Saturday night concert features local band Lady Denim; fireworks display: September 23-25

What:  McWhinney’s Centerra community in Loveland will host the second annual Wild Wonderful Weekend, an event celebrating Centerra’s status as Colorado’s first Certified Community Wildlife Habitat.

When: Friday, Sept. 23 – Sunday, Sept. 25

Where: Chapungu Sculpture Park and multiple locations throughout the Centerra community. Centerra is located at I-25 and U.S. Highway 34 in Loveland.

What’s Happening:

  • All Weekend
      • Centerra Scavenger Hunt: Teams and families can compete in a series of photography, riddle and trivia challenges across the Centerra community.
      • Wild Passport Program: Guests will receive a digital passport that links to Centerra retailers’ specials and deals.
  • Saturday, Sept. 24
      • 9 a.m. – noon: High Plains Environmental Center (HPEC) Wild Nature Walks and open house.
      • 2 – 5 p.m.: The Promenade Shops will host an outdoor “Certified Wild Zone,” featuring balloon artists, face painting, music, and scientists from Butterfly Pavilion and Northern Colorado Wildlife Rehabilitation.
      • 6 p.m.: Concert and fireworks at Chapungu Sculpture Park, with live music by Kutandara, followed by a feature performance by Lady DenimConcert tickets are $10 and net proceeds benefit HPEC.
      • Learn more at wildwonderfulweekend.com.

Visuals & Interview Opportunities:

  • HPEC wild nature walks: Native wildflowers, shrubs and grasses, butterflies, native bees, dragonflies and damselflies, songbirds, raptors, waterfowl and the occasional jumping fish!
  • A Centerra spokesperson can talk about Centerra’s status as Colorado’s first Certified Community Wildlife Habitat, as well as the weekend’s events.
  • On-site contact: Christine Jakupovic (480) 550-2478.