Where to Celebrate July 4 in the Pikes Peak Region

    Here’s where to find some red, white and boom in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region to celebrate Independence Day.

    fireworks over memorial park, colorado springs
    Fireworks over Prospect Lake, Memorial Park. Photo by James Van Hoy.

    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

    July 4

    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.
    csphilharmonic.org
    Free


    Tri-Lakes Fourth of July Pioneer Days

    July 4

    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.
    trilakeschamber.com


    Manitou Springs Fourth of July Concert

    July 4

    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.
    manitousprings.org
    Free


    4th of July Neighborhood Picnic

    July 4

    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.
    shopoldcoloradocity.com
    $5-$8


    Family Fourth at Rock Ledge Ranch

    July 4

    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.
    rockledgeranch.com
    Admission $8 adults, $5 kids 6-17, $4 seniors, $5 active military, free for members


    Old-Fashioned Fourth of July, Woodland Park

    July 4

    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.
    city-woodlandpark.org
    Free admission


    Fireworks Extravaganza, Cheyenne Mountain Resort

    July 4

    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.
    cheyennemountain.com
    Members and resort guests only


    Switchbacks FC 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular and Billy Ray Cyrus

    July 4-5

    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.
    switchbacksfc.com
    Game tickets: $12-$50
    Concert tickets: $19-$399


    Symphony Above the Clouds

    July 5

    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
    Free

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