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Top 18 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 4, 2022

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

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We update this article every Monday. We have not attended all events, and we encourage parents to use their 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.

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FRIDAY, JULY 8

1. 🛶 Paddle Days ~ Fri-Sun (All Ages) at Rueter-Hess Reservoir, Castle Rock

2. 🎶 Music in the Park Series: DOTSERO (All Ages) at Larkspur Community Park

3. 🍌 Banana Spectacular (Ages 1-8) at Play Street Museum, Highlands Ranch

4. 🏊 Float 'n' Flick: Rio (All Ages) at Dolphinz Swim School, Parker

5. 🍿 Outdoor Movie: How to Train Your Dragon (PG) at Backcountry Wilderness Area, Highlands Ranch

6. 🎭 Footloose: The Musical ~ June 24-July 17 (Ages 10+) at PACE Center, Parker

7. 🎩 Magical Movie Night ~ Inkheart (PG) at Civic Green Park, Highlands Ranch

8. 🎶 Tunes on the Terrace: Jarabe Mexicano (All Ages) at Lone Tree Arts Center

SATURDAY, JULY 9

9. 🎨 (Art) Lessons & Lemonade (4th-8th Grade) at PACE Center, Parker

10. ☀️ Sunshine and Storytime (Ages 0-5) at Backcountry Wilderness Area, Highlands Ranch

11. 🏰 45th Colorado Renaissance Festival ~ Weekends through August 7 (All Ages) in Larkspur

12. 🐐 Goat Picnic Hike (All Ages) at Backcountry Wilderness Area, Highlands Ranch

13. 🌙 Wild Summer (Ages 7-13) at Backcountry Wilderness Area, Highlands Ranch

14. 🎶 Concert Series on the Rox: Kris Ditson (All Ages) at Roxborough State Park, Littleton

SUNDAY, JULY 10

15. 🥞 Pancake Breakfast (All Ages) at Parker Senior Center

16. 😊 Empowering Kids: Happiness Flip Workshop (Ages 7-9) at Westridge Recreation Center, Highlands Ranch

17. 🐍 Jungle Slime (Ages 1-8) at Play Street Museum, Highlands Ranch

18. ⛰️ Campfire Hike (All Ages) at Backcountry Wilderness Area, Highlands Ranch

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