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Father’s Day Classic Rock Cruise-In Car Show!

POSTED June 17, 2021

It’s Father’s Day weekend, and everyone knows that means the Classic Rock Cruise-In Car Show has taken over downtown Castle Rock! Kick off the weekend with a street festival and concert on Friday night, then treat Dad to a day full of classic cars on Saturday! Other events this weekend include plenty of concerts, movies, and hikes in the great outdoors!


Rise and shine and head out to the backcountry for a refreshing guided hike! Join a group of fellow nature enthusiasts and a guide who will point out wildlife and flowers on this Wellness Walk. The hike is FREE but registration is required. 

Backcountry Base Camp, 6005 Ron King Trail, Littleton
7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration: FREE (Advanced Registration required)


What’s better than a morning of stories? Stories told outdoors! This FREE event is designed for children up to age 5 and takes place out on the lawn, so bring along a blanket or lawn chairs.

Everyone attending should register in advance.

Lone Tree Library Front Lawn, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Register: FREE
Phone: 303-764-3314

Castle Rock’s free concert series, Tunes for Trails, is back! Celebrate summer and a return to normal with a weekly concert in Philip S. Miller Park. This week’s show features country-rock band Woodland Park! These talented local musicians only recently came together to write, perform, and record unique, edgy and catchy tunes with a wide array of musical influences. Don’t miss the energy and talent of Woodland Park!

Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 720-724-2083

Are you an aspiring classical musician? Here’s your chance to play along with the Lone Tree Symphony! During Open Play, anyone who plays an orchestral instrument is invited to play along at a community session with the Lone Tree Symphony. Come out to this collaborative musical event for an evening of inspiration!

Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Register: FREE

Enjoy a night of comedy while helping a good cause! This performance is a benefit for Brotherhood for the Fallen Aurora, a nonprofit organization that supports the families and departments of fallen police officers.

Fittingly, the show features stand-up comedian Vinnie Montez, a 20-plus year veteran of law enforcement. All of his material revolves around his experiences as a cop and his Mexican heritage. He got his start in comedy as a means of addressing the stress and trauma of dealing with horrible situations. He’s a favorite everywhere he performs as he focuses on telling funny stories about being a police officer.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30
Phone: 720-274-6800

Everyone loves a good movie under the stars—and it just doesn’t get any better than the classic Toy Story. Treat the whole family to a relaxing night in the park. Bring your own chairs, blankets and snacks, and find a spot in the grass. \

Music starts at 7:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 8:30 p.m.

Civic Green Park, 9370 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Register: FREE

Thursday-Sunday, June 17-20


As you’re shopping for Father’s Day, you might want to keep this in mind: now through Sunday, if you spend $150 at the Outlets, you’ll receive a FREE Exxel Brands Sleeping Bag—for him or you! Simply take your receipts to Customer Service in the food court by June 20 to redeem your free gift.

Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd. Suite 437, Castle Rock
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Information: FREE
Phone: 303-688-4495 

The most stylish musical of the year, Shout! The Mod Musical is closing this weekend! Five groovy girls from 1960s London will sing and dance their way into your heart in this enchanting and spirited musical with fantastic music from the era.

Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Littleton
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $37-$52

Friday, June 18

Every Friday is a chance to work out in the park and learn a new exercise format. Today’s workout is cross-training, so get ready to work up a sweat! The class is open to all fitness levels, so bring the family and get in shape together.

The Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Register: FREE
Phone: 303-814-7453

The race that’s perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to train for a race—it’s only 1640 feet long! Even better, the finish line will have a beer garden and live music by the 6 Million Dollar Band! Combine your happy hour with a half-K this week and you can feel good knowing you’re also benefiting the HRCA Therapeutic Recreation Program. Crazy attire is welcome!

Civic Green Park, 9370 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Register: $25-$40

Friday-Saturday, June 18-19

The annual Father’s Day Classic Rock Cruise-In Car Show is a treat for all car aficionados! Kick off the weekend with a party and concert in downtown Castle Rock on Friday night, then take all day Saturday to look at the cars! This is a perfect event for the whole family and a great way to celebrate Father’s Day with dad!

Downtown Castle Rock
Fri., 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Information: FREE

The music of beloved Colorado singer-songwriter John Denver is brought to life by the acclaimed Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon.

They have been called the most exciting John Denver tribute band and perform all his favorite hits, including Rocky Mountain High, Annie’s Song, Country Roads, Sunshine on My Shoulders, and many more. 

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $40-$45

Enjoy an outdoor movie in a beautiful setting! Friday night is family night in the Backcountry Wilderness Area, where they’ll be screening Shrek! Bring your own snacks or treat yourself to some of the yummy bites from one of the food trucks on site. Saturday night’s movie is for adults 21+, the hilarious Step Brothers, starring Will Ferrell.   Make sure you register in advance! 

Backcountry Base Camp, 6005 Ron King Trail, Littleton
8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25/car (Advance Registration required)
Phone: 303-471-7076

Friday-Sunday, June 18-20

As part of the current hilarious Saturday Night Live cast, Melissa Villaseñor made history by becoming the first-ever Latina cast member of SNL. You’ll recognize her from sketches on the show where she shows off her considerable comedic impression talent. 

On the stand-up stage, she’s a quick and sharp commenter on any number of topics, as she headlines in clubs and theaters across the country. She’s also a talented musician and will release her second music EP later this year, as well as a book of her art.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Fri./Sat., 7:15 and 9:45 p.m.; Sun., 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $30
Phone: 720-274-6800

Saturday, June 19

Exercise fanatics will have a chance to learn more about a wide range of fitness opportunities at the first annual HRCA Fitness Expo! You’ll have a chance to explore and take part in demo classes in Zumba, Cardio Kickboxing, Yoga, and more. Meet and greets with Personal Trainers and free InBody Scans will be available. This expo is for ages 13+.

Westridge Recreation Center, 9650 Foothills Canyon Blvd., Highlands Ranch
8:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Register: FREE

Foraging for plants and wildflowers will be the focus of this women-only survival adventure course! You’ll learn or improve on important wilderness skills including backpack essentials, fire-starting, knot-tying, camp setup, plant ID and more, all with a group of women. This course is geared toward adult participants and mature teens.

Backcountry Base Camp, 6005 Ron King Trail, Littleton
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Register: $18-$22

The 80s power-rock band with a signature blast of Southern rock is appearing live in Castle Rock! 38 Special has been rocking audiences for more than four decades, with popular hits like Hold On Loosely, Rockin’ Into the Night, Caught Up in You, Fantasy Girl, If I’d Been the One, Back Where You Belong, Chain Lightnin’, Second Chance, and more!

The Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $45-$65

Sunday, June 20

Take your practice to a new level—the great outdoors! You’ll be amazed how much more in tune with your body you become when you are also in tune with nature. This FREE class is open to all levels and abilities, but advance registration is required.

The Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Register: FREE

Spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon on a walking tour of Parker that also teaches you a little local history. The guided tour will visit key historic sites where you’ll learn all about Parker’s unique past. In addition to the tour, the registration fee will also give you membership in the Parker Area Historical Society. Advanced registration is required!

O’Brien Park, Parker Road and Mainstreet, Parker
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Register: $10

Celebrating Fathers in Crystal Valley!

There’s no shortage of things to do near the master-planned community of Crystal Valley this Father’s Day weekend. You can walk, ride, or roll along the paths and trails throughout the community, or  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 $400s.


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