Colorado Springs, CO July 4th Celebrations

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Celebrate our great country's independence with a number of spectacular 4th of July events around Colorado Springs. Our main event in Colorado Springs on July 4 is the Fourth of July celebration at Memorial Park featuring the Colorado Springs Philharmonic orchestra performance. There are a variety of other Colorado Springs, CO 4TH of July celebrations happening.

2016 4th of July Celebrations


The biggest show in town will be the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Fabulous Fourth summer concert at Memorial Park. This free event is fun for the entire family. A variety of food will be available for sale, and picnics are welcome. Arrive early to grab your spot and listen to the U.S. Air Force Academy Band's Blue Steel ensemble perform before the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. One of the best fireworks displays in town.

When: July 4, 2016
Cost: Free to attend; Food vendors available for various costs.



This year Cripple Creek Fourth of July Celebration will feature live entertainment in the Brass Ass parking lot located on the corner of Bennett Avenue and 3rd Street. Food vendors and a beer garden will be available. While you're here, be sure to check out special 4th of July promotions in Cripple Creek's casinos, and visit Cripple Creek's fun attractions that showcase our area's rich history.

When: July 4, 2016
Cost: FREE


Take a walk through history this July 4th at the Rock Ledge Ranch Family Fourth. Visitors have an opportunity to walk through the reenactment of revolutionary war camp, hear General William Jackson Palmer read the Declaration of Indepence, listen to President Abraham Lincoln give the Gettysburg address, catch Patrick Henry's daughter will recite her father's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech, play carnival games and more. Tickets are available for carnival games for a nominal fee. Events will be held throughout the day.

When: July 4, 2016; 10am-5pm
Cost: Regular admission prices; Military discount


The Dinosaur Resource Center is celebrating our military personnel this July 4th. As our small way of saying thank you, active and retired military personnel will receive one half off regular admission on our nation's birthday with active or retired military ID.

When: July 4, 2016; 9am-6pm
Cost: Please see website for admission rates

4th of July Flag Flying Festival

It's time to fly with Adventures Out West's 5th Annual 4th of July Flag Flying Festival! Start your 4th of July with a little adventure and a lot of patriotism. Show your American pride by flying the Red, White, and Blue. Must supply your own flag (max size 5'x7'). Souvenier T-Shirt. Zips start at 8:30am and 10:30am - course is open 2 hours per session.

When: July 4, 2016; 8:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $45 per person

C O S Rodeo

Extend your July 4th celebrations a couple of days, and join the newest rodeo in town - the C O S Rodeo. On July 6th, as well as several following Wednesdays during the summer, the Colorado Springs Summer Rodeo Series brings a new take on our western heritage.

Highlights include Mutton Bustin', Team Sortin', Calf Scramble, Steer Ridin' and the main event - Bull Riding. But it doesn't stop there. The arena is filled with activity including bounce houses, Segway Barrel Racing, and Tee Pee's.

Guests can participate in select events like the Grand Parade, National Salute, Mutton Bustin', Calf Scramble, Steer Ridin' and Team Sortin'.

Cost includes a delicious yet simple western fare meal. Choose from pulled pork or chicken, corn bread, baked beans, country style potato salad and kids can roast hot dogs on a stick over the campfire. Top it off with a traditional western dessert - S'mores over the campfire. Reservations are required.

After the rodeo events are completed, stick around to hear the great sounds of The Jeffrey Alan Band.

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When: July 6, 2016; Gates open at 4:30. See website for complete schedule
Cost: $34 adults; $25 children 17 and under; $99 Family rate to include 2 adults and 2 children; Participatory events have additional cost.

Pikes Peak Art & Music Festival

Indulge your senses at the 11th annual Pikes Peak Art & Music Festival in America the Beautiful Park. This juried arts festival exhibits 100+ national, regional and local artists. The event features a primary focus on visual artist booths and also includes three days of music performances and arts happenings.

When: TBD
Cost: TBD

Tri-Lakes 4th of July Celebration

The Tri-Lakes 4th of July is a full day celebration. Partake in the pancake breakfast, annual fun run, children's parade and main parade, and the street fair that features delicous food, arts & crafts vendors, a street dance and multiple concerts.

When: TBD
Cost: TBD

KS Symphony Above the Clouds

Listen to the amazing Colorado Springs Philharmonic in the 35th Annual Symphony Above the Clouds in Woodland Park, CO. Presented by the Ute Pass Symphony Guild, the concer features patriotic music and tunes from the American songbook.

When: TBD
Cost: TBD

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad 4th of July Special

Make the 4th of July truly wonderful with a train ride followed by a delicous dinner and finished with a fireworks display. Seating is limited so early reservations are highly recommended.

When: TBD
Cost: TBD

Sky Sox Fireworks Celebration

The Sky Sox Independence Day Celebration is right around the corner. Join us for America's favorites: Hot Dogs, Baseball and Fireworks! Seating options are already limited. Please see our website for available tickets and pricing.

When: TBD
Cost: TBD

Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC Fireworks

Join the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC as they battle the Austin Aztex at Sand Creek Stadium, then enjoy a special Independence Day fireworks show after the game.

When: TBD
Cost: TBD

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

Celebrate Independence Day with a trip to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. Marvel at the majestic scenery, take a ride on the aerial tram, get your adrenaline pumping on the Sky Coaster, and enjoy the lively sounds of the in-park entertainment, The Geezers from 12:30-4:30pm. You won't have to miss out on your July 4 barbeque either! Head over to the Bridge View BBQ next to the entertainment stage. Grab some refreshing lemonade or a cold brew with Chef Beau's fantastic brisket, ribs and smoked meats.

When: TBD
Cost: TBD

Manitou Springs Fireworks

The Manitou Springs Volunteer Fire Department is proud to display the Fourth of July Fireworks again this year. Get one of the best seats in the house in Downtown Manitou Springs, and enjoy the magnificent views. Fireworks will be shot off from Higginbotham Flats.

When: July 4, 2016; 8:30-9pm
Cost: FREE

Raft Masters

Book your rafting trip now for Fourth of July weekend with Raft Masters and save a 4th off your trip. Use promo code JULY4TH when booking and receive 25% off our regular price.

When: TBD
Cost: TBD

4th on the 3rd Fireworks

Head down to Fort Carson's Iron Horse Park starting at 4pm to enjoy a fun-filled evening before the grand fireworks display. Listen to live music including a concert by the 4ID Band, participate in family activities including rock wall, bounce houses, a corn maze and more. Forget your picnic or need something more? Visit the food and beverage vendors, then sit back and watch as the fireworks begin to boom at appromixately 9:15-9:30pm.

When: July 3, 2016; 4-10pm
Cost: FREE

Western Heritage Day Celebration

Start celebrating America's freedom early by attending Cheyenne Mountain State Parks' Western Heritage Day Celebration on July 3rd. Beginning at 4pm, play horseshoes, make western crafts, practice steer roping or dress the kids up in our western wear. Live music begins at 7. The park provides a perfect birdseye view of the fireworks display from Fort Carson. Pack a picnic dinner or purchase food from an on-site vendor. All proceeds from food purchases will go to charity.

When: TBD
Cost: TBD

Woodland Park Cemetery Crawl

The Ute Pass Historical Society will hold its annual Cemetery Crawl July 4th from 1-3pm at the Woodland Park Cemetery. Guided tours will depart every 15 minutes, with local volunteers portraying some of the area pioneers who are laid to rest in the cemetery.Tours will also be available of Ute Pass History Park at 11am. This one-hour tour looks at the parks five historic buildings, documents and artifacts related to the development of the Ute Pass area.

When: TBD
Cost: TBD

4th of July Celebration

The Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District invites you to come out to Fire Station No. 1, 11445 Teachout Road, to meet your Black Forest firefighters during our 3rd annual Black Forest fire/rescue open house. We will have static displays, including Centura Hospital system’s Flight for Life helicopter, which will land at the station, Firewise displays, apparatus and a special live demonstration. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks cooked on the grill by firefighters, including our own Chief Bryan Jack. Tours of the station also will be available.

Cost: Free

BOGO at Western Museum of Mining & Industry

All admissions are Buy One, Get One Free at the Western Museum of Mining & Industry on Saturday, July 4.