Here’s where to find some red, white and boom in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region to celebrate Independence Day. There are lots of fireworks displays to choose from, plus some other traditional favorite celebrations minus the explosives. Unless noted, fireworks displays begin at dusk.
Summer Symphony: Memorial Park
This is Pikes Peak region’s largest event that includes great local food, patriotic music by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and thunderous fireworks over Prospect Lake with a brilliant mountain view.
Tri-Lakes Fourth of July Pioneer Days
Start the day with a pancake breakfast, and stick around for the street fair and patriotic parade through Monument. You’ll find a beer garden and live music throughout the day. End the night with a colorful sky of fireworks at Palmer Lake, conditions permitting.
Manitou Springs Fourth of July Concert
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy live music by Woodshed Red. Play a game of cornhole. Feel free to bring your own picnic or grab brats, hot dogs and ice cream from local food vendors.
4th of July Neighborhood Picnic
Gather with the neighbors in Old Colorado City for a community-wide picnic at Bancroft Park with live music and fresh food off the grill.
Family Fourth at Rock Ledge Ranch
This traditional celebration includes a Revolutionary War reenactment, followed by a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Don’t miss the pie, lemonade and watermelon for sale as you tour the historic property.
Admission $8 adults, $5 kids 6-17, $4 seniors, $5 active military, free for members
Old-Fashioned Fourth of July, Woodland Park
Celebrate in the mountains at Memorial Park with various performances by dancers, magicians and musicians. Fill up from food vendors and try out the bouldering cave simulator. An Old West show and fishing derby make for more fun. Head to the high school for fireworks at dark, conditions permitting.
Fireworks Extravaganza, Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Looking for a more private show? If you’re an overnight guest, member of the Country Club of Colorado or have confirmed dinner reservations, you can join this beachside fireworks display over the lake.
Members and resort guests only
Switchbacks FC 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular and Billy Ray Cyrus
Bring your home-grown energy to cheer on the Switchbacks against Orange County SC on Thursday night. Get a free blanket; then roll it out on the field for a fireworks display to end with a bang. Get your fireworks doubleheader by coming back to Weidner Field Friday night for the Billy Ray Cyrus concert plus firework show.
Game tickets: $12-$50
Concert tickets: $19-$399
Symphony Above the Clouds
The celebration continues with Woodland Park’s annual celebration featuring the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Fort Carson’s cannons and fireworks.
symphonyabovetheclouds.org and csphilharmonic.org