Events

Community

What’s Happening – February 2023

More Fire Hazards And Invasives To Be Cleared From The Greenbelt, Thanks To A Grant More mitigation and removal of fire fuels and invasive species from the Wheat Ridge Greenbelt will take place this fall, thanks to a $61,650 grant awarded by Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) to the City of Wheat Ridge in late December.

Read More »
Arts

The Future Of Art On The Farm

For the past two years Art on the Farm has been a monthly event on a local urban farm, promoted and supported by the Neighborhood Gazette, the City of Wheat Ridge, Wheat Ridge Creates and the Art League. It is an outdoor place for artists to come and paint, sculpt and share their art with

Read More »
Events

What’s Happening – January 2023

Funds For Art, Bike & Pedestrian Improvements, Parks Included In Wheat Ridge City Council’s Budget   The Wheat Ridge City Council announced the passage of the city’s 2023 budget in late November, and it will go into effect on Jan. 1. According to a press release from the city, the 7-0 vote “leveraged the city’s strong

Read More »
Events

The Bowler Hat: Practicality and Style Comes to Town

With the arrival of each new year, the Historical Society hosts one of my favorite events: the Historical Fashion Show and Tea Party. It’s just ahead on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Baugh House. Past gatherings have featured an array of fashions from mid-1800s prairie chic, to slick bowler-topped

Read More »
Arts

Attorney-Turned-Actor Plays The Wheat Ridge Stage

The orderly and professional atmosphere of a courtroom is the opposite of the make-believe and sometimes off-the-wall approach on stage. But those two worlds intersected for a retired attorney who found a second career as an actor, thanks partly to the Wheat Ridge Theater Company. Jim Hayes began practicing law in California in 1975. His

Read More »
Community

A Holiday Letter From Santa, And More!

Dear children of Wheat Ridge, I am coming to visit your town for a special holiday celebration! I will arrive from the North Pole to Wheat Ridge Cyclery at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. I am a very busy man this time of year, so I will do my best to see as many

Read More »
A calendar with a yellow highlighter
Events

Happenings – December 2022

City Snowplow Drivers Take Home Third in National Competition Last month snowplow drivers from the City of Wheat Ridge’s Public Works Department competed in the Western Snow and Ice National Conference. Mike Ivancich and Kevin Dewey took third place overall as a team in the single-axle plow competition, according to a press release from the

Read More »
A calendar with a yellow highlighter
Events

Happenings – November 2022

New Art Education Scholarship Available For Wheat Ridge Students And Graduates Hey kids, are you interested in pursuing an art education? If you are a junior, senior or recent graduate who either resides in Wheat Ridge or has attended school in Wheat Ridge, there’s a new art scholarship available. During the June 2022 Art in

Read More »
Events

What’s Happening – October 2022

Lutheran Medical Center Replacement Hospital ‘Topped Off’ With Beam-Placing Ceremony A “Topping Off” celebration was held for about 150 caregivers, supporters, and dignitaries last month as construction crews placed the last steel beam on the sixth floor of the replacement hospital for Lutheran Medical Center. The hospital, located at I-70 and State Highway 58 in the

Read More »
Events

What’s Happening – September 2022

And Now For Something Completely Different (From The Historical Society)!  Normally, the Wheat Ridge Historical Society’s Second Saturday Socials feature themes that have something to do with history or holidays. Instead of talking history Sept. 10, they’re going to be making history at the first-ever Dogs on Display event. Come to the Baugh House at

Read More »
A calendar with a yellow highlighter
Events

What’s Happening – August 2022

You’d Be Hard-Pressed To Sample This Much Hard-Pressed Cider At Pressed Fest, Aug. 20 Tickets are now available for Pressed Fest, an iconic feature of Lakewood’s Cider Days. It takes place Saturday, Aug. 20, with afternoon (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) and evening (4 to 7 p.m.) tasting sessions, held at Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park,

Read More »
Community

Meet This Year’s Carnation Festival Royalty

Every summer, the Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival chooses a royal court of three to honor those in the community who have made a positive contribution through their participation or service in the city. Courtly duties include riding in the parade on Saturday morning, festival award presentations Saturday afternoon, and wearing a sash with personal pizzazz,

Read More »
Events

What’s Happening – July 2022

Fourth Of July Fireworks Fizzle This Year, As Always As the July Fourth holiday approaches, residents ought to be aware that all fireworks, including fountains and sparklers, are illegal within most cities. Compounding this disappointment, many public fireworks shows have been canceled due to fire conditions. At the recommendation of West Metro Fire Rescue, and

Read More »
Arts

Art In The Barn Moves Wheat Ridge Closer To Being A Hub For Artists

Art in the Barn was really an extension of the many events and programs meant to highlight artists and increase awareness of art. The Barn event was actually a “gala”-styled evening with only 100 tickets being sold and artists having to qualify their art in order to participate in the silent auction. Set in a

Read More »
A calendar with a yellow highlighter
Events

What’s Happening – June 2022

Volunteers And City Foresters Spruce Up West 38th With New Trees, Thanks To Grant A dozen volunteers led by the City of Wheat Ridge Forestry Team planted 10 new trees along 38th Avenue last month, according to Forestry & Open Space Supervisor Andrew McDonald. The May 14 event was made possible by a $4,000 grant

Read More »
Events

Carnation Festival Celebrates Our Unique History

For all the newcomers who may not know about the history of our wonderful city, the Carnation Festival, held every August, provides a little insight into what makes Wheat Ridge so special. When the gold mines began to play out in the 1800s, Wheat Ridge seemed a natural location for families to begin settling to

Read More »
Events

RidgeFest Returns With Wheat Ridge Maker Faire

RidgeFest, Wheat Ridge’s premier community event, will take over The Green on 38th on June 18, from 2 to 8 p.m., for the first time since 2019 with renewed enthusiasm and activities to engage the entire community. Anchoring this year’s event is the Wheat Ridge Maker Faire, where more than 20 local makers will showcase

Read More »
Arts

Art in the Barn – June 11th

Join us for a wonderful evening of music, art, food and community at “Art in the Barn” on Saturday, June 11th at 5 Fridges Farm. Featuring artwork from: Bruce Beck Carolyn Doran Alex Hinst Nancy Johnson Theresa Joyce Mickey LaFave Lori Ann Levy-Holm Sina March Vicki Metz Danny Mey Julie Midyett Michael Morten Shirley Nakamoto

Read More »
Events

RidgeFest Returns to Celebrate Community, Elevate Makers

On June 18, The Green on 38th will once again be filled with families, local businesses, live music and more with the return of RidgeFest, a free event highlighting the unique character and culture of Wheat Ridge. Alongside RidgeFest staples that include music, food, drinks and entertainment, this year’s RidgeFest will feature the inaugural Wheat

Read More »
A calendar with a yellow highlighter
Events

May 2022 Happenings

Lutheran Foundation Announces Committee For The Legacy Continues Campaign The Lutheran Medical Center Foundation has announced members of The Legacy Continues Comprehensive Campaign Committee, according to Sarah Ellis, Lutheran Medical Center’s Manager of Communications. The campaign, approved by the Foundation’s board of directors last July, supports the new, replacement Lutheran Medical Center, now being built.

Read More »
A calendar with a yellow highlighter
Events

What’s Happening – April 2022

Have You Noticed? 40% Of Reported Wheat Ridge Crimes Involved Your Car Well, not your car, specifically. But a review of the most recent two weeks of local crime reports turned up a surprise: motor vehicles were involved in 40 percent of incidents reported to the Wheat Ridge Police Department. Neighborhood Gazette staff took the

Read More »
A calendar with a yellow highlighter
Events

March 2022 Happenings

Sign Up Soon For Savings On Your ‘Garden In A Box’ The City of Wheat Ridge is partnering with Resource Central to bring the popular Garden in a Box program back for 2022, according to a recent release from the city. The first 100 Wheat Ridge residents who purchase a qualifying garden from Resource Central

Read More »
Events

Check Out Hurling, Gaelic Football On The Green

Localworks’ next exciting Live Local event is coming up on March 19 at The Green, 7101 W. 38th Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come learn more about the Denver Gaels, check out demonstrations of Gaelic football and hurling, and try your hand at a few activities yourself! The schedule: • 10 a.m. to

Read More »
Community

Art On The Farm, And Now In The Barn

The art community’s footprint in Wheat Ridge continues to grow. Between the Art League, Wheat Ridge Creates and the Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission we’ve seen growth with tremendous support from the city in terms of budgets and resources, including sponsorship dollars from local partners. The seasonal, monthly Art on the Farm event is a gathering

Read More »
Scroll to Top