Winefest, Outdoor Movie and The Full Monty!
The music in the Castle Rock area this weekend spans decades and styles! There’s a concert for everyone, regardless of your musical preferences—you may even find yourself hopping from one concert to another. Salsa, 80s, country, old-time ballads—adults can even find musical hilarity with a local production of The Full Monty! Pack a picnic and bring the family out to the park for some musical summer fun!
TODAY/TONIGHT, July 18
PONY RIDES FOR TOTS
Treat your young horse-lover to a hand-led pony ride! Children ages 3-10 can ride on ponies Cabo and Ziggi while their parents walk along as they enjoy the ride. Your kids will have a blast and you’ll have a great photo opportunity!
Backcountry Wilderness Area, 6005 Ron King Trail, Highlands Ranch
SPICE UP YOUR SUMMER
…with a little Salsa music! If you are a fan of Salsa Dura, which emphasizes percussion and horns over vocals, you will love Conjunto Colores, one of the few bands that specializes in it! This energetic band will have you up and dancing in the park with their spicy take on jazz!
This FREE concert is part of the Summer Concert Series in the Discovery Park amphitheater, so bring the whole family for an evening of fun music and dancing!
Discovery Park, 20115 Mainstreet, Parker
TUNES FOR TRAILS WITH THAT EIGHTIES BAND
Take a trip back in time to the 1980s, when hair was big and music was bigger! That Eighties Band is Denver’s answer to the looks and sounds of the decade of fun!
More than a concert, this FREE event has yard games, bounce houses, AND live music! Bring the entire family out to enjoy a summer evening. There will be food and beverages available for purchase, and a portion of all liquor sales will be donated to the Castle Rock Parks and Trails Foundation!
Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
COUNTRY MUSIC PROJECT
If you’re hankerin’ for some classic country sounds, you won’t want to miss this FREE outdoor concert by the Country Music Project! Colorado’s favorite country cover band has both male and female lead vocals, and brings you songs by Merle Haggard, George Jones, and Tammy Wynette, as well as today’s Top-40 country hits from Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, and Dierks Bentley!
Come on out to the park in Highlands Ranch to hear old-time country music along with crossover country-rock favorites and good old rock-n-roll as well!
Highland Heritage Regional Park, 9651 S. Quebec St,, Highlands Ranch
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, July 19
SHE ROCKS ON THE TERRACE
For an inspiring evening of tunes from a bygone era, this soulful crooner will have you swooning! She Rocks is an entertaining evening featuring Tara Vaughan’s vocals and piano techniques. Vaughan combines a unique and modern sensibility with the vibe of old-time music by legends like Patsy Cline and Sam Cooke. Her abilities on the piano call to mind rock greats Elton John and Carole King.
Woven together with songs and stories, She Rocks celebrates women artists and songwriters of the 1960s – 1980s. Backed by an incomparable 4-piece band, Tara Vaughan performs music from artists like Janis Joplin, Linda Ronstadt, Aretha Franklin, Blondie, Heart, and many more.
Terrace Theatre, Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree
Friday-Sunday, July 19-21
THE FULL MONTY
If you like your musical theatre on the raunchy side, you can’t beat this hilarious stage production based on the film with the same name! The Full Monty is about six unemployed steel workers who decide to make some extra cash by becoming strippers after they witness their wives’ enthusiasm over a group of Chippendales’ dancers.
The men are—ahem—not exactly in shape, but they do have the courage and optimism to bare it all. Their spirited response to their dreary circumstances makes this a musical with a whole lot of heart! This is definitely an adult-themed production with strong language and situations that might be found in an R-rated film.
PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 20
PADDLE DAYS AT THE RESERVOIR!
Paddle Days are here at the Rueter-Hess Reservoir in Castle Pines! Bring the family, flotation devices, and your raft, kayak, or paddle board for a morning of fun and exploration on this beautiful body of water! The Town of Castle Rock Parks and Recreation Department will be holding boat inspections on-site. Don’t forget to register before you head out!
Rueter-Hess Reservoir, Hess Road, one mile east of I-25 at the Castle Pines Parkway exit
7:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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.
TOUCH A TRUCK AND SMILE!
Make your kids’ dreams come true when you put them in the driver’s seat of legendary vehicles like big rigs, fire engines, police cars, construction trucks, dump trucks—and even a Batmobile! The 7th Annual Touch-a-Truck event at Highlands Ranch gives kids a chance rub elbows with their hometown heroes.
Let them take a jump or two in the bounce houses! How about a ride on a real Monster Truck? Food trucks will be on site for a great lunch option! While the event is free to the public, some activities have a small fee and food is an additional cost. Children must be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult.
Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Blvd., Highlands Ranch
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
PARIS STREET MARKET
Does a summer day in Paris sound like a dream come true? You don’t have to go all the way to Europe—just head out to the Park Meadows Shopping Center for a full day of Parisian-inspired open-air marketing!
Abundant treasures await you at this vintage, antique, and artisan market, with classical musicians from the Lone Tree Symphony creating the perfect ambiance! This one-of-a-kind shopping experience will feel like a mini-vacation, as you peruse unique merchandise and collections.
Park Meadows Shopping Center, 8401 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
In keeping with the spirit of France, take a stroll through lush lavender gardens at the Denver Botanic Gardens’ Chatfield Farms location in Littleton! More than 2,000 lavender plants set an idyllic scene for this family-friendly celebration, and products made by local growers and artisans will be available for purchase.
It will be a festive day with live music, free demonstrations about various artistic ways lavender can be used, as well as a variety of food, desserts, and beverages—including lavender beer!
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $7; Children FREE
WINE FEST IN CASTLE ROCK
The spirit of Napa Valley comes to Castle Rock with this fun outdoor wine tasting event! Featuring more than two dozen local wineries and over 180 varieties of Colorado wine, this annual event draws wine aficionados as well as curious wine novices.
Grab some friends and sample a wide variety of Colorado wines, fabulous food trucks, and an amazing local band to dance to into the night. More of a beer drinker? There’s even a Beer Garden where you can purchase a local craft beer.
Butterfield Crossing Park, 3952 Butterfield Crossing Dr., Castle Rock
Tickets: $39; $17 for designated drivers
THE INCREDIBLES IN THE PARK
Your kids will consider this the entertainment event of the summer! Everyone’s favorite family will be projected on a big outdoor screen when Movies in the Park presents The Incredibles 2!
Whether you’ve already seen the movie or this is your chance to finally catch it, there’s nothing like sharing a movie under the stars with family and friends. This FREE event also features games, vendors, music, and concessions for sale!
O’Brien Park, 10795 Victorian Dr., Parker
Sunday, July 21
PARKER FARMER’S MARKET
It’s the peak of the summer season, so don’t miss out on the bounty of Colorado’s farms and homemade goodies! For the freshest fruits, vegetables, baked goods, honey, jams and more, get up early for the best pickings! And don’t forget to bring plenty of shopping bags for the plethora of produce available at the Parker Farmers’ Market!
Parker Farmer’s Market, 19750 E. Main St., Parker
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 24
CRYSTAL VALLEY FOOD TRUCK ROUNDUP
The picnic comes to you with the Food Truck Roundup! Every other Wednesday, take advantage of this delicious opportunity to sample a wide selection of cuisine—right in the neighborhood! Check for weather updates on the official Crystal Valley Facebook page for residents: Crystal Valley Community Group!
Pinnacle Park, 2160 Fox Haven Dr., Castle Rock
Close to and Away from it All: Crystal Valley!
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 – shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation. With beautiful model homes from D.R. Horton, Century Communities, Kauffman Homes, and Richmond American Homes, it’s easy to picture yourself in your own new home, priced from the $300s.