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Live Fireworks Displays Near Crystal Valley!

POSTED July 2, 2020

The Crystal Valley area is one of the very few locations in Colorado that will be offering not only one, but THREE, fireworks displays this year! Set up to be viewed live—from your backyard, at a prime location from inside your car, or even from downtown Castle Rock—you can experience the thrill that others will be watching online. Or if you’d rather stay in, you can catch all three shows simultaneously from Douglas County’s live-streaming website!


Stretch your muscles and your mind with this weekly online yoga session, perfect for all ages and experience levels. In-person classes are on hold, but yoga teacher Sharon Oliver will be leading a morning practice online that combines yoga poses with mindfulness meditations to refresh and restore. This weekly class offers an inclusive, relaxed yoga environment. Drop in whenever your busy life allows—and bring your yoga mat!

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 8817 University Blvd., Highlands Ranch
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Cost: Suggested Donation $10
Email Renae at to register

A new drive-in cinema has “popped up” in Lone Tree! Cinema Pop-Ups bring the classic nostalgia of a drive-in movie theater to Park Meadows! Each night, a different movie is shown in this timeless outdoor theater setting, brought into the 21st-century with the latest technology and stunning visuals.

Tonight watch the hugely entertaining The Lego Movie, featuring the comic genius of Will Farrell and all your favorite Lego mini-figures! Treat the entire family to this rollicking tongue-in-cheek adventure!

Brookfield Park Meadows, 8401 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree
9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25/vehicle

Friday, July 3

Castle Rock’s First Friday celebrations are back, with the first of many outdoor live concerts in Festival Park! You can hang out in the park with social distancing guidelines in place, enjoying live music, food trucks, and kids’ activities. Join a 5K After 5-themed race at 5:30 p.m. if you’re feeling extra energetic!

Tonight’s concert features a high-energy interactive group of musicians from Howl at the Moon. They’ll lead the crowd in a fun round of Dueling Pianos and encourage you to belt out your favorite tunes. There will also be crafts for the kids to take home as well as  yard games. Friday fun for the entire family!

Festival Park, Downtown Castle Rock
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

What could be a more perfect way to enjoy the beauty of Colorado than by being out in nature as the summer sun sets behind the mountains just as the full moon is rising over Raccoon Knob on Cherokee Mountain. This guided hike in the backcountry adjacent to Cherokee Ranch is considered a moderate hike—participants should be physically fit and over 10 years in age. 

Wear good hiking shoes and bring a headlamp or flashlight. In addition to the stunning vistas, you’ll also hear tales of the rich history of the area and listen to animals as they settle in for the night.

Cherokee Ranch HQ, 5036 S. Hwy. 85, Sedalia
7:00 –  9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20
Phone: 303-688-5555

PACE Center’s weekly Drive-In Event brings you a bunch of highly talented singers this week! These National Acappella Champions will entertain the entire family with a show that features comedy, choreography and incredible vocals on tunes from the 1950’s to the present. 

The “Allstars” have been named the official anthem singers of the Denver Broncos and are celebrating their 29th year as one of Colorado’s top shelf acts. Featuring chart toppers such as I’m Only Human and Usher’s Without You, this vocal group performs a range of top 40 pop tunes that span the decades. Don’t miss them as they sing right outside your car, with the sound coming through on your FM radio!

PACE Center Parking Lot, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
8:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $30 per vehicle
Phone: 303-805-6800

Tonight’s Cinema Pop-Up Drive-In feature is the 2014 remake of Godzilla, a surprising critical and audience hit! Common Sense Media says “This is both thrilling and broodier than you might expect for this kind of a movie.” Seriously, can you think of a better movie to enjoy at the drive-in?

Cinema Pop-Ups, Brookfield Park Meadows, 8401 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree
9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25/vehicle

Friday-Saturday, July 3-4

It will be a night full of adrenaline for kids ages 8 and older as they experience the trampoline park as a crazy jumping dance club! Lasers, music, and black lights shine off their glowing gear and swag in a one-of-a-kind after dark experience. 

Attendees are required to wear Sky Socks and a Sky Zone GLOW Shirt (sold separately). A waiver is required for each participant and spectator.

Sky Zone, 9851 S. Parker Rd., Parker
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Register: $24
Phone: 720-214-2000

Saturday, July 4

The HRCA Independence Day 5K is still on—with a few alterations. Instead of an in-person race, this will be a Virtual run, where you choose your own space to run the race within a two-week window, and then upload your results. You’ll still receive a race t-shirt, custom bib and custom finisher certificate. If you previously signed up, you’ll have the option to stay in the race and be credited the difference in registration prices or opt-out of the virtual race and be credited accordingly.

HRCA Virtual Independence Day Walk/Run
Anytime/Anywhere Within 2 week window
Register: $5-$20

Catch the 6202 Band playing some great LIVE rock music before the fireworks begin! There will be plenty of room for social distancing in the parking lot at Red Hawk Ridge, so bring the family and some refreshments, and get ready to dance!

Red Hawk Golf Course, 2156 Red Hawk Ridge Dr. Castle Rock
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

This underrated recent Spielberg movie is everything you would expect from the master director: a great story, lots of action, and a sci-fi futuristic premise. The year is 2045 and the planet is on the verge of collapse, but a popular virtual-reality universe called OASIS seems prepared to save the day—or is it? Ready Player One will have you on the edge of your car seat!

Cinema Pop-Ups, Brookfield Park Meadows, 8401 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree
9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25/vehicle

You can choose between three sensational fireworks displays this year—or watch them all online! Whichever display you choose to watch—Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch or Parker—be sure to watch from a social distance. You can drive to recommended locations posted on the Douglas County website and watch from your car, watch from your own neighborhood, or see the simultaneous stream of all three online.

Castle Rock’s show will be visible along the I-25 corridor and from Downtown Castle Rock, including the Town’s breweries. Highlands Ranch fireworks will launch from Mountain Vista High School but the high school property and streets in the area will be closed to discourage on-site viewing, and Parker’s fireworks will be launched from near the Pinery. If Stage 2 fire restrictions are in place on July 4th, the event will be canceled.

9:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Information: FREE

Sunday, July 5

Wind down after a big weekend with a quiet morning perusing the fresh produce at the downtown Parker Farmers’ Market! More than just local fruits and vegetables from area growers and Western Slope farmers, you can also find homemade baked goods, unique craft items, and all kinds of jams and jellies. Dozens of vendors will be at this vibrant market, with tents and tables spaced out to accommodate social distancing.

19565 Mainstreet, Parker
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

This science fiction action film starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt will take you on a mind-boggling time-loop of a movie where Cruise’s character is taken back through history just to the point of death, in many different time periods and scenarios. Edge of Tomorrow is a compelling thriller that will keep you riveted to the very end.

Cinema Pop-Ups, Brookfield Park Meadows, 8401 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree
9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25/vehicle

Fourth of July Weekend in 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, Century Communities, Kauffman Homes, and Richmond American Homes, it’s easy to picture yourself in your own new home, priced from the $300s.


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