Celebrate July 4th in Denver

Independence Day 2015

••• The Park Hill 4th of July Parade has been an annual tradition since 2009. Photo courtesy of the Park Hill 4th of July Parade

Celebrate the Fourth of July in the Mile High City with fireworks, free concerts and more events around town. The Fourth of July celebrates American independence by marking the day the founding fathers adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

  • Super Diamond Concert
    Date: Saturday, July 4, 2015
    Time: 7 p.m.
    Location: Hudson Gardens
    What: The Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Colo., presents the Neil Diamond cover band. The concert will be followed by fireworks.
    Cost: Tickets are $26 for adults and $10 for children.
    Contact: Buy tickets online at Altitude Tickets.


  • Independence Celebration
    Date: Thursday, July 2, 2015
    Time: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
    Location: Four Mile Historic Park
    What: The historical celebration of our nation's independence features horse-drawn wagon rides, live music and a beer garden for adults. Bring a blanket to watch the fireworks show by Glendale.
    Cost: Free admission.
    Contact: 303-399-1859​


  • Park Hill 4th of July Parade
    Date: Saturday, July 4, 2015
    Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    Location: The parade begins at 23rd Avenue at Dexter Street and continues along 23rd to Krameria Street.
    What: Park Hill will host its sixth-annual July 4th parade this year. The parade ends in a street fair at the 2200 block of Kearney Street.
    Cost: Free.


  • Blues Traveler Concert
    Date: Saturday, July 4, 2015
    Time: 6 p.m.
    Location: Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    What: Red Rocks in Morrison, Colo., provides a good view of the fireworks show downtown.
    Cost: Tickets are $44.95.
    Contact: Buy tickets at AXS.com.​

  • Colorado Rapids vs. Vancouver Whitecaps Soccer Game
    Date: Saturday, July 4, 2015
    Time: 7 p.m.
    Location: Dick's Sporting Goods Park
    What: Fireworks ignite after the Major League Soccer game.
    Cost: Tickets are $31 - $59.
    Contact: 1-866-461-6556


  • Denver Outlaws vs. Boston Cannons Lacrosse Game
    Date: Saturday, July 4, 2015
    Time: 7 p.m.
    Location: Sports Authority Field
    What: Miller Lite presents a fireworks show after the lacrosse game.
    Cost: Tickets are $15 - $75.
    Contact: 303-OUTLAWS


  • Cherry Creek Arts Festival
    Date: Friday, July 3 - Sunday, July 5, 2015
    Time: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday
    Location: Cherry Creek North
    What: The three-day arts festival showcases visual artists from around the country.
    Cost: Free.
    Contact: 303-322-8608


Editor's Note: The Colorado Rockies are on the road in this year for Fourth of July, but will hold a game with fireworks afterward on Friday, July 10, 2015.

Nina Snyder is the author of "Good Day, Broncos," a children's e-book, and "ABCs of Balls," a children's picture book. Visit her website at ninasnyder.com.