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Fourth of July Fun in the Colorado Front Range

Monday, June 25, 2018   /   by Kevin Schumacher

Fourth of July Fun in the Colorado Front Range

Independence Day is just around the corner and if you haven't quite figured out your plans, we've compiled a mega list of fun for the whole family throughout the Front Range! Whether you are looking to celebrate traditionally with a parade and fireworks or just looking for local events to celebrate and entertain guest in town you can find your celebration plans here! 


City of Arvada Fireworks | Stenger Sports Complex, Arvada CO

July 4th, 2018 | 9:00 PM *Gates open at 7:00 PM

This year Arvada will only be hosting fireworks and will not have live entertainment and food trucks as in the past. Guest are asked to enter the complex at West 58th Avenue and Oak Street.


City of Aurora 4th of July Community Celebration | Aurora Municipal Centers Great Lawn, Aurora CO

July 4th, 2018 | 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Starting at 6 PM the city of Aurora will host their annual celebration featuring music, food, adult beverages and fireworks to follow. Attendees are encouraged to use the RTD R-Line that is walking distance to and from the event.


Boulder Concert on the Green | Chautauqua Park, Boulder CO

July 4th, 2018 | 10:00 AM Door Open 11:00 AM Start | Price: Free

Kick off your day by celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Colorado Chautauqua with a morning of music from the Boulder Concert Band.

Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast | Folsom Field, Boulder CO

July 4th, 2018 | 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Boulder’s Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast roots back to 1941 and is a tradition for many of the locals! Gates open at 8:00 PM and fireworks are expected to kick off at 9:35 PM.

4th on Pearl | Pearl Street, Boulder CO

July 4th, 2018 | 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

If you are looking for a day event before your firework celebration head over to Pearl Street in Boulder where the Beer Garden will open at noon and live music will start promptly at 1:00 PM and running through 8:00 PM.


City of Brighton 4th of July Community Celebration | Carmichael Park, Brighton CO

July 4th, 2018 | 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The City of Brighton will host a 4th of July celebration with free activities for kids, a variety of food vendors and live music. Following the live music fireworks will begin.



City of Broomfield 4th of July Community Celebration | Broomfield CO

Sr. Softball Team vs City Council | Northmoor Park, 12:00 PM 

Start your holiday with a friendly softball game between Broomfield Senior Softball Team and City Council members!

July 4th Great American Picnic | Broomfield County Commons Park, 5:00 PM 

Bring your picnic basket and lawn chairs to enjoy live music and activities at Broomfield County Commons Park. There will be a parking shuttle running from Legacy High School to the event from 5-11 PM for convenience. If you would prefer to bike, you can participate in the 11th annual Bike Parade where members are encouraged to dress up yourself and your wheels to show your patriotism. The bike parade is for all ages and starts at 5:30 PM. *Fireworks start at 9:30 PM.


Castle Rock

City of Castle Rock Fireworks | Santa Fe Quarry Butte, Castle Rock CO

July 4th, 2018 | 9:30 PM 

Castle Rock will only be featuring a firework display just above the Red Hawk Golf Course at the top of the Santa Fe Quarry Butte. At that elevation fireworks can be seen from just about every spot in the city!


Commerce City

Colorado Rapids and Commerce City 23rd Annual 4thFest | DICK’S Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City CO

July 4th, 2018 | 5:00 PM Tailgate *Game start is at 7:00 PM

In tradition, the Colorado Rapids will host their annual holiday game and display their iconic firework display that has been dubbed the largest public display in all of Colorado! Those that are in attendance are invited onto the field to watch the show, but for those not in attendance, the display can be seen in the surrounding area clearly.



9th Annual Independence Eve Celebration | Civic Center Park, Denver CO

July 3rd, 2018 | 4:00 PM  | Price: Free

Start your celebration a day early at Denver’s annual Independence Eve Celebration! The event kicks off at 4:00 PM with beer/wine gardens and a variety of local food trucks! The main concert will feature Chris Daniels and The Kings and the 101st Army Band of the Colorado National Guard at 8:00 PM.


Colorado Rockies | Coors Field, Denver CO | July 3rd, 2018

In tradition, the Colorado Rockies will end their July 3rd game with a fireworks display over Coors Field that can be seen from downtown.

Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park Fireworks | The Hudson Gardens & Event Center, Denver CO

July 4th, 2018 | 7:30 PM

Spend your day at the waterpark and end your night watching a firework display at dusk!

Fireworks at The Hudson Gardens & Event Center | Denver CO

July 3rd and July 4th, 2018 | 7:30 PM

The Hudson Gardens & Event Center will be featuring Super Diamond, a Neil Diamond tribute band on July 3rd and the band Firefall the 4th of July. Following both live performances, there will be live fireworks visible from downtown.



City of Englewood Festival and Fireworks | Cornerstone Park and Bellview Park, Englewood CO

July 4th, 2018 | 3:00 PM 

This year Englewood will be hosting their city events along with the towns of Littleton and Sheridan. Parks will open at 3:00 PM with food trucks and family-friendly activities. Live music from the Dragondeers will happen at Cornerstone Park at 7:00 PM and fireworks will commence at 9:30 PM.



July 3rd Extravaganza at Colorado National Golf Club | Colorado National Golf Club, Erie CO

July 3rd, 2018 | 5:00 PM

Start your celebration at the Colorado National Golf Club on July 3rd with family activities, food vendors and a beer tent for the adults. Watch fireworks from the course starting between 9:30-10 PM. 

Fort Collins

Free Admission | Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures, Fort Collins CO

July 4th, 2018 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Price: FREE

Celebrate the 4th of July with free admission from 11-5 pm at the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures. Attendees will have access to all 4 of the galleries in the museum. From 4-8 PM enjoy live music from their Summertime Jazz Concert Series!

Firekracker 5K Run/Walk | City Park, Fort Collins CO

July 4th, 2018 | 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Price: $10-35

Start your Independence Day morning with a festive 5K run/walk around City Park in Fort Collins. This event focuses on family and fun with all ages encouraged to join. This year they will be hosting both a citizens' run/walk and a competitive runner 5K. Registration goes up until the day of the race.

Old Fashioned Fourth of July at the 1879 Avery House | The Avery House, Fort Collins CO

July 4th, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Price: FREE

Just after the City of Fort Collins Annual 4th of July Parade stop by the Avery House for a free event. Supported by Poudre Landmarks Foundation, this annual 4th of July celebration is held on the lawn of the historic Avery House and features live music, Victorian games, crafts and more!

City of Fort Collins 4th of July Community Celebration | Fort Collins CO

4th of July Parade Presented by Blue Ocean Foundation | 10:00 AM 

This years’ parade theme is "150 Years of Fort Collins." The parade will start on Jackson Avenue and travel east on Mountain Avenue and ending at Howes street. More Information: www.fcgov.com/4thofjuly

Old Timer's Baseball Game -City Park Ballfields| 1:00 PM | Price: $6 Adults, $4 Children/Seniors, FREE for children 3 & Under & active military with ID. 

Enjoy watching the Fort Collins Foxes take on the Loveland Blue Jays and relive their glory days playing a sport they love! More Information: www.fcgov.com/4thofjuly

City Park Celebration & Fireworks Presented by Blue Ocean Foundation | Start: 4:15 PM 

Come early and get settled for the City of Fort Collins firework show at City Park. There will be live music from the Colorado Swing Band, Manabi Salsa Band, and the Fort Collins Symphony. *Fireworks are scheduled to start about 9:35 PM but in the case of inclement weather could be delayed until no later than 10 PM. More Information: www.fcgov.com/4thofjuly



City of Golden 4th of July Community Celebration Presented by the Golden Lions Club | Lions Park, Golden, CO

July 4th,  2018 | 12:00 PM

The Golden Lions Club will be sponsoring Goldens community celebration again this year allowing for free rides for kids, face painting live music and food. Live music will start at noon and run until 9:15 PM and fireworks will start following (weather permitting). The Club will also be holding their 4th of July raffle that goes towards the funding of next year’s celebration to keep activities free to the public. Tickets are $5 or $20 for 5 tickets. Find more information on the raffle on the Golden Lions Club website.



City of Glendale Independence Day Celebration | Four Mile Historic Park, Glendale CO

July 2nd, 2018 | 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The annual celebration at Four Mile Historic Park is truly unique! This event focuses on our nation's history and provides a look at simpler times with old-times games being played and historic performances taking place throughout the event. While history is the focus of this celebration the event planners promise “new-found joys” of food trucks, a beer garden and a viewing of fireworks to end the event. 



Patriotic Trains | Colorado Model Railroad Museum, Greeley CO

June 29th, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Price: Adults $10, Seniors (65+) $8, Children (4-12) $5, 3 and under FREE

Bring the whole family along to see the Colorado Model Railroad Museum run their patriotic model trains including their Freedom Train amongst their lifelike layouts!

City of Greeley 4th of July Community Celebration | Greeley CO

Independence Day Parade | 10th Avenue, Greeley CO | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 

Dubbed "The largest 4th of July Parade West of the Mississippi the Greeley Stampede is hosting their annual parade that has a 2 hour run time with lots of floats, cars, bands, and horses!

Fireworks | Island Grove Park, Greeley CO | 9:30 PM 

As the final celebration of the 97th Annual Greeley Stampede, see fireworks launched over Island Grove National Park. This years firework sponsor is Lemons Heating & Cooling.


Highlands Ranch

City of Highlands Ranch 4th of July Community Celebration | Highlands Heritage Regional Park, Highlands Ranch CO

July 4th, 2018 | 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Bring the whole family to celebrate with balloon twisters, face painters, games & inflatables, live music and to end it all fireworks! For convenience, the town has set up two shuttle parking services at Highlands Ranch High School and Rock Canyon High School. All the info can be found at hrcaonline.org



City of Lafayette 4th of July Community Celebration | Waneka Lake Park, Lafayette, CO

July 4th, 2018 | 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Lafayette's city celebration will include old-fashioned food, beer/cider/wine gardens and live music from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM by Chris Daniels and The Kings. There will also be free kids face painting and other paid activities. The firework show will start at dusk.



Big Boom Bash By Lakewood | Jeffco Stadium, Lakewood, CO

July 4th, 2018 | 5:30 PM - 9:15 PM

This year will be the first Big Boom Bash held by the city of Lakewood! The event will include activities for the family, community art, vendor booths, local food trucks, a beer garden and more! Following the day activities, there will be a 20-minute firework show that will be choreographed to music from radio station MIX 100! For those watching the fireworks, you can tune into 100.3 FM to enjoy the choreographed light show! See all the details: Lakewood.org



Red, White + You By Littleton | Clement Park, Littleton, CO

July 3rd, 2018 | 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Red, White + You will take place again this year at Clement Park in Littleton and will feature a dedicated kids activity area, various vendors, and a beer/wine garden. As a new activity this year performers from the Foothills Parks & Recreation District will put on an arts program from 5-7 PM and following live music will start. Fireworks are set to begin at 9:30 PM promptly and again after The Nacho Men band will be back for an encore!

Jet Car Nationals and Family Festival | Bandimere Speedway, Morrison CO

July 4th, 2018 | Gates Open 8:00 AM – Family Festival Start 3:00 PM | Price: Spectator Tickets $30 Adult, $18 Junior, Free for children 5 and under - Parking $15

Spend your 4th of July watching 290mph Jet Cars, drag racing, playing carnival games, riding rides, listening to live music, celebrating with a troop salute and to top it off fireworks at 9:45 PM. See all the details and event schedule: Bandimere.com



City of Longmont 4th of July Community Celebration | Longmont CO

Concert in the Park, Thompson Park | July 4th, 2018 | 11:00 AM 

Longmont’s City Celebration kicks off with the Longmont Symphony Orchestra concert at Thompson Park. Bring a snack and something to sit on!

Fireworks | Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont CO| July 4th, 2018 | 9:30 PM

Come out to the Boulder County Fairgrounds and choose your spot to watch Longmont’s firework display starting at 9:30 PM.



7th Annual Loveland Liberty 5K | Fairgrounds Park, Loveland CO

July 4th, 2018 | 8:00 AM | Price: $30 Adult, $20 Youth ($30 on Race Day) 

This year the annual Loveland Liberty 5K race is being held in a new location at Fairgrounds Park. Race as a team or individual to support Life for the Innocent Organization. There will be a free kids mile run in addition to provided childcare (ages 0-5) from Merge Youth Ministry at Foundations Church during the race.

City of Loveland 4th of July Community Celebration | Loveland CO

Independence Day Flag Raising Ceremony & Open House | North Lake Park, Loveland CO | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 

The 4th of July festivities in Loveland kick off with a flag-raising ceremony by the Lone Tree School House. Following the flag raising the Lone Tree School House will be open to the public.

Veteran Motor Car Club Show | North Lake Park, Loveland CO | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

If you enjoy classic cars you won't want to miss the Veteran Motor Car Club showing off more than 25 classic cars ranging from the 1920s-1970s.

Vendor Booths & Train Rides | North Lake Park, Loveland CO | 11:00 AM 

If you enjoy classic cars you won't want to miss the Veteran Motor Car Club showing off more than 25 classic cars ranging from the 1920s-1970s.

Live Entertainment & Fireworks | Amphitheater at North Lake Park/Loveland Lake | Start: 1:30 PM *Fireworks expected to start following 9:17 PM

Live entertainment will start at the North Lake Park Amphitheater by Loveland High School from 1:30-9:17 PM. This year Djembe Jive and the Loveland Concert Band will be playing. Fireworks will be launched directly over Lake Loveland following the music! Full Details: www.CityofLoveland.org/July4th

Fourth of July Natural Arts & Crafts | Boyd Lake State Park, Loveland CO

July 4th, 2018 | 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM 

Visit the swim beach at Boyd Lake State Park and create beautiful works for art to take home. Projects include colorful windsocks, sun catchers, and survival bracelets! Kids also can become a certified Junior Ranger after completing the activities. This event is open to all ages and offers fun for the entire family!



Parker Stars & Stripes Celebration | Salisbury Park, Parker CO

July 4th, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Parking starts 3 PM, Ballfield Seating Opens at 5:00 PM | Parking Fee $10

The city of Parker's annual celebration will start at with live music from 6:00 PM-9:15 and fireworks following at 9:30 PM. The free kids’ activities include bounce houses, slides, games, balloon twisting and new wacky world inflatables. See all the details: parkeronline.org



4th of July in Thornton | Carpenter Park Fields, Thornton CO

July 4th, 2018 | Start 4:00 PM

The City of Thornton’s Independence Day celebration will kick off at 4:00 PM with the opening of the beer/wine gardens and vendors and live music starting at 5:15. Following there will be a Presentation of Colors and National Anthem and live music by the Kory Brunson Band following. Promptly at 9:30 PM there will be a nighttime parachute jump as the introduction to their Fantabulous Red, White & BOOM firework display! See parking instructions and details: cityofthornton.net



City of Westminster 4th of July Community Celebration | City Park, Westminster CO

July 4th, 2018 | 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Westminster will be hosting their classic celebration at City Park with activities, vendors, beer gardens and live performances starting at 4:00 PM. Live music will start at 7:00 PM and fireworks will follow at 9:15 PM. The city will be offering a free shuttle bus to the park from various locations in the city. Find all the parking and event details: cityofwestminster.us


City of Windsor 4th of July Community Celebration | Boardwalk Park/Windsor Lake, Windsor CO

Four-Legged Fun Run | 8:00 AM *Registration Starts at 7:00 AM | Price: $20 (Includes a T-shirt, Pre-register before 8 AM on July 3rd for a $5 discount)

Bring out the kids and dogs for a fun run race around Windsor Lake!

Fireworks | Start: 9:10 PM

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and watch fireworks launched over Windsor Lake! More Information: www.windsorgov.com

From all of us at the Terrell Davis Group, we hope you have a happy and safe Independence Day!

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