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Have A Fabulous 4th Of July | Print |  E-mail

The Fourth of July is upon us once again, as families across south Denver prepare to celebrate the gift of living in the good old U.S. of A.

The City of Glendale kicks things off on Tues., July 3, when their 34th annual fireworks display soars high above the banks of Cherry Creek. Head over early  to snag a prime viewing location.

Whole Foods – 870 S. Colorado Blvd. – will host the store’s 5th annual Fireworks Feast, July 3, 5-9p.m., with live DJ; kids crafts; twin bouncy castles and more. BBQ dinner and Brewery Sampling for a fee. Info: 303-691-0101.

The Colorado Symphony returns to Civic Center Park, Colfax at Broadway, for its only free performance this summer. TheIndependence Eve Celebration, Tues., July 3, 8p.m., will include an accompanying light show and fireworks. Info: visit civiccenterconservancy.org.

Four Mile Park, 715 S. Forest St., celebrates Independence Day in Old West style and spirit, Wed., July 4, 10a.m.-4p.m. Historic reenactments; gold panning; kids games and crafts; horse-drawn wagon rides (minimal charge), tours.

Park admission costs $7 for adults, $4 for kids ages 7-12 and seniors. Info: call 720-865-0800 or visitfourmilepark.org.

The neighborhoods on either side of Washington Park host the 10th annual Washington Park July 4th Celebration & Picnic, 11a.m.-1p.m., at the newly renovated Washington Park Boathouse.

All manner of family fun follows the 11:45a.m. bike parade including patriotic music by the Denver Municipal Band Brass Quintet. The full 40-piece DMB Concert Band returns that evening at 7:30p.m. in the park’s main meadow. Email Lori Poole at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it for details.

The Stapleton community hosts a 9a.m. Pancake Breakfast on July 4, at Central Park, Martin Luther King Blvd. at Central Park Blvd., followed by the neighborhood bike parade at 10:30a.m.

The fun resumes noon-4p.m. with live DJs at all four Stapleton swimming pools. Info: visit stapletoncommunity.com.

Cheesman Park will be the scene of the 6th annual Independence Day Kids Parade, on July 4, starting at 9a.m.

Kids can spruce up their bicycles, scooters, tricycles, etc. with free decorations and join in the parade (10a.m.) along with the Denver Police Mounted Patrol and other notables. Face painting, balloons, and more. For details, contact Lynn Baersch, 303-355-0046.

The University Park neighborhood will mark the holiday with the annual Bike Parade and Water Spray in Observatory Park (between Fillmore and Milwaukee streets, south of Evans Ave.), July 4, 10a.m.

Gaily decorated bikes, kids and dogs will parade along Warren Ave., followed by the traditional soaking delivered by a fire truck from Denver Fire Station 24. Complimentary light refreshments.

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Our favorite way to end the 4th of July in style is to make our way to 1st Ave. and University Blvd., and find a good spot to view fireworks courtesy of the Denver Country Club. Watch from your car, or enjoy the yearly courtesy when DCC welcomes visitors through the University Blvd. gate just south of 1st Ave., beginning at 7p.m. No bikes, cars, pets or alcohol are allowed. For details, call 303-733-8242.

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