It’s a Weekend of Variety Near Castle Rock, August 12-15!
You’ve got a wide range of activities to choose from this weekend in the Castle Rock vicinity! Families will enjoy watching a youthful cast perform the entertaining musical, Guys and Dolls, or dress up like pirates and visit the Renaissance Fair. Outdoor concerts and a live night of comedy are family-friendly, while adults can check out a Whiskey & Wine Fest or the Tequila & Tacos tasting!
TODAY/TONIGHT, August 12
RADIO BAND IN CONCERT
“If you pick the station, we’ll play the hits.” That’s the Radio Band promise! This popular cover band will have you on your feet and dancing in the grass of Discovery Park all evening. Appearing as part of the FREE Discovery Concert Series, this party band was built to turn on a dime musically so whether it’s pop, rock, country, R&B, swing, or EDM, they will blow you away.
Discovery Park, 20115 E. Mainstreet, Parker
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday, August 12-14
DRY BAR COMEDY TOUR LIVE!
You’ve watched on social media, now come see it LIVE! The online series of comedy specials that was designed to offer clean “Comedy for Everyone” is expanding to live shows featuring comedians who’ve become Dry Bar fan favorites!
The Dry Bar Comedy Tour is sweeping across the U.S. in a series of live stand-up shows with the same professional comedians who have also performed on many late night shows including The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel, Netflix Comedy, TBS’s Conan, Comedy Central, and more. The Denver show features Alex Velluto, Steve Soelberg, and Jay Whittaker. And despite the name of the show, alcohol will be served!
Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30; Fri./Sat., 7:15 and 9:45 p.m.
Friday, August 13
FITNESS IN THE PARK
This week’s FREE workout in the park is all about Muscle Confusion! Learn how to trick your muscles into obedience! No experience is required—this class is available to all ages and levels. Advanced registration is required.
The Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
CONCERT UNDER THE LIGHTS
Hometown celebrity and former American Idol contestant Grayson Little is returning to Castle Rock for a Concert under the Lights! You may remember Little’s explosive voice and enormous talent from the 2019 American Idol season. Now he’ll be rocking Festival Park in a FREE concert!
There will also be food trucks, beer vendors, and lots of fun for the entire family!
Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, August 13-14
It’s a weekend of family fun at the cinema—the outdoor cinema of the backcountry, that is! Friday night’s screening is the animated movie, Zootopia, and Saturday night you can catch the family classic, The Princess Bride. Register in advance and bring your own snacks!
Backcountry Base Camp, 6005 Ron King Trail, Littleton
Gates open 7:15 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, August 13-16
GUYS AND DOLLS JR.
There is nothing more adorable than watching young performers speaking with 1930s gangster accents! The talented youth of Parker will be dancing and singing to the jazzy tunes of the legendary musical comedy classic about rolling the dice and falling in love under the lights of Broadway.
The play is set in New York City and follows gambler, Nathan Detroit, as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town. Nathan is also dodging the advances of his long-time girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, who wants to get married. Meanwhile, fellow gambler Sky Masterson takes up a bet with Nathan that he can win over straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown—and he ends up falling in love with her. Don’t miss this delightful departure from everyday life!
The Schoolhouse Theater, 19650 Mainstreet, Parker
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.: Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 14
RUN FOR REECE
Run or walk for a good cause! Reece Rubino was born in 2007 with Type 1 Spinal Muscular Atrophy. His parents researched how they could raise him at home and decided to reach out to their community and hold an annual 5K and 10K race and 1-mile walk to help them achieve this goal.
The result is Reece’s Roundup and all funds from the race go into the Reece Rubino Fund. These funds help supplement all the things their health insurance will not cover and are a great blessing to this family.
Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
7:00 – 11:00 a.m.
It’s back! Last summer’s answer to the pandemic was to hold the Front Range Maker’s Market outdoors at the Outlets at Castle Rock. It was so popular, they’ve decided to keep it outdoors! The popular artisan and crafts boutique will be spread out across the east parking lot at the Outlets, giving you plenty of room to browse the booths of over 50 makers, artists, boutique, vintage and food vendors.
This event is FREE!
Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Be there in person when the Rocky Mountain Renegades fly in to Exploration of Flight! This stunning group of planes flying in formation will land right before your eyes, and you’ll have a chance to meet the pilots! They’ll answer questions about their team, experience, aircraft and more.
Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight, 13005 Wings Way, Englewood
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $4 – $10
WHISKEY & WINE FEST
The first annual Whiskey & Wine Fest is taking place in in Castle Rock! You’ll get to sample some of Colorado’s finest wine and spirits from a variety of vendors, and the live music and giveaways will make it a fun end-of-summer party. There will also be food available for purchase. This event is for adults 21 and over.
They Whiskey Lodge Parking Lot, 3911 Ambrosia St. #103, Castle Rock
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
TEQUILA & TACOS
Sample all kinds of tacos, tequila, and margaritas in this festive outdoor tasting extravaganza! Your ticket price includes unlimited half-ounce samples of tequila and a plate of tacos! (Additional food will be available for purchase.)
A limited number of Designated Driver tickets will be available for $15. Enter Promo Code ‘DRIVER’ to access Designated Driver tickets. You must be 21+ to attend. No infants or children, please.
Eastridge Recreation Center Back Patio, 9568 University Blvd., Highlands Ranch
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15 – $45
Enjoy a moderate hike climbing Raccoon Knob and Cherokee Mountain with a guide who will teach you how to interpret the sedimentary layers and decode the past. Massive floods, deadly volcanic eruptions, and the flood plain of an ancient river containing trees are just some of the amazing geology.
These are primitive trails with limited elevation gains. There may be some steep off-trail hiking. This hike is suitable for most people in good physical condition; children 12 and over are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
Cherokee Ranch HQ, 5036 S. Hwy. 85, Sedalia
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Saturday-Sunday, August 14-15
PIRATE INVASION AT THE RENAISSANCE FAIR
What do pirates have to do with the Renaissance, you may ask? Nothing, but it’s a really fun theme! Kids will love the Pirate Treasure hunt and speaking like a pirate (argh, matey!) It will be a weekend of rousing tales and tunes of high-seas adventures, swash-buckling sword fights, and a raucous good time! You can even enter the Pirate Costume contest, if you dare!
Renaissance Festival Grounds, 650 W. Perry Park Ave., Larkspur
10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $11 – $27
Sunday, August 15
OUTDOOR YOGA PRACTICE
What’s even better than an outdoor yoga practice? A FREE outdoor yoga practice! Bring your mat to the park and find out how exhilarating it is to get in tune with nature as you do the down dog! Beginners and experienced yogis are welcome, but you need to register in advance.
The Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Family-Friendly Activities in the Crystal Valley Area!
There’s always something to do near the family-friendly community of Crystal Valley! Enjoy the relaxed lifestyle of Castle Rock and surrounding area where cultural and entertainment activities abound! Tour the nine amazing models from Richmond American Homes, D.R. Horton, Century Communities, and Kauffman Homes and and find out why our community is among the top five fastest-growing in the state with new homes priced from the low $400s.