The CASC is made up of nine board members and four officers. We are a very experienced group with various business backgrounds. Most importantly, are our years and years of community involvement. Many of our board members are also art, science and cultural based in our daily work lives. A great source!
We have an established history of over 10 years in the local community. In the performing Arts, we focus on bringing some of the finest musical member performances that help enhance the greater Parker area .From Wine Walks to the Community stage at Parker Days, to concerts.
We are branching further out to the sciences by supporting programs in local front range areas that feature activity for youth who want to enrich their minds. We’re looking to build our science program support up to be one of the leading programs in the state.
Within every community, there needs to be culture and cultural awareness. Our two fundraising programs bring just that to our communities. We have two celebrations each year that bring out the flavor of true cultural heritage.Oktoberfest and Mardi Gras!
CASC Grows Its Cultural Fundraising Event
Mardi Gras IV 2017 – Is Home in Downtown Parker
February marks the start of Mardi Gras celebrations nationwide. Infamous “Fat Tuesday” falls this month.
Here in Parker, Colorado, the Council of Arts, Science and Culture (CASC) brings its 4th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration to downtown, for the first time this year. Parker’s downtown is the CASC Mardi Gras’ new, permanent location – kicking off the celebration is a two day event beginning February 29-29, 2017. Saturday February 28, marks our big Mardi Gras Parade with plenty of fun in store!
This year’s celebration holds two days of festivities. Kicking off on Friday with a Biz-Pub Crawl to greet the weekend, the celebration continues on Saturday with a sidewalk parade, Cajun food and – yes, alive and well – a Black Light Bingo Bash set to live music and featuring over $1,500 worth of cash winnings to players. Sunday, of course, is the answer to every Super Bowl fan’s dream: a Tailgate Party at Parker Garage on Mainstreet.
“We are expanding our reach as an organization and are very excited to be having our Mardi Gras event held in the growing town of Parker as a permanent location. We are very pleased to be working with the Downtown Business Alliance and the Creative District as well as other local businesses with this event.” states CASC President Jeff Fox.
As a fundraiser, this year’s event is supported by Rollin’ Dreams, an organization whose mission is to enrich the lives of teenagers with life threatening illnesses. Rollin’ Dreams provides activities and experiences for teens during treatment, to decrease and overcome boredom and loneliness.
The Downtown Business Alliance businesses are eager to participate in the many aspects of this Mardi Gras event and would love to see the residents of Parker come, support and have fun! Please visit www.mardigrasparker.com for more information and details on how to order tickets.
Parker Oktoberfest: 12 Years of Tradition
September 15-17, 2017 – It’s Gonna Be Another Rocker!
In celebration of German heritage and traditions, we will be celebrating our 12th Annual Parker Oktoberfest. The annual fundraising cultural event will feature live German music, Bavarian dancers, a Biergarten featuring our presenting partner, Erdinger Weissbrau – a number of competitions, and delicious German food.
Admission is free for our family-friendly German-themed festival. The event includes a number of fun activities for children, great things to do for adults, and is family friendly. We will also have kids rides including an obstacle course, bungee tramp, a slide and much more! The festival boasts unique vendors that are new to the festival this year and a variety of activities for children.
The 12th Annual Parker Oktoberfest will be held starting Friday, September 15, with “Pre -Rocktoberfest” from 6:00 -10:30pm. Saturday, September 16, from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
We are looking again to re-elected Parker Mayor Mike Waid to preside over the opening ceremony and mini-parade. There will also be an opportunity to meet the Colorado Council of Arts, Science and Cultures Miss Oktoberfest.
This year promises to be even more exciting than last with additional German entertainment, extra seating in a full size tent to see the bands, new activities for children, and the addition of our partnership with the Erdinger Weissbrau to co-produce the event will add to the authentic drive we anticipate to receive!
Parker Wine Walks
Every fourth Friday during the Summer and Fall, the Parker Chamber hosts the local downtown Wine Walks which are heavily attended and amply festive! Enjoy wine tasting and discover the many shops and restaurants on Main Street and the live music spread around as provided by us, the Colorado Council of Arts, Science and Culture
Today’s youth is tomorrow’s talent. Join us the first Tuesday of every month as the talented youth from throughout the area converge on Takoda’s Bar and Grill to test out their pipes from a public location. Always a favorite, our youth karaoke night never fails to deliver a discovery of talent new, and improved each and every month.
We have sponsored science programs in the past ( Astronomy) and are presently looking to partner with local area science groups whom may need that added value that an organization can bring to help them grow! If you’re currently holding a program or would like to pitch us an idea for a Science based program, then please contact us at 303-261-8059.
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