Weekend Escape: July 26-August 1

Summer isn’t over yet! Your Weekend Escape includes some great summertime activities and events that get you outside to enjoy the beauty and heritage of Colorado.

Thursday, July 26

Highlands Ranch: Summer Concert Series – Fab4, 6:30PM, FREE
If you like the Beatles, don’t miss this tribute band! Pack a picnic and enjoy the summer evening. More info here.

Parker: Discovery Park Concert Series – That Eighties Band, 6PM, FREE
Flash back to the ‘80s at this lively concert. More info here.

Friday, July 27

Castle Pines: TLC Presents: Ready Player One, 5:30PM, FREE
Catch a showing of the recently released film (PG-13), play ‘80s trivia, and enjoy movie snacks at our Castle Pines location. Learn more and register here.

Castle Rock: Western Heritage Welcome, 6PM, FREE
This kickoff to the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo starts with cowhands driving a herd of longhorn steer and cattle through downtown Castle Rock. Then, enjoy lots of Western activities at Festival Park. All the details here.

Highlands Ranch: Culture on the Green – Fiesta Colorado, 6:30PM, FREE
Enjoy a festive evening of Hispanic culture with song and dance performances at Civic Green Park. More details here.

Lone Tree: July Full Moon Hike, 7:30PM, FREE
Experience the nearly simultaneous setting sun and rising moon on this guided, moderate 2-mile hike. Kids are welcome! Learn more and register here.

Saturday, July 28

Littleton: Explore Chatfield State Park, 7AM, FREE
Take an early morning expert-guided field trip and explore various bird habitats in Chatfield State Park. All ability levels welcome for this 1- to 3-mile hike. Learn more.

Castle Rock: Fair and Rodeo Parade, 9:30AM, FREE
Everyone loves a parade, and this one is lively. More information here.

Roxborough: Roxy Puppet Theater, 10AM, FREE-$
Enjoy wild and wacky puppet tales of Roxborough wildlife. The event is free, but there is a $7 state parks entrance fee. More details here.

Parker: Parent-Child Art Class, 1PM, $
Parents, enjoy an afternoon of art with your kids ages 9-13. Learn more here.

Sunday, July 29

Various locations: Farmers Markets, FREE
Purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods and more from local growers and vendors at farmers markets in Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, and Parker.

Monday, July 30

Littleton: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Kids Camp – Despicable Me, 11AM, $
Don’t miss the last week of pick-your-price film screenings at Alamo’s Kids Camp. Starting Monday, check out Despicable Me for $1, $3 or $5, with all ticket proceeds benefiting Douglas County Libraries Foundation. Reserve your seat today!

Lone Tree: Animal Adventures, 2:30PM, FREE
Join Nature’s Educators at our Lone Tree location to learn about the cute critters that live in Neverland. They’ll have live doves, toads, rabbits and owls, and we’ll learn all about them in this Summer Reading Program event. Ages 2-12. Register here!

Wednesday, August 1

Highlands Ranch: Sunset Hayride, 6PM, $
Enjoy the sunset over the Rockies during a horse-drawn hayride into the backcountry wilderness area. Info and registration details here.

Lone Tree: Sunset Birdwatching, 6PM, FREE
Take a naturalist-guided sunset stroll and enjoy the birds when they’re most visible and active. Kids are welcome on this gentle 2-mile hike. Learn more and register here.

Still More…
There are plenty more summer festivals and events to take in this weekend, including Buffalo Bill Days in Golden, the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival at Sloan’s Lake, and Conifer’s Elevation Celebration. Or do some bargain shopping at one of DCL’s used book sale events. Maybe pick up a great audiobook or two for wherever the road takes you. Proceeds benefit Douglas County Libraries Foundation.

 

 

 

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