Located between Colorado Springs and Denver, Castle Rock events take place at Douglas County Fairgrounds, Phillip S. Miller Park, Festival Park and Downtown Castle Rock. Most Castle Rock events are family friendly. Castle Rock got its name thanks to a huge rock on the east side of the city (You can’t miss it on the drive down I25). Early settlers thought this geological formation looked like a Castle on the Hill. For over 80 years, a signature Castle Rock event has been the Castle Rock Starlighting. This event dates to 1936 and takes place the Saturday before Thanksgiving every year. A 45-foot star located on the top of the Castle Rock is lit up and stays that way until the end of January. The town celebrates the lighting with fireworks, hot chocolate, a visit from Santa, live music, the outdoor ice skating rink and just good old fashion fun.
Other signature Castle Rock events include the Annual Castle Rock WineFest in July, the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo at the end of July through the first of August and the Annual Colorado Artfest held the weekend after Labor Day.
Another significant attraction in Castle Rock is the Miller Activity Complex. This recreational facility is 64,443 square feet and two stories. The complex is located at Phillip S. Miller Park and is loaded with amenities that include a full aquatic structure with lap pool, leisure pool, huge water slide, and a vortex whirlpool. Other amenities include; 16 trampoline beds, 18 hole golf stimulator, children’s play structure with 23 foot tall slide, beam integrative floor games, batting cages and an indoor full sized synthetic field. It’s also surrounded by ziplines, trails and the Red Hawk Golf Course.
A snowflex ski hill that allows people to ski and snowboard all year is expected to be open in the fall or 2019. It will be appropriately named Snowsports 365.
Popular Castle Rock Events Venues
- Phillip S. Miller Park
- Downtown Castle Rock
- Douglas County Fairgrounds
- Festival Park