During the 2020 holiday season, Parker residents met Buddy the Elf and participated in our Elf Around Town Scavenger Hunt. We are excited to share with the community that Buddy’s leprechaun friend, Lucky, will be making his inaugural appearance in Parker around St. Patrick’s Day!
Lucky will be strolling (and hiding) around Mainstreet the Saturdays before and after St. Patrick’s Day (March 13 and 20) from noon to 4 p.m. While Lucky is in Town, he will also be hiding 20 shamrocks around the community.
Lucky, The Town of Parker and Xfinity invite the community to a game of “Seek Out the Shamrocks” from March 13 through March 20. Can you spot Lucky and find some shamrocks? If so, you might win a prize! If you spot Lucky or any of his shamrocks hidden around town, take a photo and email Special Events Coordinator Brooke Spain or post the photo on the Town’s Facebook page (@TownofParkerCO) to be entered into a drawing for a prize basket.
Community members are eligible to enter multiple times as long as they spot Lucky the Leprechaun on different days and seek out multiple shamrocks!
For more information, email Brooke Spain or call 303.805.3253.
Recently, the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) made the decision to move Colorado’s 2021 regional Bike to Work Day to September 22 from the regular date in June. The Town of Parker is excited to once again host a breakfast station on the Cherry Creek bike path near the USMC CPL David M. Sonka Dog Park and Westcreek Disc Golf Course in conjunction with DRCOG for the 2021 Bike to Work Day on September 22. The breakfast station will be scaled to what is allowable by state and local health guidelines.
More updates will be given as we get closer to the event.
We are really excited to share that staff is working with Tri-County Health on multiple planning options for a scaled back July 4 event. Our Independence Day Celebration planning is currently underway and we are hoping to bring some sort of activity or event to our community for July 4, 2021.
However, there is no indication, from state and local health authorities or the governor’s office, when mass gatherings of the size that attends the Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration will be allowed. An event of this nature takes a lot of advance planning and coordination and many of the final plans need to be locked into place three to six months in advance. Because of the uncertainly of what July will bring, we do not believe it will be possible to have the full scale Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration our community is accustomed to so staff is hard at work on alternative plans.
More updates will be given as we begin to get closer to the event and are able to finalize details.
We want to take this time to say thank you to a very special group - our amazing sponsors. During a regular event season, sponsors play a large part in helping us bring events to our community. 2020 events would absolutely not have been possible without these partners and friends! This dedicated group rolled with all the changes and stayed committed to our community. The Town of Parker would like to thank: Camp Bow Wow, Care Now, Douglas County Libraries, Ent Credit Union, Jet’s Pizza, Mile High Kona Ice, Parker Party America, the Outdoor Channel, Patricia J. Stone, PC, Vitalant, WeChef Kitchen and Xfinity
For more information about the these events or on how to get involved as a volunteer or a sponsor, please email us or call 303.805.3253.
To view a comprehensive listing of upcoming events, please visit our online community calendar.
Groups looking to plan their own community event will need a Community Event Permit. Non-profit community event in Parker may also qualify for limited publicity assistance from the Town. Please check out this list of tips for planning your community event (PDF).