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Criterium and BrewFest

The Criterium Bike Race takes place on a fast, 1.15 mile course in the in the heart of Wheat Ridge. In addition to racing, the event features a free family-friendly festival with food, live music, a vendor market, and lots of kids’ activities. This event takes place in front of Stevens Elementary (7101 W 38th Avenue). Unfortunately, after careful consideration, Localworks has cancelled our 2020 Criterium and Brewfest. Learn more here.

Movies on the Ridge

There is nothing better than spending a summer evening outside with family and friends. This year, our Movies on the Ridge series will take place as drive-ins. In 2020, we showed Monsters, INC. on July 10, Dora and the Lost City of Gold on July 31 and Jurassic Park on August 21.


Celebrate Wheat Ridge and its one of a kind charm at Localworks’ RidgeFest. This free, all-ages event is an opportunity for the community to celebrate the local heritage, highlighting the unique character and culture of Wheat Ridge. The event aims to satisfy enthusiasts of all kinds through diverse offerings like a classic car show, an artisan marketplace, a chalk art festival and live bluegrass music. This year, we created RidgeFest Deconstructed to keep everyone safe. Check back for info on our 2021 RidgeFest.

Trunk or Treat

This is a fun and safe trick-or-treating experience for kids and their families. Participating businesses and community members decorate their cars and trucks with creative disguises and hand out candy to kids. The event also features a haunted house, carnival games, and a trunk decorating competition. Due to COVID-19, Trunk or Treat 2020 has been cancelled. However, we still want Wheat Ridge to have a wonderful and spooky Halloween, so we are hosting a number of contests this year. Check out the details here.

Holiday Celebration

Bring your family and friends to the official Wheat Ridge holiday celebration and tree lighting ceremony, and spend the evening celebrating the season with neighbors and local businesses. This free event features games and crafts for the kids, free hot cocoa and cookies, free horse drawn carriage rides, live reindeer, food vendors, artisans, live holiday performances, carolers and more.

TLC Clean Up Days

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Live Local Events

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Tours of Wheat Ridge

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