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, 2019 | 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. Free parking, first-come first-serve!
City of Aurora 4th of July Spectacular | Aurora Municipal Centers Great Lawn, Aurora CO
July 4th, 2019 | 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, 2019 | 10:00 AM Door Open 11:00 AM Start | Price: Free
Kick off your day at the annual Colorado Chautauqua Band on the Green with a morning of music from the Boulder Concert Band and 4th of July program with special guest Colonel Thomas H. Palmatier.
4th of July at the Boulder Reservoir | Boulder Reservoir, Boulder CO
July 4th, 2019 | 9:00 AM-5:00 PM | Price: Adults-$7, Youth-$4, Seniors-$5
Start your 4th of July celebration at Boulder Reservoir, a 700-acre multi-use recreation park with plenty of sandy shoreline and ways to have fun. Bring out the family and have a picnic and have fun in the water. Rocky Mountain Paddleboard will be open for small watercraft rentals as well.
Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast | Folsom Field, Boulder CO
July 4th, 2019 | 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 around 9:30 PM.
Parking is limited so attendees are encouraged to plan ahead. There will also be a free HOB shuttle and another additional route at the Twenty Ninth Street Mall on Canyon Blvd between 29th and 30th Streets. See more details here.
Four on the Fourth 4K | Nautilus Ct, Boulder CO
July 4th, 2019 | Packet Pickup 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM, 9:00 AM Start
Start your morning off with Avery Brewing Company's 12th annual 4K run. Registration is $40 and includes a tech shirt and post-run part with beers and food. There is no same day registration so if you would like to participate, get in early. All proceeds from the race benefit Harvest of Hope Food Pantry and the Rich Castro CU Track and Field Endowment Fund.
City of Brighton 4th of July Community Celebration | Carmichael Park, Brighton CO
July 4th, 2019 | 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. DJ Titalwave will start the music at 5:00 PM and well-known band Funkiphino will begin playing at 7:00 PM with fireworks to follow.
City of Broomfield 4th of July Community Celebration | Broomfield CO
July 4th, 2019 | 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 12th 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 near Championship Field. Live music begins at 6 PM with free summer treats given away at 6:15 by City Council. *Fireworks start at 9:30 PM.
City of Castle Rock Fireworks | Santa Fe Quarry Butte, Castle Rock CO
July 4th, 2019 | 9:30 PM
The city of Castle Rock will 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!
Colorado Rapids and Commerce City 24th Annual 4thFest | DICK’S Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City CO
July 4th, 2019 | 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! For those that don't attend the game, there will be free festivities outside the stadium where fireworks can clearly be seen and a free post-fireworks concert by country artist Lucas Hoge.
10th Annual Independence Eve Celebration | Civic Center Park, Denver CO
July 3rd, 2019 | 4:00 PM | Price: Free
Start your celebration a day early at Denver’s annual Independence Eve Celebration! The event kicks off at 5:00 PM with beer/wine gardens and a variety of local food trucks! The main concert will feature Chris Daniels and The Kings along with the Colorado Symphony with fireworks to follow.
Colorado Rockies | Coors Field, Denver CO | July 3rd, 2019
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, 2019 | 7:30 PM
Spend your day at the waterpark and end your night watching a firework display at dusk!
City of Englewood Festival and Fireworks | Cornerstone Park and Bellview Park, Englewood CO
July 4th, 2019 | 3:00 PM
This year Englewood will be hosting their city events along with the towns of Littleton, Sheridan and the South Suburbian Recreation District. Parks will open at 3:00 PM with food trucks, family-friendly activities and fireworks at 9:30 PM.
July 3rd Extravaganza at Colorado National Golf Club | Colorado National Golf Club, Erie CO
July 3rd, 2019 | 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.
Firekracker 5K Run/Walk | City Park, Fort Collins CO
July 4th, 2019 | 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
Stars & Stripes Golf Tournament -City Park Nine | 7:30-10:30 AM
Kick off your Fourth of July at City Park Nine with a festive golf tournament. More Information: www.fcgov.com/4thofjuly
39th Annual Old Timer's Baseball Game -City Park North Ballfield | 9:30-11:00 AM
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
4th of July Parade | 10:00 AM
In tradition, start your Fourth of July at the city of Fort Collins Independence Day parade More Information: www.fcgov.com/4thofjuly
City Park Celebration & Fireworks | Start: 12:00 PM
Come early and enjoy trolley rides in old town city park and get settled for the City of Fort Collins firework show. There will be live music starting at 3:00 PM and food trucks up until the fireworks begin. Fireworks are scheduled at 9:35 but could be delayed with inclement weather. 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, 2019 | 12:00 PM
The Golden Lions Club will be sponsoring Golden's 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 | Creekside Park, Glendale CO
July 2nd, 2019 | 9:15 PM
Start your Fourth of July celebration early at the city of Glendale's Independence Day fireworks on Tuesday, July 2nd at Creekside Park. Arrive early with blankets and sets to get ready for the show because road closures will begin around 7:30 PM.
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 | 9:45 PM
As the final celebration of the 98th Annual Greeley Stampede, see fireworks launched over Island Grove National Park. This years firework sponsor is Lemons Heating & Cooling.
City of Highlands Ranch 4th of July Community Celebration | Highlands Heritage Regional Park, Highlands Ranch CO
July 4th, 2019 | 4:00 PM - 10:00 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, 2019 | 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Lafayette's city celebration will include old-fashioned food, beer/cider/wine gardens and live music from 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 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, 2019 | 5:30 PM - 9:15 PM
2nd Annual 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, 2019 | 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 zone area, various vendors, and a beer/wine garden. As a new activity, this year performers from the Performing Arts Pavillion will put on an arts program from 5-7 PM and following live music will start by the Nacho Men. 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, 2019 | 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, 2019 | 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, 2019 | 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.
8th Annual Loveland Liberty 5K | Fairgrounds Park, Loveland CO
July 4th, 2019 | 8:00 AM | Price: $30 Adult, $20 Youth ($30 on Race Day)
Race as a team or individual to support Life for the Innocent Organization. This year food will be provided by Dickey's Barbecue Pit and beer from Grimm Brothers Brewhouse.
City of Loveland 4th of July Community Celebration | Loveland, CO
Train Rides | North Lake Park, Loveland CO | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Price: 75 Cents/per
Loveland Lions Club will be operating the North Lake Park Train where kids and families can ride for 75 cents a ride.
Battle of the Bands Competition | Hammond Amphitheater, Loveland CO | 2:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Six bands have been selected for this year's battle of the bands. Professional sound and lighting will be provided by Rialto Theater. The winning band will get a cash prize and get to open an evening show at the Rialto Summer Concert Series at the Foot Lagoon (TBD).
Cornhole Tournament | North Lake Park, Loveland CO | 2:00 PM | Price: $30 Registration fee
Come and compete or watch the 32-team cornhole tournament that will be held next to the beer garden. The top 3 teams will win a cash prize.
Children's Bike Parade | Benson Sculpture Garden, Loveland CO | 2:30 PM Staging, 3:30 PM Start
Decorate your bikes, scooters, wagons or strollers patriotically and join in the free bike parade around Benson Sculpture Garden. For children 10 years or younger.
Kid Zone | North Lake Park, Loveland CO | 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM
This year's festival will feature a mobile recreation trailer, SNAG Demos (Starting New at Golf), face painting and a red, white and blue booth.
Beer Garden | North Lake Park, Loveland CO | 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
This year a beer garden has been added starting at 3:00 PM.
Live Music | Hammond Amphitheater, Loveland CO | 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Enjoy live music following the battle of the bands.
5:00 - 5:45 Dale Cisek Band; 6:00 - 7:30 PM The Burroughs; 8:00 - 9:17 PM Loveland Concert Band
Fireworks | Amphitheater at North Lake Park/Loveland Lake | 9:17 PM
Fireworks will be launched following the live music at 9:17 PM. Full Details: www.CityofLoveland.org/July4th
Parker Stars & Stripes Celebration | Salisbury Park, Parker CO
July 4th, 2019 | 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, a climbing wall and tot train. See all the details: parkeronline.org
4th of July in Thornton | Carpenter Park Fields, Thornton CO
July 4th, 2019 | 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, 2019 | 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
July 4th, 2019 | 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 Kevin Schumacher Team, we hope you have a happy and safe Independence Day!