Douglas County residents will have the opportunity to watch a high-flying fireworks show Saturday, Aug. 1 following the conclusion of the PRCA Rodeo at the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo. Join in as we celebrate not only the Fair & Rodeo tradition but Colorado Day and the state’s 144th birthday!
The show will blast off at approximately 8:30 p.m. from the top of Santa Fe Quarry west of I-25 above Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course in Castle Rock. Watch the show from your home, or at a nearby location from your vehicle or while socially distanced.
The fireworks will be visible throughout the Interstate 25 corridor, including from within Downtown Castle Rock. If you’re local to Castle Rock, we recommend watching from your own neighborhood if you can.
If you’re visiting for the evening or won’t be able to see the show from your home, here are some of our recommended viewing locations. Please follow any posted parking restrictions and be certain to not block aisles, exits or entrances of parking areas.
- Douglas County Government public parking areas:
- Fairgrounds and Event Center – 500 Fairgrounds Drive
- Philip S. Miller Building – 100 Third Street
- Justice Center – 4000 Justice Way
- Human Services Building – 4400 Castleton Court
- Elections Office – 125 Stephanie Place
- Castle Rock Service Center – 4175 N. Castleton Court
- Castle Rock Recreation Center (lower lot) – 2301 Woodlands Blvd.
- Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course – 2156 Red Hawk Ridge Drive
- Butterfield Crossing Park (south side) – 3952 W. Butterfield Crossing Drive
- Bison Park 1390 – Clear Sky Way
- Castle North Park – 801 Canyon Drive
- Deputy Zack S. Parrish III Memorial Park – 2020 Fiddle Road
- Festival Park – 300 Second St.
- Metzler Ranch Community Park – 4175 Trail Boss Drive
- Pedestrian bridge over Wolfensberger Road
The display was designed while working closely with law enforcement agencies in the County, as well as Castle Rock Fire and Rescue.
All shows are weather and fire-restriction dependent. Due to COVID-19-related health and safety concerns surrounding large gatherings, officials ask that you watch the fireworks remotely and practice social distancing.
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
2021 Parker Brewfest |TBD
Downtown Parker, Colorado
Live Music: TBD
Food Trucks: TBD
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.