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The Easter Bunny is Coming to Town!

POSTED April 1, 2021

The Easter Bunny is all over the Castle Rock area this weekend—from photo opps to Easter egg hunts to a pool party! And dance fans, you won’t want to miss Ballet Ariel’s IN-PERSON dance performance of Cinderella!


Just in time for spring, your favorite virtual happy hour brings an online tasting of wine spritzers! Decoy Wine will be introducing their brand-new wine seltzers: Sauvignon Blanc with Vibrant Lime, Rosé with Black Cherry, Chardonnay with Lemon & Ginger, and Chardonnay with Clementine Orange. They will also be discussing their limited edition wines (Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Red Blend).

Get in the mood for warmer weather and upcoming in-person get-togethers! 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

Thursday- Saturday, April 1-3

Even during a pandemic, your favorite slightly-used sale is back for great spring and summer offerings! Prices are generally 50-90% less than retail, and your purchase helps to support another local family. Shop for clothing, shoes, toys, books, games, baby and nursery equipment and gear, outdoor and ride-on toys, strollers, car seats, cribs, maternity and nursery items, room decor, and more!

This year, occupancy will be limited and masks will be required. There will be no advance registration or time limits, but please leave children at home to help with occupancy requirements. Once capacity is met, the event will operate on a “one-out, one-in” basis. Special hours for seniors, at-risk, and pregnant women will be held from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Thursday pre-sale tickets are available at an additional cost.

Douglas County Fairgrounds Event Center, 500 Fairgrounds Rd., Castle Rock
Thurs., 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Fri., 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sat., 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tickets: Presale Thurs.: $5 
Tickets: General Admission Fri./Sat.: FREE

Hop, hop, hop on over to Park Meadows before it’s too late! Reserve your space to get a professional photo package with the Easter Bunny and enjoy the memories forever. 

Park Meadows, 8401 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Reserve: Photo packages start at $34.99
Phone: 303-792-2533

Everyone’s talking about the new NBC series Young Rock, based on the story of Dwanye “The Rock” Johnson’s life. Adam Ray just wrapped his appearance on the show as 80s wrestling magnet Vince McMahon—and now you can catch Ray’s stand-up show live! 

While well-known as a comedic actor in series such as Curb Your Enthusiasm, Arrested Development, American Vandal, and Lights Out, Adam Ray has also been featured in films like The Heat, Spy, and the reboot of Ghostbusters. But Ray is also a comedy club headliner and has been featured as a stand-up comic on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, as well as Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central. His is an act you won’t want to miss!

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri., 7:15 and 9:30 p.m.; Sat., 7:00 and 9:15 p.m.
Tickets: $17-$25
Phone: 720-274-6800

Thursday-Sunday, April 1-4

Don’t miss your chance to join in Parker’s community scavenger hunt, figure out some clues, and win some great prizes! Follow the clues provided online and you might just find the egg that holds a prize!

You could 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

Kids will love looking for the six Easter friends on storefront windows, and you can win your own BIG prizes with the Golden Egg Contest! Stop by Customer Service to pick up a free scavenger hunt card for the kids and when they complete it, they’ll get a tasty prize from Cinnabon and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Café.

The Golden Eggs Contest is held only on Thursday and Friday, when eggs will be 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

Friday, April 2

There’s nothing like the beauty of a live dance performance to make you feel alive. Ballet Ariel is back with its first live performance in a year with a family-friendly version of Cinderella. This shortened one-act version has all the beauty and grandeur, wit and whimsy of the full-length version.

Performed to Sergei Prokofiev’s captivating score, Ballet Ariel’s original choreography is a dynamic post-modern classic gem. You’ll fall in love with Ballet Ariel dancers Jennifer Kuhn as Cinderella and Yoshiko Brunson as the Fairy Godmother.

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
2:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: $20-$25

Phone: 303-805-6800
No need to leave your couch! The Quarantine(ish) Virtual Quiz Show is back, thanks to Douglas County Libraries! Tonight’s Star Wars trivia game concentrates on the Skywalker Trilogy (Episodes VII, VIII, and IX), so get your family gathered and ready to compete! Event is FREE but registration is required.

Douglas County Libraries Online
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Register: FREE

We aren’t sure if the Easter Bunny can swim, but you can! Join a fun pool party while you watch the hilarious movie, Peter Rabbit. Get together with your friends or meet new ones! It’s a warm, indoor salt-water pool with lifeguard supervision, popcorn and a drink, and a movie! One parent is admitted free with child ticket purchase.

Dolphinz Swim School, 18920 E. Plaza Dr., Parker
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10
Phone: 720-851-1524

Friday-Saturday, April 2-3

Treat yourself to a royal tea! You’ll enjoy a light meal with a seasonal menu, complete with scones with clotted cream and jam, finger sandwiches and pastries.

You can also enjoy a one-hour tour of the castle, as well as the scenic surroundings.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $58
Phone: 303-688-5555

Saturday, April 3

Watch some smaller planes fly in and meet the pilots for breakfast! Wings Over the Rockies’ Exploration of Flight location gives you the chance to get up close and personal with what it’s like to be a pilot. There will be a food truck on site, as well as interactive exhibits and simulators. Please note – food is not included in the admission price.

Exploration of Flight, Centennial Airport, 13005 Wings Way, Englewood
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Tickets: $4-$10
Phone: 303-360-5360 ext.160

Can you imagine a better place for an Easter egg hunt? This FREE event is open to the community and kids can get their picture taken with a very special bunny! Don’t be late—the egg hunt starts promptly at 10:00 a.m.

The Ridge Golf Course, 1414 Castle Pines Pkwy., Castle Pines
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Information: FREE

More than an Easter egg hunt, this fun spring festival gives the kids a chance to play with the therapy and rescue animals, and you can shop local vendors! There will be games for kids, as well as fun activities and crafts. Feeling hungry? There will be a food truck on site. Bring an Easter basket if you want to take part in the egg hunt!

Peachy Farms, 42900 Vista Rdg., Parker 
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5
Phone: 303-828-7411

What a great excuse to get out into the backcountry—learning more about turkeys! They are funny, sociable creatures who travel with their flocks in the same backcountry we love to hike in. Join a naturalist on this spring hike to observe and learn more about this amusing bird.

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

Enjoying a Crystal Valley Easter Weekend!

There’s no shortage of things to do near the master-planned community of Crystal Valley! You can get back to nature and still have easy access to all your favorite activities in the Castle Rock area. With beautiful model homes from D.R. Horton, Kauffman Homes, Richmond American Homes, and Century Communities, it’s easy to picture yourself in your own new home, priced from the $300s.


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