Where should you celebrate the 4th of July in Northern Colorado? Obviously, where you live and how far you are willing to drive will be important factors in the decision you make. Whether you have a family with young children or it’s you and a few friends, Northern Colorado has numerous Independence Day celebrations that will provide you the kind of experience you hope to have on your holiday.
Here are just a few excellent ways you can celebrate the 4th of July in Northern Colorado:
Independence Day at the Greeley Stampede
Your 4th of July could be an incredible day filled with all kinds of fun when you make Greeley your destination of celebration. Get the whole family together for the Independence Day Parade beginning at 9 am. For a great time filled with the sounds of revving engines and crunching cars, make sure to include the Demolition Derby at 4 pm. At 8 pm, enjoy a free concert in the stampede backyard. Finish off the day with an incredible fireworks show, starting at 9:30 pm.
For more about the events happening during the 2018 Greeley Stampede, check out this article.
Estes Park 4th of July Celebration
There’s nothing quite like enjoying a fireworks show in a charming mountain town. Fireworks, however, aren’t the only thing to experience in Estes on the 4th of July. In Northern Colorado, there are always so many fun outdoor activities to do like hiking and paddle boating. Estes Park is no exception. Along with plenty of outdoor activities, you’ll have the option to attend the Coolest Car Show, featuring more than 100 vehicles. The Estes Village Band will present a patriotic concert beginning at 7 pm. The celebration in Estes will offer everything you may need, including music, beer, and food at the Estes Park Fairgrounds. Fireworks start at 9:30 pm over Lake Estes.
All-day celebrations in Boulder on Independence Day make for a great day for you and the whole family. You will find everything from free concerts to an extended Beer Garden along with other activities. An extra perk is that parking on Independence day is free in the city of Boulder’s parking garages in Downtown. The Park to Park shuttle service will also be free of charge on the 4th.
From Pearl street, the Hop (a shuttle service) will provide free rides to Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast at the Folsom Stadium where there will be more music, the Boy Scout Troop #72 presenting the American Flag, and then fireworks beginning at 9:45 pm.
Fireworks at the Rockies Game in Denver
What better way to celebrate the 4th of July in Northern Colorado than with a Rockies game to start off the night? On Independence Day, the Rockies are playing the San Francisco Giants. The first pitch happens at 6:10 pm. After the game ends, stay in your seats to enjoy a grand fireworks show.
Fort Collins is an excellent place to celebrate Independence Day. This year, the Blue Ocean Foundation is presenting an Independence Day Parade, beginning at 10 am. Make your 4th an all-day outdoor event for you and the kids with a pool day at the City Park Pool, open from 10 am. to 5:30 pm. Live music from local bands starts at the Fort Collins city park at 4:15 pm. Additionally, you will find plenty of great food options from the food trucks on City Park Drive. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:35 pm.
The 4th at North Lake Park in Loveland, CO
If you are hoping for an all-day celebration, check out the 4th of July events in Loveland. The raising of the flag starts off the celebration at 10 am. There will be plenty of things to enjoy for adults and children alike with vendor booths and train rides. Join in the dancing at 1:30 at Shelter #1, check out the Mobile Recreation Trailer brought to you by Kaiser Permanente, and enjoy the Loveland Concert Band at the Amphitheater at 8 pm. The fireworks show officially begins at 9:17 pm over Lake Loveland.