Celebrate the 244th anniversary of our nation’s birthday with these 4th-of-July firework displays in Colorado by county. All of these wonderful displays are free to watch, so figure out the best place to see them and arrive early to grab your spot.
Many of these firework shows are/were part of a larger Fourth of July festival weekend. These firework displays were usually the highlight of the festival, and unfortunately, many of the other surrounding days’ events were cancelled for COVID-19. However, as far as we know, these listed fireworks are still on and happening!
We’ve divided this firework list by county, noting the most prominent ones. You can learn more about the 64 counties in Colorado and perhaps plan a last minute Independence Day Weekend escape.
Here are the best July 4th fireworks in Colorado, by county:
Alamosa celebrates with their annual Independence Day celebration. Begin with a pancake breakfast, then the 4th of July parade and fireworks at dusk. The event will be held at the Alamosa Fairgrounds. The firework display takes place at dusk on July 4th.
Pagosa Springs will host a full day of events on July 4th including a festival in the park, the Freedom cruise and float, and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Buena Vista will host their Independence Day celebration including the Firecracker Walk and a fireworks display at dusk.
Westcliffe will host a firework display on July 4th at dusk.
The town of Delta will host its annual firework display on July 4th at Confluence Park.
Castle Rock, Parker, and Highlands Ranch will all host a firework display on July 4th at 9:30 p.m.
Castle Rock – Santa Fe Quarry butte above the golf course.
Highlands Ranch – the Mountain Vista High School.
Parker – south of the Pinery
Vail will host a limited version of their annual firework display at 9:45 p.m. on July 4th as part of their Vail America Days.
El Paso County
More than 10 locations in the greater Colorado Springs area will display fireworks on July 4th. The event will continue its tradition of playing a patriotic concert along with the fireworks display. Below is a list of places of firework displays:
The town of Florence will host their annual Florence 4th of July Festival, complete with a firework show at dusk. The festival runs July 3rd through the 4th.
Kremmling’s Fire Up the Cliffs celebration will take place on July 4th. The fireworks will be shot from the center of the cliffs in the Kremmling town square, making the show visible from almost anywhere in town.
Gunnison will continue with its 69th annual Independence Day celebration with a firework show at 9:30 p.m. on July 4th. They are redesigning the firework show to go higher using more shells so that the show will be visible from many different places.
Morrison will host the Jet Car Nationals & Family Festival on July 4th. There will be a firework display at the Bandimere Speedway, music, and drag racing. Festivities start at 3 p.m. with fireworks at 9:45 p.m.
La Plata County
Durango will put on its annual firework display with a new performance by the Zambelli Fireworks company.
A number of 4th of July celebrations will be taking place in Larimer County with fireworks at Waggener Farm in Berthoud, Centennial Park in Wellington, Central Windsor, and a drive-up firework display in Loveland.
Fort Collins is hosting a wide range of events including the following:
Las Animas County
Trinidad will host a wide variety of activities throughout the day along historic Main Street with fireworks to end the day.
The Lincoln County fireworks display will take place in Limon at the Gaskill Football field at dusk on July 4th.
Sterling will host festivities all weekend long with golf tournaments, cornhole, ice cream social, and a firework display all at Sterling Lake.
The 66th annual Brush 4th of July parade and rodeo will take place at the Brush Fairgrounds on July 2nd through July 4th. Plus, fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.
Craig will host an Independence Day parade along with fireworks on July 4th.
Creede will host their Independence Day celebration with live music, street vendors, and a firework display.
The Prowers County firework display will take place in Lamar at the Fairgrounds at dusk on July 4th.
Rio Blanco County
Meeker will host its long-running tradition of the Range Call, the oldest continuously running rodeo in Colorado. The festival is celebrated with a parade, rodeo, fireworks, and other activities. The festival takes place on Main Street on July 4th.
Rangely will host a firework display at the Kenney Reservoir at dusk on July 4th.
Julesburg will host the JVFD firework display on July 4th at dusk. The location will be at Cedar and 10th streets.
The town of Cripple Creek will host their annual firework display on July 4th wit fireworks set off from the south side of town, south of Myers Ave.
The below cities in Weld County will be hosting a 4th of July celebration and firework display.
Brighton – Their annual Independence Day celebration will only host a firework display at dusk on July 4th.
Firestone – Hosting their 18th annual 4th at Firestone event with food trucks and fireworks at Miners Park on July 4th.
Fort Lupton – The City of Fort Lupton will put on a firework display on July 4th at 9:30 p.m. at the Fort Lupton Rec Center.
Greeley – Firework display on July 4th at 9:30 p.m. at Island Grove Park.
Keensburg – 4th of July fireworks display will be held at the center of Keensburg.
Yuma will host their Yuma 4th of July Spectacular at the Desert Sun Stadium.
Once your epic fourth of July celebrations come to a close, consider planning your next summer adventure. We’ve curated a list of some fun things to do in July throughout the Centennial State.
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