4th of July

Red, White & Blue Recipe Roundup – 10 Festive Recipes for the 4th of July

As I was thinking of some great recipes to share with you, my mind starting wandering and I was thinking – what do I do every 4th of July?  I grill!   So, I went to the store, and bought all sorts of things; corn, chicken, steak, fruit, vegetables, tortillas… you name it!  

Colorado’s July 4th Celebrations!

It’s time once again to celebrate the United States of America. Cities and towns across the Front Range have full slates prepped for the day and night, which conveniently falls on a Friday this year. From live music to bounce houses to pie contests and, of course, fireworks, whatever your favorite Independence Day activity is, it’s happening somewhere. Arvada’s Independence Day Celebration July 4: Activities begin at 4 p.m. with a Kid’s Play Zone, inflatables, games, booths, human “hamster” balls, a military vehicle display, live music and more. New this year is an area dedicated to those with special needs. Fireworks begin at dusk. Lutz/Stenger Sports Complex, entrance at 58th Avenue and Oak Street, 720-898-7000, arvada.org Aurora’s Fourth of July...

Happy Independence Day!

“America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact – the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality.” -Adlai Stevenson If you’re still looking for something to on Independence Day, don’t miss: Fourth of July shows, events in Colorado (and fireworks cancellations) and 10 Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July Weekend in Denver

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

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:

10 Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July Weekend in Denver

Celebrate 4th of July weekend in Denver this year! Here are ten ideas to get you started and be sure to double-check websites in the event of a fireworks ban. 1.    Celebrate Independence Eve with a Free Concert and Fireworks July 3, Civic Center Park The fourth annual Independence Eve Celebration will feature a free patriotic concert by The Colorado Symphony, 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.

Wave your flags, it’s the fourth of July

The 4th of July reminds us adults that we’re in free country! Kids, not so much . . . Look at the flag – get small ones if you can. Colors? Stars? All have meaning, did you know? The stripes = 13 = the number of original colonies The stars = 50 = the number of states in our country The colors = red, white, blue = Red: valor; White: innocence; Blue = Justice *If you want, say together the Pledge of Allegiance: I pledge allegiance to the flag, of the United States of America, and to the republic, for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Think of all the activities for stripes and stars in red, white and blue! Many websites will tell you step by step instructions. I’m a big fan of providing materials and letting your kids cre...