Community Events Return to Castle Rock
For many years, Castle Rock, CO, was known for its year-round schedule of cultural events, a schedule that ranked the town as one of the best places to live in the nation. After being placed on hiatus most of last year because of COVID-19, the events calendar in Castle Rock is coming back to life as COVID restrictions are eased.
A number of major events have already been announced, and more are likely on the way. Here’s a quick look at this summer’s events calendar.
Bicyclists Hit the Road
Earlier this month, the town hosted the Elephant Rock Bicycle Ride and Cycling Expo. An annual event that dates back more than 30 years, the ride brings in thousands of bicyclists of all levels to Castle Rock who participate in a variety of road courses, a combination gravel/road route or an 8-mile ride family ride.
The ride is named after a rock feature south of town that resembles an elephant, hence the name Elephant Rock. It’s one of the most popular bike events in Colorado every year.
Colorado Wines Take Center Stage
Colorado wines take front and center stage at the Castle Rock Winefest in July. The event features tasting of some of the state’s finest wines. It draws wine aficionados who enjoy great wine, food trucks, music and a beer garden featuring local craft beers.
There’s Music in the Air
After missing a year, the Summer Concert Series returns with a number of big name acts. This year’s series will feature The Beach Boys, 38 Special, Parmalee, the Castle Rock Summer Jam and Super Diamond with the Denver Pops.
The concerts are held at the Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park. The location is building a reputation as one of the best places to see live music in Colorado and has hosted dozens of Grammy-nominated, world-famous artists over the years.
Other music events include the family friendly First Fridays music series held the first Friday of each month from July through September. The events are held at Festival Park in downtown and include live music, food trucks, cocktails and kid activities. The event starts with a 5K run.
Castle Rock celebrates its rich agricultural and ranching heritage with the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo in July. The fair features two entertainment stages, three PRCA rodeos, Xtreme Bulls, a carnival, mutton bustin’ and a stick horse rodeo for the kids along with the traditional pancake breakfast and exhibits from 4-H and the Future Farmers of America.
Labor Day Weekend Artfest
Downtown Castle Rock will once again be buzzing Labor Day weekend when it hosts the 32nd annual Colorado Artfest. The juried fine arts show attracts artists from across the country. The free event is sponsored by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce.
Other summer events include Fitness Fridays, the weekly Yoga in the Park series and the Festival Park Farmers Market.
In addition to community events, other local cultural organizations include:
- Castle Rock Museum and Historical Society
- Front Range Theater Company
- Theater of Dreams
- The Wildlife Experience
It’s a busy events schedule and one we’re glad to see returning. For more information on activities going on around town, visit the Town of Castle Rock Events Page and the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce event page. Livability magazine also has information on town events along with plenty of other information on why Castle Rock is one of the best places to live in Colorado.
About Miller’s Landing
Miller’s Landing is proud to call Castle Rock home. On land that was once abandoned and deemed blighted, we’re creating an exciting new town center complete with multifamily housing, modern office spaces and a dynamic new town center. The pedestrian friendly town center will include prime locations for retail, restaurants and entertainment venues.
Walking and bicycling paths will connect to nearby downtown Castle Rock and Philip S. Miller Park, the region’s top sports and outdoor recreation facility.
About Castle Rock, Colorado
Castle Rock is a popular community in the south Denver metropolitan area. Located on the I-25 corridor, the town is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the state. Castle Rock offers small-town charm, easy access to Denver to the north and Colorado Springs to the south, access to good jobs, an abundance of outdoor recreation options and easy access to the mountains.
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