Independence Eve Celebration in Denver's Civic Center Park Thursday night

DENVER - The fifth-annual Independence Eve Celebration in Denver’s Civic Center Park takes place Thursday night.

The free community celebration features a concert, light show and fireworks display beginning at 8 p.m. July 3.

The concert will feature patriotic and pop favorites from MIX, CU Denver's award-winning a capella group; the Hazel Miller Band and the Denver Municipal Band. More information:

Lawn seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Organizers recommend arriving early and bringing blankets or low-rise concert/beach chairs. Attendees are welcome to bring their own picnics, but concessions will also be available on-site.

Road closures will include the one block of Bannock and Cherokee streets between West 14th Avenue Parkway and West Colfax Avenue and 14th from Delaware Street to Broadway. Broadway will close at 6 p.m. from 19th Avenue to 13th Avenue.

Use of public transportation is encouraged.

Civic Center is accessible by light rail, bus, bicycle, the 16th Street free MallRide or Downtown free MetroRide.  Information on nearby B-cycle bike-sharing locations is available here. Bike racks will be available on the north and south sides of Civic Center Park.

A close-in drop-off location will be available at the corner of eastbound Colfax and Bannock in front of the McNichols Civic Center Building, at 144 W. Colfax Ave.

The event will take place rain or shine.

-- More fireworks displays on July 3 --

Several other fireworks shows are planned for Thursday night, including the display at Coors Field, and in Erie, Glendale, Littleton and more. See a full list here:

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