Stars and Stripes Celebration 4th of July fun in Parker
fka “Let Freedom Sing”
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
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!
For the 2017 event, we will have the ability to park over 2,500 cars which doubles our event parking from previous years. Parking will be $5.00, cash only, with no in and out parking allowed. View Parking Map.
Kids and parents alike enjoy complimentary bounce houses, slides, games, balloon twisting and the new wacky world inflatables. Older kids and adults who are young at heart can try the big slide, trampoline jump, leaps, and bounds or check out their skills on the climbing wall! Face painting and a tot train will also be available for a small fee. View Activity Map.
The Parker Police Department Honor Guard and Parker Chorale will kick-off the event with the presentation of our Nations Colors and the singing of the National Anthem. Six Million Dollar Band will be jamming to 80’s hits from 6 to 9:15 p.m. and the evening will conclude with Parker’s biggest and best fireworks display to date, beginning at 9:30 p.m.!
As you enjoy a wonderful evening of entertainment you can also Indulge in fantastic local fare. You’ll have plenty of choices from hot dogs, hamburgers, tacos, bbq, pizza and more to ice cream, shaved ice, kettle corn, cotton candy and funnel cakes!
We are excited to bring back many beloved food vendors and some new ones as well. Old Time Kettle Korn, Kona Ice of South Aurora, Snow Business shaved ice, La Hacienda, Butterfield Ice Cream, Archies Doghouse, DC. Concessions, Colorado Pizza Company, Wechef, The Comforts of Home and Big Jim’s Rib Tickler.
ATMs are available at the event. Many of the vendors only take cash.
The evening will conclude with Parker’s biggest and best fireworks display to date, beginning at 9:30 p.m.
Event Rules and Regulations
Please note: No personal fireworks, alcohol, tents or canopies will be allowed at the event. ATMs are on site. Parking is $5 per vehicle, cash only. Due to the noise and large event attendance, pets are discouraged. Smoking is not allowed within event space.
Unauthorized vendors, businesses or individuals are not allowed to be selling or handing out promotional items in event parking lots or at the event.
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.