Written by Jared Kennedy
Most firework displays are held on Independence Day and the day before or through a weekend leading up to July 4th. This year is a little tricky with Independence Day falling on a Thursday. Four mile Historic Park and the City of Glendale kick off the July 4th celebration 2 days early with a splendid firework display drawing thousands in attendance throughout the Cherry Creek area.
Today there were only 2 major locations with fireworks (The Rockies Field and Cherry Creek).
Independence day falls mid summer and is the perfect time for family outings, barbecues, and drinking your favorite craft ale with friends. On July 2, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed and later approved on July 4th. This was like a divorce or legal separation from Britain. It was not until 1783 following several bloody battles, that the Treaty of Paris was signed recognizing the colonies as an independent entity. If these bloody battles would have been lost Washington, Adams, and Jefferson would have likely been hung for treason.
On July 3rd, fireworks can be seen at the Adams County Stars and Stripes celebration, The Rockies game, in Erie near Vista Ridge, Littleton at Clement Park, or at the Civic Center. The Civic Center offers a spectacular yearly celebration with music, food and entertainment. Sunsets at appx 8:50pm and the fireworks started around 9:30pm at Creekside. On July 4th, if you find a high enough elevation you can see fireworks all over in the distance with plenty of locations to choose.