Independence Day has arrived! Here’s how to do it up around the county.
9 a.m.— Run for Independence
Burn calories on this 5K run/walk that starts at the Gondola Plaza at Winter Park Resort and winds down the beautiful Fraser River Trail, through green forests and open valleys and the Town of Winter Park, and finishes at the Rendezvous Event Center. Register in person and/or pick up your bib in advance at the Winter Park Information Center from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 2, or from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 3. Race day packet pickup and day-of registration are from 7-8:30 a.m. at the Gondola Plaza at Winter Park Resort on Monday, July 4.
5 p.m. — Fourth of July Celebration
Celebrate independence with a free concert in Rendezvous Event Center. Pack a picnic and grab your spot in the grass to enjoy a cornhole tournament, bocce ball, or the complimentary photo booth. There will be games for all ages to enjoy prior to The Fabulous Thunderbirds concert. The evening ends with a laser show (in lieu of fireworks) featuring DJ Jen G.
- 5:30-7:20 p.m. with music by DJ Jen G
- 6:00 p.m. Lawn games and inflatable activity centers
- 7:20-9:00 p.m. The Fabulous Thunderbirds perform
- 9:00 p.m. DJ Jen G Dance Party followed by Laser Show (in lieu of fireworks)
11 a.m.— Parade
This year’s parade theme is Peace, Love, and Independence. Line up on Main Street to join the celebration
11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.— Military Flyover
12 p.m.—Party in the Park
Come after the parade, at approximately 12 p.m. There will be live music from the Ashton Lee Band, awards for the parade, food from the Granby Rotary, an Ear2Ear Photo Booth and kids games provided by the Granby Rec Department.
7 p.m. — Rodeo
Heard to Flying Heels Arena for the rodeo, featuring the Westernaires, in honor of 4th of July. A great event for the entire family, there will be bull riding, roping, barrel racing, games for the kids and more
Town activities and live music throughout the day, fireworks over the lake at 9:30 p.m.
The Town of Grand Lake invites visitors to its 30-minute fireworks display over Colorado’s largest natural lake (pending any change in fire restrictions). Take in multiple activities around town, like live music throughout the restaurants. Then sit and watch the night sky light up.
6-10 p.m. — Fire up the cliffs
Billed as the best fireworks display in the mountains of Colorado, Kremmling’s unique celebration begins at 5 p.m. in the Town Square with a barbecue dinner, home-baked pies, live music and games for kids, and ends with a spectacular fireworks display off the cliffs at dark.
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