Guide to 4th of July Celebrations {In the Denver Metro Area}


Guide to Denver's 4th of July Celebrations | Denver Metro Moms Blog

Picnics, parades, American flags, apple pie, fireworks, and Lee Greenwood’s “Proud to be an American” playing on the radio- Independence Day is quickly approaching, and we’ve got a list of the Denver Metro Area’s TOP 4th of July Celebrations!


Independence Celebration at Four Mile Historic Park: July 2nd, 5pm – 10pm. Head to Four Mile Historic Park for a modern take on an old fashioned July 4th celebration with games, wagon rides, live music, food trucks, and a beer garden. Bring a blanket and stay for Glendale’s fireworks display! 715 S. Forest Street, Denver 80246 Event website

Independence Eve 2015 Event: July 3rd, 8pm. Can’t wait until the 4th to start your celebration of independence? Great! Head downtown to Civic Center Park, for Independence Eve presented by Andarko. FREE concert featuring patriotic and contemporary favorites, an innovative light show, and a stunning fireworks finale are sure to get you ready to celebrate America’s independence! Lawn seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis; blankets or low-rise concert/beach chairs are encouraged. Attendees are welcome to bring their own picnics; concessions will also be present on-site. Civic Center Park, West Colfax Avenue & Broadway, Denver. Event website

Cherry Creek Arts Festival: July 3rd – 5th. This free, outdoor extravaganza is the city’s signature cultural celebration of the visual, performing and culinary arts! The festival gives more than 350,0000 annual visitors the chance to meet and talk with international visual artists, enjoy a wide range of family friendly fun sample fine cuisine. At the Cherry Creek Arts Festival experience Artivity Avenue, a full block of interactive activities perfect for youngsters. Visit the Cultural Pavilion, where music, dance and theater from around the globe will be presented. Culinary Avenue features tasty treats and live cooking demonstrations from some of Denver’s most popular eateries. Cherry Creek North Shopping District, from 2nd to 3rd Avenues between Clayton and Steele Streets. Event website

Liberty Run: July 4th, 7:30am. Start your 4th of July off right with a four mile morning run through Denver’s beautiful Washington Park! Registration begins at 7:30am, the 4 mile run/walk starts at 8:30am, and the Kids Firecracker Run is at 10am! Wear your most patriotic outfit for a chance to win some awesome prizes, and stick around for food, beverages, and fun for all ages at the post race expo! Washington Park, 100 S Downing St, Denver 80209 Event website

The Park Hill 4th of July Parade: July 4th, 1:30pm. This fabulous, fun, community-friendly event will once again be spreading patriotic cheer along 23rd Avenue on Independence Day. Stretching from Dexter St. to Krameria St., this year’s parade will be bigger than ever with marching bands, acrobats, and more floats! Event website

Fireworks at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park: July 4th, park opens at 10am. Looking for a day of excitement and fun? Head to Elitch Gardens where you can spend the day on the thrilling roller coaster and Slide Zilla at the water park, and then stick around for the fireworks at dusk! Event website


Annual Independence Day Celebration: July 4th, 4pm – 11pm. Mingle with your family and friends, enjoying the free entertainment and fun from the City of Arvada, Apex Park & Recreation District, Arvada Festivals and Commission, and KOOL 105! Face painting, bouncy houses, games, RC cars, human hamster balls, community vendors, and more. A variety of food will be available for purchase from local vendors and food trucks! Come enjoy the daytime fun, and stay for the fireworks! Stenger Soccer Complex, 1200 West 58th Avenue, Arvada. Event website


Fourth of July Spectacular: July 4th, 4pm – 10pm. Join the City of Aurora for an evening of fun, delicious food, and fireworks that will light up the area skyline! Activities include a car show, BBQ competition, hot dog eating contest, and live music from America’s Got Talent finalist, Emily West – in a free concert beginning at 8pm! Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy. Event website


Star Spangled Splash: July 4th, 10am – 4pm. Have a blast with a day filled with music, food, activities, and fun at the Boulder Reservoir! Activities include a 5K and 10K run/walk (registration fee), a sand volleyball tournament (registration fee), face painting (free), human hamster balls (free), and free demos of sailing and paddle boarding! Gate entry includes an ice cream treat! 5565 N 51st St. Boulder, Colorado 80301. Event website

Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast: 8pm – 10:30pm. After a day of fun at the reservoir, head to Folsom Field for an unforgettable fireworks display! Don’t miss this chance to celebrate the 4th, Boulder style! 2400 Colorado Ave, Boulder, CO 80302. Event website

Commerce City

20th Annual 4th Fest: July 4th, 4pm – 10pm Join the Colorado Rapids and Commerce City for an afternoon of fun, an exciting game, live music, and a fireworks show! The tailgate begins at 4pm, with the outdoor festival’s family and adult activities starting at 5pm. Don’t miss our hometown Colorado Rapids taking on the Vancouver Whitecaps at 7pm, followed by the fireworks display. Event website


4th of July in Thornton: July 4th, 4pm – 10:30pm. Food vendors, beer gardens, live music, nighttime skydivers, and an incredible “Red, White, and BOOM” fireworks display – what more could you want on the 4th of July?! This celebration presented by the City of Thornton is sure to be fun for the whole family! Carpenter Park Fields, 108th Avenue & Colorado Boulevard. Event website


Celebrate America’s birthday in Westminster! July 4th, 1pm – 10pm. The fun starts at 1pm with Uncle Sam’s Splash Bash at Countryside Outdoor Pool. There will be water games, hot dogs, hamburgers, and activities for the whole family! (General admission fee.) The 4th of July Celebration really heats up from 3pm to 10pm– Deck your bike, scooter, or big wheel out in patriotic decorations and ride along in the patriotic bike parade at 3pm! The rest of the schedule includes fun in the activity zone, delicious food from the food vendors, an awesome car show, a concert by Daddy Blue, and the fireworks display at 9:15pm! Gather your family and friends and head to Westminster’s City Park, 10455 Sheridan Blvd. for a day of fun you’ll never forget! Event website

However you decide to celebrate Independence Day, we wish you a happy 4th of July! Please be safe, and remember to check fireworks regulations in your area before you light off your own displays.


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