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

First Friday - July 2New Doubt

New Doubt

New Doubt is hands down the “World’s Best Tribute to No Doubt,” holding the coveted seal of approval from Gwen Stefani herself.

Fans everywhere are astonished with how much New Doubt looks and sounds exactly like the real thing! Each show is a Hella Good time, drawing huge crowds at every event.

The extensive set list includes all of No Doubt’s chart-topping hits, plus popular jams by Gwen Stefani, Sublime, Radiohead and more 90’s nostalgic rock.

First Friday 5K theme

Patriot Run 5K