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Memorial Day Weekend Fun!

POSTED May 27, 2021

As the unofficial start of summer, this Memorial Day is sure to be the biggest and best ever! You don’t need to go far to find all kinds of fun in the sun! Close out the weekend celebration on Monday, when you can attend one of three different events to honor our fallen heroes.


Gather some friends and enjoy this relaxing backcountry hike that’s close to home! A nature guide will lead the way, pointing out local wildlife and wildflowers. You’ll be improving your health while enjoying the magnificent scenery! Babies or small toddlers in a hiking carrier are welcome. The hike is FREE but you need to register in advance.

Backcountry Wilderness Area, 6005 Ron King Trail, Highlands Ranch 
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Register: FREE
Phone: 303-471-7052

Kids and parents alike will compete with other families in everyone’s favorite game—BINGO! This kid-centric evening gives kids the chance to help out with number calling and also includes museum playtime! Each child receives a special prize whether they get bingo or not.

Play Street Museum, 9370 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite A-2, Highlands Ranch
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Reserve: $20 per child (includes one free adult)
Phone: 303-357-3024

Thursday-Saturday, May 27-29

There’s not much time left—the self-paced scavenger hunt in Castle Rock will be ending soon! If you haven’t done so yet, pick up your clue sheet from the Castle Rock Museum and then complete as many of the tasks on the sheet as you can to earn points. Return the completed sheet by June 4 for a chance to win some great prizes!

Castle Rock Museum, 420 Elbert St., Castle Rock
Museum Hours: Thurs./Fri., 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.; Sat., 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Information: FREE
Phone: 303-814-3164 

If you’re an NPR addict, you’ll appreciate the style of Jackie Kashian’s comedy—it’s like listening to a really racy episode of All Things Considered. She has also recorded episodes of This American Life with Ira Glass and has her own critically-acclaimed podcast, The Dork Forest, where she interviews anyone and everyone about what they LOVE to talk and think about. Kashian is also a co-host to a comedy podcast on the Nerdist Network called The Jackie and Laurie Show.

She’s opened for Brian Regan at Carnegie Hall and Maria Bamford at the Stanley Night Live in Estes Park, CO at the Stanley Hotel. She has performed her stand-up on Conan, as well as made appearances on HBO’S 2 Dope Queens and Comedy Central’s @Midnight.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri., 7:15 and 9:45 p.m.; Sat., 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $17-$25
Phone: 720-274-6800

Thursday-Sunday, May 27-30

Here’s a musical that looks as good as it sounds! You’ll watch five groovy gals come of age in 1960s England—with all the eye-popping fashion and psychedelic dances that accompany this exciting time. 

Of course, the music is also irresistible, with the infectious pop anthems and soulful songs we remember from this era. The lighthearted and energetic show will be loved by all ages!

Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Littleton
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $37-$52

Purchase a limited-time link for a backstage meeting of the original Broadway cast of the hit musical, Come From Away. This award-winning show is based on the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded airline passengers who were stuck in a small town in Newfoundland after the 9/11 attacks grounded air travel. 

The Broadway Cast Reunion Series gives you a chance to do what you may never have done before: visit “backstage” with the cast and hear personal, hilarious, unscripted stories and gossip – as the actors really let their hair down.

PACE Online
Tickets: $15

Thursday-Monday, May 27-31

The Castle Rock Outlets want to celebrate Memorial Day, so they’re giving away free red, white, and blue tie-dye kits! Just head over to the great stores at the Outlets and spend $150+ throughout the center for your gift.

Castle Rock Outlets, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd. Suite 437, Castle Rock
Thurs./Fri./Sat./Mon., 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Information: FREE with purchase

Saturday, May 29

Your young ballet dancer aged 3-5 will be enchanted by this princess-themed dance class! Rapunzel herself will be helping them learn and master various ballet moves. There’s also interactive story time, an obstacle course, and a chance to get autographs!

Castle Rock Recreation Center, 2301 N. Woodlands Blvd., Castle Rock
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Register: $25-$30
Phone: 303-660-1036

Possibly one of the most challenging aircraft to fly is the short takeoff and landing (STOL) planes, which use special equipment to help them land in off-airport landing areas. You’ll have a chance to talk with some pilots of these unique aircraft as well as see demonstrations.

You’ll even be able to get up close to the planes, including the Cessna Robertson, Aeronca Champ, Husky and more.

Exploration of Flight, 13005 Wings Way, Englewood
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $4-$10

Head over to the most fun outdoor party of the weekend! It will be an afternoon of live  bluegrass music, craft beer from local breweries, and even a bourbon seminar! Food trucks will be serving up mouthwatering bites, and the field will be filled with yard games. 

Bands that are performing include , Elle Michelle’s Grateful Holler, and The Wooks. This is a ticketed event with limited capacity, so get your tickets in advance!

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12-$40 (pre-registration required)

FREE pop-up concert in the park! The 101st Army Hot Seven Jazz Band is the most happening military band there is—ask anyone! Their repertoire features songs from the beginning of the jazz age, with hits from Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Jelly Roll Morton and many others.

This concert has limited space available, so you must pre-register in advance!

Central Park, 1365 Park Central Dr., Highlands Ranch
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
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Saturday-Sunday, May 29-30

The water park designed with families in mind, Pirates Cove has multiple pools and attractions to meet the needs of various ages and swimming abilities. Water features include a big leisure pool with interactive play structure, a six-lane lap pool with diving board, a 35-foot tower with three slides, a large lazy river, and a spray garden! Little ones will especially love the sand area for building castles! 

Pirates Cove Water Park, 1225 W. Belleview Ave., Littleton
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $9-$17
Phone: 303-762-2683

Sunday, May 30

Get up early for the best pickin’s! Parker hosts more than 100 vendors in this lively open-air space where you can buy fresh produce, fruits, flowers, herbs, baked goods, breads, meats, pastas, crafts, and more!

Break out your favorite veggie recipes and stock up on produce for a healthy summer.

Mainstreet and Victorian, Parker
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (or until sold out)
Cost: FREE

Not for the faint of heart, this comedy show comes with a hard R-rating. Thick Skin is an evening of no-holds-barred comedy, the way it’s meant to be. Anything goes in this raucous show where amateur and national touring comedians compete for cash prizes to be the funniest person in the room. However, while “good” comedians win prizes, “bad” comedians are roasted by the show’s host and a rotating cast of his comedian friends.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15
Phone: 720-274-6800

Monday, May 31

This quiet service gives attendees a chance to honor Douglas County veterans at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Castle Rock.

Bring a small flag or flower to leave behind as a token of your appreciation for their service.

Cedar Hill Cemetery, 880 E. Wolfensberger Rd., Castle Rock
10:00 a.m.
Information: FREE (Just Show Up)

Head out to Parker for an inspiring morning of patriotic songs performed by Parker Chorale, an F-16 fly-over, an Honor Guard ceremony with the reading of Veterans’ names, a 21-gun salute, and a solemn rendition of Taps as the flag is folded. 

Parker Cemetery, 10375 S. Parker Rd., Parker
10:00 a.m.
Information: FREE (Just Show Up)
Phone: 303 841-2405

The Highlands Ranch Veterans Monument is the setting for this Memorial Day service, and you are invited to arrive early and read the tiles prior to the event. There will not be seating available, so you should bring your own chair if you wish to sit. 

The event will honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and will also be broadcast live on the Highlands Ranch Metro District’s Facebook page for those who prefer to attend from a distance.

Highlands Ranch Veterans Monument, 9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Information: FREE (Just Show Up)

Memorial Day is Memorable in Crystal Valley!

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