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

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Cripple Creek's Fourth of July Celebration: Fireworks, parades, and more held as part of a town Independence Day tradition dating back to 1900. Wed., July 4, www.visitcripplecreek.com, Cripple Creek, www.cripple-creek.co.us.

Denver Outlaws Fireworks Game: Major-league lacrosse, featuring Outlaws vs. Machine, followed by a spectacular fireworks show. Wed., July 4, 7 p.m., $15-$45, Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St., Denver, 303-433-7466, denveroutlaws.com.

Fourth of July in Englewood: Fireworks, vending, live music, bungee jumping, and more. Wed., July 4, free, Belleview Park, W. Belleview Ave. at S. Inca Drive, Englewood, 303-762-2300, www.englewoodrec.org.

Fourth of July Weekend Celebration: A western-style Independence Day festival complete with parades, evening rodeos, community concerts and fireworks. June 30-July 1, www.steamboat-chamber.com, Steamboat Springs.

Friscos Fantastic Fourth of July: A patriotic celebration with a parade down Main Street, kids fishing derby and a concert in the park. Wed., July 4, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Frisco, www.townoffrisco.com.

The Geezers: July 3-5. Royal Gorge Bridge Park, 4218 Fremont County Road 3A, Caon City, 888-333-5597, www.royalgorgebridge.com.

Grand Park Run for Independence: An annual 5-mile walk/run/roll/bike event following the Fraser River Trail from Winter Park Resort to Grand Park in Fraser. Proceeds benefit the Scott Hughes Foundation and Childrens Hospital. Sat., June 30, Winter Park Resort, exit 232 from I-70 onto 40, Winter Park, 970-726-4221, www.playwinterpark.com.

Greeley Stampede: Featuring Justin Moore, Luke Bryan, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Skillet and others. Through July 4, 970-356-7787, www.greeleystampede.org. Greeley, Weld County, Greeley, www.greeleygov.com.

Illustrating Union Yoga Tour: A day of free yoga instruction with simultaneous beginning, intermediate, advanced and prenatal classes. Sat., June 30, 9-11 a.m., free, The Wildlife Experience Museum, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720-488-3344, www.thewildlifeexperience.org.

Independence Eve Celebration: Featuring a free performance by the Colorado Symphony. Tue., July 3, 8 p.m., Free, www.coloradosymphony.org. Civic Center Park, Broadway and Colfax Ave., Denver, 303-892-1112, www.denvergov.org.

July 4th at Elitch Gardens: A fireworks display, live entertainment, new rides, and other festivities held in honor of Independence Day. Wed., July 4, Free with park admission, 303-572-4522. Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver, www.elitchgardens.com.

Lakewood on Parade: A community parade and festival paying homage to U.S. troops at home and overseas, complete with vending, activities for kids, live entertainment and fireworks. Tue., July 3, 3-10 p.m., Lakewood, 6th & Simms, Golden, 800-240-2595, www.lakewoodonparade.org.

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