The Town of Castle Rock is proud to host a variety of family friendly events each year. From large-scale, signature and sporting events to community-based festivals and races, Castle Rock truly has something for everyone.
The Town's Special Events Committee provides a single point of contact for event management and compliance, and oversees all aspects of special events that use public facilities or roadways.
Educational / community engagement
Hands-on, kid-friendly and informational. Learn about everything from our local wildlife to community policing when you join us in one of our beautiful parks or a local café!
Castle Rock is known for its small town charm and family-friendly community events. Take the family out to enjoy all Castle Rock has to offer!
Fitness and races / runs
Staying fit and enjoying the outdoors is easy in Castle Rock! We have many ways for you and your family to challenge yourselves and stay active and give back all at the same time!
Castle Rock's music scene is thriving! We have everything from local favorites to Grammy winning performers right here in your backyard!
The Town of Castle Rock's Special Events Division was created to provide a single point of contact for all special events that wish to use public facilities, roadways, parks, trails or any other public location for their event.
The first step for any event organizer is to fill out a Special Event Application. Applications are generally accepted early October through mid-November and reviewed by the Special Event Committee. Approval are issued in early January. Please note, we are no longer accepting applications for 2021 events. We will begin accepting applications for 2022 in October.
The Town's Special Event Committee includes a representative from The Town Manager's Office, Finance, Castle Rock Fire and Rescue, Public Works, Parks and Recreation, the Town Clerk's Office, Community Relations, and the Castle Rock Police Department.
All event organizers will be notified within two weeks regarding the status of their application.
Applications and fees
- Special Event Application
- Film and Photography Permit
- Application for Street / Lane Closure (PDF)
- Special Event Liquor Permit
Volunteers add value to events and keep them running smooth! The Town of Castle Rock has a variety of opportunities for volunteering for your community. Click below to find out how you can help!
Sponsors add value to events and events add value to sponsors. Sponsorships help to keep community events possible by keeping the costs down and by promoting the events to their customers. Events are valuable to sponsors because they get their business directly in front of their target audience, help to put a face with a name, and have their business associated with the types of events that bring communities together.
The Town of Castle Rock has a variety of sponsorships available to fit your business' needs. If you are interested please let us know!
Special events are another great way to get your business in front of the community. Whether you area a food vendor, small business, or non-profit, The Town of Castle Rock's many events can help you showcase your specialty.
Castle Rock's entertainment scene is better than ever. If you are interested in being a part of it, let us know. Please fill out out talent submission form below.
Special events bring communities together and should be accessible to everyone. If you need additional assistance, please call Jennifer Reinhardt at 720-724-2010 or email to let us know how we can help.
How are we doing?
Have you attended one of our events? We'd love to hear your thoughts. Please submit this feedback form.
Don't see what you are looking for? In addition to the events planned by the Town, there are events planned by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Merchants Association, events at the Douglas County Fairgrounds and events sponsored by other organizations. Please visit their websites for more information.
The Town sponsors some of these entities' events. Following are details of the Town's roughly $73,500 in planned investments for 2022:
- Spring Kickoff Concert, Boots & Brews and Concert Under the Lights (Downtown Merchants Association events): $15,000
- Rockin' Summer kids activities in the park and music in the park and Fangtastic Festival (Downtown Merchants Association events): $4,000
- Starlight Movie Night (Downtown Merchants Association event): $6,000
- Street Party & Concert (Downtown Merchants Association event): $5,000
- Classic Rock Cruise-In Car Show (Downtown Merchants Association event): $6,000
- Douglas County Fair Parade (Chamber event*): $2,438
- Artfest (Chamber event*): $8,200
- Oktoberfest (Downtown Merchants Association event): $10,000
- Starlighting (Chamber event*): $8,873
- Downtown carriage ride program (Downtown Development Authority program): $8,000
*The Town will also contribute $28,812 in 2022 toward "admin-event/program staffing" as part of its annual service contract with the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce.