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Fourth of July shows, events in Colorado (and fireworks cancellations)

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Fourth of July celebrations around Colorado will have all the traditional features such as hot dogs, parades, American flags and apple pies, but many will lack the holiday’s staple fireworks.

That’s because several cities and counties have enacted fire bans making fireworks illegal, as well as, canceled their public shows.

Most cities in Alamosa County, Douglas County, El Paso County and Jefferson County are adhering to bans and not allowing residents to part take in private use of fireworks.

Other municipalities like Boulder, Denver and Pueblo will keep the same public restrictions but have pyrotechnicians host shows.

Below is a partial list of where and when firework displays around Colorado are taking place and public restrictions:


•Stenger Sports Fields — July 4, after 9 p.m.

— All fireworks are illegal for public use.


•Aurora Municipal Center’s Great Lawn – July 4, after 6p.m.

— All fireworks are illegal for public use.


•The University of Colorado Boulder’s Folsom Field – July 4, at dusk.

— All fireworks are illegal for public use.



— All fireworks are illegal for public use.

Colorado Springs:


— All fireworks are illegal for public use.


•Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park – July 4, at dusk.

•Civic Center Park – July 3, after 8p.m.

•Coors Field – July 3 and 4, after Colorado Rockies Games.

•Dick’s Sporting Goods Park – July 4, after Colorado Rapids Game.

•Sports Authority Field – July 4, after Denver Outlaws game.

— All fireworks are illegal for public use.

Fort Collins:

•City Park – July 4, at 9:35p.m.

— All fireworks are illegal for public use.

Highlands Ranch:


— All fireworks are illegal for public use.



All fireworks are illegal for public use.


•Thornton Multipurpose Fields – July 4, after 9:30p.m.

All fireworks are illegal for public use.


•Pueblo West Fire Department, July 4, at dusk.

All fireworks are illegal for public use.


•City Park – July 4, at 9:15p.m.

— Fireworks legal in the State of Colorado are allowed from midnight on July 3 to noon on July 5.

Adrian D. Garcia


Several areas have cancelled fireworks celebrations due to wildfires and fire danger. These include:

Alamosa, Aspen, Castle Rock, Colorado Springs, Fremont County, Fruita, Golden, Highlands Ranch, Indian Hills, Kiowa, Monument, Parker, the community of Reunion, Lake City and Lights in the Sky fireworks show at Elbert County Fairgrounds.


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  • comment avatar Karin June 28, 2013

    Thanks for the list. I assume you’ll keep it updated?

  • comment avatar Amber June 28, 2013

    We’ll try to keep it updated the best we can. If you know of any changes, please leave them in the comment section.

  • comment avatar Misty June 28, 2013

    Thanks for all of your hard work on this list. Now I just need to narrow down which location that I want to watch a show at. Keep up the great work!

  • comment avatar Cheryl June 28, 2013

    Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, CO still lists their fireworks show after the races at 9:45pm.

    Foothills Park & Rec will be having their fireworks show at their Red, White & You celebration on Wednesday, July 3rd at Clement Park in Littleton around 9:30, unless Jefferson County bans them.

  • comment avatar Michele June 28, 2013

    Do you know if the firworks shows at Cornerstone, Belleview, and Progress Parks in Littleton have been canceled?

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  • comment avatar City of Brighton July 1, 2013

    DJ at 4
    Concert at 7
    Fireworks to follow
    Carmichael park 5th ave.and southern st

  • comment avatar Rachel Zerowin July 3, 2013

    Great list! Fireworks in Breckenridge are on at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4. They are visible from all over town.

    More info plus full July 4 schedule w/links (activities through the weekend):

  • comment avatar Aimee Giese | Greeblemonkey July 3, 2013

    Great list. We are going to the Outlaws game – will be fun!

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