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, Community Relations 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

Family friendly

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 contact Jennifer Reinhardt at 720-724-2010 or email.

How are we doing?

Have you attended one of our events? We'd love to hear your thoughts.

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 $73,500 in planned investments for 2022:

Downtown Merchants events

  • Spring Kickoff Concert, Boots & Brews and Concert Under the Lights: $15,000
  • Rockin' Summer kids activities and music in the park and Fangtastic Festival: $4,000 
  • Starlight Movie Night: $6,000
  • Street Party & Concert: $5,000
  • Classic Rock Cruise-In Car Show: $6,000
  • Oktoberfest: $10,000
  • Downtown carriage ride program: $8,000

Castle Rock Chamber events

  • Douglas County Fair Parade: $2,438
  • Artfest*: $8,200
  • Starlighting*: $8,873

*The Town will also contribute $28,812 in 2022 toward "admin-event / program staffing" as part of its annual service contract with the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce.