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4th of July Things to Do Near Colliers Hill

Looking for something to do on the Fourth of July or before in the spirit of patriotism and Independence Day celebrations? Here are a few ideas in Erie or not far from home to commemorate this explosive holiday!     

Saturday, June 29

The Colorado Firecracker Run (4 Mile, 4K, and Kids Run) is THE Northern Colorado 4th of July Classic event of the summer! You’ll see people you know, meet people you don’t at this family-friendly happening with super comfy event shirts, an amazing crawfish boil, free Pabst, and the infamous Red, White, and Blue Snow Party with a Slip ‘n’ Slide finish line! Make this Erie event an annual tradition, starting this fourth of July weekend!

Erie Community Park, 450 Powers St., Erie
8:00 a.m.

Thursday, July 4

If you didn’t get enough running and family fun at the Firecracker Run on the 29th, come back for more at the Superior Parade and Pancake Festival just 13 miles south and west of Erie. The Superior Downhill Mile Run will kick things off at 7:00 a.m. – the fastest street mile in the U.S. and a local favorite. The parade – complete with patriotic floats matching the “Land That I Love” theme will follow the run, and the amazing pancake breakfast will begin as the parade ends. There will be lots of vendors, music, inflatables for kids and a kickball tournament, too! 

Superior Community Park, 1350 Coalton Rd., Superior
7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Westminster Fire Department is inviting families to City Park Lake to participate in their annual fishing derby. This free family event is a great way to kick-off your Independence Day celebration, so grab the fishing poles, bait, lawn chairs and sunscreen and get ready to angle! Kids ages 15 and under can compete for prizes for the First Fish Caught and the Biggest Fish. There are goodies for the kids, plus rides on the vintage fire truck not to mention a BBQ lunch for the whole family. 

City Park Lake, 5875 W. 104th Ave., Westminster
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Phone: 303-658-4500

Enjoy an old-fashioned fourth of July with food trucks, a beer/cider/wine garden (fees apply), all kinds of kids’ activities – face painting, bungee trampoline, bounce house and more! The live music will be provided by Chris Daniels and the Kings, adding to the celebratory atmosphere and the evening’s events will be capped by a fireworks show at dusk. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and leave pets (except service animals) at home for a fun holiday celebration at the lake.

Waneka Lake Park, 1600 Caria Dr., Lafayette
4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Beginning at 9:30 pm, the sky over Longmont will explode with the brilliance of hundreds of explosive fireworks at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. Event coordinators recommend parking at a nearby shopping center and walking to the fenced area in front of the arena for the best view — or watching from anywhere within one mile of the Fairgrounds. If you’re planning a quiet evening at home, you can always join the Longmont Symphony Orchestra earlier in the day — at 11:00 a.m. on July 4 in Thompson Park, 4th Avenue at Bross Street. The orchestra concert is FREE and you’re invited to bring your picnic basket and blankets or lawn chairs, and enjoy good company and great music.

Thompson Park, 4th Ave. @ Bross St., Longmont
Concert: 11:00 a.m.
Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont
Fireworks: 9:30 p.m.


The annual fourth of July fireworks show in Boulder, Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast, is free to the public and will take place at Folsom Field. Come early and enjoy live music by Card Catalog, Pro-Leisure and School of Rock. Gates open at 8:00 p.m., with performances at 8:30 p.m. and fireworks beginning at 9:35 p.m.

Folsom Field, 2400 Colorado Ave, Boulder
8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Friday, July 5

If you’re looking for something unique to do after the fourth, the original and best electric bike tour of the “Happiest City in America” happens on Friday, July 5. A sensational guided adventure of Boulder hot spots on the most fun (and easy!) bike ride you’ve ever taken! Glide alongside Boulder Creek, through lush open spaces, historic downtown, Chautauqua, University of Colorado, NCAR, and charming neighborhoods on Boulder’s exclusive network of paved bike paths, safely away from car traffic. Fly up the steepest hills without breaking a sweat on this exhilarating yet effortless journey to the top of a mountain to enjoy stunning views. It’s a bike ride you’ll not soon forget!     

800 Dellwood Avenue, Boulder
1:30-4:30 p.m.
CONTACT: tours@bouldertourcompany.com and (720) 724-8080

Celebrating the Fourth of July

It’s easy to celebrate the fourth of July near the master-planned community of Colliers Hill, with the town of Erie events so close by! Come and visit our singular collection of neighborhoods, with delightful amenities and beautiful brand new homes. Builders include Richmond American Homes, Century Communities, Shea Homes and Meritage Homes, with ranch or two-story design floor plans, priced from the upper $300s.