Everyone loves a parade, right? Parades are a fun way to join our community outdoors, kick off the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo, and celebrate all that makes our town special. Here’s a quick “local’s guide” to the parade and events of the day.

“Rodeo Royalty” lead the festivities downtown.

The family-friendly parade begins at 9:30AM sharp on Saturday, July 27, starting at the south end of downtown Castle Rock. Typically, Perry Street is closed between Miller Court and 5th Street, and Wilcox is closed between Plum Creek Parkway and 5th Street. Road closures usually start around 4:30AM on parade day, and remain in place until about 1:00PM. Some additional feeder streets are closed as well in the area, so be advised if you’re traveling through downtown on parade day. Updated road closures are typically posted here.

The parade has been an annual tradition since 1954. More than 75 entries will be featured in this year’s parade, including marching bands, local businesses, civic leaders and organizations, local entertainment, livestock, and more.

Following the parade, enjoy a pancake breakfast at the Castle Rock Fire Department, with proceeds benefitting the Douglas County High School Huskies.

The Junior Livestock Sale commences on parade day, as well as a variety of 4-H and FFA exhibits available for viewing at the Fairgrounds.

The Boots & Brews fair will be held in Festival Park on parade day from 11:00AM until 4:00PM, featuring something for every member of the family: carnival games, bounce houses, food trucks, beer, and live music. Bring your own lawn chairs, picnic blankets, sunscreen, etc., and make a day of it with the family.

Downtown Castle Rock is sure to be all a-buzz on parade day, so why not head down early, hang with your neighbors, and spend the whole day downtown?