How to celebrate the Fourth in north metro Denver

Staff report
Posted 6/14/21

There weren’t many Fourth of July events last year and for the ones that did happen, people likely watched fireworks from their car or backyard. This year, all the events have returned. Adams …

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How to celebrate the Fourth in north metro Denver

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There weren’t many Fourth of July events last year and for the ones that did happen, people likely watched fireworks from their car or backyard. This year, all the events have returned.

Adams County, Westminster and Northglenn, Thornton, Brighton and Fort Lupton are having an Independence Day celebration. Here are the necessary details about them:

Adams County’s Stars and Stripes returns from its pandemic hiatus for Saturday, July 3 at Riverdale Regional Park, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton. There will be a 5K race, a cornhole tournament, live entertainment and musical fireworks. See more at the county's website

Brighton’s Fourth festival will start at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 4 at Carmichael Park, 650 E. Southern Street. Bands will perform for a few hours and food trucks will be parked nearby. There will be fireworks sometime after 7 p.m. the city encourages attendees to bring blankets, lawn chairs, sunscreen, bug repellent and drinking water.

Northglenn and Westminster teamed up for a day full of fun events on Sunday, July 4. Throughout the day of July 4, Northglenn will host a car show, family fun lunch and community dinners at different parks. The last Northglenn event is set to end at 7 p.m. At 9:15 p.m., Westminster’s firework show will start at Westminster City Park, 10455 N. Sheridan Boulevard. The city will offer shuttles to the park for the fireworks show and attendees are encouraged to use them. For more information on Northglenn’s events and for information on Westminster’s firework show.

Thornton’s Fourth of July event will also take place Sunday, July 4 at Carpenter Park Fields, located at 108th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, starting at 4 p.m. There will be live entertainment, parachutists, food vendors and as the city marketed it, “‘Red, White & BOOM!’ Fantabulous Fireworks.” For more information, visit the city's website

Commerce City's classic Fourth of July fireworks at Dick's Sporting Goods Park  will take place after the Colorado Rapids play its Independence Day match against Seattle Sounders FC. Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m. and people who plan to attend need to purchase tickets. More information can be found at the Rapids' website

In Fort Lupton on the Fourth of July, residents will find a ninja warrior course, face painting and fireworks. Events begin at 1 p.m. at Community Park, 203 S. Harrison Ave.

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