Metro Denver Firework Shows

By Tim McWhite - June 24, 2024

                                     Looking for FIREWORKS for the week of the 4th? 

Tuesday, July 2nd

Held at Infinity Park. The evening kicks off with a screening of the movie “Independence Day” at 7 p.m.
Gates open at 6:30 p.m., so be sure to arrive early to secure your spot in the stands or on the grass.
Fans will be able to see the show from inside the stadium and on the Infinity Park turf, but please note that stadium seating will be limited as the capacity will be 4,000 for this event. 
Feel free to bring your own food and beverages (no glass containers and no cookstoves or grills, please!).
NOTE: There are no designated parking areas for this event and several lots around Glendale may be closed.

Wednesday, July 3rd

Stars & Stripes Independence Day Celebration
4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Food and beverage vendors open at 4 p.m.
ive entertainment with country singer Thomas Mac starts at 6 p.m. 

Fireworks set to music at 9:30 p.m. Riverdale Regional Park (Adams County Fairgrounds),9755 Henderson Rd.

Indy Eve at Civic Center Park
Denver’s Civic Center Park (Broadway & Colfax), 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Music features Colorado Symphony Brass & Percussion Ensemble and live DJs from Youth on Record. Night Market with food, local artisans and family-friendly activities.
Light shows every 15-minutes projected onto buildings. Denver’s biggest ever drone show with 300 drones over Lincoln Veterans Memorial Park. Civic Center is easily accessible by free light rail, bus, bicycle or 16th Street MallRide so use public transportation.

Big Belmar Bash
Community celebration from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Belmar – Downtown Lakewood (along S. Teller St. and in Belmar
Plaza). Music, kid’s activities, huge Vendor Village and food trucks. Stage is at the south end of S. Teller St. at W. Virginia Ave. Event is held rain or shine.

Drone light show starts at about 9:15 p.m. rain or shine. The show (longer than in the past) features a fleet of 300+ drones equipped with state-of-the-art LED lights. The drones perform intricate maneuvers as they illuminate the sky with a variety of colors and effects.
MIX 100 will be providing the soundtrack for the drone light show. The radio station will broadcast from the band stage on S. Teller St. Tune into 100.3 FM to listen along or stream live from your phone.

Littleton Red, White & You
5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Clement Park. Food vendors, beer & wine gardens, Kids Zone, community booths, bounces houses (fee), FREE concert at the Amphitheater featuring That Eighties Band at 7 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Bring a chair or blanket, sunscreen and a flashlight to use post-event. Event runs rain or shine. No pets allowed. Limited parking. Go here for parking options. 7306 W. Bowles Ave., 303-409-2100.

Thursday July, 4th 

Arvada Fireworks Display
Arvada’s Independence Day Celebration returns to its roots, focusing on the core of the holiday — fireworks! Gates at the Stengler Sports Complex open to vehicles at 6:30 p.m. Food trucks onsite from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. No personal fireworks, alcohol, drones, RVs, charcoal grills (propane is okay) or pets allowed. Parking is free, first-come, first-served. The park is at 58th Ave. and Oak St.

Aurora 4th of July Spectacular
Held on the Aurora Municipal Center’s Great Lawn. Starts at 6 p.m. Food trucks, musical performances and fun activities. Musical performances: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Quemando Salsa Orquesta, 7:30 to 8 p.m. — Games Wizard, 8 to 9:30 p.m. — Syndicate. Fireworks launch at 9:30 p.m. and last about 30 minutes.
Free onsite parking will be available on a first come, first served basis. Event parking will be available on the east side parking lot in front of the Aurora Municipal Center building, on the west side parking lot in front of the Aurora courthouse building and in the lower south parking lot in front of the Great Lawn.
The parking garage will not be available during the event. There will be signage on-site to guide you on the appropriate spaces to park.
Don’t want to drive? Take the Aurora R-Line! Get dropped off at the Aurora Metro Station and take a short walk up to the event site. 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy.

Brighton Fourth of July
Carmichael Park is the site of festivities from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Live entertainment includes food trucks, bubble tower, music from a DJ starting at 5 p.m. and headliner performance starting at 7 p.m. Fireworks at end of concert. 
Bring blankets, lawn chairs, bug spray, sunscreen and water. The Park is just behind City Hall at 500 S. 4th Ave.


Broomfield Great American Picnic
Beginning at 5 p.m. in Broomfield County Commons Park with children’s carnival ($15 unlimited play on inflatables), NurfTurf (3 games for $10 or unlimited for $15), face painting, balloon twisting and concessions.
Two Beer Gardens. Bring your ID (21+) and enjoy a brew (cash only). Bike parade (open to all ages) at 5:45 p.m. 17th Avenue Allstars perform at 6 p.m. At 7:15 p.m. concert by Thumpin’. Fireworks set off at 9:15 p.m.
Limited parking available at the Broomfield County Commons. Additional parking will be located at Legacy High School with shuttles provided from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. 13200 Sheridan Blvd.

Castle Rock

Castle Rock Fireworks
Starting at sundown (about 9:30 p.m.), a high-flying, 15-minute fireworks show will shoot off from the former Acme Brick facility on Prairie Hawk Dr. To signal the start of the show there will be a three-shot salute.
Best places to view the show: Downtown Castle Rock, Metzler Ranch Community Park, Miller Activity Complex, areas of the Red Hawk neighborhood and Rock Park. Please be sourteous when parking in neighborhoods.
Rain date is Friday, July 5. If the town is under Stage 2 fire restrictions, the fireworks show will be canceled.

Commerce City

Commerce City 4thFest
The annual FREE 4thFest takes place at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park officially starting at 5 p.m. (stadium gates open at 6 p.m.) and is open to all. Pre-match family festival will include a DJ, a bounce house, soccer darts, a rock-climbing wall, a quad trampoline, an alpine tubing slide, a mechanical bull, a trackless train, pedal carts and more.
In addition to 4thFest, Rapids Block Party is on the south side of the stadium with a live DJ, drinks, food trucks and an LED wall that will stream the Rapids’ game (and other MLS matchups) live. Party is also FREE and open to all.
Local fans who live within the vicinity of the stadium can bike to 4th Fest and park their bikes, scooters and strollers at the Rapids’ Park Everything Lot, which is located on the east side of the stadium between Gates B and C.
Colorado Rapids vs. Sporting Kansas City at 7:30 p.m. (Stadium gates open at 6 p.m.) Soccer match tickets available here. Following the game, fans in attendance may sit directly on the field and view the Fireworks Celebration.

All fans unable to attend the game but interested in viewing the fireworks can park in the lots surrounding the stadium starting at 7 p.m. Due to limited parking, the RTD bus and rail system is encouraged. Route 62 bus stop is at the stadium’s front door.

Central Park Pancake Breakfast & Parade
Start with a pancake breakfast at 9 a.m. at the South Green (29th & Roslyn). Breakfast will be on the stage. This is followed by an old-fashioned parade with bikes, trikes, wagons and scooters beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Highland 4th of July Parade
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Bring your favorite, non-motorized ride and meet at W. 32nd Avenue and Clay at the Museum of Contemporary Art at the Holiday Theater for a bike decorating party. MCA will provide some decorations. At 10:20 a.m., parade marches down W. 32nd Avenue to Hirshorn Park, where a fire truck will show up for a refreshing water spray. Little Man Ice Cream after party festivities.

Historic Montclair 4th of July Celebration
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Held at Montclair Park (12th & Newport) includes bike parade, family games, a Dixieland Band, and a fire truck hosing down the kids (if firefighters aren’t on a call). Food (lunch) costs $7/adults and $5/child for those who are not HMCAI members.

Park Hill 4th of July Parade
The northeast Denver tradition starts at 1:30 p.m. and runs on 23rd Ave. from Dexter St. to Krameria St. Includes 50+ floats, bicycles, costumed characters, classic cars, a marching band and more.The parade ends about 3 p.m. at the Kearney Street Fair on the 2200 block of Kearney with food, live music, kids’ activities and more.

Colorado Rockies Post-Game Fireworks
The Rockies play the Milwaukee Brewers at Coors Field at 6:10 p.m., followed by a huge fireworks display. Ticket prices vary based on seat location.

Washington Park 4th of July
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wash Park Smith Lake Boathouse. Event includes live music, a balloon artist, a magician and professional face painters. A children’s parade with bikes, trikes and strollers at noon, followed by free ice cream for everyone.

Englewood 4th of July Fireworks
In partnership with Littleton and Sheridan. Starts at 5 p.m. at Belleview & Cornerstone Parks. Enjoy music, local business vendors and food trucks. Or bring a picnic dinner. Fireworks start at 9:15 p.m. Both parks — Belleview and Cornerstone — are located near the intersection of W. Belleview and S. Windermere.

Highlands Ranch
Highlands Ranch July 4th Fireworks
A spectacular display of fireworks at Highland Heritage Regional Park. Bring your blanket, and beverage, and hang out to enjoy the fireworks. Food trucks to be announced. Bike, walk, and ride-share whenever possible, as no shuttles will be provided to the park. Fireworks begin around 9:30 p.m. 9651 S. Quebec. St.


Littleton 4th of July Fireworks
In partnership with Englewood and Sheridan. Starts at 5 p.m. at Belleview & Cornerstone Parks. Enjoy music, local business vendors and food trucks. Or bring a picnic dinner. Fireworks start at 9:15 p.m.
 Both parks — Belleview and Cornerstone — are located near the intersection of W. Belleview and S. Windermere.

Lone Tree
Independence Day Celebration
Festivities start at 9 a.m. with the 4th of July Family Fun Ride & Stroll, which makes its way one-mile down the Willow Creek Trail. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. check out the Family Fun Park (reservations required) filled with inflatables, interactive activities, live entertainment, and food trucks.

Evening party at Prairie Sky Park open to all starting around 6 p.m. Live music by Ryan Cowell (7 p.m.) and PG.6IX (8 p.m.). Bring your blankets, camping chairs, coolers and outdoor games. Check website for parking and shuttle detailsFireworks at 9:30 p.m. 

Northglenn 4th of July Celebration
Noon to 10 p.m. at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park. Event includes car show, bounce houses, pedal boats, Duck Derby, food vendors, beer garden, live music by Brass Attack (2:30 p.m.) and Conjunto Colores (4:30 p.m.), military recognition, concert by Hot Lunch at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks display starts between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Bring picnic baskets and blankets or purchase food and drink from vendors. Propane grills allowed. Charcoal grilled are not.
Parking is available at the Wagon Road Park N Ride at 120th Avenue and Huron Street. Then, use the walkway under Interstate 25. Near the park, parking is designated for handicapped, staff or vendors working the event.

E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park is at 11800 Community Center Dr.

Parker Fireworks Show
The Town of Parker will hold a remote-only (no close seating) fireworks display that can be viewed throughout the community. The fireworks will launch at 9:30 p.m. from Salisbury North (weather permitting) and run about 18 minutes.

Salisbury Park will be open to the public that day, but there will be no additional services or activities. Limited parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The only parking will be the park’s paved parking lot (300 spots). The larger grass lots used in the past will not be available for parking.

Sheridan 4th of July Fireworks
In partnership with Littleton and Englewood. Starts at 5 p.m. at Belleview & Cornerstone Parks. Enjoy music, local business vendors and food trucks. Or bring a picnic dinner. Fireworks start at 9:15 p.m. Both parks — Belleview and Cornerstone — are located near the intersection of W. Belleview and S. Windermere.

4th of July in Thornton
Party starts at noon at Carpenter Park Fields. Food vendors, beer garden and yes, parachutists floating down onto the field. Live entertainment throughout. Performers include: Delta Sonic, Phat Daddy, HomeSlice, Thonrton Community Band, Paizley Park Band and Kory Brunson. Fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.

No RVs allowed. Carpooling strongly suggested. The park is at 11000 Colorado Blvd. (108th Ave., & Colorado Blvd.)

Westminster 4th of July Celebration
Festivities from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Westminster City Park with activities, food and beer vendors. Live music from Kentucky Straight starts at 4 p.m., and That Eighties Band starts at 7 p.m. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. There will be a FREE shuttle bus from many locations in Westminster.

Friday July,5th

Colorado Rockies Post-Game Fireworks
The Rockies play the Kansas City Royals at Coors Field at 6:10 p.m., followed by a huge fireworks display. Ticket prices vary based on seat location.

Elitch Gardens
The park will light up the Downtown Denver skyline with a fireworks extravaganza around 9 p.m.

Saturday July, 6th 

Four Mile Historic Park’s Independence Day Celebration
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Games, activities (pig racing!), crafts, demonstrations by blacksmiths and other living history re-enactors, food trucks and live music by Denver Concert Band. Tickets are $10/adults, $9 seniors/military with ID, $8/youth (3-17) free/2 and under. Free for FMHP members. 
Buy tickets here. 715 S. Forest St., Denver; 720-865-0800.


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