28 Things to Do in Douglas County This Weekend With Kids

Family Activities & Events in Highlands Ranch, Parker, Castle Rock, Lone Tree, & Nearby Areas

By Kyrie Collins, Macaroni KID Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree Publisher July 22, 2024

Are you looking for fun family activities this weekend in and near Douglas County? We've got some recommendations for you! 

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1. πŸ• Pizza Making Class ~ Fri/Sat through July (Ages 3-12) at 212 Pizza Co, Castle Rock

2. 🏈 Denver Broncos Training Camp ~ July 26-August 16 (All Ages) at Centura Health Training Center, Englewood

3. 🌾 SCFD Free Day (All Ages) at Four Mile Historic Park, Denver

4. 🎭 PAA Presents: The Wizard of Oz (All Ages) at St. Luke's UMC, Highlands Ranch

5. πŸ‘£ Big Foot Bash (All Ages) at Backcountry Wilderness Area, Highlands Ranch

6. πŸ₯• Elizabeth Friday Night Market & Music ~ Fridays through August 16 (All Ages) at Running Creek Park, Elizabeth

7. 🎨 KidZArt Youth Pizza & Paint Night: Seahorse Portrait (Ages 6-12) at Castle Rock Recreation Center

8. πŸ§’ Parent's Night Out (Ages 4-10) at Little Monkey Bizness, Parker

9. 🩰 Colorado Dance Center Presents Wonderland (All Ages) at PACE Center, Parker

10. 🎢 Music in the Park Series: Fedora Swing (All Ages) at Larkspur Community Park

11. πŸ‚ Western Heritage Welcome (All Ages) in Downtown Castle Rock

12. ⛰️ Guided Nature Hike: Urban Coyotes (All Ages) at Bluffs Regional Park, Lone Tree

13. 🎷 Culture on the Green: Michael Friedman (All Ages) at Civic Green Park, Highlands Ranch

14. 🎢 Tunes on the Terrace: Mistura Fina (Teens/Adults) at Lone Tree Arts Center


15. ♾️ Summer Low Sensory Morning (All Ages) at Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street

16. 🀠 Douglas County Fair Parade (All Ages) in Downtown Castle Rock

17. 🏰 47th Colorado Renaissance Festival ~ Sat/Sun through August 4 (All Ages) at Festival Grounds, Larkspur

18. 🎭 Roxy Puppet Theater (Ages 3-7) at Roxborough State Park

19. πŸ₯‹ Youth Self-Defense Workshop: Basic Level (Ages 10-12) at Lone Tree Hub

20. πŸ’ Kids Club: Air-Dry Clay Rings (Ages 4+) at Michaels

21. πŸ¦… Flock to the Library: Free-Flying Birds of Prey (All Ages) at DCL in Highlands Ranch

22. πŸŽ‰ 2024 Annual Cookout (All Ages/Abilities) at The Arc Arapahoe, Douglas, & Elbert Counties, Centennial

23. πŸ‘’ Boots & Brews (All Ages) at Festival Park, Castle Rock

24. 🍿 Sensory-Friendly Film ~ Inside Out 2 (PG) at participating AMC Theatres

25. πŸ¦… Flock to the Library: Free-Flying Birds of Prey (All Ages) at DCL in Roxborough

26. ✨ Unreal LLC Presents The Mind Reader (All Ages) at Lone Tree Arts Center


27. ♾️ Exceptional Rodeo (Children with Disabilities) at Douglas County Fair & Rodeo, Castle Rock

28. πŸ‘Έ Princess Party at the Castle: Lily Pad Princess and Rapunzel (All Ages) at Cherokee Ranch & Castle, Sedalia

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