Things to Do for the Fourth of July in Denver

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Everyone’s favorite summer holiday is quickly approaching! Nothing says July 4th like BBQs, pool days, parades, and of course – fireworks! While last year most firework shows and celebrations had to be called off due to the pandemic, this year, some celebrations are able to return. Read on to see what’s happening around Denver this Independence Day and gather up some ideas for your Fourth of July weekend.

See a Concert

Electronic rock duo Zed’s Dead will be playing shows in Denver over 4th of July weekend. On the 2nd and 3rd at 5 pm, they’ll be at the beautiful Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre. You can make a full evening of it by dining at Ship Rock Grille or make a full day of it by adding on a hike. The Red Rocks Trail winds for 6 miles around the park and Amphitheatre, giving you up-close views of the impressive red rock monoliths dotting the landscape.

On Independence Day, Zeds Dead will be playing at Mission Ballroom in Denver, at 9 pm. If you want to spend the day partying with the band, find them in the heart of the city at Sculpture Park, where they’re throwing a Deadbeats July 4th Backyard Jamboree. They’ve promised music, art, food, and games. Tickets are on sale now.

Go to a Baseball Game

As the ultimate American pastime, baseball pairs perfectly with Independence Day! And the Colorado Rockies just happen to be playing the St. Louis Cardinals this year at home on July 4th. The afternoon game starts at 1:10 pm and you can get seats for under $50. Make sure to stay through the end of the game for the spectacular fireworks show Coors Field will be putting on! And of course, it wouldn’t be July 4th without enjoying a hot dog.

Four Mile Historic Park

Denver’s open-air museum celebrating 19th-century life, Four Mile Historic Park, will be hosting an Independence Celebration where you can “channel the spirit of the American West” on Friday, July 2nd. The event takes place from 5-9 pm and tickets range under $15. There will be crafts, activities, prairie games, live music, and food trucks! Then at sundown, they’ll be doing a fireworks show. Make a full day of it by exploring the park, checking out the farm animals, log cabins, and Denver’s oldest structure, the Four Mile House Museum. Tickets to the park for adults are only $5.

Water World

Cooling off in the pool is the perfect way to spend a sweltering Fourth of July, and Denver conveniently has an outdoor water park where you can do just that! Family-friendly Water World is back open this season with some new health and safety guidelines in place. This huge park has a wide variety of activities available, from those specifically designed for little kids, to activities for thrill-seekers, to those for adults who just want to relax. And if you fall into the last category, you can also rent a private cabana for the day.

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