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It’s Officially Fall in Castle Rock!

POSTED September 23, 2021

The leaves are changing and the elk are bugling—that means autumn is here! Take a trip to the backcountry to get up close and personal with the elk or stay in town and enjoy one of several family-friendly concerts or shows. 

TODAY/TONIGHT, September 23

One of the most interesting and least talked about destinations may be Peru—if you want to know the real story about this historically fascinating region, check out this FREE discussion about some of the insider stories in this country.

Learn about the unique man-made Uros Islands, Arequipa, and the surrounding region. The indigenous people there pre-date the Incan Empire! This presentation visits the  Colca Canyon where the condors soar on currents of warm air.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
1:30 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 720-509-1000

There’s not a more beautiful place to get up close and personal with the unique language of the elks than at a castle out in the countryside! You’ll get a panoramic view of the dazzling fall colors as you learn about the mating rituals of the magnificent elk. 

Bring a picnic dinner if you like, and you can purchase beer, wine, and soft drinks on site. Be prepared for some chillier weather out on the terrace! A tour of the castle will also be provided.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $40
Phone: 303-688-5555

Thursday-Saturday, September 23-25

The host of the weekly Facebook show, To Be Honest, is appearing in a live standup show, following his sold-out, nationwide comedy tour, The Drunk and Alone Tour.

Matt Bellassai is a comedian, writer and social media personality who won the People’s Choice Award for “Social Media Star” and attended the American Music Awards as their official social media correspondent, covering both the carpet and live show. 

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:15 and 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$50
Phone: 720-274-6800

Friday, September 24

Enjoy the cooler autumn weather on a wonderful afternoon Wine Walk in Parker! Stroll the charming downtown streets of Old Town Parker along the wine walk map that shows you where you can stop at various stations and receive 10 one-ounce tastes. Invite some friends along or make some new ones!

Downtown Parker, Mainstreet and Pikes Peak Dr., Parker
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$25

In an important move to raise awareness for mental health and suicide, the Castle Rock Police Department is inviting the community to talk about mental health in its second annual Rally of Hope event. Come out to Festival Park where more than a dozen Colorado-based mental health providers will be available to answer questions and provide information and resources. In addition, there will be multiple food trucks, sidewalk chalk for kids and a number of licensed therapy animals, including dogs and mini horses.

Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Information: FREE

John Novosad

This evening of laughs will benefit Homeless Veterans and the Children’s Organ Transplant Association, but the comedy showcase is for everyone 18 and older! The evening will feature performances by Jacob Rupp, Eddie from New York, Lisa Lane, John Novosad, and Nancy Norton. 

Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch
6:45 – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25

Jonathan Butler is an an acclaimed guitarist and vocalist from South Africa, best known for his crossover blend of R&B, pop-jazz fusion, and worship music. When he performs, he pours his heart and soul into every moment. His gritty but beautiful voice transports listeners to deeper realms, both emotionally and spiritually.

Butler’s latest album, Close to You, highlights the kind of music that was popular in the 1970s and was inspired by the songbook of Hal David and Burt Bacharach. “The unique talent of Butler is that he is equally at home as an R&B crooner as well as a guitar extraordinaire with his sweet yet stylistic instrumentals” ( 

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$50
Phone: 720-509-1000

Friday-Saturday, September 25-26

 For kids (and parents!) who have always wanted to know exactly what the world of an archaeologist is like, here’s your chance to find out! Dig in (literally!) and find out what’s right underneath your feet! 

Using Charlotte Guillain’s The Street Beneath MY Feet as a starting point, this class for 2-4 year olds, as well as their parents and siblings, explores the fascinating world underneath our daily lives. One registration includes the entire family!

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Tickets: $15-$17 per family
Phone: 303-805-6800

Head out to the reserved areas of the Backcountry Wilderness Area with a naturalist who can point out wildlife in their natural habitat and explore part of the property otherwise not accessible to the public.  It’s prime elk bugling season, and you’re sure to observe the unique sounds of this mating ritual.

Backcountry Wilderness Area, 6005 Ron King Trail, Highlands Ranch
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Register: $7-$10, Friday or Saturday

Castle Rock’s old-fashioned drive-in movie is back for the weekend! Friday’s feature film is Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom—if you’ve never seen it on the big screen, you’re in for a treat! On Saturday, the main feature is Pixar’s tender and funny Up, featuring the late Ed Asner in one of his most beloved roles. Due to limited capacity, advanced registration is required.

Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Register: $10
Phone: 720-724-2010

Saturday, September 25

If you are in need of an uplifting evening, you won’t want to miss Mat and Savanna Shaw, a daddy-daughter duo from Utah that rose to prominence during the COVID-19 quarantine. Savanna was a shy teenager who wanted to post a song on social media but was too nervous to sing it by herself, so she asked her dad to join her in singing The Prayer.

The video and many more after it went viral, resulting in a worldwide following of over half a million YouTube subscribers, and their first album Picture This debuted at #1 on the iTunes Pop Chart. They have since taken the #1 spot on multiple Billboard music charts. Their uplifting song choices and harmonies have inspired people all over the world—don’t miss your chance to see this hope-filled duo in person!

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $39

Saturday-Sunday, September 25-26

Local artisans have lovingly created the wares on display at the annual Fall Craft Show. The two-day show is a juried art show which puts artists through a rigorous process to determine their eligibility to participate. The result is the highest quality of product, including uniqueness, craftsmanship, booth display and pricing. 

You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the level of creativity in the work! Items exhibited and for sale include jewelry, bath products, pottery, wooden crafts, floral arrangements, wreaths, precious baby and children’s articles, fused class, hand-knit scarves, shawls, and a multitude of other objects of art and apparel.

Eastridge Recreation Center, 9568 University Blvd., Highlands Ranch
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: Free Admission

Sunday, September 26

Get Tangled up in a real live castle! Rapunzel and Flynn will be on site for an enchanted afternoon of singing, dancing, and storytelling. You’ll get to enjoy delicious snacks and beverages with a photo opportunity with the princess herself! Since this is a child-oriented event, castle tours will not be conducted. Space is limited and goes quickly!

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $39.50 per person
Phone: 303-688-5555

Everyone’s favorite volunteer musician concert band is back! The Denver Concert Band is performing joyful tunes and classic selections for their 2021-2022 season, including music from The King and I and Italian folk songs. The DCB is made up of 90 volunteer musicians whose mission is to educate people from kindergarten to those who are kids at heart about band instruments and music. The DCB has performed in Europe and at several music conventions as well as neighboring states.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5-$23
Phone: 720-509-1000

Fall is in the Air, in Crystal Valley

No matter what the season, 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!

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