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Things to do for the 4th of July in Colorado Springs 2024

June 25, 2024
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With all the recent rain, it’s tough to believe it’s really summer. Well, believe it or not, the 4th of July is sneaking up on us. Don’t sweat it – We’ve rounded up some great things to do for the 4th of July right here in Colorado Springs.

Get out and enjoy some Colorado summer sunshine and celebrate this festive holiday with family and friends.

Star Spangled Symphony and Fourth of July Fireworks

Check out our top pick for your Fourth of July plans: the “Star Spangled Symphony & Fourth of July Fireworks”. This event has been going strong for almost 50 years, combining the Colorado Springs Philharmonic’s great music with awesome fireworks shows throughout the community.

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Location: Pikes Peak Center, 190 S Cascade

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 4th, 2024. Doors open at 3:00 pm- Concert at 4:30 pm

Cost: The concert is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required.

The event features a free concert at the Pikes Peak Center, and free sweet treats will be handed out in neighborhoods around the area. If you can’t make it to the concert, no problem! The Star Spangled Symphony will be aired on five partner radio stations, so you can enjoy it from home while watching one or more of the 10+ community fireworks shows lighting up the night.


Fireworks in the Pikes Peak Region

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The following locations will host firework displays, weather, and fire-restriction permitting, with restricted on-site access. These shows will be visible to residents at their homes across the region.

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Photo courtesy of Sports Corp.

July 4th Fun Run

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Location: Palmer Lake

Date/Time: Thursday, July 4th, 2024 at 7:00 am

Cost: $35-45

More Info: Join us for the July 4th Fun Run 41st Anniversary Race! We’re offering in-person and virtual options this year. The race follows the Santa Fe Trail from Palmer Lake to Monument. Run, jog, or walk and enjoy festive outfits, encouraging signs, and great vibes while supporting local kids.


TriLakes July 4th Pancake Breakfast

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Location: St. Peter Catholic Church 55 Jefferson St.

Date/Time: Thursday, July 4th, 2024 at 7:00-10:00 am

Cost: Free

More Info: The TriLakes celebration features a pancake breakfast, annual fun run, children’s parade, and main parade. The street fair features delicious food, arts & crafts vendors, a street dance, and multiple concerts. Park at Lewis-Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Road, and ride the bus to and from downtown Monument.


Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce Street Fair

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Location: 2nd and Washington Street

Date/Time: Thursday, July 4th, 2024 at 10:00 am

Cost: Free

More Info: The Chamber of Commerce is lining up a great mix of vendors for this street fair. You’ll find everything from classic festival foods to artsy stuff, and even get to know some local businesses. Plus, there will be non-profits there too, so you can learn what they’re all about.


Monument Hill Kiwanis 4th of July Parade

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Location: Downtown Monument

Date/Time: Thursday, July 4th, 2024. Children’s Parade starts at 9:30 am followed by the main parade at 10:00 am.

Cost: Free

More Info: The Fourth of July parade in downtown Monument, is a long-standing tradition in the community. The day starts with a special parade just for the kids, which is always a highlight, and it’s something you really shouldn’t miss. After the kids’ parade, the main event follows, creating a full day of community-centric celebration. It’s a fun way to kick off the summer and celebrate Independence Day.


Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

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Location: Memorial Park 200 North Park Street Woodland Park, CO 80863

Date/Time: Thursday, July 4th 2024 at 9 am – 3 pm. Fireworks set off from Woodland Park High School.

Cost: Free

More Info: Lots of kid’s activities, a food court, live music and performers, artists, crafters, a beer garden, fire engine rides, the flag-raising while the Wind Symphony performs, and much much more!


Fireworks in Castle Rock

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Location: Former Acme Brick facility on Prairie Hawk Drive

Date/Time: Thursday, July 4th, 2024 approximately at 9:30 pm

More Info: This year’s Castle Rock fireworks show will begin about 9:30 p.m. at the Acme Brick factory on Prairie Hawk Drive. On the fourth. The 15-minute, high-flying fireworks display begins with a three-shot salute.

Recommended viewing locations around Town include:
· Downtown
· Metzler Ranch Community Park
· Miller Activity Complex
· Areas of the Red Hawk neighborhood
· Rock Park


Old North End 4th of July Children’s Parade

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Location: Old North End, Boddington Park, Colorado Springs, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, July 4th, 2024 at 9 am

Cost: Free

Exciting day for the kids! Bring your children’s bikes, strollers and walkers for the Annual Children’s parade starts at 9 am at Wood Ave and Washington Street! Walk or ride the flag-lined parade route, then rejoin your friends at Boddington Field for refreshments! Please bring a snack to share. There will also be a toy drive to help support for the children of Mountain Shadows impacted by the fire.


Family Fourth at Rock Ledge Ranch

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Location: Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site 3105 Gateway Road Colorado Springs 80904

Date/Time: Thursday, July 4th, 2024 at 10 am-5 pm

Cost: Tickets range between $4 and $8. Kids 2 and under are free.

More Info: Head over to Rock Ledge Ranch this Fourth of July for a family-friendly day outdoors. Engage in traditional carnival games in the Barn, and enjoy patriotic music at the Homestead Cabin. Grab a bite at the Carriage House if you get hungry, and explore the ranch’s historic sites as part of the day’s festivities. Don’t forget to stop by the General Store for an old-fashioned soda or popcorn, and maybe pick up a souvenir to remember the day.


4th Of July Block Party

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Location: Green Box Farm Stand on Lake Street in Green Mountain Falls

Date/Time: Thursday, July 4th, 2024

Cost: Free; Water lantern kits available for $10

More Info: Celebrate the 4th of July and the Green Box Arts Festival in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado! Enjoy yoga, a pie contest, hikes, poetry readings, dance, and live music. The day ends with the launch of water lanterns at Gazebo Lake at 9:30 p.m.

Don’t miss Stillhouse Junkies at the 4th of July Block Party, known for their dynamic roots music. Join us for a memorable celebration!

Are Fireworks Legal in Colorado Springs?

Not to be a party pooper, but here is a little reminder that recreational fireworks are illegal in Colorado Springs and some outlying areas. That includes all fireworks with a fuse or that require a flame to ignite. Novelty items like snappers and poppers are allowed. For more information, visit https://coloradosprings.gov/fireworks.

In addition, El Paso County restricts both illegal and permissible fireworks in the incorporated cities to include Colorado Springs, Monument, Fountain, Manitou Springs, and all United States Forest Service Lands. Check here for more info.

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