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July 4th Festival & Fireworks

event detail caption Date: July 4 | Noon - 9:30 PM
event detail caption Location: EB Rains Jr. Memorial Park, 11800 Community Center Drive, Northglenn, CO 80233


Celebrate your independence in Northglenn!
Celebrate America's birthday at the July 4th Festival in EB Rains Jr. Memorial Park in the City of Northglenn. Some call the event the cities largest family picnic as families and friends bring out their blankets and picnic baskets to get a great seat for the annual fireworks program. See the detailed schedule below.

Community Center Drive Closed 11:30a-10p
For the safety of the event attendees, Community Center Drive will be closed from approximately 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Parking around the City Hall and the Rec Center can be accessed from the south (Boondocks side); parking in the Old Rec lot can be accessed from the north (120th). Overflow parking is at the Wagon Road ParknRide at 120th & Huron (park, then walk through the tunnel under I-25 to the event). Car show participants drive in from the EAST side of the park (off Washington). More parking information is below.

What if it Rains on July 4?
  • The Northglenn July 4 festival is rain or shine, unless weather is dangerous (lightning, hail). If weather turns dangerous, the park will be evacuated. If threatening weather moves through, then the park will be reopened.
  • Fireworks will be delayed for rain; if they are not shot by 10 p.m. on July 4 we try again after sunset on July 5.
  • Any event schedule changes will be announced at the park, posted on social media and put on this webpage.


Note: July 4th event activities do not start until 12 p.m. 
Schedule details and timing subject to change

  • 12 to 3 p.m. - Car show 
  • 12 to 6:30 p.m. Inflatable bounce houses and obstacle course  
  • 12 p.m. to fireworks or sell out - Community booths, food vendors and beer garden open
  • 2:30 p.m. - Car show awards 
  • 2:30 p.m. - Concert by Brass Attack
  • 3 p.m. - Rotary Duck Derby Big Duck Race 
  • 3:30 p.m. - Rotary Duck Derby Ticket Holder Duck Race 
  • 4:45p.m. - Concert by Conjunto Colores
  • 6:30 p.m. - Military recognition by Mayor Leighty and American Legion Post 22
  • 7:30 p.m. - Concert by Hot Lunch
  • 8 p.m. - Pedal boats close 
  • 9:15 to 9:30 p.m. - Fireworks! (Based on weather)

Events Hosted by:
Duck Derby hosted by the Northglenn Thornton Rotary Club and the Fireworks are provided by the City of Northglenn.

Car Show:

Car enthusiasts, enter your vehicle in the Annual Car Show! We will have door prizes, gifts, food, and awards.  The car show will be near the basketball court on the East side of the park. Enter off of 117th and Washington (travel N/S on I-25 to 120th Avenue, East to Washington Street, South to 117th Avenue and West to the park (the street dead-ends in the park). Load in for the car show will open at 10:00 am. 

Entry is $25 with online registration, open until June 28 at 8 PM. Registrations accepted online here: Car Show Application

Onsite registration is $40 on July 4th. 

PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to park next to another participant (a buddy of yours) please arrive to the venue at the same time, we will load in cars as they arrive so each spot is "first come, first served".  


  • Near the park, parking is designated for ADA, staff or vendors working the event.  There is limited open parking near the old and new rec centers.
  • Attendees should use the Wagon Road Park N Ride at 120th Avenue and Huron Street and use the walkway under Interstate 25. 
  • Community Center Dr. will be closed during the event.

Other Frequently Asked Questions:

Can we bring our own shade structure/tent?
Yes, but please be considerate of your neighbors and take your canopies down and turn off your lights during the fireworks. You can sit anywhere in the park unless marked or roped off. 

Can we bring our own food and non-alcoholic beverages?
Absolutely. There’s a reason why this event is known as the city’s largest family picnic. However, food vendors will be on-site if you would like to purchase your food or drink.

Can we bring grills to the park? If so, what types are allowed?
Propane grills are allowed. Charcoal grills are not.

Are pets allowed?
Dogs are allowed, but you must keep them on a leash. Due to the fireworks, it is not recommended that you bring your dog, but we won’t be enforcing that recommendation.

Is there alcohol at the event for purchase?
Yes. Beer will be sold in a "beer garden" type area that is on the west side of the park. Funds raised will benefit the Northglenn Arts & Humanities Foundation along with the Northland Chorale. The rest of the event is considered "dry,” so alcohol is not allowed to be brought to the event. 

Can I rent a pavilion for July 4th?
Sorry, all pavilions have already been rented. 

Thank you to our Event Sponsors: 
        Intermountain Health                 Passanante's             Canes     
                   renewal by andersen                   TMobile