The 4th of July isn’t just for showing off your beautiful landscaping at the neighborhood barbeque – this is the day to show some hardcore appreciation for the home of the free and land of the brave. And what better way to do that than by gathering with a crowd to watch the entire sky boom and pop like it’s shouting, “I LOVE AMERICA!”

Because you really should be planning a day this special several weeks in advance, we’re helping you out with a handy dandy northern Colorado fireworks guide:

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1 – Timnath

No longer is Timnath just the cute little town on the other side of the interstate – this year it is emerging as an Independence Day powerhouse! Featuring the largest fireworks display in northern Colorado, Timnath is the place to spend the day.

What: Live entertainment from Colorado bands, games and activities, alcoholic beverages and a variety of local food trucks will lead up to the main attraction once darkness falls.

Where: WildWing Neighborhood Soccer Field

Start Time: 4 p.m.

 

2 – Fort Collins

Loyal to FoCo? No problem – City Park’s 4th of July celebration lasts for more than 12 hours and has just about everything you need for a party and beyond.

What: The day starts off bright and early with the Firecracker 5K at 7:30 a.m. and continues with a golf tournament, baseball, a parade, music and more. And of course, fireworks will be launched at approximately 9:35 p.m. to top off the evening.

Where: City Park

Start Time: 7:30 a.m.

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3 – Greeley

The Greeley Stampede isn’t just for rodeos, country music and some good ol’ redneck mania. They also have their 4th of July festivities down pat.

What: The parade starts at 9 a.m. on 10th Avenue, and the day ends with Craig Morgan and a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.

Where: 10th Avenue, Island Grove Park

Start Time: 9 a.m.

 

4 – Windsor

Windsor knows how to celebrate the 4th of July like the best of them! Full details to come, but it looks like the Windsor-ites have quite the day planned.

What: Activities for the day will include a 4-legged run/walk, live music and – of course – an awe-inspiring fireworks display.

Where: 100 N. 5th Street, Windsor, CO

Start Time: TBD

 

5 – Loveland

Slap on the sunscreen because Loveland has a day-long festival planned to commemorate America’s birthday. Activities begin at 10 a.m. and will run up until the fireworks at 9:17 p.m. We’re not sure why 9:15 or 9:20 wasn’t good enough, but hey, we’re not judging.

What: The day kicks off with a flag raising ceremony at Lone Tree School House, followed by a car show, music and booths. It all wraps up with that 9:17 on-the-dot fireworks display over Lake Loveland.

Where: North Lake Park

Start Time: 10 a.m.

 

Happy 4th of July northern Colorado!