Denver 4th Of July

Via Denver.org

There’s no better place to be over the 4th of July 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.

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CAN’T-MISS EVENTS

INDEPENDENCE EVE PRESENTED BY ANADARKO

WHEN: July 3, 8 p.m.
WHERE: Civic Center Park, Broadway and Colfax
COST: Free

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. The concert will feature patriotic and pop favorites from MIX, CU Denver’s award-winning a capella group; the Hazel Miller Band and the Denver Municipal Band. Lawn seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis; blankets or low-rise concert/beach chairs are encouraged. Attendees are welcome to bring their own picnics; concessions will also be present on-site. Civic Center is easily accessible by light rail, bus, bicycle or the 16th Street FREE MallRide and use of public transportation is encouraged. Information on nearby Denver B-cycle bike-sharing locations is available. Parking is available at nearby surface lots and parking garages as well.

CHERRY CREEK ARTS FESTIVAL

WHEN: July 4-6
WHERE: Cherry Creek North, from 2nd to 3rd Avenues, on the seven streets between Columbine and Steele Sts. 

COST: Free
This free, outdoor extravaganza – the city’s signature cultural celebration of the visual, performing and culinary arts – gives more than 350,0000 annual visitors the chance to meet and talk with international visual artists, enjoy a wide range of family friendly fun 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 DAY STRIKES BACK FEATURING THE COLORADO SYMPHONY

WHEN: July 4 (doors open: 6:30 p.m., showtime: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village
COST: $17-$35

Celebrate Independence Day with your Colorado Symphony and a fantastic fireworks show! Enjoy this unique tribute to the good ol’ USA and favorites from Star Wars and more. The concert will also feature patriotic favorites including the “Armed Forces Salute” and “Stars and Stripes Forever.”

CONCERTS AT RED ROCKS

WHEN: July 4-5
WHERE: Red Rocks Amphitheatre and State Park, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison

COST: Varies
Celebrate Independence Day Weekend at Red Rocks! July 4 brings jam band favorites Blues Traveler back to the Rocks, and they’ve stacked the lineup with Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth and Uncle Kracker. July 5 sees the improvisatory genius of Umphrey’s McGee arrive at this one-of-a-kind venue.

FROZEN IN SKYLINE PARK

WHEN: July 5
WHERE: Skyline Park, at the corner of Arapahoe and 16th
COST: Free

Don’t miss your chance to see the latest Disney animated blockbuster for FREE, under the stars in the heart of downtown Denver. Frozen tells the story of Princesses Anna and Elsa and their adventures in the icy kingdom of Arendelle.

FIREWORKS AT ELITCH GARDENS THEME & WATER PARK

WHEN: July 4
WHERE: Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park, 2000 Elitch Cir.
COST: Tickets start at $34.99

Spend the day riding the roller coasters and the water slides at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park, Denver’s downtown amusement park, and then watch a brilliant fireworks display light up the night sky, starting at dusk.

LIBERTY 4-MILE RUN

WHEN: July 4
WHERE: Washington Park
bordered by Virginia Ave. on the north, Downing St. on the west, Louisiana Ave. on the south, and Franklin St. on the east
COST: Adult registration is $35, kids are free
Work off all the BBQ and cake by running in the Liberty 4-Mile Run. Wear your red, white and blue proud and enjoy the celebration. Prizes will be given to kids and adults with the best patriotic flair. After the run enjoy food and beverages.

PARK HILL 4TH OF JULY PARADE

WHEN: July 4
WHERE: Park Hill, on 23rd Ave. from Dexter St. to Krameria St. 

COST: Free
The Park Hill 4th of July Parade is back! This community-friendly event will again be marching along 23rd Avenue on Independence Day. This year’s parade promises to be bigger than ever before, with marching bands, acrobats and festive floats.

CITY PARK JAZZ

WHEN: July 6, 6 p.m.
WHERE: City Park Bandstand, 17th Ave. and Colorado Blvd.
COST: FREE 

There’s no better way to end the long weekend than with a free concert in City Park. City Park Jazz takes place every Sunday evening in June and July. The July 6 show features soul singer SuCh, a powerful live performer. Dancing is encouraged!

PRO SPORTS AND FIREWORKS

THE ROCKIES – AND FIREWORKS!

WHEN: July 3-6
WHERE: Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. 

COST: Rockpile tickets start at $4
Catch The Colorado Rockies taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers during a four-game homestand. There will be a spectacular fireworks show following the July 3 and 4 games!

THE RAPIDS – AND FIREWORKS!

WHEN: July 4
WHERE: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City

COST: Tickets start at $29
Denver’s hometown heroes the Colorado Rapids are taking on the Columbus Crew on July 4 – stick around for the fireworks display after the game!

THE OUTLAWS – AND FIREWORKS!

WHEN: July 4
WHERE: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St.

COST: Tickets start at $26
Denver’s professional lacrosse team the Denver Outlaws are battling it out with the Boston Cannons. After the game, enjoy fireworks within the bowl at Sports Authority Field at Mile High – pyrotechnics paired with visuals on a 220-foot wide, hi-definition screen. You’ll never forget this kind of fireworks show!

ASTONISHING ARTS & CULTURE

MAYA: HIDDEN WORLDS REVEALED

WHEN: Through August 24
WHERE: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 

COST: Non-member tickets start at $22
Discover a hidden world at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The largest exhibition about the ancient Maya ever to be displayed in the United States, Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed includes never-before-seen artifacts, hands-on activities, and immersive walk-in environments. Highlights include re-creations of an underground cave and a colorful, life-size frieze that once surrounded the top of El Castillo pyramid at Xunantunich in Belize. Explore the rise and decline of ancient cities, and learn how the Mayans’ innovations (such as a 365-day calendar and incredible architecture) still impact our lives today.

CHIHULY

WHEN: Through November 14
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St.
COST: Non-member exhibition tours start at $17

See the vibrant glass artwork of the renowned Dale Chihuly in the incomparable setting of theDenver Botanic Gardens. Chihuly’s sculptures – ranging from unique water features to a 30-foot neon tower – add bold colors and dramatic beauty to the Gardens’ 24-acre urban oasis.Don’t miss some great hotel packages.

OH HECK YEAH

WHEN: June 7-July 26
WHERE: On Champa St., from the 16th Street Mall to 14th St.
COST: Free

Step into a real-life video game! Downtown Denver will be transformed into an immersive street arcade during Oh Heck Yeah, a one-of-a-kind event. The arcade will be powered through a combination of Denver Theatre District’s LED screens, projections, street art, social media, local media and a website.

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK

WHEN: July 4
WHERE: Denver’s Art Districts

COST: Free
Visit with Denver’s vibrant creative community at The Mile High City’s art districts for the 4th, including Art District On Santa FeRiNo (River North Art District) and the Tennyson Street Cultural District. Galleries stay open late as art lovers enjoy live music, food and drink, and of course, plenty of great art.