Events in Castle Rock Colorado 2017
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 2017
Turkey Day 5K FUN Run/Walk
Time Details: Begins at 8 a.m.
Location: Parker Recreation Center
17301 E. Lincoln Ave.
Parker, CO 80134
Email: Race Coordinator
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)
Saturday, November 18, 2017 (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.
Ongoing Activities (coming soon) 2:00 PM — 7:00 PM
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.
Celebrate the holidays with the third annual Season of the Star event series in Castle Rock
Campfires and S’mores, sleigh rides and hot chocolate. These are a few of our favorite things, according to the song, during the holiday season. And you will find them all during the Season of the Star, which kicks off the week after the annual Starlighting celebration and runs through Christmas Eve.
Now in its third year, the Season of the Star is an iconic community series of events that celebrates the spirit of the season, brings Town residents together Downtown and at Philip S. Miller Park, and offers up some good old-fashioned family fun.
Join friends, family and neighbors as the Town, the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Alliance help the community get into the holiday vibe.
Season of the Star events
1-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2
Festival Park, 300 Second St.
Celebrate winter with your neighbors in the NEW festival park. There’s something for everyone! Beer from our award-winning local breweries, live music, a 5k run, cycling race, food trucks and local artisans ready to help you wrap up your holiday shopping. For more information check out: stridemob.com/winterfest
Registration for races:
Cycling race: coldwarclassic.com
WinterFest 5k: Stridemob.com/races
Storytellers and S’mores
5-7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9
Festival Park, 300 Second St.
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the season with an evening around a campfire, listening to stories, and making s’mores. This event also includes kid-friendly fare, hot chocolate and more. Bring a lawn chair, or blanket, and make sure to dress for the weather.
Parking is available in the lot on Elbert Street, the parking lot surrounding the Douglas County Building on Wilcox Street, in the first floor of the County parking garage at Third and Jerry streets, and in the Town Hall parking lot at 100 N. Wilcox St. In addition, the Town trolley will run between Festival Park and the upper lot at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
3-6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 15
The Millhouse and Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1381 W. Plum Creek Parkway
It’s holiday fun for the whole family — enjoy kid-friendly activities in a winter-themed wonderland including live reindeer, Santa (parents, bring your cameras), cookies, hot chocolate, sleigh rides, outdoor games, and an obstacle course. The Winter Express train station will be at the Millhouse. The train will take passengers on a one-mile ride along paved trails in Philip S. Miller Park through a winter wonderland.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
6-7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 24
Festival Park, 300 Second St.
Calvary Chapel Church will host a candlelight service on Christmas Eve. The event is open to the public.
Parking is available in the lot on Elbert Street, the parking lot surrounding the Douglas County Building on Wilcox Street, in the first floor of the County parking garage at Third and Jerry streets, and in the Town Hall parking lot at 100 N. Wilcox St.
Carriage Rides and Carolers
The Season of the Star includes free carriage rides through Downtown, carolers, and other activities every Saturday. Carolers will be there every Saturday, roaming throughout Downtown from Nov. 25 to Dec. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. Carriage rides Nov. 25, Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, and Dec. 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. Pick up in Festival Park.
While currently under construction, Festival Park is expected to open just prior to Starlighting on Nov. 18. Learn more about the park’s renovation at CRgov.com/FestivalPark.
Castle Rock Summer 2018
Outdoor Concerts in Castle Rock Summer 2018 TBA
Great music, perfect temperatures and spending time under the stars is the recipe for a beautiful summer night in Castle Rock. Make that dream a reality by joining the Town for the Summer Concert Series at the Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park.
Back for the second year, the concert series brings amazing events to the Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park on select weekends May through September. Enjoy live music from nationally known bands, along with craft beer and cocktails under the stars. Think a more intimate version of Red Rocks Amphitheater. These ticketed music events have already become a signature part of summers in Castle Rock.
Tickets go on sale Monday, May 1! Head to CRgov.com/PSMConcerts for details. But, don’t wait. These concerts are expected to be very popular. Tickets range from $10 to $45 depending on the artist.
The concert series is part of Town Council’s goal to keep our community character alive and ramp up community festivals, concerts and activities. The priority is to continue to bring family friendly events to the Downtown area and Philip S. Miller Park.
FREE Starlight Summer Outdoor Movies TBA
Farmers Market in Castle Rock runs July – October at Festival Park 8-1
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
More information about the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo can be found here.
Colorado Art Fest at Castle Rock
29th Annual Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Time: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Time: 10 AM to 5 PM
Location: To Be Confirmed
A weekend of original artwork, live music, strolling the 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.
“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.
Castle Rock Harvestfest
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.