There’s a ton of Free things to do this holiday week! This is just a sampling…
Tonight (July 3rd) is a big one. FREE amazing fireworks display at Civic Center http://www.civiccenterconservancy.org/ Pack up a picnic and head down to the lawn to stake out a spot for the evenings display, (seating is first come) starts around dusk.
Tonight and tomorrow night (July 3 & 4) there are fireworks after the Rockies game. You’ll be able to see them from anywhere near the stadium, like say, one of the downtown rooftop bars…
Highland Fourth of July Parade starts at 32nd and Clay on the Fourth, and you can be in it! All the info is here: https://www.facebook.com/Highland4thOfJulyParadeannualEvent
The Oldtown Arvada Festival. This family-friendly event is on the Fourth. http://arvada.org/arts-and-culture/festivals-commission
Elitches puts on a fireworks display on the Fourth at dusk. The Confluence is a great spot to watch from.
On the afternoon of the Fourth is the quaint Parkhill Parade, starting at 1:30pm http://parkhillparade.org/
The Cherry Creek Arts Festival (one of the top 3 outdoor arts festivals in the country!) begins on Friday the 5th, and goes all weekend. I highly recommend getting there EARLY. It starts at 10am, but I get there at 9, stop for a coffee, and start strolling. Parking is a bear after 10am. Most of the artists will be open an hour early. Oh, and wear comfortable shoes!
…and of course, Friday the 5th is First Friday, and all the Denver Arts Districts (Santa Fe, Rino, etc.) will be in full swing, so go see some art!
Have a Fabulous Fourth everyone! and stay safe.