4th of July Colorado Style: Red, White & Blue

Don’t let the lack of fireworks in Colorado during the dry summer season hinder your Independence Day adventures! Grab your water shoes, hats, sunscreen, a cooler and a few cold ones and you’re ready for a shin dig—Colorado style.  Here are some great red, white and blue activities the whole family can enjoy this Fourth of July.

Red Rocks

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Early riser? Join Michael Franti on Wednesday, July 3rd for a special ‘Yoga on the Rocks’ workshop to get your blood moving. Not-so-early riser? Come out to Red Rocks Amphitheatre a bit later on the 3rd for Michael Franti and Spearhead live in concert. On the Fourth of July, grab your best buds and boogie to the classic sounds of American jam band favorites, Blues Traveler and Moe. Continue the weekend with the Avett Brothers for a two-night run on Friday and Saturday and wrap up the holiday weekend with Josh Groban and the Colorado Symphony on Sunday, July 7th.

White Water Rafting

Escape the scorching summer heat and embark on a white water rafting adventure. Get your adrenaline pumping and discover the beautiful Arkansas River Royal Gorge near Canon City. This excursion is perfect for all skill levels. Book your trip here.

Enjoy unrivaled scenery of the American West and head to Glenwood Springs to raft down the Colorado River. There’s no fire ban here, so you might even catch some stellar fireworks!  Book your adventure here.

Boating on Lake Dillon

What’s an American holiday without water sports? At an elevation of 9,000 feet and surrounded by 25 miles of majestic peaks, Lake Dillon offers fun for the whole family. Boat rentals ranging from sailing lessons, runabouts, fishing boats, pontoon boats, canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and paddle boating are sure to keep your crew entertained all day.  With no fire ban in Summit County, there’s sure to be a spectacular fireworks show!

Send off The Summer in Style – Labor Day in Denver

As we say goodbye to another summer, the City of Denver will play host to a number of family friendly activities to send it out with a bang over this long Labor Day Weekend.  From delectable food sampling down at the Civic Center to baseball games to music festivals, if you’re looking for a way to spend your extra day off, you’re sure to find plenty of options in the Mile High City.

Denver.org provides a great guide of events and activities to attend for those seeking some fun, and of course, if you’re looking for a holiday feast, come join us for a spectacular Labor Day themed Sunday Brunch.

While we’re sad to see summer go, there’s nothing more enjoyable than a Colorado autumn when the leaves start to changes hues and the air is crisp and cold.  When it gets chilly, don’t forget to warm up with a cup of tea at The Brown Palace….but for now, let’s celebrate these last few blissful days of summer.