Where To Find the Best Fourth of July Fireworks in Colorado

Updated June 2023

Celebrate Independence Day With Fireworks

Since setting off your own fireworks is either illegal or strictly controlled throughout Colorado, here are our suggestions for the best place to catch public Independence Day displays, by land or boat. (And if you’re boating by night, make sure all your lights work properly. Since fireworks are involved, it’s also a good idea to have a fire extinguisher aboard.)

Colorado Springs

The celebration kicks off with a block party just outside Pikes Peak Center at 3:30 p.m. and includes a concert by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, concluding with fireworks at 9 p.m.

Cripple Creek

Activities throughout the day will be provided by the American Legion Post 171, which includes food vendors, and live music. At 9:30 p.m. the festival ends in a fireworks extravaganza.

Woodland Park

There will be vendors, performers, and games at Memorial Park from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Fireworks will be visible throughout the city at about 9:15 p.m.

Fort Collins

After being forced to move its festivities to July 2, the city of Fort Collins is back to celebrating the Fourth of July on the day. Enjoy a morning run at the FireKracker 5K, followed by music in the afternoon, and a Fourth of July parade along Mountain Avenue. At the end of the day, celebrate with fireworks over Sheldon Lake to close out the holiday.

Grand Lake

A 30-minute fireworks display can be seen anywhere on or around Colorado’s largest natural lake at approximately 10 p.m.


Loveland has been recognized for having one of the top fireworks shows in the nation by USA Today, and the event draws a crowd of about 20,000 annually. Everything begins at North Lake Park at 10 a.m., with vendors and performing arts, and culminates in a fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. To watch the show from Lake Loveland, you must be accompanied by a homeowner, but most of the fireworks are also visible by boat from Boyd Lake.


Boulder is trying something new this year instead of a traditional fireworks demonstration. Instead, visitors to UC Boulder’s Folsom Field will witness a “night sky drone show” that begins around 9:45 p.m.


The largest fireworks show in Southern Colorado is at Pueblo’s Riverwalk. Boat rides begin at noon, with fireworks beginning at 9:30 p.m.


The city will be holding its 4th of July Spectacular, complete with food vendors, live music, and fireworks beginning at 9:30 p.m.

No matter where you’re celebrating Independence Day, food, family, friends, and, of course, fireworks, are staples everyone should enjoy. Have a great time with peace of mind, brought to you by the insurance coverage available to you through Colorado Farm Bureau Insurance. Get a free quote now on high quality, affordable car, motorcycle, and RV insurance.