Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration Presented by XFINITY

Monday, July 4, 2022  | 6 to 10 p.m.
Salisbury Park (12010 N. Motsenbocker Road)

Latest Event Updates

  • All American Experience Passes have closed, and there will be no sales onsite. However, we encourage you to join us on the free general admission field that gives the best view of the stage!  Come dance the night away with the band, enjoy a free carnival and walk around characters and a great view of the new drone show! 
  • If you purchased All American Experience Passes and were unable to attend the early pick-up times at Parker Town Hall, you will be able to pick up your order onsite after the event begins. Please bring your proof of payment receipt to the All American Experience Pass table located just south of the Salisbury Park ballfield concession stand.

General Information

The Town of Parker is excited to bring back in full our traditional Independence Day event – Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration. Save the date for Monday, July 4, pack your blankets and lawn chairs, and set up for an evening packed with family fun.  

Salisbury Park grounds will be open to attendees with the central multi-purpose field featuring the music stage. Free event activities include a concert of 80s hits from 6 Million Dollar Band, walk-around entertainers and a carnival. Low-cost activities include a tot train, face painting, bungee jumping and light-up toy vendor, plus a variety of food vendors.

While this is a free event to attend, there is an onsite parking fee of $10/vehicle that will be collected at park entry, cash only. Parking is first-come, first-served and is expected to fill to capacity. 

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.

Event Parking

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Event Seating

Seating Options

General Admission Lawn: The General Admission lawn will be open for all first-come, first-served basis where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the band, partake in pay-for-play low-cost activities, a free carnival alley and walk around entertainment. 

Armed Forces Field (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 to receive up to 10 free wristbands for ballfield access. The 400 wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

All American Experience Passes: Fields 1, 2 and 3 are the All American Experience Pass Fields. These fields are accessed by showing a pre-purchased wristband.  Wristbands were pre-sold and allow for added room on the ballfields and exclusive access to the inflatable field (field 1) 

All American Experience Pass - Pickup: Wristband/Packet Pickup Dates: Thursday, June 30 and Friday, July 1, from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. (must pick up wristbands by 7 p.m. on July 1). No refunds will be given for not picking up the wristbands. 

Passes will NOT be sold at the event. All sales are final. No refunds or replacements for lost/damaged wristbands, or if severe weather causes event delay or cancellation.

What's Allowed and What Should Stay Home

Allowed: Event patrons are allowed to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages into the event. There will also be a large selection of food vendors available to choose from as well. You may bring hand-held umbrellas for shade.

Not Allowed: We respectfully request you leave all pets at home.  No tents, canopies, sport umbrellas (or other shade structures that are not hand-held), yard games, on-site cooking, alcohol, drones or fireworks are allowed in the parking lots or event and ball fields.  

Food Vendors

You’ll have plenty of dinner choices from hot dogs, hamburgers, tacos, bbq, Asian Fusion and more! Sweet treats will include ice cream, shaved ice, kettle corn, cotton candy and funnel cakes!  The food vendors are very popular and lines tend to be long. Vendors will be serving starting as early as 5 p.m. and lines tend to be shorter during the early part of the event. 

Coolers with food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted to be brought in by event patrons. However, onsite cooking is prohibited, as is alcohol.  

*Weather advisory System*

As a reminder, Colorado weather can change rapidly. Should bad weather arrive, the evacuation plan for this event is to shelter in your vehicle. Event staff will monitor the weather and share weather updates as necessary through announcements on the event stage, on social media (@TownofParkerCO), via event staff and volunteers and a color coded weather advisory system.

Weather

It is each patron’s responsibility to remain alert for notifications keep an eye on the weather, and plan accordingly. There are no buildings for event patrons to shelter in on the event grounds. Before the event, please take a moment to plan when and how you will find safe shelter if inclement weather arrives. Don’t forget to take into account how far away your vehicle is, if you walked or biked to the event, if you have limited mobility and if you have young children. 

The Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration is proudly organized by the Town of Parker. Should fire restrictions and/or severe weather cause an event delay or cancellation, or prohibit the ability to produce the fireworks show, no refunds will be given.


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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Presenting Sponsor

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Rocket Sponsor

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Bike Corral Sponsor

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Volunteer Sponsors

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HOMETOWN SPONSORS

Many thanks to our wonderful local Parker businesses that help us cultivate our Hometown feel! 

To be a sponsor at this level, businesses need to be located within a Town of Parker zip code (80134 or 80138). 

Event Schedule

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Salisbury Equestrian Park closed for event set up

5 p.m. Parking lots open, All American Experience, Armed Forces Field seating and food vendors open

6 p.m. Opening Ceremonies: 

  • Welcome by Mayor Toborg and Town Council
  • Parker Chorale opens with the National Anthem and then compilation of patriotic songs

6 to 9:30 p.m.

  • Live Music: 6 Million Dollar Band
  • Carnival Alley, walk around entertainment (balloon artist and juggler) available for all  
  • Face painting, tot train, light up toy vendor, bungee bounce entertainment available for an added low-cost. 
  • Food vendors open
    • Archie’s Dog House
    • Bloom and Grow Kitchen
    • Cindy’s Food-Lish-Us
    • Comforts of Home 
    • DC Concessions
    • H3Sh3r BBQ Co
    • HipPops
    • Kona Ice of South Aurora
    • La Hacienda
    • Old Time Kettle Korn
    • Original Berrie Kabob
    • Rebel Cookie Dough
    • Rory’s Blue Collar Catering
    • The Goods Smoke & Grill 
    • Wechef Asian Fusion 
    • What Would Cheesus Do
  • 9:30 p.m. Drone display finale 

Have you signed up for CodeRED?

Attendees are also encouraged to sign up to receive emergency alerts on their phone through the CodeRED emergency notification system by visiting www.ParkerOnline.org/CodeRED. This system allows Douglas County public safety personnel to send messages directly to your phone during an emergency situation. 

Contact Us

For more information, please email us or call Brooke Spain at 303.805.3253.