Parker Days

Parker Days

For a couple of days and night each summer, Downtown Parker is transformed into the biggest of playgrounds for the young and young at heart. Parker Days is coming to town and bringing with it pulse pounding rides, exciting midway games, world class entertainment, amazing food and much, much more! Starting with the sneak peek the night of June 8th, this year’s Parker Days Festival is bound to be the best yet! It’s the perfect family weekend, and it gets kicked off with a rockin’ concert Thursday night, headlined by Bret Michaels. The music continues throughout the weekend on the Main Stage, Pikes Peak Stage and Community Stage. Performance schedules can be found at parkerdaysfestival.com.

Friday, the festival is open from 5pm-Midnight and then picks right back up Saturday morning at 9am. The beloved Parker Days Parade begins at 10:00am and this year’s “Rock and Roll” themed parade will feature high school marching bands, clowns, horses, floats, and for the first time ever, the world famous Budweiser Clydesdales! To get a good spot to enjoy the parade, which runs along Mainstreet and Victorian Drive, it’s suggested that you get there early to find your perfect spot to enjoy it. The parade runs all along Victorian Drive, so if Mainstreet gets too crowded, you may find better viewing along Victorian Drive.

If you’ve never been to Parker Days, you’ll be amazed at all there is to do and see! For the little ones, there is a Petting Zoo open all three days of the festival, Face Painting (Friday 5pm-9pm, Sat 9am-9pm, Sunday 9am-7pm), an inflatable race track, buskers all along Mainstreet, water balls and bounce houses. Water balls and bounces houses do have a cost associate with use; tickets are available on site.

“Big Kids” will have plenty of fun as well. Hit up rides including the Kamikaze, the Sizzler, the Himalaya and the Freak Out or test your nerves in the Haunted Mansion. Maybe the Fire Ball or the Super Shot is more your speed? Whatever thrills you’re seeking, you’ll find them on the 20+ different rides at Parker Days. For safety reasons, bare feet, flip flops and guests with casts are NOT permitted on carnival rides.

Sunday, there’s tons of free fun, starting with the annual Pancake Breakfast from 8-10am at the Main Stage. Cash donations from the Pancake Breakfast will benefit the Parker Task Force. Then, take a stroll through the fabulous Farmer’s Market, open 8am-1pm, and the Parker Days Car Show, which is open from 8am-2pm.

Of course, a carnival isn’t a carnival without some amazing food and Parker Days is no exception! Sweet treats like Berrie Kabobs and Frozen Cheesecake, Fried Oreos and Snickers, Swirls Frozen Yogurt, & Funnelicious Funnel Cakes are just a handful of ways to up your sugar intake. Got a hankering for something savory? You’ll find everything from Philly Cheese steaks and BBQ Ribs on a Stick to Fried Catfish, Turkey Legs and Corn Dogs or you can sample something with a bit of an international flair like Mexican Food from La Hacienda or creations from Island Noodles. Visit Food Truck Alley to check out offerings from Arepas House, Chibby Wibitz Sliderz ‘n’ Bitez, Funnel Restaurant and Food Truck, Goin’ South, High Grade, Kona Ice, Mac Shack, Roll it up Sushi and The Comforts of Home Food Truck.

Grownups looking to sip a little something stronger than lemonade be sure to bring your ID and enjoy cold Budweiser brand beers, wine, margaritas, Jack and Cola, Jack and Ginger, Daiquiris, Mikes Hard Lemonade and Cranberry and more will be served at the Main Stage Bar – ID must be shown for proof of age. In addition to the Main Stage Bar a second location at the Pikes Peak Stage will be serving microbrew beers, wine and other beverages to go along with the entertainment on stage. NO CASH is accepted, drinks can be purchased for 5-7 tickets per drink, and tickets are sold for $1 each and can be purchased for food or drink. ATMs are available on-site at both locations.

Fun, food, games, rides, concerts and a whole summer’s worth of family fun packed into a single weekend! Come one day or everyday and start the summer off right at Parker Days!

 


 

Free festival entrance and music Friday-Sunday

Headline Concert tickets are $35, Single-Day Carnival Passes are $30 (save $5 when you purchase online) and Mega Carnival Passes are available online only for $60

FESTIVAL HOURS – Friday 5pm-Midnight, Saturday 9am-Midnight and Sunday 9am-10pm

CARNIVAL HOURS – Thursday 5pm-10pm, Friday 5pm-Midnight, Saturday 10am-Midnight & Sunday 10am-10pm

Go to parkerdaysfestival.com for more information, schedules, carnival maps and carnival passes

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