Where to celebrate the 4th of July in Colorado 2014

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Adams County
Fireworks: 9:30 p.m. at Carpenter Park Fields in Thornton.
Other events: Festivities include beer gardens, battle of the bands, community bands and a parachute jump, all beginning at 4 p.m. Illegal personal fireworks are not allowed.
More info:
 http://www.cityofthornton.net/Festivals/Pages/FourthofJuly.aspx

Alamosa County
Fireworks: 9:30 p.m. at the Alamosa Fairgrounds.
Other Events:
Kiwanis pancake breakfast at 7a.m., followed by the parade at 10 a.m. HomeSlice will play live music from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., along with concessions and free watermelon.
More info: http://www.alamosarec.org/Default.aspx?id=44

Arapahoe County (Englewood, Littleton, Sheridan)
Fireworks: 9:30 p.m. fireworks display over Belleview Park, Cornerstone Park and Progress Park
Other Events: Beginning at 3 p.m., slides, bounce castles, rocket rides, bungee tramps and food and novelty vendors will gather in Cornerstone Park. From 4 -7 p.m., the Grant Street Playground will be opened, with an AirLife helicopter landing at 6 p.m. and live music by Buckstein from 7-9 p.m. There will also be “Fishing for Fun” from 7-11 a.m. Regular park activities, like Pirates Cove waterpark, the miniature train and the children’s farm will also be open. Note that personal fireworks, alcohol and pets are not allowed.
More info: http://www.englewoodgov.org/englewood-happenings/4th-of-july-festivities

Arvada
Fireworks: 9 p.m. at the Lutz/Stenger Sports Complex.
Other events:  Live music (Swerve, Latin Sol and Urban Dance Theory) begins at 4:30 p.m. Inflatables, games, face painting, and “human hamster balls” will be at the event, part of which will benefit special needs citizens. No personal fireworks, alcohol or animals are permitted at the sports complex.
More info: http://arvada.org/arts-and-culture/fourth-of-july

Aspen
Fireworks: 9:15 p.m. over Aspen Mountain
Other Events: Other July 4th events start at 8 a.m. with the Boogie’s Buddy Race. Kids’ bicycle decorating starts at 9:30 a.m. at Paepcke Park for kids riding bicycles in the parade. Thirty minutes later, “America’s Birthday Carnival” begins in the park, followed by a parade on Main Street at 11 a.m. There are two picnics: an AVSC picnic from noon-3 p.m. and the Aspen Art Museum’s free picnic at 1:30 p.m. A music festival and concert begins at 4 p.m. at the Benedict Music Tent, and free family fun takes place at the Mill St. /Cooper Ave mall. There, a Beatles Tribute band will give a free concert from 8-10:30 p.m. Or, check out the Full Monty at the Hurst Theatre in Rio Grande Park.
More info: http://www.aspenchamber.org/calendar-of-events/annual-special-events/4th-of-july/

Aurora
Fireworks: 9:30 p.m. at the Aurora’s Great Lawn located on the west side of the Aurora Municipal Center.
Other Events: Live entertainment by the Golden Eagle Concert Band begins at 6 p.m. with local vendors and food trucks.
More info: https://www.auroragov.org/CityHall/MediaandNewsUpdates/NewsUpdates/019888

Avon
Fireworks: Start Thursday, July 3 in Harry A. Nottingham Park. Festival runs 5 – 10 p.m.
Other Events: The “FirstBank Salute to the U.S.A” festival includes face painters, fires jugglers, stilt walkers and magicians.
More info: http://www.avon.org/index.aspx?NID=414

Bandimere Speedway (Morrison)
Fireworks: 9:45p.m.
Other Events: Other activities include jet cars, drag racing, live music, troop salute, games, rides, contests, food and more beginning at 3 p.m. The Jet Car National race runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. that morning.
More info: http://www.bandimere.com/tickets-schedule/2014/07/05/default-calendar/brakes-plus-jet-car-nationals-family-festival-featuring-madcap-racing-engines-fast-16

Beaver Creek
Fireworks: 9:30p.m. within the resort
Other Events: “Stars, Stripes and Slides” celebration begins at noon and includes slides and bounce houses. Concert Gates, food booths, lobster boil, bars and Kids’ Fun Zone activities open at 5p.m., followed by a concert by Pat Green (with openers Michaelis) at 6 p.m.
More info: http://www.beavercreek.com/events-and-activities/july-fourth.aspx

Black Hawk
Fireworks:  9 p.m. (visible across the town)
Other Events: Promotions and specials all day.
More info: http://www.cityofblackhawk.org/

Boulder
- Boulder Reservoir “Star Spangled Splash” begins with a 5K at 8 a.m., followed by a Sand Volleyball Tourney from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., along with beer gardens, food trucks and a disc jockey (DJ). Live music by Rob Drabkin and Big Otis Surf Club 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Family activities include paddleboards, sailing, canoe and kayak fun, hydro-bikes and more. Reservoir closes at 6 p.m. No fireworks.
More info: https://bouldercolorado.gov/parksrec/star-spangled-splash

- Folsom Fields Fireworks display begins 9:40p.m. in Folsom Field. Gates open at 8 p.m.
Other Events: Live music by the Mighty Twisters, Mad Hops jump rope team and a cameo by CU-Boulder mascot, Ralphie. Presentation of the colors by Boy Scouts.
More info: http://www.boulder4thofjuly.com/

Breckenridge
Fireworks:  9:45 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center (but the display will be set off from between peak 8 and 9 and can be visible from all over town).
Other Events: The day begins at 7 a.m. with an Independence Day 10K Trail Run, followed by the Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race at 9:30 a.m. and the Main Street Parade at 10 a.m. You can also see the Budweiser Clydesdales from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., or join a kids’ water fight from 12:30- 2 p.m. on Main Street. Adults can enjoy the Arts District Celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Viper car show on Main Street from noon to 3 p.m., the Dumpstaphunk concert at the River Walk Center at 2 p.m. and the National Repertory Orchestra patriotic concert at 8:30 p.m. Food and drink options include the Garden Party at the Barney Ford House Museum at 9 a.m. and the Budweiser Brew Tour from 1 – 6 p.m.
More info: http://www.gobreck.com/events/fourth-july

Brighton
Fireworks:  9 p.m. at Carmichael Park
Other Events:  Kids activities, food vendors and live music by DJ Tidalwave, Chris Romero Duo and Swerve begins at 4 p.m.
More info: http://www.brightonco.gov/817/4th-of-July

Broomfield
Fireworks:9:30 p.m. at Broomfield County Commons Park
Other Events: Kid’s activities like pony rides, inflatables and concessions begin at 5:30 p.m. Music by Face begins at 5 p.m., followed by a bike parade at 5:45 p.m., a free giveaway at 6:15 p.m. and “Syndicate” at 7:15 p.m. Personal fireworks, grills and personal beverages not allowed.
More info: http://www.broomfield.org/index.aspx?NID=611

Brush
Fireworks:  9:30 p.m. at the Morgan County Fairgrounds Rodeo
Other Events: The fun begins at 6 a.m. with the Lion’s Club pancake breakfast, used book sale and quilt show. The parade, “60 Years – Now and Then,” takes place at 10 a.m., with Rodeo and Mutton Bustin’ at 7 p.m.
More info: http://www.brushchamber.org/events/4th_july.html

Buena Vista
Fireworks: Begin at dusk (around 7 p.m.) at the Rodeo Grounds.
Other Events: The Independence Day Freedom 5K begins at 8:45 a.m., with registration at 7 a.m., followed by a parade on East Main Street at 10 a.m. Other events in town include the quilt show at the community center and “Art in the Park” at McPhelemy Park all day.
More info: http://bvparksandrec.org/special-events/

Castle Rock
Fireworks: 9:45 -10: 15 p.m. Metzler Ranch Community Park. The park opens at 4 p.m.
Other Events: “4th of July Red, White, and You Patriotic Parade” begins at 11 a.m. with the presentation of the colors, the National Anthem and Uncle Sam on stilts in Bison Park at the Meadows. Note that the skate park at Metzler Ranch will be closed all day July 4 and the morning of July 5. Black Feather Trail will be closed between Front Street and Woodlands Boulevard from about 9:30 to 10:45 p.m. July 4.
More info: http://www.crgov.com/index.aspx?NID=1155

Clear Creek County (Idaho Springs/Silver Plume)
Fireworks: Evening fireworks over Charlie Taylor Waterwheel in Idaho Springs
Other Events: Visit the farmer’s market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and go to Citizens Park for an afternoon barbecue and live music.
More info: http://clearcreekcounty.org/event-calendar-clear-creek-county/4th-july-celebration-clear-creek-county/

Colorado Springs
Fireworks: on July 3
– Independence Day at Sky Sox – vs. Oklahoma City, fireworks after the game, 7:05 p.m.
-4th on the 3rd – Star Spangles Salute – Music, family activities, food, giveaways and fireworks show 4-9:30 p.m. at Fort Carson
-Independence Day Celebration at Meridian Ranch – With music by Velvet Rut, inflatable jumpers, golf games, face painting, vendors, train rides, 5-11 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
On July 4
-Fabulous Fourth with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic – With music, bounce house, bungee trampoline, giant slide, obstacle course and mechanical bull, concessions open at 5:30 p.m., philharmonic at 7:30 p.m., fireworks at dusk, Memorial Park
More info: http://gazette.com/list-fourth-of-july-events-in-the-colorado-springs-area/article/1522060#K2yPW2iAaPXLDR44.99

Collbran/Grand Mesa
Other Events: The morning includes a pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m., with cowboy church at 8 a.m. and a parade at 10 a.m. Main Street events throughout the day include “Old West Jail ‘n’ Bail,” in addition to CPRA rodeo events throughout the day. In the evening, enjoy a concert, beer garden and street dance at the arena.
More info: http://www.pvheritagedays.com/STREETACTIVITIES.html

Commerce City
Fireworks: 10 p.m. at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
Other Events: The outdoor festivities kickoff at 5 p.m. with a zip line, bungee trampoline, climbing wall, ropes course, mechanical bull, musical acts and toddler zone. Colorado Rapids take on the Columbus Crew at 7:30 p.m. in the park.
More info:http://www.c3gov.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1020

Craig
Fireworks: cancelled due to budget constraints
More info:http://www.craigdailypress.com/news/2014/mar/13/craig-fourth-july-fireworks-show-canceled-due-crai/

Crested Butte
Fireworks:  Begin at dusk at the Base Area, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Other Events: The Fire and EMS Pancake Breakfast from 7 – 10 a.m. at the fire station located at 3rd Street and Maroon Avenue, followed by a parade at 11 a.m. on Elk Avenue (look out for the water fight after the parade on the first block). There’s also a 1/3 Marathon to benefit the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab at 8 a.m. After the parade, live music will begin, with CBMF Boston Brass Band, at 3rd and Maroon Avenue at noon, and Mine Control, at 3rd and Elk Avenue in Crested Butte at 1 p.m. The food court and beer garden opens at 10 a.m. with pie and hot dog eating contests throughout the day. “Bluegrass in Paradise” also begins on Mt. Crested Butte at 7 p.m. with Yarn.
More info: http://www.cbchamber.com/4th-of-july.html

Cripple Creek
Other Events:Food and beer garden; casino promotions
More info: http://visitcripplecreek.com/events/cripple-creeks-4th-july-celebration

Denver
Fireworks:
- Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park: Fireworks start at 10 p.m. above the roller coasters and water slides
– Civic Center Park: July 3, Civic Center Park 8p.m. The annual Independence Eve Celebration will feature a free patriotic concert by The Colorado Symphony, an innovative light show on the Denver City and County Building and a stunning fireworks finale.
– Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park – Colorado Rapids take on Columbus Crew, followed by fireworks.
– Denver Outlaws At Mile High – Over at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on July 4, Denver’s professional lacrosse team the Outlaws are battling it out with the Boston Cannons. After the game, enjoy fireworks within the bowl at Sports Authority Field
– Rockies Games – At Coors Field, catch The Colorado Rockies taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers during a four-game homestand, July 3-6. There will be a spectacular fireworks show following the July 3 and 4 games.
Other events: Glasswork exhibit Chihuly at Denver Botanic Gardens, “Oh Heck Yeah” immersive street arcade downtown, First Friday Art Walk on Santa Fe, Park Hill July 4 Parade, Liberty 4-mile run, “Frozen” in Skyline Park, “Independence Day Strikes Back” at the Colorado Symphony and the Cherry Creek Arts Festival.
More info: http://www.denver.org/what-to-do/museum-art/denver-4th-july

Durango
Fireworks: Fireworks at dusk
Other Events: Breakfast and 5K at Rotary Park are followed by a 6 p.m. parade and street dance on Main Avenue.
More info: http://www.durango.org/event-calendar.aspx?mode=vs.detail&eventId=4_july&selmonth=2014-07-01&location=&location2=&type=&eventDate=20140704

Eagle
Fireworks:  9:30pm at the Eagle County Fairgrounds
Other Events: A parade of decorated bikes from Brush Creek Park to Eagle Town Park from 8:15 – 10 a.m. includes games, treats and prizes.
More info: http://www.townofeagle.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=1196&month=7&year=2013&day=24&calType=0

Erie
Fireworks: July 3 at dusk at the Colorado National Golf Club
Other events: Entertainment starts at 5 p.m. and concludes at 10 p.m. on the range and includes kid’s play land, fun and games.
More info: http://www.coloradonationalgolfclub.com/page.asp?id=928&page=52102&year=2014&month=7

Estes Park
Fireworks: 9:30 p.m. over Lake Estes, visible from Stanley Park and the Lake Estes Trail
Other Events: The morning of the Fourth features a pancake breakfast at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, followed by the Coolest Car Show and Professional Bull Riding at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, followed by the Estes Village Band’s annual patriotic concert at 7 p.m. at the Performance Park Amphitheater, at the west end of downtown. Festivities actually begin July 3 with the Tunes, Treats and Toasts party from 4 – 9 p.m. at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, which includes live music by the Dennis-Tobias Band and the Moses Jones Band, a pig roast, beer garden and face painting for the kids.
More info: http://www.visitestespark.com/includes/calendar-of-events/Estes-Park-Go-4th-Festival/2369/

Evergreen
Other events: In addition to hosting the Evergreen Music Festival, there will also be a July Fourth celebration at the Lake House park. That morning, the Freedom Run 5K begins at 8 a.m.
More info: http://www.downtownevergreen.com/events/

Fairplay
Fireworks: 9 p.m.
Other Events: A parade begins at 5 p.m., followed by “Strut your Mutt” at 5:30 p.m., the American Legion barbecue at 6 p.m. and a performance by Richie Law at the Beach at 7 p.m.
More info: http://fairplayco.us/events.html

Firestone
Fireworks:  9:30 p.m. at Miners Park Fireworks at Saddleback Golf Club
Other events: The American Legion hosts breakfast from 7-11 a.m., followed by the Firecracker 5K at 8 a.m. and the Parade at 10 a.m. from Thunder Valley K-8 through old town Firestone to Miners Park. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., live performances at Miners Park include Party of Peasants, mixed martial arts, Axis of Movement, Triple Nickel Band, Soul Sacrifice, The Indulgers and recognition of veterans. There will also be free wagon rides from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., as well as a climbing wall, bungee trampoline, inflatable jumps, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, caricature artist, mini golf, horseshoes, games and a classic car show lining the Firestone Trail. Note that in case of inclement weather, the 4th at Firestone celebration will be rescheduled on Saturday, July 5, 2014.
More info: http://www.ci.firestone.co.us/index.aspx?nid=133

Fort Collins
Fireworks:  9:35 p.m. at City Park
Other Events: The morning of July 4 includes a FireKracker 5K from City Park to Sheldon Lake at 7:30 a.m., a Golf Tournament at City Park Nine at 8 a.m., and Old Timer’s Ball Game at City Park North Ball field at 9:30 a.m. and a parade on Mountain Avenue at 10 a.m. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the “Old-fashioned Fourth of July” takes place at The Avery House, followed by the Fort Collins Foxes/ Loveland Blue Jays game at City Park South. The evening includes live music on the South Side of the Hill at City Park at the corner of Sheldon and Mulberry from 4:15 – 9:30 p.m., including the Colorado Swing Big Band, Manabi Salsa Band and Fort Collins Symphony. Note that personal fireworks are illegal in Fort Collins. In the case of a weather event, the fireworks display may be delayed until (no later than) 10:00 p.m. If the weather has not cleared by 10:00 p.m., the display will be postponed to July 5 at dusk.
More info: http://www.fcgov.com/july4th/?key=4thofjuly

Fort Lupton
Fireworks: Begin at dusk in the Rec Center Grounds
Other events: Includes a pancake breakfast sponsored by Odd Fellows, a talent show, a special tribute to veterans at 5:30 p.m. and food, booths, games and dancing in Community Center Park.
More info:http://www.fortlupton.org/172/Special-Events

Frisco
Fireworks: 9:30 p.m. in Marina Park over the Frisco Bay Marina
Other Events: A pancake breakfast at 110 3rd Ave. from 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. is followed by Kids’ Fishing Derby in Meadow Creek Park from 9-11 a.m. and the Summit Concert Band from 10 -11 a.m. Catch professional square dancing from 11 a.m. to noon at the Historic Park Gazebo before the 12:30 p.m. parade. In the afternoon, enter the rock-skipping contest at Summit High school, or hear old-school funk music from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the gazebo. Other live music includes Interactive Drum Circle with Peak Rhythm on Main Street, and the Ernest Washington Funk Band in the evening.
More info: http://www.townoffrisco.com/events/4th-of-july/schedule/

Fruita
Fireworks: Begin at dusk at Snooks Bottom
More info:http://www.visitgrandjunction.com/fruita-4th-july-fireworks-display

Georgetown
Fireworks: Dusk on Sixth Street
Other Events:
 Kicks off with a 5K race at 8 a.m., followed by a parade at 11 a.m., barbecue at City Park at noon, bucket brigade races at 2 p.m. and live music by the Glass Packs in Library Park at 6 p.m.
More info: http://www.georgetown-colorado.org/event/4th-july-downtown-historic-georgetown

Glendale
Fireworks: July 3 at Dusk
More info: http://www.glendale.co.us/Calendar.aspx?EID=115

Golden
Fireworks: 9:30-10:30 p.m. at Lions Park
Other Events: Starting at noon, there will be free rides for kids and face painting, and live music from the Johnny O. Band (noon to 2:30 p.m.), Chuck Hughes (3-6 p.m.) and The New Classic Band (6:30-9:30 p.m.). There will also be a raffle for over 200 prizes throughout the day. Other events include the Annual Shootout at Heritage Square (the site of Alpine Slide, amusement park, Adventureland and the Rio Golden Railroad), and parties at local restaurants like Wrigley’s Chicago Bar and Grill and Ace Hi Tavern.
More info: http://visitgolden.com/ai1ec_event/july-4th-golden-lions-park-festival?instance_id=21955

Grand County
Fireworks: Begin at dusk over Grand Lake at Grand Lake Chamber
Other Events: The morning includes a pancake breakfast and independence run at Grand Park Community Recreation Center in Fraser from 7:30-11 a.m., followed by mid-day options such as a barbecue, live music and happy hour at Devil’s Thumb Ranch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or the Parade and Party in the Park at the Granby Chamber from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In the afternoon, catch face painting, bounce house, carnival games and relay races at the Kid’s Carnival at Granby Ranch from 1-4 p.m. or visit Grand Park Community Recreation Center all day for hay rides, balloon rides, inflatables and food for the Lance Gutersohn’s 4th of July Celebration. Finally, Kremmling’s annual “Fire up the Cliffs” celebration includes a barbecue, homemade pie, live music and fireworks off the top of the cliffs at dark.
More info: http://www.visitgrandcounty.com/events/?d=2014-07-01

Grand Junction
Fireworks:  9:45 p.m. at Lincoln Park
Other events: Grand Junction Rockies baseball game at 7:05 p.m.
More info: http://www.gjcity.org/4th_of_July_Fireworks.aspx

Greeley
Other events: Part of Stampede Days, the Fourth includes a carnival, art exhibit and sale, BMX display, dog show and of course PRCA Rodeo at the event center. Special to the holiday are a parade at 9 a.m., and Martina McBride Concert at 8 p.m.
More info:http://www.greeleystampede.org/

Gunnison
Fireworks: 9:15 p.m. at Jorgensen Park
Other Events: A hot air balloon launch from 5:30 – 6 a.m. is followed by a beer garden, food court and kids’ activities such as face painting, a bouncy house and Slip ‘N Slides at 4 p.m. and live music by Two Faces 4 – 6 p.m., and Grant Farm from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Veterans will be honored before the firework display.
More info: http://www.gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/event/63rd-annual-gunnison-fourth-july-celebration

Highlands Ranch
Fireworks:  9:15 p.m. on Town Center Drive (near the Sgt. Chris Falkel Dr. intersection)
Other Events: The morning begins with the Independence Day 5K at 8 a.m. (registration at 7 a.m.), followed by a bike and pet parade at 8:45 a.m. along Highlands Ranch Parkway. The official parade begins at 9 a.m., after which the streets will be lined with entertainment like balloon twisters, face painters, mini trains, hayrack rides, games, inflatables and live music until 7 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. there will be midway games, beverages and The Hot Tomatoes. Other activities include an obstacle course from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Town Center North, and a hot dog eating contest at Town Center South at 2:30 p.m. There is also a pet adoption fair from noon – 4 p.m. in the Square. Note that streets will be closed 8- 10 p.m. along Town Center Dr. between Lucent and Highlands Ranch Parkway, Barrons and Ridgeline Boulevards at Bluepoint.
More info: http://hrcaonline.org/home/tabid/733/ctl/viewdetail/mid/3399/itemid/5792/d/20140704/July-4th-Parade%2c-Run–Celebration-at-Town-Center.aspx

Indian Hills
Fireworks: 9:20 p.m. at or adjacent to the Indian Hills Fire Station
Other Events: Other activities will continue as planned including a beginning with a pancake breakfast from 7 – 11 a.m., followed by an AirLife helicopter fly-in and display from 10 – 11 a.m. and a traditional parade 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., food vendors including a beer garden, and live musical entertainment beginning in the late afternoon. Note that Parmalee Gulch Rd. will be closed on Friday from approximately 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. between Parmalee Elementary School and the Indian Hills Post Office in order to accommodate the annual Fourth of July parade.
More info: http://www.indianhillsfirerescue.org/4thofjuly.shtml

Jefferson County
Other Events: Foothills Park & Recreation District, located in unincorporated Jefferson County, is putting on the Red, White & You patriotic event on THURSDAY, July 3 from 5-10 pm in Clement Park (7306 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton 80123).  Admission into the event is free – PLEASE NO PETS. Food, Kids Amusements, Beer Garden, Free Concert, Community Booths and Fireworks. Fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m.
More info: http://www.ifoothills.org/rwy

Keystone 
Fireworks: 9 p.m. in Lakeside Village
Other Events: In the morning there will be a fishing derby for children from 8 – 9:30 a.m. and a bike decoration party and parade at 11 a.m. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Edgewater Grill will serve a la carte barbecue, followed by live music, drink and food specials and activities including horseshoes, corn hole, ladder ball, bocce ball at the Friday Afternoon Club. In the evening, see live music with Funkiphino at Lakeside Village from 7- 9 p.m.
More info: http://www.keystoneresort.com/eventdetail/4th+of+July+Celebration.axd?year=2014&month=7&eventview=calendarview&intcmp=K000206

Kiowa
Other events: The event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. includes a museum open house, live music, skilled pioneer artisans, pie baking contest, kids games, silent auction and Pie Baking Contest.
More info:http://elbertcountymuseum.org/2014/06/04/pioneer-fourth/

Lafayette
Fireworks: Dusk at Waneka Lake
Other Events: Food trucks, beer & wine garden, free face painting, balloon sculpting, bounce houses and pony rides begin at 4 p.m. at Waneka Lake Park, where a concert from the Deja Blue Dance Band will begin at 4:30 p.m. Note that no alcohol, grills or illegal personal fireworks are allowed.
More info:http://lafayettecolorado.chambermaster.com/events/details/celebrate-4th-of-july-2014-1085

Larkspur
Fireworks: 9 p.m. at Perry Park
Other events: Parade at 11 a.m. at the country club, with free ice cream.
More info: http://www.perrypark.org/about-perry-park/recreation/

Leadville (Twin Lakes)
Fireworks: Begin at dusk at Lake County High School football field
Other events: A Firecracker 5K run kicks off the day at 9 a.m., followed by a parade on Harrison Avenue at 10 a.m. Food options include an ice cream social on Harrison Street after the parade and a cookout from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. atLake County Regional Airport. The next day, July 5, Ye Olde Flea Market will be held at the Healy House Museum.
More info:http://www.visitleadvilleco.com/page.asp?id=45&news_id=67

Lone Tree
Fireworks: 9 p.m. at Sweetwater Park
Other Events: Visit the park for glitter tattoo artists, face painters, caricature artists, inflatables, water balls, zip lines, giant parade puppets and an interactive juggling and circus arts show. There will also be a Kid’s Bike Parade at 4 p.m. down Lone Tree Parkway and a BMX show. Live music performances are by ABBA Fab. Note that pets and professional photography equipment are not allowed.
More info: http://www.cityoflonetree.com/index.aspx?nid=457

Longmont
Fireworks:  9:30 p.m. at the Boulder County Fairgrounds
Other Events: Note that pets and illegal fireworks are not allowed.
More info: http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/fire/fire_safety/fireworks.htm

Louisville
Fireworks: Cancelled due to the destruction of the Coal Creek Golf Couse in the September floods
More info: http://www.louisvilleco.gov/SERVICES/EventCalendar/tabid/64/ModuleID/494/ItemID/1305/mctl/EventDetails/Default.aspx?selecteddate=7/4/2014

Loveland
Fireworks:  9:15 p.m. at North Lake Park
Other Events: A flag raising ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. by the Lone Tree School House followed by a car show from approximately 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At the same time, see the Rocky Mountain Cheer & Dance Company at Shelter #1 at North Lake Park from 1:30 – 2 p.m. followed by a dance performance by Morris Dancers from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. and a drum performance by Djembe Jive, LLC from 5:15-6 p.m. Loveland Concert Band will also play at the Norma and Lynn Hammond Amphitheater stage at 8 p.m.
More info: http://www.ci.loveland.co.us/index.aspx?page=691

Littleton
Fireworks: 9:45 p.m. at Clement Park
Other events: The “Red White and You” events begin at 5 p.m. and include beer and wine gardens, bounce houses, community and concession booths, with live music from Garkow and Black Water from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
More info: http://www.ifoothills.org/rwy.asp

Manitou Springs
Fireworks: Dusk (about 9:30 p.m.) from Higginbotham Flats (can be viewed from many locations in the downtown area)
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/284929318356611/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Northglenn
Fireworks: 9:30 p.m. over Webster Lake
Other Events: Other events include a car show, Firecrackers and Flapjacks Run, a bake sale and a parade. Kid’s activities include the Bike, Trike and Wheelchair/ Patriotic Pooch parades at 8:30 a.m. in the northwest corner of the lake and “Playful City USA” water activities on the Southwest side of the lake from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults can enjoy the car show from 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. between city hall and the Northglenn recreation center, and city booths on the southwest side of the lake for residents interested in voting, passports, storm drainage, recycling and water conservation. In the evening, there will be live music by Chris Daniels and the Kings at 6:30 p.m. and military recognition at 7:30 p.m. Food options include a Boy Scouts pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. at the Ponderosa/ Blue Spruce Pavilions, a senior bake sale starting at 8 a.m. on the west side of the lake, and the Firecrackers and Flapjacks Run at 7:30 a.m. on the southeast side of the lake. Note that if the fireworks are not shot by 10 p.m. due to weather, they will be fired on Saturday, July 5, at 9:30 p.m.
More info:  http://www.northglenn.org/july4th

Palisade
Other events: 9 a.m. parade in downtown Palisade, followed by food and games such as Silt Walking Contest (stilts provided), Nail Driving Contest, Team Sack Races, Cake Walk in Memorial Park.
More info:http://palisadecoc.com/co/4th-july-activities

Parker
Fireworks: 9:30 p.m. at Salisbury Park
Other Events:  The “Let Freedom Sing!” celebration begins at 6 p.m. with bounce houses, inflatables, games, balloon twisting, giant slides, climbing wall, obstacle courses, face painting and the new “human hamster balls.” Rocky Mountain Brassworks will perform patriotic marches from 6 – 7 p.m., followed by disco tunes by Boogie Machine 7:30 p.m. Note that there will not be ATMs available for cash food vendors.
More info: http://www.parkeronline.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1537

Steamboat Springs
Fireworks: 9 p.m. at Howelsen Hill
Other Events: Catch rodeo events from 7-10 a.m. in Little Toots Park, with races along Lincoln Avenue at 9:30 a.m. and the parade at 10 a.m. downtown. After the parade, the Pioneer Block Part at the Tread of Pioneers Museum lasts until 1 p.m., with a ski jumping extravaganza at 12:20 p.m. on Howelson Hill. Pro Rodeo takes the stage at Romick Arena at 6:30 p.m. Farmer’s markets, rodeo, races and concerts continue July 3-5.
More info: http://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events/2014/07/fourth-of-july-weekend-celebration-and-111th-annual-cowboys-roundup-days.aspx

Silverton
Fireworks: 9 p.m., set off from the Shrine
Other Events: Run a two, five or 10 K race at 8 a.m. in Memorial Park, then watch the parade at 10:30 a.m. on Green and Blair streets. After the parade, there will be a fireman water fight on Greene Street and an old-fashioned picnic. From noon – 1 p.m., the Brass Band will play in Memorial Park, followed by the Ducky Derby in Cement Creek. At the same time, there will be a Rhubarb Festival and ice cream social in the park.
More info: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/TownofSilverton/CBON/1251621342990

Superior
Other events: Events in Superior span from 7 a.m. to noon, beginning with the downhill mile race, followed by a prade at 8:30 a.m. and a pancake breakfast at 9 a.m., with vendors, interactive DJ, games, prizes and inflatables.
More info: http://superiorcolorado.gov/Community/CommunityEvents/4thofJulyFestival/tabid/553/Default.aspx

Telluride
Fireworks: 9 p.m. at Town Park
Other Events: The Rundola to benefit the Telluride Foundation begins at 8 a.m., followed by a parade on historic Main Street at 11 a.m. After the parade, the firemen host a barbecue in Town Park with games.
More info:http://www.telluride.com/4th-july-celebration

Tri-Lakes (Monument, Black Forest, Gleneagle, Larkspur, Monument, Palmer Lake and Woodmoor)
Other Events: The holiday starts with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church while the annual Fun Run begins at the Palmer Lake Trailhead.  The annual children’s parade begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Main Parade at 10 a.m.  The Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce Street Fair from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. will showcase over 100 vendors on both Second and Washington Streets. Street Dance / Concerts run from 3 – 9 p.m. Don’t forget to check out Bull Riding at 2 p.m. Festivities actually begin July 3 with an evening Barn Dance.
More info: http://cloud2.snappages.com/a1ae5707e44262c01e857bd96fb503ff1e7126f3/2014%20Poster.pdf

Vail
Fireworks: Begin at dusk at Golden Peak
Other Events: Starting at 9 a.m., activities include a lacrosse shootout at the Mountain School, a worship service at the chapel and a parade from 10 a.m. to noon from Golden Peak to Lionshead. The afternoon culminates in the “White Light Bash” in Solaris Plaza, including live music from Military Band – Mile High 101, Tommy and the Tangerines, Dallas Symphony Orchestra (located inGerald R. Ford Amphitheater), Dylan Heany & Band, and a DJ.Food options include pancake breakfast from 8 – 9 a.m. at Vail Interfaith Chapel and the public library bake sale from 8 a.m. – noon. Activities continue July 5-6 for America Days.
More info: http://www.vailamericadays.com/#!schedule/c16fk

Westminster
Fireworks: 9:15 p.m. at City Park
Other Events:  City Park events begin at 3 p.m. with a patriotic bike parade until 4 p.m., followed by an activity zone and food vendors, a Colorado car show at 5 p.m. and concert by Soul X at 7 p.m.
More info: https://www.ci.westminster.co.us/Eservices/Events/Event.aspx?evtid=6401

Windsor
Fireworks: Following the Concert (around 9:30 p.m.) at Boardwalk Park/Windsor Lake
Other events: A four-legged 5K run begins at 8 a.m. During the day, the Town of Windsor Museum is open from noon – 4 p.m. with a new exhibit. The event includes live music by the Jurassicasters at 7 p.m. Note that The north section of the Windsor Lake Trail, including the dog swim beach, will be closed immediately following the race to facilitate fireworks set-up. Check for restrictions on alcohol, pets and grills.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/windsorrec