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Fourth of July fireworks in Colorado: Where to watch shows across the state in 2023

Several shows have already been postponed due to expected severe weather on Independence Day
Posted: 7:02 PM, Jun 28, 2023
Updated: 2023-07-04 15:48:27-04
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Check out the list below to find the nearest Fourth of July firework show and holiday events near you. Click on the city to read more information about all the Independence Day festivities. A handful of cities are hosting drone shows, instead of fireworks, this Fourth of July.

Cities with a firework show will have this symbol 🎇. Drone shows are designated by this symbol 🚥 🚦🚥. And laser shows have a⚡️.

ALAMOSA — July 1-4 🎇

Alamosa County is hosting a Fourth of July block party on Saturday, July 1. It will run from 6 to 10 p.m. on the San Juan Ave. block. fireworks show on July 4. It will begin at 9:30 p.m. at the Alamosa Fairground.

ARVADA — July 4 🎇

Arvada will have its annual fireworks show at Stenger Sports Complex, per usual, on Tuesday, July 4. Gates open to cars at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin shortly after 9 p.m.

Please note: Severe weather is expected to hit the Denver metro on the 4th. If there are severe winds, lightning or hail, the team will postpone the fireworks display until the weather clears. That said, the fireworks will take place if it rains. If ultimately the team can't move forward with the performance, the City will seek an alternate date for the display.

AURORA — July 4 🎇

Aurora’s fireworks display is planned for Tuesday, July 4, starting at 9:30 p.m. at Bicentennial Park. People will be able to watch from the Aurora Municipal Center’s Great Lawn, and the Municipal Center’s grounds and parking lot. There will be musical performances and food trucks ahead of time, starting at 6 p.m.

Please note: Severe weather is expected to hit the Denver metro on the 4th. Any weather-related delays or impacts will be communicated via the city's social media channels (@AuroraGov on Twitter) and closer to event time.

BERTHOUD — July 3 🎇

Berthoud is hosting a 3rd of July fireworks show to celebrate the holiday. There will be entertainment ahead of the display from 4-9 p.m. at Waggener Farm Park. And then fireworks will start at dusk.

BOULDER — July 4 🚥🚦🚥

Boulder is holding the Folsom Field’s 4th of July Spectacular on July 4. Gates open at 7 p.m. the drone show begins at dark.

Editor's note: City of Boulder officials say the drone show may start as early as 8:15 p.m. "due to uncertainty around tonight's weather." Umbrellas are allowed given the forecast.


Breckenridge will once again come alive this Fourth of July with competitions, live music, art festival, family fun and more around Main Street. July 4 will begin with a 10K at 7 a.m., followed by a parade, reading of the Declaration of Independence, truck spray and play, and a concert by the National Repertory Orchestra. There will be no fireworks show this year.

BRIGHTON — July 3 and 4🎇

Kick off your Independence Day celebrations early at the annual Stars & Stripes event on July 3 from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the Adams County Fairgrounds. Food and beer vendors will begin serving at 4 p.m. Live entertainment with country singer Thomas Mac begins at 7:30 p.m. The night will end with musical fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

The City of Brighton’s popular annual Fourth of July festival will be making its return to Carmichael Park (650 E. Southern Street) on Tuesday, July 4. Live entertainment includes music from DJ Tidal Wave starting at 5 p.m., followed by a performance by headliner Those Crazy Nights starting at 7 p.m. At the conclusion of the concert, attendees are encouraged to look to the sky for one of the region’s largest firework displays. Food will be available for purchase through food trucks.


Broomfield is holding "The Great American Picnic at the Broomfield County Commons." Starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday July 4, the park will open for inflatable bounce houses, food vendors and a beer gardens for anyone 21 years and older. There will be a bike parade and music starting at 6 p.m., ending with fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Please note: Severe weather is expected to hit the Denver metro on the 4th. Should there be delays or cancellations, announcement will be made over the public address system, social media will post updates and stop lights in the field will reflect the status of the fireworks display.

BUENA VISTA — July 4 🎇

Buena Vista will celebrate Independence Day on Tuesday July 4 with a parade, festival, duck race and fireworks. The American Legion will put on the display starting around 8:30 p.m. or whenever it gets dark enough.

CASTLE ROCK — July 4 🚥🚦🚥

Castle Rockin' the Fourth will feature magic shows, patriotic movies, live music, kids' activities, food trucks, cocktails and beer. At 8 p.m., there will be a Neil Diamond tribute band followed by a drone show.

Please note: Severe weather is expected to hit the Denver metro on the 4th. Any updates on delays or cancellations will be shared on the Facebook event page's discussion tab.


The Colorado Springs Philharmonic and Colorado Springs Sports Corporation will present the Star-Spangled Symphony & July 4th Block Party — a free concert and block party at the Pikes Peak Center in downtown Colorado Springs on July 4. In addition to the indoor concert, the adjacent street outside of the Pikes Peak Center will close for a block party to include food vendors, beer garden and simultaneous broadcast of the concert outside on the north lawn. The free festivities begin at 3:30 p.m. and end at 7 p.m.Click here to reserve tickets.

The following locations will be presenting firework displays, weather-permitting:
Banning Lewis Ranch (open to the public)
The Club at Flying Horse (Members Only & Resort Guests)
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC(ticketed event)
The Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort (Resort Guests & Members Only)
Falcon Freedom Days at Meridian Ranch (July 1 – open to the public)
Fort Carson (June 30)
Garden of the Gods Resort and ClubPatty Jewett Golf CourseRocky Mountain Vibes (ticketed event)


Commerce City's annual fun-filled Independence Day celebration is a partnership with the city and Colorado Rapids, which includes a free festival outside Dick's Sporting Goods Park, a Colorado Rapids match, and one of the largest public fireworks shows in the state! The block party and 4thFest open at 5 p.m. and entry is free, but make sure to secure yourtickets to the match vs. Portland at 7:30 p.m. before they sell out!


The City of Cripple Creek will host the 2023 4th of July Fireworks on July 4th starting about 20 minutes after dusk, or around 9:30 p.m. The fireworks will be set off from the south side of town, south of Myers Avenue.

DELTA — July 3, 4 🎇

The 4th of July Western Sky Balloon Festival will be held Monday, June 3 at Confluence Park. The park will host an amazing fireworks show Friday, July 4.

DENVER — July 3 🎇

Independence Eve will feature the Colorado Symphony Monday, July 3 at Civic Center Park. Food trucks available on-site. Starts at 5 p.m. Entertainment starts at 5:30 p.m., fireworks start between 9:15-9:30 p.m. will feature the Colorado Symphony

DENVER (Elitch Gardens) — July 3 🎇

The fireworks show will begin at park closing (9 p.m.) on Monday, July 3.

DENVER (Park Hill) — July 4

The annual Park Hill Parade is Denver’s largest Independence Day march and runs through the heart of Park Hill. The Park Hill Parade starts at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4th, 2023.

DENVER (Coors Field) — June 30 and July 1 🎇

Coors Field will host fireworks and drone shows during Friday’s (June 30) home game and Saturday’s (July 1) home game.


The City of Englewood will host a fireworks show on July 4 at Cornerstone and Belleview Parks. The event starts at 5 p.m. and goes to 10 p.m. A fireworks show will be part of the event.

ERIE — July 3🎇

The Town of Erie will hold a fireworks show starting at 9:30 p.m. on Monday. Event parking opens at 6 p.m. at the Erie Community Park, located at 450 Powers Street. Food trucks and vendors will be on-site. Personal fireworks, tailgating, RVs and campers, glass bottles, drones, personal grills, drugs, alcohol, and firearms are prohibited.


The Big Bang! Concert welcomes guests to enjoy music, food, local craft beer and wine at the Estes Park Fairgrounds in the grandstands. Tickets are required. The fireworks begin at 9 p.m. over Lake Estes. The town recommends finding a spot at Stanley Park, along the Lake Estes Trail, or somewhere else nearby to see the show.

Editor's note: The Town of Estes Park has postponed its Fourth of July fireworks display "due to forecasted severe weather." The display has been rescheduled for July 15 at 9:30 p.m.

FIRESTONE — July 4 🎇

Entering its 21st year, Firestone’s largest one-day event offers something for everyone! Begin the morning with our patriotic parade, before heading to Miners Park where the whole family will enjoy a full day of activities, live music, and plenty of food, dessert and drinks. Close out the festivities with the largest fireworks show in Carbon Valley, presented by Oxy! Finish the evening with an outstanding fireworks show presented by Oxy, beginning around 9:30 p.m. Fireworks will be shot off just north of the 15th hole at Saddleback Golf Course.


The City of Fort Collins will host the 2023 Independence Day Community Celebration on July 4. A parade will start at 10 a.m. on Mountain Avenue, followed by Fort Collins baseball games from 1-7 p.m., live music from 3-9:35 p.m., a food truck rally from 4:30-10 p.m. and fireworks starting at 9:35 p.m. at Sheldon Lake at City Park. Click here for the full schedule.

FORT LUPTON — July 1 🎇

The Fort Lupton Independence Day Celebration is this Saturday at Community Center Park at The Fort Lupton Recreation Center from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. A pancake breakfast is from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Fireworks will begin at dark.

FRUITA — July 3 🎇

Fireworks in Fruita will be lit from Snooks Bottom Park at dusk, around 9:30 p.m. on July 3. This event is put on by Fruita Parks and Recreation and the city.

GLENDALE — July 1 🎇

Come celebrate the Fourth of July at Infinity Park on Saturday, July 1st! The Fireworks will shoot off at 9:40 PM from The Infinity Park Stadium located at 4599 E Tennessee Avenue. Gates will open at 6:30 PM.


Join the City of Glenwood Springs as we celebrate Independence Day in Two Rivers Park on July 4 from 4:30-9:30 p.m. Festival entry is free and many of the amenities are complimentary. A lazer show gets underway at 9 p.m.

GOLDEN — July 4 🎇 — **POSTPONED**

The City of Golden will put on a 4th of July fireworks display, which begins around 9:30 p.m. For the best viewing, join the fun at Lions Park, or stake out a spot in the ballfields along 10th Street, between Illinois and Maple Streets.

Editor's note: Golden has postponed its Fourth of July fireworks display "due to predictions of severe weather," city officials said in a tweet Tuesday. The show will be rescheduled "for later this summer."


The Grand Junction Jackalopes are playing three straight days of baseball leading up to the 4th at Suplizio Field. On the 2nd and 3rd, the GJ Jackalopes play the Rocky Mountain Vibes. On the 4th of July, they play against the Orem Owls for a special Independence Day game. Once the sun goes down, the sky over the stadium lights up with a dazzling display of fireworks.

GREELEY — July 4 🎇

The Greeley Stampede runs from June 22 through July 4. The Independence Day Parade starts on 9 a.m. Fireworks will be part of the show.

LAFAYETTE — July 4 🎇

The Independence Day Celebration in Lafayette is free to the public from 4-10 p.m. on July 4 at Waneka Lake, 1600 Caria Drive, Lafayette. From 4-8:30 p.m., attendees can listen to music by the Chris Daniels Band, and kids can have their face painted, play on a trampoline and bounce house and more. Food and a beer garden will also be available during this time. Fireworks at dusk.

LAKEWOOD — July 3 🚥🚦🚥

The City of Lakewood and Belmar - Downtown Lakewood are partnering to create a community celebration including live music, kids' activities, local vendors, food and drinks! The gathering will take place throughout Belmar, including along S. Teller St. and in the Belmar Plaza. Enjoy a variety of shopping and dining options in Belmar throughout the event as well. Festivities will conclude with a drone light show at approximately 9:15 p.m.

LITTLETON — July 3 🎇

Come out for the Red, White & You at Clement Park in Littleton. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fireworks will be part of the event.

LOVELAND — July 4 🎇

The July 4 Festival returns this weekend at North Lake Park, at the corner of Taft Avenue and 29th Street. A kid zone will feature face painters, balloon artists, and glow products, and vendors will be available for food and drinks. Kids can also ride in a bike parade starting at 3:30 p.m. south of the playground. Live music will play throughout the park. For those 21 and older, a beer garden will remain open until 8:30 p.m. thanks to Big Thompson Brewery and Loveland Aleworks. Fireworks will be part of the event.

Please note: Severe weather is expected to hit the Denver metro on the 4th. Hail more than one inch in size, lightning, tornados, or high winds (usually 20 mph or stronger) that could carry fireworks debris over attending crowds or unsafe areas will postpone the fireworks show. The public can text LOVEVENTS to 888777 to get real-time updates to their cell phones about the show.

MONTROSE — July 4 🎇

A fun-filled day of activity will help bring Independence Day cheer to the Montrose community. The festivities kick off with a pancake breakfast, followed by a parade down historic Main Street, activities at Cerise Park, and live music at the Montrose Rotary Amphitheater, culminating with a spectacular fireworks display at dusk.


Celebrate America's birthday at the July 4th Festival in EB Rains Jr. Memorial Park in the City of Northglenn. There will be a car show, bounce house and concerts. The event kicks off at noon. Fireworks at 9 p.m.

OURAY — July 4 🎇

The Fourth of July celebration kicks off bright and early at 6:30 am with a pancake breakfast by the Ouray Mountain Rescue Team at the Ouray Community Center. At 8:00 am, intrepid racing enthusiasts can participate in the annual OURAYCE which begins at City Hall and will take participants as high as 8,000 feet during the race! Once you’ve managed to catch your breath, stick around for the Ouray Fourth of July Main Street Parade beginning at 10:00 am. As is typically the case, the parade will have plenty of heavy doses of water but the side which is home to places like the Ouray Brewery will allow spectators to stay dry. The Jeep “Glow” Parade illuminates the Ouray night before the fun-filled day ends with a spectacular fireworks show.

PARKER — July 4🎇

If you're headed to Parker for the Fourth of July, be prepared for some changes! People said in 2022 that while the drone show was entertaining, they missed the fireworks — and so the fireworks will return this year, barring weather-related concerns. The town will hold a remote-viewing fireworks show that can be seen throughout the community in place of a traditional, day-long event in Salisbury Park, the town said. The fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

Salisbury Park will be open to the public, but there will be no additional services or activities and only limited parking available (about 300 paved spaces) on a first-come, first-served basis. The large grass lots used in prior years will not be available for parking in 2023, the town said.


Watch the professional fireworks show on the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo on July 4. The fun kicks off at 4 p.m. with celebrations throughout the afternoon, ending with the fireworks around 9:30 p.m.


The hometown parade is one of the most highly anticipated events of the entire Cowboys' Roundup Days in Steamboat Springs. At 10 a.m. on July 4, the parade will proceed through Yampa Street in the downtown area, starting between 9th and 10th streets. This year marks the 120th Annual Cowboys' Roundup Days, and it promises tons of Western-themed patriotic fun and festivities. After the parade, attendees can head to the Tread of Pioneers Museum at 800 Oak Street for an old-fashioned block party. While skiing seems like an unlikely sport in the winter, it isn't here! The Ski Jumping Extravaganza and Jumpin' and Jammin' Competition prove the slopeside fun doesn't necessarily stop in the summer in Steamboat. Head over to Howelsen Hill — at 845 Howelsen Parkway — on July 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or July 4 from 11 a.m to 2:30 p.m. to watch some of the world's best ski jumpers and athletes.

TELLURIDE — July 4 🎇

The Telluride 4th of July Parade is the longest running event in the town's history. Everything gets kicked off at about 11 a.m. with a Fireman’s Parade that travels right down Main Street. The sidewalks are lined with residents and tourists dressed in red, white, and blue, and you are quickly put into a celebrating kind of mood. There are great costumes both in the parade and in the crowd, and the nearby Air Force Academy thrills the crowd with an amazing flyover. The best part of the parade is the fact that it is just the start to the day – when the parade ends, the party keeps going on throughout the day and into the night!

THORNTON — July 4 🎇

The 4th of July in Thornton begins at noon at Carpenter Park Fields, 108th Avenue & Colorado Boulevard. There will be food, beer gardens and entertainment. Parachutists Jump at 9:30 p.m. Followed by "Red, White & BOOM!" FANTABULOUS Fireworks!

Please note: Severe weather is expected to hit the Denver metro on the 4th. The event will be postponed delayed or canceled if severe weather threatens within 10 miles of the site. Messages about any potential impacts will be sent out via the main stage loud speaker, CodeRED, all staff share the message with patrons and any cancellations would be shared on social media and the city’s website.


Don’t miss the best fireworks display in the north metro area! Get there early—activities start at 4 p.m. at Westminster City Park. Concert begins at 7 p.m. and the fireworks go off at 9:15 p.m. There will be a FREE shuttle bus from many locations in Westminster. Please note: grills, glass containers, personal fireworks and outside alcohol are not allowed at the event.


The Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 4 at Memorial Park, located at 200 N. Park Street in Woodland Park. Enjoy vendors at Memorial Park next to City Hall, plus food, games, and patriotic music.

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