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Join the Weekend Fun!

POSTED July 27, 2017

Join the weekend fun at events like the annual cattle drive through downtown Castle Rock, the county fair parade, a model audition and plenty of live music! Don’t miss the longhorn steers – you can’t run with the bulls like they do in Pamplona Spain, but it’s still a herd full of fun!


In the 16th century, Spain was the most powerful country in Europe. How did Spain go from holding the equivalent of $1.5 trillion (U.S. dollars) to now being one of the most economically stricken European countries struggling with overwhelming debt? Join Active Minds as they explore the roots and legacy of the Spanish Empire and how this important country fits into the regional and global puzzle today.
Castle Rock Senior Center, 2323 Woodlands Blvd., Castle Rock

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-688-9498

These men came together in the 80s and have used their special blend of dance music, costume changes, choreography and humor to keep multiple generations of fans coming back for their high-energy interactive rock and roll show. The Nacho Men do it all: street corner a capella and sounds from the 1950s through the 1980s. They’ve opened for The Doobie Brothers, The Temptations, Little Richard and Chuck Berry, and now they’re here!

Discovery Park, Mainstreet and Pine Dr., Parker
6:00 p.m.

Friday, July 28

This band practice event is open to all ages and part of the Summer Reading Program. The organizers will start with musicians learning to play their instruments in unison, then it’s music time when kids will join in to play, sing and have a tunefully good time! Register here.

Castle Rock Library/CR Bank Room, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
11:00-11:45 a.m.

Castle Rock’s Western Heritage Welcome weekend begins with a longhorn steer drive from the beautiful landmark, Rock Park, and heads south through historic downtown. The event pays homage to Castle Rock’s rich western history, as well as, kicks off the 99th Douglas County Fair and Rodeo which begins next weekend. Join the hundreds of people who line up along Perry Street for a glimpse of cowboys, longhorns and their calves, and authentic chuck wagons ready to give any hungry attendees a taste of the Old West with slow-cooked, wood-fire prepared foods, with a sanctioned Chuck Wagon Cook-Off, cowboy cocktails and a country music concert. The Western Heritage Welcome steer drive will follow a route along Perry Street.

Western Heritage Welcome Route – along Perry Street
6:00-9:00 p.m.

Enjoy a night filled with dancing and great live music at the second show of Outlets at Castle Rock’s annual Rock Your Summer free concert series. Get down country style, as the outlets welcome one of Colorado’s finest cover bands, The Country Music Project. This seven-piece group plays a wide variety of classic and modern country music – from George Jones and George Strait to Sugarland, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban and Brad Paisley.

Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Chris Isaak is a singer/songwriter who defies easy description. At 61, he’s also had bit parts on TV series, hosted his own talk show for three years, and had cameo roles in lots of films and one major role in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. Isaak’s turned out 15 albums and is best known for his hits Wicked Game, Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing and Somebody’s Crying. His soulful voice displays an incredible range with a signature 1950s rock and roll style and crooner sound. Join fans of this multi-talented artist who is often compared to Elvis Presley and Ricky Nelson.
Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $42-$52

Saturday, July 29

Don’t miss the charm of an old-fashioned county fair parade in downtown Castle Rock, brought to you by the Castle Rock Chamber in partnership with the Town of Castle Rock. The parade starts on the south end of downtown, followed by breakfast at the Castle Rock Fire Department at 300 N. Perry Street, served up by the Douglas County High School Huskies with proceeds to benefit the DC Quarterback Club.

Douglas County Fair Parade,
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (breakfast from 9:00-11:00 a.m.)

Following the Douglas County Fair Parade, join a few hundred of your neighbors and friends for more activities and fun at the Boots and Brews! It’s a festival in the park with food trucks, live music and beer. Seating is in the grass at the park and families are welcome to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets, plus food, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. Don’t forget to wear your cowboy boots!

On the lawn, 305 Wilcox St.
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 
Phone: 303-688-7488

Wild Africa takes audiences on a spectacular journey across, over, and through the magical realms of the wildest continent on earth. Water, the interconnecting force of this enchanted kingdom, serves as a guide, shaping wild Africa and conjuring up life wherever it travels. Journey with the water above the plains on seasonal winds, cascading along raging rivers or sheltering coral cities. Audiences will be plunged into fantastic places and meet amazing creatures, to discover the fascinating secrets of this incredible world. It’s an adventure where you will truly believe the real world is more extraordinary and awe-inspiring than any fiction.

CU South Denver, 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree
10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$17
Phone: 303-315-9444

The Outlets at Colorado invite you to show up in your model-best to compete in the Rock Your Runway Model Search Contest at the Outlets at Castle Rock, and get entered to win a Google Chromebook! These live auditions will be held at Outlets at Castle Rock with registration at 10:00 a.m. and the competition beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Model Search organizers are looking for models to appear in television segments in the Denver, Colorado Springs, Vail and Wyoming areas, representing all three Outlet locations.

Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Register Here

Introduce your young buckaroos ages 3 to 6 to rodeo thrills like barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying and more – on a stick horse! Register here for one of these 20-minute mini-rodeos.

Parker Library/Event Hall, 20105 E. Mainstreet, Parker
5:50-6:10 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

joinCreedence Clearwater Revival is an American rock band formed in the 1960s with lead vocalist John Fogerty, his brother Tom Fogerty, Stu Cook and Doug Clifford. The band’s musical style encompassed the roots rock, swamp rock and blues rock genres, with lyrics about bayous, catfish and the Mississippi River. They were a politically and socially-conscious group and performed at the famed 1969 Woodstock Festival. Expect to hear some of their number one hits including Have You Ever Seen the Rain, Bad Moon Rising, Born on the Bayou, Lookin’ Out My Back Door, Run Through the Jungle and Down on the Corner.

Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton
7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $28-$38

Sunday, July 30

Once obscure, adult coloring activity has reached new levels of popularity with its potential to reduce anxiety, create focus and bring about more mindfulness. Take a couple of hours this weekend to join the coloring community for conversation, snacks and coloring and improve your mental health!

Castle Pines Library/CPN Master Association Hall, 300 Village Square Ln., Castle Pines
2:00-4:00 p.m.

<h2Tuesday, August 1

Families are invited to drop in and try out some fun, fascinating, challenging and creative activities! Take your pick from sewing, felting, board games, leatherwork, podcasting, drawing, crocheting, card games, science brain-teasers, technology and more!

Roxborough Library, 8357 N. Rampart Range Rd., #200, Littleton
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday August 2

With his stripped-down approach to traditional honky tonk and Bakersfield country, Dwight Yoakam helped return country music to its roots in the late 1980s. His influences have included Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and Hank Williams and on each of his records, he twists the form a bit and has enjoyed a string of top ten hits including, Little Sister, Little Ways, Please, Please Baby and Always Late with Your Kisses.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs

Tickets: $48-$58

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