Parker Days Festival is one of the largest family festivals in Colorado and brings more than 150,000 people to the community in June.
For more details, the public can contact the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce office at 303-841-4268.
PARADE. FOOD. CARNIVAL RIDES. FOUR CONCERT STAGES WITH FREE MUSIC.
IT’S THE PERFECT FAMILY WEEKEND!
- Thursday 5 – 10 p.m.
- Friday 5 p.m. – 12 a.m.
- Saturday 9 a.m. – 12 a.m.
- Sunday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
How much does it cost to go to Parker Days?
The festival is free to attend. Spend as much time as you would like walking the streets, talking to the 200+ booth vendors, and listening to the 15+ bands on three stages, plus perusing all of the specialty events happening at the event.
Enjoy street performers, traveling musicians, clowns, you never know who or what will turn up!
Parker Days Carnival Tickets
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The event is 1.5 miles south of E-470 and Parker Road at Parker and Main Street (downtown Parker). The carnival hours for the event are:
- Thursday – 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM Carnival Sneak Peek
- Friday – 5:00 PM-Midnight
- Saturday – 11:00 AM-Midnight
- Sunday – 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Carnival tickets can be exchanged ONLY on-site at the carnival ticket booths during the hours listed above. Ticket booths will be in the Mainstreet Center Parking lot (near Mainstreet), across from the Main Stage on Victorian and at the top of the hill near the big kids’ carnival rides. More information about the event can be found at www.ParkerDaysFestival.com.
*These tickets DO NOT include tickets for the bounce houses. Tickets for the bounce houses may be purchased at the festival.
Purchase the MEGA Pass Ticket and exchange it on-site for four days of unlimited rides at the carnival!
Parker Days KYGO Mainstage
HOURS: THURS 6pm-11pm | FRI 5:30pm – 11pm | SAT 12pm – 11pm | SUN 10am – 8pm
Join us for more than 20 hours of free, amazing music Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
The KYGO stage is back with a great line up this year! Join us for more than 20 hours of free, amazing music Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
- 2019 TBA
PACE CENTER AT PIKES PEAK STAGE
HOURS: FRI 5 pm – 10pm | SAT 11 am – 10pm | SUN 10pm – 6pm
The Pikes Peak Stage delights us again, bringing great music to the streets of Parker Days. This stage features smaller acoustic style acts and great family entertainment. We’ll be publishing this year’s acts soon. Keep an eye out!
- 2019 TBA
The Community Stage is a great place to catch local entertainment from kids to adults. The stage will include a full line-up of demonstrations, cultural presentations, and performers of all ages and varieties. The Council of Arts, Science and Culture, a local non-profit provides arts programs to kids assists Parker Days in finding great children performers for the Community Stage.
The Food Truck Alley is going to be bigger and yummier with tasty treats that you can’t pass up!
Inflatables and Street Performers
Inflatable rides are available on a pay-per-play basis starting at $1 and going up from there. These rides will primarily be in O’Brien Park.
- Dips, whirls, drops, circles, spins, right side up, upside down, mazes, fun houses, haunted houses. The Parker Days carnival features rides for youth and young-at-heart adults. Please note that, for your safety, flip-flops, bare feet, and guests with casts are NOT allowed on carnival rides.
- Ticket CostsTickets can be purchased on site per ticket or by purchasing carnival passes.
- $1 per ticket on-site.
- One-day Carnival Pass is $25, if purchased in advance on the website, or $30 if purchased at the event.
- You can also buy a Mega Pass (advance purchase only) that covers all four days of the carnival for $60.
- Click here to purchase in advance.
Carnival wristband(s) do not include access to Water Balls or Bounce Houses. These items must be purchased separately through the groups running those sections of the festival.
Parker Days Parade
Nothing says community like a good parade, and the Parker Days parade represents the best of Parker. The event includes marching bands, clowns, floats, horses, circus performers, and more.
Won’t make it to the 2028 Sumer Olympics? No worries! At Parker Days, you can see an International Slackline Competition and BMX Sports Performances and Monster BMX Shows.
Other activities include:
- Engaging with the many buskers (street performers) on and around Mainstreet ready to entertain you.
- BMX Sports Bike Stunt Shows and Slackline Competitions on the PACE Stage
- The Sunday morning Farmer’s Market.
- Visiting the many booths that line Mainstreet and Victorian Drive.
- The Parker Car Club’s Annual Parker Days Car Show that features some of the best looking cars and motorcycles in the area.
- A pancake breakfast to benefit the Parker Taskforce Food Bank followed by Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church’s Sunday morning open-air service on the Main Stage.
Food, Soda, and Beer
Tickets are sold for $1 each in the Primary food vending location. The primary food booth is in O’Brien Park parking lot and the secondary food vending area is on Mainstreet and Pine Drive. The Secondary area food vendors will accept cash only. Tickets are non-refundable but can be used for food, beer, and soda.
Pay parking is available at the Parker Station parking lot. Fees collected at both lots benefit local non-profits and start at $5 for the day. Handicap parking is in the Parker Water Lot and at PACE Center. Do NOT park in retail store parking lots during the event as your car may be towed at your own expense in area’s marked as such.
At the festival, you will find great finds crafts, art, home goods, and more. Bring your wallet for all of these fun treats.
Please note that Mainstreet will be closed at Parker Rd. All access to parking facilities are via Longs Way or Pine Drive. Click on the icons on the map below to get directions to your desired parking location.
Parking fees: Parking at outlying lots are free – marked in green on the map – closer lots, marked in blue on the map, have a fee starting at $5/day. Accessible parking areas are marked on the map here.
Parker Days Festival FAQ
Q. Can I bring my dog?
A. Dogs are allowed but please be sure your dog can be a good companion when surrounded by 100,000 people. Please be mindful of hot pavement on dogs paws. Also, dogs are not allowed in the Main Stage Area and Pikes Peak Stage Area.
Q. How much are carnival tickets during the festival?
A. Carnival tickets are now $30 per day on site or online.
Q. How tall do you need to be to ride the rides?
A. Individuals must be at least 36″ tall to ride the carnival rides – anyone under this height will not be allowed on rides, not even on parents’ laps.
Q. Is there handicapped parking at the Festival?
A. Handicap parking is in the Parker Water Lot and at PACE Center.
If you are new to Douglas County then you are in for a treat! This down-home Parker Days event is where you really get to know your friends, neighbors, public officials, Parker Chamber members, and local Parker business owners. The Parker Chamber calls this one of their signature events and it includes a parade, carnival, craft and artisan show, good food, cold beer and all the regular carnival fare you’d expect. Local businesses and churches also sponsor a young children’s area with face-painting, bounce rooms, pony rides all at a very reasonable price, and a grand fireworks display acts as a grand finale and kicks off a whole season of summer fun in the growing town.
To purchase tickets, simply click on the link, specify the number of tickets and add them to your shopping cart.
The video above shows some sights from Parker Days
This event could not take place without the help of hundreds of volunteers. Would you like to get involved? There are even openings for adults to man (or woman) the beer tent help in the beer garden, work security, parade help, set up, tear down literally hundreds of people work together to create the festival magic. Up to the minute information is always available on the Parker Days Facebook page.