Free summer fun sun in Federal Heights


This summer the City of Federal Heights and city council will be hosting three summer socials. The events will give the community an opportunity to enjoy free food and entertainment.

“City council hosts the three summer socials with the intent of bringing the community together for fun, food, music, and entertainment,” said Kendra Fernandez, economic development marketing specialist. “These are events that bring Federal Heights residents of all ages, business owners and employees together. Federal Heights is home to many, and a second home for those that work here as well.”

The first social is on Thursday, June 13, at Carstens Park, 2575 W. 90th Ave. in Federal Heights, and will be hosted by Ward 1 council members, Tanya Ishikawa and Sharon Richardson. The event will feature live music from local band The Bucktones and a hot dog cook out.

The second social will be on Thursday, July 11, at Ruston Park, Zuni Street south of 100th Avenue. Instead of hot dogs, ice cream will be served and Ward 2 councilor Ken Murphy and mayor pro tem Michael Cieszlak will host the event. Live music will be provided by local band Colorado Storm.

The third and final social will be Aug. 8 hosted by Ward 3 council members Dick Hutchinson and Pat Willet at Carstens Park. This event will also feature ice cream and live music from Colorado Storm.

All socials are form 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Mayor Joyce Thomas is scheduled to be in attendance for each event.

Fernandez said in years past attendance to the summer social has always been high and she expects nothing different this year. Not only does the community have the opportunity to enjoy free food and entertainment, but also the opportunity to get to know their city council members, she added.

“It’s important to the city council to get out in the community and meet the residents,” she said. “City staff, police officers and firefighters will also be at the socials, so the community can speak with them as well or ask questions”

Rains dates for each social are June 27, July 18 and Aug. 15. For more information, visit



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