Looking Forward to Summer 2021!
It’s been so long since we’ve had events to look forward to that we almost forget how to do it! But this summer looks like we’ll be able to plan for events with relative certainty they will happen. The catch? Everyone wants to get out there and see that concert or go to that festival—so it’s imperative to make plans well in advance. Here are a few exciting activities happening throughout the summer that will require action NOW!
Festivals Sure to Sell-Out
In the Before Times (before COVID19), you could find out about a summer festival happening this weekend and make a last-minute decision to go. This summer, with high demand and limited capacity, you’ll need to purchase tickets well in advance for these popular outdoor festivals!
Castle Rock’s Summer Concert Series is back! The Amphitheater in Philip S. Miller Park is one of the best places to watch live concerts with friends and neighbors. With a great lineup of world-famous artists, including 38 Special (June 19), country-music sensation Parmalee (July 10), and Summer Jam featuring Sublime with Rome (August 21), these tickets will be gone in no time. Tickets are $45-$65, depending on date and seat location.
Highlands Ranch will be hosting Music at the Mansion on select Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July, starting at only $5 per ticket! The Highlands Ranch Mansion is a perfect backdrop to relax and enjoy a wide variety of bands performing pop, soul, and blues music. There’s even a cover band paying tribute to Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks! Get your tickets now and enjoy later!
Here’s a fantastic family-friendly festival you won’t want to miss—the Lavender Festival on July 17 at Denver Botanic Gardens’ Chatfield Farms location in Littleton. Tickets are just $7 – $13 and include a full day of fun out on the farm. With more than 2,000 lavender plants as the colorful backdrop, there will be live music, barrel train rides for the kids, hayride tours for the whole family, and all kinds of demonstrations and information about lavender!
Neighborhood Theatre and Events
We’ve all been waiting so long for live theatre…and now the talented PACE Center players will be presenting an apt musical comedy for the times—Little Shop of Horrors! Performances for this wacky sci-fi smash musical begin on June 25 and run through July 18. With the pent-up demand for in-person theatre, purchasing tickets well in advance is a must!
For a special summer reunion with friends or family, Chatfield Farms is offering Dining on the Farm on select dates between June 24 and September 29. Gather a group of 4-8 people and you’ll be seated at your own table for a splendid al fresco dinner on a historical homestead in the foothills of the Rockies! Price is $150 per person and tickets must be purchased in advance.
Sinatra’s Hot Summer Soiree at Cherokee Castle will transport you back to a time when Ol’ Blue Eyes sang on the Vegas Strip or at a poolside cocktail party with the Rat Pack. On July 16, the most authentic Sinatra impersonator you’ve ever seen will croon the evening away on a covered pavilion! This sizzling musical evening of nostalgia always sells out! Tickets are $70.
Summer camps notoriously fill up early, but this year, offerings were scant back in March, and who wanted to sign up for something then? The result: there are still some availabilities out there for summer camps!
An adventurous day camp for teens and tweens in Castle Rock, The Great Outdoors currently has openings for campers starting on July 26 and waitlists with possibilities of spots opening up beginning on June 7. Camp takes place in the Philip S. Miller Park with activities including zip lines, adventure tower, mountain biking, hiking, and swimming. Cost is $299/week.
Kids ages 3-12 will love HRCA Summer Day Camp, with weekly themes including Superhero Week, Feeding Frenzy Week, Hollywood Week, Down on The Farm Week, Carnival Craze Week, and many more! Camp costs $200-$325/week, and there are some openings for the 3-4 age group as well as the 9-12 age group. And with the loosening of restrictions, new spots may open in the full classes, so get on that waitlist!
Your young performing artists can take a class onstage at a Parker Arts Summer Camp. There’s even a full production of Guys and Dolls they can participate in! PACE offers a wide variety of classes and camps in acting (including Shakespeare), dance, cartooning, science, tech, and more. Different camps are offered for kids aged pre-K to 18, but don’t wait to sign up!
Looking Forward to Summer in Crystal Valley
The master-planned community of Crystal Valley is a great place to spend the summer! Check out the beautiful new homes from D.R. Horton, Richmond American Homes, and Kauffman Homes, and Century Communities, priced from the $300s, as well as the bevy of dining, shopping, recreation and entertainment options within minutes of your front door!