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.
Attend an event
Educational / community engagement
Hands-on, kid-friendly and informational. Learn about everything from local wildlife to community policing.
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!
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's music scene is thriving! We have everything from local favorites to Grammy-winning performers.
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.
Plan an event
The first step for any event organizer is to fill out a Special Event Application. Applications are generally accepted early October through mid-November and reviewed by the Special Event Committee. Approval are issued in early January.
All event organizers will be notified within two weeks regarding the status of their application.
Applications and fees
We are no longer accepting special event applications for 2022. Submissions for 2023 will begin in October.
- Special Event Application
- Film and Photography Permit
- Application for Street / Lane Closure (PDF)
- Special Event Liquor Permit
Volunteers add value to events and keep them running smoothly! The Town has a variety of opportunities for volunteering for your community.
Learn more about how you can help!
Sponsorships help make community events possible by keeping costs down and helping promote both the business and the event. The Town offers a variety of sponsorships to fit your business' needs. If you are interested, please let us know!
Whether you are a food vendor, small business or non-profit, The Town's many events can help showcase your specialty.
Castle Rock's entertainment scene is better than ever. Let us know if you are interested in being a part of it.
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.