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, Aurora’s Fourth of July...

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: