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Denver 4th of July Weekend Events & Fireworks 2024

The Mile High City celebrates Independence Day with music, picnics and fireworks

Dates: July 4–7, 2024

Denver 4th of July Weekend Events & Fireworks
Denver 4th of July Weekend Events & Fireworks
Denver 4th of July Weekend Events & Fireworks

Denver holds many festive events to salute 4th of July, and most of them are free. The dates of each event vary from year to year, so we encourage you to double-check the exact date, time, and location to be there at the right place and time.

Independence Celebration at Four Mile Historic Park (July, 2024)

If you feel like going back in time, then make sure to visit the Four Mile Historic Park which hosts historic demonstrations and old-time games on one of the days preceding 4th of July. You can also bring a blanket and grab some barbecue from the food trucks. Tickets for the celebration can be purchased at the following prices: Adults—$10, Seniors and Military—$9, Youth (ages 3 and up)—$8.

Cherry Creek Art Festival at Cherry Creek Shopping Center (July 5–7, 2024)

The Independence weekend celebrations end with Cherry Creek Art Festival—Denver's major visual, performing, and culinary arts street event, attracting more than 350,000 visitors annually. Try Artivity Avenue, a block of interactive activities for children and teenagers. You can also visit the Cultural Pavilion with music, dance, and theater worldwide. Denver's best chefs take part in culinary shows and presentations. In 2024, there will be plenty of kids' activities, live music, art, food, information about art education, and more. On Friday, July 5, and Saturday, July 6, the festival will run from 10 am to 8 pm; on Sunday, July 7 from 10 am to 6 pm.

Civic Center Park Celebration (July, 2024)

On the Independence Day eve, Civic Center Park holds a free concert and a light show on the Denver City and County Building with an impressive fireworks finale. You can bring a blanket and a picnic basket to sit down on the lawn and get the best impressions from the performance. The show starts at about 8 pm. Fireworks with the City and County Building as a backdrop are probably the best things that you can witness during the holiday.

Independence Day at Dillon Amphitheater with Colorado Symphony (unconfirmed in 2024)

Celebrate America's Independence by listening to classic favorites and patriotic tunes in the rendition of the Colorado Symphony, the region’s only full-time professional orchestra. The free concert takes place at Dillon Amphitheater near beautiful Lake Dillon, 70 miles (112 km) west of Denver. The program features such tunes, as the "Armed Forces Salute," "1812 Overture," "Stars and Stripes Forever," "God Bless America," and others.

Broomfield Fireworks | The Great American Picnic (July 4, 2024)

Broomfield, located 18 miles (29 km) from Denver, invites guests to spend an Independent Day at the 2024 Great American Picnic and fireworks. The family-friendly event begins at 5 pm at Broomfield County Commons Park and promises fun for the whole family, with concessions, inflatables, and food vendors. Visitors 21+ can stop by a beer garden. The one-of-a-kind Bike Parade kicks off at 5:45 pm, after which you can enjoy live music starting at 6 pm. This year, the audience will be entertained by one of the most popular bands on the Denver music scene, Thumpin. The evening ends with a spectacular fireworks set off at 9:15 pm.

Arvada Annual 4th of July Fireworks Display (July, 2024)

The City of Arvada annually hosts the 4th of July fireworks show on July 4 at Stenger Sports Complex. Before the fireworks start at approximately 9 pm, guests can try the delicious dishes from food trucks. Arvada is located 12 miles (19 km) from Denver.

Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin