Despite some area cancellations due to dry fire-friendly conditions, you can still find some red, white and boom in the Pikes Peak region. Here’s where to celebrate America with a blast in Colorado Springs—plus some other traditional favorite celebrations minus the explosives. All celebrations are July 4 unless noted. Most fireworks displays begin at dusk.
Fort Carson Freedom Fest, July 1
Fort Carson Freedom Fest closes with a the 1812 Overture at 9:15 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Note that the general public is welcome but follow gate access security procedures.
Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza, Switchbacks FC, July 3
Celebrate early with post-game fireworks after the Switchbacks host the Orange County SC. Get there early – the first 1,000 fans in the gates at 6 p.m. will receive a free Switchbacks scarf.
Game tickets: $12-$50
Summer Symphony: Memorial Park
Celebrate Independence Day with activities, music and family fun beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Colorado Springs Philharmonic peforms patriotic favorites at 7:30 p.m.to accompany the region’s largest fireworks show, which launches at dusk (around 9 p.m.).
Sky Sox Independence Day Fireworks
The Independence Day celebration begins with a Mini American Flag giveaway for the first 1,000 fans. Post-game fireworks celebrate freedom and hopefully a victory over the New Orleans Baby Cakes.
July 4th 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.
Celebration, Hold the Boom
Want to celebrate earlier or just skip the loud light shows? Here are a few local favorites going without fireworks this year.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy live music by Woodshed Red. Feel free to bring your own dinner, or grab food from Margo’s Vienna Station, serving brats, hot dogs, and ice cream. There will also be beer provided by Manitou Brewing Company.
Watch the annual parade beginning at 10 a.m., and then hit the Chamber of Commerce Street Fair afterward. You’ll find food and other vendors, and Limbach Park will have a beer garden and live music until 6 p.m.
Family Fourth at Rock Ledge Ranch
Step into history with a reenactment of a Revoluionary War encampment and performance of Abe Lincoln reciting the Gettysburg Address. Play carnival games and join the old fashioned picnic.
Old-Fashioned Fourth of July, Woodland Park
Spend the day at the family festival from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. at the Ute Pass Cultural Center.