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Get Active Around Castle Rock This Weekend!

POSTED June 3, 2021

Get out in the great outdoors this weekend! With a variety of activities from hikes to walks to bike rides to dancing to an informal 5K race, the Castle Rock area has plenty to keep you moving! Did you know it’s National Trails Day on Saturday? There’s even an activity for that!


This FREE nature-appreciation walk in the Backcountry Wilderness Area will lift your spirits up and you’ll be looking forward to an invigorating weekend! Bring along coffee, binoculars, and some friends—or make some new ones. Babies in a hiking carrier are welcome on this relaxed guided excursion. The event is free, but registration is required. 

Backcountry Base Camp, 6005 Ron King Trail, Littleton
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Registration: FREE (Advanced Registration required)

This could become habit-forming! When Comedy Works’ legendary local showcases roll around each month, you’ll be looking forward to seeing the newest talent in Denver’s comedy scene. With a mix of amateur Denver comics and Colorado’s own nationally touring professional comics, you’re guaranteed a night of hilarity!

Are you an aspiring stand-up comedian? Visit Comedy Works’ New Talent Website to sign up and for more information. 

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $14
Phone: 720-274-6800

Thursday-Saturday, June 3-5

Castle Rock’s Scavenge the Rock game comes to an end on June 4! Make sure you turn in your completed sheet so you have a chance at winning some great prizes!

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.
Information: FREE
Phone: 303-814-3164 

Thursday-Sunday, June 3-6

It’s like a female version of Beatlemania! Five groovy gals sing and dance while wearing  the mod fashions of 1960s England. Their infectious pop anthems and soulful ballads will have you singing right along. 

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 4

The weekly outdoor exercise class that was all the rage before the pandemic is back! Every Friday you have a chance to learn a new exercise format like Tabata, Dance & Sculpt, HIIT and more. Classes are open to all fitness levels and the entire family is welcome!

This week’s class is the always-popular Dance Party! Be sure to register in advance before showing up to the park—the class is FREE but they need to know you are coming!

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 Town of Castle Rock has a new mural installation, and you’re invited to come to the dedication of it! An ongoing collaboration of the Public Art Commission and the Castle Rock Artist Cooperative has resulted in the Painting Positivity Campaign, which uses art to provide messages of hope, love and unity as we all look towards a brighter future in 2021!

At the mural installation dedication, you can meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments while you get a first look at the painting. Then head over to Festival Park for the first free concert of the summer!

The Fort CPA Group, 407 Wilcox St., Castle Rock
4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Information: FREE (Just Show Up)
Phone: 720-724-2095

Castle Rock’s first FREE concert of the summer features Got Groove, a dance band based out of New Orleans. They’ll put a groovy spin on covers of Coldplay, Biggie, James Brown, Beyonce, and more!

Before the concert starts, get moving with a family-friendly themed run/walk. The unofficially-timed 5K race starts at 5:30, with prizes for the best costume. This month’s theme is Super Heroes!

Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Information: FREE
Phone: 720-724-2010

Friday-Saturday, June 4-5

One silver lining the pandemic brought us—a new appreciation for outdoor movies! This summer, the Backcountry Outdoor Movie Series will once again be screening cinema favorites onto the giant screen in the Backcountry Base Camp’s dark, open-air theater. 

You can get dinner from the food truck or bring your favorite movie snacks! Make sure to register early—only 45 car tickets are available each evening. Friday night’s movie is Ben Stiller’s masterpiece, Night at the Museum, and Saturday night is the classic Mean Girls.

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 4-6

Enjoy three great dance performances by talented young students from the Colorado School of Dance. Featuring a full production of the ballet Alice in Wonderland with students ages 7-19 on Saturday and Sunday, the weekend of dance productions also delivers a jazz and tap dance recital, Dance Across the USA, on Friday and Sunday. The adorable youngest students, ages 2-6, present Twinkle Stars, a recital that includes ballet, jazz and tap on Saturday afternoon.

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Fri., 5:00, 6:30, and 8:00 p.m.; Sat., 9:00 and 11:00 a.m., 1:00, 3:30, and 7:00 p.m.; Sun., 1:00, 3:30, and 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$29

The star of NBC’s comedy adventure series, Better Late Than Never, Jeff Dye is the guy who presents stars with the adventure of a lifetime. The project follows the travels of Henry Winkler, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw, and George Foreman after Jeff Dye sets up the trips they are about to embark on. 

He’s also a nationally touring comedian, prankster, and Bigfoot enthusiast. He’s appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, finished third on Last Comic Standing and has had his own Comedy Central Presents special. His acting credits include Money from Strangers, Girl Code, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, as well as NBC’s I Can Do That.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Fri./Sat., 7:15 and 9:45 p.m.; Sun., 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25
Phone: 720-274-6800

Saturday, June 5

Be a part of completing a new trail on National Trails Day! The final section of the Legacy Trail at Gateway Mesa Open Space is ready for groundbreaking! Volunteers must be in good physical health as this trail construction is considered moderate to difficult. You must be at least 16 years old to volunteer. 

Gateway Mesa Open Space, 4678 E. Highway 86, Castle Rock
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Information: FREE
Phone: 303-814-7456

Geology buffs and aspiring paleontologists will especially love this hike in Colorado’s largest Petrified Forest, but anyone over the age of 12 is welcome to sign up! An expert geology guide will show you these ancient trees up close, so you can examine the fossilized wood and learn about the fascinating process of petrification.

This hike is short, but rugged, so wear sturdy boots and bring plenty of water. Most of the hiking takes place in open meadows and exposed slopes, so hats and sunscreen are highly recommended.

Cherokee Ranch Headquarters, 5036 S. Hwy. 85, Sedalia
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Register: $35

Sunday, June 6

This legendary bike ride has been around for 30 years and is a true Colorado cycling classic! Elephant Rock is known not only for its excellent courses but also the festival atmosphere and support for riders. 

This year there are three road courses (44, 60, and 100 miles), a gravel/road route (28.5 miles) and a great family ride (8 miles). Once you’re finished riding, there will be live music, demos, and cool exhibits with the Colorado Bike Expo!

Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock
6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Register: $40-$110
Phone: 970-302-1330

Take your yoga practice to a whole new level—practice outdoors! The experience of yoga is to be in union with everything, including nature. You’ll find you are able to concentrate better, breathe more deeply, and practice stillness just like the trees do.

This outdoor yoga practice is led by Inner Connections Yoga and is FREE, but you must register in advance. 

The Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Register: FREE
Phone: 303-814-7453

Plenty to do Outdoors around Crystal Valley!

There’s no shortage of things to do near the master-planned 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.


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