Coors Field, On Friday and Saturday, after the Colorado Rockies play the Detroit Lions, the stadium will erupt with fireworks. Purchase a ticket for the game or peep the lights from a vantage point in LoDo. June 30–July 1; after the game; 2001 Blake St.

Infinity Park Stadium, Glendale, There are multiple viewing locations inside the stadium and in the adjacent Infinity Park Stadium South. Food trucks will be posted up in a parking lot nearby. July 1; fireworks start at 9:40 p.m.; 4599 E. Tennessee Ave.

Civic Center Park, Denver’s hallmark Independence Day celebration will include a performance by the Colorado Symphony, entertainment hosted by CBS Colorado’s Michelle Griego and Brian Flores, more than 20 food trucks, and, yes, fireworks. July 3; event begins at 5 p.m., fireworks begin around 9:15 p.m.; 101 W. 14th Ave.

Elitch Gardens’ fireworks are canceled this year.


Stenger Sports Complex, Grab grub from the slew of on-site food trucks, then settle in for Arvada’s dazzling annual show. July 4; 9 p.m.; W. 58th Ave. and Oak St.


Aurora Municipal Center, Before the lights show, enjoy eats from Pikine Grill and Kona Ice and musical performances from the likes of Conjunto Colores, Game Wizards, and Syndicate. July 4; event begins at 6 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m.; 151151 E. Alameda Parkway


Berthoud Recreation Center, This patriotic day-before-the-Fourth bash includes attractions for the whole family—from a bouncy house for little ones to a beer garden for adults. Don’t skip the food trucks, including Southern Twist Food and Nacho Mama’s Tacos. July 3; event begins 4 p.m., fireworks at dusk; 1000 Berthoud Parkway


Folsom Field, This iconic Boulder venue is hosting its first-ever drone show in lieu of its traditional fireworks. The event will be soundtracked by School of Rock, Funkiphino, and the Custom Shop-Band. Earlier in the day, catch a performance by the Boulder Symphony at the Glen Huntington Bandshell. July 4; show starts around 9:35 p.m.; 2400 Colorado Ave.


Riverdale Regional Park, On July 3, country musician Thomac Mac will provide America-themed tunes, which pair well with a cold beer, local eats from the selection of food trucks, and a sky-alighting production. The next day, the locale will host a town-wide parade (visit its Facebook page for the new-this-year route.) July 3; event begins 4 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m.; 9755 Henderson Road

Carmichael Park, Wear your dancing shoes: DJ Tidal Wave and Journey tribute band Those Crazy Nights will be providing boogie-worthy beats. After the music concludes, look to the sky for an impressive presentation. July 4; event starts at 5 p.m., fireworks after concert; 650 E. Southern St.


Broomfield County Commons Park, What sets this function apart is its Bike Parade, which consists of dozens of red-, white-, and blue-bedecked bicycles riding throughout the park. Also expect a beer garden, music, lots of scrumptious bites, and kids activities (hello, Nerf gun fights!). July 4; event begins at 5 p.m., fireworks at 9:15 p.m.; 13200 Sheridan Blvd.

Castle Rock

Philip S. Miller Park, Castle Rock is kicking off Independence Day with a spirited (and free!) 5K race, immediately followed by a sudsy foam party. The park’s amphitheater will be screening Fourth-focused movies all day (including Captain America and Top Gun: Maverick). After dark, cut a rug to renditions of Neil Diamond’s discography from outfit Super Diamond and stick around for the brilliant drone-powered light show. July 4; event starts at 9 a.m., drone show starts at 9 p.m.; 1375 W. Plum Creek Parkway

Commerce City

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, A Major League Soccer match between the Colorado Rapids and the Portland Timbers will be bookended with a pregame festival and the state’s largest public fireworks show. Check out the rock-climbing wall, bouncy house, alpine tubing slide, and mechanical bull at the fest. July 4; event starts at 5 p.m., game at 5 p.m., fireworks after the game; 6000 Victory Way (if not attending game, watch from parking lots)


Cornerstone and Belleview Parks, After being canceled last year due to risky fire conditions, this multitown festival is back. Citizens of Englewood, Sheridan, Littleton, and Arapahoe County are invited to participate in games, face-painting, dancing, and more. July 4; event starts at 5 p.m., fireworks after dark; 5150 S. Windermere St.


Erie Community Park, This locale choreographs its light show to music. Enjoy popcorn from Old Tyme Kettle Korn or an indulgent ice cream dessert from the Snowy Churro while you watch. July 3; fireworks at 9:30 p.m.; 450 Powers St.

Estes Park

Lake Estes, Opt for a viewing location in Estes Park Events Complex or around Lake Estes for this colorful display. Check each location for its programming—attractions include Face Vocal Band, food, beer, and wine. July 4; fireworks at 9 p.m.; viewing locations vary


Miners Park, Start the holiday peeping the parade that loops from Hart Park to Miners Park (check here for this year’s new route). Pass the rest of the day listening to live bands, playing bingo and human foosball, and observing the brilliant lights show. July 4; Miners Park event begins at 11 a.m.; fireworks around 9:30 p.m.; 150 Grant Ave.

Fort Collins

Sheldon Lake at City Park, Sign up for the FireKracker 5k to kick-start your day with a dose of endorphins. If running isn’t your sport, try the golf tourney and baseball game, or just settle in for an afternoon of live tunes from the Fort Collins Symphony, a food truck rally, free trolley rides, and an after-dark fireworks presentation. July 4; event starts at 7:30 a.m., fireworks at 9:35 p.m.; 1500 W. Mulberry St.


Main Street, Though Frisco has opted to forgo fireworks over the Dillon Reservoir, the day’s encompassing schedule more than makes up for the lack of pyrotechnics. Fill your belly with pancakes at a town-wide breakfast in the morning, then scope out the parade down Main Street (awards will be given for “most artful” and “most whimsical” floats). In the afternoon, allow yourself to be serenaded by the melodies of the Yonder String Band. July 4; event starts at 9 a.m.; Main Street


Lions Park, This daylong celebration boasts food trucks (try Woody’s Pizza and HipPops), cold beverages (from Golden City Brewery and Coors, of course!) and a lineup of bands that will play familiar 1970s-era tunes. Peep the light show from Lions Park or along 10th Street, between Illinois and Maple Street. July 4; event starts 11:30 a.m., fireworks around 9:30 p.m.; 1300 10th St.


Island Grove Regional Park, Greeley Stampede is hosting the town’s anticipated Fourth of July parade and fireworks display. Watch from Island Grove Regional Park or up to 10 miles around it. July 4; parade at 9 a.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m.; 501 N. 14th Ave.

Highlands Ranch

Highland Heritage Regional Park, Locally made food-truck fare will be available from Roll it Up Sushi, What Would Cheesus Do?, the Dapper Doughnut, and more. Nosh while you watch the luminous production. July 4; fireworks at 9:30 p.m.; 9651 S. Quebec St.


Waneka Lake Park, Sneak in an extra Fourth bash with this pre-holiday celebration. Nurse a chilled beer or cider from the Post and Stem Ciders while you soak in the melodies of Chris Daniels and the Kings. July 1; event starts at 4 p.m., fireworks at dusk; 1600 Caria Drive


Belmar Square Park, Before the nighttime drone show, make sure to stop by the vendor village, where dozens of local makers will hawk their goodies (see: Original Remix’s live plant earrings and Parks Montoon’s cartoons and drawings). Kids will also have no shortage of diversions, from cornhole, to lifesize chess games, to a sparkler design station. July 3; event starts at 5 p.m., drone show around 9:15 p.m.; 7337 W. Alaska Drive


Clement Park, Early in the night, kids can stop by the Colorado Avalanche-sponsored street hockey match, barrel train, and bouncy house. Afterward, families should claim seats in the amphitheater for critically acclaimed 80s cover ensemble That Eighties Band. July 3; event starts at 5 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m.; 7306 W. Bowles Ave.

Lone Tree

Prairie Sky Park, From a family-focused bike ride and walk around the park, to a varied selection of inflatables, games, and activities, to a Bruno Mars tribute band, there is no excuse for boredom at this bash. Check out the town’s website for optimal fireworks-spectating locations. July 4; event starts at 9 a.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m.; 9381 Crossington Way


Fox Hill Club, The Longmont Symphony will perform in Thompson Park before the town’s annual fireworks spectacle. Afterward, claim a spot in Fox Hill Club (where Eagles cover group the Long Run Band will perform) or soak it in from one of Longmont’s suggested spots. July 4; around 9 p.m.; 1400 State Highway 119


Coal Creek Golf Course, Sweet Cow will dish out scoops of the ultimate Fourth of July treat: ice cream. Round out the day with face-painting, bouncy houses, patriotic music, and the lights arrangement. July 4; event starts at 6 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m.; 585 W. Dillon Road


North Lake Park, The long list of food truck vendors at this patriotic fete will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Plus, the range of activities (see: cornhole tournament, giant beer pong, balloon fights, and spike ball) will ensure there are no dull moments in the day. July 4; event starts at 4 p.m., fireworks around 9:15 p.m.; Taft Ave. and 29th St.


EB Rains Jr. Memorial Park, We venture to guess that this is the only Front Range Fourth of July celebration to have a duck derby, in which participants bet on which racing duck crosses the finish line first. Gambling-averse partygoers can peruse the car show, concerts, military recognition ceremony, and beer garden. July 4; around 9 p.m.; 11800 Community Center Drive


Salisbury Park, After hosting a drone show last year, Parker is reintroducing its brilliant pyrotechnical demonstration. The town is nixing its pre-show events, so host an at-home gathering and, at dusk, turn your attention toward the sky for the fireworks. (See suggested viewing spots here.) July 4; fireworks at 9:30 p.m.; 11920 N. Motsenbocker Road


Carpenter Park, Fireworks are only part of Thornton’s Independence Day extravaganza. Before the sky is illuminated, see trained parachutists jump from the sky, the City of Thornton Dance Program’s recital, and three groove-inducing bands. July 4; event starts at noon, fireworks around 9:30 p.m.; 108th Ave. and Colorado Boulevard


Westminster City Park, Take advantage of one of the city’s free shuttles to the event. Once there, catch the magic show hosted by Ed Aragoni, the Denver Women’s Choir, and the Trevor Michael Band. July 4; event starts at 4 p.m.; fireworks at 9:15 p.m.; 10455 Sheridan Blvd.