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Top 15 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, Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree Publisher July 20, 2021

Looking for family fun activities happening in Douglas County this weekend? We've got some recommendations below!

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We update this article every Tuesday. We have not attended all events, and we encourage parents to use their own judgment when choosing which events to attend. Age recommendations are provided by the venue.

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NOTE: We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of event information and update our calendar when we learn of changes or cancellations. However, we recommend checking with the venue to make sure an event is taking place as planned.

We have more than 50 events on our calendar this weekend! Want to see them all? Visit highlandsranch.macaronikid.com/events!

Looking for seasonal events and activities? Visit our ULTIMATE Summer Fun Guide at bit.ly/MKDCSummerFUNGuide.

FRIDAY, JULY 23

1. 🎶 Music in the Park: The John Saunders Band (All Ages)at Larkspur Community Park

2. 🙆 Culture on the Green: Mudra Dance Studio (All Ages)at Civic Green Park in Highlands Ranch

3. ⛰️ Setting of the Sun and Full Moon Rising Hike (Ages 10+) at Cherokee Ranch & Castle in Sedalia

4. 🚴 Pedal the Moon (All Ages) on the East Plum Creek Trail in Castle Rock

5. 🌕 Guided Nature Hike: A Walk Under the Full “Buck Moon” (All Ages) at Bluffs Regional Park

6. 🚀 Galaxy DCL: Movie Under the Stars – Wall-E (Rated G) at DCL in Lone Tree

7. 🎞️ Outdoor Movie: Inside Out (PG) at Backcountry Wilderness Area in Highlands Ranch

SATURDAY, JUNE 24

8. 🧒 Little Leapers ~ T/Th/Sat (Jumping-Age 4) at Sky Zone Parker

9. 🦋 Rox-Revealed: Butterfly Hike along the Willow Creek Trail (Ages 6+) at Roxborough State Park

10. 🌟 East/West Regional Trail Grand Opening Celebration (All Ages) at Rueter-Hess Incline Trail

11. 🏍️ 3rd Annual Smoke Fest (All Ages) at Mile High Harley-Davidson of Parker

12. 👪 Skate & Climb Night (All Ages)at the Parker Fieldhouse

13. 🎞️ Outdoor Movie: Jurassic Park (PG-13) at Backcountry Wilderness Area in Highlands Ranch

SUNDAY, JUNE 25

14. 🚣 Paddle Days ~ Friday-Sunday from May 28-September 6 (All Ages)at Rueter-Hess Reservoir

15. 🏰 44th Colorado Renaissance Festival ~ Weekends through August 22 (All Ages) in Larkspur



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