Best 4th of July Celebrations in Colorado

Independence Day celebration fire works light the night time sky over the Denver County Courthouse and huge crowds of people in Civic Center Park Denver, Colorado. Photo Credit: milehightraveler (Flickr).

Fireworks, BBQ cookouts, and all things red, white, and blue – it’s beginning to look a lot like the 4th of July! Colorado is one of the most fun places in the U.S. to celebrate America’s favorite holiday. From backyard cookouts to full-blown firework shows, Colorado has plenty of activities planned to celebrate this national holiday. Check out these six 4th of July celebrations in Colorado that you can enjoy with your family this year.

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1. Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration

Where: Aspen, Colorado

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From running races to arts and crafts, parades to picnics, this 4th of July celebration in Aspen is one that you won’t want to miss. The town plans to set off fireworks in dramatic fashion over Aspen Mountain at 9:15 pm, and if you’ve still got energy, head to the Belly Up for a Thievery Corporation concert late into the night. Click here for more info!

2. Grand Junction Rockies Baseball

Where: Suplizio Field. Grand Junction, Colorado.

Take me out to the ball game at one of the most fun 4th of July celebrations in Colorado… The Rockies Minor League ball game, that is! The minor league Rockies will play under the lights in Grand Junction on 4th of July followed by Independence Day fireworks. The game starts at 6 p.m. Click here for more info!

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  • 3. Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast

    Where: Folsom Field, Boulder

    Grab a seat at one of the best shows in Colorado; Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast. Gates open at 8 p.m. at Folsom Field at University of Colorado Boulder and the traditional sing-a-long begins at 8:30 p.m. followed by fireworks. Click here for more info!

    4. Rollin’ in the Riverwalk

    Where: Pueblo Riverwalk. Pueblo, Colorado.

    The Pueblo Symphony and locals meet at the scenic Pueblo Riverwalk for a night of beautiful sights and sounds at this 4th of July celebration in Colorado. Get there before 9:00 pm to snag a great seat for the firework show. Click here for more info!

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    5. Fireworks Presented by Pepsi

    Where: Elitch Gardens, Denver

    Stay and play all day at the Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park before watching this show-stopping firework display. The park is open all day with the fireworks scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Click here for more info!

    6. 4th of July Fireworks at City Park

    Where: City Park, Fort Collins

    Your 4th of July celebration could start at 7:30 a.m. in Fort Collins with a 5K run, followed by a parade and picnic in City Park. Stay for the 101st Army Concert Band performance and fireworks. Click here for more info!


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