July 4th Family Festival

July 4th Family Festival

Event Date: 
Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 6:30am to 10:00pm
E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, 11800 Community Center Drive

Celebrate your independence in Northglenn!

The July 4th Family Festival is Northglenn’s signature event. Come prepared to spend the day at the park, similar to a large picnic, with family-friendly events and activities. Camp out in the park to watch the fireworks shoot off from Webster Lake as choreographed music plays in the background.


6:30 a.m. Registration and check-in for Fun Run and 4-Mile Run
7 a.m. Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast
7:30 a.m. Flapjacks and Fireworks 4-Mile Run
8 a.m. Northglenn Senior Organization Bake Sale opens
8 a.m. Pedal Boats available for rent
8:30 a.m. Registration/Check-in for Bike, Trike, Wheelchair and Patriotic Pooch Parade
9:30 a.m. Bike, Trike, Wheelchair and Patriotic Pooch Parade
10 a.m. Food and community booths open
10 a.m. July 4th Car Show opens
10:30 a.m. Music throughout the park
1 p.m. Kids’ Fun Area with inflatables opens
2:15 p.m. Northglenn July 4th Car Show Awards
2:30 p.m. Ducky Derby
6:30 p.m. Soul X Concert
7:30 p.m. Military Recognition
8 p.m. Soul X Concert (continued)
9:30 p.m. Fireworks launched on Webster Lake. (In case of inclement weather, fireworks will be displayed on July 5th at 9:30 p.m.)


Northglenn Senior Organization Bake Sale
8 a.m. until all the items are sold | West side of Webster Lake
Enjoy a tasty treat, including wonderful desserts and a delicious array of homemade goodies.

B Community and Food Booths
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. | Community Center Drive and East Parking Lot
Community groups and vendors attending include masseuses, local business opportunities, crafts and city booths with important information for residents. Come hungry for the food vendors, who will have all types of fair food and drinks. Vendors only take cash. An ATM will be on site if needed.

Playful City USA Water Play Area
11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Southwest side of Webster Lake
Enjoy free and fun water activities – including a 35-foot Slip-N-Slide – in celebration of the city’s status as a Playful City USA.

Kids Fun Area
1 – 9 p.m. | Open grass area near basketball court
Fun activities include an inflatable slide, Avalanche Mountain, Belly Bounce Tiger Jumping Castle and a huge obstacle course. Single ride passes or all-day wristbands are available to buy. A video gaming station will be on the east side.

Northglenn-Thornton Rotary Club Ducky Derby
2:30-5 p.m. | Farmers’ Highline Canal
The first duck across the finish line wins $3,000 and the next 100+ ducks take home other great prizes. Ducks can be purchased at www.northglennthorntonrotary.org or on-site at the event. Cost is $5 for one duck, $20 for 5 ducks. You can vote for your favorite decorated duck while you watch the race!

Pedal Boat Rides
8 am.-7 p.m. | West Edge of Webster Lake
Have a fun time on the lake. Cost is $3 a person for 30 minutes.


Firecrackers and Flapjacks Run
Registration/check-in: 6 a.m.; 4-Mile Run & Walk: 7:30 a.m. | Starting Spot: Southeast side of Webster Lake
The 4-mile run and walk begins at the park and follows the Farmers’ Highline Canal to Winburn Park before returning to the start. Register before July 2 for $30. Register on race day for $35. The top overall male and female racers win a free shoe voucher from Road Runner Sports. The top three finishers in six age groups receive medals. Register online at www.northglenn.org/recxpress or call 303-450-8800.

Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast
7 a.m. | Ponderosa/Blue Spruce Pavilions
Troop 98 is holding its annual fundraiser, where guests can have a wonderful breakfast that includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice and milk. Cost depends on items purchased.

Bike, Trike and Wheelchair & Patriotic Pooch Parades
Sign up: 8:30-9:20 a.m.; Start: Bike, Trike and Wheelchair at 9:30 a.m.; Pooch Parade follows | Starting line/sign up: Northwest corner of Webster Lake
Youth ages 3 to 11 are invited to decorate their bike, trike or wheelchair before parading around the lake!
After that, turn your canine into a walking USA billboard and guide them around in the parade. All dogs must be on a leash and have current vaccinations.
Both parades will have awards.

Car Show Categories
• New
• Classic
• Vintage
• Hot Rod
• Rat Rod
• Motorcycles
• Trucks

July 4th Car Show
Registration/arrival starts at 7:30 a.m.; Car show runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Awards ceremony at 2:15 p.m. | Between City Hall and the Northglenn Recreation Center
Check out the classic, antique and vintage cars, as well as motorcycles, trucks and select new vehicles. Spots are available – register for $25 before June 15 and $35 from June 16 to July 4. Car owners receive a t-shirt, dash plaque and other great prizes. Awards will be presented in 12 categories and voted on by the public and by car owners.
July 4th Car Show Application

Soul-X Concert
6:30 & 8 p.m. | Southeast stage
Soul-X is a 10- piece band that has a unique combination of live vocals, professional musicianship, experience, and unparalleled crowd interaction. Come ready to dance!

Military Recognition
7:30 p.m. | Southeast stage
Northglenn’s American Legion Post 22 Color Guard will honor our nation’s military, capped off by a 21-gun salute.

Fireworks Display!
9:30 p.m. | Set off on Webster Lake
What better way to celebrate our nation’s birthday and the freedoms we enjoy than a great fireworks display? If the fireworks are not shot by 10 p.m. due to weather, they will be fired on July 5 at 9:30 p.m.

Road Detour & Closure

• Community Center Drive bordering E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park will be closed from 4:30 a.m. to 12 midnight for the event. Traffic will detour around City Hall.
• The detour route will close to traffic from 9 p.m. until about 10:15 for the fireworks show.


Parking will be available at:
• The Wagon Road RTD Parking lot (fees may be assessed)
• Behind City Hall
• Northglenn Recreation Center
• Ramada Plaza
• Metro North Building
No event parking is permitted at the Webster Lake Promenade.
• A drop off area will be available in the park’s west parking lot for large items.
• Handicap parking spaces will be available in the east and west parking lots of the park. You will need a handicap placard.


Want to rent one of the many pavilions in the park for the day? They are available on a first-come, first-served basis by calling 303-450-8800. Payment is due at the time of reservation.

July 4th Family Festival Video

Region Color 1 Week Out   Day Before
I Moss Green 958   958
II Yellow 835   835
III Green 788   788
IV Light Green 1004   1004
V Red 862   862
VI Pink 1083   1083
VII Light Blue 1354   1354
  Total (two runs)     13768
Event Contact: 

Steven Stokes


City of Northglenn
11701 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233