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Fourth of July

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    July 8, 2014

    My vacation that Facebook, Twitter and Instagram didn't see

    I went on vacation last weekend. By vacation, I mean that my boyfriend and I drove ninety minutes outside of Denver to spend the Fourth of July weekend in the beautiful mountain town of Estes Park because nature and the city are not far apart in Colorado, which is why everyone is moving here -- whi ... More >>

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    July 7, 2014

    Photos: Highlands Fourth of July Parade

    Families gathered around the streets of the Highland neighborhood for the annual Fourth of July parade last weekend. Westword photographer Brandon Marshall was there and he captured all the pint-sized patriots, flags, and parade participants. Take a look at the photos below and then scroll through ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014

    Free exhibit, margs and fireworks viewing today

    The holiday weekend is upon us, and there are plenty of opportunities to start celebrating even before the Fourth of July. Here are three of our favorite deals today. See also: Corner Office bartender Nick Snyder wins local honors at Punch Kings

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    July 3, 2014

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (8 free!), July 4-6

    This is one of the busiest weekends of the summer by far. If you didn't make it on a camping trip, check out these staycation ideas. They're all practically free. Go to the beach, learn about new lifestyles or check out a ballgame. You're free to do any or all of them. For a full line up fireworks ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014
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    July 3, 2014
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    July 1, 2014

    Twenty family-friendly things to do and see in Colorado this Fourth of July weekend

    With the Fourth of July holiday landing on a Friday this year, Colorado will be home to patriotic celebrations full of music, food, fun and fireworks (of course) all weekend long. We've rounded up twenty of the best family-friendly spots to celebrate, whether right here in the city, on the plains or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Three poetry and book events for the week of June 30-July 6

    It's high summer as we head into the Fourth of July holiday, when author tours take a break -- just like the rest of us. But in the meantime, we can hear poetry to raise a fist to, goof off literarally or see an art show that celebrates books and writers. Check 'em out. See also: Saving Grace: Dami ... More >>

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    July 10, 2013

    Cooking with Pete and Barb Marczyk: firecracker ice pops

    Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with a spacious kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them and cook up a feast. The Fourth of July booms are behi ... More >>

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    July 4, 2013

    A culinary taste for the Fourth of July

    Happy Independence Day! Here's a sampling of what's happening in the culinary scene for this patriotic holiday; and if you know of any other events, feel free to share them in the comments section below. See also: - Ten ways to celebrate the Fourth of July - Ten patriotic foods for the Fourth of ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013

    Ten patriotic foods for the Fourth of July

    It's hard to say what makes a food seem distinctly American -- perhaps its taste brings up a childhood memory, or its appearance a connection to an American pastime -- but there are definitely some things we consume that are as American as, well, apple pie. So as the fireworks go off tomorrow, here ... More >>

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    July 2, 2013

    Five unlikely patriotic places to celebrate the Fourth of July in Colorado

    For the little bit of time I spent living in New York City, there were many times when I found myself homesick for Colorado. The only things that seemed to quell the unnecessary self-sorrow were trips to Target and McDonald's. Those places were reminders of my somewhat suburban American existence, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Ten ways to celebrate the Fourth of July

    Put on your stars and stripes and your red, white and blue: the Fourth of July is just days away. Across the United States, fireworks, parades and barbecues will celebrate Independence Day -- and Denver has no shortage of patriotic pride. Here are ten ways to celebrate this year. See also: - Fiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Chomp!, cooking demos at Cherry Creek, VegFest and more on this week's calendar

    The fourth Colorado location of Mellow Mushroom opens today at 9271 Park Meadows Drive in Lone Tree. The menu features a variety of pizzas, hoagies, salads and calzones (some gluten-free), as well as as a wide selection of craft beer (guests can join the Mellow Mushroom Beer Club and receive rewards ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Nederland officials throw a shmucky wet blanket on Fourth fun

    Okay, with the entire state a tinderbox, we can understand why private fireworks have been banned and Fourth of July fireworks displays were cancelled across Colorado. And it was precisely because of the dry conditions that the folks in Nederland came up with an alternative activity for the Fourth: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Red, White and Oskar Blues at West End Tavern tonight

    If you feel it's your patriotic duty to continue celebrating, head to West End Tavern, 926 Pearl Street in Boulder, which will continue its Fourth of July festivities with Red, White and Oskar Blues: a tap takeover showcasing rare and unique beers from Oskar Blues Brewing Co.

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    On Independence Day, an act of bravery speaks for the downtrodden

    The Fourth of July means many things to different people, but to one protester we encountered yesterday on the 16th Street Mall, it was all about freedom of speech. Though she uttered not one word, her visual stance -- and a blunt hand-written sign -- said it all.

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    July 4, 2012

    Fireworks: Here's where you can still see them

    Private fireworks are banned in Colorado and many municipalities across the state have cancelled their fireworks displays this year -- but the shows will go on in a few spots.

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    July 3, 2012

    Fourth of July fashion: Am I too old to wear an American flag bikini?

    Are we the only country in the world that dresses up like the country's own flag to celebrate independence? It seems strange that we would honor the U.S.A. by draping ourselves with trashy, mocking versions of our own global visual representation -- but that's what we do. And while I say "trashy," ... More >>

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    July 3, 2012

    Celebrate Independence Day with all-American red, white and rosé

    Tomorrow is Independence Day. For most of us, that translates into a day off from work, and hopefully, a meat-filled feast shared with family and friends. We can't deny that wine may not be the very first beverage that comes to mind when most people are shopping for their Fourth of July libations. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    A celebration of hops, patriotism and more on the calendar this week

    Because of the wildfires, many of the official firework displays around the state have been cancelled. But there are plenty of reasons to take pride in Colorado's exploding culinary scene this week. Here's what's on the menu:

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Fourth of July events kick off across Colorado this weekend

    Although the Fourth of July will be short of official fireworks shows -- and private use of fireworks has been completely banned in Colorado -- there will be ample opportunities to celebrate the country's birthday across the state over the next few days. Here are just some of the events slated fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Summer Guide 2012: Things to do June 28-July 4

    We released our 2012 Summer Guide in June, including hundreds of events and opportunities to escape both in the city and in the great outdoors. Each Thursday, we'll roll out the best things to do this week, making it easier for you to plan your summer. Among this week's listings are Fourth of July c ... More >>

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    June 28, 2012
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    June 28, 2012
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    July 1, 2011

    Contest: What was your most memorable experience at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival?

    ​Maybe you found the perfect unicorn painting for your living room. Maybe you passed out from heat exhaustion on what always seems to be one of the hottest weekends of year. Perhaps you were inspired to begin your own art career or driven to scream at the people who park all over the neighborh ... More >>

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    July 1, 2011

    Good Friday: Tech N9NE, the Glitch Mob and more on tap this Independence Day weekend

    ​So, the Fourth of July falls on a Monday this year, but that doesn't stop the celebrations from starting early this weekend. There's tons of shows this weekend, beginning with Tech N9NE tonight at the Fillmore. Tech's been on a constant grind, and shows no signs of stopping. Read our intervie ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011
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    June 29, 2011

    Colorado highway signs warn of recreation dangers ahead: Kenny Be's Worst-Case Scenario

    ​ The Fourth of July holiday is the official start of the weekend warrior/mountain madness season. Considering all of the inherent recreation dangers possible, the Colorado Department of Transportation should place signs on state highways to warn residents and visitors about the hazards of hav ... More >>

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    March 22, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Shows announced/on-sale this week, local radio playlists and top local sellers

    ​ Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week. On the concert front: The Fox Theatre and Boulder Theater are hosting the first annual Boulder Blues and Roots Summit. Bad Brains is coming to the Summit Music Hall in August and Blues Traveler is coming back to Red Rocks for its annual Fo ... More >>

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    July 6, 2010

    Lip-locking at Lipgloss and more 4th of July weekend fireworks

    Smooch!​Skyrockets in flight! Afternoon (and morning) (and evening) delight! That's what Westword photogs captured over the extended 4th of July weekend. See shots from Lipgloss' birthday bash, a haute fashion exhibit, plus Cherry Creek Arts Festival highlights, saturated July 4 bar-hopping a ... More >>

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    July 2, 2010

    Red, white and brew: beers that will show your colors on July 4

    ​It's the Fourth of July weekend (yes, it is here already) and you need some beer to drink to property get into the spirit of things. Well, there's nothing more American than Red, White and Blue, so try these beers for a truly festive fourth. Red: It's hard to go wrong with Odell Brewing's R ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010
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    June 28, 2010

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Gear up for the glorious Fourth

    A Flickr photo.​Before you unbuckle that top button after over-indulging with all that glorious Fourth of July 'cue that you've no doubt got going on (and if not, we've got some suggestions for you), get ready to celebrate food through cooking classes and benefit dinners in advance of our nati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Tom Petty, KS107.5 Summer Jam, Chautauqua Auditorium shows announced

    This year's Red Rocks line-up has been filling in rather nicely, and there's been a few more additions this week, including a second Sting date that's been added, Blues Traveler's annual Fourth of July show, the Barenaked Ladies, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Reggae on the Rocks, Celtic Woman and To ... More >>

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    July 3, 2009

    We're starting the 4th of July on the 3rd

    Westword's offices are closed today in honor of the 4th of July. So instead of blogging, The Latest Word staff will be honoring the work ethic that's made this country great by doing absolutely nothing productive. (Exceptions to the rule: Patricia Calhoun and Kenny Be will be publishing at their u ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009

    Kings of the Hill

    Kick back at the Gold Hill Inn on July 4.

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    July 2, 2009

    The Tale of the Trail

    All roads lead to Breckenridge this week.

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Today's featured event: Go Fourth -- multiplied

    The Denver Outlaws light a spark. Can't believe you're still at work? Get out. It's time to plan your fabulous July 4th weekend, so here's what you should do: Go hang out with a marg at Mezcal and ponder. You could even have some fun along with the relaxation: There's a Beyond José tequila educati ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009

    Indoor fireworks for all you shut ins

    Everyone loves fireworks (right?), but not everyone loves the hassles inherent in enjoying them. Maybe you're an agoraphobe, or braving crowds of patriotic drunks sounds like just a little too much effort -- or maybe you just got so high that there's no way you can deal with people right now (man ... More >>

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    July 5, 2008

    Wed Alert: Marketing Genius

    A drunk dialer sent us this coaster she discovered at My Brother's Bar during some early Fourth of July celebrating. It comes complete with ring sizes -- and the number for Hyde Park Jewelers. Genius marketing -- even if she only got a coaster, and not a ring. Unless you count the phone call the nex ... More >>

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    July 4, 2008

    Rearview: The Week in Review (6/28/08-7/4/08)

    Here's a wrap up of all the great coverage you missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were busy preparing your plans for the Fourth of July and fuming with patriotic outrage at Rene Marie's decision to hijack the national anthem at the state of the city speech...

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    July 3, 2008

    Our New Version of the National Anthem

    Jazz singer Rene Marie's decision to sing different words to the National Anthem in advance of Denver mayor John Hickenlooper's July 1 state of the city speech got us thinking: If she can do it, why shouldn't we? The answer will be obvious when you see what we came up with -- a rewrite of Francis Sc ... More >>

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    July 3, 2008

    Independents' Day

    Four art galleries celebrate the Fourth of July in creative style.

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2007

    This World, Then the Fireworks

    Those of us who live near Invesco Field are used to humongous, obnoxious fireworks displays this time of year. I'm not talking about the official ooh-aah stuff at Coors and after lacrosse games at the stadium; I like a brief shower of phosphorus as much as the next guy. But the illegal, annoying rac ... More >>

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    June 28, 2007
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    June 28, 2007

    Ropin' and Ridin'

    The Stampede turns 85.

  • Dining

    June 27, 2002

    Fire in His Belly

    Pyrotechnics producer John Stubbs likes fiery food -- and fiery skies.

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