July 4th Independence Day Celebrations in Metro Denver

Where to Find 4th of July Fireworks Celebrations and other fun in 2013

Metro Denver is full of wonderful celebrations on the Fourth of July!  Some begin on the 3rd and continue through the weekend, so rest up now and get ready to rock the 4th!  Here is an overview of our fine cities festivities.  Hope you can get out and enjoy the USA’s birthday!


Arvada’s annual Fourth of July celebration will continue on Thursday, July 4 at the Lutz/Stenger Complex, W. 58th Avenue and Oak St. just west of Kipling, starting at 4:00 p.m. Festivities organized by Arvada Festivals Commission, the City of Arvada, KOOL105 Radio, and Apex Park and Recreation District include live music, kids’ amusements, a classic car show, a military display, great food, and a spectacular fireworks display. Admission is Free. Parking will be available on a first come, first served basis (including handicapped parking) beginning at 3:00 P.M. in the Lutz and Stenger parking lots.Call 720-898-7400, or go to Arvada.org for more information.


Aurora celebrates the with 4th of July Spectacular fireworks display, scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. and patriotic music on Studio 1430 KEZW radio.  All activities, live music and entertainment take place on Aurora’s Great Lawn located on the west side of the Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, on Wednesday, July 4. Free activities for kids abound with face painters, balloon twists, a stilt walker and craft making throughout the evening. Don’t forget to tune your radios to Studio 1430 KEZW, our radio partner, where you can hear the fireworks choreographed to classic beats. Limited seating is available on the Aurora Municipal Center lawn. The fireworks also may be viewed from surrounding areas. Best viewing locations include east of Potomac Street, south of Sixth Avenue, north of Mississippi Avenue and west of Buckley Road. Visit AuroraGov.org or call 303-326-8FUN.


Fireworks spectacular at Folsom Field at the University of Colorado with Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast. Fireworks, choreographed to live music, begin at 9:30 p.m. Gates open at 8 p.m. and program begins at 8:30 p.m. Admission to the fireworks display is free. For more information about parking and shuttle buses, go to Boulder4thofJuly


Celebrate Independence Day in Brighton with an early concert held at Carmichael park followed by an exciting display of fireworks.  500 s. 4th Ave.  We will “Brighten the Brighton” sky at 9 p.m. Come at 4 p.m. and enjoy the music, concessions and other activities in the park. For more information, call the event hotline: (303)655-2000 . Learn more at BrightonCo.gov


Great American Picnic and Fireworks Extravaganza will be held at Broomfield County Commons, located at 132nd and Sheridan on July 4. We start our celebration at 5:30 p.m. with children’s entertainment and carnival games. At 7 p.m. enjoy a free concert with FACE and later Sould X. Bring your picnic dinner or enjoy a hot dog grilled to perfection for a minimal cost at the park. After the concert, at dusk (approximately 9:15 p.m.) , the fireworks display begins at the Broomfield Commons. For additional information, call (303)-464-5530 or visit broomfield.org.

Castle Rock

The Meadows neighborhood will host its 4th of July party at Metzler Ranch Park, 4175 Trail Boss Road, on July 4. It’s a holiday helping of family fun with kids events, live entertainment and of course, a fireworks show. The fun starts at 6 p.m. and ends with a fireworks show at 9 p.m. The best view will be from within the park, 4175 Trail Boss Road, though other areas with views of the park also will have views of the fireworks. The display will last about a half-hour. The website for the event is the website for the Town of Castle Rock.  Town fathers of Castle Rock want to express the fireworks are contingent upon the “ever changing weather and fire conditions.

Commerce City

On July 4, the fireworks will start after the Rapids game at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Free family festivities kickoff at 5 p.m. with a kid’s circus, karaoke, live 80s band, zip line, mechanical bull, climbing wall and many other activities for all to enjoy. Fireworks to follow Rapid’s game.  Purchase tickets to see the4 Colorado Rapids take on the New York Red Bulls at Colorado Rapids. from Dick’s Sporting Good Park. Tune into 92.5 The Wolf to hear music show along with the fireworks! More information available at To learn more go to ColoradoRapids.com or to the official website 4thFestColorado.com or call 303-727-3500.


Celebrate the 4th of July in Denver with a Free Concert by Colorado Symphony Orchestra – Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Civic Center Park Listen to all-American favorites followed by fireworks and light show. FREE

Old-Fashioned July 4th Celebration – Four Mile Historic Park featuring horse-drawn wagon rides, games and music. 10:00 am – 4:00 p.m. Cost: Adults $7, youth and seniors $4. Free admission for children ages six and under, members of the military (yeah!!!) and residents of Glendale, Colorado.  For more information contact: 303-399-1859

Park Hill 4th of July Parade – Thursday, July 4, 2012 begins at 1:30 at 23rd Ave and Dexter, continuing to Kearney Street.  Free

Cherry Creek Arts Festival – Friday July 5 thru Sunday July 7 2013  10:00 a.m. – 8 p.m.  Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday  Cherry Creek North welcomes artists from around the country to this very fine annual showcase.  Food at the venue.

The Colorado Rockies will have fireworks after their game on Wednesday and Thursday the 3rd and 4th of July!  Buy tickets online at ColoradoRockies.com



Fireworks display will be launched from the baseball fields at Cornerstone Park at 9:30 p.m. on July 4th and can be seen from Belleview, Progress and Cornerstone Parks. There will also be games, entertainment, food and fishing on hand starting at 11 a.m.. To see the full schedule, call (303)762-2680 or go to City of Englewood. As a reminder, all alcohol, glass containers, pets and fireworks are strictly prohibited.


Firestone has a fun filled day attracting folks from around the region.  Festivities begin early and continue past dark.  Here’s the schedule:
Miners Park, 226 Grant Ave.
American Legion Auxiliary Breakfast – Starting at 7 a.m.
Tri-Town Trot by the Carbon Valley Recreation District – 8 a.m.
Parad 10 a.m.
4th at Firestone Main Event 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Evening Concert int he park 7:30 – 10 p.m.
Fireworks at Saddleback Gf club 9:30 p.m.


Georgetown claims to have the best small town parade in Colorado! Go find out for yourself!  For info call 303-569-5065  6th Street, Georgetown, Colorado
8:00 a.m. 5k Race
11:00 a.m. Parade
12:00 BBQ at City Park
2:00 p.m. Bucket Brigade races
6:00 Bingo at the community Center
Dusk – Glorious Fireworks


Fireworks are scheduled for Wednesday July 3rd at 8 p.m. . As in years past, the fireworks will be launched from Creekside Park at E. Virginia Ave. and S. Clermont St. Best viewing is at Cherry and Exposition. Come early to play in the new park just south of the Infinity Park stadium; and then walk up Cherry Street to snag your favorite viewing location because views of the fireworks will be limited from Infinity Park South. Call 303-759-1513 or go to the city’s website for more information.


Fireworks begin around 9:30 p.m. on July 4 at Lions Park, located 10th and Maple Streets. The Golden Lions Club will sponsor the day’s activities at Lions Park. Park in the outlying parking lots to avoid the congestion on 10th St. after the fireworks. Entertainment will be provided all day from various bands. Drawings for door prizes, children’s rides and food will also carry on throughout the day. For more information go to GoldenLionsClub.org or call the Golden Chamber of Commerce at 303-279-3113.

Green Valley Ranch

Fireworks on July 4 at the Amphitheater and Plaza at Oakwood Homes area. There will be food, live music and fun. To learn more, go to GVRCO.com or call 303-595-8747.

Highlands Ranch

The party includes rides, games, live music, 5K Run/Walk, Family Bike/Pet Parade, Celebration in Town Center, Skateboard Demos, Hot Dog Eating Contest, Fireman Challenge, Pet Adoption Fair and Fireworks.  HRCA will be accepting donations for the wildfire relief so bring your piggy bank to help your neighbors in distress!  A full outline of activities can be found at HRCA Online.

Idaho Springs

Enjoy the July 4th Festival “Tribute to our Heroes” on July 4th in the center of the Idaho Springs Historic District along Miner Street starting at 2:00.  The 2013 Celebration is in Honor of our Heroes: Firefighters, Police, EMS and also recognizing our past and present military veterans.

Three local bands will be featured; the Colorado Veterans of Foreign Ward Band; the 101st Army National Guard Band, rough Riders; and a WWII style USO show by “Reveille 3.”  An exciting fireworks show to follow over the water wheel.  Dancing in the streets until midnight!

Indian Hills

The Indian Hills Fire rescue EMS will be hosting their annual Fourth of July celebration.  The day-long event celebrates the nation’s birthday with this schedule:
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Air life Helicopter Fly-in
11:00-1:00 p.m. Parade
4:00 – fireworks Food Vendors
4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Beer Garden
4:00 p.m. – dusk Live Music Featuring Austin Young
9:20 p.m. Fireworks (weather permitting)

More details can be found at Indian Hills fire Rescue


This wonderful July 4th celebration is free to the public and will take place from 4 pm – 10pm at Waneka Lake; 1600 Caria Dr. in Lafayette. The celebration will include free kid’s activities, live entertainment, food concessions, lawn games and fireworks at dusk. Donations are being accepted for the fireworks show, contributions are trickling in but we have a long way to go. There are many ways that you can donate. Visit Lafayette Colorado or call at 303-666-9555.


Lakewood on Parade will not happen this year.  Check back next year!

Littleton (All Fireworks displays in Arapahoe County have been prohibited.  This event has been cancelled!)

The 18th annual Fourth of July Family Festival and Fireworks Show will be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Belleview, Progress and Cornerstone Parks near the intersection of Belleview and Windermere. With an emphasis on a safe night for families, there will be strict enforcement of laws prohibiting alcohol and personal fireworks. Pets are strongly discouraged. Learn more at Littletongov.org.

Lone Tree

Lone Tree’s Independence Day Celebration:

The City of Lone Tree’s Independence Day Celebration will continue as planned on July 4th beginning at 3:00 pm with the children’s free bike decorating activity followed by the bike parade at 4:00 pm.
The event officially opens at 4:00 pm at Sweetwater Park and includes musical entertainment from Raising Cain and The Six Million Dollar Band and a large amount of free activities including quad bungee trampolines, climbing walls, face painters, caricature artists, airbrush artists, inflatables, clowns, a petting zoo and the popular Celebration Hat making activity. Food vendors will be onsite to sell refreshments. All activities will conclude in the park at 8:30 pm.

Independence Day Wristbands Required:

Due to safety concerns associated with overcrowding at Sweetwater Park, wristbands are still required to enter the event. Each household in Lone Tree and Acres Green can pick up four (4) wristbands for free and with a $5 contribution to Hearts Across the Miles an additional four (4) wristbands may be purchased. Hearts Across the Miles is a local nonprofit who provides support for American troops overseas.

For additional information please visit the City’s website at  www.cityoflonetree.com call 303-708-1818.


Fireworks on July 4 at Coal Creek Golf Course, 545 West Dillon Road. There’s no parking at the golf course. Free shuttle from Louisville Recreation Center and Home Depot. Call 303-335-4536 or go to http://www.ci.louisville.co.us for more information.


Fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. over Webster Lake at E.B Rains Jr. Memorial Park, 117th Avenue and Community Center Drive (S.E corner of 120th and I-25.) Scheduled activities include a pancake breakfast, a bake sale, a kids’ fun area with inflatables and a military recognition. Pedal boats will be available for rent throughout the day and during the fireworks show. Call 303-450-8713 for more information or go to Northglenn.org.


Let Freedom Sing! Celebrate Independence Day at Parker’s annual celebration ~ Presented by Children’s Hospital  Salisbury Park, 11920 Motsenbocker Rd. From 6 to 10 p.m.  Additional information about the event can be found at Parker Online


Fireworks display at Thornton Multipurpose Fields at East 108th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard at 9:35 p.m. Events prior to fireworks include walk-around entertainers, food and the Kory Brunson Band at 8 p.m. and a parachute jump just before fireworks go off. Call 303-255-7800 or City of Thornton for more information.