July 4th Celebrations in Denver: Where to Watch Fireworks and More
It's time to prepare for one of the most awaited events - July 4th.
This holiday is synonymous with festive celebrations, music, food, and, of course, brilliant fireworks shows. In Denver, there's no shortage of festivities to partake in. Here's your guide to the grandest Independence Day events around the city.
Note: Due to unpredictable weather or fire bans, some events, especially fireworks shows, may be cancelled or rescheduled. Be sure to check back here or on event websites for the most up-to-date information.
Saturday, July 1, 2023
Denver: Colorado Rockies Post-Game Fireworks
Join the Colorado Rockies as they take on the Detroit Tigers at Coors Field at 7:10 p.m. A grand fireworks display will follow the game. Ticket prices depend on seat location.
Denver: Cranmer Park Community Picnic
From 6 p.m. onwards, enjoy the community picnic at Cranmer Park. Kids can meet the Denver Fire Department's fire crew and check out a fire engine from around 6:30 p.m. A concert of patriotic and popular music by The Denver Municipal Band starts at 7 p.m.
Glendale: Glendale Fireworks Show
Considered one of the largest and oldest in Denver, gates open at 7:30 p.m. at Infinity Park Stadium. Enjoy movie shorts, videos, and food trucks before the fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.
Sunday, July 2, 2023
Denver: Four Mile Historic Park’s Independence Day Celebration
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy games, activities, crafts, food trucks and live music by the Denver Concert Band at the Four Mile Historic Park.
Monday, July 3, 2023
Denver: Civic Center Independence Eve Celebration
The Civic Center Park will be brimming with excitement from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., featuring local artists and the Colorado Symphony, with a grand fireworks display between 9:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Denver: Elitch Gardens Fireworks Extravaganza
The Elitch Gardens will light up the Downtown Denver skyline with a fireworks display around 9 p.m.
Denver: Larimer Square Events
Witness chalk artist Tadd Moskal from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., live music with the Alex Blocker Band from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and participate in the Larimer Square Scavenger Hunt from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Lakewood: Big Belmar Bash
Enjoy a community celebration in Belmar Downtown Lakewood from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. featuring a drone light show at about 9:15 p.m.
Littleton: Littleton Red, White & You
From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Clement Park, enjoy food vendors, a Kids Zone, community exhibits, and a free concert. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Arvada: Arvada Fireworks Display
The Stengler Sports Complex gates open to vehicles at 7 p.m., with fireworks starting at 9 p.m.
Aurora: Aurora 4th of July Spectacular
Held on the Aurora Municipal Center's Great Lawn starting at 6 p.m., this event features food trucks, musical performances, fun activities, and a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.
Commerce City: 4thFest
Starting at 5 p.m. at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, enjoy a pre-match family festival, the Rapids Block Party, and the largest public fireworks show in Colorado after the game at about 9:30 p.m.
Denver: Central Park Pancake Breakfast & Parade
Start your day with a pancake breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by an old-fashioned parade beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Denver: Park Hill 4th of July Parade
The parade starts at 1:30 p.m., featuring 50+ floats, bicycles, costumed characters, classic cars, a marching band and more, ending with a street fair on Kearney Street.
Denver: Wash Park 4th of July
Enjoy a free concert by the Denver Municipal Band from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Highlands Ranch: Highlands Ranch July 4th Fireworks
Witness a spectacular display of fireworks at Highland Heritage Regional Park, starting around 9:30 p.m.
Littleton: Littleton 4th of July Fireworks
Starting at 5 p.m., enjoy local business vendors and food trucks at Belleview & Cornerstone Parks. Fireworks start at 9:15 p.m.
Sheridan: Sheridan 4th of July Fireworks
In partnership with Littleton and Englewood, this event starts at 5 p.m. at Belleview & Cornerstone Parks with fireworks beginning at 9:15 p.m.
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