What’s Happening This Weekend?
With milder weather setting in, here’s a sampling of what’s happening this weekend in and around your Castle Rock neighborhood. Take advantage of early fall temperatures for one last outdoor concert or art festival, a terrace lunch, or a pooch plunge to close out the dog days of summer!
Tonight, September 8
TUNES FOR TRAILS: FACE
FACEis an internationally acclaimed all-vocal rock band from Boulder that has captivated audiences for over a decade with their infectious energy. They blend modern pop tunes with complex harmonies and beat-box rhythms performing over 100 shows every year.
Enjoy the last Perks for Parks free concert with the band that has opened for performers such as Jon Bon Jovi, Jay Leno, Culture Club & Boy George and Robin Thicke.
The Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Parkway, Castle Rock
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Free (Donations will benefit the Parks and Trails Foundation)
Friday, September 9
LUNCH ON THE TERRACE
If you’ve never visited Cherokee Ranch and Castle, don’t miss out on a true Colorado experience. The ranch and castle sit on a 3,400-acre ranch in Douglas County and every Friday in September a chef whips up Lunch on the Terrace. You can take in the magnificent views from Pikes Peak to Longs Peak, take a geology hike through Colorado’s largest petrified forest, or take a tour through the castle!
Cherokee Ranch, 6113 Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
KIDS’ NITE OUT
Kids’ Nite Out provides a safe, fun, supervised setting for young people ages 7 to 14. With themed nights, plenty of swimming, dancing and active things to do, the Recreation Center is the place to be on Friday nights. Kids can play games to win prizes, including showing good sportsmanship and answering trivia questions. There are plenty of snacks and drinks available for sale so nobody goes home hungry!
Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Parkway, Castle Rock
7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Cost: $12 (late fee for late pickup)
Saturday, September 10
Why not try your favorite pooch to one last summer swim? Let him or her socialize and dog paddle around the Butterfield Crossing Park pool to officially mark the end of summer!
Butterfield Crossing Park, 3952 W. Butterfield, Castle Rock
10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Admission: Free (Donations will benefit the Denver Dumb Friends League Buddy Center)
CASTLE ROCK CHILIFEST!
The 5th Annual Castle Rock Chilifest to benefit Boy Scout Troop 780 will include not just lots of chili, but a silent auction, car show, live music and cash prizes! Have your own secret recipe? Enter to win!
Douglas County Fairgrounds Event Center, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock
Tickets: $8 in advance and $10 at the door
Saturday/Sunday, September 10-11
27TH ANNUAL ARTFEST
Celebrating 27 years of visual inspiration, the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce will host its annual juried fine arts show with more than 170 artists from across the country. Historic downtown provides the backdrop for artists’ handiwork against a soundtrack of live music. There will also be strolling entertainers, the Artfest Store, a silent auction, food and beverage vendors of every description and an Imagination Zone for children.
Artfest, Miller Public Library and Town Hall Parking Lots, 100 S. Wilcox, Castle Rock
Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sun. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 Adults; $3 Seniors; Children under 12 Free
Sunday, September 11
A WAKE, A MISTAKE AND A WEDDING CAKE
Part murder mystery, part musical, this hilarious sequel to 2010’s “Limited Engagement,” follows the shenanigans of the attendees to Johnny Gagliano’s wake. Tickets include mini-castle tours, a buffet dinner with cash bar and the entertaining performance. The content is rated PG-13.
Cherokee Ranch, 6113 Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
Doors open: 4:30 p.m., Performance: 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $80 general admission
Tuesday, September 13
TINY TOTS BRASSICAL ADVENTURES!
Bring a picnic lunch and introduce your children to the thrill of live music presented by The Denver Brass. The fun-filled concert encourages young children (age 5 and under) to participate in directed listening and physical activities related to music. Kids will get to play a tuba, trombone, trumpet and horn at the Brass Petting Zoo right after the concert – designed to spark a lifelong love of music.
Cherokee Ranch, 6113 Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia, CO
Doors Open 9:45 a.m./Performances: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Also Happening this Weekend: New Homes!
If nature is your siren song, maybe it’s time to fall in love with Crystal Valley! Surrounded by acres of open space with access to amazing recreational possibilities, Richmond American Homes has a tantalizing array of floor plans for new ranch and two-story homes. Priced from the 300s.
Have a great almost-fall weekend!