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💏 Babysitter-Worthy Events for July

Date night ideas in Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker, and Surrounding Areas

By Kyrie Collins, Macaroni KID Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree Publisher January 30, 2022

Being a parent is rewarding and fulfilling, but having a little time for yourself is essential! Regular date nights can strengthen relationships, increase communication, and allow you to de-stress. And ultimately, happy parents make happy kids!

If dinner and a movie are your "go-to" for an adults-only event, we've found a few new ways for you to connect with your mate or your besties.

Please Note: Registration may be required, even for free events. Click the event title to view the calendar listing with full details.


Looking for outdoor concerts, yoga in the park, farmers' markets, and other seasonal fun? You'll find it in the 2022 Macaroni KID Douglas County ULTIMATE SUMMER FUN Guide!


Now through July 17 ~ Dixie's Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull...
Garner Galleria Theater • Tickets start at $46
What do a jeweled crown, a cardboard cutout of Julie Andrews, and a box of moon pies have in common? Put on your cowboy boots, walk into her favorite honky-tonk, and spend the night with Dixie to find out as she swaps her Tupperware bowls for a mechanical bull.

Now through July 17 ~ Footloose: The Musical
PACE Center • Tickets start at $29
To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top 40 score augmented with dynamic new songs, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.

Wednesday, July 6 ~ Adult Swim Party
Eastridge Recreation Center • $5
Be cool at the pool — WITHOUT the kids! Enjoy music, beverages (cash bar), and some much-deserved "You Time" with your friends! Bring your float, a picnic dinner or snacks, and your ID for the cash bar.

Wednesday, July 6 ~ Adult Night at Pirates Cove
Pirates Cove Water Park • $11-$16
This night is reserved for those 18 years and older. Leave the little buccaneers at home and enjoy some downtime. The concession stand will be open so bring your appetite.

Friday, July 8 ~ Tunes on the Terrace: Jarabe Mexicano
Lone Tree Arts Center • $40-$45
Jarabe Mexicano invites audiences on a joyride through a versatile songbook of Mexican Folk, Rock & Roll, Tex-Mex, Latin Rock, and Reggae-Cumbia. Performing on stringed folk instruments accompanied by lively percussion, Jarabe’s dramatic, harmonized vocals in Spanish and English have gained admiration from audiences across the country.

Saturday, July 9 ~ Oaked & Smoked
Eastridge Recreation Center • GA: $50 | DD: $15
Enjoy an afternoon outside sampling American whiskeys from all over the United States including bourbons, ryes, single barrels, and other assorted styles paired with delicious grilled and barbecued delights. Your General Admission ticket includes unlimited half-ounce samples of whiskey and one full BBQ meal.

Friday, July 15 ~ An Evening with Eleanor Brown
DCL in Highlands Ranch • FREE!
Enjoy an evening with New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Brown, who will talk about her new novel, Any Other Family, followed by a book signing. Books will be sold at the event courtesy of the Tattered Cover Book Store.

Friday, July 15 & Saturday, July 16 ~ Jamie Salinas
Theatre of Dreams • $30-$35
Jamie Salinas is an award winner in the art of sleight of hand magic. Jamie has performed his magic for royalty, celebrities, and American and foreign presidents. His magic has been featured at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood and on television around the world.

Saturday, July 16 ~ Station Street BrewFest
Lincoln Station • $30
Listen to live music, eat delicious food, and enjoy beer tastings from several local breweries (full bar available for non-beer drinkers).

Saturday, July 16 ~ Castle Rock WineFest
Bison Park • GA: $55-$65 | DD: $18
The Castle Rock Chamber’s Annual WineFest is an outdoor wine tasting event that offers more than two dozen wineries and over 180 varietals of Colorado wine. This event draws wine aficionados for its fabulous wine tastings, live music, unique artisan vendors, and amazing food trucks too.

Wednesday, July 20 Adult Night at Pirates Cove
Pirates Cove Water Park • $11-$16
This night is reserved for those 18 years and older. Leave the little buccaneers at home and enjoy some downtime. The concession stand will be open so bring your appetite.

Friday, July 22 ~ Nancy Wilson's Heart
Philip S. Miller Park • Tickets start at $39
The intimate setting and amazing acoustics have made the Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park one of Colorado’s most sought-after live-music venues. You won't want to miss Nancy Wilson's Heart with vocalist Kimberly Nichole and special guest Cari Dell.

Friday, July 22 ~ Tunes on the Terrace: Barbaro
Lone Tree Arts Center • $40-$45
Barbaro’s musical vision explores their collective life experiences through intricate instrumentation, creatively blending traditional music into a style that is all their own. The Minneapolis-Winona-based rising stars have created their eclectic sound through original songwriting inspired by bluegrass, jazz, and chamber music.

Sunday, July 24 ~ Parasol Arts presents Tango Portrait of Love
Lone Tree Arts Center • $29-$34
Tango Portraits of Love is an exploration of love and human relationships through the narration of poetry, lyrics, philosophy, and Argentine Tango. It is thought-provoking, funny, and moving.

Thursday, July 28 ~ The Parker Players present Sketch and the City
The Bug Theater • $15
Trying to date in Denver is not for the faint of heart, so all we can do is laugh. This original sketch comedy show is presented in a Second City Revue style.

Friday, July 29 ~ Wine Walk
Downtown Parker • $25-$30
Spend an evening outside enjoying wine and discovering businesses in Downtown Parker. More than 20 merchants will be pouring wine on the last Friday of the month from May through September. Your ticket includes 10 one-ounce tastes, a wine glass, and a wine walk map.

Saturday, July 30 ~ Archaeology Hike
Cherokee Ranch & Castle • $35
Join this informative 2.5-mile hike to explore the rich archeological history of Douglas County. Visit the excavation site on Cherokee Mountain and examine an ancient quarry where the natives sculpted tools from local stone. Learn about what the scientists have found and what they hope to find in the future.


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