Wow! This summer is flying by, but there is still lots of fun to be had in Wheat Ridge over the next few months. Check out our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities below. Our Partners in Progress committee is also looking for your input. This committee works to educate residents about civic engagement and inspire them to get involved in the community. We are trying to gauge current levels of civic participation with a two-question survey. Please take a moment to add your response. Thank you!
- The Localworks Team
Friday Night Live
There is nothing better than spending a summer evening outside with family and friends. This free event offers something for everyone, including a movie in the park, live music, crafts and activities for kids. Feel free to bring a picnic or enjoy food from a food trunk or local restaurant.
Monsters Inc. July 19 ♦ 7 - 11pm The Green on Ridge at 38 ♦ 7101 W 38th Avenue
Two words… BABY GOATS! Join us for a tour of one of Wheat Ridge’s beautiful urban farms. 5 Fridges Farm is a truly unique example of urban agriculture as apartments, houses, condos and a school surround the gorgeous farm. Owner Amanda Weaver will give us a tour of her property and tell us about her land, the history of the farm and her current projects. Snacks and drinks will be provided. This event is free to the public.
Please Note: Parking is limited at the farm. When space in the driveway fills, please park on one of the nearby side streets (Quail Street or Parfet Street).
August 15 ♦ 6 - 8pm 5 Fridges Farm ♦ 11100 W 38th Avenue
TLC Wheat Ridge: Clean Up Days
Wheat Ridge residents and property owners are invited to get involved in the beautification and continued maintenance of their properties and neighborhoods. We will provide trash, recycling and yard waste dumpsters for residents to utilize. For a full list of items you can and cannot dispose of at these events, click here.
August 17 ♦ 8am - 12pm Sts. Peter and Paul 3920 Pierce Street
September 21 ♦ 8am - 12pm Wheat Ridge Congregational 6310 W 29th Avenue
Localworks Open House
Don’t miss Localworks’ summer open house on Thursday, August 22nd from 6 to 8pm at Swiss Flower and Gift. At this free event, you will learn more about Localworks, our events and programs and how you can get involved. This event is for everyone! Whether you are new to Localworks or you’re very familiar with our work, you’re sure to learn something new and meet some great people.
As part of our mission, Localworks connects neighbors with businesses. For this event, we’ll be focusing on businesses on or near 44th Avenue, and we’ll offer food and activities showcasing some great local businesses.
August 22 ♦ 6 - 8pm Swiss Flower and Gift ♦ 9890 W 44th Avenue
Celebrate Wheat Ridge and its one of a kind charm at RidgeFest. This day of fun for the whole family will be held Saturday, September 7 in the heart of the Ridge at 38 district. Localworks’ RidgeFest is a free event highlighting the unique character and culture of Wheat Ridge.
The event will feature four bluegrass bands, a classic car show, chalk art, vendors, crafts for kids and adults, food trucks, beer, wine, lots of kids’ activities and more. Learn more about the bluegrass lineup and the schedule of events at the link below.
Information about volunteering for this event can be found below under "Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities".
September 7 ♦ 3 - 9pm The Green on Ridge at 38 ♦ 7101 W 38th Avenue
This year, Localworks' Mid-Century and Modern Home Tour is back! Our signature, six-home tour features remarkable examples of mid-century and modern residential design throughout our city. The tour is an event highly anticipated by design enthusiasts around the state. Purchase your ticket(s) at the link below. Information about volunteering for this event can be found below under "Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities".
September 28 ♦ 1 - 5pm modmood ♦ 4401 Zephyr Street
Tour Ticket Pricing: Extra Early Bird - $20 through July 31 Early Bird - $25 from August 1 through August 31 Regular Price - $30 from September 1 through September 28
Would you like to get more involved in your community? Please consider volunteering with Localworks! We have two upcoming volunteer opportunities.
RidgeFest will take place on Saturday, September 7. There are many different kinds of volunteer shifts, so we can find the right activity for you. Learn more about the event and register to volunteer at the link below.
Our Mid-Century and Modern Home Tour will take place on Saturday, September 28. Volunteers will be stationed in each home to direct tour attendees, answer questions and monitor the home. Learn more and register to volunteer at the link below.
Each of these opportunities come with volunteer perks, such as free food, t-shirts, tour tickets, etc. Visit the links below for more details.
Partners in Progress is a Localworks committee educating and inspiring Wheat Ridge residents to get involved in their community. We need your help to gauge our community’s current level of civic engagement. Please take a moment to answer our two-question survey. The survey will close on Friday, August 2. Thank you!