Make the Most of Fourth of July: Denver Activities

Civic Center Park Fireworks

July 3, Civic Center Park

An annual summertime favorite for Denver activities! Enjoy a patriotic concert by The Colorado Symphony, an innovative light show, and a stunning rooftop fireworks display atop the Denver City and County Building. This event is open to the community and seating is available on a first-come basis. Lay out a summer picnic spread or sample cuisine from local food vendors on-site.

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Fireworks at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park

July 4, Elitch Gardens

Spend a thrilling afternoon riding the roller coasters and cruising the water slides at downtown Denver’s favorite amusement park. At dusk, cool down with a lemonade or adult Daiquiri and prepare for a spectacular fireworks display to light up the night sky. The marvelous show can be seen from across the city and is an annual Denver activities favorite.

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Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

July 4, Four Mile Park

Looking for different things to do in Denver? Pay homage to American heritage by bringing the entire family to Four Mile Historic Park’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration. Festivities include musical performances, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and visits with our forefathers Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Uncle Sam. Tour Denver’s oldest standing structure, the Four Mile House Museum, and learn how early settlers celebrated the Fourth and dealt with the summer heat. Traditional summertime food and refreshments will be available.

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Liberty Run 4 Mile & Firecracker Kids Fun Run

July 4, Washington Park

Start the Fourth of July with some patriotic exercise! Come out with the family to Denver’s largest 4th of July run. The Liberty Run includes a 4 Mile Run/Walk and the Firecracker Kids Fun Run. Dazzle the crowds in your finest red, white and blue attire. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed.

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5th Annual Fourth of July Highland Parade

July 4, Highlands

Just an old fashioned 4th of July parade! Bring a red, white and blue decorated ride, a can of food for the local food bank, and a blanket to sit on. The parade route is from 32nd Ave & Alcott to 16th Street at Hirshorn Park. Parade marchers should meet at the intersection of 32nd & Alcott Street by 9AM.

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The B-52s and Squeeze Concert

July 4, Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

The first event of the Summer Concert Series will be held on Independence evening.

Spend the 4th at the Botanic Gardens beautiful location in Littleton. Roam the gardens before the concert begins at 6:30.

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Lee Greenwood at Hudson Gardens

July 3-4, Hudson Gardens

Hudson Gardens is proud to present their first-ever two night Independence Day concert stand featuring Lee Greenwood, best known for his rendition of “God Bless the USA”. This celebration concert salutes the Armed Forces and honors family, community, and patriotism. A dazzling fireworks display followseach concert!

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4th of July Fireworks Lacrosse Game

July 4, Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Celebrate Independence Day with the Denver Outlaws as they take on the Ohio Machine and stay after the game for the largest close-proximity fireworks show in the city. American Red Cross Colorado Chapters will bet at the game to collect cash supporting the relief efforts with the Colorado wildfires.

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Cherry Creek Arts Festival

July 6-8, Cherry Creek North

Join the 350,0000+ annual visitors that flock to this free outdoor cultural celebration of the visual, performing and culinary arts – a gem of artful Denver activities.

A wonderful opportunity to chat with international visual artists, sample fine cuisine, and delight in a myriad of family friendly entertainment. Stroll ‘Artivity Avenue’, a block of interactive activities for kids; groove at ‘Cultural Pavilion’, a platform for global music, dance and theater; and feast on cuisine from popular Denver restaurants on ‘Culinary Avenue’.

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