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Best 4th of July Celebrations in NOCO!

By Melissa Shrader Editor Publisher Loveland Macaroni Kid June 20, 2022

Celebrating our nation's Declaration of Independence on July 4th is a long-standing tradition, 

but do you know some of these facts?  

πŸŽ‡ The declaration stated the 13 colonies separation from the British empire and open with the most famous and important statement “We hold these truths to be self-evident that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” 

🧨 July 2nd is when the Declaration of Independence was voted on. The actual paperwork was not ready and signed until the 4th. The Liberty Bell did not actually ring on the 4th (or the 2nd), it rang on the 8th during the first public reading. 

πŸŽ† Three of our presidents died on the 4th of July Holiday. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson died within hours of each other July 4th, 1826. James Monroe died on Independence Day in 1831. 

πŸŽ‡ Independence Day has always been celebrated in showing of patriotic symbols like red, white & blue items, Stars, Stripes, Flags, etc. Celebrations including parades, public readings of the Declaration of independence. Cannons firing became non-existent around the 1890s. Military salutes continue as a show of patriotism, and fireworks were the earliest federal authorized way to celebrate being declared in 1777. 

🧨 Over 1400 cities across the nation celebrate the 4th with fireworks. Macy’s fireworks celebration is the largest in the nation with over 75000lbs being displayed in the 1/2 hour show which is viewed by over 2 million people. In 1941 (some say 1938) was when the 4th was declared a federal holiday. 

πŸŽ† Don’t forget that we as a nation also celebrate with FOOD! Much of it is grilled meat of various kinds! We also love fruit and watermelon is the most popular on this holiday. 

✨ No matter how you celebrate the day of America’s independence one thing is for sure. You will be looking for fireworks! ✨


Find your favorite place to enjoy the lights in the sky. 

NOTE: All events are on July 4th unless stated otherwise. 


Berthoud

July 3rd 4:00pm – 8:00pm, Fireworks begin at 9:15pm

Festival and Fireworks. Berthoud Recreation Center, 1000 N Berthoud Pkwy

Inflatables Slides, Live Music, Beer Garden, Face Painting, Lawn Games, and more! Nacho Mama's Taco's, Cilantro and Lime, Big Meat Wagon, Backyard Bird, Kona Ice, Sweaty Moose, Tacoman, and Southern Twist Food 

Event Map & Parking and viewing map

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Cheyenne Wyoming Fireworks

The fireworks show is designed to maximize aerial displays for visibility from locations all over Cheyenne. Carey Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic and Lions Park will be open to foot traffic only on July 4th, so plan to enjoy the show from your own neighborhood or other open, flat areas if you can't walk in the park. The grandstand is not open to the public. The Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Laramie County School District have offered their parking lots for those who wish to view the fireworks.

Carey Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic, and Lions Park will only be open to foot traffic on July 4. 

Tune in to KFBC 97.5FM/1240AM to hear the patriotic broadcast accompanying the fireworks display.

Find Map and other display information here. 

The fireworks display will begin at approximately 9:35 p.m.

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Estes Park 

9am-3pm Coolest Car Show steam to electric at Estes Park Events complex at the Fairgrounds 

7pm FREE Concert Performance Park Amphitheater 

6pm Big Bang Concert Estes Park Event Complex Tickets here.

9:30 pm Fireworks Show over Lake Estes. 

1770 Big Thompson Ave. Great views all over town. Stanley Park is the hot spot.  Shuttle service available. 

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Firestone

July 4th 10am - 12pm Parade begins

Thunder Valley K-8 Map of route

5:30pm to 10pm Festival Main Event

11am-3pm Milner’s Park 170 Grant Ave. Music, Food Trucks, Beer Garden and other activities open to the public.

5pm Live music

9:30 pm Fireworks Miners Park 170 Grant Ave Firestone  

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Fort Collins

All Day – Chalk Across FOCO on July 2nd

Chalk pick-up available (while supplies last): 
Saturday, June 25: 12:30 - 2 PM at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden in front of City Hall (300 Laporte Ave)
Thursday, June 30: 9:30 – 11:30 AM at the Old Town Library Plaza (200 Peterson St)
Friday, July 1: 11 AM – 1 PM at the Council Tree Library (2733 Council Tree Ave #200)
Create your chalk art by noon on Saturday, July 2nd, so that neighbors can enjoy your creations during the Fort Collins Independence Day celebration. Want an extra challenge? Try to make your chalk art interactive!
Enter your chalk art for a chance to win a $50 gift card! Email a photo of your creation to 
NSPrograms@fcgov.com by NOON on Monday, July 4. Winners will be notified by email.
Questions? Email 
NSPrograms@fcgov.com or call (970) 658-0263.

July 2nd 6:15am - FireKracker 5K 

6:15-7:15 am Race Day Registration. 7:25 National Anthem, 7:30 Citizen’s race begins, 8:30 Elite Race , 9 Kids Race, 9:30 Awards Ceremony. Parking is limited and if you park in the wrong spot you'll get towed. Parking info here. 

July 2nd 10am- 2pm Avery House Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration 

Celebrate an old-fashioned Fourth of July at the 1879 Avery House, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 328 W. Mountain Ave. Admission is free and offers fun for all ages.

July 2 7:30 am - Stars & Stripes Tournament at City Park Nine

7:30a Shotgun 2-person team event 9 holes scramble and 9 holes best ball. More details here.

July 2 10 am Independence Day Parade Mountain Ave 

July 2 1-7 pm Baseball Games city park baseball fields

July 2 11:30am – 5:30pm City Park Pool $3

1599 City Park Dr City Park Pool 

July 2 Noon - 5pm Tolley Rides Rides are free all day City Park Old Town

July 2 3-9:45 pm Live Music City Park 

July 2 9:35 pm Fireworks celebration Sheldon Lake City Park

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Greeley

July 4th 9am Independents Day Parade travels 10th Ave beginning at University center ending at Union Colony Civic Center 

June 23– July 4th Greeley Stampede 100 celebration! Fun every day! Greeley Stampede Calendar for the day. Kids Korral

6 pm at Island Grove Greeley Stampede the nightly Parade In The Park 

9:30 - 10pm Fireworks Show Greeley Stampede over Island Grove Park 

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Longmont

July 4th  11am-3pm Concert in the park 

Thompson Park 420 Bross Street, Longmont

City Fireworks 

5:30 pm:  Event gate opens
5:30 pm - 9:15 pm:  Food trucks available
7 pm - 9 pm:   Hazel Miller concert
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm:   Kiwanis fireworks display
10:30 pm:  Event gate closes

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Loveland

8am – 10:30am Loveland Liberty 5K July 4 - July 15 In person or virtual at River’s Edge Natural Area or Virtually your choice. 

12pm-8pm Buckhorn Northern Railroad Train Rides at North Lake Park 

4th of July @ North Lake Park is BACK!  

10am - 3pm Lion's club will be serving hot dogs and other treats 

10am - 6pm Lion's club will be running The Buckhorn Railroad at North Lake Park.

 11-2 Lone Tree Schoolhouse 

3-8 Kids Zone 

3:30pm check in/4pm start of Children's Bike Parade

3 - 9:15 pm Live Music

4pm Corn hole Tournament  

3-8 Beer Garden 

9:17 Fireworks

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Red Feather Lakes

July 2 Red Feather Lakes Independence celebration

8:30 - 11:30am am, Kid’s Fishing Contest

9 am -4 pm, Craft and Artisan Fair

9am-4pm Used Book Sale

11:30 - 1pm BBQ Patio 

2pm Parade on main street 

3pm or after the parade Reading of Names

 3pm Kid's Games 

9:30pm Fireworks (Dusk) 

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Timnath

6pm -10pm 4th of July Celebration @ Timnath Reservoir 

9:30pm Fireworks Bring your lawn chairs, games and picnic for a fun evening Drive-in style.

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Wellington

7-10am Pancake Breakfast Filling Station (3906 Cleveland Avenue)

10am- 11am 4th of July Parade Along Cleveland Ave from 1st st and 5th st. 

11am - 5pm Festival at Wellington Community Park (8760 Buffalo Creek Parkway)

Car Show

9:30pm & 10 pm Fireworks

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Windsor

5:30 - 9:20  Boardwalk park 4th of July Celebration Live Music 

There will have concessions and boat rentals throughout the day. Come enjoy the day at the park. 

9:15pm Fireworks

Estimated time of Fireworks over Windsor Lake.  

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