Local places to celebrate with red, white, and blue
Celebrating the 4th in Colorado? Well, you’re in luck! Discover all the things happening around the city during the Fourth of July and the weekend after.
Where: Stanley Marketplace | 2501 Dallas St. Aurora, CO
When: July 4 | 1 PM – 8 PM
Come hungry! The Truck Stop Rally is making a stop at Aurora’s own, Stanley Marketplace on the 4th. Enjoy a variety of food truck eats, yummy dishes, and Colorado beverages. From comfort food and BBQ to Mexican and Latin eats, you’ll have to save room to try them all. Stick around for live music from four different bands and DJ’s spinning tunes. You can even win $100 in gift cards if you RSVP.
Where: Homestead Park | 23945 E Florida Ave. Aurora, CO
When: July 4 | 10 AM – 12 PM
This kid-friendly event is a blast for the entire family! Enjoy a classic parade at Murphy Creek beginning at 10 AM. Stick around afterward for face painting and yard games. Rev up the family competition on the inflatable obstacle courses or pair up for a water balloon toss. This yard party is the perfect way to begin your holiday celebrations.
Where: Aurora Municipal Center | 15151 E. Alameda Parkway Aurora, CO
When: July 4 | 6 PM – 10 PM
Celebrate the 4th of July in classic American fashion, with fireworks and hot dogs of course! Beginning at 6 PM, the City of Aurora opens their Great Lawn for everyone to enjoy musical performances, tasty treats, and a happening scene. Get there early to pick out the best spot for viewing one of the best firework displays in Colorado. Fireworks begin at 9:30 PM. Take it up a notch and pack a picnic for the family. We suggest bringing your seating (like blankets and lawn chairs).
Where: 4201 S Parker Rd, Aurora, CO
Hours: 5 AM – 10 PM
Entry Fee: $9.00 Day Pass, more info.
Spend your holiday in relaxation mode at Cherry Creek State Park. Discover beaches, miles of open space trails, wildlife viewing, mountain biking, and so much more at this massive natural oasis. Situated in Aurora’s southwest corner, visitors are welcome to partake in a variety of activities. From sailing to bird watching to leashing up your dog for a day hike, it’s all at Cherry Creek State Park. Pack a lunch and plenty of water to discover breathtaking mountain views. Check out the full list of on-site camping, designated picnic areas, and rules on their official website.
Where: 5800 S Powhaton Rd, Aurora, CO
Hours: 5 AM – 9:30 PM
Entry Fee: $10 Day Pass, more info
Sink your toes in the warm white sand at the Aurora Reservoir. Tucked away near Aurora’s eastern border, the reservoir is naturally beautiful and a true destination. Clear blue waters sparkle under the summer sun, and covered picnic areas make for an effortless afternoon. Not a beach bum? Get active! The Aurora Reservoir has lots of rental equipment for guests including stand up paddle boards, bikes, innertubes, and so much more. You’ll appreciate the splashing sounds of waves instead of the revs of motorboats at jet skis. Pack a lunch and your sunscreen before heading out!
Where: Aurora Fox Arts Center
When: July 5 | 2 PM, July 6 and 7 | 10 AM
Admission: $7.00 per person
Meet Alice as she goes on a fantastical adventure with classic Wonderland characters in this fun play. This performance is presented by the Little Foxes Summer Theatre and The Aurora Fox.
Where: Dry Dock Brewing Company South Dock | 15120 E Hampden Ave Aurora, CO
When: July 5 | 5 PM – 7 PM
Get ready for delicious award-winning beers, giveaways, and puppy prizes at this local event! You can even pick up a collectible pint glass for $10.
Where: The Stampede | 2430 S Havana St Aurora, CO
When: July 6 | 8 PM
Dance the night away with Banda Arkangel and two other special performers at The Stampede. This 18+ event is perfect for adding that “no worries” vibe to the rest of your holiday weekend. The show starts at 9:00 PM.