2024 Fourth of July Celebrations in Northern Colorado

There are tons of ways to celebrate Independence Day in NOCO, from 4th of July parades to firework displays, food truck rallies, live performances and more. If you’re looking for fun things to do on the 4th of July (or July 3 in Berthoud), mark your calendar with these can’t-miss events and activities.


Fort Collins – Independence Day Community Celebration

Stars & Stripes Golf Tournament

7:30 a.m. at City Park Nine Golf Course
Sign up for the tournament at fcgov.com/stars-and-stripes-tournament or by calling 970.221.6650.

FireKracker 5K

7:30 a.m. at City Park
Sign up for the 4th of July 5K at runsignup.com/Race/CO/FortCollins/FireKracker.

4th of July Food Truck Rally

7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. at City Park

Independence Day Parade

10 a.m. heading west on Mountain Avenue between Howes Street and Jackson Avenue

Family Fun Zone (with family-friendly games and giveaways)

11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at City Park

Free Trolley Rides

12-5 p.m. from City Park to Old Town (see the schedule at fortcollinstrolley.org/schedule-and-tickets)

Live Music

3:30-8:30 p.m. at City Park
The Swashbuckling Doctors (3:30-4:30 p.m.), 2MX2 (5-6:30 p.m.), Cary Morin & Ghost Dog (7-8:30 p.m.)

Fireworks (free shuttle service from Transfort will be available)

9:35 p.m. over Sheldon Lake at City Park

Get emergency text alerts during the Fort Collins Independence Day Community Celebration by texting FoCo4th to 888-777. Click here to view 4th of July road closures in Fort Collins.


Loveland – July 4th Festival at North Lake Park

Vendors and Food Trucks

4-9 p.m.
Lions Club BBQ (11 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Kids Zone

4 p.m.-dark
Live DJ (under the picnic shelter), yard games, face painter, Buckhorn Train (12-8 p.m.)

Children’s Bike Parade (around North Lake Park)

Kids 5 and under: 3:30 p.m. check-in, 4 p.m. start; 0.3 mile route; push bikes, wagons, strollers, and scooters must be in the 4 p.m. parade.
Kids 6-10: 4:30 p.m. check-in, 5 p.m. start; 0.6 mile route; no cost, pre-registration encouraged; prizes for most festive bike, best costume and crowd favorite

Loveland Concert Band Performance

8:00-9:15 p.m. at Hammond Amphitheater


9:17 p.m. over Lake Loveland

For Loveland July 4th Festival event updates, traffic information, firework updates and more, text LVEVENTS to 888777.


Greeley – 4th of July at the Greeley Stampede

Greeley Stampede Independence Day Parade

9 a.m. from the UNC campus (10th Avenue and 19th Street) along 10th Avenue to 5th Street past Lincoln Park

Stampede Events

All day at Island Grove Regional Park
Face painting, live music, bull fighting, sheep stampedes and more. See the full Greeley Stampede schedule at greeleystampede.org/events.


10 p.m. at Island Grove Regional Park


Windsor – 4th of July Celebration

Vendors, Food Trucks and Family-Friendly Activities

12-9:30 p.m. at Boardwalk Park (under the pavilion)

Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra 4th of July Performance

7:15 p.m. at Boardwalk Park


9:15 p.m. Boardwalk Park


Timnath – 4th of July Celebration

Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Activities

6 p.m. at the Timnath Reservoir
Live entertainment, bounce houses, face painting, obstacle course, yard games and more


9:30 p.m. over the Timnath Reservoir

Text TIMNATHEVENT to 888-777 to be notified of delays, weather emergencies or cancellations.


Wellington – July 4th Celebration

Pancake Breakfast

7-10 a.m. hosted by The Wellington Filling Station

“Proud to be an American” Parade

10 a.m. down Cleveland Avenue (registration closed).

Beer Garden and Skate Jam Fundraiser

10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

4th of July Festival

11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Wellington Community Park with a car show, local vendors, food trucks, live music, pie competition, kids games and more. For more information, visit slurpz.org/4th-of-july.

Wellington Community Band Performance

7:30 p.m. at the Eyestone South parking lot


9:15 p.m. by Bee Lake (east side of 6th Street), synchronized music is available by tuning in to 97.1 FM at 9:39 p.m.


Berthoud – 3rd of July Celebration

Independence Day Activities

5-9:30 p.m. at Waggener Farm Park
Live music by Unauthorized Absence, food trucks, beer garden, inflatables and more


Dusk at Waggener Farm Park


Estes Park – 4th of July Celebration

4th of July Car Show

All day at the American Legion Post 119
See classic cars from the Estes Park Car Club (food and drink provided)

Tacos & Tequila

All day at Casa Colina at the Trailborn Rocky Mountains (open to guests and non-guests)
Live music, outdoor swimming pool and more

Inaugural Lakeside Liberty Bash

3-9 p.m. at the Ember & Estes Park Resort in the Pavilion overlooking Lake Estes (free), stay for the fireworks!
Live music from Greg Miles and Black Canyon Backbeat, food available for purchase (click here for more information)

Big Bang! Concert – live music by El Loco Fandango

6 p.m. at the Estes Park Events Complex
Purchase tickets here

Estes Park Village Band Patriotic Concert

7 p.m. at Performance Park (free)


9:30 p.m. over Lake Estes

Free shuttles will be available immediately after the fireworks from the Visitor Center and Events Complex, stopping at their regular stops. For more information, go to visitestespark.com/plan/getting-around/free-shuttle-buses.