July 4th Festival

July 4th Festival

Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 -
7:00am to 10:00pm
E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, 11800 Community Center Drive

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.


2018 Schedule

7:00 AM Pancake Breakfast
7:30 AM 4 Mile Run (registration at 6:00 AM)
9:00 AM Bake Sale
10:00 AM Car Show (arrival and registration begins at 8:30 AM)
10:00 AM Pedals and Paws Patriot Parade (registration at 9:30 AM) - all things with wheels race at 10:00 AM /Pets walk at 11:00 AM
Noon Garden Stage and Beer Garden Open (open from noon-10 PM)
Noon Booth and Food Vendors Open
Noon Concert by Eric Lane at the Beer Garden Stage
1:30 PM Car Show Awards
2:00 PM Concert by The Corporation at the Main Stage
3:00 PM Concert by Bad Candy at the Beer Garden Stage
4:00 PM Duck Derby Public Duck Race
4:45 PM Concert by Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts at the Main Stage
6:00 PM Concert by JV3 at the Beer Garden Stage
7:00 PM Military Recognition
7:15 PM Concert by Last Men On Earth on the Main Stage
9:00-9:30 PM Fireworks! (shoot is based on weather and will shoot no earlier than 9 and no later than 10 PM)


Additional Offerings:

Pedal Boats from 8 AM - 5 PM, Bounce Houses from 1 PM - 9 PM, Community Stage from Noon - 9:15 PM, Main Stage from 2-9:15 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 , 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 provided by the City of Northglenn.

Car Show:

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. 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


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/playnorthglenn 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 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.  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.   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 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.

July 4th Video

July 4th Fireworks in Northglenn

Event Contact: 

Ashley Garst


Event Sponsors for July 4th Festival

City of Northglenn
11701 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233