The following are some of the Fourth of July-themed activities around the metro area:
Fireworks at Stenger
7 p.m. Wednesday, July 4
Stenger Sports Complex, W. 58th Ave. and Oak St.
Stars and Stripes event
4 p.m. Tuesday, July 3
Riverdale Regional Park, 9755 Henderson Road
Red, White and You Patriotic Parade and Festival
11 a.m. Wednesday, July 4
Bison Park, 1390 Clear Sky Way
Fireworks - CANCELLED
4thFest Community Festival and fireworks
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
4 p.m. Wednesday, July 4
6000 Victory Way
4th of July Festival and Fireworks
3 p.m. Wednesday, July 4
Cornerstone and Belleview Park, 5150 S. Windermere St.
Lions Club’s annual community Fourth of July celebration
Noon Wednesday, July 4
Lions Park, 1300 10th St.
Colorado Symphony’s Family Friendly Fourth of July
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 4
Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard
Highlands Ranch Community Association’s Bike and Pet parade
8:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 4
9285 Hepburn St., near Town Center North
9 a.m. Wednesday, July 4
Kaiser Permanente, 9285 Hepburn St.
July 4th celebration
Heritage Regional Park, 9651 S. Quebec St.
Big Boom Bash
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 4
Jeffco Stadium, 500 Kipling St.
Concerts followed by fireworks
The Hudson Gardens and Event Center
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 3 - Super Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute band)
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 4 - Firefall
6115 S Santa Fe Drive
Independence Day Celebration
Sweetwater Park, 8300 Sweetwater Road
Jet Car Nationals and Family Festival
8 a.m. Wednesday, July 4
Bandimere Speedway, 3051 S. Rooney Road
All day Independence Day celebration
7 a.m. Wednesday, July 4
E.B. Rains Jr Park, 11800 Community Drive
Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration Presented by Ent Credit Union
6 p.m., Wednesday, July 4
Salisbury Park, 12010 N Motsenbocker Road
Fourth of July Celebration
Carpenter Park Fields, 108th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard
Waterpark and fireworks all day
City Park, 10455 Sheridan Blvd.
Independence Day offers a wealth of options for those looking to see the night sky lit up with color and sound.
One of the biggest celebrations has been held at Denver’s Civic Center Park for the last eight years, and this year’s is shaping up to be bigger than ever. On July 3, the free event features Chris Daniels and the Kings along with the 101st Army Band of the Colorado National Guard. There will also be vendors, games and more.
Produced by nonprofit Civic Center Conservancy with many partners, the evening ends with the longest rooftop fireworks finale in the concert’s history. The Denver City and County Building adds to the entertainment with a synchronized light show.
“A National Historic Landmark, Denver’s Civic Center Park is the perfect place for a patriotic celebration that connects us as a community to both the past and present,” said Amanda Johnson, marketing coordinator with the Conservancy. “Having 100,000 people gathered together to take in the music, lights & fireworks in such an urban setting is truly unique, and it’s an awe-inspiring experience.”
Some of the biggest firework shows are also the longest running. Take Bandimere Speedway’s annual Fourth of July event, which has been around since its first “Family Festival” 20 years ago.
“After three years the Family Festival was combined with another existing event, the `Jet Car Nationals,’” said John “Sporty” Bandimere III, general manager of the speedway. “Combining the two events brought together the best from both events making July 4 one of the largest attended races on our schedule.”
This year’s event at the speedway in Morrison will feature 10 jet-powered dragsters and funny cars capable of running the quarter mile at over 280 mph, Ed the Outlaw Jones with his Jelly Belly wheel stander and more than 150 sportsman racers competing for event titles and MagnaFuel Super Series points. There will also be carnival games, rides, live music, pie/watermelon-eating contests, military salutes and a Wounded Warrior tribute.
“This is a great family-friendly event for kids and families of all ages and as Bandimere Speedway celebrates its 60th Anniversary this year’s event is sure to be one of the best yet,” Bandimere said.
Those looking for a new experience can attend Lakewood’s very first Big Boom Bash, held on July 4 at Jeffco Stadium, which culminates in a 20-minute fireworks display at dark.
The event includes children’s activities, a community art project, vendor booths and local food trucks. There will be a beer garden, and MIX 100 radio station will be on-site with prizes and fun. The fireworks display will be choreographed to music simulcast by MIX 100, and spectators outside of the stadium are encouraged to tune in to 100.3 FM to enjoy.
“The last time we had fireworks in Lakewood was 2011, and we heard from our residents that they wanted to have an event again,” said Allison Scheck, public engagement and operations manager with Lakewood. “Our city council wanted to do something great for residents and give them an event they can be proud of.”
Independence Celebration5 p.m. on Monday, July 2Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest St.www.fourmilepark.org/events
Stars and Stripes Express Fest1 p.m. Wednesday, July 3Union Station, 1701 Wynkoopwww.unionstationindenver.com/news-events/events/
Independence Day Eve8 p.m. Tuesday, July 3Civic Center Park, 101 W. 14th Ave.www.downtowndenver.com/event/independence-eve-civic-center-park/
Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants (fireworks games)6:10 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, July 3 and 4Coors Field, 2001 Blake St.www.mlb.com/rockies/tickets/specials/fireworks
Liberty 4 Mile Run7:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 4Washington Park, 1000 S. Downing St.www.liberty4mile.com
Highland Parade and Picnic8 a.m. Wednesday, July 432nd Avenue and Clay Streetwww.facebook.com/Highland4thOfJulyParadeannualEvent/
Wellshire East Parade and Picnic8:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 4South Magnolia Street and East Eastman Avenuewww.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/office-of-special-events/special-events-calendar/2017/wellshire-4th-of-july-parade-and-picnic1.html
University Park Parade10 a.m. Wednesday, July 4Observatory Park2100 S Fillmore St.www.upcc.us/events/4th-of-july-parade/
Outlaws vs. Boston Cannons (fireworks game)7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4Mile High Stadium, 1701 Bryant St.www.sportsauthorityfieldatmilehigh.com/stadium-information/event-calendar
Fireworks at Elitch Gardens10 p.m. Wednesday, July 42000 Elitch Circlewww.elitchgardens.com/entertainment/fireworks/
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