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Posted on: June 4, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Plan July 4th Around the Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration

Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration - Fireworks

Make your plans now to celebrate Independence Day at the Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration Presented by Ent Credit Union from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 4 at Salisbury Park!

Attendees will have many great seating options to enjoy at this event, including the All American Fields, Armed Forces Field, General Admission Field and General Event Seating Field.

New for 2019, the Town of Parker, Kona Ice of South Aurora, Planet Fitness of Parker and Xfinity are offering the All American Experience Pass. With this pass, (2,000 available) you’ll receive the following benefits:

Exclusive access to free and low-cost field activities from 5 to 6 p.m. 

  • Best fireworks views    
  • One Kona Ice token ($4 value)  
  • Enclosed, spacious seating area  
  • Dedicated food vendors  
  • Dedicated porta-potties  
  • Yard games and games leaders

All American Experience Passes (in the form of wristbands) can only be purchased prior to event day; no passes will be sold onsite. There are two ways to purchase your wristband: 

Event Week Sales at Town Hall (20120 E. Mainstreet)

  • Wristbands sold for $10 each; exact cash only 
  • Sold while supplies last; you may purchase as many wristbands as you’d like
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 1 and 2
  • 8 a.m. to noon, July 3

$5 Fridays at Planet Fitness of Parker (10901 S. Parker Road)

  • 6 to 8 p.m. on two select Fridays, June 21 and 28
  • Wristbands sold for $5 each; exact cash only 
  • Sold while supplies last; you may purchase as many wristbands as you’d like 
  • Incentive: On June 21 only, every transaction made will include a ticket to enter into a drawing for one free parking pass ($10 value); five passes will be given away

All sales are final, and there are no refunds or replacements for lost items. 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. 

There is no cost associated with the Armed Forces Field, General Admission Field and General Event Seating Field. A limited number of wristbands for the Armed Forces Field and General Admission Field will be distributed on event day at the field entrances. 

Event patrons are allowed to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages into the event. There will also be a large selection of food vendors available onsite. We respectfully request you leave all pets at home. No tents, canopies, sport umbrellas (or other shade structures that are not hand-held), yard games, on-site cooking, alcohol, drones or fireworks are allowed in the parking lots or event and ballfields. You may bring hand-held umbrellas for shade.

Parking Information
Stars and Stripes Celebration parking is $10, cash only, with no in-and-out parking allowed. Limited handicap-accessible parking will also be available. Parking lots open at 4 p.m. In addition to the main parking lot, another parking area will be available north of Salisbury Park with a pedestrian access path to the event. Vehicles may park in either lot when arriving from the north or south via Motsenbocker Road, however, traffic will be required to exit the event to the north only if parked in the north lot or the south only if parked in the main lot.

Traffic Alert
Once the designated event parking lots are filled to capacity, usually by 7:30 or 8 p.m., Motsenbocker Road will be closed for the duration of the event. Traffic will then be diverted around the event to Jordan Road via Todd Drive on the north and Hess Road on the south. Residents living within the road closure areas will need to show proof of residence to gain access. Motsenbocker Road will re-open once parking lots have been cleared.

This year, the northern portion of Motsenbocker Road between Mainstreet and Todd Drive will be closed for road construction. You will not be able to access Salisbury Park from Motsenbocker Road and Mainstreet. Alternative routes to access Salisbury Park include from Jordan Road and Todd Drive or from the south via Hess Road. 

Weather Advisory System

Town of Parker Weather Advisory System Color Chart

As a reminder, Colorado weather can change rapidly. Should severe weather arrive during the Stars and Stripes Celebration, the evacuation plan is to shelter in your vehicle. Event staff will monitor the weather and share updates as necessary through announcements on the event stage, on social media (@TownofParkerCO), via event staff and volunteers and a color-coded weather advisory system, detailed above, that will be displayed in the form of flags placed throughout the event area.

Attendees are also encouraged to sign up to receive emergency alerts on their phones through the CodeRED emergency notification system at

Thanks to Our Sponsors!
This event is made possible by the Town of Parker, along with our generous sponsors: Ent Credit Union, Xfinity, Planet Fitness of Parker, Kona Ice of South Aurora, Renewal By Anderson, Vitalant, Jet’s Pizza and Elevation Cycles. 

More Information
For more information about seating options, event details or to volunteer with the event, please visit or contact Brooke Spain, Special Events and Sponsorship Coordinator, at or 303.805.3253.

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