festivals

New Castle is home to special events throughout the year. Many of these one-time events are sponsored by community organizations or by the town. We also have a series of annual events:

Fourth of July Apple Tree Community Freedom Celebration, Tuesday, July 4th

The Freedom Celebration of Independence Day will take place in Apple Tree Community on Tuesday, July 4th from noon until 9:30 pm. There will be games for kids, lots of food, evening entertainment and fireworks will begin after dark.

Hogback Hustle

New Castle’s annual race is part of the Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series in early July. The race makes its way through New Castle Streets and ends with a breakfast hosted by the Lions Club.

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Burning Mountain Festival, Friday and Saturday, September 8th and 9th

The Burning Mountain Festival has been a New Castle tradition since 1973. Originally sponsored by the New Castle Branch Library, the Festival was adopted by the Chamber of Commerce with support from the Town. The Festival is now sponsored be the Town with the help of generous volunteers.

The Burning Mountain Festival is New Castle’s signature event. Taking place over two days in early September, the Festival celebrates the Town’s mining history and is named for our iconic mountain in which a coal seam still burns.

The festival includes a parade, musical performances in Burning Mountain Park, craft and food vendors, pancake breakfast, classic car show, kid’s carnival and new special activities each year.

The Burning Mountain Festival is a small town’s celebration of summer, friends, family and tradition. Neighbors from near and far are encouraged to join us.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Each November the Lions Club, which serves the community in many ways, is the host of the Community Thanksgiving Dinner in the Community Center.

Tree Lighting, Craft Fair and Chili Cook-off

In early December the Town gathers in Burning Mountain Park to judge an amazing variety of Chilies along with a Craft Fair and the Lighting of the Town’s Holiday Tree.

Founders Day Celebration

In February enjoy stories of New Castle’s past along with an Old-Fashioned Potluck lunch with foods that were popular in the 1880’s.

Garfield County Law Enforcement Special Olympic Torch Run

Celebration of Many Cultures Community BBQ and Potluck, Sunday, June 25th

On Sunday, June 25th, the Chamber of Commerce and the Town of New Castle will host a Community BBQ and Potluck in Burning Mountain Park, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Free hot dogs, drinks and tableware will be provided. You are invited to bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share. It is a fun event where you can meet someone new from the New Castle community.

 

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Photograph courtesy of: Bruce Leland

Other events

The New Castle Branch Library

Hosts multiple events for kids, teens and adults every week throughout the year.

New Castle Recreation

Not only offers team sports, but also hosts tournaments. For a complete listing of what is offered go to www.newcastlerec.com.

School Activities

Coal Ridge High School, Riverside Middle School, Elk Creek Elementary and Kathryn Senor Elementary invite spectators to a wide range of sports activities, as well as musical and dramatic performances, and their own series of special events.