The Parker Days Festival has not yet been canceled or postponed, but that could change any day as event coordinators closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Parker Days is scheduled for June 11-14. Gov. Jared Polis instituted a stay-at-home order beginning March 26 through April 11, though the governor said the order will likely be extended. All major events have been canceled through April and many through May. Town facilities are closed indefinitely and the Douglas County School District has closed schools through April 17.
Parker Days is run by the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce. Executive Director Kara Massa released a statement March 31:
“As we prepare for another Parker summer, our community is faced with unprecedented challenges related to COVID-19.
"We are carefully monitoring the implications of the COVID-19 virus and will continue to do so on a daily basis. Similar to other large events and major sports venues in the state—as well as other festivals nationally—Parker Days Festival will make decisions based on the best information available to us, in cooperation with the Town of Parker.
“The health and safety of our entire community, including attendees, employees, volunteers, contractors, partners and artists is our highest priority and we will always do everything possible to ensure a safe operating environment.
“Information provided by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Tri-County Health Department, the (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), public officials, health care professionals and industry experts will continue to guide our decisions in the coming weeks.
“At the current time, we are moving forward with Parker Days 2020 as planned, while exploring all options for the festival to be held this summer.
“Thank you again for your ongoing support of Parker Days Festival and your continued engagement with us during this dynamic time. Our thoughts are with those effected. Please check our website and social media pages for updates on the status of Parker Days Festival 2020. Stay well.”
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