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4th of July in Denver

With the fourth of July upon us this weekend, it's time to party like it's 1776! Well, maybe we won't be gettting down exactly how they might have in those days, but...this weekend in Denver should be an exciting one nonetheless. Here are a few of the bigger events taking place in and around the Denver metropolitan area:

In Denver's Cherry Creek neighborhood, The 18th Annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival will take place from July 3-5. The festival is a celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts, as well as Independence day celebration. The festival will be held in Denver’s Cherry Creek North Business District, from 2nd to 3rd, on the six streets starting on Clayton through Steele.You can find out more information concerning this event at CherryArts.org.

Saturday, July 3rd at 8 PM, at the Civic Center Park (right outside the Denver City and County building), the Colorado Symphony will be performing. Incorporated into the show will be an innovative light show, including an amazing fireworks finale to the evening. Event organizers encourage everyone that attends the free event to bring their own blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics. Seating will be granted on a first come-first serve basis. Concessions will also be available on-site.

There will be a large fireworks show on Sunday, July 4th, at Invesco Field after the Outlaws game concludes. For more information about the event (including the exact time and location) please visit: InvescoFieldAtMileHigh.com

If you live in the burbs, or if you just want to get out of the city this 4th of July, the city of Arvada always puts on a spectacular fireworks display.

The event starts at around 9PM July 4th at the Lutz/Stenger Sports Complex. The complex is located just west of Kipling on W. 58th Avenue. The fireworks are set to the music of KOOL 105.1 if you care to tune-in while viewing. All other festivities will be beginning at 3 p.m. Call 720-898-7400, or visit Arvada.org for more information. Other events include: a Kids Park with an obstacle course, lots of fun games, KOOL 105 classic car show, temporary tattoos, food concessions, and various entertainment all day and evening long. Parking will be on a first-come first-serve basis beginning at 2 p.m. so be sure to get there a little early. Keep in mind that no parking will be allowed on Kipling Street.

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