Jul 2, 2011 1:06 PM by James H Egbert
Communities all along the Front Range and Pikes Peak Region will be celebrating America's Independence Day and the Fourth of July with a number of fireworks displays and celebrations. Although most will be on July 4, some start as early as July 3. Here is a short list of those that are more well known.
The city of Colorado Springs is joining Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base and the Air Force Academy to host fireworks at the the Air Force Academy's Falcon stadium. Celebrations are on July 4. The celebration is open to the public and the event is free. Gates will open at 4 p.m. Events start with bouncy houses and the Austin Healey Car Show, which will run 4-8 p.m. Music will be provided by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic at 7 p.m. and the Air Force Academy Band at 8 p.m. The fireworks show will begin at 9:30 p.m. Parking available at and near the Cadet Field House. Parking will be extremely limited, so carpooling is strongly encouraged. All visitors should enter the Academy through the North Gate, exit 156B. Due to expected record-level attendance, people should arrive early. The Colorado Springs Philharmonic will perform at the academy before a 9:30 p.m. fireworks display. The academy expects as many as 50,000 people to attend the event, which they say will be the biggest in town. In the event of inclement weather, the celebration may be cancelled. Visitors can bring cameras, lawn chairs, blankets, umbrellas, and sealed plastic water bottles. But, visitors cannot bring coolers, alcohol, barbecue grills, pets other than working service dogs, or fireworks. Learn more at USAFA.af.mil.
There will also be fireworks following the Sky Sox games on July 4. Learn more at MinorLeagueBaseball.com
CANON CITY - ROYAL GORGE BRIDGE & PARK
Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, 4218 Fremont County Road 3!, Canon City CO 81215 July 2 - 4, 2011 Gates open at 4:00 pm food, vendors, car show, and music. No fireworks due to conditions. For more information call 1-888-333-5597
FORT CARSON 4TH ON THE 3RD
Celebrate the Fourth on July 3rd at Fort Carson's Iron Horse Park.
There will be live entertainment, jump castles, crafts and games for kids and adults, food and fireworks! Festivities start at 4:00 pm with fireworks at 10:00 pm. This event is open to the public, with free admission. For more information call 526-4494. Open to the public (must have a photo ID to enter). http://www.mwrfortcarson.com/event.php?cn=747
The fireworks are tentatively scheduled for dusk and will be shot from Higginbotham FlatsFlats, across the valley from the town. A final decision on the fireworks display will be made the weekend of July 4. To learn more, call the Volunteer Fire Dept at 719-685-1444 or go to ManitouSprings.org.
MONUMENT, PALMER LAKE and TRI-LAKES AREA
There are activities from Dawn to past Dusk -- it's a great place to stay all day for the good old time flavor of the 4th. There's a fun-run, a pancake breakfast, a parade and fireworks! Fireworks will be at Palmer Lake. Go to PalmerLakeFireworks.com for more information. Monument is almost in between Denver and Colorado Springs west off Highway I-25.
Fireworks, choreographed to music from 92.9FM the PEAK will be on MONDAY, July 4, starting at 9:15 p.m. Go to PalmerLakeFireworks.com for more information.
Rollin' on the Riverfront July 4 with the Pueblo Symphony
July 4th Pancake Breakfast Security Fire Department, 400 Security Blvd, Security, CO 6:00 pm to 11:30 am
Admission: $5 for breakfast, $3 for 12 and under, $3 for Seniors
Parade, flea market, car and motorcycle show - fireworks have been canceled due to fire danger.
There are restrictions and personal fireworks bans in many counties and cities, we suggest you contact your local authorities tyo avoid a citation if you are in any of the areas that may bad bans or restrictions.