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25 Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July in the Denver Area

Break out the red, white, and blue attire and take your family to one of these star-spangled events.


From Denver to the burbs to the high country, the Fourth of July brings an explosion of red, white, and blue fun for Colorado families. Wherever you choose to celebrate, there’s a plethora of star-spangled spirit to go around. Here are 25 family-friendly ways to celebrate in the Denver area.

Note: Due to dry conditions, fire restrictions, and weather, many locations have opted out of fireworks this year. Check their websites in advance for up-to-date information.


4th of July Pioneer Day Block Party & Community Concert

July 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Enjoy a free community concert, kids activities, “routt beer” floats, and free museum admission for all. Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St., Steamboat Springs. 

4th of July Spectacular

July 4, 6 to 10 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day with live music, food, and a fireworks display. Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn, 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora.

Breckenridge Independence Day Celebration

July 4-8

Kick off the party with a 10K trail run, followed by the Firecracker 50 mountain bike race and the Main Street parade. Family activities, live music, and a performance by the National Repertory Orchestra. Note: Due to dry conditions, there will not be a fireworks show. Don’t miss Breckenridge Creative Arts’ Street Arts Festival, which celebrates street, pavement and graffiti arts with outdoor murals, installations, workshops, and pop-up art. Town of Breckenridge, Main Street, Breckenridge. 

Colorado Rapids 4th Fest

July 4, 7 p.m.

Enjoy an outdoor festival, the Rapids playing the Seattle Sounders FC, and then a fireworks show. Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City.

Colorado Rockies Fireworks

July 3 and 4, 6:10 p.m.

Watch the Colorado Rockies play against the San Francisco Giants, with a fireworks display following the game. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St., Denver. 


Colorado Symphony 4th of July

July 4, 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate the stars and stripes at this family-friendly program featuring favorite contemporary scores and a fireworks show. Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd. Greenwood Village.

Crested Butte 4th of July Celebration

July 4, all day

Enjoy a parade, free concerts in the base area, an Adventure Park with mini golf, bungy trampoline, and more, plus a classic barbecue dinner. Note: Due to a county-wide fire ban, there will be no fireworks. Town of Mt. Crested Butte.

Denver Outlaws Fireworks

July 4, 7 p.m.

Cheer on the Denver Outlaws as they battle the Boston Cannons. Stay after the game for world-renowned Zambelli Fireworks paired with visuals on a 220-foot-wide, high-definition screen. Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St., Denver. 

Firefall Concert and Fireworks

July 4, 5:30 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day with a concert and fireworks on the lawn at Hudson Gardens. The Hudson Gardens & Event Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe, Littleton. 

Four Mile Independence Celebration

July 2, 5 to 10 p.m.

Celebrate with live music, old-time games, historic demonstrations, and horse-drawn wagon rides. Bring a blanket and stay to watch the Glendale fireworks show. Food trucks and a beer garden will be on-site. Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest St., Denver.


Fourth on Pearl

July 4, noon to 8 p.m.

Live music from 1-8pm. Celebrate the Fourth of July on the Pearl Street Mall with live music, activities, and an extended beer garden on the Boulder County Courthouse lawn. Pearl Street Mall, 1300 Pearl St., Boulder. 

Granby Ranch 4th of July Celebration

July 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrate the Fourth of July with food, games, live music, face painting, a bouncy house, and family-friendly activities. Base Lawn, 1000 Village Rd., Granby. 

Highlands Ranch 4th of July Parade

July 4, 8:45 to 10:30 a.m.

Get into the patriotic spirit while watching a family pet and bike parade featuring decorated bikes, wagons, dogs, and children decked out in red, white, and blue. Afterward, stay for the community parade. Town Center North, 9285 Hepburn St., Highlands Ranch.

Independence Day Fireworks

July 4, 10 to 10:30 p.m.

See Denver’s skyline light up with fireworks right after the park closes for the day. Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park, 2000 Elitch Cir., Denver. 

Independence Eve

July 3, 8 p.m.

Celebrate a little early with live music, a light show, and fireworks. Bring a picnic or purchase from the available concessions. Civic Center Park, 101 W. 14th Ave., Denver. 


Keystone Independence Day Celebration

July 3, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Enjoy a full day of family fun including a fishing derby, family hike, crafts, and a barbecue. Don’t miss the free Kidtopia Independence Day Party, from noon to 6 p.m., with bounce houses, face painting, kite decorating, and a balloon artist. Note: There will no longer be a fireworks display. Decatur Field, Keystone. 

Lafayette 4th of July

July 4, 4 to 10 p.m.

Enjoy music from Chris Daniels and the Kings, a bounce house, and face painting. Fireworks show at dusk. Waneka Lake Park, 1600 Caria Dr., Lafayette.

Littleton Family Festival and Fireworks

July 4, 3-10 p.m.

Festivities take place all afternoon at Belleview Park and Cornerstone Park. Enjoy miniature golf, a bounce castle and slide, a children’s farm, food vendors, and live entertainment. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. 5150 S. Windermere St., Littleton.

Louisville 4th of July Celebration

July 4, 6 to 10 p.m.

Celebrate with live music, jump castles, and food trucks. Coal Creek Golf Course, 585 W. Dillon Rd., Louisville.

Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast

July 4, 8 p.m.

Enjoy live entertainment, sing-a-long time with the School of Rock, and a fireworks show at dusk, featuring CU’s mascot Ralph the Buffalo. Folsom Field, 2400 Colorado Ave., Boulder. 


Red, White & You

July 3, 5 to 10 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day with community exhibitor booths, ticketed bounce houses, food concessions, and a beer/wine garden. Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. 

Snowmass July 4th Celebration

July 4, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Enjoy complimentary lawn games, music, sweet treats, and more in the Snowmass Base Village. The festive affair coincides with the Snowmass Rodeo. Note: Due to fire restrictions, there will not be fireworks. Town of Snowmass, 130 Kearns Rd., Snowmass Village.

Super Diamond Concert and Fireworks

July 3, 5:30 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day with a concert and fireworks on the lawn at Hudson Gardens. The Hudson Gardens & Event Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe, Littleton. 

Vail America Days

July 4, 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Kickoff the festivities with a pancake breakfast followed by Vail’s 4th of July parade and a bluegrass concert series. Note: Due to fire restrictions, there will not be a fireworks display. Golden Peak, Vail. 

Winter Park 4th of July Celebration

July 4, 6-10 p.m.

Celebrate the Fourth with free inflatables, face painters, carnival games, and live music, followed by a video fireworks display on the jumbotron at 10 p.m. Hideaway Park in downtown Winter Park.


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