We officially welcome summer this month and there’s no
shortage of community events to make the most of the new season. So please
check out our list of five things to know for June and get ready to spend some
quality time outside with your family and friends — and make some new ones — at
the following events.
Cattle Crossing 5K
& Family Fun Trek June 2:
Giddy up! Grab your cowboy hat and stick horse because
this event is going to make ya'll shout “yeehaw” as we celebrate the beginning
of summer and Parker's rich rural history!
Part of Parker Parks and Recreation’s Run Series,
the Cattle Crossing 5K & Family Fun Trek takes place at Tallman Meadow Park Saturday, June 2. The 5K is a professionally-timed event and the
Family Fun Trek is about one mile of laid-back, outdoorsy fun. All participants
will receive commemorative cowboy boot-designed socks, a delicious post-race
pancake breakfast and a chance to win prizes. The free Kids' Dash follows the
race for children 8 and under; no registration necessary.
Parker Days June 7
A tradition that dates back more than four decades, the Parker Days Festival takes place in downtown Parker June 7 through 10. Organized
by the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce, Parker Days includes shows, carnival
rides, a parade, all the food you can eat and three concert stages with live
music. The festival will close several roads in downtown so review the
festival’s road closure map before making your trip.
Summer Concert Series kicks off:
Join Parker Arts in the summer sun Thursdays in June and
July for the second year of the Discovery Park Summer Concert Series. Held
at the Discovery Park amphitheater, the concerts begin at 6 p.m. each Thursday,
starting with a performance from Last Men on Earth on June 14.
Feel free to bring your picnic baskets, lawn chairs and
beach blankets to enjoy the open green space and soak in the sounds of summer. This
space is open to patrons of all ages. Food trucks will be on-site during the
concerts. Due to its open-space design, no alcoholic beverages are allowed.
Bike to Work Day
Ditch your car and grab your bike for Bike to Work Day on
Wednesday, June 27. The Town of Parker and Rocky Vista University invite you to
join the Way to Go team, a program of Denver Regional Council of Governments, and
25,000 commuters to participate in this great event, which promotes awareness
of the benefits of biking.
Fuel up at the Town of Parker Breakfast Station, located
at the Cherry Creek Trail under the E-470 overpass from 6 to 9 a.m. Rocky Vista
University is once again joining the Town as a presenting sponsor of the
station and Kneaders Bakery & Cafe will be providing breakfast and coffee
for our riders. In addition to a delicious breakfast, there will be bananas and
nutrition bars compliments of Natural Grocers and some fun giveaways. The
first 250 riders to stop at Parker's Breakfast Station will also receive a custom
Town of Parker Bike to Work Day t-shirt.
Monthly public meetings:
Parker Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Mondays, June 4
and 18 in the Council Chambers at Town Hall, 20120 E. Mainstreet. The Council
will hold study sessions at 5:30 p.m. Mondays May 11 and 25 in the Pikes Peak
Community Room at Town Hall.
The Parker Planning Commission will hold meetings at 7
p.m. Thursdays, June 14 and 28 in the Council Chambers at Town Hall.
The Parker Special Licensing Authority will meet at 7
p.m. Thursday, June 21 in the Council Chambers at Town Hall.
Agendas, minutes and meeting packets for all Town
meetings can be found here.