Where to watch fireworks for the 4th of July in Denver

2014 Independence Day Celebrations in Denver  Metro 
Listed below are all of the July 4th Fireworks displays we could find.

4th of July Fireworks for 2014 in Denver and Surrounding Areas


Light up the Night – 4th of July Spectacular in Aurora

Celebrate America’s Independence Day at Aurora’s annual “4th of July Spectacular,” featuring the metro area’s largest firework display.

All activities, live music and entertainment take place on Aurora’s Great Lawn located on the west side of the Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, on Friday, July 4.

Hear live entertainment by the Golden Eagle Concert Band at 6 p.m. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. This year, food vendors include Mythos Food Truck, Voula’s Kitchen, and Quench beverages. Don’t forget to tune your radios to Studio 1430 KEZW, our radio partner, where you can hear the fireworks choreographed to classic beats.

Limited seating is available on the Aurora Municipal Center lawn. The fireworks also may be viewed from surrounding areas. Best viewing locations include east of Potomac Street, south of Sixth Avenue, north of Mississippi Avenue and west of Buckley Road.

When:  July 4, 2014

Where: Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 Alameda Parkway, 80012

Estimated Attendance: 4,000 in the lawn seating; 100,000 viewing the fireworks display from surrounding neighborhoods and parking areas

Sponsors: Studio 1430 KEZW, Arapahoe County Commissioners, American Furniture Warehouse

Other Parking Suggestions: Town Center at Aurora, Aurora City Place, Community College of Aurora


Annual  4th of July Celebration July 4, 2014

Lutz/Stenger Sports Complex Entry at 58th Avenue and Oak Street

4:00 p.m. – end of fireworks display

Celebrate Independence Day in Arvada mingling with neighbors and friends, 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. Make plans to spend the day with us and enjoy the following activities:

  • Live music starting at 4:00 p.m.
  • KOOL105 Radio Booth
  • Military display vehicle
  • Kid’s Play Zone: all activities are FREE
  • Inflatables
  • Games
  • Human ‘Hamster’ balls
  • Face painting, balloon artists and crafts
  • New this year: IT’S ALL ABOUT ME!  This portion of the event is geared to those with some type of special needs whether it be down syndrome, autism, junior diabetes or physical and mental handicaps. There will be special activites that they will be able to participate in and we will also have a magician and face painter.  Booths will be available with different types of infomation about special needs and Jake’s Toy Box will be on site for citizens to purchase and learn about different toys and games that will help with your special person. We want everyone to be able to enjoy the day and the fireworks. We are partnering with A Place 4 Me on the special needs portion so if you have any questions, you can direct them to A Place 4 Me at 720-771-1295 or call Brenda at 720-898-7403. We welcome companies to participate that specifically work with special needs people.

The festivities come to a spectacular finish with a grand fireworks display that lasts about 25 minutes with KOOL 105 simulcasting a musical medley.

Parking will be available with gates to the Lutz/Stenger Sports Complex opening at 3:00 p.m.  Handicapped parking is available in the lower Lutz parking lot and large, recreational vehicles will be directed to a parking area in the Stenger Soccer Complex. No parking will be allowed on Kipling. Parking and entry to the event is FREE.

Please remember that no personal fireworks, alcohol or animals are permitted at the sports complex.  No overnight camping allowed.

There will be ATM machines available at this event. 

Call 720-898-7400, or go to Arvada.org for more information.


  • Gates open at 8:00PM – Fireworks begin just after dark

    Wright Kingdom Real Estate, The University of Colorado, and The City of Boulder Present Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast!

    8:00 PM – Gates Open   Admission is Free!

    8:30 PM – The Mighty Twisters, Mad Hops jump rope team, and everybody’s favorite, Ralphie!

    We will also have the Boy Scouts Color Guard to present the colors for the National Anthem, to help us remember the real reason for this celebration.

    The fireworks will begin as soon as it’s dark, approximately 9:40 PM.

    For more information about parking and shuttle buses, go to Boulder4thofJuly.com


The City of Brighton will be celebrating the 4th of July on Friday, July 4 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Carmichael Park, located just behind Brighton City Hall at 500 S. 4th Ave.

The celebration will feature free activities for children as well as a variety of food vendors and a beer garden hosted by the Rotary Club.

DJ Tidalwave will get the crowd moving and grooving during the celebration, with music starting at 5 p.m. Chris Romero Duo will take the stage at 6 p.m. and the event’s headliner – the Swerve Band – will play from 7 – 9 p.m.

The city will cap off the evening with a spectacular fireworks display – weather permitting – beginning at 9:15 p.m.

For more information on the 4th of July celebration, contact the Special Events division at 303-655-2218 or visit www.brightonco.gov/4thofjuly.


Friday, July 4 at Broomfield County Commons Park! The celebration starts at 5:30 p.m. with pony rides and inflatables. Enjoy a free concert with “Face” and later “Syndicate” Bring your picnic dinner or enjoy a dinner from our vendors at the park. After the concert, the fireworks display begins, approximately 9:30 p.m.

Schedule of Events: Flyer 

 12 noon  Sr. Softball Team vs City Council at Northmoor Park
 4 p.m. Broomfield Sculpture Trail Dedication – Next to Broomfield Dog Park
Mayor Randy Ahrens in attendance.
 4:30 p.m.  Guided Walk of the Broomfield Sculpture Trail
 5 p.m.  Activities begin:
 Pony rides for $3, Petting zoo (free) (No pony ride tickets sold after 8 p.m.)
 Inflatables for $5 unlimited play (No tickets sold after 8 p.m.)
 Concessions and food vendors open
 5 – 11 p.m.  Shuttle to/from Legacy High School
 5:30 p.m.  “Face” on the Main Stage
 5:45 p.m.  Bike Parade (Line-up at the “South Red” shelter at 5:30 p.m.)
 6:15 p.m.  City Council gives away free Cupcakes
 7 p.m.  “Syndicate” on the Main Stage
 9:30 p.m.  Fireworks Display

Great American Picnic’s 8th Annual Bike Parade
Show your patriotic spirit and join the 8th 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 5:30 p.m. The bike parade is for everyone of all ages. Kids are required to wear a helmet!

Parking is available at:

  • The Broomfield County Commons: Very limited parking is available. Accessible parking is located at the  Commons west parking lot. Please do not park RVs and campers in lots at the Commons. If you park on Broomfield County Commons Road, please park on the south side of the street only.
  • Legacy High School: Shuttle service to and from the Broomfield County Commons will be provided. Shuttle service runs from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m.

RV’s will not be allowed to park in the Broomfield County Commons parking lots.

The City and County of Broomfield encourages you to help the environment this year while saving yourself time! Make a party of your evening with us and carpool with family and friends to the event! Carpooling not only reduces traffic congestion in the parking areas, it is environmentally  friendly, reduces stress and increases your time to have fun!


4th of July Red White and Boom at approximately 9:30 p.m.

The best view of this low-flying show will be inside the park. It will also be visible from wherever you can see the park’s ball fields, including the Target and Walmart parking lots and Renaissance School. Parking inside the park and along Trail Boss Road will not be permitted, so park at nearby parking lots, including nearby retail parking lots, and walk into the park. Black Feather Trail will be closed between Front Street and Woodlands Boulevard from approximately 9:30 to 10:45 p.m.

Colorado Rapids Fireworks July 4th

Colorado Rapids Fireworks July 4th


Independence Day with a Colorado Rapids match and one of the biggest fireworks displays in the state happens on the 4th Fest celebration, as well as an additional fireworks night on July 7.

“The fireworks show put on by the Rapids and Commerce City is a great tradition, and we will again make sure that the display is done with safety as the top priority,” said Rapids President Tim Hinchey. “By working so closely with Commerce City and the Adams County Sherriff’s Department, we’re able to ensure that our fireworks display is safe, and that it does not draw resources away from wildfire-fighting efforts. We look forward to welcoming everyone once again to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park for a great match and impressive fireworks display, this year on both July 4 and July 7.”

The Rapids have hosted a match on July 4th in 15 of the 16 years since the inaugural 1996 season, with the 2011 match played on July 3. Overall, the Rapids are 11-3-3 on the Annual 4thFest match day, with eight of those games won on goals scored in the 69th minute or later.

National Wildlife Refuge and Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, is taking necessary precautions to provide a safe and enjoyable fireworks display. The city’s detailed operations plan includes watering down the open space property and staging emergency response personnel and equipment to respond if necessary.

Commerce City’s free 4thFest on Thursday, July 4th begins outside the south end of Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Outdoor festivities kickoff at 5 p.m. with a zip line, ropes course, mechanical bull, climbing wall, musical acts and many other activities all ages will enjoy. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m. following the Colorado Rapids Game (tickets available for purchase at www.coloradorapids.com), choreographed to patriotic music simulcast over 92.5 The Wolf.

The Commerce City Police Department is taking a strict enforcement stance and will be increasing shifts and coverage to enforce the fireworks ban in neighborhoods and parks within the city. All personal fireworks are illegal to possess, use, or sell within city limits and fines for violating the ban start at $100. Citizens making complaints regarding firework violations will be given priority by the police enforcement teams.

To learn more go to ColoradoRapids.com or to the official website 4thFestColorado.com or call 303-727-3500.


  • Sports Authority Field at Mile High and the Denver Outlaws are proud to host “Mile High 4th of July”, Colorado’s biggest and best Independence Day celebration. Utilizing the stadium structure as a canvas and backdrop, this 360′ degree close-proximity fireworks and multi-media display is created and produced by world-renown Zambelli Internationale along with the Denver Broncos Thundervision Video Production team and features a fireworks show coreographed to music and video on the stadium’s 200′ long x 40′ high, HD video display, the largest outdoor display in the NFL.

    With patriotic music and video and close-proximity fireworks appearing above, around and within the stadium, fans experience a spectacular, 360′ degree celebration that has become one of the most popular in the state and an annual Colorado tradition attended by thousands. 
  • The Colorado Rockies will have fireworks after their game with the Dodgers on July 3rd & 4th  Buy tickets online at ColoradoRockies.com. We recommend sitting in the Rockpile because after the game everyone in those seats gets to go down on the field and for the best seats in the house for the fireworks.
  • BLUES TRAVELER, SUGAR RAY, SMASH MOUTH, UNCLE KRACKER concert on July 4 begins at 6 p.m. Red Rocks provides a good view of the fireworks show downtown. For more information go to RedRocksOnline.com
  • The 18th Annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival will be taking place July 6-8. The arts festival weekend event is a world-class and award-winning celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts. The CCAF is located in Denver’s Cherry Creek North Business District, from 2nd to 3rd, on the six streets starting on Clayton through Steele. Learn more info at CherryArts.org.
  • Fireworks at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park July 4
    Spend the day riding the roller coasters and the water slides at Denver’s downtown amusement park and then watch a brilliant fireworks display light up the night sky, starting at dusk.
    More Info: www.elitchgardens.com
    WHEN: July 3, 8 p.m.
    WHERE: Civic Center Park, Broadway and Colfax
    COST: Free
    The annual Independence Eve Celebration in Civic Center Park will feature a free patriotic concert, an innovative light show on the Denver City and County Building and a stunning fireworks finale. The concert will feature patriotic and pop favorites from MIX, CU Denver’s award-winning a capella group; the Hazel Miller Band and the Denver Municipal Band. Lawn seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis; blankets or low-rise concert/beach chairs are encouraged. Attendees are welcome to bring their own picnics; concessions will also be present on-site. Civic Center is easily accessible by light rail, bus, bicycle or the 16th Street FREE MallRide and use of public transportation is encouraged. Information on nearby Denver B-cycle bike-sharing locations is available. Parking is available at nearby surface lots and parking garages as well.

Great Rates at Denver Hotels for the 4th of July Denver hotels are offering great rates over the holiday weekend. All these rates are based on availability. Browse all the offers at http://www.denver.org/hotels/specials.

    WHEN: July 4
    WHERE: Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park, 2000 Elitch Cir.
    COST: Tickets start at $34.99
    Spend the day riding the roller coasters and the water slides at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park, Denver’s downtown amusement park, and then watch a brilliant fireworks display light up the night sky, starting at dusk.
  • No Fireworks but a fun event none the less… PARK HILL 4TH OF JULY PARADE
    WHEN: July 4
    WHERE: Park Hill, on 23rd Ave. from Dexter St. to Krameria St.
    COST: Free
    The Park Hill 4th of July Parade is back! This community-friendly event will again be marching along 23rd Avenue on Independence Day. This year’s parade promises to be bigger than ever before, with marching bands, acrobats and festive floats.


  • Residents who enjoy fireworks are encouraged to attend the professional display at the annual Fourth of July Family Festival and Fireworks on Friday, July 4, 2014 at Belleview Park, Cornerstone Park, and Progress Park, located near the intersection of West Belleview Avenue and South Windermere Street in Englewood. To see the full schedule, call (303)762-2680 or go to City of Englewood. As a reminder, all alcohol, glass containers, pets and fireworks are strictly prohibited.


  • Glendale Fireworks will light up the sky on Thursday, July 3, at dusk (generally between 9 and 9:30 p.m.) Best places to view the fireworks are north of Virginia Street, south of Cherry Creek Drive South, west of Colorado Blvd., and east of Cherry Street. For close-in viewing, gather in and around the CitySet development or at Whole Foods. Call 303-759-1513 for more information. Rain date is Saturday, July 26.. Call 303-759-1513 or go to the city’s website for more information.


WHEN: July 4 (doors open: 6:30 p.m., showtime: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village
COST: $17-$35
May the 4th be with you! Head to Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre for a unique Colorado Symphony concert celebrating independence and Star Wars, not to mention a huge fireworks display.

LAFAYETTE FIREWORKS From 4:00pm-8:00pm

Food Concessions/Food Trucks (New this Year)

  • Abo’s Pizza
  • Fro-ZEN
  • Schnibs Pretzels
  • Suburban Wiener
  • Beer & Wine garden sponsored by Samuel Adams for sale!
  • Free Face Painting & Balloon Sculpting
  • Bounce House, Pony Rides, Kid’s Activities and more (additional fees may apply)

Free Concert by Deja Blu Dance Band

Free Shuttle service from Flatirons Community Church to East park entrance (Emma/Caria) – New this year, larger buses.
Limited Handicap parking available at West Park entrance on Caria


Visit LafayetteColorado.com or call at 303-666-9555.


  • According to their website there are no fireworks this year.


Red, White & You – July 3, 2014
Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton, CO 80123
Event Hours: 5:00-10:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. – Event begins, come enjoy:  •  A variety of food concessions
•  Beer & wine garden by The Foothills Foundation
•  Community exhibitor booths
•  Kids’ bounce houses (ticketed entry)

6:30-10 p.m. – FREE Entertainment:
•  6:30 p.m. – Garkow, Winner of 2012 Battle of the Bands
•  7:30 p.m. – Black Water, Tribute to the Doobie Brothers
•  9:30 p.m. – Fireworks
•  9:45 p.m. – Encore by Black Water

  • ALL PERSONAL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN LITTLETON, INCLUDING SPARKLERS. Use and possession of fireworks is serious and you could be cited. If you love fireworks, come see the professional display at the park!! 

  • The 19th annual Fourth of July Family Festival and Fireworks Show will be presented Friday, July 4, 2014.

    Events will be held at Belleview, Progress and Cornerstone Parks near the intersection of Belleview and Windermere (see Google map). With an emphasis on a safe night for families, there will be strict enforcement of laws prohibiting alcohol and personal fireworks – including sparklers. Pets are strongly discouraged.

    There will be plenty of food, fun, entertainment, games and a fantastic fireworks show for families and friends at this free event sponsored by the cities of Littleton and Englewood, Arapahoe County, and South Suburban Parks and Recreation. Additional financial support is provided by the cities of Sheridan and Centennial.

    A variety of food concessions will be available in Belleview and Cornerstone parks. At 9:30 p.m., the spectacular fireworks show will be launched from the baseball fields at Cornerstone Park. There will be many activities for the entire family including:

     Cornerstone Park, 5150 S. Windermere Street

    • 10 a.m.-8 p.m. — Colorado Journey Miniature Golf (fee)
    • 3-9 p.m. — Food and novelty vendors (fee)
    • 3-9 p.m. — Slide, bounce castle, rocket rids, bungee tramp (fee)
    • 4-7 p.m. — Grant Street playground
    • 6 p.m. — AirLife Helicopter
    • 7-9 p.m. — Live music by Buckstein
    • 9:30 p.m. — FIREWORKS!

    Progress Park, 5100 S. Hickory Street

    • 7-11 a.m. — Fishing for Fun
    • 11 a.m. — Fishing for Fun Awards

    Belleview Park, 5001 S. Inca Street

    • 10 a.m.-6 p.m. — Pirates Cove Aquatic Center (fee)
    • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Children’s Farm ($1.75 per person)
    • 3-9 p.m. — Food and novelty vendors (fee)

    Learn more at Littletongov.org.


Independence Day Wristbands Now Available


Independence Day wristbands are now available at the Lone Tree Arts Center Box Office. They are available Monday – Friday from 10 am – 4 pm.

Wristbands are required to enter the Independence Day Celebration. Children age 3 and under do not need to wear a wristband. Wristbands are available for collection and purchase at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree. Wristbands will be available until supplies last.

Each household in Lone Tree and Acres Green can pick up four (4) wristbands and purchase an additional four (4) wristbands at $5.00 each (while supplies last).

Please do not lose or remove your wristband, it is non-replaceable and will be used for re-entry into the event. There will be security checking at each entrance.

Hours for wristband Pick – Up @ The Lone Tree Arts Center:

Beginning June 1st, 2014:

Regular Box Office Hours:
M-F 10am-4pm

Irregular Box Office Hours:
Fri June 13 10am-8pm
Sat June 14 12pm-8pm
Fri June 20 10am-9pm
Sat June 28 5pm-9pm

Off-site Distribution:
Sun June 8 11am-2pm (Lone Tree Arts Center Parking Lot – see city tent)
Sat June 14 6pm-9pm (Sweetwater Park – see city tent)
Fri July 4 3pm-8pm (Sweetwater Park – see tent at south entrance to park)

Call 303-708-1818 or go to CityofLoneTree.com for more info.


  • 2014 July 4th Fireworks Cancelled Minimize
    It is with regret that we have to cancel the 2014 fireworks. The destruction of the Coal Creek Golf Couse in the September floods has made the location unavailable for the fireworks. We will be back in 2015!!Be sure to join us for the Annual Fall Festival and Labor Day Parade, Monday, September 1 in Historic Downtown Louisville.Please contact Suzanne Janssen (303.335.4581) with any questions.


  • The 4th of July is going to ROCK at Bandimere Speedway! Wednesday, July 4th an event that features 290 mph jet dragsters, a family-friendly carnival area with free games, live music, and kid rides, plus one Colorado’s best fireworks displays that evening after the racing action. Madcap Racing Engines Fast 16, Purifoy Chevrolet Quick 16, Fineline, Sunoco King Street, MagnaFuel Super Series, Titan 16 Jr. Shootout, and Doug’s Balancing CC ChallengeADMISSION
    Adult GA: $25 ($22 advance)
    Top Eliminator Club: $53 (Includes Upgraded seat and Catered Meal)
    Junior 6-12: $16 ($13 advance)
    Children 5 and under: FREE
    Parking: $10
    *Discount Coupons available at Brakes PlusSCHEDULE
    8:00 am – Racer Gates Open
    8:30 am – Qualifying and Test Sessions begin
    2:00 pm – Eliminations begin
    3:00 pm – Games, Rides, Music & Contests Open
    7:00 pm – SHOWTIME: Jet Cars & Drag Racing Features
    9:45 pm – FIREWORKS celebration


This large community picnic features a host of family-friendly events and activities

• When: 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, July 4
• Cost: Free to attend
• Note: Volunteers are needed to clean the park on July 5. Contact Jeanette Sánchez at 303-450-8935 or jsanchez@northglenn.org for more information.
• This event is alcohol-free and family-friendly.

Fireworks Display 9:30 p.m.
The darkened skies over Webster Lake will rain with fire as choreographed music accentuates the experience. Huddle near the lake for the best view. If the fireworks are not shot by 10 p.m. due to weather, they will be fired on Saturday, July 5, at 9:30 p.m. Call 303-450-8713 for more information or go to Northglenn.org.


Let Freedom Sing! FIREWORKS IN PARKER Celebrate Independence Day at the Town’s annual celebration, Let Freedom Sing! This exciting event will be held on July 4 at Salisbury Park, 11920 Motsenbocker Rd. from 6 to 10 p.m.  Grand fireworks display will begin at 9:30 p.m. The event is free and onsite parking will be available for $5, cash only.


  • Carpenter Park Fields – Friday, July 4
    4 p.m. – Beer Gardens and Food Vendors open for business
    4 p.m. – Syke 96, 2014 Thorntonfest Battle of the Bands Winner
    5:45 p.m. – Thornton Community Band
    7:25 p.m. – Presentation of Colors
    7:30 p.m. – Kory Brunson Band
    9:30 p.m.- Parachute Jump
    As soon as the parachutists land the fireworks will startCall 303-255-7800 or CityofThornton.net for more information.


  • The Palmer Lake Fireworks have been cancelled indefinitely.


City Park, 10455 Sheridan Blvd.
Starting time: 3:00 pm
Ending time: 10:00 pm
Join us for the annual 4th of July Celebration. New this year Patriotic Bike parade from 3-4 pm, Activity Zone and Food vendors open at 4, Colorado Car Show at 5pm, concert by Soul X at 7pm, followed by fireworks at 9:15pm. Visit their website for more information here: http://www.ci.westminster.co.us/
Source: various press releases
WHERE: Denver’s Art Districts
COST: Free
Visit with Denver’s vibrant creative community at The Mile High City’s art districts for the 4th, including Art District On Santa FeRiNo (River North Art District) and the Tennyson Street Cultural District. Galleries stay open late as art lovers enjoy live music, food and drink, and of course, plenty of great art.

If you know of a fireworks display that isn’t listed please let us know in the comments below.