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Street Party and Car Show This Weekend!

POSTED June 13, 2024

Yoga in the Park and Fitness Fridays are back! This is the season of outdoor exercise, outdoor concerts and outdoor enjoyment! Enjoy the big Car Show extravaganza this Father’s Day weekend, or take in the comedy of Ben Roy, Jay Mohr, or golfing and hiking – in and around Castle Rock, near the master-planned community of Crystal Valley!

TODAY/TONIGHT: Thursday, June 13

Ben Roy’s first streaming comedy special Hyena!, was recorded at Comedy Works and is now on 800 Pound Gorilla Media. If you aren’t familiar with Ben Roy, he’s been taking comedy audiences by storm since 2004, bringing an unparalleled energy and unique voice to the stage. Often compared to Lewis Black or Bill Hicks due to his passionate, ranting approach, Roy has a style that is definitively his own. 

Roy cut his comedic teeth here in Denver at Comedy Works. Since then, he has been selected to perform at many comedy festivals and has been featured on HBO’s Funny as Hell series; as well as on the Comedy Central shows Adam DeVine’s House PartyCorporate@midnight, and This Is Not Happening. Ben has released three stand-up comedy albums and was listed as one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch in 2015.

Along with fellow Denver Comedians Adam Cayton-Holland and Andrew Orvedahl (who collectively perform as The Grawlix), Ben, wrote and starred in TruTV’s original comedy series Those Who Can’t, which ran for three seasons and can now be streamed on HBO Max. In addition to stand-up comedy, Roy is a prolific musician, currently the lead singer of SPELLS.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
7:30 & 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $14
Phone: 720-274-6800

Friday, June 14

Fitness Fridays are for everyone! Open to all fitness levels, this series offers a variety of formats taught by our amazing fitness staff! Bring your whole family. Fitness Fridays’ classes are free and registration is not required. This Friday’s focus: Strength Cardio Mix.

Philip S. Miller Amphitheater, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
8:00 a.m.

The annual Father’s Day weekend tradition in Castle Rock is the 2024 Street Party & Concert and the kickoff concert to the Classic Rock Cruise-In Car Show happens Friday night. On Saturday, check out 300 classic cars — 50 of which belong to the members of the Vintage Car Club of Castle Rock — on display for the ogling and admiring! 

Come join the Father’s Day weekend celebration with live entertainment, beverages, food trucks and family activities!

Wilcox Square, Wilcox St. between Third & Fourth St., Castle Rock
6:00 p.m.

Friday-Saturday, June 14-15

Comedian, actor, radio host and best-selling author, Jay Mohr has been performing stand-up comedy for over three decades. Never wanting to rest on his accomplishments, Jay has always pushed himself to be more than just a comic. After working on Saturday Night Live for two years, Mohr went on to star in movies and make TV appearances. Jay has appeared in over 25 films such as Jerry MaguirePicture PerfectPay it Forward and Are We There Yet?. He has also guest- starred in over 50 different television dramas and comedy series episodes, including his ground-breaking series that aired for two seasons on CBS called Gary Unmarried, as well as Law and Order: Criminal Intent and Suburgatory. Comedy Central honored Mohr by naming him one of the “100 Greatest Stand-Up Comics of All Time.”

Additionally, Mohr wrote a best-selling book, Gasping for Airtime, about his experience on SNL, and followed that success up with his hilarious book, No Wonder My Parents Drank, which describes in funny detail the pros and cons of parenthood. 

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Fri./Sat., 7:15 p.m. & Sat., 9:45
Tickets: $31
Phone: 720-274-6800

Saturday, June 15

hike-6429307-3382393Hike with Dad on his annual day of tribute while interpreting the beautiful landscape of Cherokee Ranch. The hike goes over Raccoon Knob and Cherokee Mountain and participants will learn how to interpret the sedimentary layers and decode the past. Whoop-whoop! Massive floods, deadly volcanic eruptions, and the flood plain of an ancient river containing trees are just some of the amazing geology. This is a moderate hike of approximately 2.5 miles and typically follows primitive trails with limited elevation gains. There may be some steep off-trail hiking so suitable for most people in good physical condition. 

Reservations include access to Cherokee Land for the hike and participants must be 12 years or older. Please bring sunscreen, a water bottle and come in proper hiking attire, including closed-toe shoes or boots – with long pants recommended. Feel free to bring camping stools or blankets for use during stopping points on the hike for historical discussions. Reservations are required and non-refundable.

Cherokee Ranch and Castle Parking Lot, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
9:00-11:30 a.m.
Reservations: $39.50

Tee off with your dad at Outlets at Castle Rock! Perfect your swing and have fun with Dryvebox Denver’s FREE golf simulator in the Courtyard. Treat Dad to a day filled with fun, competition, and plenty of bonding time on the virtual fairway. Event Highlights:

  • Friendly Competition: Challenge Dad to a friendly game or team up for some father-child rivalry. With a variety of courses to choose from, including world-renowned championship layouts, every swing will feel like a new adventure. The three golfers who make it closest to the pin will receive a $100 gift card to Outlets at Castle Rock!
  • Live Music: Enjoy live music performances throughout the day, adding to the festive atmosphere and providing the perfect backdrop for your Father’s Day celebration.
  • Arts and Crafts for Kids: Keep the little ones entertained at our creation station, where they can design their very own golf ball for Dad or color a masterpiece.
  • Food and Drinks: Indulge in delicious food and refreshing drinks available for purchase from food trucks and on-site dining options.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to create lasting memories with Dad. Whether you’re a father, grandfather, son, or daughter, this event is the perfect way to show your appreciation and spend quality time together.

Outlets at Castle Rock4th Street Courtyard, Castle Rock
12:00-4:00 p.m.

In 1954, Tweet Kimball purchased Charlford Castle and the adjacent homesteads to form Cherokee Ranch in Sedalia, Colorado. Over the next 45 years, she forged a legacy in cattle ranching, developing and exporting Santa Gertrudis seedstock globally and introducing the breed to the Rocky Mountain West. At her castle residence, affectionately known as “the house,” Tweet pursued her passion for the arts, amassing a collection of European paintings and collectibles from her travels and auctions across the U.S. and Europe.

The event will feature cultural performances, a screening of a short film about CRCF, and a limited live auction of premium packages. The Waterloo Gala is the annual birthday celebration in honor of Tweet’s lasting legacy—in the tradition she began herself. It is an evening of elegance, so dress in your festive and formal black and white attire to celebrate Tweet Kimball’s 110th birthday.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia 
6:00-7:00 p.m. — Cocktails & Tours
7:30 p.m. – Dinner & Entertainment
8:30 p.m. – Live Auction, Closing Entertainment/Dessert
Cost: $139.75 (Reservations Required)
CALL: 303-688-5555

The annual Father’s Day weekend tradition includes the Classic Rock Cruise-In Car Show. Check out 300 classic cars — 50 of which belong to the members of the Vintage Car Club of Castle Rock — on display for the ogling and admiring!  Come join Father’s Day weekend with live entertainment, beverages, food trucks and family activities!

Wilcox Square, Wilcox St. between Third & Fourth St., Castle Rock
6:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, June 15-16

This summer is going to be rockin’ at the Outlets at Castle Rock. The outdoor mall is bringing back live entertainment to the East 4th Street Courtyard (next to H&M) for the second year running. 

New bands every weekend performing a variety of genres and types of music, from cover bands, to independent artists. THIS weekend you can take in the sounds of Musician’s Den on Saturday and Jordan Yewey (left) on Sunday. 

Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops, Castle Rock
3:00-6:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 16

Yoga means “union” and when practiced outside, you can experience union with nature, humanity and the universe. Being outside deepens the yoga experience in many ways and helps focus awareness, breathe deeply and practice stillness. Please join us for these free classes at the Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park on Sunday mornings to find a deeper meaning to your yoga workout. Led by the Town’s Parks and Recreation Department, each week a different format is featured including Yoga Foundations, Hatha, Flow to Yin, Elemental, Yin Yoga.

Philip S. Miller Amphitheater, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
8:30 p.m.
Info: 303-814-7453

Enjoy warmer temperatures and seasonal goods at The Farmers Market at Festival Park. Don’t miss locally raised meats, farm-fresh eggs, a variety of fresh produce, delicious baked goods, artisan-made products and more from nearly 40 vendors. Support local business and agriculture while getting outside, meeting neighbors and enjoying delicious local fare. The market runs every Sunday through mid-October.

Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

With a background that ranges from touring as a bouncer with The Rolling Stones and The Who, a 25-year career in veterinary medicine along with performing stand-up on almost a nightly basis; Kevin Fitzgerald is a true renaissance man. Kevin will be sharing his adventures from Antarctica, Africa and other places around the world he has been.

Perhaps best known for his 10 seasons on Animal Planet’s Emergency Vets, Kevin’s passion for making people laugh is surpassed only by his unwavering dedication to all creatures great and small. Kevin has appeared on The Today Show, and also hosts a weekly segment on CW2’s morning news show called, Animal House. Kevin has opened for such diverse and legendary performers such as Bob Hope, Diana Ross, The Temptations, and The Neville Brothers. He believes that laughter is an incredibly important part of everyday life, and that nobody could ever laugh too much.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$15
Phone: 720-274-6800

NEXT WEEK: Monday, June 17

Yoga means “union” and when practiced outside, you can experience union with nature, humanity and the universe. Being outside deepens the yoga experience in many ways and helps focus awareness, breathe deeply and practice stillness. Please join your fellow yoga fans for these free classes at Festival Park on Monday evenings to find a deeper meaning to your yoga workout.

Festival Park, 300 Second St., Cstle Rock
6:30 p.m.

Celebrate Father’s Day at Wings Over the Rockies! All dads will receive FREE admission at both Wings locations on Father’s Day. Bring the whole family and explore captivating exhibits, see iconic aircraft, immersive displays and more. Create lasting memories with Dad as you explore the wonders of aviation and space! Family members are welcome to pre-purchase their tickets online. Dad’s free admission ticket will be available at check in.

Exploration of Flight, 13005 Wings Way, Englewood
12:00-5:00 p.m.
Free for Dad’s 

Wednesday, June 19

Each Wednesday of June, July and August local musicians gather in Festival Park to entertain locals and visitors in Downtown Castle Rock. Come and give a listen to his satisfying talent and enjoyable tunes. 

Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Created by Herbert W. Armstrong College and Armstrong Dance, with original new music from Golden Globe-nominated composer Brian Byrne (Heartbeat of Home), Celtic Throne celebrates the dramatic and mysterious origins of Irish dance. Infused with innovative choreography, dazzling costumes and spectacular lighting and projection, Celtic Throne follows the millennia-long journey of a music-and-dance-loving people as they migrate from the ancient Near East to Ireland, Scotland, England and the United States.

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $35
Phone: 719-575-9632

Thursday, June 20

Psychedelic indie adventure rock consisting of an unhinged saxophone, lush vocals, tasty tone guitar, driving rhythmic ukulele, exploratory bass, and deep-in-the-pocket drums, Fort Collins-based Cactus Cat weaves their sound seamlessly between tightly rehearsed and boldly improvisational. Expect danceable melodic vocal-driven songs that slowly unfold into expansive modulated sonic spaces before snapping back into sharp focus, with some rocking instrumental surf tunes thrown in here and there for good measure.

Discovery Park, 20115 Mainstreet, Parker
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Friday, June 21

Together for over 30 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy — famously named after an autograph by blues legend Albert Collins — has appeared in concert venues across the world, sold millions of records, and had their music appear in hundreds of movies and television shows. With sold out concerts from the Hollywood Bowl to Lincoln Center, appearances with many of the country’s finest symphony orchestras, and television appearances ranging from Dancing with the Stars to Superbowl XXXIII, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy continues its decades long mission to celebrate and revitalize jazz and swing music — America’s original musical art form — and bring joy to audiences around the world. Join BBVD fans on the terrace for their greatest hits!

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $50-$80
Phone: 720-509-1000

Friday-Saturday, June 21-22

Pauly Shore tasted super-stardom in 1990 when his MTV show Totally Pauly hit the airwaves to major fan approval. That lead to his HBO comedy special, Pauly Does Dallas, and starring roles in films like Jury DutyIn the Army NowBio-DomeEncino ManSon In Law, and A Goofy Movie.

Pauly went on to produce and star in several of his own projects, including Pauly Shore is Dead, as well as the comedy specials Vegas is My Oyster and Pauly-Tics, on Showtime. In 2014, he released Pauly Shore Stands Alone, a true-life road documentary. Other recent projects include Adam Sandler’s Sandy Wexler, the short film, Sin City Psycho, Dreamworks’ animated The Big Trip, Lionsgate’s animated film The Little Penguin: Pororo’s Dinosaur Island Adventure and the indie feature How it Ends. Pauly also starred in the movie Guest House, which is currently streaming on Netflix. In 2022, Pauly voiced characters in Pinocchio: A True Story and My Sweet Monster. The Pauly Shore Podcast Show features Judd Apatow, Iliza Shlesinger, Bob Saget and more. He also hosts Pauly Shore’s Random Rants. 

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
7:15 & 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$15
Phone: 720-274-6800

Saturday, June 22

Hidden in our rugged backcountry lies Colorado’s largest Petrified Forest. After years of exploration and study, we are ready to share this unique natural wonder with you. Join our geology guides to see these ancient trees up close, examine the fossilized wood and learn about the fascinating process of petrification and our theories about the ancient river that deposited these trees here.

It’s an adventure made especially for those with a thirst for geology and fossils, but you needn’t be a paleontologist to sign up. There is something for everyone and anyone 12 or older is welcome.

All hikes require shoes that protect your feet–sandals or shoes that do not cover your feet are not allowed. A minimum of 1 liter of water for every 2 hours of hiking is recommended as well as snacks for any hike over 2 hours. Most hikes are in open meadows and exposed slopes so hats and sunscreen are also highly recommended.

Cherokee Ranch Headquarters, 5036 US Hwy 85, Sedalia
8:00 am.
Cost: $39.50

From rock and roll to the broken roads, the journey that led them to become Generation Radio. Made up of musical legends: two-time Grammy award-winning bassist Jay Demarcus of Rascal Flatts, Jason Scheff; lead vocalist and bass player for the multi-platinum band Chicago for over 30 years; drummer Steve Ferrone of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; joined by Chris Rodriguez and Tom Yankton. At the beginning of 2020, the band got together with the intent of forming a supergroup with a purpose — bringing 80s rock and classic music back to life.

The group recorded their debut album of all original songs and are thrilled to release it soon while continuing to rock shows. Setlist includes hits by Journey, Chicago, and Rascal Flatts.

Philip S. Miller Amphitheater, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
6:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start @ $45
Info: 303-814-7453

Rumours was formed in Los Angeles, CA, the Summer of 2012. Since then, they have traveled all of North America, and meticulously put together a show that spares no detail. Recreating the band’s legendary persona, in all it’s youthful glory from 1975-1987. From period accurate equipment and costumes to spot on characterizations and musical performances. Rumours takes you back to a time when music was still an unbridled cultural experience and bands weren’t afraid to put on a show. Relive the rock and roll magic with Rumours.

The band is comprised of Jesika Miller as Stevie Nicks, Kate Sland as Christine McVie, Ned Brower as Mick Fleetwood, John Rogers as Lindsey Buckingham, Nic Johns as John McVie.

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $29 
Phone: 719-575-9632

Sunday, June 23

ArtistiCO is a local dance company that is dedicated to bringing the art of dance to the hearts of their community. They embrace various dance techniques including Mexican folk dance, classical and contemporary ballet. By promoting Latinx culture and history through dance, ArtistiCO serves as a bridge between nations, connecting people locally, nationally and internationally.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
1:30 & 4:00 p.m.
Tickets: $7

Tuesday-Wednesday, June 25-26

As Noah Kahan changes, he casts those experiences onto songs like light through a film projector. At the core of the music’s upbeat energy and unfiltered lyrics, you’ll hear who he was before and who he became—almost in real-time. The Vermont singer still pens songs straight from the heart and still cracks jokes with his signature, self-deprecating sense of humor; he’s just changed in all of the right ways (and chronicled them via his song writing). He gained that understanding through quite the journey from smalltown Vermont to global renown. He’s racked up over one billion streams, released two full length albums (Busyhead,2019 and I Was/I Am, 2021) and amid-pandemic EP (Cape Elizabeth, 2020). Noah picked up a Gold Certification for “Hurt Somebody” feat. Julia Michaels, and performed on television shows such as The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and TODAY. 

Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $230

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