Weekend Escape: July 19-25

Outdoor movies, live music, and more family-friendly activities await. Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, July 19

Lone Tree: RidgeGate Summer Beats, 5PM, FREE

Bring the family out for a picnic and a night of live music from Chris Daniels and the Kings. Food trucks will be on-site with food for purchase. Learn more here.

Parker: Discovery Park Summer Concert Series, 6PM, FREE

Enjoy a free concert at Discovery Park. Bring your picnic blankets and baskets to enjoy the sounds of Wash Park. Food trucks will be on-site with food for purchase. Learn more here.

Castle Rock: Tunes for Trails/Perks for Parks, 6:30PM, FREE

Listen to music outdoors at Philip S. Miller Park. Enjoy yard games, bounce houses, and food for purchase. Tonight’s band is That Eighties Band. Learn more here.

Highlands Ranch: Highlands Ranch Summer Concert Series, 6:30PM, FREE

Bring a picnic and enjoy great music at Highlands Heritage Regional Park. Kona Ice will be selling shaved ice. Tonight’s band is Groove N’ Motion. Learn more here.

Highlands Ranch: Geeks Who Read Teen Trivia, 6:30PM, FREE

Teams test their knowledge about movies, music, books and pop culture in a fun trivia competition. Learn more here.

Friday, July 20

Denver: Joy Park Free Nights, 4PM, FREE

Explore 30,000 square feet of outdoor adventure space for FREE at the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus. Learn more here.

Saturday, July 21

Denver: Summer Low Sensory Mornings, 8AM, FREE

Experience a quiet and sensory-friendly visit to the Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street before public hours. Learn more here.

Highlands Ranch: Touch-a-Truck, 9AM, FREE

Get a chance to go behind the wheel of a fire engine. Meet hometown heroes and explore other vehicles, including big rigs, police cars, a Batmobile, and more. Learn more here.

Larkspur: Colorado Renaissance Festival, 10AM, $-$$

Eat, drink and be merry at the Colorado Renaissance Festival! Enjoy nonstop entertainment every weekend through August 5. Learn more here.

Castle Rock: Castle Rock WineFest, 2PM, $$

This outdoor wine tasting event features more than two dozen wineries and over 180 varieties of Colorado wine. Learn more here.

Castle Rock: Outdoor Movie Night at CALF’s Lowell Ranch, 7:30PM, $

Meet Ferdinand the calf and see Ferdinand the movie! Price includes a tour of CALF’s barnyard and livestock, snacks, and an outdoor showing of Ferdinand (PG). A s’mores kit complete with marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate will be provided to each family. Bring your own blanket or lawn chairs. Learn more here.

Sunday, July 22

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.

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.

Castle Rock: Free Yoga in the Park, 9AM, FREE

Practice yoga outdoors in Philip S. Miller Park. 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.

Monday, July 23

Littleton: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Kids Camp, 11AM, $

The Land Before Time is playing July 23-27, and you pick the ticket price: $1, $3 or $5. All Kids Camp ticket sales in July benefit Douglas County Libraries Foundation. Reserve your seat.

Castle Pines: Adventures in Art, 1:30PM, FREE

Kids ages 6-12 will make folded, clock-eating crocodiles in this interactive art program, using guided drawing, oil pastels, markers and watercolor. Learn more here.

Wednesday, July 25

Castle Pines: Animal Adventures, 4:30PM, FREE

What animals live in Neverland? Kids ages 2-12 will join experts from Nature’s Educators, plus live doves, toads, rabbits and owls, to explore where the critters live, what they eat, and how they survive. Learn more here.

 

Still More…

There are several festivals happening around the Denver area this weekend, including German Fest, the Mile High Global Bazaar, Pearl Street Arts Fest, Evergreen Summerfest, Orthodox Food Festival & Old Globeville Days, and Bikes and Big Wheels.

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