Stars and Stripes Celebration 4th of July fun in Parker
July 4, 2019
12010 S. Motsenbocker Road
6 to 10 p.m.
Celebrate Independence Day on the 4th of July at the Town of Parker’s Stars and Stripes Celebration. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and set up for an evening jam-packed with family fun. General admission is free so save the date and come join in on the fun!
Celebrate Independence Day at the Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration Presented by Ent Credit Union. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and set up for an evening jam-packed with family fun. Many of the activities are complimentary. Six Million Dollar Band will be mixing it up with patriotic music and jamming to 80’s hits from 6 to 9:15 p.m. The evening will conclude with Parker’s biggest and best fireworks display to date, beginning at 9:30 p.m. General event admission is free and event parking is $10, cash only, with no in and out parking allowed.
Kids and parents alike will enjoy complimentary bounce houses and inflatable activities. Face painting, light up toys, and a little tot train are also available for a low cost. Fantastic food from local vendors is available for cash purchase.
Great seating options return to the Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration presented by Ent Credit Union. These areas include the All American Fields, Armed Forces Field, General Admission Field, and General Event Seating Field.
Per park rules, no dogs, tents/canopies, yard games or fireworks are allowed on the fields. Field access allows for chairs, blankets and permitted food and drink. Admittance to each field varies and is outlined in the image below.
All individuals ages 2 and up will need a wristband secured to their wrist to access any of the four ball fields. Patrons can come and go by showing their wristbands at the field entrance.
All American Experience Pass (pre-event purchase)
New this year, the Town of Parker, Kona Ice of South Aurora, Planet Fitness of Parker and Xfinity are offering the All American Experience Pass. With an All American Experience Pass (2,000 available) you’ll receive the following benefits:
All American Experience Passes are pre-purchase only and will NOT be sold on site at the Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration. All sales are final, and there are no refunds and no replacements for lost items. The Stars and Stripes Celebration will go on rain or shine. Should fire restrictions and/or severe weather prohibit the ability to produce the fireworks show, the rest of the event will take place as planned and no refunds will be given.
Armed Forces Field (pre-event & 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 on the day of the event to receive up to 10 wristbands for ball field access. The 400 wristbands will be distributed first-come, first-served beginning at 5 p.m. There is no cost for this field. The first 100 people to enter this field on event day will receive a goodie bag courtesy of Planet Fitness of Parker.
General Admission Field (day-of distribution)
1,000 wristbands for General Admission Field (Field 1) will be distributed at the field entrance first-come, first-served beginning at 5 p.m. on the day of the event. There is no cost for this field.
General Admission Event Field Seating
As in previous years, the grounds of Salisbury Park will be open to attendees for seating during the event.
Per event rules, no pets, alcohol, tents/canopies/sport umbrellas, yard games, fireworks, drones, on-site cooking, or unauthorized vendors selling or distributing promotional items are allowed.
Event seating allows for chairs, blankets, hand-held umbrellas and permitted food and drink.
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.
4th of July Event Restrictions
• Tailgating is allowed in the parking lots as long as you are either in your vehicle or directly in front of or behind your vehicle and do not impede parking.
• Coolers are allowed with food and beverage (non-alcoholic).
• Many vendors accept credit cards but some do not. There will be an ATM onsite.
• Hand-held umbrellas are allowed for shade.
• No dogs, tents, canopies, sport umbrellas (or other shade structures that are not hand-held), yard games, on-site cooking, alcohol, drones or fireworks allowed in the parking lots or event and ball fields.
Celebrate the 4th in Castle Rock Colorado
Fireworks show set for Tuesday, July 4
If fireworks are a traditional part of your July 4 celebration, you’ll want to turn your attention to Santa Fe Quarry Mesa for this year’s fireworks show.
Last year’s show off the mesa was a success, so the Town of Castle Rock is doing it again this year. Starting at sundown (about 9:30 p.m.) on Tuesday, July 4, fireworks will shoot off from the top of the Santa Fe Quarry Mesa, located just south of The Meadows, above Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course.
Because of the elevation of the butte – about 6,700 feet – and because this is a high-flying show, there will not be a designated park for show-goers to attend. Instead, fireworks are expected to be seen from most places in Town, though, visibility may be limited in Crystal Valley Ranch, Plum Creek, Founders, Castlewood Ranch and Sapphire Pointe. Get more information on the views with a slideshow at CRgov.com/Fireworks.
About the fireworks show
The show is expected to start at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4, and last about 15 minutes. You’ll know the fireworks are about to begin because there will be a three-shot salute to start the show. A similar fireworks salute will also end the show.
There is no formal event along with these fireworks. If you’re parking in neighborhoods to see the show, please be courteous of driveways and adhere to any posted neighborhood parking restrictions. Parking along major streets and roadways will be limited.
In the event of rain or severe weather, the fireworks will be postponed to July 5.
Golf course and park information
At Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course, the course will be open normal hours (6 a.m. to dark). However, the Clubhouse Grill will stay open late.
If you choose to take in the fireworks here, please do so from the parking lot of the Clubhouse Grill or the driving range. Also keep in mind, parking at the course is limited. For safety and maintenance reasons, the golf course asks visitors to please stay in the parking lot or driving range area and off the greens. Rattlesnakes and other wildlife at the course may be a concern. Please note that personal fireworks are not allowed on the golf course.
While Philip S. Miller Park is close in proximity, the natural buttes and valleys may obstruct views from the park. Also, please note the MAC will be closed for the July 4 holiday, though the Castle Rock Zipline Tours will be open until dark.
All Town Parks will be open until 11 p.m., but please respect the park and clean up any trash or debris after the show.
Stay tuned for current information
The timing of the show could change, based on weather, and in the case of lightning, the show may be rescheduled. Stay tuned to the Town’s Facebook page (/CRgov) for updates on July 4.
As you celebrate, also please remember, fireworks are only legal in Castle Rock on July 4. As a general rule, fireworks that leave the ground, explode or break off into pieces are not allowed.
Visit CRgov.com/Fireworks for more information.
Celebrate Independence Day with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic July 2 in Castle Rock
Fourth of July weekend is jam-packed with fun – cookouts with friends, spending time outdoors and all things American. Kick the celebration off early at Castle Rock’s Summer Concert Series. The Colorado Springs Philharmonic will be playing modern, Fourth of July themed music at the Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller ParkSunday, July 2. Tickets are on sale now!
Classic music has been alive and well in Colorado Springs since 1927. The group started with just 27 local musicians but has grown to a full orchestra that blows away audiences with high-quality performances. Cue the perfect night in Castle Rock. This will be the perfect show for families, veterans and anyone looking to celebrate their freedom.
The gates open at 5 p.m., with the opener, Spinphony, starting at 6 p.m. The Colorado Springs Philharmonic will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Bring a low-profile lawn chair or blanket to comfortably enjoy the show.
Head to CRgov.com/PSMConcerts for tickets. But, sound the horns! You’ll want to rush to get tickets. Prices range from $20 to $40 for adults and $10 for kids on the lawn.
The Colorado Springs Philharmonic is part of the Town’s Summer Concert Series. Back for the second year, the concert series brings amazing events to the Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park on select weekends May through September. Enjoy live music from nationally known bands, along with craft beer and cocktails under the stars.
Learn more about event details, artists and ticket information at CRgov.com/PSMConcerts.