The Town of Parker is proud to offer a variety of community events at low or no cost to contribute to the hometown feel that our residents love. Among the Town’s more popular events are our …
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The Town of Parker is proud to offer a variety of community events at low or no cost to contribute to the hometown feel that our residents love. Among the Town’s more popular events are our Bike to Work Day breakfast station, Independence Day fireworks display and a handful of annual holiday activities, such as the Mayor’s Holiday Lighting in O’Brien Park.
Changes this year to the Town’s community events lineup have allowed for the expansion of one our newest activities, Parker Fall Fest, into a signature event. The Town Council and I are excited to welcome another large-scale community gathering in downtown Parker that we hope will become an annual tradition!
From Sept. 23 through 30, we invite residents and visitors of all ages to celebrate the start of autumn with several free, family-friendly activities, including a drone light show capping off the week’s festivities.
Highlighting the weeklong celebration will be Fun and Games Day on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in O’Brien Park. Kids can participate in the Colorado Avalanche’s “Game On” street hockey program, lawn games led by Sam the Scarecrow, inflatables, carnival games with prizes and more. There will also be adult-friendly attractions, including a beer garden hosted by Parker’s Downtown Business Alliance, as well as an axe-throwing booth. Several food vendors will be on site for visitors to grab a tasty snack.
A drone light show, first introduced in Parker during the Town’s 2022 Independence Day celebration, will light up the sky above O’Brien beginning around 7:15 p.m.
Fall Fest will be more than just Fun and Games Day. A handful of activities are also planned throughout the week, including a Fall Fest Kick-off Day on Sept. 23 from noon to 4 p.m. in O’Brien Park featuring giant table games and an appearance by Sam the Scarecrow. If you happen to make it down to the park early, I encourage you to stop and chat with myself and our Town Councilmembers to find out the latest updates on what’s happening in our community.
Additional activities will be offered all week long, including a hay bale maze for young children in O’Brien Park. A “Prowl for Pumpkins” scavenger hunt will be held Sept. 23 through 30 with pumpkin signs being hidden throughout Parker for residents to discover. If you’re lucky enough to find one of our pumpkins, take a selfie and submit it to our Town Facebook page (@TownOfParkerCO) for a chance to win a prize!
We hope to see you at the new and improved Parker Fall Fest! For more information, visit ParkerOnline.org/FallFest.
Fall Fest Kick-off Activities (Sept. 23-30)
• Hay Bale Maze (all week)
• Prowl for Pumpkins Scavenger Hunt (all week)
• Giant Table Games (Sept. 23; noon-4 p.m.)
• Appearance by Sam the Scarecrow (Sept. 23; noon-4 p.m.)
Fun and Games Day Activities (Sept. 30)
• Inflatable Bounce House
• Colorado Avalanche Game On Street Hockey Program
• Carnival Games with Prizes
• Activities with Sam the Scarecrow
• Walk-around Characters
• Golden Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt
• Giant Table Games/Lawn Games
• Food Vendors
• Beer Garden (Hosted by Downtown Business Alliance)
• xe Throwing Booth for Adults
• Evening Drone Light Show (Starts at 7:15 p.m.)
Jeff Toborg is the mayor of the Town of Parker.
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