America is celebrating it's 239th birthday Saturday! Time to fire up the grill, pack a cooler, and spread out the lawn blanket and chairs amongst family and friends. Whether staying in your home town or looking for a place to go this weekend, Colorado has some of the best and most scenic places to celebrate our countries independence. Without further ado, here is a list of free 4th of July celebrations around the region:
Independence Eve 2015: Kick off the festivities with Denver's Independence Eve celebration at Center Civic Park July 3rd at 8:00pm. The event will host a free concert and light show on the City and County Building, followed by a brilliant fireworks finale.
Cherry Creek Arts Festival: This award winning Denver festival is family friendy and features a range of visual, performing and culinary arts. Cherry Creek Arts Festival is July 3-5 and admission is free. Enjoy interactive activity's, live performances and food samples throughout the day.
Rollin' on the Riverwalk: Possibly the largest firework show in southern Colorado, Pueblo's Rollin' on the Riverwalk features the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra for a patriotic performance. The event is situated along the Arkansas River which runs through the cities downtown for a charming atmosphere.
Memorial Park Summer Symphony: Colorado Springs' own celebration will take place in Memorial Park for it's annual Summer Symphony. Picnics are welcome so come early to claim a spot on the lawn and then enjoy a walk around Prospect lake before the Phil Harmonic show begins at 7:30.
112th Annual Cowboys' Roundup Days: Steamboat Springs starts the celebrating a couple days early on July 2nd with ski jumping, outdoor concerts, a rodeo and more. Saturday is a full day of events and ends with a firework show on Howelson Hill. The festivities continue into Sunday the 5th, and wrap up with a classical concert performed by Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School. Be sure to follow the link for a complete list of activities and times.
Summit County 4th of July: Breckenridge, CO knows how to celebrate, with a bike race, trail run, parade, and even a kids water fight through the fire department. It is a full day of excitement and of course they cap off the night with fireworks. follow the link for their 4th of July event schedule.
Dancing in the Streets: Aspen, CO has its own spin on the traditional festivities, with a free community street dance and concert from 8:00 to 10:30. Watch the fireworks show over Aspen Mountain in true Colorado fashion, scheduled for 9:20pm.
69th Annual Paonia Cherry Days: Credited as the longest running 4th of July celebration in the state, Paonia Colorado's Cherry Days is sure to please. From booths and contest to parades and fireworks, this small town also offers multiple days of family fun, from Friday the 3rd through Sunday the 5th.