Events | Schweiger Ranch
Schweiger Ranch provides diverse, recreational and education opportunities to foster an understanding and enjoyment of the area's cultural and natural heritage through displays, demonstrations, interpretive programs and special events for the greater community.
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Upcoming Events

 

All events are free to the public. 

Registration is required for some events and is noted in the event details.

September 25, 2021 – Big Dig Metro Denver | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The American Cancer Society is hosting their first annual Big Dig Metro Denver event at Schweiger Ranch.  Tickets for this event can be purchased directly through the American Cancer Society here.

October 9, 2021 – Lone Tree Fall Festival | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Celebrate the Fall as we host the City of Lone Tree’s annual Fall Festival, presented by the City of Lone Tree and the Schweiger Ranch Foundation.  The Fall family tradition’s of pumpkin patches, horse carriage rides, and ranch exploration through self-guided tours of the preserved buildings and the land itself.   This Fall Festival is unlike any other and is sure to have a little something for everyone! This is a FREE event.  Pumpkins, food and beverages will be available for purchase.  For more information, visit the City of Lone Tree’s event page here.

October 16, 2021 – Schweiger Ranch Open Day | 1:00  – 5:00 pm

Explore the rich history and beauty of Schweiger Ranch, nestled between the bluffs along Happy Canyon Creek, with a self-guided tour of the historic property, house and outbuildings.

**The house is now open to the public. A face mask is required to be worn at all times inside the house.

 

Registration required.  Click here to register and for more information.

November 20, 2021 – Schweiger Ranch Open Day | 1:00  – 5:00 pm

Explore the rich history and beauty of Schweiger Ranch with a self-guided tour of the historic property and outbuildings.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the historic house is currently closed to public access. A virtual tour of the house interior is available during open hours of 1-5pm.

 

**The House will be temporarily closed.

 

Registration required.  Click here to register and for more information.

Schweiger Ranch Holiday Display of Lights

Come and enjoy the display of holiday lights at Schweiger Ranch beginning November 25, 2021.

December 4, 2021 – Austrian Christmas & Christkindl Markt | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Schweiger Ranch is presenting its annual Austrian Christmas and Christkindl Markt on Saturday, December 4th from 11 am-5 pm. There will be holiday fun for the whole family. Visit Santa Claus and his real reindeer, take a horse drawn carriage ride, and enjoy authentic Austrian food and music.  Stop by the Christkindl Markt for presents that will add a local handcrafted touch to your gift giving. The event culminates with the awe and wonder of the annual holiday tree lighting.  

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED for entrance and some activities | click HERE for more information

December 18, 2021 – Schweiger Ranch Open Day | 1:00  – 5:00 pm

Explore the rich history and beauty of Schweiger Ranch with a self-guided tour of the historic property and outbuildings.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the historic house is currently closed to public access. A virtual tour of the house interior is available during open hours of 1-5pm.

 

**The House will be temporarily closed.

 

Registration required.  Click here to register and for more information.

Past Events

September 11, 2021 – Guided Public Tour | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn about the history of this longtime homestead, founded by the Austrian Schweiger brothers in 1874. Today, Schweiger Ranch is owned and operated by Schweiger Ranch Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, and a protected Douglas County historic landmark. The historic restoration of the ranch house and buildings was completed in 2016. See restorations of the farmhouse, barn and other structures, and learn about the history of the ranch.

September 11, 2021 – Nature Hike: Native American Plant Uses | 9:30 – 11:00 am

Schweiger Ranch has teamed up with South Suburban Parks & Recreation District to provide free, guided walking tours led by professional naturalists from SSPRD. These tours offer insight and education into the natural environment on and around Schweiger Ranch, while offering a chance to get some fresh air and exercise. Join us for a leisurely walk as we find some of the same plant species used for food, construction, or medicine by tribes in this region many years ago.

August 21, 2021 – Campfire Series: Annie Oakley | 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Annie Oakley was the most famous American woman of her day. Join us for this living history performance around the Schweiger Ranch campfire as Annie speaks of her life and experiences from her humble roots in rural Ohio to taking center stage as Champion shooter and star of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West. Annie will tell stories of challenges she faced in and out of the arena giving a personable glimpse of the woman behind the legend.

August 7, 2021 – Guided Public Tour | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn about the history of this longtime homestead, founded by the Austrian Schweiger brothers in 1874. Today, Schweiger Ranch is owned and operated by Schweiger Ranch Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, and a protected Douglas County historic landmark. The historic restoration of the ranch house and buildings was completed in 2016. See restorations of the farmhouse, barn and other structures, and learn about the history of the ranch.

July 31, 2021 – Nature Hike: Edible Plants & Plants to Avoid | 8:30 – 10:00 am

Schweiger Ranch has teamed up with South Suburban Parks & Recreation District to provide free, guided walking tours led by professional naturalists from SSPRD. These tours offer insight and education into the natural environment on and around Schweiger Ranch, while offering a chance to get some fresh air and exercise. Join us for a leisurely walk to find edible plants as well as those we should stay away from. Learn some of the pleasant and not-so-pleasant surprises found in the local plant community.

July 17, 2021 – Campfire Series: The McDaileys | 6:00 – 7:30 pm

 

Join us as Cinnamon Sue and Wrangler Willie return to Schweiger Ranch and take us back in time to explore American history, western expansion, and culture through song. Songs, images and writings, give us a sense of how the west advanced and culture evolved as songwriters express values and cultural view from their particular era offering a window into the past. Bring your best singing voice as a few of the songs will be sing-along!

July 10, 2021 – Guided Public Tour | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn about the history of this longtime homestead, founded by the Austrian Schweiger brothers in 1874. Today, Schweiger Ranch is owned and operated by Schweiger Ranch Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, and a protected Douglas County historic landmark. The historic restoration of the ranch house and buildings was completed in 2016. See restorations of the farmhouse, barn and other structures, and learn about the history of the ranch.

June 19, 2021 – Campfire Series – Diego Martin/El Vaquero | 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Ever wonder where cowboy lingo came from or ever wanted to learn how to lasso? Join us for El Vaquero, America’s First Cowboy to find out!  El Vaquero, America’s First Cowboy presents the origins and development of cowboy culture in the American West. Tracing cowboy culture’s roots from the open plains of Spain to the establishment of ranching culture in the New World, the show describes the role of the Spanish/Mexican vaquero in the establishment of traditional cowboy and ranching practices in the American west. The show places the historical and fictional lore of the origins of the American cowboy in the historical context of the vaquero, the true first cowboy. The show includes stories about the tools of the working vaquero and demonstrations of bullwhip cracking and rope tricks. A special feature of the show is the historically accurate costume representing the Spanish Colonial Vaquero of the 1700s.

June 5, 2021 – Guided Public Tour | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn about the history of this longtime homestead, founded by the Austrian Schweiger brothers in 1874. Today, Schweiger Ranch is owned and operated by Schweiger Ranch Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, and a protected Douglas County historic landmark. The historic restoration of the ranch house and buildings was completed in 2016. See restorations of the farmhouse, barn and other structures, and learn about the history of the ranch.

June 5, 2021 –  Nature Hike: Bird Walk | 7:00 – 8:30 am

Schweiger Ranch has teamed up with South Suburban Parks & Recreation District to provide free, guided walking tours led by professional naturalists from SSPRD. These tours offer insight and education into the natural environment on and around Schweiger Ranch, while offering a chance to get some fresh air and exercise. Join us to see and hear the early morning cheery birds of spring.

May 1, 2021 – Nature Hike: Spring Wildflowers | 9:30 – 11:00 am

Schweiger Ranch has teamed up with South Suburban Parks & Recreation District to provide free, guided walking tours led by professional naturalists from SSPRD. These tours offer insight and education into the natural environment on and around Schweiger Ranch, while offering a chance to get some fresh air and exercise. Shrubs and flowers are enticing pollinators with their finest show. Join us as we savor the blooming beauties.

Schweiger Ranch is available for school tours and educational events. For more information about scheduling an event, please send an email to info@schweigerranch.org or call 303.790.0557