Annual Events Calendar

Littleton, CO Events

At Creek Side Gardens we believe that joy comes from being connected and making active contributions to the community. Our free community events create a place where we come together to celebrate the seasons all through the calendar year. Please review our events calendar and pencil in to attend your favorite event.

2017 Events

Summer Harvest Celebration

Thursday, August 24, 2017 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm – Free Community Event!

Bring in the harvest showcasing ‘farm to table’ food tastings.  Creek Side Gardens is proud to have Buttercup Catering join us this year to create some amazing dishes.  A great date night or come with friends and have some great food, wine and music.

 

 

 

Oktoberfest Celebration

Thursday, September 21, 2017 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm – Free Community Event!!

Come hang out in our beer gardens sampling great German beer and food samples.  Get ready to Chicken Dance and Polka!  Bring a date or friends to play Jenga and Corn Hole, photo op’s and more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Pumpkin Festival! – Our most popular event for families!

Saturday, October 7, 2017 – 10:00am to 3:00pm – Kid’s Day

Pick a pumpkin, photo op stations, pony rides (10-2pm), hayrides, popcorn, games, free lunch (11-1pm) and of course great fall plants.

Sunday, October 8, 2017 – 10:00am to 3:00pm – Pre-Game Pumpkin Pickin’ Time

Stroll thru the pumpkin patches looking for that perfect one.  Hayrides, popcorn, games, free lunch (11-1pm) and fall plant available for sale.

Artisan Craft Fair

Saturday, November 4, 2017 – 10:00am – 3:00pm

Creek Side Gardens has a wonderful Christmas indoor living boutique and gift shop.  We also believe in supporting our local artisan crafter’s.  Come and explore the world of original works of art, food, beauty and more.

 

Past 2016 Events

March 26, 2016 EASTER EGG HUNT 

Be here by 10:00am SHARP!!  This event is quick and fun.  Kids can then plant a pansy to take home.  Stay to tour all the containers and hanging baskets growing in the greenhouses.   See one you like?  Pre-purchases are available buy and tag. Our gift shop is blooming with new product and we have all your early season supplies.

Purchases that day will receive an egg to crack open with a discount for future use.  NO DISCOUNTS ON PRE-PURCHASES.

April 16, 2016 – Creek Side Gardens Spring Spectacular Open House

Come to see what is new and exciting for the spring flower season and let Creek Side Gardens add some color to your life.  Tour our greenhouses to see our beautiful container gardens and hanging baskets sporting new colors and flower varieties.  Our Indoor Living Home Decor & Gift Boutique is filled with unique gifts – great for Mother’s Day ideas!  The Yard & Garden Shop is featuring new and fun patio and garden decor in addition to the basic gardening supplies that every gardener needs.  Spend time in the glasshouse to visit with our in-house and outside gardening experts, and enjoy presentations about how you can create the most enjoyment for yourself, your family and friends from your yard, garden and patio.

 Activities Throughout the Day –

10am – Color Me Cool Season Container Workshop ($40) Read more.

10am – Fertilome Representative, Daniel Chimeno will on hand to help answer and offer suggestions to help solve your plant pest and disease questions.  Fertilome brand gardening products are only available from independent retail garden centers like Creek Side, where we are dedicated to help solve your garden problems.

11:00am – Backyard Bees with Joanie Bock, how to nurture and save the honeybees right at home.  Everybody is interested in doing their part to help save the bees.  Joanie is an experienced beekeeper with hives located at Hudson Gardens.  Joanie will help us understand the life cycle of the honeybee, what the needs of honeybees are and how we as gardeners and homeowners can help them survive and flourish

11:45am – Raffle (must be present to win)

12:00pm – Lunch will be served. Open question & answer session with Creek Side manager Will Knowles about all topics in gardening. Let’s talk about it and we can all learn together.

1:00pm – Habitat Hero led by Don Ireland. Build a sanctuary in your own backyard for all pollinators.Learn more

2:00pm – Raffle (must be present to win)

May 6th, 7th, 8th  – Mother’s Day Weekend – Annual Mother’s Day Geranium Sale!

Celebrate mom and get her that extra something special.  Mother’s Day at Creek Side Gardens is sure to delight mom with all of our colorful patio pots, hanging baskets, gifts and merchandise and some special mother’s day arrangements.

Hours: Friday and Saturday 8:00am – 6:00pm and Sunday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Community Summer Solstice Family Jubilee

Thursday, June 16th 6:00pm – 8:00pm

…the source of all growing here on earth…’ Creek Side Gardens is celebrating the longest day of the year with great summer fun.

Ice Cream bar featuring Frozen Matters Ice Cream, singing around the camp fire, games, sidewalk chalk and more.  This jubilee is family friendly.

Bees, Birds & Butterflies Conservation Day

Saturday July 16th 11:00am-2:00pm – Free Community Event!

See live wild birds from Hawk Qwest from 11:00am – 12:00 noon ONLY.  HawkQuest’s “feathered teachers” (eagles, hawks, owls and falcons) can be observed from just a few feet away. They strive to impress upon their audiences the importance of preserving ecosystems and the wildlife that depend on them. Through understanding the world around them, diverse populations will appreciate that they can influence the environment positively.

Other things going on: Visit with our resident beekeeper Joanie Bock and see a demonstration bee hive and learn about bee habitat and their lifecycles.  Discover how easy it is to attract the right birds to your landscape with our selection of Front Range Birding seed and supplies.  Support honeybee, pollinator and butterfly conservation. This is why we garden, to connect with the earth and all the creatures in it!  Your garden is their best friend!

Summer Harvest Celebration

Thursday, August 25, 2016 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm – Free Community Event!

Bring in the harvest showcasing ‘farm to table’ food tastings.  Creek Side Gardens is proud to have Buttercup Catering join us this year to create some amazing dishes.  A great date night or come with friends and have some great food, sangria and wine and music.

Oktoberfest Celebration

Thursday, September 22, 2016 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm – Free Community Event!!

Come hang out in our beer gardens sampling great German beer and food samples.  Get ready to Chicken Dance and Polka!  Bring a date or friends to play Jenga and Corn Hole, photo op’s and more!

Annual Pumpkin Festival! – Our most popular event for families!

Saturday, October 1, 2016 – 10:00am to 3:00pm – Kid’s Day

Pick a pumpkin, photo op stations, pony rides (10-2pm), hayrides, popcorn, games, free lunch (11-1pm) and of course great fall plants.

Sunday, October 2, 2016 – 10:00am to 3:00pm – Pre-Game Pumpkin Pickin’ Time

Stroll thru the pumpkin patches looking for that perfect one.  Hayrides, popcorn, games, free lunch (11-1pm) and fall plant available for sale.

Artisan Craft Fair

Saturday, November 5, 2016 – 10:00am – 3:00pm

Creek Side Gardens has a wonderful Christmas indoor living boutique and gift shop.  We also believe in supporting our local artisan crafter’s.  Come and explore the world of original works of art, food, beauty and more.   Several of our vendors as follows:

Backyard Botanicals

…Fresh handmade soaps available in a variety of fragrances.  These beautiful bars are perfect for everyday home use plus make great stocking stuffers!

Red Sleigh Keepsakes

…creates Home Décor and Gift Items that embody our love of all things Christmas. We specialize in embellishing unique framed art pieces, wall hangings and more to spread the holiday spirit!

Professional Photographer Ginger Hein

…is an award-winning fine art photographer whose images capture the essence of the moment, the feeling of a mood and the discovery of intimate details.

Sweet Bee Sisters

…is a local skin-care business that is completely run by kids!  We provide customers with an assortment of beeswax-based skin-care products including lip balms, lotion bars, sugar scrubs, and spray deodorants!

k. Cooley Designs

…Handmade purses and wallets using colorful fabrics and embellishments. Custom designs available.

Peak a Doodle

…Enjoy a wide variety of handmade leather necklaces, bracelets, earrings & more!! Locally made- each piece is one of a kind.

The Purple Petal

…Original floral design creations, original photo gifts to enhance your home or office.  Custom orders also available.

Bosco Stained Glass

…Husband and wife team has been doing stained glass for over 35 years, specializing in creations from  sun catchers to large window panels.  Special orders always welcome.

Avatar Design Works

…Local craftsman working with wood in home shop for over 30 years.  Recently focused on turning bowls and vessels out of trees that have been taken down in the neighborhood.

Z Oils

…Linda Zola,aromatherapist, custom blended organic and natural essential oils for body, mind and well being. Also creator of Glass With Class, reclaimed functional artwork. Reclaimed glass into functional artwork.

Veenstra Designs 

…Original artwork on note cards and pictures.

Rootless Spruce

… leather goods for the adventurous spirit.  Handmade wallets, hip bags, travel portfolios.

Glass with Class

…eclectic yard art and glass decor

Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 26, 2016 – 9:00am – 3:00pm

In between Black Friday and Cyber Monday lies Small Business Saturday, a great opportunity to support your favorite family-owned, local neighborhood Small Business.  Creek Side Gardens will provide special Holiday Shopping deals, delicious snacks & refreshments all day as our way to say “Thank You” to all our wonderful, loyal Creek Sider customers, friends and fans.  Stay tuned for details.

Creek Side Winter Family Festival

Saturday, December 3, 2016 – 10:00am – 3:00pm

Enjoy all the delights of a Holiday Winter Festival including fresh Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Garland, Greens, Poinsettias, Wreath Making Workshops and our Indoor Living Gift & Home Decor Boutique decorated like a Winter Wonderland from top to bottom.  Plus, Santa will be in the house along with candy canes, hot cider, hot chocolate and cookies.

Past 2017 Events

March 17, 2017 St. Patricks Day Get Together in the GREENhouse

McTegggart irish Dancers 2017Join us between 3-7pm for St. Patricks Day festivities in the GREENhouse.  Featuring the McTeggart Irish Dancers performing from 6-6:30pm.  These talented young ladies dressed in colorful traditional costume will put on a fun and high energy show on a wooden floor in the GREENhhouse.  Enjoy Irish music and dance an Irish jig yourself, enjoy light seasonal snacks and shop for GREEN light specials in the GREENhouse .

 

Easter Egg Hunt 2013April 15, 2017 Easter Egg Scramble and Open House

Bring the kids by 10am SHARP for the big Easter Egg Scramble.  Free pansy planting for the kids to take home.  Stay to tour the greenhouses to see what is new and coming up for the spring season.  The Indoor Living Gift Boutique is over-flowing with all new decor and gifts.

 

 

Happy Father’s Day from Creek Side Gardens – Fly Fishing Class 

Thursday June 15, 2017 at 6pm

 

A special treat for the Fly Fishing Dad!

Creek Side Gardens is hosting a unique pre-Fathers Day event on June 15th, at 6 PM.  Peter Stitcher is an Aquatic Biologist and the Chief Fly Geek at Ascent Fly Fishing and River Oracle Inc.  He will be talking about ‘Entomology For The Fly Fisher’. Approaching the sport of fly fishing through the lens of a Biologist, Peter strives to break down the sciences of entomology, fish feeding behavior, stream dynamics, and fish habitat use in order to equip the fly angler with an insider’s knowledge and biologist crafted fly selections to help them experience greater success on the water and with the fly.

Peter will take us for a journey through the life cycles of aquatic trout foods on the water and in your fly box.  In this talk the participant will learn the defining characteristics of Midges, Mayflies, Caddis Flies and Stoneflies on the water, the identifying features of each life cycle, and the different types of fly patterns that we tie to match through their lives.  He will also discuss how to identify each of the major trout foods as they fly over the water just by observing their distinctive flight patterns.   After this talk, the participant will be able to quickly and easily identify the naturals on the water, and match that hatch!

We hope that you can join us for this special evening.  Please register for this event by calling the store 303-933-8493 or clicking this link. There is a $10 fee for the class, half of which will be donated to Trout Unlimited.  Space is limited, so sign up today!

Enjoy The Great Outdoors with Dad!

Saturday June 17, 2017 from 11am-3pm 

Mom and kids, bring Dad to Creek Side Gardens to enjoy picnic/camping snacks around the campfire.  ‘Fish’ for a deal in our pond and Dad will receive a discount for the day!  Enjoy campfire, smores, snacks, scavenger hunt and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lavender Fest – FREE EVENT

Saturday July 22, 2017 from 11-3pm & Sunday July 23, 2017 from 11-2pm

What is it about lavender?  Could it be lavender’s delicate and harmonizing scent that seems to agree with everyone’s senses? Or, maybe it’s all of the therapeutic benefits associated with Lavender. Visit Creek Side Gardens and celebrate all things lavender.  Lavender plants will be in bloom and available for sale!  Lavender scented soaps and linen sprays from local soap-maker Backyard Botanicals are in the house!  Browse through beautiful Colorado grown organic lavender flower stem bunches, lavender sachets and lavender themed home decor & gift selections.  Join us to enjoy lavender seasoned treats, refreshing drinks and local live music mid-day.  Mini-workshops throughout the festival day to learn all about lavender including culinary, cosmetic and growing information.

Schedule of Events

Saturday

11:00am – Growing Lavender in Colorado – Creek Side Gardens – Free – register here

  • Learn the difference between English, French and Spanish lavenders
  • Plant care and growing conditions
  • When and how to harvest flowers

11:30 – 1:30pm – Enjoy live musical entertainment from Victor Towle

12:00pm – Lavender Bud DIY Potpourri Station with organza bags

12:00pm – Making Lavender Lemonade – demonstration and recipe

12:30pm – Enjoy Snacks

  • Shortbread cookies
  • Lavender Tea Bread
  • Lavender Ice Tea
  • Lavender Lemonade
  • Herbs de Provence samples with recipe from Savory Spice Shop

1:00pm – Lavender Bath Salts Workshop – Backyard Botanicals – $10 materials fee – register here

  • Create and take home your own relaxation in a jar lavender bath salts
  • What are essential oils
  • Benefits of lavender for everyday use

2:00pm – Lavender Salted Caramel Ice Cream from Frozen Matter

  • Local hand crafted ice cream
  • Organic and all-natural ingredients from local farms
  • Unique and novel flavor pairings
  • Custom designed batches from scratch

Sunday

11:00am – Growing Lavender in Colorado – Creek Side Gardens – Free – register here

  • Learn the difference between English, French and Spanish lavenders
  • Plant care and growing conditions
  • When and how to harvest flowers

12:00pm – Lavender Bud DIY Potpourri Station with organza bags

12:00pm – Making Lavender Lemonade – demonstration and recipe

12:30pm – Enjoy Snacks

  • Shortbread cookies
  • Lavender Tea Bread
  • Lavender Ice Tea
  • Lavender Lemonade

1:00pm – Lavender Bath Salts Workshop – Backyard Botanicals – $10 materials fee – register here

  • Create and take home your own relaxation in a jar lavender bath salts
  • What are essential oils
  • Benefits of lavender for everyday use

2:00pm – Lavender Raffle (must be present)