July 4th Weekend: Ten Issues to Do In and Round Denver


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Yeehaw! After 2020 has fizzled out, this July 4th weekend should sizzle. The fun starts early along the Front Range, and for the next few days you can lasso some action at the Greeley Stampede, catch the action in downtown Denver, or head to Sloan’s Lake for a free concert.

Here are fourteen ways to stay busy this weekend.

Greeley rush
Now through Sunday 4th July
The Greeley Stampede is back! The cowboy action continues on July 1st with Carnival Americana at 5 p.m., followed by the Sheep Stampede and a Dwight Yoakam concert. The line-up will get even livelier in the coming days and will end on July 4th at 9:45 p.m. with fireworks. The full schedule and ticket prices can be found here.

Meet on the street
Saturday, July 3rd through Monday, July 5th, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
16th Street Mall
The Downtown Denver Partnership and City and County of Denver are hosting Meet in the Street, a free summer festival that takes over the 16th Street Mall with games, activities, and more. Find out more here.

Novo Ita Immersive Art Experience
Saturday, July 3rd to August 23rd, daily noon to 8pm (closes on July 4th at 3pm)
Spectra Art Space, 1836 South Broadway
Spectra, who kept the immersive experience of Spookadelia going for months, moves on to a different topic and brings a new team to create Novo Ita, a tactile and psychedelic journey with a subtle message about environmental and social issues that are in the Surroundings lurk its history. The characters who live in the future world of Novo Ita are perfectly in tune with nature – a concept we could use more of now. Tickets, $ 12 to $ 30, are limited in time; Reserve yours with Eventbrite.

Sloan’s Lake Bazaar High Country Hustle with Derek Dames Ohl
Saturday, July 3rd, 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
1611 Raleigh Street
TheBigWonderful presents a free show with Derek Dames Ohl (5 to 6 p.m.) Durango’s High Country Hustle (6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) at Sloan’s Lake Bazaar. Entry is free, dogs are welcome, and you can purchase an open bar ticket for $ 40. Find out more here.

ArtWalk Summer on the Streets Festival
Saturday, July 3rd, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Firehouse Art Center, 667 4th Avenue, Longmont
The Firehouse Art Center is taking over the free ArtWalk in Longmont again this summer by activating live music and mini-craft markets in the alleys of the city center and the Briseways every Saturday from this weekend until August 21st are on the list for this round, but teens can pick up free, hands-on takeaway art kits at the Firehouse, where the One Thing, and Then Another art exhibit can be seen for a final day. This summer, get to know the nooks and crannies of Longmont on foot. you can find weekly tickets and timetables here.

Stars & Stripes street party
Now until July 13th from 5 p.m.
The square on 21st, 21st Streets between Larimer and Lawrence Streets
The Ballpark Collective will activate a pop-up park called Square on the 21st just in time for the weekend of July 4th and the MLB All-Star Game 2021 with an ongoing free street party, the Stars & Stripes Streetfest. Live comedy, dueling pianos, live music and DJs, food, drinks and games will keep you busy until the July 3rd fireworks burn at the ballpark, and nightly silent disco events will relax your groove afterwards. Starting July 9, surrounding restaurants with tables under the stars will stretch out on cordoned-off streets to experience the overflow of All-Star Week. Most events are free; Here you will find all information and date updates.

July 4th Weekend: Fourteen Activities In and Around Denver

Colorado Rockies versus St. Louis Cardinals
Saturday, July 3rd, 7:10 pm
Coors field
The Colorado Rockies battle the St. Louis Cardinals – and Nolan Arenado – in a run that ends with fireworks over Coors Field … even if you don’t see the same type of action on the field. Get tickets here.

Big Boom Bash
Saturday, July 3rd, 9:15 pm
Jeffco Stadium, 500 Kipling Street, Lakewood
Spectacular free fireworks will appear from a variety of vantage points, including nearby parks and convenient parking, within 1.5 miles of Jeffco Stadium, 500 Kipling Street, on July 3rd. Tune to 100.3 FM on your car radio to listen to choreographed music or stream here on your phone; Find out more and find a map with the best viewpoints here. If there is wind, pray for calmer weather on July 4th.

July 4th Weekend: Fourteen Activities In and Around Denver

July 4th Highland Neighborhood Parade
Sunday, July 4th, 8 a.m. pre-party, 9:30 a.m. parade prelude
West 32nd Avenue and Clay Street
After a pandemic hiatus, this free, family-friendly Highland neighborhood celebration returns with a bike-decorating pre-party, with festively dressed red, white and blue locals marching behind the antique fire truck, Little Man drumline, and the added star power of Senior Miss Colorado , 96 year old Lorie Woltemath. After a bike decoration pre-party, Makenna Sherry will sing the national anthem at 9:30 am. Then the parade heads down 32nd Avenue to Tejon Street and ends at Hirshorn Park for a local meet-and-greet with fire department # 7. At 11:00 am, the action moves to Little Man Ice Cream, who turns thirteen on July 4th, for a free, kid-friendly “Happy Birthday Bash Singalong,” directed by local favorite Hank Williams from North Denver from Greatness at the Rocky Mountain Erdferkel. Find out more here.

4th of July Evergreen Music Festival
Sunday, July 4th, 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Buchanan Park, 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen
You’ll be so busy at this year’s Evergreen Music Festival on July 4th that fireworks would be excessive. The festival starts at 10 a.m. and goes non-stop until 7.30 p.m., with live music, a glitzy car show, face painters and henna artists, sporting activities and food trucks. Don’t miss the headliner: Colorado’s own DeVotchKa with the Thomas Dance Project featuring performers from the Colorado and Boulder Ballets. Admission is $ 5 to $ 25 (a $ 55 Freedom Run / Music Festival combo is also available); Tickets and timetable can be found here.

Roxborough State Park Historic Persse Place Open House
Sunday, July 4th, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
4751 East Roxborough Drive, Littleton
To celebrate the month of Colorado History & Archeology, Roxborough State Park is hosting an open house at this historic early 20th century home. Get off the Fountain Valley Trail for a tour with a naturalist. It’s free, but you need a parking pass to get into Roxborough. Find out more here.

Brighton Fourth of July Festival
Sunday, July 4th, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Carmichael Park, 650 East Southern Street, Brighton
The annual free celebration returns to Brighton. Live entertainment includes music by DJ Tidal Wave from 5pm, followed by headlining Anavrins’s Day, a 90s alternative and grunge tribute band, at 7pm. At the end of the concert, the festival will feature one of the largest fireworks in the region. Find out more here.

City Park Jazz: Purnell Steen and the Five Points Ambassadors
Sunday, July 4th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
City park music band
Denver has always had a thriving jazz community, and the Five Points neighborhood was the heart of the scene between the 1920s and 1950s. The Five Points Sound is still alive today and the main guardians of the flame are the pianist Purnell Steen and his group, the Five Points Ambassadors. Get on! Admission is free, but donations are always welcome; find out more here.

Major League Soccer / Colorado Rapids 4th Fest
Sunday, July 4th, 7pm
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City
Looking for sporting entertainment with a big fireworks display on the actual Fourth? Then head to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, which has plenty of parking, major league football action and 100% capacity seating as the Rapids take on Seattle Sounders FC. And at the end? Good old-fashioned fireworks with all the trimmings. Tickets start at $ 35 at Ticketmaster.

Do you know a great event? We’ll update this list over the weekend; send information to [email protected]

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