DENVER - Every weekend, 7NEWS compiles a list of some family friendly events you might enjoy. Here are our picks of the 7 Best Things To Do during the Independence Day holiday weekend.
Park Hill 4th of July Parade
What: Come to the fifth annual Park Hill 4th of July Parade. The parade route goes from 23rd Ave. between Dexter St. and Krameria St. in northeast Denver. The Independence Day parade features marching bands, floats, classic cars and much more. The parade also ends with a street fair featuring food, music and children's activities.
Where: 23rd Ave. and Dexter St., Denver
When: Friday: Parade starts at 1:30 p.m.
More Information: http://parkhillparade.org/
4th of July Spectacular
What: Celebrate Independence Day with a fireworks show that lights up the Aurora skyline. The city’s Municipal Center Great Lawn will feature live music, delicious food beginning at 6 p.m. and ends with a fireworks display revered as one of the best in Colorado.
Where: 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, Colo.
When: Friday: 6 p.m.
More Information: https://www.auroragov.org/ThingsToDo/Events/Calendar/index.htm
Arvada Independence Day Celebration
What: Celebrate Independence Day in Arvada mingling with neighbors and friends. The City of Arvada, Apex Park & Recreation District, Arvada Festivals Commission and KOOL105 provide free entertainment and a variety of food will be available for purchase. Fireworks cap off the evening, but don’t miss the incredible fun during daylight hours.
Where: Lutz/Stenger Sports Complex, Entry at 58th Avenue and Oak Street, Arvada, Colo.
When: Friday: 4 p.m.
More Information: https://arvada.org/arts-and-culture/fourth-of-july
Great American Picnic
What: The celebration begins at 5:00 p.m. with a bike parade, pony rides, free concerts, and fireworks display at dusk. Bring your picnic dinner or enjoy a dinner from our vendors at the park.
Where: Broomfield County Commons, 13200 Sheridan Blvd., Broomfield, Colo.
When: Friday: Celebration begins at 5 p.m., Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.
More Information: http://www.broomfield.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=245
Boulder’s Summer Reggae Festival
What: Join Millennium Harvest House for Boulder’s Summer Reggae Festival. Enjoy all day non-stop reggae music in the gardens. The featured bands include the Healing Force Band, Judge Roughneck, A MAC DZ, Irie Still, and Jus Goodie. Doors open at noon and show starts at 1 p.m.
Where: Millennium Harvest House Boulder, 1345 28th St, Boulder, Colo.
When: Saturday: 1 p.m.
All Weekend Long
Cherry Creek Arts Festival
What: The Cherry Creek Arts Festival is a weekend event that features 250 exhibiting visual artists, as well as culinary and performing arts.
Where: Cherry Creek North Shopping District, 299 Milwaukee St., Between East 2nd Ave. and East 3rd Ave., Denver
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
More Information: https://www.cherryarts.org/the-festival/about
What: VegFest Colorado is a two-day health and environmental fair supporting a vegan lifestyle. This event features renowned speakers who speak on health, diet, compassion, and environmental issues. VegFest Colorado also features expert chefs who demonstrates how to prepare delicious healthful plant-based/vegan dishes. Additional activities include food sampling, restaurants, commercial & non-profit exhibitors, fun for the kids and more.
Where: Jeffco Fairgrounds, 15200 West 6th Ave., Golden, Colo.
When: Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m-6 p.m.
More Information: http://vegfestcolorado.org/
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