4th of July Family Friendly Events Around Denver

We’ve got the list of all the best family friendly 4th of July Celebrations around the Denver Metro Area!

Whether you live in Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Broomfield, Commerce City, Denver, Golden, Glendale, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Fort Collins, Littleton, Louisville, Parker, Thornton, or Westminster, we’ve got your family friendly Independence Day Celebrations covered! 

Denver

Independence Eve 2018  
Tuesday, July 3rd | Fun begins at 4pm | Concert at 8pm 

Can’t wait until the 4th to start your celebration of independence? Great! Head downtown to Civic Center Park, for Independence Eve 2018, presented by Anadarko Petroleum Company.
The fun starts at 4pm with food trucks, and NEW beer and wine gardens!
At 8pm, the celebration keeps rolling with a FREE concert featuring Chris Daniels and the Kings and patriotic and contemporary favorites from the 101st Army Band of the Colorado National Guard. You’ll be captivated by the innovative light show and stunning fireworks finale!
Lawn seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis – so come early; blankets or low-rise concert/beach chairs are encouraged. Civic Center Park, West Colfax Avenue & Broadway, Denver. Event website

The Park Hill 4th of July Parade and Kearney Street Fair
Wednesday, July 4th | Parade at 1:30pm | Fair at 3pm

Get in the spirit of Independence Day, and head to Denver’s historic Park Hill neighborhood for the 9th annual Park Hill 4th of July Parade! This fabulous, fun, community-friendly event will once again be spreading patriotic cheer, along 23rd Avenue. Stretching from Dexter St. to Krameria Street, this year’s parade will be bigger than ever with more than 50 groups featuring marching bands, costumed characters, floats, classic cars, and tons of family fun!
Stick around after for the Kearney Street Fair with food, music, activities for kids, and more! Event website

Fireworks at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park   
Wednesday, July 4th | 9pm

Looking for a day of excitement and fun? Head to Elitch Gardens where you can spend 4th of July 2018 on the thrilling roller coaster and Slide Zilla at the water park, and then stick around for the fireworks at closing time! 

Colorado Outlaws’ Mile High Fourth of July
Wednesday, July 4th | 7pm  

Does your family love lacrosse? Fireworks too? Then you’re in luck! Head to Mile High Stadium to see cheer on your Colorado Outlaws as they take on the Boston Cannons The game will be followed by an amazing fireworks show within the stadium. Ticket info

Arvada

Annual Independence Day Celebration 
Wednesday, July 4th | 7pm  

This year, Arvada’s Independence Day Celebration returns to its roots, focusing on the core of the holiday–fireworksIf you live in or near Arvada, head to the Stenger Sports Complex in Arvada to enjoy a free evening of fireworks and family fun! Event website

Aurora

Fourth of July Spectacular  
Wednesday, July 4th | 6pm – 10pm

The City of Aurora invites you to join them for an evening of fun, live music, delicious food, and fireworks that will light up the area skyline and celebrate the the 4th of July! Entertainment includes Narrow Gague and Syndicate! Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy. Event website

Boulder

4th of July at the Boulder Reservoir  
Wednesday, July 4th | 8am – 5pm

Lace up your sneakers for the 8am 5K or 10K Craig Towler Freedom Run, and stick around for a fabulous day at the Boulder Reservoir! The swim area will be open from 10am – 4pm, there will be a beer garden at the beach area, and the beachside cafe will be open! There will also be paddleboard and small watercraft rentals available!

4th of July Fireworks at Folsom Field::
Wednesday, July 4th | 8pm – 10:30pm

After a day of fun at the reservoir, head to Folsom Field for Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast 2018! Don’t miss this chance to celebrate the 4th, Boulder style with a sing along, wonderful entertainment, and a beautiful fireworks display! 2400 Colorado Ave, Boulder, CO 80302. Event website

Broomfield

Great American Picnic
Wednesday, July 4th | 5pm – 11pm 

The fun kicks off at 5pm with pony rides, a children’s carnival, a petting zoo, food and drinks. Excitement continues with an all-ages bike parade, and then special music from 17th Avenue Allstars and That 80’s Band, and fireworks at 9:30. Don’t miss the 4th of July celebration at Broomfield County Commons Park! 13200 Sheridan Blvd., Broomfield, CO 80020. Event website

Commerce City

23rd Annual 4th Fest
Wednesday, July 4th | 5pm

Join the Colorado Rapids and Commerce City for an evening of family fun, an exciting game, live music, and a fireworks show! The fun begins at 5pm with the 4thFest Community Festival and is FREE to the public, with  family and adult activities including music, inflatables, human foosball, a ropes course, quad bungee trampoline, face painting, laser tag, a mechanical bull, and obstacle course, a bar, live karaoke, and more!
Stick around to watch our hometown Colorado Rapids taking on the Seattle Sounders at 7pm, followed by the fireworks display. Event website

Golden

July 4th Lions Park Festival
Wednesday, July 4th | Noon – 9:30pm 

Join the Golden Lion’s Club for the annual 4th of July community celebration! The excitement begins at noon with free rides for children, face painting, live music, food, drinks, and more! Fireworks begin at 9:30 (weather permitting!) Event website

Glendale

Independence Celebration at Four Mile Historic Park
Monday, July 2nd | 5pm – 10pm 

Head to Four Mile Historic Park for a modern take on an old fashioned July 4th celebration with games, wagon rides, live music, food trucks, and a beer garden. Enjoy music from Denver’s own Rubix, bring a blanket, and stay for Glendale’s fireworks display! 715 S. Forest Street, Denver 80246  Event website

Highlands Ranch

Fourth of July Bike and Pet Parade
Tuesday, July 4th | 8:45am 

Dress up everyone, including pets and your bikes, and show your patriotic spirit! This event is for children ages 2 – grade 6, and parents must accompany children. The fun this year begins in Town Center South Parking lot, with the Community Parade starting at *;45amam. Event website

Annual Fourth of July Celebration
Wednesday, July 4th | 4pm – 10pm

Don’t miss the fun at the Highland Heritage Regional Park! There will be balloon twisters, face painters, games & inflatables. Live music begins at 4 and will be provided by Coverado, The Drones Band, and No Visible Flaws. For entertainment, at 5:30pm Biker Jim’s will be hosting a hot dog eating contest! The fireworks show begins at 9:30pm. Event website

Fort Collins

Fort Collins 4th of July Celebration
Wednesday, July 4th | 10am – 10pm 

The City of Fort Collins knows how to celebrate July 4th! The Fort Collins 2018 4th of July celebration begins with a traditional Independence Day parade at 10:00am, and will travel west on Mountain Avenue, beginning at Meldrum Street and ending at Jackson Avenue.

In the evening, the celebration continues at City Park with live music and fireworks. Local bands and The Fort Collins Symphony will perform from 4:15pm – 9:30pm, when the fireworks begin. Independence Day concludes with the traditional fireworks display over Sheldon Lake in City Park – This day is sure to be fun for the whole family! Event website

Littleton

Red, White & You
Tuesday, July 3rd | 5pm – 10pm

Kicking your celebrations off early? Start your independence party on July 1 with the Red, White & You event in Jefferson County! Beginning at 5pm, enjoy great giveaways at sponsor booths, a kids area, beer and wine gardens, and great food! The Performing Arts Pavillion will showcase performers from the Foothills Park and Recreation District’s performing arts program. 7pm brings exciting entertainment from the Nacho Men in the amphitheater, and the fireworks begin at 9:30! Bring the whole family for this evening of fun! Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton, CO 80123. Event website

Louisville

July 4th Fireworks 
Tuesday, July 4th | 6pm – 10pm

Live music, food trucks, bounce castles and inflatable fun, games, face painting, balloons, and more! ! Bring the whole family out to celebrate the 4th of July 2018 with fun! Please check the event website for important parking information! Coal Creek Golf Course, 585 West Dillon Road. Event website

Parker

Stars and Stripes Celebration
Wednesday, July 4th | 6pm – 10pm

Celebrate Independence Day at the Town of Parker’s Stars and Stripes Celebration! Bring blankets and lawn chairs and be ready for an evening of food. music, and tons of family fun. Kids will enjoy bounce houses, slides, games, balloon twisting, face painting, a tot train, and the new wacky world inflatables! For older kids and adults, there will be a big slide, Jacob’s Ladder, Sports Mania, and a climbing wall!

Live music begins at 6pm, and the evening will conclude with Parker’s biggest fireworks display beginning at 9:30pm – Don’t miss the fun! Salisbury Park, 11920 Motsenbocker Road. Event website

Thornton

4th of July in Thornton
Wednesday, July 4th | 4pm – 10:30pm 

Food vendors, beer gardens, music, nighttime skydivers, and an incredible fireworks display – what more could you want on the 4th of July?! Live music includes the Thornton Community Band and the Kory Brunson Band. This celebration presented by the City of Thornton is sure to be fun for the whole family! Carpenter Park Fields, 108th Avenue & Colorado Boulevard. Event website

Westminster

July 4th Celebration
Tuesday, July 4th |8am – 10pm

Don’t miss the best fireworks display in the north metro area! Get there early for fun in the activity zone, delicious food from the food vendors, a beer garden, and live music! The live music begins at 7pm and the fireworks go off at 9:15pm! Gather your family and friends and head to Westminster’s City Park, 10455 Sheridan Blvd. for a day of fun you’ll never forget! Event website

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