First Fridays

Friday nights in the summer are made for spending time close to home, enjoying the beautiful weather, and unwinding from the long week. Why go anywhere else but Downtown Castle Rock?

On the first Friday of each month, June through September, head to Festival Park to enjoy live music, food trucks, cocktails and kid activities. Start off the night with the First Fridays 5K, then don't miss the change to make family memories Downtown.

2021 First Fridays series

June 4, July 2, Aug. 6 and Sept. 3
5 to 9 p.m.
Festival Park


  • 5-5:45 p.m. - house music, food, cocktails and kids activities 
  • 5:30 p.m. - 5K walk / run begins
  • 5:45-9 p.m. - featured artist and family fun

First Friday 5K Run Series

Prior to enjoying the free concert event, get a workout in with the family at the free theme-based run / walk. These unofficially timed runs / walks start at 5:30 p.m. straight out of the park. Prizes will be awarded to best themed costume. 

The event is free, but registration is required at

  1. Sept. 3
  2. Aug. 6
  3. June 4
  4. July 2 

First Friday - Sept. 3Shelvis and the Roustabouts Square

Shelvis and the Roustabouts

Voted Denver's Best Band (2019) by the readers of 5280 Magazine, Shelvis and the Roustabouts are an energetic Rockabilly/Americana band that consistently sells out to delighted fans.

Lori "Shelvis" Muha is an entertainment powerhouse. She captures the audience with her amazing vocals and high-energy performances. Focusing on the music of Elvis, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash and other Rockabilly pioneers, her and her band of Roustabouts transport the audience to a time when rock was born. Her loyal fan base pack the house wherever they play and stay until the end. It's not a gig, it's a SHOW!

First Friday 5K theme

"You Ain't Nothin' but a Hound Dog" 5K