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Time Travel with Parker Quest This Weekend!

POSTED August 26, 2021

History comes alive in Parker this weekend when all of Mainstreet assumes the persona of the town from 100 years ago! Costumed characters will be on hand to tell stories about how the town was founded, and kids will love the hands-on displays and activities. 


If you’re a fan of the Allman Brothers Band, you’ll love this dedicated cover band who pays homage to the unique blend of southern rock, blues, and jazz that the Allman Brothers made famous.

My Blue Sky is a band of seven Colorado musicians that brings the spirit of Southern Rock to the Mile High City!

Discovery Park, 20115 E. Mainstreet, Parker
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

Friday, August 27

Closing out the summer-long exercise series in the park is the wildly popular Zumba! It’s so much fun you won’t believe you’re getting a great workout. Latin-dance moves and salsa music inspired this great exercise routine. No experience is required—this class is available to all ages and levels. Advanced registration is required.

The Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Register: FREE
Phone: 303-814-7453

Parker’s Wine Walk is a great way to catch up with friends—or meet some new ones—as you spend time in the charming downtown streets of Old Town Parker. As you stroll past the many shops and restaurants there, you’ll also get better acquainted with what’s new in the neighborhood. When you register, you’ll receive a wine walk map that shows you where you can stop at various stations and receive 10 one-ounce tastes.

Downtown Parker, Mainstreet and Pikes Peak Dr., Parker
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$25

What a great way to end the summer! Out in the park with family, friends, and neighbors, enjoying one of the last FREE concerts of the season! That Eighties Band is one of the most popular 80s tribute bands in the country—they play all your favorite hits from the decade of big hair and even bigger music!

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

A real artist, Keb’ Mo’ is one of the most celebrated blues musicians of our time. He’s a four-time Grammy winner, with his most recent win in 2020 for Best Americana album. Mo’s collaborated with such legends as Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Taj Mahal, and B.B. King. 

His own unique brand of the blues blends groove with foot-stompin’, heartwarming music, and he has brought the Delta blues tradition into contemporary times with a big back beat and a huge dose of soul. Please note that the artist has requested that masks be worn at all times while in the theatre.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $45 – $90
Phone: 720-509-1000

Friday-Saturday, August 27-28

This hilarious social media icon is known for his skits and song parodies, but mostly for his weekly Road Rage Wednesday featuring his popular character Uncle Vinny. Anthony Rodia uses stories and accents to deliver an off-the-wall stand-up show that will have you falling over with laughter!

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
7:15 and 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $30
Phone: 720-274-6800

You have two opportunities this weekend to enjoy an old-fashioned drive-in movie! Friday’s featured film is Spaceballs, the hilarious spoof of Star Wars. The kids will love the silly humor of this PG movie. On Saturday, the main feature is The Force Awakens, the first movie in the latest Star Wars trilogy. Due to limited capacity, advanced registration is required.

Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Register: $10
Phone: 720-724-2010

Another way to catch an outdoor movie is to head to the backcountry! This Friday’s screening is Small Foot, and Saturday night’s feature is one of the classic family movies of all times: E.T., Extra-Terrestrial. Register in advance and bring your own snacks!

Backcountry Base Camp, 6005 Ron King Trail, Littleton
Gates open 7:15 p.m.
Tickets: $25/car
Phone: 303-471-7076

Friday-Sunday, August 27-29

As summer winds down, plan one last trip out to the Rueter-Hess Reservoir for a fun morning or afternoon on the water. You may bring your own watercraft (paddleboard, canoe, or kayak) or rent one from Colorado SUP Sports onsite. Admittance fee includes gate entry and watercraft inspection. 

The whole family can enjoy time out on the water as long as you follow these rules: kids ages 2-7 may share a watercraft with a guardian, and kids ages 8-15 may have their own watercraft with a registered adult guardian present on the water. Pets are not allowed and swimming is not allowed. You must register in advance for a particular session (morning or afternoon).

Rueter-Hess Reservoir, Castle Rock
7:00 – 10:00 a.m. OR 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Register: $15 per person

Saturday, August 28

You’ve got your choice of races: 10K, 10-mile, or the kids trail race! There’s something to challenge every member of the family! Starting at the Douglas County East/West trailhead, you’ll run on the Wildcat Mountain trail system to the beautiful HRCA Backcountry Wilderness area. In addition to spectacular mountain views, you might also spot some wildlife along the way!

Rocky Heights Middle School, 11033 Monarch Blvd., Lone Tree
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Register: $5-$60

It’s a day to step back in history in Old Town Parker! Costumed characters throughout town will portray some of the historic characters who founded the town, and you can see where the train once made its way down present-day Mainstreet. Kids will get a train ticket that can be punched at eight stops throughout town—each with a special story!

There will be hands-on displays, crafts, and giveaways. You will receive a map to lead you on your hour-long quest, but there will also be guides to help you along the way. Kids and adults alike will have fun while connecting with our community’s history! This event is FREE but pre-registration is required.

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Register: FREE

If you’re a family with growing kids, you won’t want to miss the Kids Consignment Sale by MOMS, the largest tax-free consignment sale in the Rocky Mountain region! Stock up on gently-used baby’s and children’s clothing, baby gear and activities, toys, books, games, bedding, sports equipment, backpacks, furniture (including cribs), nursing equipment, maternity wear, and much more. Get brand names at 50-90% off retail prices! If you register online, you’ll get a FREE admission pass.

Douglas County Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Register: FREE to $2

Sunday, August 29

Grab your shopping bags and head over to Festival Park in Castle Rock for the freshest local produce and homemade goodies!

There’s a dazzling display of fresh greens, mouthwatering fruits, just-baked breads, jams, honey, and so much more!

Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Information: FREE
Phone: 720-724-2010

This is an Aladdin and Jasmine-themed Princess Party, so your little princess may want to bring her own magic lamp or flying carpet! Reservations include refreshments fit for royalty and a photo opp with Jasmine and Aladdin! Ticket price is per person (same for children and adults). This is a child-oriented event, so Castle tours will not be conducted. Space is limited and goes quickly!

Cherokee Ranch HQ, 5036 S. Hwy. 85, Sedalia
1:30 p.m.
Register: $39.50
Phone: 303-688-5555

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