SOURCE: Colorado Tourism Office

Colorado Tourism Office

June 26, 2015 13:20 ET

Colorado Dazzles Independence Day Visitors From Dawn to Dusk

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Jun 26, 2015) - Celebrating Independence Day in Colorado this year means taking part in decade-long traditions or beginning a whole new one. Below is a sampling of activities taking place across the state this July 4th. For more information, visit

Salute to the USA (Avon) Start festivities by celebrating Independence Day a night early for Avon's 29th annual "Salute to the USA" on July 3rd. After, enjoy Colorado's largest firework display.

Grill on the Grass (Boulder) Relax at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa this Fourth of July. Join other visitors in backyard games such as corn hole and ladder golf. Tickets are $29.95 for adults and $14.95 for children ages 4-12.

Breckenridge's Independence Day (Breckenridge) This mountain town gets the party started fast and early. The day begins with a 10K trail run followed by a 50-mile mountain bike race before the Fourth of July Parade.

Fourth of July in the Mile High City (Denver) The Cherry Creek Arts Festival will begin at 10 a.m. Denver's largest Independence Day parade begins at 1:30 p.m. in Park Hill. At 7 p.m. Colorado's Major League Soccer Club, the Rapids, will play with a firework display after the game. 

Greeley Stampede Parade (Greeley) Greeley's family-friendly July 4th Parade displays Colorado's Western heritage. The parade kicks off on 19th Street and will end at 5th Street beyond Lincoln Park.

Independence Day in Gunnison (Gunnison) Watch the sun rise amongst hot air balloons surrounding Jorgenson Park. Later in the evening, the park will host summertime fun including three legged races, log sawing and more. 

Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration (Lake City) Revisit some of Colorado's roots in Lake City. Begin with a pancake breakfast followed by the annual parade.

July 4th Festival at North Lake Park (Loveland) Start the day by watching The American Legion raise the American flag at 10 a.m. by the Lone Tree School House. Then enjoy live music, a vintage car show and the area's largest and longest fireworks show in Loveland's 50-acre North Lake Park. 

Old Fashioned Fourth of July in Ouray (Ouray). This small town packs a punch with an array of activities starting at 6:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast followed by a 10K race. Afterward, line up along Main Street for a parade with water cannons.

July 4th Heritage Festival (Sterling) The Overland Trail Museum will be hosting a celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spectators can watch the blacksmith process of barrel making, leather crafting and quilting.

Lance Gutersohn Fourth of July Celebration (Winter Park) Begin the day in the mountains by participating in the Rendezvous Run for Independence that races through Winter Park Resort starting at 7 a.m. After, Hideaway Park will be bustling with activities. 

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