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Parker days 2023

Parker Days in Parker, Colorado is here. For us, it’s a big deal. We have been going for 11 years – almost since moving to Colorado. It has changed a bit but still is fun and something we look forward to. We went on June 8, 2023 with the Family and Community discounted wristband. It offered a 4-pack of unlimited rides for $99. It worked out really well in terms of getting wristbands, cost, and avoiding some of the crowds on a Thursday.

When is Parker Days?

Friday, June 9, 2023 – 4:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 10, 2023 – 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 11, 2023 – 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where Is Parker Days?

Parker Days is on Mainstreet in Parker. The closest intersection is Parker Road and Mainstreet. You can see the ferris wheel and some of the other rides and festival areas from the road.

The Official Parker Days Map has everything you need to know about road closures, ride locations, stages, and the food court.

Where Not To Park

Do not park in areas labeled to not park. This may be obvious but this is a kind reminder.

Do not park in private lots, such as apartment complexes. Many have agreements with tow companies who are ready to tow.

Where To Park (The Official Spots)

Wristbands and Tickets

There is a combination of tickets, cash, and credit cards accepted. Here are some of the details:

  • Wristbands are for rides only.
  • Most rides use between 3 to 6 tickets. 
  • Carnival games are cash only.
  • Food concessions are cash or credit cards
  • Water Balls, Bounce Houses, Inflatables, Mechanical Bull, Nerf-Terf, Parker Days Sunshine Express, and Bungy Jump activities use Tickets, which can be purchased on-site in the ticket booths.
Wristbands can be purchased online, while supplies last. There are multiple types of wristbands available. The 4-Day Multi-Day, Mega Pass Discounted Carnival Ride Wristband can only be purchased online.

 

The Single-Day Wristband can be purchased online for $35. It can also be purchased onsite for $40.

Individual tickets can be purchased for 10 tickets for $10.

Learn more about ticket and wristband pricing on the Official Parker Days Rides and Activities page.

Music and Entertainment

There are multiple stages throughout the festival area. There is a range of music and entertainment, including country, tribute bands, classic rock, indie rock, and jazz.

Learn more about the stages and entertainment lineup on the Official Parker Days Stage Schedules page.Carnival games are cash only.

Food

There are some great food trucks and food booths at Parker Days. 

We usually get funnel cake and ice cream from the vendors. This year the price was $10 for funnel cake and $4 for water. We didn’t get to the ice cream – yet.

One of the ways to save at Parker Days is to bring your own water and food. It can add up quickly if you are there for multiple days or long periods of time. The other thing we have done to save money is make a stop at McDonald’s across the street. There is air conditioning, restrooms, and an indoor play area. It does tend to get busy during Parker Days. You may be able to save time using the McDonald’s app by ordering in advance.

Learn more about the food by visiting the Official Parker Days Food page.

Spin Wheels and Stuff

There are booths that line Mainstreet with information about products and services, things to buy, and community organizations. We enjoy the booths with the spin wheels for small prizes. My favorite booth is the Parker Police Department. We stop there every year for a few stickers. Last year, there was a trivia question about safety.

Final Advice

A few pieces of final advice that we learned the hard way:

  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunscreen.
  • There is a Safeway you can walk to that sells sunscreen if you forget it.
  • The earlier you go the crowds and lines are smaller. Our favorite time to go has been getting before they open on Sunday.
  • Open-toe shoes are not allowed on rides. They will turn you away for your own safety.
  • Some rides have height requirements.
We hope you have fun if you go! 

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