Upcoming Holiday Programs

  • Halloween Candy Buyback: Friday, November 1-Monday, November 4
  • Turkey Trot: Thursday, November 28
  • Light Up Carbondale: Friday, December 6

Celtic Fest

Date: October 11, 2019

Time: 5:00pm-9:00pm

Location: 4th Street Plaza

Sláinte! Join your neighbors and friends and toast the Emerald Isle with an evening of bagpipes, beer, and the “Best Legs in a Kilt Contest.” Sample Celtic & German cuisine, soak up some Celtic tunes, and enjoy a jolly good autumn evening. Music and mugs available beginning at 5:00pm Friday night, October 11th. Jig on by the 4th Street Plaza to check out the fun.

NEW this year: Whiskey Tasting with Carbondale Beer Works. Register with Beer works: $25 pre-register, $30 day of

5-6pm: Bag pipers, drummers, and Celtic dancers from Rocky Mountain Scots
6pm & 7pm: Whiskey Tastings with Carbondale Beer Works
8pm: Men’s Best Legs in a Kilt Contest
6-9pm: Live traditional Irish & Scottish Music from Oran Mor


Date: October 12, 2019

Time: 12:00pm-9:30pm

Location: 4th Street Plaza

Willkommen! Time to dust off last year’s stein and fill it full with this year’s beer. Oktoberfest kicks off at 12pm Saturday, October 12th, and promises to be a day full of fun with German music, food, and beer. Half and full-liter steins available while supplies last—get yours before it’s gone! Test your merit at Liter Holding and Nail Driving, and don’t forget to secure your spot in the Annual Cornhole Tournament (must pre-register online or at the CRCC).

12pm-2pm: Kid’s Crafts with Rosybelle Mobile Maker & Face Painting (FREE)
12pm-3pm Live music from Denver’s Thirsty 5
1pm-5pm: 7th Annual Cornhole Tournament
3pm-6pm – Live German Music Rick Borger and the Average German Band
7pm: Liter Holding Competition
7:30-9:30pm: Live cover band (80’s-2000’s) Union of None

If you are interested in volunteering for Celtic Fest and Oktoberfest please contact Jamie Wall at 970.510.1214 or email jwall@carbondaleco.net.

Volunteers are needed for checking IDs, monitoring the entrance/exit, and manning the zero waste stations. Shifts run in two hour increments:

Friday: 5-7pm, 7-9pm and Saturday 12pm-2pm, 2-4pm, 4-6pm, 6-9pm

Halloween Candy Buyback

Start date: November 1, 2019 - End date: November 5, 2019

Location: Carbondale Recreation Center

Over the last two years we have sent over over 80lbs of candy to troops overseas with Operation Gratitude! Bring your Halloween candy to Rec Center November 1-5 and trade it for day passes!

Ages 0-3 years: We will buy 2lbs of candy with 1 FREE admittance to Motion Monday or Wild and Wacky Wednesday ($5 value)
Ages 4-6 years: We will buy 3lbs of candy with 1 FREE youth AND 1 free adult pool admittance ($12 value)
Ages 7-13 years: We will buy 2lbs of candy with 1 FREE admittance to the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center ($5 value)

Letters to Santa

Start date: December 1, 2019 - End date: December 20, 2019

Location: Carbondale Recreation Center

If you have been a good little boy or girl, let Santa know what you would like for Christmas. Write a letter or draw a picture and address it to Santa at the North Pole. Drop it off at Santa’s Mailbox at the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center from December 1-December 20. Make sure to sign your name and address so Santa can write back!

Light Up Carbondale

Date: December 6, 2019

Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm

Location: The Launchpad, 4th Street Plaza, and Main Street

The Town of Carbondale Parks and Rec Department along with Carbondale Arts invites everyone to light up Carbondale and welcome Santa. The lights on the trees lining Main Street will come on when Santa reaches the 4th Street Plaza. There will be carolers, free hot chocolate, and cookies.

Family Skate Night

Date: January 3, 2020

Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm

Location: 4th Street Plaza Ice Rink

Come on down to the 4th Street Plaza Ice Rink on January’s First Friday for a free Community Party. We will have a fire pit, roast hot dogs and marshmallows, and drink hot chocolate. Ice skate rentals will be available at the Rec Center until 9pm