Mark Your Calendars For Ridgefest And More

Adison Wash is Localworks’ Marketing and Community Relations Associate.

Join Localworks and the City of Wheat Ridge for our much-anticipated annual Ridgefest – “There’s No Place Like Wheat Ridge,” brought to you by FirstBank – on June 24 from 2 to 8 p.m. During Ridgefest enjoy live music that features a variety of styles, including salsa, funk and dance. This year’s lineup of local artists is Conjunto Colores, Groove N Motion and Hot Lunch. 

We know you’ll be feeling hungry, so there will be plenty of local refreshments and food for all kinds of appetites! Enjoy some of your local favorite eats, including, but not limited to, iPie, Rolling Smoke BBQ, Em’s Ice Cream and more. For our refreshments, we’d like to thank New Image Brewing, Mestizo Brew Cantina, Colorado Brew Plus, Stem Ciders and Colorado Cider Company for providing their original creations to this event. Beer isn’t your thing? We will also have wine onsite and plenty of water, kombucha AND refreshments from the Wheelie Bean for attendees to stay hydrated. 

While at Ridgefest you can participate in various activities including our featured cornhole tournament sponsored by Joe and Kathryn Seehusen with Colorado Home Realty. Teams can enter to win prizes, one prize including tickets to an amazing Pink Floyd cover band at Red Rocks! Attendees can also take a stroll through Makers on the Ridge and see some of our incredible and unique local creators, including our own Clear Creek Makerspace doing a demonstration of button pressing of the art created by our winning (not yet chosen) button contest illustrator. 

Whatever it is that you enjoy, we are positive that you will find something at Ridgefest to love. Entry to this event is completely free! Bring yourself, your family and friends and enjoy a day filled with music, food, kids activities and fun with your community! 

TLC Clean Up Days Are Returning For The Summer 

Wheat Ridge residents are invited to join Localworks and  Bin-There-Dump-That to dispose of their large item trash, recycling and green waste at our 2023 designated TLC Clean-Up Days. These events offer Wheat Ridge residents a parking lot FULL of specialty dumpsters in partnership with Bin-There-Dump-That. This year we have allocated four Clean-Up Days: 

• June 17, Trinity Church of Wheat Ridge, 4490 Newland St.

• July 22, Applewood Baptist Church, 11200 W. 32nd Ave., sponsored by Xcel Energy

• Aug. 26, Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church, 7530 W. 38th Ave.

• Sept. 16, St. James Episcopal Church, 8235 W. 44th Ave.

Those interested in learning more can visit:

Our new Sponsor a Dumpster Program now allows business owners and community members alike to help support Localworks’ mission to keep Wheat Ridge a vibrant and sustainable place to live and work. In exchange for a sponsorship you will have your name or business logo displayed on a dumpster at one of our four events! Each cleanup day sees well over 400 visitors so this is a great way to get your brand seen while showing your support of one of our most popular programs. For more information on sponsoring a dumpster please email the program manager Jake Harrington at

Save The Date For Mid-Century And Modern Home Tour 

One of Localworks most-anticipated events is coming back this summer – save the date for Wheat Ridge’s Mid-Century and Modern Home Tour, Saturday, Aug. 19. The tour will be self-paced and take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the after party kicking off at 4. From vintage mid-century to modern style homes, the Mid-Century and Modern Home Tour showcases the best of Wheat Ridge and the after party continues the fun with themed decor and more. During this year’s tour, you can expect five to six homes that you will be able to tour on site AND additional unique homes that will be available for a virtual tour as well. For more information about the event including purchasing tickets and the after party please visit:

Are you interested in volunteering for the tour? Localworks is seeking volunteers who will receive a FREE ticket to the event. Volunteers can expect to help greet participants at the homes, help with wayfinding, assist with ticket pick up and more. If you are interested in volunteering or would like to learn more, please email 

Adison Wash is Localworks’ Marketing and Community Relations Associate.

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