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.

2018 Events 


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


$10.00 Fee payed to Biologist Peter Stitcher


Attention all Anglers – A special treat for the Fly Fishing Dad!  Those that joined us last year, know just how fun and interesting this event was.  Peter will take us from last year’s fly hatch cycles to using that information this year to catch more fish

How to Match the Hatch in 2 Minutes!

Join Aquatic Biologist Peter Stitcher as he guides the angler through how to quickly and easily determine what is on the day’s menu and which flies to fish.  Using the P.A.U.S.E. Method, Peter will walk the participant through how to sample and interpret the information from the trail, riverbed, streamside, and air over the river to determine which insects are present and the best fly patterns to use.  This method is easy to remember and will help you stop guessing and starting catching more fish every trip to the river.

Peter Stitcher is an Aquatic Biologist and the CFG (Chief Fly Geek) at Ascent Fly Fishing and River Oracle Inc. Starting his career as a biologist in the salmon-rich waters of the Pacific Northwest, Peter and his family moved to Littleton Colorado in 2011 to continue his work restoring and managing trophy trout waters.  Approaching the sport of fly fishing through the lens of a biologist, Peter’s passion and purpose is to break down the sciences of entomology, fish feeding behavior, and fish habitat into concepts that can be easily understood, tied onto the end of a fly line, and help anglers experience greater success on the water.   Through the creation of BIologist Crafted Fly Selections, educational films, and monthly articles, Peter continues to open up the world of trout and the sport of fly fishing in new and exciting ways.



  • Lavender Fest – Workshops, Classes, Food, Drinks, Lavender Gifts and more.

July 21 & 22 from 10am – 3pm —

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.


  • Summer Harvest Celebration

August Date TBD —

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 – No Bronco Game – Family 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.  Featuring the following crafters:

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!

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.

k. Cooley Designs – …Handmade purses and wallets using colorful fabrics and embellishments. Custom designs available.

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.

Ginger Hein Photography – …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.

Zola Creations – 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.

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!

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

Trish Price – Doll cloths

Heart Strings – Holiday line includes various picket snowmen, Christmas ornaments, BFF gifts, and holiday inspired wooden signs.

Debra’s Pickles – Pickles, jewelry

Pria Skin – Skin care products

YOUnique – High end makeup

Stacie Alsop – Quilting and sowing creations

Doterra – Essential oils

Maggie Kovacs – Floral designs

Lolas Mercadito – Mexico inspired Gifts and Creations

Nothing Bundt Cakes -Cakes

A Love Some Garden – Floral photography note cards

Native Horns Dairy – Awesome flavored goat cheese spreads


Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 25, 2017 – 9:00am – 6:00pm

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 2, 2017 – 10:00am – 2:00pm

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.



Friday, March 16, 2018 –  McTeggart Irish Dancers for St. Patrick’s Day!

McTegggart irish Dancers 2017Back again this year are the talented young ladies of McTeggart Irish Dance Team.  Performing from 4:30-5:00pm, promises to be a fun and a high energy show!  Also, GREEN-house fun with a scavenger hunt, craft, light seasonal snacks.  Get a sneak peak at our new spring gift shop and tour the GREEN-houses to see what is ‘growing’ on!!




Saturday, March 31, 2018 –  Easter Egg Hunt

Weather permitting!  Crazy fun at 10:00am SHARP!! 

By 10:10 the hunt is over but the fun continues.  We will have Easter cookies, pansies for the kids to plant and take home.  Purchases over $25.00 will receive a ‘coupon’ egg with discounts from 10-40% off future purchases.  This is a great time to check out all the greenhouses and see the new spring crop of patio pots and hanging baskets.  Our indoor living gift shop is ready and colorful.  Grab some gifts for Mother’s Day or Easter.




  • Creek Side Gardens Spring Spectacular Open House

Saturday, April 14, 2018 – 10-3pm

SPRING IS HERE and we want to show off all our new crops for 2018!! 

One day ONLY – save 10% on any Grown Fresh perennial plants, any size ProMix Potting Soil, Nature’s Yield Compost & Outdoor Planters Mix, Top Soil & Bark Mulches.

Plus, 3 breakout classes



  • Gardening for Colorado Newbies Class

Saturday, April 14th at 10am – FREE!

Whether you are new to gardening in general, or new to the Colorado gardening climate, this class is for you.  All of gardening basics will be covered including soil and soil preparation, fertilizers, watering and of course the most fun aspect of gardening – the plants.  A brief introduction of flowers, vegetables, roses, shrubs and trees will be included.  And an explanations as to how our Colorado growing climate is so unique and different from other parts of the country.  Handouts will be available to take home.



  • Container Garden Demonstration
Saturday, April 14th at 11:30am – FREE!
Learn how to create the perfect Container Garden or Hanging Basket.  We’ll show you the secrets as to how Creek Side designs, chooses plants and grows their beautiful flowers.  Think Thriller, Filler, Spiller…..  You can do it too.
  • Vegetable Gardening in Colorado Class

Saturday, April 14th at 1pm – FREE!

Perfect timing to get your vegetable gardening plans together.  The class will cover which vegetables grow best in Colorado.  Early season and regular growing season vegetables.  Which vegetable to grow from seed, which to grow from transplants.  How to water, fertilize and maintain your vegetable crops.  Traditional garden beds, raised beds and container vegetable gardening plants and techniques will be discussed.





  • Creek Side Gardens Annual Mother’s Day Geranium Sale!

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, May 11, 12, 13 – 8am 

Bring Mom to pick out 4.5″ pots of geraniums regularly priced $6.95, ON SALE for $3.95 each!  Open at 8:00am all 3 days.