The 2022 Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration will conclude with a new and innovative 150-drone light show, in lieu of fireworks. The 12-minute display will start at 9:30 p.m. and feature multiple designs and choreographed movements from a fleet of drones set to patriotic music. Drones will fly 400 feet into the air above Salisbury Park and visible from up to two miles away, depending on vantage point. Please note, the optimal viewing experience will be from Salisbury Park at the event.
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The 2022 event will be very similar to the look at feel of 2019, which was the last year our full-scale event was held prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The location, date, time, parking costs and band (6 Million Dollar Band) are the same. Many of the food vendors (Comforts of Home, Cyndy’s Food-Lish-Us, DC Concessions, Kona Ice, La Hacienda, Olde Tyme Kettle Corn and WeChef) and pay-for-play vendors (face painters, tot train, light-up toys) have returned, as well.
In the general admission area, we have added a few new food vendors, a new pay-for-play bungee jump opportunity, a free carnival alley with prizes (14 carnival booths) and some walk-around entertainment. In lieu of fireworks, this year’s celebration will conclude with a new and innovative 150-drone light show. The 12-minute aerial display will start at 9:30 p.m. and feature multiple designs and choreographed movements from a fleet of drones set to patriotic music. Drones will fly 400 feet into the air above Salisbury Park and be visible from up to two miles away, depending on vantage point. Please note, the optimal viewing experience will be from Salisbury Park at the event.
In addition to the general admission area, the All American Experience Pass, an optional event upgrade, is returning for 2022. For 2022, the inflatables that were previously on the general admission grass are now being placed in a ballfield and will be exclusively available for those that purchase an All American Experience Pass.
With recent fire events across our region, ongoing drought conditions and fire ban risk, the Town of Parker has chosen to try a new and innovative finale experience—a drone light show—for the 2022 Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration. The 12-minute display above Salisbury Park will start at 9:30 p.m. and feature multiple designs and choreographed movements from a fleet of drones set to patriotic music.
The Town recognizes the beloved tradition of Independence Day fireworks. As such, the drone light show finale is a one-year trial for 2022. Following the event, the finale experience will be evaluated, with the option to return to a firework display or continue with the drone display in 2023.
The drones will fly 400 feet in the air and may be able to be seen from two miles away, depending on viewing advantage point. The optimal viewing experience will be from Salisbury Park at the event. As we have not hosted a drone show before, we cannot make any guarantees of how well designs will be seen outside the park.
The Town of Parker’s celebration of Independence Day will be held on Monday, July 4 at Salisbury Equestrian Park. The park will be closed on July 4 until 5 p.m. for setup. Both parking lots will open at 5 p.m. and the event will start at 6 p.m.
General event admission is free and includes live music, free activities including a 6 Million Dollar Band concert, carnival and walk-around entertainment, and a drone show finale. Other entertainment options (tot train, face painting, bungee jump, and light-up toy vendors) are available for a small fee, along with a variety of food vendors. Parking is $10 per car, cash only, with no in and out parking.
2022 Parker Stars and Stripes Ball Field Seating Options
Ball field seating options return to the Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration this year. These areas — All American Fields and the Armed Forces Field— provide unique areas for attendees to enjoy event festivities, in addition to the remaining park grounds, which are open to the general public for seating.
Per park rules, no dogs, tents/canopies, yard games or fireworks are allowed on the fields. Field access allows for chairs, blankets and permitted food and drink. Admittance to each field varies and is outlined below.
All individuals ages 2 and up will need a wristband secured to their wrist to access any of the ball fields. During the event, patrons can come and go by showing their wristbands at the field entrances.
Per event rules, no pets, alcohol, tents/canopies/sport umbrellas, yard games, fireworks, drones, on-site cooking, or unauthorized vendors selling or distributing promotional items are allowed.
The Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration is proudly organized by the Town of Parker. Should severe weather cause an event delay or cancellation, or prohibit the ability to produce the drone show, no refunds will be given.
All American Fields (pre-event purchase): Returning this year The Town of Parker is offering the All American Experience Pass for $5.00 each through June 24, 2022 and $10.00 each if you purchase between June 25, 2022 and June 29, 2022. Wristbands will be sold first come first get basis (2,500 available) and you’ll receive the following benefits:
• Exclusive access to the All American Fields (Fields 2 and 3) and the inflatable activities field (Field 1)
All American Experience Passes (in the form of wristbands) will be available for purchase before the event. Wristbands may not be shared and all individuals 2 and up will need a wristband to access the All American Ball Fields or receive any of the benefits associated with the wristband. Wristbands may not be shared and all individuals ages 2 and up will need a wristband to access the ball fields. Patrons can come and go by showing their wristbands at the field entrance.
You can purchase these passes online at www.ParkerOnline.org/StarsandStripes
Packet pick up for purchased passes will be at the Town of Parker Town Hall: 20120 E. Mainstreet, Parker CO 80138 on Thursday, June 30 and Friday, July 1, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Passes must be picked up by the person that ordered them and a photo ID must be provided. Wristbands must be picked up by 7 p.m. on July 1. There will not be availability to pick up wristbands after 7 p.m. on July 1 or onsite on event day. No refunds will be given for not picking up the wristbands.
All American Experience Passes will NOT be sold onsite at the Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration. All sales are final, and there are no refunds or replacements for lost or damaged wristbands.
Per ball field rules, no pets, alcohol, tents/canopies/sport umbrellas, yard games, fireworks, drones, on-site cooking, or unauthorized vendors selling or distributing promotional items are allowed. Event seating allows for chairs, blankets, hand-held umbrellas and permitted food and drink.
Armed Forces Field (pre-event & day-of distribution): Any active duty or veteran member of the military may present their Uniformed Services ID Card at the Armed Forces Field (Field 4) entrance on the day of the event to receive up to 10 wristbands for ball field access. The 400 wristbands will be distributed first-come, first-served on event day. There is no cost for this field.
General Admission Seating: As in previous years, the grounds of Salisbury Park will be open to attendees for seating during the event for General Admission seating.
Learn more about Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration presented by Xfinity at www.ParkerOnline.org/StarsAndStripes. The Town will also share information about the event and ball field seating options on its social media accounts (@TownofParkerCO).
The Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration is held at Salisbury Equestrian Park, 12010 S. Motsenbocker Road. This event will attract thousands of people. Traffic will be congested in and around Salisbury Park.
Once the event parking lots fill (usually between 7:30 and 8 p.m.), Motsenbocker Road will be closed for the duration of the event, allowing only outbound traffic. There will be no vehicle access into the event at that time.
Directions from I-25:
Take the Ridgegate Parkway Exit 192, Go East on Ridgegate Parkway (Ridgegate Parkway becomes Mainstreet), Turn right onto Jordan Road, Turn left onto Todd Drive. Todd Drive will turn into Motsenbocker Road. The park will be on your left.
Directions from Parker Road (Highway 83) and Hess Road:
Turn west onto Hess Road, turn right onto Motsenbocker Road, the park will be on your right.
Directions from Parker Road (Highway 83) and Mainstreet:
Turn west onto Mainstreet, turn left onto Jordan Road, turn left onto Todd Drive. Todd Drive will turn into Motsenbocker Road. The park will be on your left.
This event will attract thousands of people. Traffic will be congested in and around Salisbury Park.
In addition to event parking, the park can be accessed via the Cherry Creek Trail. The park is a short walking distance from McCabe Meadows Trailhead. For a little longer walk (approximately 2 miles), you can also access the Cherry Creek Trai
Event parking lots will open at 5 p.m. on event day. Parking is $10, cash only, per car with no in and out parking. Parking will be available at two different locations at the event. Please see map below for details. Limited Accessible parking is available. You must have an Accessible sticker, permit or license plate to park in accessible parking.
The Town offers designated onsite event parking for $10, cash only, with no in and out parking allowed. We discourage event-goers from parking in the neighborhoods surrounding the event. Two parking lots will be available, the South Lot and the North Lot. Please read the parking tips below: