Independence Day Events 2017 | Things To Do in Denver

Here is your complete guide all the Independence Day events happening around Denver this 4th of July! For a complete list of events happening around Denver this July, click here.

4th of July Events 2017 | Independence Eve

Independence Day Celebration at Four Mile Park

When: July 1st
Where: Four Mile Park
Time: 5pm – 10pm

You only turn 241 once! Come celebrate the nation’s birthday with live music, old-fashioned games, historic demonstrations, and horse-drawn wagon rides. Bring a blanket and stick around for the Glendale fireworks show! Food trucks will be on site, along with a beer garden sponsored by Dry Dock Brewing Company.

Glendale 4th of July Picnic

When: July 1st
Where: Cranmer Park
Time: 6pm

Head to Cranmer Park for a good old fashioned Independence Day picnic on Saturday, July 1st from 6:00pm until the last sparkle of the Glendale Fireworks, beautifully visible from the park.

There will be an assortment of sweet and savory food trucks and The Denver Municipal Brass Band will play patriotic, jazz, and popular music while we wait for the Fireworks to begin, typically around 9 or 9:30pm when it becomes dark enough. You are welcome to bring your own picnic baskets and beverages, along with lawn chairs, blankets, and games to play.

Colorado Rapids Fireworks Show

When: July 1st & July 4th
Where: Dicks Sporting Goods Park
Time: Pre-match activities @ 5pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $32

Each ticket gets you into the pre-match activities, post-match fireworks show and concert! Activities will include: live music, Soccerfest inflatables, human foosball, a ropes course, quad bungee trampoline, laser tag arena, mechanical bull, obstacle course, bounce houses, Eighteen 76 bar, live karaoke, DJ performances, and C38 tailgate. Celebrate your 4th of July with the largest public fireworks show in the state of Colorado.

Glendale Fireworks Show

When: July 1st
Where: Glendale, Colorado
Time: Dusk

This year’s Glendale fireworks display is planned for Saturday night, July 1, 2017, at dusk (generally between 9 and 9:30 p.m.)  The rainout date is Saturday, July 8, 2017.  Glendale’s fireworks show is one of the largest and longest-running events in the area.  News of closed streets will follow later.

Please note that the Infinity Park parking lot on the corner of Cherry Street and Kentucky Avenue will be closed that night.

Stars & Stripes Express Fest

When: July 3rd & 4th
Where: Union Station Terminal Bar
Time: 4pm – 10pm

All-aboard Denver Union Station’s third annual Stars & Stripes Express Fest! To celebrate America, DUS has doubled the size of the Terminal Bar patio.  And for the first time ever, they’re expanding the party to two days! Come and enjoy live music and Colorado’s finest brews.

Littleton’s Red, White, & You

When: July 3rd
Where: Clement Park
Time: 5pm – 10pm

Come celebrate Independence Day with food, beer & wine garden, exhibits, bouncy houses, a free concert featuring Wash Park Band, and of course fireworks!

Downtown Independence Eve Fireworks

When: July 3rd
Where: Civic Center Park
Time: 8pm

Come join the eighth-annual free community celebration featuring a concert, light show, and fireworks finale! The concert will feature Soul X and the 101st Army Band of the Colorado National Guard. Lawn seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis; arriving early is greatly encouraged, as are blankets or low-rise concert/beach chairs. Attendees are welcome to bring their own picnics; a variety of food trucks will also be available on-site. The event will take place rain or shine.

Stapleton 4th of July Pancake Breakfast & Parade

When: July 4th
Where: Fountain Pavilion Central Park
Time: Starts at 9am

The Annual Pancake Breakfast will begin at 9am at the Fountain Pavilion in Central Park. Breakfast may be purchased at the event, which include pancakes, sausage, and juice. Suggested donations are $5 per adult, $3 per child or you can purchase a family 4-pack (2 adults/ 2 children) for $12. All donations will benefit the Stapleton Stingrays Swim Team.

Bring your decorated bicycles, tricycles, wagons or scooters for the parade, which will begin at 10:30am at the Fountain Pavilion in Central Park. Participants should line up along the promenade at the fountain and head east toward the lake, looping around back to the fountain area. There will be parade leaders at the start of the parade to guide participants through the course.

Fireworks at Elitch Gardens

When: July 4th
Where: Elitch Gardens
Time: Park Closing
Cost: Park Entrance Fee

Once again Elitches will light up the Downtown Denver skyline with their fireworks extravaganza! Shows start at park closing time.

Evergreen Music Festival

When: July 4th
Where: Buchanan Park, Evergreen
Time: 10am – 7:30pm
Cost: Adult $10, Teens 13 – 18 – $5, Children 12 and Under – Free

Last year, over 1,800 attendees came to celebrate! This year’s festival is expected to be even bigger, as they honor military personnel and provide outstanding entertainment to attendees of all ages from Evergreen and other communities, such as Golden, Lakewood, and Denver.

Golden 4th of July Festival

When: July 4th
Where: Lions Park, Golden
Time: Noon to 11pm

City of Golden and Golden Lions Club will be hosting the 4th of July community celebration in Lions Park in Golden. Activities include free rides for the kids, face painting, live music throughout the day provided by The Johnny O Band, Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts and Something Underground, and a large fireworks display in the evening!

Park Hill 4th of July Parade

When: July 4th
Where: 23rd Avenue, Park Hill Neighborhood
Time: Starting at 1:30pm

Welcome to the eighth annual Park Hill 4th of July Parade! This community-friendly event will again be marching along 23rd Avenue on Independence Day. Stretching from Dexter St. to Krameria St., this year’s parade will include more than 50 groups, including floats, marching bands, costumed characters, classic cars, and more!

Englewood’s 22nd Annual Family Festival and Fireworks

When: July 4th
Where: Belleview Park & Cornerstone Park
Time: 3pm – 10pm

There will be plenty of family fun at the 22nd Annual Family Festival and Fireworks. Activities include miniature golf, batting cages, bouncey castle, miniature train ride, a children’s farm, and much more!

Westminster 4th of July

When: July 4th
Where: Westminster City Park
Time: Starts at 4pm

Kids activity zone, Aerial Assault performances, music by the Nacho Men, fireworks at dusk and more. Free shuttle available.

Brighton’s 4th of July Celebration

When: July 4th
Where: Carmichael Park
Time: 4pm – 10pm

This year’s celebration will feature free activities for children as well as a variety of food vendors.

DJ Tidalwave will kick off the musical entertainment at 5 p.m. consisting of interactive activities, group dancing and more. The event’s headliner and local entertainment of Erica Brown with The Movers & Shakers will take the stage at 7 p.m. to entertain guests with rock, soul and R&B! When the sun goes down DJ Tidalwave will have a script writer on the east facing wall of City Hall illuminating words and images with a laser.

Immediately after, there will be a patriotic presentation. The city will cap off the evening with a spectacular fireworks display – weather permitting – beginning at 9:45 p.m.

Arvada 4th of July Celebration

When: July 4th
Where: Lutz Ballfield and Stenger Sports Complex
Time: 4pm – 10pm

Celebrate Independence Day in Arvada mingling with neighbors, friends, and thousands of people enjoying the day with free activities. Face painters, bouncy houses, sensory games, human hamster balls, many community vendors, and tons of fun! Purchase great food and wares from our many different vendors.

Thornton’s 4th of July

When: July 4th
Where: Carpenter Park Fields
Time: 4pm – 10pm

Beer gardens and food, a performance by the Thornton Community Band, skydiving jump and fireworks.

Broomfield’s Great American Picnic

When: July 4th
Where: Broomfield County Commons Park
Time: Starting at 5:30pm

The celebration starts with pony rides and inflatables. Enjoy a free concert with contemporary a cappella group “17th Avenue Allstars” and “Wash Park”. Bring your picnic dinner or enjoy a dinner from our vendors at the park. Charcoal grills are not permitted. After the concert, at dusk, the fireworks display begins, approximately 9:30 pm.

Aurora’s Fourth of July Spectacular

When: July 4th
Where: Aurora Municipal Center
Time: 6pm – 10pm

The city of Aurora invites you to experience the 4th of July Spectacular and celebrate Independence Day with a fireworks show that lights up the area skyline. The Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn will feature live music, delicious food, and a fireworks display revered as one of the best in Colorado.

The Colorado Symphony’s Family Friendly Fourth of July

When: July 4th
Where: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: $16 – $35

Celebrate the stars and stripes of the good ol’ U.S. of A with your Colorado Symphony this Independence Day! It’s the return of the Family Friendly Fourth of July with even more surprises and star-studded talent. This family-friendly program features your favorite contemporary scores and the best fireworks the Front Range has to offer! Celebrate America with the Armed Forces Salute, Stars and Stripes Forever, the Overture of 1812, God Bless America and a slew of your favorite hits from stage and screen.

Denver Outlaws Fireworks Show

When: July 4th
Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Time: 7pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $20

he Outlaws vs. the Atlanta Blaze at 7 p.m. One of the coolest close-proximity extravaganzas you’ll ever see. Fireworks within the bowl at Mile High Stadium feature pyrotechnics paired with a show on the 220-foot wide Thundervision screen.

Boulder: Ralphie’s Independence Day

When: July 4th
Where: Folsom Field
Time: Gates at 8pm

Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast is highlighted as one of The Country’s Best July 4 Celebrations on the Travel + Leisure website, so don’t miss out!

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