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.

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

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
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Other events

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 $99,000 in planned investments for 2024:

Downtown Merchants Association events

  • Spring Kickoff Concert: $5,000
  • Car Show Kickoff Concert: $5,000
  • Classic Rock Cruise-In Car Show: $6,425
  • Boots and Brews: $6,425
  • Concert Under the Lights: $5,000
  • Oktoberfest: $20,000

The Town will also contribute $50,000 in 2024 toward staff as part of its annual service contract with the Downtown Merchants Association.

Castle Rock Chamber events

  • Douglas County Fair Parade: $12,500
  • Artfest: $19,000
  • Starlighting: $20,000

The Town will also contribute $25,000 in 2024 toward "Administration & Operations" as part of its annual service contract with the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce.