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Family-friendly 4th of July Events in Denver 2015

Family-friendly 4th of July Events in Denver 2015

The Mile High City will come alive with plenty of family-friendly events for Independence Day. Bonus: the holiday is on a Saturday so celebrate the entire weekend long!

Independence Eve. July 3, 8 p.m.-midnight. The annual Independence Eve Celebration in Civic Center Park will feature a free patriotic concert, an innovative light show on the Denver City and County Building and a stunning fireworks finale. Lawn seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis; blankets or low-rise concert/beach chairs are encouraged. Civic Center Park, West Colfax Avenue & Broadway Street, Denver. http://www.civiccenterconservancy.org/event-independence-eve_75.html

Independence Celebration at Four Mile Historic Park. July 2, 5-10 p.m. Enjoy a modern take on an old fashioned July 4th celebration with games, wagon rides, live music, food trucks, and a beer garden. Bring a blanket and stay for Glendale’s fireworks display! 
715 South Forest Street, Denver. http://www.fourmilepark.org/events

Cherry Creek Arts Festival. July 3-5. The Cherry Creek Arts Festival takes place 4th of July weekend. This annual event is a world-class and award-winning celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts, and enjoys an attendance of 350,000 visitors over the 3-day event. Times vary. http://cherrycreekartsfestival.org/festival-info/

Liberty Run and Firecracker Kids Fun Run. July 4, 7:30-11 a.m. Work off all the BBQ and cake by running in the Liberty 4-Mile Run. Wear your red, white and blue proud and enjoy the celebration. Prizes will be given to kids and adults with the best patriotic flair. After the run enjoy food and beverages. Washington Park, 1000 S Downing St, Denver. http://www.hallucinationsports.com/page/show/205378-liberty-run-4-mile

dogPark Hill 4th of July Parade.  July 4, 1:30-3 p.m. The Park Hill 4th of July Parade is back! This community-friendly event will again be marching along 23rd Avenue on Independence Day. This year’s parade promises to be bigger than ever before, with marching bands, acrobats and festive floats. Park Hill on 23rd Ave. from Dexter St. to Krameria St. http://parkhillparade.org/

Arvada’s Independence Day Celebration.  July 4, 4-11 p.m. Celebrate Independence Day in Arvada mingling with neighbors and friends, as the City of Arvada, Apex Park & Recreation District, Arvada Festivals Commission and KOOL105 provide free entertainment, a variety of food will be available for purchase! Fireworks cap off the evening, but don’t miss the incredible fun during daylight hours. Stenger Soccer Complex, 11200 West 58th Avenue, Arvada, http://https//arvada.org/.

Colorado Symphony’s Family-friendly Fourth of July.  Your Colorado Symphony returns to Fiddler’s Green this Independence Day with a family-friendly program featuring your favorite contemporary scores and fireworks galore! The evening features the music from Frozen, the Magical World of Pixar, Harry Potter and Star Wars! Also, celebrate America with the Armed Forces Salute, Stars and Stripes Forever, the Overture of 1812 and God Bless America. 6350 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard
Englewood.  http://www.axs.com/events/277859/the-colorado-symphony-s-family-friendly-fourth-of-july-tickets

Fireworks at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park.  July 4, 6-11 p.m. Spend the day riding the roller coasters and the water slides at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park, Denver’s downtown amusement park, and then watch a brilliant fireworks display light up the night sky, starting at dusk. http://www.elitchgardens.com/

Colorado Rapids and Fireworks.  July 4, 7-11 p.m. Denver’s hometown heroes the Colorado Rapids are taking on the Vancouver Whitecaps FC on July 4 — stick around for the fireworks display after the game! Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City. http://www.altitudetickets.com/event/colorado-rapids-vs-vancouver-whitecaps-fc-3504/

Denver Outlaws and Fireworks. July 4, 7-10:30 p.m. Denver’s professional lacrosse team the Denver Outlaws are battling it out with the Boston Cannons. After the game, enjoy fireworks within the bowl at Sports Authority Field at Mile High — pyrotechnics paired with visuals on a 220-foot wide, hi-definition screen. Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant Street, Denver. http://www.denveroutlaws.com/

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Amber Johnson
Author: Amber Johnson

Amber is the founder and editor of Mile High Mamas, travel writer and former columnist for The Denver Post. She is a passionate community builder and loves the outdoors. She has two awesome teens and is happily married to a man obsessed with growing The Great Pumpkin.

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Amber is the founder and editor of Mile High Mamas, travel writer and former columnist for The Denver Post. She is a passionate community builder and loves the outdoors. She has two awesome teens and is happily married to a man obsessed with growing The Great Pumpkin.

2 Comments

  1. Great list. July 4th in Colorado is awesome. We’ve also enjoyed fireworks in the mountains, too. Dillon Lake is a favorite.

  2. Countdown is on!

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