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Scavenger and Easter Egg Hunts This Weekend!

POSTED March 25, 2021

The sun has promised to come out this weekend and shine on all the outdoor events in the Crystal Valley area! Kids and adults alike can take part in scavenger or Easter Egg hunts, loaded with lots of great prizes. The backcountry also beacons—with evening hikes in dry, mild temperatures!


Meet up with your online pals at this week’s virtual Happy Hour, featuring yummy cocktails you can make from gin! Spring and summer are “gin time,” so be ready for the change of season by learning how to make a Gin Buck, Bee’s Knees, White Lady, and French 75. Don’t forget to pick up all the ingredients you’ll need from the Happy Hour shopping list!

HRCA Livestream
6:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 303-791-4100

From Nickelodeon’s Funniest Mom in America to a founding member of the critically-acclaimed S.E.L.L.O.U.T. Comedy Tour to a comedic powerhouse, this exciting evening of LIVE in-person comedy is a triple threat, with THREE outstanding comics doing full sets!

See why everyone’s talking about this hilarious show, featuring Stephanie McHugh, Louis Johnson, and Bryan Kellen. The show is live (in-person) with masks and social distancing required.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $14
Phone: 720-274-6800

Thursday-Sunday, March 25-28

Get out and about and win some prizes! Parker’s local businesses are having a spring scavenger hunt! Just follow the clues you’ll find when you sign up online, and you might find an egg that holds a prize. 

Don’t miss out on your chance to win free summer camp, a free month of classes, free private coaching sessions, free cheer or ninja birthday party, local business discounts, cash, and more!

Momentum Athletic Center Online and locations throughout Parker
Information: FREE

In addition to their popular kids’ Easter Scavenger Hunt, the Outlets at Castle Rock will be giving adults a chance to look for Easter Eggs—with prizes! The kids’ scavenger hunt can be played any time the shops are open. Just stop by Customer Service to pick up a FREE scavenger hunt card and keep your eyes open for six Easter friends on storefront windows. When you turn in your completed card, you’ll receive special gifts from Cinnabon and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Café.

The Golden Egg Contest is held Monday through Friday only, with eggs hidden all around the center. Each egg contains a prize ranging from $10-$50+! Eggs will be hidden throughout the day, not just in the morning!

Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Information: FREE
Phone: 303-688-4495

Are your kids begging you for a chance to get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny? Let them get dressed up in their Easter best and head over to Park Meadows! Make sure you reserve a space in advance.

Park Meadows, 8401 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Sun., 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Reserve: Photo packages start at $34.99
Phone: 303-792-2533

Friday, March 26

Kids will love learning how to prepare a fun internationally-inspired dinner while you get some alone time! This Asian-themed dinner is full of kid-friendly items they’ll learn how to make—and also enjoy eating!

The menu includes Fried Rice, Baked Cream Cheese Wontons, and Baked Chinese Doughnuts for dessert! This event is for ages 5-12.

Flour Power Cooking Studio
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Register: $39

You’ve got to see Ben Roy in person to appreciate his energetic and hilarious rants—luckily, you can! This popular comedian was scheduled to record his fourth live stand-up album last spring when everything shut down. Now he’s back, and ready to record THIS WEEKEND at Comedy Works!

Come out to see a great show and be a part of the audience soundtrack! Roy started out in Denver and has moved on to perform at many comedy festivals. He’s been featured on HBO’s Funny as Hell series, as well as on Comedy Central’s Adam DeVine’s House Party, Corporate, @midnight, and This Is Not Happening.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $22
Phone: 720-274-6800

Saturday, March 27

Silent and smooth-flying, gliders are the most graceful members of the aircraft family. Enjoy watching them in action, and then you’ll have the opportunity to talk with pilots and see their gliders up close.

This is a great learning experience for kids! 

Exploration of Flight, Centennial Airport, 13005 Wings Way, Englewood
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $4-$10
Phone: 303-360-5360 ext.160

If you only associate turkeys with Thanksgiving, you’ve got to come out to the backcountry and see a different side of them! 

Spring is a great time to watch these amusing birds as they forage and roam the woods. Did you know turkeys are very social and curious animals? Let a naturalist tell you more about them as you (hopefully) spot a flock of them to watch!

Backcountry Wilderness Area, 6005 Ron King Trail, Highlands Ranch 
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Register: $7-$10
Phone: 303-471-7052

Everyone’s favorite jazz and swing band is back, with an IRL concert to celebrate spring! Hazel Miller is an authentic talent whose love for the blues, jazz, and popular music is evident. Her powerful delivery on classics as well as original songs always rocks the house!

If you would rather not attend the in-person performance, there’s also a live-streaming option. Either way, don’t miss out on this delightful concert!

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$39
Phone: 303-805-6800

Sunday, March 28

Move beyond the pages of Beatrix Potter’s classic tales about Peter Rabbit to an interactive event that lets you walk through Peter Rabbit’s world! You’ll meet the beloved characters from the story, participate in an egg hunt, take a walk through Mr. McGregor’s market, and take away some crafts and treats for more fun at home.

After you register online, you’ll be emailed your exact entry time. You should plan on 30-40 minutes to enjoy this event.

Douglas County Libraries, 20105 East Mainstreet, Parker
Timed-entry slots: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Register: $10-$15
Phone: 303-791-7323

An old-fashioned outdoor Easter Egg Hunt is even more fun when it’s on a farm! When you register, your kids will be given a half-hour time slot and they’ll hunt in age-based groups of no more than six kids, so all social distancing will be observed.

When they’re done with the Easter Egg Hunt, they can meet some chickens, sheep, and a miniature horse!

Sky View Farm, 1705 Outer Marker Rd., Castle Rock
Timed entry slots: 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Register: $15
Phone: 310-844-2627

You’ll be amazed how much light the full moon gives off when you leave the flashlight behind and your eyes have a chance to adjust to the darkness. This fun hike with a naturalist is appropriate for adults and children ages 7 and older. Get the scoop on which animals see best in the darkness versus the daylight, and how nocturnal animals hunt and get around in the dark.

Backcountry Wilderness Area, 6005 Ron King Trail, Highlands Ranch 
7:30-9:00 p.m.
Register: $7-$10
Phone: 303-471-7052

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