4th of July Activities in the Denver Metro

Get ready for extra cookouts, pool parties, fireworks and family fun! This summer, the 4th of July holiday falls on a Wednesday. Instead of one weekend of celebrations, there will be a full week of 4th of July activities to enjoy in the Denver area. Here’s a peek at what’s going on!

Denver Metro 4th of July Events Schedule

In addition to backyard plans with friends and family, add a few of these community events to your holiday week plans. There’s sure to be a fireworks show or parade that fits your schedule.

Independence Eve Fireworks

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Head to Civic Center Park at Broadway and Colfax for the annual city celebration at 8:00 p.m.. Enjoy a free patriotic concert, light show on the Denver City and County building and the largest fireworks show in the area.

Park Hill 4th of July Parade

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Set up some chairs along 23rd Avenue between from Dexter St. to Krameria St. in Park Hills to take in the floats, marching bands, costumes and classic cars during this holiday parade.

Red, White and Blue Pool Party

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Copperleaf hosts a full day of games at your favorite neighborhood swimming spot, the Arboretum. All Copperleaf residents are welcome to join us at the Copperleaf Community pool located at 4895 S. Tibet Street on the 4th of July!  Be on the lookout for your invitation from the HOA and be sure to RSVP.

Northglenn July 4th Festival

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

This all-day party kicks off at 7:00 a.m. with pancakes and a fun run. Then spend the day at the car show, beer garden, parade, concerts and more. Stay for the fireworks show at 9:00 p.m.!

Fireworks at Elitch Garden Theme & Water Park

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Cool off on the water slides or go for a spin on the roller coaster at Elitch. At dusk, turn your eyes to the sky to watch a fireworks display over the park.

Liberty Run

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Lace up those walking (or running!) shoes and tackle this 4-mile race in your favorite stars and stripes outfit. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. at Washington Park at 1000 S. Downing St. in Denver.

Cherry Creek Arts Festival

Friday-Sunday, July 6-8, 2018

The city’s annual free culinary and performing arts festival will be taking over Cherry Creek North, from 2nd to 3rd Avenues, between Columbine and Steele streets. Don’t miss this three-day street party!


The Fourth of July in Denver is never dull. Pack a cooler, grab a neighbor and get out and enjoy the holiday with your family. Have a safe and happy 4th of July!