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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.
9:30 AM NSO Bake Sale
10:00 AM Car Show (arrival and registration begins at 9:30 AM)
10:30 AM Pedals and Paws Patriot Parade Registration, Parade at 11:00 AM
Noon Booth and Food Vendors open, as well as the Beer Garden
1:00 PM Concert by JC Unplugged
2:00 PM Car Show Awards
2:00 - 6:00 PM 50TH Anniversary Tunnel Mural Celebration with signed posters and painting demo
4:00 PM Duck Derby Public Duck Race
4:00 PM Concert by My Blue Sky
6:00 PM Concert by Nothing But Nineties
7:30 PM Military Recognition
8:00 PM Concert by That Eighties Band
9:00-9:30 PM Fireworks! (shoot is based on weather and will shoot no earlier than 9 and no later than 10 PM)
Pedal Boats from 8 AM - 5 PM, Bounce Houses from 1 PM - 7 PM, Main Stage from 4-9:15 PM, Food Vendors open Noon - 10 PM, Booth Vendors open Noon-8:30 PM
Events Hosted by:
Pancake Breakfast hosted by Boy Scout Troop 98, Bake Sale hosted by the Northglenn Senior Organization, Duck Derby hosted by the Northglenn Thornton Rotary Club, and the Fireworks are provided 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, car show 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).
Entry is $20 in advance and $35 on July 4th. Registrations accepted at Northglenn City Hall Monday-Friday 8 AM - 5 PM or via the on-line registration form: Car Show Application
* 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 as well as the South lot of City Hall.
* Parking is available behind City Hall, at the Recreation Center, and in the RTD Lot 120th and North Melody Drive. Fees may be required at RTD.
* 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. Please be considerate of your neighbors and take your canopies down and turn off your lights during the fireworks.
*Can we bring grills to the park? If so what types are allowed?
Propane grills are allowed. Charcoal are not. Charcoal is allowed at the pavilions only. If you do bring charcoal do not dump, bury or put them on or near 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. Beer will be sold in a "beer garden" type area that is on the West side of EB Rains Park. Funds raised will benefit the Northglenn Arts and 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.