Weekend Escape: June 8-13

Looks like this weekend will be a scorcher. Stay cool at one of these family-friendly events in and around Douglas County this weekend.

Friday, June 8

Castle Pines: Learn Origami, 4-5PM, FREE

Learn how to create a new paper project at Douglas County Libraries in Castle Pines. Learn more.


Parker: Parker Days, 5PM-Midnight, $

Enjoy carnival rides and games at this annual fair. The fair started on Thursday night and goes all weekend. Learn more.


Parker: Parker Days – BMX Sports Bike & Slackline Competition, 6-9PM, FREE

See some of the best athletes compete in these performances that are happening all weekend long at Parker Days. Learn more.


Saturday, June 9 

Parker: Parker Days Parade, 8:45AM, FREE

What is a festival without a good parade? This year’s parade theme is Hometown Heroes. There will be marching bands, floats, horses and more! Learn more.


Highlands Ranch: KidFest, 9AM-Noon, FREE

Visit Civic Green Park for activities, live entertainment, and more. Come party in your own backyard. Learn more.


Highlands Ranch: Classic Car Show, 10AM-2PM, FREE

Enjoy a day of classic cars, food, drink and music. Learn more.

Castle Rock: 22nd Annual Ducky Derby, 11AM-5PM, FREE-$

Stop by Festival Park to see the annual ducky derby race. There will be food, fun, kid activities and more. The race starts at 3PM. Learn more.


Lone Tree: STEAMWorks, 2PM, FREE

Teens, drop by our Lone Tree branch to explore STEAM-related topics with experiments and more! Learn more.


Highlands Ranch: LEGO DIBS, 2PM, FREE

Families can escape the heat by building LEGO creations at the library. Learn more.


Sunday, June 10

Parker: Parker Days Car Show, 8AM-2PM, FREE

Enjoy some classic old cars during the fair. Learn more.


Highlands Ranch: Around the World with Crafts & Activities, 12-2PM, FREE

Families can learn about different countries through fun activities at the library. Learn more.


Still More…
Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day on Saturday, June 9, at Sloan’s Lake Park with games and activities. Or journey up to the mountains to enjoy the GoPro Mountain Games in Vail this weekend; it is filled with family-friendly activities. If you want to stay closer to home, stop by the Denver Berkeley Park Art & Music Festival to view stunning fine art and entertain the kiddos at the Creation Station where they can make their own masterpieces. 

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