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Looking for 4th of July celebrations around Colorado?
Fourth of July fireworks celebrations are back in Colorado this year. With public safety and the potential for catastrophic wildfires in minds due to a severe drought this year, many cities in Colorado are ready to safely celebrate one of the biggest holidays of the year. The state of Colorado also continues to prohibit all personal fireworks that explode or leave the ground. All of the following events are all-ages, open to the public and weather-permitting, unless otherwise noted. As a rule of thumbs, please make sure to leave your pets, booze, drones and weapons at home, and do not forget to bring lawn chairs and blankets to your safety. Also keep a mask handy for free shuttles, bathrooms and other indoor areas as well.
Colorado Rockies’ Post-Game Fireworks
Downtown Denver, Coors Field
July 1 (game time 6:10 p.m.) and July 2 (game time 7:10 p.m.)
Are you guys ready for an annual celebration that Rockies throw?
Hands down, this is definitely one of the best fireworks-related experiences in the state. On each evening, following a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, fans in the Rockpile and the left-field bleachers will be invited down onto the field. And from that vantage point, the incredible view of the setting sun is worth the price of admission alone. Fans will be heading down to the field of Rockies as soon as the game ends – one of the most popular celebrations of the year – do not hesitate to take a part. Once the action starts — beautifully framing the neon Rockies sign — you’ll be mesmerized with unforgettable memories.
Glendale Fireworks Celebration
Infinity Park Stadium
July 1, 6:30 p.m. (fireworks start at 9:15 p.m.)
Take a seat at one of the most established shows in metro Denver — an event so large that satellite events have cropped up just to gaze upon its fiery magic. Especially this year, the city of Glendale has prepared a new venue for everyone. You’ll arrive at the stadium to find a caravan of mouthwatering food trucks, plus an entertaining program of movie shorts on a jumbo screen. Then, you just need to decide whether to sit back in the stands or lie back on the field itself as the organized sky chaos begins.
Downtown Denver, Civic Center
July 3, 6 p.m. (fireworks start at 9:15 p.m.)
After a COVID-19 hiatus, this great Mile High tradition is back. Join thousands of Denverites who will bring along blankets and goodies (but no alcohol, please!), then park themselves on the lawn ready for an evening of sensory overload. Expect to be moved by the Colorado Symphony, wowed by the rainbow-colored light show on the City and County Building and then bowled over by a spectacular fireworks finale. In short: a perfect evening out. Fans will not be able to take their own drinks especially liquors to the venue, but there will be numerous food trucks and drinking choices for everyone to enjoy!
Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration
Salisbury Park, Parker
July 4, 6 p.m. (show starts at 9:30 p.m.)
Fancy a different kind of Fourth of July experience? Save the date for Monday, July 4th, pack your blanket and lawn chairs, and set up for an evening packed with family fun. Salisbury Park will be open to attendees with the central multi-purpose field featuring the special music stages. Free event activities will include a concert of 80s hits from 6 Million Dollar Band, walk-around entertainers and a carnival.
This family-focused event features all the usual attractions, except that it culminates with a 12-minute light show featuring 150 drones. Buzzing at 400 feet in the air, the shining mini-squadron will put on a choreographed display set to patriotic music. The whole thing is said to be visible from 2 miles away, but the best spot to gaze up in wonderment will be right there in the park.
4th of July Spectacular
Aurora Municipal Center
July 4, 6 p.m. (fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.)
Now in its 21st year, this veteran show gets all the basics right. Each year, thousands of happy spectators roll up to the Great Lawn, where there’s no shortage of viewing spots. Then, they follow their noses to a selection of food trucks and take in all kinds of fun activities for all ages. There are also ample boogie opportunities, thanks to an eclectic mix of live musical performances. And the big payoff is a fireworks finale that is widely recognized as one of the best displays in Colorado.
Great American Picnic
Broomfield County Commons Park
July 4, 5 p.m. (fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.)
Of course, this event has all the usual staples you would expect at a big fireworks party. There are food vendors and a beer garden for mom and dad, face-painting and inflatables for the kids and plenty of musical entertainment. But the real highlight – scoring a solid 10 on the cute-o-meter – is Broomfield’s annual Bicycle Parade, which brings out a cavalcade of local children on patriotically decorated bicycles, tricycles and scooters. Bonus: The fireworks are so good that more than 10,000 people come back for more every year.