Plenty to Do in Denver for Fourth of July

Denver hosts a variety of activities over the July 4 weekend By: Beatrice Baisa

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The Mile High City is hosting various activities during the July 4 weekend, offering visitors and locals alike 10 fun things to do to celebrate.

June 24-July 4
Experience an authentic rodeo and visit Greeley for the world’s-largest 4th of July rodeo and western celebration, featuring pro rodeos, concerts, parades, fireworks, a western art show, a classic carnival and more.

July 1-3
Visit the Cherry Creek Shopping District to meet artists at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. This event attracts more than 300,00 people for food, music and dozens of artist booths showcasing painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography and jewelry. For the more adventurous; cheer on a Colorado team at Coors Field at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park & Invesco Field for games and fireworks.

July 2-4
Legendary open-air concert venue, Red Rocks Amphitheater and Park, boasts a star-studded lineup all weekend featuring artists such as Umphrey’s McGee, Matisyahu, and Glitch Mob.

July 3
See fireworks accompanied by the patriotic sounds of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at the Civic Center Park. This traditional free concert attracts 20,000 people for blankets on the lawn, picnic dinners and the “1812 Overture” followed by a fireworks display.

July 4
There’s plenty to do on Independence Day. Ride roller coasters and see fireworks at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park; celebrate the old fashioned way at Four Mile Park with Civil War cannon firings, horse-drawn carriage rides, gold panning and homemade treats such as  kettle corn and ice cream; visit Olde Town Arvada for a classic car show, fireworks and a Kid’s Park with an obstacle course, face-painting and more with free admission; watch fireworks while riding a historic locomotive through the Rocky mountains with barbecue at the Historic Colorado Georgetown Loop Railroad; view the Imperial Shrine Parade in Downtown Denver for the world’s-largest Shriners parade in 2011.

More fourth of July weekend activities can be also found online.

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