July 4th Festival
July 4th Festival
• Community Booth Application
• Food Vendor Application
• July 4th Car Show Application
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 Denver's largest family picnic as families and friends bring out their blankets and picnic baskets to get a great seat for the annual fireworks program.
7:00 AM Pancake Breakfast
7:30 AM 4 Mile Run (registration at 6:30 AM)
9:00 AM Bake Sale
10:00 AM Car Show
10:30 AM Bike, Trike, Wheelchair and Patriotic Pooch Parade (registration at 9:30 AM)
Noon Community Stage and Beer Garden Open (open from noon-10 PM)
Noon Booth and Food Vendors Open
4:00 PM Duck Derby Public Duck Race
4:00 PM Concert by Thumpin' (4 PM) & The Long Run (7 PM)
7:00 PM Military Recognition
9:30 PM Fireworks!
Pedal Boats from 8 AM - 5 PM, Bounce Houses from 1 PM - 9 PM, Community Stage from Noon - 7 PM, Main Stage from 4-10 PM, Food and Booth Vendors from Noon - 10 PM
Events Hosted by:
Pancake Breakfast hosted by Boy Scout Troop 98 , 4 Mile Run hosted by the Northglenn Community Foundation, Bake Sale hosted by the Northglenn Senior Organization, Duck Derby hosted by the Northglenn Thornton Rotary Club, and the Fireworks are hosted by the City of Northglenn.
Car enthusiasts enter your vehicle in the Annual Car Show. Categories include new, classic, antique, vintage, hot rod, and rat rod cars as well as motorcycles and trucks. Details about arrival times and location will be sent with registration, a new location will be used this year. Entry is $25 in advance and $35 on July 4th. Registrations accepted at Northglenn City Hall Monday-Friday 8 AM - 5 PM or by calling Steven at 303-450-8909.
Firecrackers and Flapjacks 4 Mile Run:
Runners and walkers are encouraged to join us for a 4 Mile Run before enjoying pancakes in the park. Those that register receive a shirt and top winners can earn a pair of free shoes and medals. Entry is $30 in advance and $35 on race day. Register online at www.northglenn.org/recxpress or call 303-450-8800.
* If the fireworks are not shot on July 4th by 10:00 PM (due to weather), they will be shot on July 5th at 9:30 PM.
* A drop off zone will be available to drop off people with disabilities or large items in the West parking lot of EB Rains Park.
* Handicapped parking available in the West and East lots of EB Rains Park with placard.
* Parking is available behind City Hall, at the Recreation Center, and in the RTD Lot 120th and North Melody Drive. Fees may be required.
* Reserve your pavilion today by calling 303.450.8800. Rentals are on a first-come, first-served based and payment is due at time of registration.
Other Frequently Asked Questions:
*Can we bring our own shade structure/tent?
You can sit anywhere in the park unless roped off by caution tape as a feature will be added in that location. If you are by the Main Stage (which is on the EAST side of the park) you will need to take the canopy down at 6 PM for the concert.
*Can we bring grills to the park? If so what types are allowed?
Propane grills are allowed. Charcoal are not. Some people do use charcoal at the pavilions and there are no restrictions this year but we try and prevent them from in the park because past guests have dumped their hot coals in the grass at the end of the event burning or killing the grass.
*Are pets allowed?
Dogs are allowed and we ask you to keep them on a leash or under your control.
*Is there alcohol at the event for purchase?
Yes. New to the event in 2016, beer will be sold in a "beer garden" type area that is in the South end of the recreation center parking lot. Funds raised will benefit the Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation along with the Northglenn Chorale. The rest of the event is considered "dry" so alcohol is not allowed to be brought to the event.