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Wine Fest Plus Outdoor Movies and Music This Weekend!

POSTED July 15, 2021

It’s a festive weekend in the Castle Rock area! The multi-sensory Lavender Festival at Chatfield Farms will charm the entire family—you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the South of France! You could also partake in Castle Rock’s Wine Fest featuring Colorado wineries, or the Oaked and Smoked Whiskey and BBQ festival in Highlands Ranch!


Enjoy a fun FREE outdoor concert while helping a good cause! The Tunes for Trails Concert series raises awareness about the great trails and parks system in Castle Rock, and donations will be accepted to help the Castle Rock Parks and Trails Foundation.

Tonight’s show features That Eighties Band, one of the most popular 80s tribute bands in America! So dig out your acid-washed jeans and leg warmers, make your hair big, and head over to the park to rock out to the best decade of music!

Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Information: FREE
Phone: 720-724-2083

A timely presentation about not only baseball but racial integration in America, this important discussion of the Negro Leagues comes at a time when the MLB has announced they are finally recognizing the Negro Leagues as Major League! 

Back by popular demand, Bob Kendrick’s multimedia presentation will impress you with the breadth and depth of its information. He covers how players got their start, how they were treated, and how they integrated into major league baseball. New this year is a behind-the-scenes look at how MLB reached their decision to recognize the Negro Leagues as Major League and how they will go about integrating stats and records.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $12-$20
Phone: 720-509-1000

Catch the best up-and-coming comedy acts when new comedians show off what they’ve got! This fun night of hilarity always delivers an evening of unexpected twists and turns. Grab some friends and get ready to laugh!

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

Thursday – Saturday, July 15-17

The entire family will be enchanted by the nostalgia of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beloved musical, Carousel, presented by Central City Opera! You’ll be swept back in time to small-town America as it was a century ago. Best of all, you don’t have to drive all the way to Central City to experience the magic—these performances are held at nearby Hudson Gardens!

Hudson Gardens & Events Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton
Thurs., 7:00 p.m.; Sat., 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $45-$75 

Thursday – Sunday, July 15-18

This weekend is your final chance to see the wacky sci-fi musical, Little Shop of Horrors! When a meek floral assistant discovers a talking carnivorous plant in the florist shop where he works, all kinds of shenanigans ensue!

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $34
Phone: 303-805-6800

Friday, July 16

Today’s FREE Fitness Friday class in the park focuses on Core and Stretch! You’re sure to get a good workout and, if you keep it up, may start to see the benefits of your new good habit! 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

Friday-Saturday, July 16-17

What could be more fun than heading out to the backcountry for some quality family time? Watching an outdoor movie when you get there! On Friday night, Jack Black is hilarious in School of Rock, and on Saturday, Ben Stiller comes up against none other than Robert De Niro in Meet the Parents. Bring your own snacks or enjoy tasty bites from one of the food trucks on site. Don’t forget to register in advance! 

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

Saturday, July 17

You don’t have to go to Provence to experience nature the way Impressionist painters captured it—the Lavender Festival at Chatfield Farms gives you a chance to stroll through a pastoral setting with more than 2,000 lavender plants in full bloom!

The entire family will enjoy this one-day event, with free barrel train rides for kids as well as free hayride tours around the wetlands for everyone. Live music will invoke a festive atmosphere, and there will be demonstrations of the many uses of lavender. You’ll also be able to purchase lavender products made by local growers and artisans!

Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tickets (Timed Entry): $7-$13
Phone: 720-865-3500

Wine aficionados will appreciate the scope of this outdoor wine tasting event, with offerings from more than two dozen wineries! The Grand Tasting of Colorado Wines features over 180 varietals of Colorado wine, as well as live music and unique artisan vendors. Delicious bites from local food trucks will also be available.

If you bought a ticket for the 2020 event that was postponed due to COVID, that ticket will be honored at this event. Please note this is an adult-only event—no children or pets are allowed.

Butterfield Park, 3952 W. Butterfield Crossing Dr., Castle Rock
2:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $44 – $54

If your libation of choice is American whiskey, this is the event for you! Spend the afternoon outdoors sampling an unlimited amount of American whiskeys from all over the U.S., including bourbons, ryes, single barrels, and other assorted styles. Your ticket also includes one full BBQ meal, featuring delicious grilled and barbecued delights. This is an adult-only event. Additional BBQ will be available for purchase.

Eastridge Recreation Center, 9568 University Blvd., Highlands Ranch
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $50

Saturday-Sunday, July 17-18

Raise your mug of ale to our nation’s heroes this weekend! The Colorado Renaissance Festival’s Military Appreciation Weekend extends a buy-one-get-one-free adult ticket offer to those with a military I.D., as well as free entry for their kids under 12! Additionally, there will be a special ceremony for all veterans and current service members on the Rose Stage at noon.

This is also Royal Ale & Art Weekend, with a free ale sampling in the Dancing Bear Pub from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a selection of art inspired by the 16th Century! All of this is in addition to the regular jousting, juggling, and other entertainment of the festival!

Renaissance Festival Grounds, 650 W. Perry Park Ave., Larkspur
10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $11 – $27
Phone: 303-688-6010

Sunday, July 18

Nothing can compare to a FREE outdoor yoga practice! Enjoy the inner serenity and the full-body energizing benefits of doing the down-dog outside! The class is open to beginners as well as those with plenty of experience, but advance registration is required.

The Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Register: FREE

Watching a lighthearted Italian opera outdoors is the perfect way to spend a summer evening! Best of all—it’s being performed by Central City Opera singers at nearby Hudson Gardens.

Hudson Gardens & Events Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $45 – $75
Phone: 303-292-6700

Recreation, Entertainment and More Near Crystal Valley!

Enjoy life in Castle Rock within minutes from the master-planned community of Crystal Valley – where nature is around every corner of the neighborhood! Looking for a new home you can add your signature style to? Check out the beautiful model homes from Kauffman Homes, Richmond American Homes, D.R. Horton, and Century Communities, and picture yourself in your very own dream house! With ranch and two-story models available, new homes are priced from the $300s.


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