Special Events

Upcoming Events

Doggie Dip Day

Doggie DipPlease join us for the 12th Annual Doggie Dip Day. The canine event will include diving, swimsuit, and retrieving contests among other activities. There are three 60-minute sessions with up to 30 dogs allowed in each session. The sessions include 30 minutes of “open swim” time followed by 30 minutes of games and contests.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 19
Time: 11 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Location: Ranch House Pool
Fee: Resident: $5/dog Non-Resident: $8/dog
Times & Course Numbers:
Session 1: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Course #44750
Session 2: 12:10 – 1:10 p.m. Course #44751
Session 3: 1:20 – 2:20 p.m. Course #44752

Doggie Dip Registration

Barn BrewHa

Join us for a day of boot stompin’ fun as we celebrate the coming fall. Live music, beer garden, food, tours of the Equestrian Center, KC Nature activities and more! Stay tuned for more information!

Date: Saturday, Sept. 23
Time: 12 – 5 p.m.
Location: Dakota Lodge and Equestrian Center
Ages: All ages


Family Fright Night & Haunted Trail

Celebrate Halloween with a costume contest, pumpkin painting and more spooky fun at Family Fright Night. Join us on the Haunted Trail for a family friendly hike by the Bradford Pool where we meet some not-so-scary local wildlife who teach us about life in our open space.

Date: Friday, Oct. 27
Time: 4 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Dakota Lodge 4-7 p.m. and Bradford Park 6-8:30 p.m.
Ages: All ages

Veterans Day Celebration

Join us in celebrating our Veterans with a ceremony at the Veterans Monument.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 11
Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Veterans Monument


Gobble Wobble 5K and Fun Run

“Gobble and Wobble” your way through the 3rd Annual 5k and Fun Run in the Ken-Caryl Ranch Valley. This great family run helps raise funds to support the trails and open space and is an excellent way to burn some calories before the big Turkey Day!

Date: Sunday, Nov. 12
Time: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Dakota Lodge
Ages: All ages


Christmas Tree Sale

The annual Christmas Tree Sale offers residents trees freshly cut from Ken-Caryl Ranch Open Space forest management areas. A limited number of trees will be available on a first come, first served basis. Rangers are requesting donations in exchange for the trees, and the donations will be used to offset expenses in the open space program. If you have any questions, contact the Ranger Staff at 303-979-1876, ext. 170.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 2
Time: 8 – 10 a.m.
Location: Dakota Lodge
Fee: Donations Accepted

Holiday Happenings

Celebrate the holiday season with festive fun and games and, of course, a visit from Santa Claus himself!

Date: Saturday, Dec. 2
Time: 3 – 8 p.m.
Location: Ranch House
Ages: All ages


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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