Community Events and Activities

Announcing the Town of Parker 2021 Event Season...

Celebrating Parker’s High School Grads; May 10 to 15; Social Media Initiative

Celebrate the Class of 2021 during Graduate Week, May 10 to 15. This weeklong recognition will take place virtually on the Town’s Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/TownofParkerCO, with one local school in the spotlight each day following the schedule below.  

  • Monday, May 10: Ponderosa High School
  • Tuesday, May 11: Lutheran High School
  • Wednesday, May 12: Legend High School
  • Thursday, May 13: Colorado Early Colleges
  • Friday, May 14: Chaparral High School
  • Saturday, May 15: All other high school and college graduates

Look for a post at 10 a.m. each day with an invitation to comment with a photo and/or special message to the graduate(s) in your life. 

Congratulations graduates. We look forward to celebrating your achievements! 

Parker July 4 Celebration - Fireworks on the Fourth

The Town of Parker is excited to announce that we will be welcoming our community to a Fourth of July event at Parker’s Salisbury Park in 2021! Although this event will be a bit different than our traditional Parker Stars and Stripes celebration due to the continued uncertainty of COVID conditions, it will be a great time for the community to gather and enjoy live music, walk-around entertainment and our traditional fireworks show! 

The event will be shorter, but the night will be relaxing and fun! Attendees will have three options to choose from for their fireworks viewing experience: Drive-in only in the north Salisbury parking lot, tailgating in the main polo field parking lot, or viewing from the multi-purpose field. These zones will allow us to welcome our community back at a level they are comfortable, while providing the necessary event and attendance flexibility to accommodate still fluctuating health guidelines.  Gates open between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m., depending on the experience you choose, and the fireworks show begins at 9:30 p.m. Entry prices will vary based on the lot chosen.

Check back here for details and tickets as the event grows closer! 

Parker Bike to Work Day Breakfast Station - Rescheduled to Sept. 22

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.

Parker Fall Fest; Sept. 25 to Oct. 2; Downtown Parker 

Usher in Fall with the Town of Parker!  Visit a selfie décor station, search for a live scarecrow and find some hidden pumpkins in a pumpkin around town scavenger hunt! Check back here for details on this fun activity as the date grows closer!

Parker Porch Parade Series; Halloween and the Holidays

The community is invited to celebrate with the Town of Parker by decorating your front porches, yards, patios or balconies for Halloween (October 23 through October 31) and for the holidays (Dec. 3 through Dec. 26)!  Unleash your creativity, bring a smile to your friends and neighbors, and WIN PRIZES!  The Town of Parker will produce a virtual map with the locations of all our registered Porches, so you can plan a walk or drive around your neighborhood and the community to see and share in the celebration.  We will have more information about how to register your porch as the season comes closes!

2021 Holiday Events Line-up

Mayor’s Holiday Lighting; Friday, November 26; O’Brien Park

O’Brien Park comes alive for the holidays! Join the Town of Parker for an enchanted evening in O’Brien Park. Gather around the Town Tree and join the Mayor and the Parker Chorale in a Sing-Along to Silent Night to kick off the event. Following Silent Night, the Mayor and Town Council will count down to the Town Tree and Grand Park Lighting. You will love the elegant look and feel as our Town Tree lights up and the park sparkles in white elegance!

Once the park is lit up, it’s time for the fun to begin! Stroll around O’Brien Park and take in the sights of the fun holiday ice sculpture displays following a path to each of the six displays.

Along the way, you are bound to run into some holiday characters all of whom will have some sort of story to tell or an activity to show you. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be in town for this festive evening as will Elsa and Olaf and you may even spot the “Elf in a Tree!" While you stroll through the park you can enjoy tasty food from holiday food vendors.

The O'Brien Park Gazebo will also come to life with the sounds of the holidays as the Parker Chorale and our local high school choirs sing some of our favorite holiday carols. The Colorado School of Dance performers will also be at the event and will showcase one of their dances on stage as well.

This evening is sure to be filled with wonderful holiday memories.

Hometown Holidays Experience Kick-off Weekend; Nov. 27 and Nov. 28; Downtown Parker

Usher in the holidays enjoying weekend accents to downtown Parker for a stroll with your family while taking in the sights and sounds of the holidays, shopping and visiting our downtown merchants.  Take a leisurely stroll from O’Brien to Discovery Park and grab a selfie or a family picture by the Town tree, park lights, at Discovery Park or at one of the fun holiday décor attractions along the way!  

While you stroll through downtown, enjoy the pre-recorded holiday music playing through speakers and accents to our beautiful Downtown Parker.  Activities will be spread out throughout the weekend both day and evenings.  From ice sculpture carvings along Mainstreet in the evenings to Santa’s elf, a toy soldier, a gingerbread man and Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer strolling throughout downtown during the days.  After a stroll and some shopping, visit one of the many Downtown restaurants or tasty treat shops.

The North Pole Experience Pass will also make a comeback in 2021 on Thanksgiving weekend!  This is a memorable experience for kids ages 2-10!  This pre-paid unique and exclusive pass will create a day of holiday memories for kids filled with fun activities with one of Santa's elves and even a visit with the big guy himself - Santa! Check back here for more details as the holidays grow closer!   

Saturdays and Sundays Dec. 4 through Dec. 19; Downtown Parker

Fun and festive holiday décor makes a return appearance in 2021!  The 2021 holiday season will mark the return of the fun holiday décor around downtown Parker.  Visit Candy Cane Lane at Discovery Park, Toyland on Mainstreet and Santa's Workshop at O'Brien Park for a fun family selfie - it might even be a great addition to your family holiday cards!

Holiday walk around characters to return in 2021 as well!  The Town of Parker has also invited our holiday walk around characters from 2020 back again on Saturdays and Sundays (from noon to 4 p.m.) through December 19.   

Where in Downtown Parker is the Xfinity Elf?  In addition to the festive holiday lights and décor the Town invites you to an Elf Around Town Scavenger Hunt!  This holiday season, on the Saturday and Sunday’s leading up to Christmas (Nov. 27 through Dec. 19), the Town of Parker and Xfinity invite you and your family to find one of Santa’s real live elves around downtown Parker.  

Winter Holidays Porch Parade Dec. 4 through Dec. 26

'Tis the Season to spread some Parker holiday cheer! The community is invited to celebrate with the Town of Parker by decorating your front porches, yards, patios or balconies!  Unleash your creativity, bring some holiday joy to your friends and neighbors, and have a chance at WINNING A DRIVE BY APPEARANCE FROM SANTA!  The Town of Parker will produce a virtual map with the locations of all our registered Porches, so you can plan a walk or drive around your neighborhood and the community to see and share in the celebration. 

A Special Thank you to Town Sponsors!

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 

Contact Us

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).