Special Events

Upcoming Events

2018 Nature Photography Contest & Gallery Night Event

The 2018 Nature Photography Gallery Night Event hosted by KC Nature at Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District and Ken-Caryl Art Guild will be held at Dakota Lodge from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 23. Light food will be provided and a cash bar will be available to attendees 21 and older. All Ken-Caryl Ranch residents and non-residents are welcome to attend the event.

Winners and honorable mentions from the KCR 2018 Nature Photography Contest will be named the night of the event in the categories of Wildlife, Botanic, and Landscape photography. Participants will be notified if their photograph has been selected for display at the gallery event by March 9, 2018. All photographs selected to be displayed must be brought to Dakota Lodge ready to hang between March 19 and March 22 (Click here for event details and official contest rules & requirements). The nature-themed photographs can be taken anywhere in the world so long as they were not taken of wildlife in a captive setting or caused any stress to wildlife.

Date: Friday, March 23
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Dakota Lodge
Fees: This event is free to attend. Registration required only for photo submissions.
Photo submission fees:
Resident: $5 per photo, limit 3
Non-Resident: $6 per photo, limit 3
*Photo submission automatically registers participants for the event.
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It is past the deadline to submit photos for the event.

Sponsored by Man Can and Mike’s Camera.









Easter Egg Hunt

Join us for the annual Easter Egg Hunt with thousands of eggs, raffle prizes and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Also featuring crafts brought by artSPARK, music and movement by Sally Bonkrude, kindness booth by BeStrongStory, and other activities! Don’t forget your cameras and your baskets!

Date: Sunday, March 18
Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Ranch House Park
Fee: Free!

Egg Hunt Times:

11:30 a.m. (0-2 years)
11:45 a.m. (2-4 years)
12:00 p.m. (5-7 years)
12:15 p.m. (8+ years)

Event Flyer
The Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by Susan Schell.

Spring Fling 2018

Explore what conservation looks like right in our own back yard as well as around Colorado and the globe. How can you and your family contribute to local conservation? Come find out through hands on activities, presentations and booths. You and your family can contribute to ongoing nature-based data collection through the Citizen Science project of your choice. This is a family-friendly event and all ages are welcome.

Topics include: Citizen Science, Wildlife safety here at KCR, Nature Journaling, Leave No Trace, Pet and Animal Welfare, and more.

Date: Sunday, April 29
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Dakota Lodge
Fee: This event is FREE. Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Community Recycling Event

The annual Community Recycling Event will be back again this spring with electronics recycling, paper shredding, tire recycling, paint disposal, trash disposal, and much more. Details will be available soon!

Date: Saturday, May 5
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Ranch House Parking Lot

Community Garage Sale

Host a garage sale at your home! There will be multiple sales throughout the neighborhood.

Date: Friday-Saturday, June 8-9
Time: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.




Special Event Sponsor Information

Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District’s annual special events offer a wide variety of sponsor and partnership opportunities. These events are a great way to connect with the community and show your support. Each event has different opportunities to get involved from sponsoring Santa at Holiday Happenings to hosting a booth and activity at Spring Fling. All partnerships include marketing exposure and onsite recognition during the event. Please call Kristen Peterka at 303-979-4070, ext .119, or kristenp@kcranch.org to learn more about sponsoring a special event for our community.

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