As we know, summer is in full swing. We have been enjoying the long (hot) days here in Colorado, and now the 4th of July is rapidly approaching. What are your plans? If you are stuck, here are some great options!
#1) Denver’s Civic Center Celebration (July 3rd 8pm) –This wonderful event features live music from the Colorado Symphony as well as a light show and fireworks display! The show will begin at 8pm at Denver’s Civic Center Park (Colfax & Broadway) and seating on the lawn is on a first come first serve basis. Attendee’s are encouraged to bring picnic goodies, though food is also available for sale. For more information, check out: http://www.civiccenterconservancy.org/event-independence-eve_66.html
#2) Elitch Gardens’ Independence Day Celebration (10am-9pm) Are you a roller-coaster and adventure junkie? Do you want to combine that with your Independence Day celebration? Elitch Gardens makes that an easy combination! Along with all of their usual water park and roller coaster rides all day, they are putting on a huge fireworks display around 8pm. More details at: http://elitchgardens.com/events/independence-day-celebration/
#3) Cherry Creek Arts Festival (July 5-7) Want a dose of culture this fourth of July weekend? The Cherry Creek Arts Festival is a fantastic free outdoor art fair! This festival began in 1991 and features visual, culinary, and performing arts. Over 350,000 visitors attend each year! All the information you could ever want is featured here on their main website: https://www.cherryarts.org/home
#1) “The Res”– Beat the heat on the 4th of July at the Boulder Reservoir! Put on your swimsuit and enjoy time on the beach and in the water. Gates open at 6am. Activities feature a live DJ, a beer garden, a 5k run and a volleyball tournament. Admission is $15. Come check it out! Additional information here: http://www.bouldercolorado.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14647&Itemid=3695
#2) Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast 2013 (July 4th gates open at 8pm) Unlike last year, when they were cancelled due to a fire ban, the fireworks are on this year! This year’s fireworks show is put on by Wright Kingdom, CU, and the City of Boulder. The show will feature the Monarch School Marching Band, The Open Space & Mountain Park Rangers, Mad Hops, and more. For more information: http://boulder4thofjuly.wordpress.com/
Other Colorado Towns/Cities
Not a Boulder or Denver resident? Not to fret! Huffington Post has a very extensive, and beautifully exhibited, photo list of the fireworks shows that are available throughout the state.
If you are worried about fire bans, there is also a list of cancelled fireworks shows.