WHAT TO DO IN PARKER THIS SUMMER
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.
Come downtown to O’Brien Park for the Parker Artists Guild’s Art in the Park event on August 26 & 27, 2017, 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.
Fabulous First Friday Under the Lights Artwalk
August 4, September 1, October 6
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Mainstreet from Victorian Drive to Pikes Peak
Start your Fabulous First Friday Under the Lights Artwalk with a FREE wine tasting at Vines from 4 – 5 pm. Continue down 20-Mile Central Buildings to visit with local artists.
Participating Businesses: Vines Wine Bar, Beautiful Art Picture Framing & Art Gallery, Victoria Marie Jewelers, Mainstreet Flowers, Seven Seas Hair Salon, Fika Coffee House, Parker Panache, Meadowlark Gifts, and Décor.
Celebrate the dog days of summer at Barker Days 2016 on Saturday, Date TBA 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.
Parker Days runs Thursday sneak-peek through Sunday the 2nd week of June.
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 onsite parking will be available for $5, cash only. For more information about the event, parking, maps, event programs and suggestions on fireworks-viewing locations