Weekend Escape: July 6-11

July is made for farmers markets, outdoor music and ice cream. You’ll find all that and more happening this weekend in and around Douglas County.


Saturday, July 7

Castle Rock: Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge Denver, 8:30AM, $$

The entire family can compete in this obstacle course designed for kids (ages 5-16). Traverse rock walls, army-crawl through mud pits, rope-swing over water, and more. The event occurs both Saturday and Sunday. Learn more here.

Denver: Free First Saturday, 9AM, FREE

General admission is free on the first Saturday of the month at the Denver Art Museum. Explore family-friendly exhibits. Learn more here.

Westminster: 1870s Vintage Baseball Game, 9:30AM, FREE

Watch a classic baseball game played by 1870s rules! Hot dogs, brats, peanuts and drinks will be available for purchase. Learn more here.

Larkspur: Colorado Renaissance Festival, 10AM, $$

Flash back to the 16th century and journey through a medieval city. Enjoy full-armor jousting, tasty turkey legs, music, and a marketplace featuring more than 200 artisans. Saturday and Sunday. Learn more here.

Castle Rock: Storytime at the Park, 10:45AM, FREE

Join Mr. Cliff for stories, music, magic and lots of laughs at Festival Park. Learn more here.

Sunday, July 8

Parker: Parker Farmers Market, 8AM, FREE

Support local farmers by shopping at this vibrant market packed with Colorado vegetable and fruit growers. Learn more here.

Highlands Ranch: Highlands Ranch Farmers Market, 10AM, FREE

Select fresh-baked goods, fruits and vegetables for your family from local farmers. Learn more here.

Castle Rock: Castle Rock Farmers Market, 11AM, FREE

Castle Rock’s NEW Sunday Farmers Market features a variety of vendors with everything from fresh, local produce to grass-fed meats, plus local artisans and much more! Learn more here.

Monday, July 9

Littleton: Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp, 11AM, $

You pick the price — $1, $3, or $5 — and all proceeds benefit Douglas County Libraries. This week’s showing is Monsters vs. Aliens. See the show any weekday (Monday-Friday) at 11AM. Learn more here.

Tuesday, July 10

Parker: Movin’ & Groovin’ Family Video Challenge: Orientation, 3:30PM, FREE

DCL challenges you to create a video that moves us to tears or laughter, inspires us with heart, or gets us groovin’ to the beat. At the orientation, you will get the guidelines for your video submission and will spend the first half of the session familiarizing your group with the Recording Studio equipment. During the second half of the session you’ll learn how to utilize the computers available to edit your videos. Learn more and register here.

Wednesday, July 11

Various 7-Eleven Locations: 7/11 Day, 11AM, FREE

Get a free small Slurpee from participating 7-Elevens from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. while supplies last. Learn more here.

Highlands Ranch: STEAMWorks, 4PM, FREE

Drop in and explore topics related to science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Learn more here.

Highlands Ranch: Ice Cream Social, 6PM, $

Enjoy an evening of ice cream, food and fun at the annual Ice Cream Social in Civic Green Park. Learn more here.


Still More…

It’s time for the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Enjoy music and arts, including interactive activities for the kids. Check out local museums for free! Use your DCL library card to access an Adventure Pass today. 

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