Thursday, July 2, 2009

2009 Guide To Denver's 4th of July Celebrations

There’s no better place to be over the 4th of July weekend than in Denver. You’ll be treated to festivals, concerts, pro sports – and of course all the brilliant fireworks displays you could ever wish for. Check out some of the big events below and at More info:

Note: Most of the fireworks displays noted below begin shortly after dusk, usually around 8:45-9 p.m.)

Cherry Creek Arts Festival
July 3-5, Cherry Creek North, Denver
Centrally located on the neighborhood streets of Cherry Creek North, this outdoor Arts Festival gives over 350,0000 annual visitors the chance to meet and talk with international visual artists, sample fine cuisine, visit special exhibits and artist demonstrations, and entertain their families with interactive 'Artivities' and exciting performing arts. Don’t miss the awesome fireworks display Saturday night on Fillmore Plaza!
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Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
July 4, Four Mile Park, Denver

Go historic this Independence Day and bring the entire family for a day of fun at Four Mile Historic Park's Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration! Festivities will include visits from Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Uncle Sam; the reading of the Declaration of Independence and performances by the Denver Concert Band and other area musicians. Tour Denver's oldest standing structure, the Four Mile House museum and see how early settlers celebrated the Fourth and dealt with the summer heat. Traditional summertime food and refreshments will be available.
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Olde Town Arvada Spirit of America 4th of July Festival
July 4, Arvada
Join close to 30,000 other revelers at Arvada’s spectacular annual celebration of the spirit of America. Free family-friendly events throughout the afternoon and evening include a Kids’ Park featuring an obstacle course, bungee run, big slide, face tattoos and more fun activities, a classic Car Show and plenty of food and drinks concession stands and carts. The star of the show, Arvada’s spectacular fireworks display, is one of the best (and safest) fireworks programs in the metro area.
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Colorado Symphony Orchestra's Spirit of America Concert

July 4th

Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Englewood
The prestigious Colorado Symphony Orchestra presents a rousing “Spirit of America” performance at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre. The CSO will be playing all-American patriotic classics, including “America, the Beautiful,” “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “The Star Spangled Banner,” among many other favorites. Fireworks will be featured along with patriotic tunes, of course.
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Concerts at Red Rocks
July 3-5, Red Rocks Amphitheatre and State Park, Morrison

The world famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre has a full schedule over the 4th of July weekend. On the 3rd, catch Americana favorites Wilco. On the 4th, jam band stalwarts Blues Traveler take over Red Rocks and bring Daily Show comedian Lewis Black with them. Not only will the music be great, but also Red Rocks’ spectacular view will let you watch dozens of fireworks displays all at once. On the 5th, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra will play its second concert of the weekend, featuring works by Bach and Copland, plus selections from “The Sound of Music” and “Porgy and Bess.” This one is absolutely FREE -- an incredible deal.
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The Rockies, The Rapids and The Outlaws
July 4, Various Locations

Denver is a pro sports paradise, with no less than eight pro teams, and during the summer, baseball, soccer and lacrosse seasons are in full swing. The Colorado Rockies are taking on the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, July 3-Sunday, July 5 at LoDo’s Coors Field. At Dick’s Sporting Goods Stadium in Commerce City, the Colorado Rapids face the Chicago Fire on the 4th. Also on the 4th, catch Major League Lacrosse’s Denver Outlaws battling it out with the Boston Cannons at INVESCO Field at Mile High. Each of these games will be followed by state-of-the-art fireworks displays!
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