Celebrate Independence Day at the Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration Presented by Ent Credit Union. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and set up for an evening jam-packed with family fun. Many of the activities are complimentary. Six Million Dollar Band will be mixing it up with patriotic music and jamming to 80’s hits from 6 to 9:15 p.m. The evening will conclude with Parker’s biggest and best fireworks display to date, beginning at 9:30 p.m. General event admission is free and event parking is $10, cash only, with no in and out parking allowed.
This year the northern portion of Motsenbocker Road between Mainstreet and Todd Drive will be closed for road repairs during the summer months. You will not be able to access Salisbury Park from Motsenbocker Road and Mainstreet. Alternative routes will be to access Mostenbocker Road from Jordan Road and Todd Drive or from the south via Hess Road.
In addition to the main parking lot (#3 listed above), additional parking will be available north of Salisbury Park (#1 listed above) with a pedestrian access path to the event. There is also limited accessible parking (#2 listed above). Vehicles may park in any lot when arriving from the north or south via Motsenbocker Road. Following the event, no matter how vehicles entered the lots, vehicles parked in the Salisbury North lots will exit northbound on Motsenbocker Road and vehicles parked in the Main Parking lot will exit southbound on Motsenbocker Road.
Once the designated event parking lots are filled to capacity, usually by 7:30 or 8 p.m., Motsenbocker Road will be closed for the duration of the event. Traffic will be diverted around the event to Jordan Road via Todd Drive on the north and Hess Road on the south. Residents living within the road closure areas will need to show proof of residence to gain access. Motsenbocker Road will re-open once event patrons have vacated the parking lots.
The Town of Parker has opened Salisbury Park baseball fields for additional event day seating. General Admission Field (Field 1) is first-come, first-served general admission seats. Armed Forces Field (Field #4) will honor our active duty and veteran members by allowing up to 10 wristbands, first-come, first-served for ball field access to members that present their Uniformed Services ID Card or other military paperwork. Fields 02 and 3 are the All American Experience Pass Fields. These fields are accessed by showing a pre-purchased wristband. Wristbands were pre-sold in June and are on sale while supplies last July 1 to 3 at Parker Town Hall. Please call to Town Hall to check availability. The remaining park grounds will be kept open to the general public for seating as in previous years.
Allowed: Event patrons are allowed to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages into the event. There will also be a large selection of food vendors available to choose from as well. You may bring hand-held umbrellas for shade.
Not Allowed: We respectfully request you leave all pets at home. No tents, canopies, sport umbrellas (or other shade structures that are not hand-held), yard games, on-site cooking, alcohol, drones or fireworks are allowed in the parking lots or event and ball fields.
You’ll have plenty of dinner choices from hot dogs, hamburgers, tacos, bbq, pizza, Asian Fusion and more! Sweet treats will include ice cream, shaved ice, kettle corn, cotton candy and funnel cakes! The food vendors are very popular and lines tend to be long. Vendors will be serving starting as early as 5 p.m. and lines tend to be shorter during the early part of the event.
We are excited to bring back many beloved food vendors and some new ones as well. 2019 vendors include: Archie’s Dog House, Butterfields Ice Cream, Chaotic Kitchen, Cindy’s Food-Lish-U, Colorado Pizza Company, Comforts of Home, DC Concessions, Dough Dreamery, Happy Cones Co, Kona Ice of South Aurora, La Hacienda, Old Time Kettle Korn, Original Berrie Kabob, Parker Parks and Recreation Concessions, The Goods Smoke & Grill, The Slider Side of Life, Wechef and WeChef Asian Fusion.
Coolers with food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted to be brought in by event patrons. However, onsite cooking is prohibited, as is alcohol.
As a reminder, Colorado weather can change rapidly. Should bad weather arrive, the evacuation plan for this event is to shelter in your vehicle. Event staff will monitor the weather and share weather updates as necessary through announcements on the event stage, on social media (@TownofParkerCO), via event staff and volunteers and a color coded weather advisory system.
It is each patron’s responsibility to remain alert for notifications keep an eye on the weather, and plan accordingly. There are no buildings for event patrons to shelter in on the event grounds. Before the event, please take a moment to plan when and how you will find safe shelter if inclement weather arrives. Don’t forget to take into account how far away your vehicle is, if you walked or biked to the event, if you have limited mobility and if you have young children.
The Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration is proudly organized by the Town of Parker. Should fire restrictions and/or severe weather cause an event delay or cancellation, or prohibit the ability to produce the fireworks show, no refunds will be given.
Attendees are also encouraged to sign up to receive emergency alerts on their phone through the CodeRED emergency notification system by visiting www.ParkerOnline.org/CodeRED. This system allows Douglas County public safety personnel to send messages directly to your phone during an emergency situation.
This event is made possible by the Town of Parker along with our generous sponsors: Ent Credit Union, Xfinity, Planet Fitness of Parker, Kona Ice of South Aurora, Renewal By Anderson and Vitalant, Jet’s Pizza, Elevation Cycles, Joy Lutheran Church, Parker Teen Court, Parker Explorers and all our amazing volunteers and staff that helped behind the scenes.
Thanks to our wonderful local Parker businesses that help us cultivate our hometown feel!
To be a sponsor at this level, businesses need to be located within a Town of Parker zip code (80134 or 80138) and be a non-chain, non-franchised company.
Sponsoring this ever-growing event is a wonderful way to give back to the community while marketing your business or organization. Consider becoming a Stars and Stripes event sponsor. View information on becoming an event sponsor (PDF).
For more information, please email us or call Brooke Spain at 303.805.3253.