There’s no better place to be over the 4th of July weekend than in Denver! You’ll be treated to festivals, concerts, pro sports — and, of course, all the brilliant fireworks displays you could ever wish for.
Please check back for 2017 event details.
CHERRY CREEK ARTS FESTIVAL
WHERE: Cherry Creek North, from 2nd to 3rd Avenues, on the seven streets between Columbine and Steele Sts.
This free, outdoor extravaganza — the city's signature cultural celebration of the visual, performing and culinary arts — gives more than 350,000 annual visitors the chance to meet and talk with international visual artists, enjoy a wide range of family-friendly fun and sample fine cuisine. At the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, experience Artivity Avenue, a full block of interactive activities perfect for youngsters. Visit the Cultural Pavilion, where music, dance and theater from around the globe will be presented. Culinary Avenue features tasty treats and live cooking demonstrations from some of Denver's most popular eateries.
INDEPENDENCE EVE FIREWORKS PRESENTED BY ANADARKO
WHERE: Civic Center Park, Broadway and Colfax
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. Lawn seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to bring blankets or low-rise concert/beach chairs. You're also welcome to bring your own picnic, though concessions will also be present on-site. Civic Center Park is easily accessible by light rail, bus, bicycle or the 16th Street Free MallRide, and use of public transportation is encouraged. Or, take advantage of the nearby Denver B-cycle bike-sharing program. Parking is available at nearby surface lots and parking garages as well.
FIREWORKS AT ELITCH GARDENS THEME & WATER PARK
WHERE: Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park
Spend the day riding the roller coasters and the water slides at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park, Denver's downtown amusement park, then watch a brilliant fireworks display light up the night sky, starting at dusk.