Events in Castle Rock
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. The 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, Communications and Castle Rock Police.
Attend an event
Educational / community engagement
Hands-on, kid-friendly and informational. Learn about everything from local wildlife to community policing.
- 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
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!
- Summer Ball
- Winter Ball
- Pedal the Moon
- Pie Bake Off
- Reindeer Games
- Season of the Star
- 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.
- Castle Rock Trail Festival / liveBIG Run
- First Fridays 5K
- Fitness fundraisers for adaptive recreation
- Summer Fitness Series
- Tri the Rock
Castle Rock's music scene is thriving! We have everything from local favorites to Grammy-winning performers.
- 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 email the events team.
How are we doing?
Have you attended one of our events? We'd love to hear your thoughts.
Plan an event
The first step for any event organizer is to fill out a Special Event Application. Applications are generally accepted from early October through mid-November and reviewed by the Special Event Committee. Approvals are issued in early January.
All event organizers will be notified within two weeks regarding the status of their applications.
Applications and fees
Applications for the 2024 event season will open in October 2023. No new Special Event Applications will be accepted for the 2024 event season as of January 31, 2024.
- Special Event Application
- Special Events Guidebook
- Film and Photography Permit
- Application for Street / Lane Closure (PDF)
- Special Event Liquor Permit
Volunteers add value to events and keep them running smoothly! The Town has a variety of opportunities for volunteering for your community.
Sponsorships help make community events possible by keeping costs down and helping promote both the business and the event. The Town offers a variety of sponsorships to fit your business' needs. If you are interested, please let us know!
Whether you are a food vendor, small business or non-profit, The Town's many events can help showcase your specialty.
Castle Rock's entertainment scene is better than ever. Let us know if you are interested in being a part of it.
Don't see the event you're looking for? In addition to events planned by the Town, there are events planned by several partners - the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Merchants Association, the Douglas County Fairgrounds and other organizations. Please visit their websites for more information.
Town sponsored events
The Town sponsors some of these entities' events. Here are details of the Town's roughly $67,000 in planned investments for 2023:
Downtown Merchants Association events
- Spring Kickoff Concert: $5,000
- Car Show Kickoff Concert: $5,000
- Classic Rock Cruise-In Car Show: $5,000
- Boots and Brews: $5,000
- Concert Under the Lights: $5,000
- Oktoberfest: $20,000
The Town will also contribute $50,000 in 2023 toward staff as part of its annual service contract with the Downtown Merchants Association.
Castle Rock Chamber events
- Douglas County Fair Parade: $3,000
- Artfest: $9,000
- Starlighting: $10,000
The Town will also contribute $31,500 in 2023 toward "admin-event / program staffing" as part of its annual service contract with the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce.