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.

  1. Attend an event
  2. Plan an event
  3. Get involved

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!

  • Animals Around the Rock
  • Coffee with a Cop
  • Colorado Bluebird Project
  • Earth Day Willow Conservation Project
  • National Trails Day
  • Public Environmental Education
  • Public Lands Day
  • Spring Up the Creek

Family friendly

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!

  • Daddy Daughter Ball
  • Pedal the Moon
  • Pie Bake Off
  • Reindeer Games
  • Season of the Star
  • Spooktacular
  • Western Heritage Welcome

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 Trail Festival / liveBIG Run
  • Climb4Change
  • First Fridays 5K
  • Fitness fundraisers for adaptive recreation
  • Summer Fitness Series
  • Tri the Rock

Live music

Castle Rock's music scene is thriving! We have everything from local favorites to Grammy winning  performers right here in your backyard!

  • First Fridays
  • Summer Concert Series
  • Tunes for Trails / Perks for Parks


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?

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Other events

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.