Labor Day: Summer’s Last Hurrah!
Ah, Labor Day Weekend!
Can you believe Labor Day weekend is already here? We have lots of events to close out the summer, and they’re filled with food, fun and butterflies! With plenty of time and plenty to do, don’t let this Labor Day weekend get away from you!
Friday-Sunday, September 2-4
BUTTERFLIES IN FLIGHT
This satellite location of the Denver Botanic Gardens is a shelter for the colorful, fluttering insects that pollinate the 50 species of plants here. They’re fun to watch for kids and adults – and if you’re lucky, you might even spot some of those yellow and black monarch caterpillars!
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton
ARE YOU A PHISH FAN?
Phish is a U.S.-based band known for musical improvisation and blending genres. Even though the band has received little radio play and mainstream exposure, Phish has toured the world and sold more than 8-million albums. They blend everything from funk, progressive rock, psychedelic rock, folk, country, jazz, blues, bluegrass and pop. With three performances over three nights, you might just become a Phish fan! Check your usual concert outlets for tickets – you can get one or three-day passes!
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City
Doors Open: 6:00 p.m., Performances: 7:00 p.m.
Friday-Monday, September 2-5
CLOSE OUT SUMMER AT THE PINNACLE POOL
The pool at the Pinnacle closes after Labor Day, so if you haven’t quite had your fill of water fun, don your swim duds and get splashing!
2160 Fox Haven Dr., Castle Rock
10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 3
FARM-FRESH FRUITS AND VEGGIES!
The Farmers Market in downtown Castle Rock features booth after booth of fresh produce from local farms, dairy treats, dips and salsas, desserts, baked goods pastries, coffee, jellies, and much, much more! Stop by between 8:00 a.m. and noon.
Farmers Market, 414 Wilcox St., Castle Rock
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
STARLIGHT MOVIE SERIES!
With food trucks, a beer booth, music and a movie, bring the family for a night of film fun watching Goosebumps, “where horror meets humor!” Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets to sit on and you can bring your own food and drinks, but come early. The park fills up quickly, with overflow seating out on the sidewalk and street.
Festival Park, 2nd Street Between Wilcox and Perry Streets, Castle Rock
6:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Saturday-Monday, September 3-5
LABOR DAY LIFT OFF!
Start your morning off with a hot air balloon mass ascension of over 50 balloons by breakfast and drinks from local vendors. The Labor Day Lift Off activities will continue throughout the day with skydiving demonstrations, wakeboarding exhibitions, paddle boarding, live entertainment, and beer gardens. This weekend of visual events that closes with a hot air balloon glow at dusk.
Memorial Park, 1605 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs
Field Opens: 6:00 a.m.
TASTE OF COLORADO
Find unique arts and crafts, home and gift items, furniture, jewelry, imports, and more, in over 275 booths of the Arts and Crafts Marketplace. Plus, more than 50 of Coloradans’ favorite restaurants and food establishments will gather at the Festival, featuring small portions to full meals. Check out all the attractions, giveaways and musical performances here.
Civic Center Park, 511 16th Street, Denver
Fri. 11:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Sat./Sun. 10:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Mon. 10:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
FILL THE BOOT!
Please consider donating to help the Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department fill the boot for MDA. The money raised will send children with muscular dystrophy, a disease that weakens the musculoskeletal system, to a special camp for a week. This camp is a life-changing opportunity for these children and we are proud to be a part of this event! Come find us at many locations around Castle Rock as you enjoy the holiday weekend.
Locations All Around Castle Rock!
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
ROBOTS 3D IS AMAZING!
The next step for humanity may not be human, but humanoid! National Geographic invites you to discover the next frontier of exploration, where a new generation of awe-inspiring machines can work like us, play like us and even look like us! A little bit beyond R2D2, right? The dynamic IMAX film Robots 3D is a peek into a future of possibilities as scientists use innovative engineering and design to make cyber characters less robotic and more human!
Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver
11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $6 Children and Seniors; $7 Adults
RIOT FEST AND RODEO
Denver’s Riot Fest and Rodeo, a three-day festival that takes over the National Western Complex in Denver, is returning September 2. Packing over 80 bands on four stages in just one weekend, the annual festival focuses on the best of rock, punk, alternative and hip-hop music. Check out the daily schedule of performances here.
National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St, Denver
Tickets: 3-Day Pass Starts at $99.98
Nature Has a New Address: Crystal Valley
Crystal Valley is nestled in acres of open space just minutes from Castle Rock. The Valley lifestyle is incredible, and it can be yours, too! During the next few days, plan to visit the Richmond American Homes’ models. With both ranch and two-story plans, the perfect home is waiting for you in Crystal Valley! Priced from the $300s.
Have a great three-day weekend, everybody!