offers a seasonal menu of savory items and sweet breakfast pastries fit for royalty. After brunch, you can take a tour of Cherokee Castle and learn about its rich history.

Cherokee Ranch and Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tickets: $50-$55
Phone: 303-688-5555

It’s back! The Castle Rock Farmer’s Market has resumed, now at Douglas County High School. Bringing you one of the finest weekly gatherings of local farmers and vendors, selling the freshest produce every week. Farm-to-table takes on a new meaning when you put it on YOUR table. You’ll find a cornucopia of all kinds of in-season produce, as well as homemade sauces, pastas, breads, sweets, and more. 

Douglas County High School, 2842 Front St., Castle Rock, CO
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Following the Pop-Up Drive-In’s theme of superheroes over the past few days, Wonder Woman closes out the weekend as arguably the best superhero movie there is! Set during World War I, the movie makes some hauntingly relevant observations about the tendencies of human nature.

Cinema Pop-Ups, Brookfield Park Meadows, 8401 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree
9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25/vehicle

Come Join the Fun, 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 at re-openings, drive-ins and online! 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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