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Summer Jams, Fast Cars and a Wine Walk!

POSTED June 27, 2019

Virtually everything worth doing takes place outdoors right about now! From a bunch of free concerts to a wine walk in the park to backcountry hikes and hayrides, you can find plenty of entertainment in the great Colorado outdoors! And don’t forget the Fourth of July is right around the corner—a patriotic concert will get you in the mood, or you can take your kids to a special noisemaker craft workshop!

TODAY/TONIGHT, June 27

SWEATY SOUL BAND IN THE PARK
What’s more inspiring than a live band steeped in classic funk and soul to get you moving? The Burroughs is a local high-energy, nine-piece dance band, guaranteed to get you on your feet! 

The Discovery Park Summer Concert Series is designed to get you out in the summer sun for some FREE fun in a venue that features an open-space design, monumental art pieces, an interactive water fountain for the kids, and more! Bring a picnic basket, lawn chairs, and beach blankets to enjoy the open green space and soak in the sounds of summer!

Discovery Park, 20115 Mainstreet, Parker
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

NIGHT IN THE BACKCOUNTRY
It’s the ideal way to bring the family together for some quality time without any screens! Enjoy dinner al fresco, a natural free-play area for the kids, and a Rocky Mountain sunset—right in your own backyard! 

Night in the Backcountry provides a rare opportunity to spend an evening outside with the whole family. Bring a picnic dinner and explore the Base Camp Backyard. Activities are always changing, but a night may include taking a short hike, listening in on a kid-focused nature chat, or learning constellations!

Backcountry Wilderness Area, 6005 Ron King Trail, Highlands Ranch
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $8-$10

THE LONG RUN AT HIGHLANDS RANCH

The Long Run is a Colorado band that has worked hard for the past ten years to emulate the sounds of the iconic California band, The Eagles! You will feel like you’ve gone back in time to a laid-back beach in Southern California as The Long Run performs all of the The Eagles’ greatest hits, including Hotel California, Desperado, The New Kid in Town, and many more!

Come on out to this FREE summer concert to catch this slice of quintessential American rock-and-roll!

Highland Heritage Regional Park, 9651 S. Quebec, Highlands Ranch
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

JAM WITH THE MARGARITA BROTHERS
Just as their name suggests, the Margarita Brothers is your ticket to fun in the sun! This band delivers your favorite summer tunes from Jimmy Buffet, the Beach Boys, and more! Get ready to dance when you come out to this summer concert in the Meadows Concert Series! Wear your finest beach or Hawaiian summer attire! There will be food trucks and free giveaways on hand!

Butterfield Park, 3952 Butterfield Crossing Dr., Castle Rock
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

Thursday-Friday, June 27-28

MOMENTS IN TIME DANCE RECITAL
What could be more delightful than a showcase of young dancers, ages 3 to 18, as they perform an original dance piece that tells the uplifting story of how true friendships persevere through time? 

The story is about eight high school graduates who must say farewell to each other as they step forward toward the next milestone of life. The graduates share their future endeavors and reminisce about their treasured time together. Dancers young and old perform cherished memories of childhood and growing up through a collaboration of dance styles, including ballet, contemporary, jazz, and hip-hop. This program is presented by Colorado Dance Center, an award-winning program that believes in the power of positivity.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15
Phone: 720-509-1000

Friday, June 28

DOWNTOWN WINE WALK IN PARKER
Enjoy a summer evening walking and wine-tasting! Old Town Parker presents this wine walk on Mainstreet so that you can get acquainted with the many shops and restaurants in Parker while sampling 10 one-ounce tastes of wine in your commemorative wine glass! Sip, shop, and enjoy a fun summer evening out in the town of Parker!

Mainstreet & Pikes Peak Dr., Parker
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20

DIXIELAND BAND COMES TO TOWN
Jazz joins Dixieland when the 101st Army Dixieland Band comes to town! This renowned band has performed for senators, governors, and heads of state from around the world—join these prestigious audiences in celebrating with this rousing band!

The instruments of the band (trumpet, clarinet, trombone, tuba, banjo, piano and drums) have been synonymous with revelry for over a century. This fun-loving military band’s repertoire features music from the beginning of jazz, including Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Jelly Roll Morton, and many others.

Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

TAKE A HAYRIDE
An evening hayride leads to a star-gazing session with astronomers and their telescopes! Enjoy the best of both worlds—a sunset hayride in the backcountry, followed by a chance to learn more about the mysteries in the night sky. If weather and/or road conditions should prevent the hayride, you can still meet Bella and Buster (the two Percheron draft horses), and a campfire will replace the hayride.

Backcountry Wilderness Area, 6005 Ron King Trail, Highlands Ranch
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$19

Saturday, June 29

FAST CARS AND FREEDOM SHOWCASE
“A mile of highway will take you just one mile…but a mile of runway will take you anywhere!” (Blue Sky Gallery). If you feel the need for speed, you must come out to the Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Gallery for a fascinating look at the world of fast cars and even FASTER aircraft. 

In addition to your admission to all of the regular exhibits at the gallery, you’ll get to see corporate jets up close and personal, climb inside, and even talk to the pilots that make them soar!

Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Gallery, 13005 Wings Way, Englewood
9:00 a.m. –  3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $4-$10

MAKE A FOURTH OF JULY NOISEMAKER!
Bring your kids ages 3 to 8 to this fun FREE craft workshop where they will make their own Fourth of July noisemaker! Materials needed for the project will be available for purchase, including 1⁄2-inch craft tape, silver-sparkling star mini-stickers, pony beads, one-inch bright-colors craft tape, and 10-ounce paper cups. When they are done, they will have their very own patriotic noisemaker to shake on the Fourth of July!

Lakeshore Learning, 8680 S. Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Information: FREE (with materials purchase)
Phone: 303-768-8484 

C.S. LEWIS “IN PERSON”
Award-winning actor Max McLean is C.S. Lewis “In Person.” In this highly-acclaimed theatrical portrayal of Lewis’ journey from atheism to faith, The Most Reluctant Convert  is adapted exclusively from Lewis’ writings. McLean portrays Lewis from the time of the death of his mother and his estranged relationship with his father to the experiences that led him from vigorous denier to one of the most vibrant and influential Christian intellectuals of the 20th century.

C.S. Lewis was the genius who created The Chronicles of Narnia (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe) and is one of the most renowned fantasy writers of the 20th century.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
4:00 p.m.
Tickets: $33-$92
719-520-SHOW

PATRIOTIC CONCERT WITH THE CASTLE ROCK BAND
Join the Castle Rock Band as they usher in Fourth of July festivities with a FREE all-American concert of patriotic and other music! The program includes Harold Bennett’s Military Escort march, the National Emblem march by E.E. Bagley, and James Ployhar’s Panorama U.S.A., a medley of classic American tunes. 

The Castle Rock Band is an all-volunteer group of amateur musicians led by Conductor Andy Goodger, who enjoy playing a mixture of traditional and modern music.
Bandstand at Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
7:30 p.m.
Information: FREE

Sunday, June 30

CASTLE ROCK FARMER’S MARKET
Farmer’s market fruits and vegetables are the freshest and tastiest you can find because fruits are allowed to ripen fully in the field and are brought directly to you. There’s no long-distance shipping, no gassing to simulate the ripening process, no sitting for weeks in storage. This farm-fresh food is as real as it gets!

At the Farmer’s Market, open every Saturday this summer, you can find all the freshest local produce! With lots vendors in attendance, bring several shopping bags!

Douglas County High School, 2842 Front St., Castle Rock
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Information: FREE

AUTHOR MEET AND GREET
Meet Susan Adrian, the author of Forever Neverland, a contemporary sequel to J. M. Barrie’s timeless classic, Peter Pan. Whether your child is already a fan of this book or has dreams of going to Neverland, this opportunity to get an autographed copy of the book will thrill your middle-grade reader.

Forever Neverland is about the great-great-grandchildren of Wendy Darling, Clover and Fergus, who are surprised and delighted when Peter Pan shows up and wants to take them to Neverland for the adventure of their lives. But they will soon discover nothing is as it seems in Neverland!

Tattered Cover Book Store, 7301 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton
2:00 p.m.
Information: FREE
Phone: 303-470-7050 

Enjoy Your Summer in Crystal Valley!

Away from it all, but close to everything, the master-planned community of Crystal Valley offers access to plenty of things to do every weekend during the summer in and around Castle Rock! If you’re in the area, stop by the amazing model homes from Century Communities, D.R. Horton, Kauffman Homes, and Richmond American Homes, and find out why our community is among the top five fastest-growing in the state with new homes priced from the $300s.

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