Northern Colorado is known for its amazing outdoor beauty and a great place for relaxation and recreation. Loveland, as one of the cities in the state, is home to festivals and events that take place outdoors each year. One of the festivities that people are looking forward to is the Fourth of July celebration. Fun activities in the park and fireworks are enchanting.
Here are some dates to take note for the Northern Colorado celebration of Independence Day.
North Lake Park, Taft Avenue & 29th Street in northwest Loveland
Loveland’s July 4th Festival runs from 10am-10pm at North Lake Park; kids will enjoy train rides ($0.75 per ride) running from 10am-5pm and the Children’s Bike Parade starting at 2:30pm (pre-register here). There’s also a Kids Zone near the train running from 2pm-8:30pm. The fireworks display starts at 9:17pm.
For event maps and more info, visit here. Yet here’s the schedule for your reference. 🙂
Schedule of Events
10:00A – 5:00P – Train Rides
Operated by Loveland Lions Club for 75 cents per ride
2:00 – 4:00P – Battle of the Bands Competition
The Battle of the Bands competition will be held at Hammond Amphitheater at North Lake Park from 2:00 – 4:00PM on July 4. Six bands will be selected, and they can each play two songs. Professional judges, sound and lighting provided by the Rialto Theater.
The winning band gets a cash prize and will open an evening show at the Rialto Summer Concert Series at the Foote Lagoon in Loveland! (Concert date TBD)
2:00P – Cornhole Tournament Near the Beer Garden
32-team single elimination featuring cash prize for top three teams; $30/team registration fee
2:30P – Children’s Bike Parade
2:30P staging, 3:30P start time – Bike parade route is around Benson Sculpture Garden. Scooters, wagons and strollers welcome. For kids 10 years and younger. No cost to participate; pre registration is preferred.
3:00 – 7:00P – Beer Garden
Ages 21+ with I.D.
2:00 – 8:30P – Kid Zone (Near the Train)
Mobile Recreation Trailer
SNAG Demos (Starting New at Golf)
Red, white & blue booth
4:30 – 8:00P – Live Music at Hammond Amphitheater
8:00 – 9:17P – Live Music by Loveland Concert Band
9:17P – Live Fireworks Show
PERSONAL FIREWORKS PROHIBITED! PERSONAL USE OF FIREWORKS ARE BANNED AT NORTH LAKE PARK FOR JULY 4TH AND WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED BY THE LOVELAND POLICE DEPARTMENT. DO NOT LIGHT PERSONAL FIREWORKS IN PUBLIC PLACES!
The 4th of July Celebration at City Park kicks off with the Firecracker 5k at 7:30am and activities continue throughout the day; kids will love the 4th of July Parade from 10:00am-11:00am, trolley rides from noon-5pm, and playing in the City Park Pool from 11am-5:30pm ($3 admission fee). Fireworks start at 9:35pm (weather permitting).
The big event is the Greeley Stampede Independence Day Parade (billed at the largest 4th of July parade west of the Mississippi!) The parade starts at 9am and runs north along 10th Avenue starting at the University of Northern Colorado campus at 19th Street and ending on 5th Street beyond Lincoln Park. The Greeley Stampede will feature a fireworks display over Island Grove Park (where you’ll get great views wherever you sit!) Fireworks start at approximately 9:45pm.
Fireworks: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road; Concert and 4th of July Celebration: Thompson Park (4th Avenue at Bross Street)
The Longmont Symphony Orchestra will put on a free concert and 4th of July celebration starting at at 11am in Thompson Park (4th Avenue at Bross Street) for a free concert and 4th of July celebration. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic. Fireworks start from the Boulder County Fairgrounds at approximately 9:30pm. The City of Longmont suggests: “For the best view of the fireworks, park and either walk to the fenced area in front of the Jack Murphy arena or watch from anywhere within a one mile radius of the fairgrounds.”
The 4th of July celebration theme is “Celebrating Local & Future Farmers of America” and includes a pancake breakfast, parade, bounce house, and ice cream social (see here for all times and details). Fireworks start at dusk at the corner of 6th St & Wilson Ave.
Boardwalk Park, 250 N. 11th Street Windsor
The Town of Windsor will have its 4th of July celebration at Boardwalk Park; the day kicks off with a Four-Legged Fun Run dog-friendly race at 8:00 am. The park will host food vendors and fireworks show starting at about 9:10 pm. Families are encouraged to lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. Check here for more information.
Berthoud is leading the way into Independence day with its festivities on July 3rd (yes, July 3rd!) at Bein Park Athletic Complex from 4pm-9:30 pm. There will be a kid’s zone, a children’s parade, food trucks, and a family game area. And for the first time in 100 years, Berthoud will have a fireworks display starting at around 9:15pm. Check here for more details.
*curated info from different sites
That’s it, hope you’ll have a wonderful and safe celebration!