KUSA - It's the time of year for BBQs, warm weather and celebrating our country with Independence Day fireworks shows.
If you are looking for a fireworks show to take your family to in Colorado, here is a listing of some the best displays in the Denver area:
Events are July 4 from 4 to 10 p.m. There will be music, food, a free concert at 8 p.m. with fireworks after. More information: http://bit.ly/1yKBsMP.
Festivities start at 4 p.m. There will be live music, a children's fun zone, a showing of "Top Gun," food, beer and fireworks at 9:45 p.m. More info: http://bit.ly/1eeXLUA.
Events start at 2 p.m and feature food, fee kids activities, a concert with a laser show and fireworks. More info: http://bit.ly/1IPqkCL.
Show starts at 8 p.m. July 3 and features a concert and fireworks after dusk. More info: http://bit.ly/VIPEa8.
Spend July 4 at the amusement park and then watch the fireworks show that begins after dusk. More information: http://www.elitchgardens.com/.
The Fireworks Show starts at 9:30 p.m. over Lake Estes! You won't want to miss one of Colorado's most glorious fireworks displays! Find a grass spot at Stanley Park, along the Lake Estes Trail or on your favorite mountainside to join in this annual tradition of national pride.
The symphony will play favorites from Frozen, Pixar, Harry Potter, Star Wars and Patriotic tunes, like Stars and Stripes Forever and the Overture of 1812. There will be a fireworks show after the concert. For info and tickets: http://bit.ly/1Kqe1Qw
Watch the Colorado Rapids take on the Vancouver Whitecaps July 4 and stay for post-game fireworks. Game time is at 7:00 p.m. More info: http://www.coloradorapids.com/.
The fireworks display is July 2 after dusk. See the best viewing locations here: http://bit.ly/1TuKcko.
Events start at 11 a.m. July 4 with a parade and end at 10 p.m. with a fireworks show. There is a party at Polhamus Park with family-friendly activities. There is also a rodeo at Flying Hills Arena before the fireworks. More info: http://bit.ly/1IPs7Yk.
The Grand Lake Fireworks Extravaganza has put Grand Lake on the map for Colorado's most extraordinary fireworks display. Show starts at 10:00 PM: http://bit.ly/1ROoswv
The fireworks start July 4 at 10:30 p.m. at the end of the Gary Allan concert. More info: http://bit.ly/1GPoLFz.
This festival at Belleview, Progress and Cornerstone Parks is from 3 to 10 p.m July 4 and features food, games and a fireworks show after dusk: http://bit.ly/1KmcxW0
The fireworks display is July 4 at 9:30 p.m. See where the best views are here: http://bit.ly/1CdZnni.
Festivities start July 4 at 10 a.m. with a flag raising. There is a car show, a concert, vendors and a fireworks show at 9:17 p.m. at Loveland Lake. More info: http://bit.ly/1JYyzxG.
For a different 4th of July, check out drag racing and 290 mph jet cars at Bandimere Speedway. There is also food, rides, kids carnival, games and fireworks at around 9:45 p.m. More info: http://bit.ly/1BRumdX.
This day-long event starts with a 4-mile run and pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m. There is a Patriotic Pooch Parade, car show, concert, a 21-gun salute and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. For more info: http://www.northglenn.org/july4th.
The Denver Outlaws take on the Boston Cannons at 7:00 p.m. July 4. Stay for fireworks after the game. More info: http://www.denveroutlaws.com/.
Steamboat's festivities go all weekend starting July 2 and ending July 5 at various locations around town. Fireworks are July 4 at Howelson Hill. More info: http://bit.ly/1Jo6K3F.
This celebration on July 4th starts at 4 p.m. and ends after 9:30 p.m. with parachute jumpers and a fireworks display. There is a beer garden, food and music.
Events go from 6 to 9 p.m. July 4. There will be family-friendly activities, live music and a fireworks display after dusk. More info: http://bit.ly/1GLlgfP.
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The Fourth of July can be a confusing time as a Coloradan on what you can and cannot buy when it comes to fireworks because the laws are different depending on where you live.
All the recent rainfall Colorado has seen this spring does not change the rules when it comes to fireworks.
Some examples of illegal fireworks are:
- Cherry bombs
- Bottle rockets
- Roman candles
In some cases, the local law is stricter than the state law. Here are a few examples of fireworks laws in different jurisdictions:
- Adams County - all fireworks are illegal
- Arvada - all fireworks are illegal
- Aurora - all fireworks are illegal
- Denver - all fireworks are illegal
- Fort Collins - all fireworks are illegal
- Fountain - ground spinners, glowworms and sparklers are allowed
- Jefferson County - all fireworks are illegal
- Lakewood - all fireworks are illegal
- Larimer County - all fireworks are illegal
A good rule of thumb is to call your local fire department to see if they are illegal in your area.
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