5 Around Town: 4th of July Events

Posted at 9:37 AM, Jun 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-23 11:37:22-04

This weekend we’re looking ahead to the 4th of July and there are plenty of options if you’re looking for a way to celebrate.

Wet Parade

Pueblo West will kick off the holiday with the largest wet parade and water fight west of the Mississippi. The Wet Parade gets going at 10 am along Joe Martinez Boulevard with entries sporting water cannons, squirt guns, and many other methods for delivering water into the crowd. The parade has been going strong since it started in the 1970’s as a way to cool down on a hot summer day. Find more information here.

Cripple Creek’s 4th of July Celebration

Cripple Creek will hold their annual free event on the 4th. They’ve been putting on this celebration since 1900 and it’s been recognized as one of the best 4th of July events in Colorado. Beginning at noon Bennett Avenue will have live music, face painting, food vendors, a beer garden, and plenty of fun leading up to a fireworks display at 9:30 pm. Find more information here.

Summer Symphony and Fireworks

The Colorado Springs Philharmonic will perform their annual Summer Symphony on the 4th in Memorial Park. The program will begin at 5:30pm with activities and concessions to go along with performances by Wild Blue Country from the Air Force Academy and the Philharmonic. The fireworks display will begin around dusk. Find more information here.

Rock Ledge Ranch Family 4th

Rock Ledge Ranch will host their Family 4th event on Wednesday from 10 am to 5 pm. The celebration will feature the historic homes, re-enactments of important historical events like the Revolutionary War and Gettysburg Address, and historical figures like General William Jackson Palmer and Teddy Roosevelt. Aside from the history, there will be carnival games and picnic foods available. Regular admission is $8 for adults, $4 for kids. Find more information here.

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