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 September 14, 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 60 (!!!) events on our calendar this weekend! Want to see them all? Go to the Macaroni KID calendar!


1. ๐Ÿ‚ Parker Oktoberfest ~ September 17-19 (All Ages) at O'Brien Park

2. ๐ŸŽจ Youth Paint Night: Jungle Sloth (Ages 6-14) at The MAC, Castle Rock

3. ๐ŸฆŒ Elk Bugling Hike (Ages 10+) at Backcountry Wilderness Area, Highlands Ranch

4. ๐Ÿฟ Kids Night In: Boss Baby (Ages 3-12) at Southridge Rec Center, Highlands Ranch

5. ๐ŸŽจ Teen Night: Colorful Elephant at My Art Experience (Ages 13+) at My Art Experience, Parker

6. ๐ŸŽฉ Eric Buss Inventive Comedy Magic ~ September 17-18 (All Ages) at Theatre of Dreams, Castle Rock


7. ๐Ÿƒ So Long to Summer 5K (All Ages) at Salisbury Park, Parker

8. ๐ŸŽจ Super Saturday: PJ Party Workshop (Ages 1.5-6 years) at KidCreate Studio, Parker

9. ๐Ÿ‚ Fall Festival ~ Sat-Sun through October 31 (All Ages) at The Patch in Elizabeth

10. ๐Ÿ‚ Castle Rock Oktoberfest (All Ages) at Wilcox Square

11. ๐Ÿ‚ Highlands Ranch Oktoberfest (All Ages) at Town Center South

12. ๐Ÿ‘ช Skate & Climb Night (All Ages) at Parker Fieldhouse

13. ๐Ÿ’ƒ '90s Dance Jam (All Ages) at Highland Heritage Regional Park, Highlands Ranch


14. ๐Ÿคน Passport to Culture: Reid Belstock ~ The Jerry Lewis of Juggling (Ages 3-12) at Lone Tree Arts Center

15. ๐Ÿ“š Middle-Grade Readers Book Club: Hoot by Carl Hiaasen (Ages 8-12) at Books Are Awesome, Parker

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