DENVER, CO – Although coronavirus cases across the country continue to decline as the number of those fully vaccinated continues to rise, many Independence Day celebrations have again been canceled, changed or held virtually due to the pandemic.
Denver’s Independence Eve fireworks display may have been canceled but replaced with other celebrations:
4th of July festivities
What: Denver’s Elitch Gardens fireworks
Where: 2000 Elitch Circle
When: When the park closes at dusk on July 4th
The traditional Denver Independence Eve is canceled again this year, but Elitch Gardens and Coors Field will feature fireworks. The Coors Field Display takes place on July 3rd after the Colorado Rockies game.
What: Denver’s Park Hill Parade 2021ver
Where: From Dexter Street to Krameria Street
When: 1.30 p.m. July 4th
The parade is expected to feature dozens of floats, marching bands, vintage cars and costumed dancers in one of Denver’s most historic neighborhoods.
And you can attend some other celebrations nearby too:
What: Big Boom Bash
Where: The show will be seen from Lakewood Parks, neighborhoods and homes within 1.5 miles of Jeffco Stadium, 500 Kipling St. A map with good viewing areas can be found here.
When: The fireworks event starts on July 3 at around 9.15 p.m.
The 3rd annual Big Boom Bash fireworks display to celebrate our nation’s independence will return to Lakewood this year but won’t include the traditional beer garden and food trucks, the city said. The display is choreographed to music by MIX 100.
What: Arvada’s Independence Day fireworks
Where: Stenger Soccer Complex, 11200 West 58th Avenue.
When: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. July 4th; The fireworks start around 9 p.m.
The city has been celebrating Independence Day with fireworks since 1979. RVs, alcohol, pets, or personal fireworks are not allowed. West 58th Avenue will be closed to traffic at 8:00 p.m.
What: Cornerstone Park July 4th Fireworks Show
Where: 5150 S Windermere St., Littleton
When: The festivities begin at 5 p.m. and the fireworks display begins on July 3 at 9:15 p.m.
Community members are invited to bring a picnic dinner and blankets and enjoy the fireworks. There will also be vendors and food trucks.
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