Where to Find 4th of July Fireworks and Festivals

From fireworks to fun runs, there’s no shortage of 4th of July fun in the Springs this year.

family watching fireworks
Family standing on a hill watching fireworks. Photo by Adobe Stock

Summer fun is back! With public venues and gatherings open, it’s going to feel better than ever to get out and celebrate the 4th of July again. Symphony on Your Porch is still dispersed throughout the city, so there are plenty of options to get your red, white and boom. Here’s where you can find fireworks and 4th of July fun this year.  

July 2

Fort Carson Freedom Fest

If you are a Department of Defense ID cardholder or guest, you can enjoy the Friday night festivities at Fort Carson from 5-10 p.m. There are concerts with Joe Nichols headlining, food trucks, bounce houses, lots of family fun and, of course, fireworks. All of it happens in Iron Horse Park. 

carson.armymwr.com

July 2-4

Gold Camp 4th at Cripple Creek

Head for the hills and join festivities all weekend long in historic Cripple Creek and Victor. You’ll find a Patriotic Poker 5K/Fun Run, carnival games, beer garden, food vendors, live music, donkeys, history tours, disc golf tournament and more. The grand finale is the Sunday night fireworks show. 

visitcripplecreek.com

July 3

Tri-Lakes 4th of July: Honoring Our Heroes

Head to Monument and Palmer Lake to celebrate the fourth on the third with an entire day of music, food and fun. Tri-Lakes residents and visitors flood the streets as early as 7 a.m. for the pancake breakfast before taking to the streets for the annual fun run, pancake breakfast, car show, parades, concerts, beer garden and more. Note the Palmer Lake fireworks happen separately on July 4.

trilakeschamber.com

July 4

4th of July Symphony on Your Porch

Tune in—literally—to the 4th of July Symphony on Your Porch fireworks extravaganza. Fireworks launch from neighborhoods across the Pikes Peak region as the Colorado Springs Philharmonic plays over the radio. Find a spot with a view, and savor multiple fireworks displays at once as the Springs skyline lights up in spectacular fashion. 

Here are the launch locations:

Symphony on Your Porch Map
Map courtesy of City of Colorado Springs
  • Banning Lewis Ranch
  • The Broadmoor
  • The Country Club of Colorado
  • Meridian Ranch
  • The Club at Flying Horse
  • Weidner Field
  • Garden of the Gods Resort
  • Fort Carson
  • Cherokee Ridge
  • Patty Jewett Golf Course

Get the full details for the 4th of July Symphony on Your Porch at coloradospringssports.org.

4th of July Summer Concert & Fireworks at Banning Lewis Ranch

In lieu of a performance on the first, Banning Lewis Ranch’s summer concert series switches to July 4 with a dazzling fireworks show, music, food trucks and a special tribute to first-responders and military. Kick back on the big grassy lawn to ooh and aah. 

banninglewisranch.com

Festival on the Fourth at Palmer Lake

Two beer gardens, 12 local bands, food trucks, craft vendors, games and a disc golf contest—what more could you ask for from an Independence Day festival? Head to Palmer Lake between 1-8 p.m. for a fun-filled afternoon and get a spot on the water for a picturesque view of the evening’s fireworks display. 

trilakes360.com

Green Box Arts Festival: 4th of July Block Party with Collective Groove

Green Box Arts Festival Pink Fireworks at Night
Bright pink fireworks lighting up the night. Photo courtesy of Green Box Arts.

Get your groove on with the horn-powered funk and soul of Collective Groove at the 4th annual Green Box Block Party. The can’t-miss concert starts at 7 p.m., but get there early at 6:30 p.m. to take advantage of the photo booth at the Lake Street Billboard. As the website says, it’s sure to be a booty-shaking throw down! 

greenboxarts.org

Switchbacks FC Fourth of July Fireworks 

Join the Switchbacks to celebrate the 4th of July at the new Weidner Field downtown as they take on Real Monarchs SLC. Gates open at 4 p.m., but hang around after the game for a spectacular fireworks display in honor of Independence day and (hopefully) another Switchbacks win. 

switchbacksfc.com    

Woodland Park Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

Enjoy games, period re-enactments, contests, caricature drawings, Woodland Park’s Wind Symphony performances and more at Woodland Park’s family-friendly 4th of July festival. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. and is free for everyone. 

woodlandparkchamber.com


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