Best 4th of July Celebrations in NOCO!

By Melissa Shrader Editor/Publisher Fort Collins Macaroni Kid June 24, 2024

Celebrating our nation's Declaration of Independence on July 4th 

is a long-standing tradition, 

but do you know some of these facts?  

πŸŽ‡ The declaration stated the 13 colonies separation from the British empire and open with the most famous and important statement “We hold these truths to be self-evident that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” 

🧨 July 2nd is when the Declaration of Independence was voted on. The actual paperwork was not ready and signed until the 4th. The Liberty Bell did not actually ring on the 4th (or the 2nd), it rang on the 8th during the first public reading. 

πŸŽ† Three of our presidents died on the 4th of July Holiday. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson died within hours of each other July 4th, 1826. James Monroe died on Independence Day in 1831. 

πŸŽ‡ Independence Day has always been celebrated in showing of patriotic symbols like red, white & blue items, Stars, Stripes, Flags, etc. Celebrations including parades, public readings of the Declaration of independence. Cannons firing became non-existent around the 1890s. Military salutes continue as a show of patriotism, and fireworks were the earliest federal authorized way to celebrate being declared in 1777. 

🧨 Over 1400 cities across the nation celebrate the 4th with fireworks. Macy’s fireworks celebration is the largest in the nation with over 75000lbs being displayed in the 1/2 hour show which is viewed by over 2 million people. In 1941 (some say 1938) was when the 4th was declared a federal holiday. 

πŸŽ† Don’t forget that we as a nation also celebrate with FOOD! Much of it is grilled meat of various kinds! We also love fruit and watermelon is the most popular on this holiday. 

✨ No matter how you celebrate the day of America’s independence one thing is for sure. You will be looking for fireworks! ✨

Find your favorite place to enjoy the lights in the sky. 

NOTE: All events are on July 4th unless stated otherwise. 



July 3rd 

Berthoud 4th of July Fireworks & Celebration On July 3rd!

5pm - Dusk Celebration is at the Waggener Farm Park, there will be music, food trucks, activities, and, of course, fireworks! 

5:30pm Musical guest begin. 

Dusk Fireworks begin


Estes Park 

10AM -10:30PM AMERICAN LEGION 119 CELEBRATION $25 for a full day of fun and food.
11am Come celebrate and honor our country with music, food, drinks, fun and games. Burgers, brats, Jenga, corn hole, a dunk tank.
10am Car show
3pm - 6pm Concert
6pm - Fireworks start  Mountain Town Rockers

Snag a front row seat for the fireworks display, and enjoy live music by Face Vocal Band before the light show begins! Food, beer & wine, free parking and covered seating will be available. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

Celebrate the Fourth with traditional patriotic songs performed by local musicians and singers. This free concert takes place at Performance Park's outdoor auditorium. Music begins at 7 p.m.

Watch one of Colorado's most brilliant fireworks displays unfold in the sky over Lake Estes. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and find a spot along Lake Estes to watch the colors unfold to celebrate the 4th of July! Fireworks begin apx. 9-9:30pm @ 1770 Big Thompson Ave. Great views all over town. Stanley Park is the hot spot.  Shuttle service available. 



JULY 4TH - Entering its 21st year, Firestone’s largest one-day event offers something for everyone! Begin the morning with our patriotic parade, before heading to Miners Park where the whole family will enjoy a full day of activities, live music, and plenty of food, dessert and drinks. Close out the festivities with the largest fireworks show in Carbon Valley, presented by Oxy! 

10am Parade

11am - 9:30pm Miner's Park Festivities 

9:30pm Fireworks   


Fort Collins

7:30 - Noon FireKracker 5K & Kids Fun Run

10am- 2pm Avery House Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration 

7:30am - 10:30pm 4th of July Independence Day Community Celebration including the Parade! 

7:30 a.m. Stars & Stripes Golf Tournament City Park Nine
10 a.m. 
Independence Day Parade Mountain Ave.
1-7 p.m.
 Fort Collins Baseball Games City Park Baseball Fields
Noon-5 p.m. 
Trolley Rides  City Park to Old Town
Noon-4:30 p.m. 
Family Fun Zone
4-9:35 p.m. 
Live Music and Fun in City Park
1-9:30 p.m 
Food Truck Rally City Park
9:35 p.m. 
Fireworks Celebration Sheldon Lake at City Park
Free shuttle service available from Transfort!



9am Independents Day Parade travels 10th Ave beginning at University center ending at Union Colony Civic Center 

June 22– July 4th Greeley Stampede Calendar for the day. Kids Korral. 

6 pm at Island Grove Greeley Stampede the nightly Parade In The Park 



11am-3pm Concert in the park 

Thompson Park 420 Bross Street, Longmont

City Fireworks 

5pm - 10pm Street Party

5:30 pm:  Event gate opens
4 pm - 9:30 pm:  Food trucks available
7 pm - 9 pm:   Long Run Band concert
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm:   
Drone Show

9:30 - 10pm Kiwanis Fireworks Show 
11 pm:  Event gate closes



8am – 10:30am Loveland Liberty 5K July 4 - July 15 In person or virtual at Fairgrounds Park or Virtually your choice. 

10am - 5pm 4th of July Party @ Winona Pool

11pm-5pm Buckhorn Northern Railroad Train Rides at North Lake Park 

4th of July @ North Lake Park  

11:30am - 8pm Lion's club will be serving hot dogs and other treats 

4pm-9pm Kids Zone 

3:30pm check in - 6pm of Children's Bike Parade

8 - 9:15 pm Live Music 

4-9:00pm Beer Garden 

9:17 Fireworks


Red Feather Lakes

July 6

Red Feather Lakes Independence celebration

8-11:30 am Kids Fishing contest - @ Ramona Lake 12pm awards given

9am-4pm Craft Fair - POA Little Building Fire Barn

9am-4pm Used Book Sale @ Library patio 

11am - 1pm Lunch @ POA Patio 

2pm Parade - Ramona Dr through Main St. (Line up at 1:30pm)

3pm Reading of Names @ Memorial Park
3pm Library Fun @ Community Park (Kids Games)
Dusk Fireworks (apx 9:20pm) - Hiawatha Lake

July 7th 
1pm Bingo 

3pm Annual Membership Meeting & Crowing of Princesses



6pm -10pm 4th of July Celebration @ Timnath Reservoir 

9:30pm Fireworks Bring your lawn chairs, games and picnic for a fun evening Drive-in style.



7-10am Pancake Breakfast Filling Station (3906 Cleveland Avenue)

10am- 11am 4th of July Parade Along Cleveland Ave from 1st st and 5th st. 

11am - 3pm Festival at Wellington Community Park (8760 Buffalo Creek Parkway)

10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Beer Garden and Skate Jam Hosted by American Legion Wellington Post 176 and Sk8well  (Centennial Park) Car Show, Vendor Fair, Food Trucks, Music, Kids Games and Activities

9:15pm & 10 pm Fireworks 6th st.



11-7pm Concessions and boat rentals throughout the day.  

7:15 - 9:15pm  Boardwalk park 4th of July Celebration Live Music with Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra 

Come enjoy the day at the park.

9:15pm Fireworks Estimated time of Fireworks over Windsor Lake.