Red, White, and Boom: Thirteen Places to Watch Fireworks This Week

Red, White, and Boom: Thirteen Places to Watch Fireworks This Week
Ken Hamblin III

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Big Boom Bash
Thursday, July 4, 5:30 to 10 p.m.
Fireworks begin around 9 p.m.
Jeffco Stadium
Lakewood is getting lit with a celebration fit for the whole fam: lawn games for kids, a Beer Garden for Mom and Dad, and a variety of food trucks to feed anyone's fancy. At dark, find your seat and enjoy the bangin' firework display. No outside alcoholic beverages are permitted. For more information, visit the Big Boom Bash event page on the Lakewood website.

Winter Park 4th of July
Thursday, July 4, 6 to 10 p.m.
Fireworks begin around 9 p.m.
Rendevous Event Center
Head to the Rendevous Event Center in Winter Park for an evening complete with inflatables, face painting and carnival games. Chairs will be provided so that you can sit back and enjoy live country music by Colorado-born artists Buckstein and a fireworks display. For a schedule of all of the festive happenings in Winter Park this weekend, visit the Winter Park website.

The Big Bang: Concert and Fireworks
Thursday, July 4, 6 p.m.
Fireworks begin around 9:30 p.m.
Estes Park Events Complex
Estes Park is really letting freedom ring with a concert by Face Vocal Band and a fireworks display above Estes Park Lake. Admission is $17 for adults and $5 for kids;, for more information and to purchase tickets, go to the Big Bang event page on the Visit Estes website.

4th of July Spectacular
Thursday, July 4, 6 to 10 p.m.
Fireworks begin around 9 p.m.
Aurora Municipal Center
Grab a spot on the great lawn of the Aurora Municipal Center and enjoy live music while you wait for the show to begin. For your ultimate viewing pleasure, the City of Aurora created a map highlighting the most ideal spots to see the show.

Rapids Post-Game Fireworks
Thursday, July 4, 7 to 10 p.m.
Fireworks begin after 9
Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Cheer on the Colorado Rapids as they show the New England Revolution why America was too cool for British rule. After the game, a dazzling fireworks display will bring the holiday to an end. If you didn't end up getting a ticket to the game, the parking lot of Dick's Sporting Goods Park and parks in Stapleton and Commerce City have a great view of the show. Tickets to the game start at $35.

Fireworks at Folsom Field
Thursday, July 4, 8 p.m.
Fireworks begin around 9:30 p.m.
Folsom Field
The University of Colorado's football stadium turns into a launching pad for fireworks every year, providing the people of Boulder a place to party. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m., followed by a sing-along and appearance by Ralphie, CU's buffalo mascot. Fireworks will launch at around 9:30 p.m.

Other notable places to watch fireworks on July 4 in and around Denver: Cornerstone Park in Englewood, Lions Park in Golden, Highland Heritage Regional Park in Highland's Ranch, Clements Park in Littleton, Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont, Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course in Castle Rock.

Away from the city, try Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Rotary Park in Durango, Grand Lake, Gunnison City Park in Gunnison, Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs, and Main Street in Ouray.
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