Special Events

Upcoming Events

Memorial Day Celebration

Honor our service men and women with a ceremony at the Veterans Monument. Local Scout groups and veterans will speak, and the Voices West Select choir will perform.

Date: Monday, May 28
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Veterans Monument


Pump House Dedication

Date: Saturday, June 2
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Pump House Near Dakota Lodge

Mark your calendars for June 2 at 10 a.m. for the Ken-Caryl Ranch Historical Society dedication ceremony of the Pump House, located along North Massey Draw Trail west of the Dakota Lodge. Hear of the historical functions of this Pump House built circa 1940s, and celebrate the renovation of the building led by Historical Society members Steve and Lori Kraft.
Map of Pump House Location

Music a la Mode

Come enjoy live music, face painting, balloon sculptures, jump houses, and free ice cream at the Ranch House Pool!

Date: Wednesday, June 6
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Ranch House Pool

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 1
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Ranch House Pool

Community Garage Sale

Host a garage sale at your home! There will be multiple sales throughout the neighborhood. Discounted garage sale signs are available for purchase at the Ranch House for $3 through June 8. Also, Realtor Brian Lee is offering FREE Garage Sale Survival Kits that include items like markers, price stickers, etc. If you would like to receive a kit, contact Brian at BSLee58@msn.com or 303-618-6888.

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




Flick and Float

Grab your noodle and come out for an evening swim and a fun, family flick! Concessions for sale and FREE popcorn! Please note that for the safety of swimmers, inflatables and large pool toys will not be permitted.

Date: Saturday, June 16
Movie: Coco
Time: 7:30-10 p.m.
Location: Ranch House Pool
Fee: Free for Residents; $5 for Non-Residents

Date: Saturday, July 21
Movie: Ferdinand
Time: 7:30-10 p.m.
Location: Ranch House Pool
Fee: Free for Residents; $5 for Non-Residents

Teen Nights at the Pool

Enjoy music, food and friends at the pool!

Dates: Fridays, June 29, July 13 and July 27
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Ages: 13 – 17
Location: Community Center Pool
Fee: Free

Family Ninja Warrior Challenge

Join us for a fun and challenging outdoor fitness event. The Warrior Challenge will include an obstacle course, run and swim event for the whole family! Watch for additional information as the date approaches.

Date: Saturday, June 30
Time: 8-10 a.m.
Location: Community Center
Ages: 8-80 years
Fee: Resident Adult $10, Non-Resident Adult $15 adult
Resident Child $5, Non-Resident Child $7 adult


July 4th Concert and Event

The Fourth of July blowout will feature live music at the Ranch House Pool. The pool will open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Entertainment from 12-2 p.m., pool games, and fun throughout the day!

Date: July 4
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Concert from 12-2 p.m.)
Location: Ranch House Pool
Fee: Free for Residents

Doggie DipDoggie Dip Day

Please join us for the 13th 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. 18
Time: 11 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Location: Ranch House Pool
Fee: Resident $5/dog, Non-Resident $8/dog

Session 1: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Course #45969
Session 2: 12:10 – 1:10 p.m. Course #45970
Session 3: 1:20 – 2:20 p.m. Course #45971

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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! All ages welcome.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 29
Time: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Dakota Lodge and Equestrian Center


Family Fright Night & Haunted Trail

Celebrate Halloween with a costume contest, pumpkin painting and more spooky fun at Family Fright Night at Dakota Lodge. Then 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. All ages welcome.

Date: Friday, Oct. 26
Location: Dakota Lodge 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Bradford Park 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Veterans Day Celebration

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

Date: Monday, Nov. 12
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Veterans Monument

Gobble Wobble 5K & 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! All ages welcome.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 22
Time: 8:30 a.m. Fun Run, 9 a.m. 5K
Location: Dakota Lodge

Holiday Happenings

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

Date: Saturday, Dec. 8
Time: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Ranch House

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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