Loveland’s Fourth of July celebration will return to North Lake Park this year. Here’s a look at ways to celebrate the holiday in Loveland and elsewhere in Northern Colorado.
The annual Independence Day celebration will take place at 2-10 pm Monday, July 4, at North Lake Park, Taft Avenue and 29th Street, Loveland, and will include food, fun, fireworks and music by the Loveland Concert Band.
The Lone Tree School will be open 11 am-2 pm
A Kids Zone Play Area will be open at 3-8 pm with Mobile Recreation Trailer Games, giant blocks, SNAG Golf, food trucks and more.
A NERF Battle Arena will be open at 3-6 pm
The Lions Club will be running the North Lake Park train for rides from 10 am to 6 pm
A Children’s Bike Parade for ages 8 and under will start at 4 pm Check-in is at 3:30 pm Prizes will be awarded for most festive bike, best costume and crowd favorite. The parade will start near the Kids’ Zone, loop around Duck Pond and end by riding in front of the amphitheater stage.
A cornhole tournament starts at 4 pm Preregistration is required and costs $ 35 per team.
Music will start at 3 pm with Wood Belly and Creole Stomp.
The Loveland Concert Band will present patriotic music at 8-9:15 pm in the Hammond Amphitheater, followed by the Lake Loveland fireworks.
A variety of groups will sell refreshments and have displays.
The city will close 29th Street to traffic from Taft to Custer avenues, with handicap parking available from Aspen Drive to Taft Avenue along 29th Street.
General parking for a $ 5 fee will be available in the Loveland High School lot. Larger than normal crowds are expected this year and patrons are encouraged to use ride share apps and utilize the designated drop-off and pick-up locations on 29th Street, or to walk or bike to the park.
Personal fireworks, alcoholic beverages, pets (except for service dogs) and overnight camping in North Lake Park are prohibited.
For details, call 970-962-2727 or visit bit.ly/28X9oxl.
The annual Loveland Liberty 5K will take place at 8-9 am Monday, July 4, starting at Fairgrounds Park, 700 S. Railroad Ave., Loveland.
Adult registration is $ 40 through June and goes up on July 1. Ages 12 and under are $ 20.
There is also a virtual race option.
Funds raised this year will benefit High Plains Honor Flight and other veterans groups.
For details, visit runsignup.com/Race/CO/Loveland/LL5K1.
Fourth of July Festival
Calvary Church Derby Hill will offer a Fourth of July Festival at 11:30 am-1:30 pm Monday, July 4, its parking lot, 207 19th St. SE, Loveland.
Enjoy live music from Big-Time Music who use a guitar, a bass and drums to transform songs from the past into fun songs people can enjoy today. Also planned are performances of magical illusion and juggling, and a message of God’s love by Mel LaMar ..
Admission is free.
For details, call 970-669-0236 or visit derbyhill.thecalvary.org.
Berthoud July 3 Fireworks Festival
The town of Berthoud will hold its July 3 Fireworks Festival at 4-8 pm Sunday, July 3, at Berthoud Recreation Center at Waggener Farm Park, 1000 Berthoud Parkway.
Fireworks will begin at 9:15 pm
The event will include live music, a beer garden, inflatables, face painting and food trucks.
For details, visit berthoud.org/july-3rd.
The city of Fort Collins will hold its Independence Day celebration on Saturday, July 2.
Events include the Firecracker 5K, Stars & Stripes Golf Tournament, parade, food truck rally, live music and more. The day will conclude with fireworks at City Park.
The golf tournament starts at 7:30 am at City Park Nine, the 5K at 7:30 am at City Park, the parade at 10 am on Mountain Avenue, and live music and a food truck rally start at 3 pm at City Park.
The fireworks begin at 9:35 pm over Sheldon Lake at City Park.
For a full line-up of events visit fcgov.com/july2.
Old-Fashioned Independence at the 1879 Avery House will take place at 10 am-2 pm Saturday, July 2, at Fort Collins Avery House, 328 W. Mountain Ave.
Popular local band Blue Grama will perform and food trucks will sell summertime fare. The event also includes old-fashioned games such as croquet, pin the tail on the donkey, and bean bag toss; crafts; face painting; tours the Avery House and more ..
The event coincides with the City of Fort Collins July 4th Weekend Parade, beginning at 10 am that runs west on Mountain Avenue from Meldrum Street in front of the Avery House, finishing at Jackson Avenue near City Park.
Admission is free.
For details, call 970-221-0533 or visit poudrelandmarks.org.
Drive-In Fourth of July
Johnny & The Mongrels will perform for Timnath’s Drive-In Fourth Of July Celebration at 6 pm Monday, July 4, at the Timnath Reservoir, 5824 County Road 40.
The Swamp Funk also will be performing. The night will end with a fireworks show synced to patriotic music over the reservoir, beginning at 9:30 pm In the case of a weather delay, the fireworks will start no later than 10 pm
People can bring lawn chairs, yard games and a picnic to enjoy a fun evening drive-in style. There will be no additional activities so organizers encourage people to bring their own.
Prohibited items include pets, alcohol, grills and personal fireworks.
Timnath residents can watch from open space areas near their homes, and if they can see the water tower, they will be able to see the fireworks.
101st Army Band
The 101st Army Band will perform at 5: 30-9: 20 pm Monday, July 4, at Boardwalk Park, 100 N. Fifth St., Windsor.
The band will play rock, country and jazz for the whole family, followed by a fireworks show.
Fireworks will launch shortly after 9:15 pm, weather permitting.
For details, visit engagementliveshere.com/216/July-4th-Activities.
At 7 pm, the Estes Village Band tunes up for its annual patriotic concert featuring the works of John Philip Sousa and others. The concert is free to attend and will be held at the Performance Park Amphitheater, at the west end of downtown Estes Park.
A concert featuring The Big Bang! Will start at 6 pm at the Estes Park Fairgrounds in the grandstands, 1209 Manford Ave. Tickets are $ 19 for adults and $ 9 for kids, available at bigbangconcert.com. The fireworks show over Lake Estes can be seen from the grandstands. The event also will include food trucks and beer.
The Fireworks Show starts at 9:30 pm
For details, visit bit.ly/3mS2pxy.