Weekend Escape: June 14-20

It’s the Weekend Escape, just in time for Father’s Day! Enjoy some family fun this weekend in and around Douglas County.

Thursday, June 14

Highlands Ranch: Summer Concert Series, 6:30-8PM, FREE
It’s Summer Concert Series season! Pack a picnic and enjoy the music of a local band at Highland Heritage Regional Park. Kona Ice will be serving shaved ice. More details here.

Parker: Chess Club, 7-9PM, FREE
Make it a game night! Drop by our Parker location for some friendly chess competition for players of all ages and abilities. More info here.

Saturday, June 16

Castle Rock: Classic Rock Cruise-In Car Show, 10AM-3PM, FREE
Classic cars and live music — a perfect day for dads! This event in downtown Castle Rock also has bounce houses and family activities, plus food vendors on-site. More details here.

Castle Rock: SuperDad’s Day at the Outlets at Castle Rock, 1-3PM, FREE
Celebrate Father’s Day with a “super” themed experience that includes a meet and greet with different superheroes from iconic movies and comics, life-size board games, and a live DJ playing a superhero score. Wear a cape and receive a $5 Outlets at Castle Rock gift card, then shop for dad’s gift! Learn more.

Roxborough: Arrowhead Shores Concert Series, 6-9PM, FREE
That Eighties Band kicks off the Arrowhead Shores concert series. Enjoy live music, food and activities for all ages. Bring your own chairs, blankets and coolers. More info here.

Sunday, June 17

Castle Rock: Farmers Market, 11AM-3PM, FREE
Shop local produce, herbs, spices, honey and more at Festival Park. Learn more.

Lone Tree: Craft Lab, 2-4PM, FREE
Drop by the Studio in our Lone Tree location and make something crafty — like a gift for dad. More info here.

Littleton: Father’s Day Eagle Fest, 5:30-7PM, $
Presented by the Audubon Society of Greater Denver in partnership with Hawkquest. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a presentation of live eagles, falcons and other birds of prey, as well as other outdoors experiences. Drinks and desserts provided. Get more info here.

Wednesday, June 20

Parker: An Evening With Author Craig Grossi & Fred the Dog, 6:30-8:30PM, FREE
Craig is a former U.S. Marine who met Fred the dog on an Afghan battlefield. They’ll join us at our Parker branch to talk about how they rescued each other, and their new book, Craig & Fred. Books will be sold, including a Young Readers edition for ages 8-plus. Register here!

Lone Tree: Summer Solstice Guided Nature Hike in the Bluffs, 6-7:30PM, FREE
Celebrate the summer solstice in the Colorado outdoors. A professional naturalist will guide this hike in the Bluffs and provide info on how other cultures celebrate the first evening of summer and longest day of the year. Learn more here.

More Fun + Food

If you’re looking for good eats and fun treats this weekend, you found it! The Denver BBQ Festival features a whole lotta hog June 15-17. Indulge in Greek cuisine and festive music and entertainment at the Denver Greek Festival, June 15-17 — you don’t have to be Greek to have a good time! Escape to the “magical realm” of the Colorado Renaissance Festival, which kicks off Saturday, June 16.

Still More…

Create your own adventure with an Adventure Pass! Use your library card to book a pass to any of eight local cultural attractions.

Aspen Grove’s Family Film Night is Thursday, June 14, starting at 7 p.m. Kids can enjoy a jumpy house and bounce obstacle course, followed by a showing of The Wizard of Oz at dusk, for FREE!

Got extra energy? JumpStreet’s 10 Buck Tuesdays and Thursdays are back at its Littleton and Greenwood Village locations — jump for two hours for $10.

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