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Where to find fireworks and fun on Independence Day in Southern Colorado

The essential information about Fourth of July events and firework shows happening within the Southern Colorado region.
Fourth of July fireworks over Colorado Springs
Posted at 4:03 PM, Jun 28, 2023
and last updated 2023-07-03 19:25:39-04

SOUTHERN COLORADO — As summer continues, June is almost through, and the Fourth of July is growing near.

Food shops are getting ready for the next family barbecue, individuals are eager to view fireworks, and local communities are wondering where to celebrate the holiday and watch big, magnificent sparks erupt in the sky.

At the same time, we remember the fallen and serving soldiers fighting for our country, lives, and freedom in our nation.

When deciding what to do with your family to celebrate Independence Day, take a look at the exciting events happening nearby, such as food trucks, live music, games, and activities for all ages, as well as fireworks shows to see sparklers light up the state's night sky.



Rocky Mountain Vibes vs. Northern Colorado Owlz: 4th of July Fireworks 

  • Description: Enjoy a baseball game as we take on the Northern Colorado Owlz then finish out the night with an amazing post-game fireworks display! 
  • Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023.  
  • Time: 6:35 p.m. Fireworks after the baseball game. 
  • Location: UCHealth Park. 4385 Tutt Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80922 
  • Cost: Ticketed event starting at $15

Learn more here.

Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC at Weidner Field  

  • Description: After 90 minutes of summer soccer, Pikes Peak National Bank presents the 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. We will be giving away 6,000 LED light-up wristbands at the gates to make sure you can be a part of the magic! 
  • Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023.  
  • Time: All gates open at 6 p.m. Kickoff at 7 p.m., and a fireworks show will immediately follow the conclusion of the match. 
  • Location: 111 W Cimarron St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 
  • Cost: Ticketed event  

Learn more here.

Banning Lewis Ranch (Open to the public)  

  • Description: On July 4th, we'll be celebrating Independence Day Banning Lewis Ranch-style with fireworks, food trucks, live music, and free bounce houses. 
  • Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023.  
  • Time: 4 – 8 p.m. 
  • Location: 6885 Vista Del Pico Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80927 
  • Cost: FREE  

Banning Lewis Fireworks

4th of July Symphony On Your Porch at The Club at Flying Horse  

  • Description: Enjoy the City of Colorado Springs’ annual tradition of a patriotic symphony performance on your favorite local radio station while viewing the show. To hear the 4th of July Symphony on Your Porch broadcast, tune your radio to: Sunny 106.3 FM | Y96.9 FM | KCME 88.7 FM | 92.9 Peak FM | AM 740 KVOR.  
  • Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023.  
  • Time: The fireworks will also be streamed live on KKTV.com. Broadcast starts at 9:00 p.m. Fireworks start at all locations at approximately 9:15 p.m.  
  • Location: 1880 Weiskopf Point, Colorado Springs, CO 80921 
  • Cost: Day activities are for members & resort guests only. The firework show is FREE and open to the public.  

Porch Club at Flying Horse

The Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort  

  • (Resort guests & members only) 

The Broadmoor 

  • (Resort guests & members only) 

Garden of the Gods Resort and Club  
Patty Jewett Golf Course 
Valley Hi Golf Course  

Falcon Freedom Days at Meridian Ranch (Open to the public)  

  • Description: Music, food, family fun activities, and the best fireworks show in Colorado are all back and bigger than ever. Bring your chairs, blankets, family, friends, and kids to this celebration. 
  • Date: Saturday, July 1, 2023.  
  • Time: 1 – 4 p.m. Vendors, bounce houses, food trucks, petting Zoo, DJ, and more! 
    • 9:20 p.m. - Fireworks show begins 
  • Location: This year all Falcon Freedom Days activities will take place in the parking lot of Falcon High School, at 10255 Lambert Road. The fireworks display will be north of the high school.’ 
  • Cost: FREE 

More information is here.

Fort Carson Freedom Fest (Open to the public) 

  • Description: Fort Carson Freedom Fest includes a live concert, fireworks, festival entertainment, food trucks, beverages for purchase, and fun activities for the whole family! 
  • Date: Friday, June 30, 2023. 
  • Time: 5 – 10 p.m.  
    • 2 p.m. - Tailgate area opens 
    • 4:30 p.m. - Regular parking opens  
    • 5 p.m. - Festival begins  
    • 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. -  Live music  
    • 10 –10:30 p.m. - Salute battery & fireworks 
  • Location: Iron Horse Park, 6151 Elwell St, Fort Carson, CO 80913 
  • Cost: FREE 

More here.


Gold Camp 4th (Open to the public) 

  • Description: Enjoy old fashioned 4th of July fun and excitement throughout the city of Cripple Creek as we celebrate our Nation. Activities are provided by the American Legion Post 171 and include family fun activities, vendors, live music, donkeys and more! 
  • Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023.  
  • Time: All day; It is all wrapped up in a final patriotic celebration of fireworks on Tuesday night at approximately 9:30 p.m. 
  • Location: Activities will take place on Bennett Avenue.  
  • Cost: FREE 

Visit Cripple Creek.

4th of July Fireworks (Open to the public) 

  • Description: Come and see the most spectacular fireworks display in the Pikes Peak region! The City of Cripple Creek will host 2023 4th of July Fireworks starting about 20 minutes after dusk (approx. 9:30 p,m.).  The fireworks will be set off from the south side of town, south of Myers Ave. Help us celebrate our nation’s birthday with a bang! 
  • Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023.  
  • Time: Approx. 9:30 – 10 p.m. 
  • Location: Old Homestead House. 353 Myers Ave., Cripple Creek, CO 80813 
    • The fireworks will be set off from the south side of town, south of Myers Ave.  
  • Cost: FREE 

Cripple Creek 4th of July


Rollin’ on the Riverwalk - Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration (Open to the public) 

  • Description: Celebrate Independence Day at the Riverwalk! Enjoy food, music, and the largest fireworks show in Southern Colorado at the Riverwalk’s annual 4th of July Celebration. 
  • Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023. 
  • Time: 4 – 9:30 p.m. 
    • Boat rides begin at noon for $4 
    • 4 p.m. - Food trucks, KPHT – Nick Donovan MC,  
    • 7:15 p.m. - Posting of the colors  
    • 7:45 p.m. - Rhett Haney Live  
    • 9: 30 p.m. - Fireworks launch off the top of the Main St. Parking lot (Weather permitting) 
  • Location: Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo  
    • 101 N Union Ave, Pueblo, CO 81003 
  • Cost: FREE 

More information here.

Pueblo West Vintage Fourth of July (Open to the public) 

  • Description: Pueblo West's Fourth of July celebration is being re-booted to include "vintage" Fourth of July events that harken back to the Pueblo West Independence Days of old! Visit our Fourth of July events page for the day's lineup of events. 
  • Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023. 
  • Time: All day 
  • 7:30 a.m. - 16th Annual Liberty Point 5K Run/Fun Walk  
    • Location: The race begins at the corner of Purcell Blvd. & Joe Martinez Blvd. (map
    • Cost: Registration; Entry fees start at $20 
  • 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. - Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast  
    • Location: Pueblo West Fire Station No. 1, 51 E. Hahns Peak Ave. (map
    • Cost: FREE, courtesy of the Pueblo West Fire Department! 
  • 10:30 a.m. - Jack Fowler Memorial Fourth of July Water Parade 
    • Location: Parade route located along Joe Martinez Blvd. (map)  
  • After the parade - Food Truck Market 
    • Location: Civic Center Park, 61 E. Civic Center Dr. (map
  • 6 p.m. - 4th of July Cookout 
    • Cost: FREE burgers and hot dogs at Civic Center Park, with dessert food trucks.  
  • 6 -8 p.m.  
  • Fourth of July Beautiful Baby Contest 
    • Open to all children from newborn to 36 months. 
  • Community Field Day 
  • Free Vintage Car Show 
    • Open to vintage cars, trucks, and motorcycles of all kinds!  
    • Cost: Registration  
  • Live Music from Knuckin' Futz 
  • Dark - Fourth of July Fireworks 
    • Park your cars between Palmer Lake Dr. and Civic Center Dr., or watch the display from Civic Center Park! 
  • Location: Varies 
  • Cost: Varies 

Pueblo West 4th of July


Event: Star Spangled Symphony

  • Description: Colorado Springs Philharmonic indoor concert will include traditional crowd pleasers like the National Anthem and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture along with an expanded line-up of patriotic favorites and fanfares 
  • Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023  
  • Time: Doors open at 3 p.m. Concert starts at 4:30 p.m. (75 mins) 
  • Location: Pikes Peak Center for the Arts 
    • 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903 
  • Cost: The concert is FREE; however, Tickets must be reserved.  

Colorado Springs Philharmonic

Event: Star Spangled Symphony & July 4th Block Party

  • Description: In addition to the indoor concert, the adjacent street outside of the Pikes Peak Center will be closed for a block party that will include music live-streamed from the concert, entertainment such as face painting & balloon animals, food vendors, a beer garden, yard games and more!
  • Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023.  
  • Time: 3:30 – 7 p.m. 
    • 3:30 p.m. - Block Party Begins  
    • 4:30 p.m. - Colorado Springs Philharmonics concert begins  
    • 7 p.m. - Block party concludes  
    • 9 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. - Radio broadcast and fireworks begin  
    • 9:35 p.m. - Radio broadcast and fireworks conclude 
  • Location: 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903 
    • The adjacent street outside of the Pikes Peak Center will be closed for the block party 
  • Cost: FREE 

More information is available here.

Event: Festival on The Fourth at Palmer Lake

  • Description: Spend your late afternoon and evening in beautiful Palmer Lake, and enjoy food, fun and frolic. A beer garden, wine booth, live music by UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY BAND, Pikes Peak Highlanders Bagpipers and Mojo Filter Band, food & gift vendors.
  • Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023 
  • Time: Event is 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. 
    • Gates open at 3:00 p.m. for parking and seating.  
    • Fireworks around 9:10 p.m. 
  • Location: Palmer Lake Centennial Park, CO 80133. West side of the pedestrian bridge near the ball field. 
  • Cost: FREE admission; $10 parking  

Festival on the Fourth

Event: July 4th Fun Run at Palmer Lake

  • Description: Welcome to the July 4th Fun Run 41st Anniversary Race! Feel free to run, jog, or walk and enjoy some dazzling outfits, encouraging signs and an all-around good time while supporting the local children. 4 miles on the 4th, 4 kids! 
  • Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023.  
  • Time: 7:30 a.m.  
  • Location: Palmer Lake Centennial Park, CO 80133.  
  • Cost: $35 - $45 

Fun Run at Palmer Lake

Event: Tri-Lakes 4th of July Celebration

  • Description: The Tri-Lakes 4th of July is a full-day celebration. Partake in the pancake breakfast, annual fun run, children's parade, main parade, street fair, beer garden and live music. 
  • Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023.  
  • Time: All day 
    • 7 a.m. - Palmer Lake Fun Run at Palmer Lake  
      • Location: Santa Fe Trail from Palmer Lake to downtown Monument 
    • 7 – 10 a.m. - Pancake breakfast  
      • Location: St. Peter Catholic Church.  
        • 55 Jefferson St., Monument, CO 80132 
      • Cost: Tickets at the door  
    • 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. - Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce Street Fair  
      • Location: 2nd St. and Washington St., Monument  
    • 9:30 a.m. - Monument Hill Kiwanis Childrens Parade  
      • Location: Downtown Monument  
    • 10 a.m. - Monument Hill Kiwanis 4th of July Parade 
      • Location: Downtown Monument 
      • 10 a.m. - Air Force Flyby 
      • 10:30 a.m. - WWII Aviation Museum Flyby  
    • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. - Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce Family Friendly Beer Garden 
      • Location: Limbach Park, Monument 
      • 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. - Live Music at Limbach Park  
    • 4 p.m. - Festival on the Fourth at Palmer Lake  
    • Dusk – Palmer Lake Fireworks (depending on Fire Department approval) 
  • Location: Varies 
  • Cost: Varies

More information is available here.

Event: Annual 4th of July Block Party

  • Description: This event features poetry, dance, and music performances. Located in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado at the Green Box Farm Stand. Following the concert, join us around Gazebo Lake as we celebrate the 4th of July, the Green Box Arts Festival, and the power of light – as we launch water lanterns designed throughout the festival.
  • Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023 
  • Time: 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. 
    • 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. - Becoming // Poetry  
    • 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. - Western Swing Dance Class with Ormao Dance Company  
    • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. - Carlos Washington’s Steel Horse Swing  
    • 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. - Lilli Lewis Trio  
    • 9:00 – 9:30 p.m. - Water Lantern Launch 
  • Location: Green Box Arts, Farm Stand on Lake Street  
    • 6990 Lake St, Green Mountain Falls, CO 80819 
  • Cost: FREE; Water lantern kits available for $10 

More information is available here.

Event: Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

  • Description: The Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration is a family-focused activity that vendors set up and entertainment happens at Memorial Park next to City Hall. There's food, games, patriotic music by Woodland Park Wind Symphony, beer, and cocktails.
  • Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023 
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
  • Location: Memorial Park in Woodland Park 
    • 200 North Park Street, Woodland Park, CO 80863 
  • Cost: FREE 

Woodland Park 4th Celebration

Event: Jack Fowler Memorial Fourth of July Wet Parade

  • Description: The legendary "wet parade," dubbed the largest water fight west of the Mississippi, is back for 2023! Learn more on their Fourth of July page for the rules and regulations of the wet parade.
  • Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023.
  • Time: 10:30 a.m.
  • Location: Pueblo West, along Joe Martinez Blvd.
  • Cost: FREE; Float registration varies

Pueblo West Wet Parade

Festivals, parades, fireworks shows, cookouts, and other festivities are all part of the Fourth of July celebration. Traveling and interacting with the local community while celebrating independence under the starry night sky makes this a wonderful moment.

Thanks to Colorado Springs Sports Corp for hosting and providing information about the surrounding events.