Make your plans for the month ahead with our list of five things to know for July.
Independence Day Fireworks Planned:
Parker’s Independence Day fireworks display is back for 2023! This year, the Town will hold a remote-viewing fireworks show (no singular park-and-watch location) on Tuesday, July 4 that can be seen throughout the community in place of a traditional, day-long event in Salisbury Park.
Fireworks will launch at 9:30 p.m., weather permitting. For a list of suggested fireworks viewing locations, click here.
Salisbury Park will be open to the public July 4, but there will be no event, additional services or activities on site, and only limited parking available (300 paved spaces) on a first-come, first-served basis. The large grass lots used in prior years will not be available for parking.
Visit the July 4 website for more information about the display.
Parker Arts Announces 2023/2024 Season:
Tickets for Parker Arts’ next season of performances are on sale now for Parker Arts Members and go on sale to the general public July 24.
Season highlights include Grammy Award honoree Don McLean’s 50th Anniversary “American Pie” Tour, music by chart-topping Spin Doctors, Sister Hazel and Christian rock band Unspoken, plus world-class comedy with national headlining and two-time Emmy Award nominee Michael Yo and the outrageously funny, tenacious comedy of Karen Morgan.
The season also features musical tributes from Good Times/Bad Times: The Best of Led Zeppelin, Electric Avenue: The 80s MTV Experience, and The Long Run, an Eagles tribute band. Musical theater performances include Murder for Two, School of Rock and Legally Blonde, The Musical.
Several more performances, to-be-announced acts and a full lineup of holiday season shows are planned, too!
View the announced lineup on the Shows & Events Calendar. Purchase tickets online or from the PACE Center Box Office.
Kids’ TRY-Athlon July 15:
Hey, kids, give it a TRY! Parker Parks and Recreation presents the Kids’ TRY-athlon on Saturday, July 15 at H2O’Brien Pool.
Children ages 6 to 12 of all ability levels are invited to try their skills in three events: swimming, biking and running. This event is geared toward fun, not competition, so it is a great confidence booster for any kid.
The pre-registration fee for this event, which closes July 14 at noon, is $35 and includes a T-shirt, race bib, finisher medal and post-event refreshment. Register on the event website.
Several Street, Capital Improvement Projects Ongoing:
It is peak season for road and other construction projects around Town.
This work includes sidewalk and pedestrian improvements along Mainstreet and Pikes Peak Drive, and emergency roadway repairs on Bradbury Ranch Drive following a sinkhole. Other recently-initiated projects include the Pine Drive-Sulphur Gulch Bridge Rehabilitation Project and Hilltop Road/Canterberry Parkway Area Improvements Project.
Regular updates about these projects and others is available on the Capital Improvement Projects Update webpage. Annual road projects are also detailed on the interactive 2023 Streets Projects Map.
Monthly Public Meeting Dates:
Parker Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Mondays, July 10 and 17. The Council will hold study sessions at 4 p.m. Monday, July 10 and 5 p.m. Monday, July 24.
Parker Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursdays, July 13 and 27.
Parker Special Licensing Authority will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20.
Agendas, minutes and meeting packets for all Town meetings can be found here.