Is there anything more thrilling than watching high-in-the-sky fireworks on Independence Day? The good news in Douglas County is that on July 4, residents will have a choice of three – in Castle Rock, in Highlands Ranch, and south of Parker near the Pinery.
Whether watching the show from your home, in your vehicle at a nearby location, or online, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the live sights and sounds of freedom on Saturday, July 4 starting at approximately 9:30 p.m.
All three fireworks displays were designed, and locations determined while working closely with law enforcement agencies in the County, as well as fire protection agencies.
In Parker, a location near the Pinery, a different 30-minute display will launch simultaneously. This property as well as streets in the area will be closed to discourage on-site viewing. There will be no organized gatherings or events. Officials ask that you watch from your home, online, or from your vehicle at a recommended viewing location in the vicinity. Locations will be posted by Monday, June 29 on douglas.co.us.
“Bright skies on the Fourth of July remind us all that in this unprecedented year, Americans remain brave, resilient, and free,” said County Commissioner Abe Laydon.
In Highlands Ranch, a 30-minute display will launch from Mountain Vista High School. The high school property and streets in the area will be closed to discourage on-site viewing. There will be no organized gatherings or events. Officials ask that you watch from your home, online, or from your vehicle at a recommended viewing location in the vicinity. Locations will be posted by Monday, June 29 on douglas.co.us.
“The Fourth of July was always a special time for my family with our grandparents,” said Commissioner Thomas, reminiscing about her childhood. “After the difficulties our communities have recently been through, we wanted to create a special opportunity for everyone to have fun, remember and celebrate our Nation’s freedom; the reasons that make America the greatest Nation on the face of the earth.”
“While our world is certainly very different than it was the first year Independence Day was celebrated with fireworks on July 4, 1777, the joy and celebration that comes from the feeling of freedom has not changed,” said County Commissioner and Board Chair Roger Partridge.
The show in Castle Rock will also begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. and last about 15 minutes. Visit CRgov.com/fireworks for the most current information.
“Castle Rock is proud to carry on our longstanding tradition of providing a high-impact fireworks display for our community, from the top of Santa Fe Quarry west of I-25 above Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course,” said Castle Rock Mayor Jason Gray.
“We’re glad Douglas County could come alongside us to ensure all area residents can enjoy fireworks this Fourth of July – whether while socially distant in person, or while watching online, from the comfort of their homes.”
All shows are weather and fire-restrictions dependent. Due to COVID-19-related health and safety concerns surrounding large gatherings, officials ask that you watch the fireworks remotely or online.
Summer Events in Parker – Most Postponed or Canceled due to Covid-19
Held weekly Mothers Day through October, the 60 booth Parker Farmers Market fills Mainstreet on Summer Sundays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market sells fresh produce, bakery goods, and other food products along with many handcrafted items and ready to eat food. Venture out and enjoy the atmosphere of downtown Parker, local shops, and the great Farmers market fare. Mainstreet will be closed on Sundays during the market.
The last Friday of each month you can join the Parker Chamber on Mainstreet for a fun evening of wine sampling, meeting the shopkeepers on Mainstreet and getting to know your neighbors.
The Parker Chamber’s FREE Movies in the Park series kicks off in July at O’Brien Park. Movies are rated G and open to the public. Entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m., with the movie beginning at dusk.
A new venue for the free summer concerts sponsored by Parker Arts. This new park located at the Library is host to the concerts in the park this year. Parking is available at the library and across the street at the PACE Center.
Parker Days runs Thursday sneak-peek through Sunday the 2nd week end of June.
July 4th Stars & Stripes Celebration – Cancelled for 2020
Celebrate Independence Day with the Town of Parker at Salisbury Park on July 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. Come and enjoy family fun including live music and free children’s games and activities. Live music and festive concessions will be available and the grand fireworks display will begin at 9:30 p.m. The event is free and on-site parking will be available for $5, cash only. For more information about the event, parking, maps, event programs and suggestions on fireworks-viewing locations
Parker Brewfest 2020
2020 Parker Brewfest | Fifth Annual
Saturday, September 26th, 2020
Beer Session: 1-5pm
Downtown Parker, Colorado
Live Music: TBD
Food Trucks: TBD
Tickets Go on Sale: Friday, August 21st 2020, 8am
Hosted by the Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club of Parker, this is our largest fundraiser where 100% proceeds goes to various charities. This festival SOLD OUT last year, so make sure you are ready to buy your tickets when they go on sale!
With admission you enjoy unlimited sample sized pours!
* This is a 21+ Event only; no children allowed
* No Smoking Please
* No Pets Please
* This is a rain or shine event and all sales are final
* Ticket Transfer Deadline: Wednesday, September 23rd 2020 7pm
Come downtown to O’Brien Park for the Parker Artists Guild’s Art in the Park event in August 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At Art in the Park, you’ll enjoy entries from more than 100 local and regional artists with a variety of works, including photography, pottery, glass, wood, jewelry, all painting media and much more. Admission is free and there will be an art station for kids, food, and entertainment. More information on the guild can be found here.
Celebrate the dog days of summer at Barker Days 2019 on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. During this annual fun-filled event, H2O’Brien Pool and O’Brien Park will go to the dogs! The event will feature a temporary dog park in the O’Brien Park ball field and H2O’Brien Pool! The event will also feature dog-related vendors.