Celebrating the 4th in Fort Collins
Celebrate our country’s independence in true Northern Colorado style! Enjoy a 4th of July parade, fireworks and live music when you celebrate the 4th in Fort Collins. Here are some of the activities happening this year on Wednesday, July 4, 2018:
If you are an early riser you can start the day with the FireKracker 5k at City Park. It’s an all ages event, with plenty of activities for everyone. The race is flat and scenic so come down to run, jog, or walk your 5k on the 4th.
4th Of July Parade & Fireworks
Starting at 10am the 4th of July Parade will be starting on Mountain and Jackson and head east on Mountain ending on Meldrum. In the evening, the celebration continues at City Park with live music and fireworks.
Local bands will perform from 4:15 p.m. until 7 p.m. The Colorado Swing Band will perform from 4:15-5:15 p.m. followed by Guerrilla Fanfare Brass Band from 5:45-7 p.m. The Fort Collins Symphony, led by Maestro Wes Kenney, will play from 8:15 p.m. until the fireworks are scheduled to begin around 9:35 p.m. Independence Day concludes with the traditional fireworks display over Sheldon Lake in City Park. The fireworks display is scheduled to begin at 9:35 p.m., depending on wind and weather conditions.
Transfort will be providing free shuttle service on the Fourth of July to City Park. Free Transfort shuttle service will be available to City Park from the Downtown Transit Center (DTC) and the CSU Towers parking lot. Shuttles begin at 5:30 PM going to City Park. The last departure leaving to City Park will be at 9:10 PM. MAX will also be in operation from 5:00 PM to midnight on the 4th of July. MAX Service will begin from the South Transit Center at 5:00 PM and the last bus will depart the Downtown Transit Center at 11:50 PM. Use the MAX and a free shuttle to get to City Park.
Have a fun filled and safe Fourth of July!!