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4th of July Community Celebration

    • The City of Fort Collins is excited to announce the lineup of activities for the 2019 4th of July Community Celebration. Independence Day in Fort Collins will include a morning parade, evening musical performances at City Park, and the traditional fireworks display over Sheldon Lake at City Park.

      4th of July Parade
      The Fort Collins 2019 4th of July celebration begins with a traditional Independence Day parade at 10 a.m. The parade will travel west on Mountain Avenue, beginning at Meldrum Street and ending at Jackson Avenue. Please note that there will be street closures in the area of the parade and parking may be limited in some areas. 

      Live Music and Fireworks
      In the evening, the celebration continues at City Park with live music and fireworks. The Fort Collins Symphony, led by Maestro Wes Kenney, will play from 8:15 p.m. until the fireworks are scheduled to begin around 9:35 p.m. Independence Day concludes with the traditional fireworks display over Sheldon Lake in City Park. The fireworks display is scheduled to begin at 9:35 p.m., depending on wind and weather conditions. 


      Schedule of Events

      Time Event Location
      8-10 a.m. Stars & Stripes Golf Tournament City Park Nine
      9:30-11 a.m. 39th Annual Old Timer's Baseball Game City Park North Ballfield
      10-11 a.m. 4th of July Parade Mountain Ave.
      10 a.m.-2 p.m. Avery House Celebration 328 W. Mountain Ave.
      11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. City Park Pool Open, $3 admission City Park Pool
      12-5 p.m. Trolley Rides City Park - Old Town
      4-10 p.m. Free shuttles to/from City Park CSU and Transportation Center
      4-9:30 p.m. Live music and food truck rally City Park
      9:30-10 p.m. Fireworks Celebration City Park over Sheldon Lake

      Parking Information:

      Parking will not be permitted in City Park (City Park Pool or City Park Nine Golf Course). Parking around City Park's perimeter will be limited. Persons with disabled parking permits may park in designated parking areas on the south side of Sheldon Lake off Mulberry Street. Transfort will be providing free shuttle service on the 4th of July to City Park. Shuttles will be available to City Park from the Downtown Transit Center (DTC) and the CSU Towers parking lot. 

      Alcohol, fireworks, and pets are not permitted on the shuttles or in City Park. Call 970.221.6620 with Transfort shuttle questions.