With COVID-19 wreaking havoc on nearly every summer tradition so far, Fourth of July fireworks are proving to be no exception. But there is hope! For Independence Day 2020, many cities and suburbs in the Denver metro area already have canceled their annual fireworks displays, encouraging residents to celebrate from home, and some are trying to offer events at a distance.
But some are moving forward with their plans. Be sure to double-check schedules and at the bottom, we have listed all the canceled events for your reference.
Beaver Creek – Beaver Creek recently announced they are no longer shooting fireworks but the resort is planning a 4th of July celebration including Stars, Stripes And Slides at the base of Chair 6, a Kids’ Zone at Village Plaza and concerts at Centennial Park.
Berthoud – Berthoud wants to celebrate the strength and resilience of our country and on July 3rd, they will launch its fireworks higher into the sky to make them visible from greater distances. The fireworks will be launched from Waggener Farm at approximately 9:15 p.m. so grab your lawn chair to enjoy the lights show; no groups will be allowed on or near that property.
Brighton –The City of Brighton is set to host the Fourth of July Fireworks: 2020 Home Edition on July 4 at dusk. Due to COVID-19-related health and safety concerns surrounding large gatherings, the event will only consist of the fireworks display and will not include the live concert and community gathering at Carmichael Park.
Castle Rock –The fireworks shall go on! On July 4th, turn your attention to Santa Fe Quarry Mesa for the Town’s annual fireworks display. Similar to years past, fireworks will shoot off at sundown (around 9:30 p.m.) from the butte located just south of The Meadows, above Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course. In the event of rain or severe weather, fireworks will be postponed to July 5.
Colorado Springs – Colorado Springs wants you to celebrate Independence Day with a Symphony
in the Park On Your Porch. Tune to a number of radio stations to hear the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and then you’ll be able to look in a number directions to see the fireworks including over the Broadmoor, Fort Carson and Garden of the Gods (see maps in the link). The broadcasts start at 9 p.m. with fireworks scheduled for about 9:20 p.m.
Durango – Durango is going all out for its fireworks display this year and hired the First Family of Fireworks, Zambelli Fireworks. The city has canceled all its festivities because of COVID-19 but be sure to watch (socially distant) as the fireworks are launched from Greenmount Cemetery start at 9:15 p.m.
Erie’s Parks and Recreation Department canceled their fireworks in the interest in public health but they are offering “Porch Party kits” with crafts, decorations and games to celebrate the Fourth of July. Be sure to reserve your kit now.
Greeley – One of the missions of the Greeley Stampede is to celebrate our independence and this year’s fireworks show will be one of the largest in Northern Colorado. The 99th Greeley Stampede is postponed, nor will there be organized activities or amenities in Island Grove Park. The fireworks should start at about 9:30 p.m. and please practice social distancing.
Firestone –Firestone is still planning their 4th of July part and are moving fireworks to Saddleback Golf Course. The parade and other festivities have been canceled but food Trucks will be available starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall parking lot. and fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
Larimer County Drive-in Fireworks Show – Loveland is moving its fireworks display from North Lake Park to the Ranch Events Complex. The show is a partnership between Loveland, Fort Collins, Larimer County, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and the Larimer County Ranch Events Complex. Only 1,000 vehicles will be allowed in for or what’s being called “drive-in” fireworks. The show will start at 9:15 p.m. on the 4th.
Bandimere Speedway: Jet Car Nationals & Family Festival — This family festival has it all: drag racing, live music, troop salute, jet cars and more at the Speedway. It’s an all-day event as elimination rounds start at 12:30 p.m., the pre-race ceremony at 6 p.m. the show starts at 7 p.m. and fireworks at about 9:45 p.m. Tickets run $18 to $30 in advance, $21 to $33 at the gate. Parking is $15. Discount coupons are available at participating Brakes Plus & Chick-fil-a locations.
Superior 4th of July Virtual Extravangza is going virtual where you can Run, Decorate and Tun-in. Their Superior Virtual Mile allows you to choose your own starting line and route and then run or walk it. There will also be a Yard Decoration Contest to celebrate this year’s theme “America Answering the Call: Celebrating Hands That Serve.”
Vail America Days –Vail is excited to feature some incredible patriotic exhibits, on-the-move musicians and other surprises from Vail Village to Lionshead on July 4. While visiting Vail’s shops and restaurants, take time to stroll through town and enjoy the curated displays embracing this year’s theme: Stronger Together. The night skies in Vail will light up with an amazing abbreviated firework display, conditions permitting, with plenty of viewing options throughout town.
Windsor – The Town of Windsor may be canceling its 4th of July concert but not the celebration and fireworks display at Boardwalk Park with a dog-friendly race, snack food vendors and fireworks. This year’s fireworks display will be launched from a location situated between the Poudre River Trail to the north and New Liberty Road to the south and between 7th Street to the east and Colorado Boulevard to the west. This location is considered to be the highest point in town.
This list of canceled celebrations is long and kinda depressing. If you’re still reeling from COVID cancelations, skip this section altogether.
- Colorado Rockies Post-Game Fireworks
- Four Mile Historic Park’s Independence Day Celebration
- Glendale Fireworks Show
- Stars & Stripes Independence Day Celebration (Brighton)
- Civic Center Independence Eve Celebration
- Colorado Rockies Post-Game Fireworks
- Erie Fireworks Show
- Littleton Red, White and You Celebration
- Arvada Fireworks Display
- Aurora 4th of July Spectacular
- Boulder: Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast
- Brighton Fourth of July
- Broomfield Great American Picnic
- Commerce City 4thFest
- Denver Outlaws Post-Game Fireworks
- Elitch Gardens
- Grand Lake
- Park Hill 4th of July Parade
- Stapleton Pancake Breakfast & Parade
- Wash Park 4th of July Parade
- Englewood 4th of July Festival
- Estes Park 4th of July Celebration
- Evergreen Music Festival
- Fort Collins July 4 Celebration
- Golden 4th of July Festival
- Green Valley Ranch Concert & Fireworks
- Highlands Ranch July 4th Celebration
- Idaho Springs 4th of July
- Lafayette 4th of July at Waneka Lake
- Lakewood Big Boom Bash
- Littleton Fourth of July Festival
- Independence Day Celebration
- Longmont Fireworks Display
- Louisville Fourth of July Celebration
- Loveland July 4th Celebration at North Lake Park
- Niwot’s July 4th Celebration
- Northglenn 4th of July Family Festival
- Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration
- Thornton 4th of July
- Westminster 4th of July Celebration
Go to our event calendar for the latest updates.