4th of July
Join the Denver Civic Center for Independence Eve presented by Anadarko, a free Colorado Symphony concert and fireworks display on Tuesday, July 3, in Denver’s Civic Center Park (Colfax & Broadway) beginning at 8 p.m. With safety confirmation from the Denver Fire Department, this third-annual, free fireworks display will continue as part of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s statewide fundraising effort for the Colorado Fire Relief Fund 2012, with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation pledging $25,000 to match funds raised via mobile giving at Independence Eve. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/436002019743677.
Únete al Denver Civic Center para Independence Eve, un concierto grautito del Colorado Symphony y espectáculo de fuegos artificiales el martes, 3 de julio en el Parque Cívico de Denver Center (Colfax y Broadway) a partir de las 8 pm. Con la confirmación de la seguridad del Departamento de Bomberos de Denver, este tercer año, espectáculo de fuegos artificiales al aire libre continuará como parte del esfuerzo de recaudación de fondos en todo el estado por el gobernador, John Hickenlooper, para el fondo Colorado Fire Relief Fund 2012. Para obtener más información, visite https://www.facebook.com/events/436002019743677.
El festival gratuito del Cuatro de Julio, o 4th Fest en inglés, de Commerce City será miércoles, 4 de julio, comienza al sur de Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way. Las festividades comenzarán a las 5 pm con un circo, karaoke, banda de la década de 1980, línea elevada para deslizarse, toro mecánico, pared para escalar y muchas otras actividades para disfrutar. Los fuegos artificiales comenzarán a las 10 pm. Los Colorado Rapids contra los Vancouver Whitecaps FC a las 7:30 pm (los boletos adquiridos a través de los Rapids) mientras las festividades seguirán. Los fuegos artificiales comienzan a las 10 pm. Para información sobre el 4th Fest, visitar www.coloradorapids.com/4thfestcolorado.
On Wednesday, July 4, Acequia will headline the City of Aurora Independence Day Spectacular. Live music begins at 6 p.m. at the Aurora Municipal Building, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway. For more information visit www.AcequiaSound.com.
Due to the severe weather conditions affecting Colorado and the unprecedented wildfire season, the Arapahoe County Sheriff and the city of Aurora have decided to eliminate the fireworks portion of Aurora’s annual Fourth of July event on Wednesday, July 4 at the Aurora Municipal Building, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway. The rest of the evening’s activities will continue as planned. Residents of Aurora and the metro area are invited to come out and participate in the event and make a cash or check donation to the American Red Cross in support of the victims of the Colorado wildfires.
Lafayette’s Fourth of July Community Celebration will continue without a public fireworks display. The food, beer, music and fun planned for July fourth at Waneka Lake Park, 1600 Caria Drive, will proceed as planned beginning at 4 p.m., but the public fireworks display has been cancelled this year. Shuttle service will be provided from the east parking lot of Flatirons Community Church from 4-9:30 p.m. The church is located at 355 W South Boulder Rd. Contact 303-666-4392 or www.lafayettecolorado.com.
Jet entertainment presents Colorado Star Search on the roof. Win $50 and qualify to win $500 at Santa Fe Tavern & Grill, 1301 Santa Fe Dr., every Saturday at 8 p.m. All ages. No cover. $10 entry fee for contestants. For more information call 720-366-4369 or 720-569-2266.
The West Colfax Community Cookout, presented by Mountair Christian Church, is bringing together a variety of local organizations to help people connect with each other and community resources to build a stronger community (and to have some fun!). There will be lots of free food, sno-cones, bounce houses, games and representatives from community organizations. The Cookout will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 7 at Mountair Park, 5700 W 14th Ave. in Lakewood. For more information, visit mountaircc.org/summer-events.
Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr., presents Wine of the Americas from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 19. Executive Director and Curator, Maruca Salazar, will engage you in a conversation about art from the Americas, while a wine expert enhances your taste for wines from the rich soils of Latin America. Reservations preferred but not required, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-571-4401 for more information.
Fun events and performances in July at Rick’s Tavern, 6762 Lowell Blvd. Have you played Spin to Win? Spin to Win along with a performance by Rick Garcia Band will take place on Sunday, July 15. Visit www.rickgarciaband.com.
Keyboardist, vocalist, composer and songwriter, Salvador Santana performs with Bachaco at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 6 at Cervantes, 2637 Welton Street. For more information visit www.cervantesmasterpiece.com or call 303-297-1772.
Joan Soriano y su grupo de bachata están de gira en Estados Unidos y Europa y tocarán en vivo en Denver el miércoles, 11 de Julio en La Rumba Nightclub. Soriano y su grupo vienen directamente de la República Dominicana, haciendo un concierto exclusivo en Denver. Boletos solamente a gente mayor de 21 años de edad. El evento incluye una clase de bachata de Adam Taub, DJ, actuaciones de baile, y musica en vivo por Joan Soriano y su grupo. Visite joansorianodenver.webs.com.
Drums Along the Rockies returns to the Mile High City for its 43rd year. The show will be at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 7th at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. This always-thrilling regional drum and bugle corps competition brings some of the best young musicians together to compete for the championship. Pre-show activities include a high school drum line “Throw Down”. For tickets and information, including group discounts: call 1-888-306-DRUM (toll free) or 303-424-6396 (Denver area residents); or visit www.drumsalongtherockies.com.
July Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield! Experience the peaceful beauty of Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield’s summer landscape for free 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday, July 6, thanks to funding provided by the SCFD. Visit Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, 8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton (just south of C-470 on Wadsworth Blvd). Visit www.botanicgardens.org.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is partnering with the Colorado Mule Deer Association to present a one-day introduction to deer hunting on Saturday, July 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Building, 6060 Broadway, Denver. People are encouraged to sign up early. To register please e-mail email@example.com or call 303-291-7804 and leave a message with name(s), address and phone number.
Crested Butte will host the 26th annual Wildflower Festival Monday to Sunday, July 9 to 15. In Gunnison, located only 28 picturesque miles south on ranchland rich Highway 135, Cattlemen’s Days is making plans for a boot-stomping 10 days, Friday to Sunday July 6 – 15. For more information about the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival and a detailed schedule, call 970-349-2571 or visit www.crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.com. The festival will be headquartered at the Crested Butte Community School at 818 Red Lady Ave. during the weeklong celebration. For a complete schedule of events, including times and locations, visit
www.cattlemensdays.com or call 800-814-8893.
The Colorado Irish Festival (CIF) is having a big reunion Friday to Sunday, July 13-15 and everyone is invited. The festival will be held at Clement Park, 7306 W Bowles Ave. in Littleton (Southwest area by Johnson Reservoir) Dates/Times: Friday, July 13th, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. (5-6 p.m. Free Admission); Saturday, July 14th, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sunday, July 15th, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.ColoradoIrishFestival.org.
The Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Colorado’s signature free cultural event will be presented in Denver’s Cherry Creek North. Special exhibits, art and culinary demonstrations, and interactive family activities on “Artivity Avenue” complement the festival experience. The festival will be held at PISMO, 2770 E. 2nd Ave. in Denver. For more information, visit www.cherryarts.org.