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Psst… Independence Day 2015 in Denver11 min read

Independence Day 2015 is just around the corner and listed are the best events to attend this year in and around Denver!

Thursday, July 2nd 2015

Independence Day Family Fun Festival 

Save Our Sundial

This event is an event that I personally have a hand in helping to organize and co-sponsor (as part of Team Denver Homes in Kentwood Real Estate.) The Independence Day Family Fun Festival brought to you by Save Our Sundial, a project of The Park People. Gather your family, friends and neighbors on Thursday, July 2nd 2015, bring a picnic blanket or chairs, and get ready for tons of fun beginning at 5:30 pm.The festival takes place at Cranmer Park in the Hilltop neighborhood in Denver and is a FREE event to attend! (kids’ activity tickets will cost nominal fees.)

What’s In Store?

Eurobungy Colorado

Trampolines brought to you by Eurobungy Colorado, a 24ft – 3 lane rock climbing wall, meet & greet with real princesses and pirates by Wands & Wishes Occasions, live reptile shows by Party Safari, face painting by Change of Face and even adult make-up lessons by Ashley Beachem Makeup Artist. You can also expect live music, food trucks, carnival games and of course fireworks!

The music will begin with Hank Troy and the Sundialers, next up will be Soundhouse’s Soul Confluence, Groove Trader and Port Authority. All three Soundhouse bands revisit the music of the STAX and Motown era from Stevie Wonder to Otis Redding and from Aretha Franklin to the Temptations.

Not only is this such a fun event for the whole family, the sales from the tickets will all go towards restoring the park’s sundial.  Also if you share the Facebook event page with your friends, you get 2 FREE kids activity tickets. (Simply show your share at the social media desk at the event.)

If you see me there then don’t hesitate to say hi!

Independence Day Family Fun Festival

Thursday, July 2nd 2015

5:30pm – conclusion of fireworks 

4501 E. 1st Avenue, Denver 80220

Independence Celebration at Four Mile Historic Park 

Independence Celebration Four Mile Historic Park

Since you are already around the corner for the Independence Day Family Fun Festival (see above), then why not pop round this event and check it out as well?

The Independence Celebration is a celebration that will make you feel as though you went “back in time” in history. Expect old-time games, historic demonstrations, live music, horse-drawn wagon rides, and more. There will be food vendors and a beer garden as well (*entry to beer garden with a valid ID and for over 21+ only). This is a FREE event but there will be a charge for food, refreshments and some activities.

Independence Celebration At Four Mile Historic Park

Thursday, July 2nd 2015

5pm – 10pm

715 S. Forest St., Denver, 80246

Friday, July 3rd 2015

 Stars & Stripes Express Fest

Stars & Stripes Express Fest 2015

Experience Union Stations 1st(!) Annual Stars & Stripes Express Fest! To Celebrate Independence Day, Union Station will be doubling the size of its Terminal Bar patio.

Expect to celebrate (from the middle of the day) with live music, entertainment for the whole family and Colorado brews.

Stars & Stripes Express Fest

Friday, July 3rd 2015

11am – 7pm

Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver, 80202

Independence Eve at Civic Center Park

Independence Eve At Civic Center Park

 The 6th Annual Independence Eve at Civic Center Park presented by Anadarko, is a FREE community celebration featuring a concert, light show and fireworks display on Friday, July 3, 2015, in Denver’s Civic Center Park (Colfax & Broadway) beginning at 8pm. The concert will feature patriotic and pop favorites from Funkiphino and the 101st Army Concert Band from Buckley Air Force Base.

Lawn seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, as are blankets or low-rise concert/beach chairs. Attendees are welcome to bring their own picnics; food trucks will also be available on-site. The event will take place rain or shine.

Independence Eve At Civic Center Park

Friday, July 3rd 2015


Civic Center Park, Colfax and Bannock, Denver, 80202

Saturday, July 4th 2015

Park Hill 4th of July Parade

Park Hill 4th of July Parade

The 6th annual Park Hill 4th of July Parade is a community-friendly event that again will be marching along 23rd Avenue on Independence Day. Stretching from Dexter St. to Krameria St., this year’s parade will include more than 50 groups, including floats, marching bands, costumed characters, classic cars and more!

The 2015 Park Hill 4th of July Parade starts at 1:30pm. on Saturday, July 4. The parade is held in northeast Denver’s historic Park Hill neighborhood. The parade will end at approximately 3 pm, afterwards continue the fun on the 2200 block of Kearney St. (between 22nd and 23rd Aves.) for a street fair with food, music, kids activities and more.

*You’re encouraged to get there early to set up blankets and chairs and settle in for the fun.

Park Hill 4th of July Parade

Saturday, July 4th 2015


2300 Dexter St., Denver,  80207

4th of July Fireworks at Elitch Gardens

4th of July Fireworks Elitch Gardens

Witness a spectacular fireworks display at Elitch Gardens! Enjoy the day at the amusement park and then stick around till 10pm for the fireworks show. *Park admission required.

4th of July Fireworks

Saturday, July 4th 2015


Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver, 80204

Mile High Fourth of July 

Mile High Fourth of July

Watch a spectacular fireworks display right after a lacrosse game by the Denver Outlaws vs. the Boston Cannons. The Outlaws will offer a unique close-proximity experience with fireworks launched from inside the bowl at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Tickets cost $22 and can be purchased here.

Mile High Fourth Of July

Saturday, July 4th 2015

Game starts at 7pm

Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St, Denver, CO 80204

Colorado’s Symphony’s Family Friendly Fourth of July 

Colorado Symphony's Family Friendly Fourth of July

Colorado Symphony returns to Fiddler’s Green this Independence Day with a family-friendly program featuring 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.

Ticket prices range from $15 – $36.50 and can be purchased here.

Colorado Symphony’s Family Friendly Fourth of July

Saturday, July 4th 2015

Doors open at 6:30pm

Fiddler’s Green,  6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Englewood, 80111


 8th Annual Highlands 4th of July Parade & Celebration

8th Annual 4th of July Parade & Celebration

Celebrate the American spirit with a community-wide FREE 4th of July parade. Bike decorating begins at 32nd Ave. and Clay Street, and then marches to Hirshorn Park where Bluegrass meets a community pot-luck (everyone should bring a dish to share!) and Piñata bashing meets good old fashioned field day games. The event culminates with Little Man’s incredible 100′ ice cream sundae.

Bring your favorite *decorated* bike, a can of food for the local food bank, a blanket to sit on, sun tent, and a finger food item to share with your neighbors.

The parade route is from 32nd Ave. & Clay Street and ends at Hirshorn park for food, music, and games!

8th Annual Highlands 4th of July Parade & Celebration

Saturday, July 4th 2015

8am – 12pm

32nd Ave & Clay/ Hirshorn Park

Fourth of July Spectacular in Aurora

Fourth of July Spectacular

The city of Aurora, Colorado, invites you to experience the 4th of July Spectacular and celebrate Independence Day with a fireworks show that lights up the area skyline. The Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn will feature live music, delicious food and a fireworks display revered as one of the best in Colorado.

Free live concert by country/pop singer, Emily West (Finalist on America’s Got Talent), a car show and even a hotdog eating contest!

Fourth of July Spectacular

Saturday, July 4th 2015

4pm – 10pm

Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, 80012

4th of July Parade, Run & Celebration in Highlands Ranch

4th of July Parade Highlands Ranch

This event includes a 4th of July 5K run/walk, family bike/pet parade, 4th of July Parade, Celebration in Town Center, hot dog eating contest, fireman challenge, pet adoption fair, and a fireworks show.

Be sure to stop at Town Center North and South as both sides will be filled with entertainment for all ages! Balloon Twisters, Face Painters, Vern’s Mini Train, Hayrack Rides, Games & Inflatables, and Live Music.

4th of July Parade, Run & Celebration in Highlands Ranch

Saturday, July 4th 2015

8am – 10pm

Town Center North & South, Highlands Ranch

Boulder 4th of July – Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast 2015

Boulder 4th of July 2015

Wright Kingdom Real Estate, The University of Colorado, and The City of Boulder Present Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast!
This FREE community event kicks off at 8pm and includes: The Mighty Twisters, Mad Hops jump rope team, and everybody’s favorite, Ralphie the Buffalo. The fireworks will begin as soon as it’s dark, approximately 9:40 PM.

They will also have the Boy Scouts Color Guard presenting the colors for the National Anthem.

Boulder 4th of July- Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast 2015

Saturday, July 4th 2015


Folsom Field, 2400 Colorado Ave, Boulder, 80302

Grill on the Grass 4th of July BBQ at St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder

Grill on the Grass BBQ

If you are making your way to Boulder for the Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast (see above) then why not arrive early for the Grill on the Grass BBQ! From 6pm to 8:30pm on Saturday, July 4, Boulder’s St Julien Hotel & Spa presents “Grill on the Grass.” For $29.95 per adult and $14.95 for children ages 4-12, guests will enjoy Americana-inspired backyard games, such as corn hole and ladder golf, festive food and refreshments and live entertainment from the Delta Sonics, a Denver-based blues band, all within the beautiful setting of St Julien’s outdoor terrace, featuring panoramic views of the Flatirons.

Grill on the Grass 4th of July BBQ

Saturday, July 4th 2015

6pm – 8:30pm

St. Julien Hotel & Spa, 900 Walnut St. Boulder, 80302

“Stars & Stripes”4th of July Celebration at Adams County

Stars & Stripes 4th of July Adams County

Adams County will host a new Independence Day celebration titled “Stars & Stripes” complete with live music, family-friendly activities, and a spectacular fireworks display at the Adams County Regional Park. The event will kick-off at 4 pm with an opening ceremony honoring military and first responders.

Stars and Stripes will continue with live music—Spinphony at 5:30pm and 6 Million Dollar Band at 7:45pm. You can also expect a Children’s Fun Zone, including climbing wall, trampoline bungee jump, bounce houses, mural painting, human hamster balls and obstacle courses. While at the park, attendees might also wish to challenge friends to a game of volleyball, horseshoes, or partake in eating contests. Food vendors and a beer garden will also be available. The highlight of the evening will be a massive fireworks display scheduled to start at approximately 9:45pm. Immediately following the pyrotechnics, visitors are invited to enjoy a screening of the film “Top Gun”—a holiday favorite.

“Stars & Stripes” 4th of July Celebration 

Saturday, July 4th 2015

4pm – conclusion of the movie “Top Gun”

Adams County Regional Park, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton, 80601

The Great American Picnic- July 4th in Broomfield

The Great American Picnic - July 4th Broomfield

Celebrate Independence Day at Broomfield County Commons Park. Event starts at 5:30pm, with pony rides and inflatables. Enjoy a free concert with family performer Princess and later That Eighties Band. Show your patriotic spirit and join the 9th Annual Great American Picnic Bicycle Parade. Decorate your bicycles/tricycles/wagons and scooters and meet at the Championship Field at Broomfield County Commons on July 4 at 5:30pm. The bike parade is for everyone of all ages. (Kids are required to wear a helmet.)
Bring your picnic dinner or enjoy a dinner from multiple food vendors at the park. Charcoal grills are NOT permitted. After the concert, the fireworks display begins at dusk, approximately 9:15 pm.

Great American Picnic July 4th Celebration

Saturday, July 4th 2015

Event begins from 5:30pm

Broomfield County Commons Park, 13200 Sheridan Blvd, Broomfield, 80020

4th of July in Westminster

4th of July Celebration Westminster

Celebrate America’s birthday in Westminster. Spend time in the activity area playing on a variety of jumping castles, slides and more. The event kicks off with”Splash Bash” between 1pm-3pm at Countryside Outdoor Pool, 10470 Oak St., and includes water games, food and activities. From 3pm there will be a Patriotic Bike Parade that starts from the Lake Pavilion. The kids activity zone and food vendors open at 4pm, following a car show at 5pm and a free concert by Daddy Blue at 7pm. Fireworks will begin at 9:15pm.

July 4th in Westminster

Saturday, July 4th 2015

Splash Bash 1pm – 3pm; Main Event 3pm – 10pm

City Park, 10455 Sheridan Blvd, Westminster, 80020

Annual 4th of July Celebration in Arvada

4th of July Arvada

Celebrate Independence Day in Arvada 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. Such as: live music, face painters, bouncy houses, sensory games, R C cars, human hamster balls, many community vendors and more!

Annual 4th of July Celebration in Arvada

Saturday, July 4th 2015

4pm – conclusion of fireworks

Lutz/Stenger Sports Complex, 11200 W 58th Ave, Arvada, 80002

With so many ways to celebrate Independence Day, I am sure you are bound to have a great 4th…

Happy Independence Day 2015 !!!



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