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 August, 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 chance to make family memories Downtown.

2022 First Fridays series

June 3, July 1, Aug. 5 
5 to 9 p.m.
Festival Park


  • 5-5:30 p.m. - house music, food, cocktails and kids activities 
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. - 5K walk / run begins / opening band
  • 7-9 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. The races are free, but registration is requireed.

Race Themes

  • June 3 – 80s 5K
  • July 1 – Patriot Run 5K
  • Aug. 5 – Color Run 5K


  1. June 3
  2. July 1 
  3. Aug. 5

First Friday - June 3

Ninety Percent 90s 

Ninety Percent 90s

Ninety Percent 90s is a three-piece cover band covering the best and worst hits from the 90s. From Sublime / Nirvana / Smashing Pumpkins to Backstreet Boys, Britney and Hanson. If it's a hit from the 90s, there is a 40% chance that the band will know it 100% of the time. 
90% 90s, but 100% awesome!

The Spazmatics

Band Photo with Logo

From the creators of the Fabulous Boogie Knights comes the Spazmatics. All the awesome sounds, styles and way cool dance steps from the 1980s decade we'd love to forget. Complete with skinny ties, Brill Creamed hair, and horn-rimmed glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative flair and style makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment.

First Friday 5K theme

80s Night