One of the favorite festivities involved with the July 4th holiday is a spectacular fireworks display. And we’re talking real fireworks, not bottle rockets and hand-held sparklers. Fortunately, you’ll find several displays to choose from around town every year. If you’re looking to get the family out to see an explosive light show in the sky, here are several recommendations from your friends here at BackCountry.
Rockies Fireworks Game
July 3-4, 6:10 pm, Coors Field
This year’s fireworks games are Tuesday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 4. The Rockies are going up against the Giants, so let’s all go root for the home team, and then stay for the fireworks after! Tickets range from $25-$190 each, but if they sell out, there are plenty of restaurant and bar patios around the stadium where you can catch the fireworks display.
Independence Eve Celebration
July 3, 8 pm, Civic Center Park
This annual celebration features a free concert, an innovative light show on the Denver City and County building, and a stunning fireworks finale. Lawn seating is available, so bring a picnic, your blankets, and low-rise concert chairs. Your best bet is to take the light rail into downtown to avoid traffic and parking fiascos.
Elitch Gardens Fireworks
July 4, Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park
Spend the day at Elitch Gardens’ 53 rides and attractions, followed by a massive fireworks extravaganza that will light up the downtown skyline! Located in downtown Denver, Elitch Gardens offers roller coasters, cool water slides (perfect for a hot July day), dive-in movies, free concerts, and plenty of pint-sized adventures for smaller kids.
4th of July Festival & Fireworks in Englewood
July 4, 3-10 pm, Cornerstone and Belleview Parks
If you don’t want to make the trek to downtown, enjoy fireworks displays closer to home. The cities of Englewood, Littleton, and Sheridan, along with South Suburban Parks & Recreation District and Arapahoe County are holding their 2018 4th of July Festival and Fireworks celebrations again this year. This event will take place at Cornerstone and Belleview Parks. Kids’ activities, food trucks, and live music will be part of the festivities.
Parker Stars & Stripes Celebration
July 4, 6-10 pm, Salisbury Park
Pack up your blankets and lawn chairs and then set up for an evening jammed with family fun! Kids and parents alike will love the bounce houses, slides, games, and more. Older kids can check out the big slide or try their skills on the climbing wall. Six Million Dollar Band will be jamming out ‘80s hits until 9:15 p.m. and then Parker’s biggest fireworks display goes on at 9:30 pm.
We hope you and your family and friends find a spectacular light show to watch together this July 4th. And if you need a place to hold a barbeque or social gathering, don’t forget we have the Sundial House available for your July 4th party needs. Happy Independence Day!