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 to 5:30 p.m. - house music, food, cocktails and kids activities 
  • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. - 5K walk/run begins/opening band
  • 7 to 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 required.

Race Themes

  • June 3 - 80s 5K
  • July 1 - Patriot Run 5K
  • August 5 - Color Run 5K

Register online

  1. Aug. 5
  2. July 1 
  3. June 3

First Friday through August 6

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!



Blink-180TRUE is a Nationally Touring Blink-182 tribute band from Southern California, playing all the Blink-182 hit songs, with all the fun, jokes and antics of this world-famous pop-punk band.

First Friday 5K theme

  • Rodeo Run 5K