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Oktoberfest Celebrations This Weekend!

POSTED September 16, 2021

With Oktoberfest celebrations going on all over the Crystal Valley area this weekend, you can Chicken Dance to your heart’s content! Complete with Dachshund races, commemorative steins, live music and dancing, there’s even an Oktoberfest 5K where you can run in your lederhosen! Prost!

TODAY/TONIGHT, September 16

Tunes for Trails is winding down for the season, so come out to the park and celebrate the end of summer—and participate in a good cause! The Long Run Band is Colorado’s popular tribute to the Eagles, and you’ll be amazed how much they sound and look like the real thing! While the concert is free, donations are accepted for the Castle Rock Parks and Trails Foundation.

Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

Best known as a founding member, vocalist and songwriter of the GRAMMY® Award-winning Zac Brown Band, John Driskell Hopkins has his own band of talented musicians who return to the roots of rock and will be performing live on stage in Parker! 

Hopkin’s songwriting credits include Toes, It’s Not OK, and Sic Em On A Chicken, from the triple-platinum record The Foundation, as well as Nothing, I Play The Road, and Settle Me Down, from the platinum record, You Get What You Give.

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $49

Thursday-Saturday, September 16-18

Christopher Titus is the star and creator of the Fox show, Titus, and is known for telling jokes that he labels “hard funny.” He shows no mercy in his stand-up show, especially when it comes to his own life and family. You’ll go on a wild 90-minute ride that will leave you exhausted from laughing! 

Titus is currently performing his tenth and newest show, Zero Side Effects, in sold-out theaters across the country. Titus also wrote, directed and starred in a full-length film called Special Unit that won several film awards and has since been released in 68 countries.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:00 and 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$32
Phone: 720-274-6800

Friday, September 17

It’s dance fitness mania! You can try every fitness dance program you’ve ever heard of—and even some you haven’t! Zumba, Rebel Groove, Werq, Mixxed Fit, D2G Soca Fit, and more! Have a fun evening dancing, listening to music, and learning new routines. Proceeds benefit the Adaptive Recreation program, and free glow necklaces are provided at the entrance!

Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Register: $10

Dress up for an elegant evening of sampling some of the best California wines in a beautiful setting at Cherokee Castle. California has many diverse wine regions: Napa, Sonoma, Livermore, Central Coast, and Temecula. The warm days and cool nights give California wines a spectacular range. 

Wine experts will lead you through a tasting, accompanied by charcuterie appetizers. When the tasting is completed, you’ll enjoy a complimentary glass of your favorite wine and admire the centuries-old art and antiques of the castle. A cash bar will be available to purchase additional glasses of wine.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $52
Phone: 303-688-5555

Anyone who had kids in the early 2000s would know the voice anywhere: Bob the Builder is a classic—but did you know the voice belongs to a stand-up comedian? Greg Proops is a versatile comedic actor best known more recently for his unpredictable appearances on Whose Line is it Anyway? He also plays a recurring role as the art teacher Mr. Granger on ABC’s sitcom Schooled, and has voiced many memorable cartoon characters.

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $39

One of the best country singers ever, with a fan following that continues to this day, Patsy Cline’s memorable songs are brought beautifully back to life by Gail Bliss, who has the blessing of the Cline estate in her impersonation of Patsy. 

Bliss has performed the role of Patsy Cline in countless productions across North America since 1994. In this concert, her soaring vocals do justice to some of Cline’s most famous songs such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Back in Baby’s Arms, and more! Face coverings are strongly recommended, regardless of vaccination status. 

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $38-$52
Phone: 720-509-1000

Friday-Sunday, September 17-19

All weekend long, the beer will be flowing, the Bavarian dancers will be dancing, and the Dachshunds will be racing! Parker Oktoberfest is a traditional German experience with authentic food, drink and music. 

This year, there’s an all-new Oktoberfest for Kids—Kidtoberfest—on Sunday! Kids can enjoy a morning breakfast with Princesses, Plays & Happily Ever Afters, sing-alongs, German skits, pictures with their favorite characters, and much more.

O’Brien Park, 10795 Victorian Dr., Parker
Fri., 4:00 – 11:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 720-722-2150

Saturday, September 18

Get up bright and early, put on your lederhosen, and get ready to run the Oktoberfest 5K! Any age and ability is welcome to run the mixed sidewalk and gravel trail that makes up the course. After the race, there’s all you can eat pancakes, free beer, and a fun post-race party!

Town Center South, 9352 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Register: $35-$55

Shopping + dogs + beer = Barks and Brews! The fun pet-friendly shopping event is back at Outlets at Castle Rock. You don’t get many opportunities to bring your dog along on a shopping expedition, so make sure you don’t miss this one! Each $5 donation benefits the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley. Those who make a donation and are over the age of 21 will receive a choice of canned beer from Breckenridge Brewing.

Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Blvd., Castle Rock
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Donation: $5
Phone: 303-688-4495

Highlands Ranch’s Oktoberfest festival takes place after the morning’s 5K race has concluded. The whole family will love this German cultural event, with authentic food, music, and of course, beer! Live entertainment includes German music, rock music, games and rides for the kids, Dachshund races, and even a prize for the best-dressed Dachshund! Races begin at 3:30 p.m. sharp!

Town Center South, 9352 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch
1:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Information: FREE

It’s Oktoberfest in Castle Rock as well! With a large selection of Colorado’s finest breweries to sample, you’ll enjoy getting in the German spirit.

Food trucks serving authentic German fare and themed games for the kids will make this a great family day!

Wilcox Square, 500 Wilcox St., Castle Rock
1:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Information: FREE

Sunday, September 19

You’ll be holding your breath as this skilled juggler throws three knives into the air and re-catches them in this entertaining show. Reid Belsock is the Jerry Lewis of Juggling and uses physical comedy to create an image reminiscent of a 3D animated cartoon. His giant cartoonish body movement is absurd when he’s perched on top of a tall unicycle, spinning a trashcan lid on his head, all the while keeping the audience laughing with a voice that also sounds like that of a cartoon.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5
Phone: 720-509-1000

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