Fireworks in Parker

Celebrating our nation’s independence is a great time to enjoy family, friends and fireworks. The information below will help you plan your 4th of July holiday.

What kinds are fireworks are allowed in Parker?

Effective June 7, 2018, the Town of Parker is under a Stage One Fire Ban. Under a Stage One Fire Ban, the use of personal fireworks is not allowed.

Does Parker have a professional fireworks show for the community?

The Town of Parker hosts the annual Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration on July 4, which includes food vendors, family activities, live music and a fantastic fireworks show. Professional fireworks shows are still allowed under a Stage One Fire Ban, so please join us for an evening of fun!

What is and isn't allowed under a Stage One Fire Ban?

In an effort to limit the possibility of a wildfire, the Town of Parker’s Office of Emergency Management has followed the Douglas County Office of Emergency Management by issuing a Stage One Fire Ban until further notice.

Prohibited Activities:

  • Open burning of any kind.
  • Use of Fireworks

Allowable Activities:

  • Fires for which a permit has been obtained from the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority.
  • Fires contained within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, grills, fire pits or other gas- or liquid-fueled appliances.
  • Fires contained within fireplaces and wood-burning stoves within buildings only.
  • Open fires or open burning by any federal, state or local officer, or member of the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority in the performance of an official duty.
  • Professional fireworks displays.
  • At developed picnic sites contained in a fixed permanent metal/steel fire pit (rock fire rings are considered temporary and not permanent) with flame lengths not in excess of four (4) feet, or the residential use of charcoal grills, tiki torches, fires in chimineas or other portable fireplaces or patio fire pits, so long as said fires are supervised by a responsible party at least eighteen (18) years of age.

It is important to know that the ordinance does not ban the sale of fireworks, only their use. Fireworks stands have been provided with signs informing their customers of the ban. According to Municipal Code 6.06.060, these signs must be prominently displayed at each point of sale.