Cigar and Spirit Pairing: August 16, 6:00-8:00 pm Advance tickets for the tasting are $17 and $20 the day of the tasting, if not sold out. Proceed benefit the Highlands Ranch Community Scholarship Fund.
Jazz at the Mansion: August 14, 6:30-8:30 pm Smooth, easy-listening jazz punctuates this delightful program. The historic Highlands Ranch Mansion provides the perfect backdrop for a jazz performance as well as the proper atmosphere for a casual, comfortable event on the green. Sit back, relax and listen to the beautiful music.
CAA Highlands Ranch Days: September 4, 5, & 6, 9:00 am- 2:00 pm History is fun and educational—especially at Highlands Ranch Days. Join in this celebration of your community’s heritage with western entertainment, livestock displays, historical re-enactments, hay rides, and much more. Discover bygone eras when pioneers, black smiths, fur trappers, gold panners, and Native Americans roamed Highlands Ranch. On Saturday, don’t miss the pancake breakfast (additional charge).
Doggie Splash & Pet Expo: September 7, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm Calling all nice doggies! Come and have a ball with all your friends as we open the Westridge Outdoor Pool to our canine companions. Then take a stroll through the many Pet Exhibitors and purchase that perfect, leash, toy for fido, adopt a dog or learn a new way to enjoy your dog.
CAA Oktoberfest: September 20, 12:00-10:00 pm Oktoberfest is fun for all ages. Gather your family and friends together for a cultural experience that will delight your children and entertain the adults. Purchase genuine German food, dance to the music of a German band, polka with authentic German folk dancers, and imbibe German beers from Paulaner. It’s an evening of non-stop entertainment for the kids, too. Children can play midway games and bounce on inflatables until their hearts are content.
CAA Classical Music Series: September 25, October 23, & November 13, 6:30-8:00 pm Enjoy the ambiance of a chamber setting in the historic mansion's solarium with music written near the turn of the century. Each concert will tie in a theme relating to the history of the mansion.
CAA Showtime at Southridge-Magic Show: October 17, 7:00-8:00 pm Grab the family and join us for an exciting new evening of magic and illusion. A professional magician will delight people of all ages with astounding illusions.
Coffee Tasting: October 18, 9:30-11 am Starbucks
baristas educate on different blends of coffee, the best brewing
methods and then lead a tasting of the different types of coffee. For
Indoor Garage Sale: October 3, 8:00 am- 3:00 pm Search for one-of-a-kind finds, or consider purchasing a booth space to sell treasures of your own. If you would like to purchase a booth, pre-registration of booths is necessary and applications can be found on the HRCA web site. Come early to find the best deals, and don’t forget your wallet!
Fall Craft Show: October 11 & 12, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm This two-day show features items that have been lovingly handcrafted by the artists. The majority of these crafters are from the Highlands Ranch area. All have gone through a rigorous jury to determine their eligibility to participate in the show. Some of the criteria used by the jury include uniqueness of product, quality of craftsmanship, booth display, and pricing. You will be delighted at the creativity shown in their work. Items exhibited include jewelry; bath products; pottery; wooden crafts; floral arrangements; wreaths; precious baby and children’s articles; fused glass vases and bowls; hand-knit scarves, shawls, afghans; and a multitude of other object of art and apparel. The Fall Craft Show is the perfect place to find that unique, one-of-a kind, handcrafted gift.
Paranormal Party: October 15 & 16, 6:30-8:45 pm Come to the Highlands Ranch Mansion for the Paranormal Party to discover whether or not ghosts inhabit the mansion. Spirit PI has conducted investigations and uncovered spooky findings.
Haunted Forest: October 24, 7:00-10:00 pm Welcome to the Backcountry Wilderness Area Haunted Forest, where the darkness of the forest hides what or who is lurking unexpectedly in the shadows. There are no walls to protect you from the horrors that lurk in the trees, and no roof to keep out the howling October winds. Come see if you are brave enough to make it through this forest of fear!
Trick or Treat Street: October 25, 11:00 am- 2:00 pm Put on your costume and grab your trick-or-treat bag! Local businesses provide treats for all the “little ghosts and goblins!” And each family can choose a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.
Jewelry and Holiday Gift Fair: November 1, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm Just in time for the holidays! This show features jewelry, accessories and many other Holiday gifts from handcrafters and commercial retailers. It’s the perfect opportunity to purchase unique necklaces, bracelets, earrings, scarves, purses and much more.
CAA Murder Mystery Theater: November 7, 7:00-9:00 pm Enjoy catered light appetizers and a cash bar while talking with characters who give hidden clues as to who could have committed the crime. Later join with other detectives and try to discover the culprit in the Highlands Ranch Mansion. 21+
Wine 101: November 15, 6:00-8:00 pm Advance tickets for the tasting are $17 and $20 the
day of the tasting, if not sold out. Proceed benefit the Highlands Ranch
Community Scholarship Fund.
CAA Showtime at Southridge-The Nutcracker Highlights: November 28, 7:00-8:00 pm and November 29, 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm The International Youth Ballet acclaimed production of “The Nutcracker” is a one-hour performance specifically designed for children and families. This perfect introduction to the world’s most famous ballet features favorite characters such as the Nutcracker, the Mouse King, Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy, all in full costume. Advance purchase of tickets is strongly recommended.
“Hometown Holiday” Celebration: December 5, 4:30-7:30 pm This winter wonderland is an open house event with something for everyone! It is a fun-filled holiday celebration that includes caroling, food, games, crafts and a visit by Santa! Don't miss the tree lighting at 5:00 sharp!
Sparkling Wine Tasting: December 5, 5:30-7:30 pm Celebrate the holidays in style this year! Enjoy appetizers while you sample sparkling wines. This is a social event at the Tattered Cover Bookstore to help select sparkling wines for your holiday celebrations. Held in conjunction with the Hometown Holiday. 21+
Holiday Teddy Bear Tea: December 6, 10:30 am- 12:00 pm Delight in this special Holiday Teddy Bear Tea party with all the trimmings and warm your little one’s heart with a special outing together! After tea, enjoy a fun-filled show. This is a great way to create charming memories for ages two - twelve.
Hanukkah Happening: December 14, 12:25-3:30 pm Come join us at this annual celebration! For nearly two decades, this special Hanukkah celebration event has attracted Highlands Ranch neighbors who share a commonality of religion and culture. From noon to 8 pm, this celebration is full of great food, stories, games, and spinning dreidels! Contact the Jewish Community leader at 303-470-6652 for details on this event.
House Decorating Contest: December 4, entry deadline Show your holiday spirit by dressing up your house for the Christmas holiday. Judges will drive the homes of candidates and decide who has the best dressed home for the Holidays. Awards will be given out to the top three homeowners.
CAA Holiday Concert: December 12, 7:00-8:00 pm Celebrate the season with the sound of music of the holidays. Entertainers will share everyone’s favorite Christmas melodies through music and song. A great way to share the holidays with family and friends.
Breakfast with Santa: December 13, 9:00-10:30 am It’s sleigh-loads of holiday cheer for all good little girls and boys! Enjoy a pancake breakfast and a visit with Santa.
Winter Market: December 13 & 14, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm Tired of all the frantic hustle and bustle of the holidays? Visit the HRCA's Winter Market. We are teaming with Denver Farmers' Market to bring you unusual gift ideas, handmade items, and foods for that special gift or holiday meal. So, bundle up and stroll through the market stalls of Colorado farmers and crafters. The laid-back atmosphere will get you into the spirit of the season. You're sure to find something that will make your holiday warm and inviting for your family and friends.