Celebrate the Fourth of July safely at these Colorado fireworks displays

June 12, 2024
fireworks display in Colorado.
Communities throughout Colorado offer fabulous fireworks displays. Find shows near you, and gear up to celebrate Fourth of July with dazzling pyrotechnics. Photo: Getty Images.

If you love fireworks, the best time of year is upon us. From shows over scenic mountain lakes to booming pyrotechnics that thunder over sports stadiums to colorful bursts of color synchronized with music, Fourth of July fireworks displays in Colorado offer dazzling opportunities to celebrate America’s independence and revel in summer fun.

So, don red, white and blue, and gear up with blankets and chairs for good viewing to celebrate the Fourth of July.

Here’s a round-up of fireworks displays throughout Colorado.

And please, always remember to stay safe. (Read tips here.) Don’t set off your own fireworks. Instead, let the pros dazzle you.


The celebration takes place at Stenger Sports Complex on July 4. The fireworks are slated to start at about 9 p.m. Propane grills are allowed, but no RVs, drones, personal fireworks, pets or alcohol are allowed. Free parking.


A 30-minute fireworks display is set for July 4, starting at about 9:30 p.m. Experts will set off the fireworks from Bicentennial Park. For a great view, plan to bring blankets and chairs to the Aurora Municipal Center’s Great Lawn.


Charming Berthoud in northern Colorado celebrates the holiday a day early on July 3. Enjoy music, food trucks, activities, and, of course, fireworks! The event kicks off at 4 p.m. at Waggener Farm Park, with fireworks starting at dusk.


The city hosts its Stars & Stripes fireworks display on July 3 at about 9:30 p.m. over Riverdale Regional Park, 9755 Henderson Road.


Broomfield hosts its Great American Picnic and Fireworks on July 4 at Broomfield County Commons Park, 13200 Sheridan Blvd. The fireworks display is slated to start at 9:15 p.m.

Colorado Springs

The “Star Spangled Symphony & Fourth of July Fireworks” returns to Colorado Springs. Enjoy music from the Colorado Springs Philharmonic – broadcasted on five local radio stations – along with the fireworks display. The music will be broadcasted starting at 9 p.m., with fireworks expected to start at 9:15.

There are several opportunities for thepublic to watch the fireworks shows, but other locations, like Garden of the Gods will be closed to the public. Colorado Spring’s open spaces are great places to view the various fireworks shows throughout the city. Here is a list and map of viewing locations.

The Colorado Springs Switchbacks also has a fireworks display after their home game on July 4 (and at every home game) at Weidner Field downtown.

The Rocky Mountain Vibes may have a fireworks/light show after their game July 4 at UCHealth Park in eastern Colorado Springs.

Fort Carson will have fireworks as part of its Fort Carson Freedom Fest celebration on June 30 from 5-10 p.m.

Commerce City

The Colorado Rapids bill their fireworks display as the “largest public fireworks show in the state.” The Rapids match against Sporting Kansas City. The game on July 4 starts at 7:30 p.m., with fireworks to follow.

Cripple Creek

Fireworks start about 20 minutes after dusk (approximately 9:30 p.m.) on July 4 on the city’s south side, south of Myers Ave.


Coors Field in downtown Denver’s Ballpark Neighborhood hosts back-to-back fireworks shows on July 4th and 5th after the game. Buy tickets or watch from nearby parks and neighborhoods.

Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park hosts fireworks on July 5.


The City of Englewood is teaming up with Littleton, Sheridan, Arapahoe County and South Suburban Parks and Recreation to celebrate the Fourth of July with a picnic followed by a fireworks display. The picnic starts at 5 p.m. at Belleview Park and Cornerstone. Fireworks will start at about 9:15 p.m.


The celebration takes place on July 3 at Erie Community Park, 450 Powers St. Experts will launch fireworks at about 9:30 p.m. from the rooftop of the Erie Community Center.

Estes Park

Blast off is expected to start around 9:30 p.m. on July 4 over Lake Estes.

Fort Collins

Fourth of July festivities take place on July 4 and include a parade along Mountain Avenue, live music in City Park, followed by a fireworks show starting around 9:35 p.m. over Sheldon Lake.


The community near Denver’s Cherry Creek neighborhood will celebrate the Fourth of July with a fireworks display on July 2. The pros set off the fireworks starting at 9:30 p.m. from Creekside Park. Learn more about street closures.


The Golden Lions Club hosts the celebration on July 4 at Lions Park on 10th Street. Check back here for more details.


The Greeley Stampede will host a fireworks show — in the northwest corner of Island Grove Park — at 10 p.m. on July 4.

Highlands Ranch

Experts will set off fireworks from Highlands Heritage Park at South University Boulevard and East Quebec Avenue around 9:30 p.m.


Lakewood hosts the “Big Belmar Bash” on July 3, with a drone light show slated to start at 9:15 p.m.


The public Longmont fireworks display, coordinated by Skyline Kiwanis, is back for 2024. The event takes place July 4 starting at 5:30 p.m.. Parking passes and more details can be found on the Skyline Kiwanis website.


Loveland’s firework display takes place at North Lake Park, on the corner of Traft Avenue and 29th Street, on July 4. There are activities happening throughout the day, and the experts will launch the fireworks from the swim beak over Lake Loveland around 9:15 p.m.


The Pueblo West Vintage 4th of July Celebration is back again. Fireworks will be launched at dark on July 4 at Civic Center Park.


The 4th of July Celebration at Westminster City Park is from 4-10 p.m. on July 4, with fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

About the author

Katie Kerwin McCrimmon is a proud Coloradan. She attended Colorado College thanks to a merit scholarship from the Boettcher Foundation and worked as a park ranger in Rocky Mountain National Park during summers in college.

Katie is a dedicated storyteller who loves getting to know UCHealth patients and providers and sharing their inspiring stories.

Katie spent years working as an award-winning journalist at the Rocky Mountain News and at an online health policy news site before joining UCHealth in 2017.

Katie and her husband, Cyrus — a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer — have three adult children and love spending time in the Colorado mountains and traveling around the world.