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 most events and is noted in the event details.

The primary activities of events are outdoors. As such, events may be modified or cancelled due to inclement weather or poor walking conditions.

Open Day – Self-Guided Tours | May 21st: 1:00-5:00 pm

Join us the 3rd Saturday of every month between April and November for self guided tours and explore where the Schweiger family found a place to prosper, nestled between the bluffs along Happy Canyon Creek.

The House will be temporarily closed for this event.

Registration is now closed.

Nature Walk: Birds | June 18th:  7:30-9:00 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. From owls to eagles, hummingbirds to sparrows, get up early and explore the various birds that call Schweiger Ranch home! Join us to see and hear the early morning cheery birds of spring.

 

Registration required | click here to register

Guided Public Tour | June 18th: 10:00-11:30 am

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.

Face masks are required to be worn in the historic house, no exceptions.

 

Registration required | click here to register

Open Day – Self-Guided Tours | June 18th 1:00-5:00 pm

Join us the 3rd Saturday of every month between April and November for self guided tours and explore where the Schweiger family found a place to prosper, nestled between the bluffs along Happy Canyon Creek.

 

Registration required | click here to register

Campfire Series: Legendary Ladies-Unconventional Women of the West | June 18th 6:30-7:30 pm

The Legendary Ladies: Unconventional Women of the West return to Schweiger Ranch!  Travel back in time to hear the stories of real women who made a significant impact on Colorado and the West.  This year hear stories of Captain Jack a female prospector, miner and entrepreneur, Florence Lawrence the first movie star, Mabel Dodge Luhan a philanthropist and Bohemian rebel, Lady Catherine Moon a washerwoman-rancher and Klondike Kate Queen of the Yukon.

This event is appropriate of all ages and will be held in the Tractor Shed, not around the campfire pit. The event will proceed rain or shine or wind. Should severe inclement weather such as tornado, lightening or hail cause a cancellation, an email will be sent to the registered email address.

 

Registration required | click here to register

Nature Walk: Bison Before Settlers | July 16th:  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.

 

Registration required | click here to register

Guided Public Tour | July 16th: 10:00-11:30 am

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.

Face masks are required to be worn in the historic house, no exceptions.

 

Registration required | click here to register

Open Day – Self-Guided Tours | July 16th: 1:00-5:00 pm

Join us the 3rd Saturday of every month between April and November for self guided tours and explore where the Schweiger family found a place to prosper, nestled between the bluffs along Happy Canyon Creek.

 

Registration required | click here to register

Campfire Series: El Vaquero, America’s First Cowboy | July 16th: 6:00-7:30 pm

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.

 

Registration required | click here to register

Nature Walk: Nature Journaling | August 20th:  8:30-10:00 am

Join Schweiger Ranch Foundation and South Suburban Parks & Recreation District for a nature walk near Schweiger Ranch and pause along the way to practice nature journaling in a lovely outdoor setting. Observe the beauty of the area while an experienced artist assists with illustration technique and practice. Artists of all levels of experience are welcome to join! If you are interested and can hold a pencil, you are qualified and welcome! We’ll provide paper, pencils and clipboards for your use.

This event is held outdoors and may be canceled or rescheduled due to inclement weather.

 

Registration Required | click here to register

Guided Public Tour | August 20th: 10:00-11:30 am

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.

Face masks are required to be worn in the historic house, no exceptions.

Registration required | click here to register

Open Day – Self-Guided Tours | August 20th: 1:00-5:00 pm

Join us the 3rd Saturday of every month between April and November for self guided tours and explore where the Schweiger family found a place to prosper, nestled between the bluffs along Happy Canyon Creek.

 

Registration required | click here to register

Campfire Series: Work and Play on the Homestead | August 20th: 6:00-7:00 pm

Join Schweiger Ranch and Pam’s EcoAdventures for an hour of fun activities for the whole family! Learn what kind of chores the Schweiger kids would have done and the games they would have played when they lived on the ranch in the late 1880’s to early 1900’s.

Parents or guardians must be present with kids. This event will be held outdoors and may be cancelled due to severe weather. Should the event be cancelled, notifications will be sent to the email used to register for the event.

 

Registration required | click here to register

Nature Hike: Full Moon Hike | September 10th:  7:00-8:30 pm

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.

 

Registration required | details coming soon

Guided Public Tour | September 17th: 10:00-11:30 am

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.

 

Registration required | details coming soon

Open Day – Self-Guided Tours | September 17th: 1:00-5:00 pm

Join us the 3rd Saturday of every month between April and November for self guided tours and explore where the Schweiger family found a place to prosper, nestled between the bluffs along Happy Canyon Creek.

 

Registration required | details coming soon

Lone Tree Fall Festival | October 15th: 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. This Fall Festival is unlike any other and is sure to have a little something for everyone! | Details coming soon

Open Day – Self-Guided Tours | October 15th: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

The October 15th Open Day coincides with the Lone Tree Fall Festival.  Schweiger Ranch will be open from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm for Self-Guided tours during and after the Festival.  See event details above for information on the Lone Tree Fall Festival.

 

Registration required | details coming soon

Open Day – Self-Guided Tours | November 19th: 1:00-5:00 pm

Join us the 3rd Saturday of every month between April and November for self guided tours and explore where the Schweiger family found a place to prosper, nestled between the bluffs along Happy Canyon Creek.

 

Registration required |  details coming soon

Schweiger Ranch Holiday Display of Lights

Enjoy the display of holiday lights on the historic Austrian homestead from November 24th through Stock Show.

Austrian Christmas & Christkindl Markt | December 3rd: 11:00 am-5:00 pm

Schweiger Ranch is presenting its annual Austrian Christmas and Christkindl Markt on Saturday, December 3rd to celebrate the Austrian and German heritage of the Schweiger family.  There will be holiday fun for the whole family.

Schweiger Ranch is available for school tours and educational events. For more information about scheduling an event, please send an email to [email protected] or call 303.790.0557.  To learn about volunteer opportunities, click here.