Events in Castle Rock Colorado 2016
Elephant Rock Bike Tour. TBA 2017
The annual Fourth of July Celebration is the granddaddy of them all with a large fireworks display at Butterfield Park in The Meadows at Historic Castle Rock! You can see this beautiful exhibit from almost anywhere in Castle Rock
Ducky Derby – June 2017 TBA
See the Ducky Derby website or contact Steve Baroch (303) 909-756 for more information. The Ducky Derby runs 11-5 p.m. June 18, 2016
Colorado Renaissance Festival
40th Anniversary Season will be nine weekends!2016 Dates: June 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, July 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 August 6-7
Huzzah and Cheers to 40 Magical Years!!
Every weekend in June and July, enjoy an event that will take you back in time. Just south of Castle Rock, complete with medieval jousting knights, lavishly dressed lords and ladies and even elephants, the Colorado Renaissance Festival in Larkspur welcomes one and all for plays, eats, shopping and games. www.coloradorenaissance.com
Music in the Meadows 2016 TBA.
Rock the Fourth with fireworks show set to blast off at Metzler Ranch Community Park
For a lot of residents, Fourth of July just wouldn’t be the same without a great fireworks show. Rock this year’s Independence Day with the Town’s Rockin’ the Fourth: Red, White & Boom! fireworks celebration.
This year’s show will be Saturday, July 4, at Metzler Ranch Community Park, 4175 Trail Boss Road. The fireworks show will be a little different from years past. While there will be more fireworks than before, this will be a low-altitude show. The fireworks will reach a maximum altitude of 150 feet. The low-flying fireworks will help minimize the fire risk to the park and surrounding areas. Additionally, the skate park and baseball fields 2 and 3 will be closed to ensure the fireworks have a safe perimeter.
The best view of the show will still be around the park. Other locations around Town, like Philip S. Miller Park, may not offer visibility. A good rule of thumb is in the next week wait for nightfall then watch for the park lights. If the top of the field lights are visible, the fireworks show should also be visible from that location.
Please keep in mind, for safety reasons, parking inside the park and along Trail Boss Road will not be permitted. Parking will be available at nearby parking lots, including retail and school lots.
The park will be closed to the public at 4 p.m., July 4, so the fireworks show can be set up. The skate park will be closed all day July 4 and the morning of July 5. Additionally, Black Feather Trail will be closed between Front Street and Woodlands Boulevard from about 9 to 10:45 p.m.
The fireworks show is set to begin between 9:30 and 9:45 p.m. There will be two firework-weather test shots prior to the start of the show. Once the tests are complete and the field lights are turned off, the fireworks show will be set to begin.
More information about the event, including street closures and additional parking locations, will be available at CRgov.com/July4.
The fireworks show is contingent on Colorado’s unpredictable weather and fire conditions. In case of weather, an alternative date has been scheduled for Sunday, July 5. Check for event updates at CRgov.com/July4, on Facebook at /CRgov, or follow us on Twitter @CRgov.
FREE Starlight Summer Outdoor Movies
More information may be found at www.downtowncastlerock.com.
Farmers Market in Castle Rock runs July – October at Festival Park 8-1
Castle Rock WineFest –
When: Saturday, July 16, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where:The Grange at The Meadows
The Castle Rock WineFest, an outdoor wine tasting event, will offer more than two dozen wineries and over 180 varieties of Colorado wine. This event draws wine aficionados for its tastings, wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, fabulous food trucks, and an amazing local band to dance into the night. The Chamber’s Annual WineFest is a festival where wine lovers will have an opportunity to participate in a Grand Tasting of Colorado wines at one convenient location The Grange in the Meadows, 3692 Meadows Blvd. Castle Rock, Colorado. Click for more info.
Castle Rock Farmers Market – July through October 2016
Every Saturday, from July to October, the Farmer’s Market t Saturday mornings on 3rd and Elbert Streets, Castle Rock. July – Sept gets everyone’s mouth watering. Area farmers truck in their crop — the highest quality fruits and vegetables are available and the prices are low enough that you can buy by the bushel. For more information, please contact (720) 733-6930.
Douglas County Fair –TBA 2017
Douglas County Fair Parade TBA 2017
Douglas County Fair Parade Contact the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce at (303) 688-4597 Aug 9, 2014 or Register Your Entry Here: www.CastleRock.org
More information about the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo can be found here.
Colorado Art Fest at Castle Rock TBA 2017
A weekend of original artwork, live music, strolling first weekend in September.
entertainers, cultural activities, food and fun in historic downtown Castle Rock. Contact the Castle Rock Chamber
of Commerce at (303) 688-4597 or visit www.CastleRockCulture.com.
FREE Trick or Treat Street in Downtown Castle Rock – October 31
From 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. enjoy fun for all ages throughout the downtown area of Castle Rock. More info TBA.
Festival Park and Downtown Castle Rock (map)
Ghosts and goblins, princesses and Jedi swarm into Downtown Castle Rock for Trick or Treating, costume contests, crafts and family fun in celebration of Halloween.
Oktoberfest – October 1, 2016
“We are doing more events than ever in Downtown this summer,” says Jason Gray, owner of Crowfoot
Valley Coffee and President of the Downtown Merchants Association. “The Summer Event Series brings the community together in Historic Downtown Castle Rock. These events contribute to the small town charm of Castle Rock.” continues Gray.
Harvest Festival Oct. 15 2016
Cooler temperatures, changing leaves and pumpkin spice lattes all signs that fall is in the air. Celebrate the season where the food is richer, the drinks are warmer and the beer is crisper at the Town’s Harvest Festival.
Join the festivities from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Festival Park. The park will be transformed with autumn activities.
The Festival Park Pumpkin Patch will have pumpkins available for purchase ($3 to $5). Carve the pumpkins onsite with the help of volunteers and provided tools. Then, add the pumpkin creation to the Great Pumpkin Wall. The wall of pumpkins will be lit around 6:30 p.m. for everyone to enjoy.
Plus, stick around for the outdoor showing of the seasonal classic, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!”
Don’t miss this fall event for the entire family. Visit the face painter, bring out your competitive side for seasonal games and enjoy the mini hay-bale maze. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase.
Looking to stay active this season? Start the event off right with the HarvestFest 5K. Runners will get a great view of the fall foliage as they complete the course along East Plum Creek trail and Downtown.
The race begins at 2 p.m. Preregistration is $30. Day of registration is $35. Plus, every participant gets a free pumpkin to carve, race photos and a free beer at the finish line.
More information about the event, including registration for the 5K, is available at CRgov.com/HarvestFest.
Thank you to our sponsors Sam’s Club of Castle Rock and Excel Energy.
Give back to those less fortunate in our community at the Annual Turkey Rock Trot 5K and Family Fun Run. This great event is a fundraiser for the Douglas / Elbert County Task Force at the Douglas County Event Center.
Parker Turkey Trot – Thanksgiving Day 2016
Turkey Day 5K FUN Run/Walk
Time Details: Begins at 8 a.m.
Location:Parker Recreation Center
17301 E. Lincoln Ave.
Parker, CO 80134
Cost: $15 pre-registration, $20 race day
Kick off a happy, healthy Thanksgiving Day with family and friends at Parker Parks and Recreation’s annual Turkey Day 5K FUN Run/Walk with Saddle Rock Golf Course on the Cherry Creek Trail.
A scaled-down version of our race series, this non-sanctioned event will be unofficially timed. All participants will receive a commemorative winter cap and chance to win prizes. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Parker Task Force to receive an additional prize drawing ticket (limit one per person). Pre-registration will close Tuesday, Nov. 25 at midnight, however race-day registration is available for an additional $5. Strollers are allowed but please leave your dog at home. Your souvenir bib and winter cap can be picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at the Parker Recreation Center from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. or the morning of the event beginning at 7 a.m.
Annual Castle Rock Starlighting – November 19, 2016
Saturday, November 19, 2016 (events will run from 2 PM-7 PM) in Downtown Castle Rock. The actual star lighting ceremony begins at 5 PM at Historic Wilcox Square. View the Entertainment Schedule (coming soon).
View Walking Guide (coming soon) – Note There Will Be New Road Closures.
Free Shuttle Rides will be offered at Douglas County High School (2842 Front St, Castle Rock, CO 80104) Douglas County Fairgrounds & Calvary Church (1100 Caprice Dr, Castle Rock, CO 80109), please consider taking a shuttle from one of these locations. Note: Shuttles are location specific, make sure you get on the bus you arrived on.
Parking Garage 1, 2, and 3 levels (open parking during the events) Limited Handicap Parking (First Come/First Serve) at the Douglas County Bldg North Side of the parking lot. Please be considerate of others and save these spots for those in wheelchairs or the elderly disabled. Additional handicap parking is available at the Parking garage, the Library, Town Hall and other various locations around town.
Beginning at 2:00 PM
Location: County Bldg and Philip S. Miller Library
~ Visits with Santa and Santa’s Workshop
~ Enjoy the Puppet Show–PS Miller Library
~ Hot Chocolate and Starlighting Ornament Sales Open, located at the County Lawn
~ Stroll the non-profit and sponsor booths, located all along Wilcox Square.
~ Rink at the Rock Opens for the Season
~ Ongoing Live Entertainment and Performances (coming soon)
Beginning at 5:00 PM
~ Starlighting Ceremony begins at 5:00 PM
~ Starlighting and fireworks: 5:30 PM NOTE: Many roads leading into downtown will be closed from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.
~ Chili Dinner (Tickets starting at $5) at the Castle Rock Fire Department from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Make this event your new family tradition for years to come.
Small Business Saturday – TBA
Holiday in the Meadows -TBA
More info TBA