Weekend Escape: August 3-8

It’s the last weekend before school starts, which means summer is coming to an end. Here is our last Weekend Escape. Enjoy cycling, aerobatic flybys, art, international cuisine, and more this weekend.

Friday, August 3

Littleton: Littleton Twilight Criterium & Bike Fest, 4:30PM, FREE

See pro and elite bicycle racing while enjoying a beer garden, live music, and a kids zone in downtown Littleton. Learn more here.

Saturday, August 4

Westminster: Rocky Mountain Air and Ground Festival, 9AM, $

See aerobatic acts and flybys from unique aircrafts. Admission is free, but parking is $5. Learn more here.

Denver: Free First Saturday at Denver Art Museum, 10AM, FREE

Enjoy art and family-friendly activities like gallery games and hands-on art. More information here.

Denver: Free Day at Denver Firefighters Museum, 10AM, FREE

Enjoy Fun at the Firehouse on this free day thanks to the SCFD. There will be the chance to meet real Denver firefighters! More information here.

Denver: Free Summer Family Day, 10AM, FREE

It’s a free day at the Clyfford Still Museum. Enjoy festivities like art-making activities, face painting, and more. Learn more here.

Larkspur: Colorado Renaissance Festival, 10AM, $

It’s the last weekend to eat, drink and be merry at this annual festival. Enjoy comedy, music, dancing, jousting and more. Learn more here.

Denver: Denver International Festival, 11AM, FREE

Enjoy music, international flavors, and more at this festival in Civic Center Park. There will be face painting, balloon animals, bouncy houses, and art stations for the kids. More information here.

Castle Pines: Crafternoons, 1PM, FREE

Ready, set, craft! Past projects have included needlecrafts, painting, leatherwork, jewelry making, drawing and more. Learn more here.

Parker: Movies in the Park, 6:30PM, FREE

Enjoy The LEGO Batman Movie at O’Brien Park. Bring your picnic basket and enjoy vendor booths, music and games. The movie starts at dusk. Learn more here.

Highlands Ranch: Kids in the Park Performance, 6:30PM, FREE

The Highlands Ranch Concert Band and Swing Shift Jazz Band will play music for kids, such as songs from Harry Potter and Star Wars, while dressed in costumes. Learn more here.

Castle Rock: Fireworks Display in Castle Rock, 9:15PM, FREE

Just in time for the 100th celebration of the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo! Don’t miss what is expected to be one of Douglas County’s most spectacular fireworks displays all summer. More information here.

Sunday, August 5

Parker: Parker Honey Festival, 9AM, FREE

Learn about honeybees from local beekeepers, try on a beekeeper’s suit, and sample honey. Learn more here.

Tuesday, August 7

Aurora: Plains Conservation Center Free Day, 9AM, FREE

Enjoy special ecological and historical educational programming, wagon rides, fun family games, and refreshments on this SCFD free day. Learn more here.

Littleton: Chatfield Farms Free Day, 9AM, FREE

Enjoy a free day at Chatfield Farms courtesy of SCFD. More information here.

Denver: Free First Tuesday Night, 4PM, FREE

Play for free at the Children’s Museum of Denver from 4-8 p.m. Learn more here.

Roxborough: Slick Science, 4:30PM, FREE
Calling all mad scientists! Kids ages 6-12 experiment with fun science concepts. This month: Earthquake Engineering. More information here.

Wednesday, August 8

Parker: Movin’ & Groovin’ Family Video Challenge, 9:30AM, FREE

Create a video that moves us to tears or laughter, inspires us with heart, or gets us groovin’ to the beat. Attend an orientation to learn how to use the Parker location’s Recording Studio equipment and software. Learn more here.


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