Haul out the red, white and blue — it’s going to be a firecracker 4th of July. Not only are there parades, community festivals and fireworks, but also deals, discounts and low-cost movies on Independence Day, Sunday, July 4. You can start off at dawn with fun runs and pancake breakfasts; then, picnic and groove to tunes through the day, and finally, find a spot around 9 p.m. for a show that lights up the Colorado sky.
And you might be surprised to learn that many attractions and museums are open as well. Plus, there are parties galore at restaurants and bars.
We’ve pulled together a list of everything we could find that’s free or cheap on the 4th in the metro area. Click on each listing for more details or this list of Festivals, Parades & Fireworks. Have a great one!
Sunday, July 4, 2021
More 4th of July Fun
Denver Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Must buy timed-entry tickets in advance.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Must buy timed-entry tickets in advance.
Denver Botanic Gardens is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Must buy timed-entry tickets in advance.
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Must buy timed-entry tickets in advance.
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City is open from sunrise to sunset. The Visitors Center is closed.
Denver Art Museum will be open regular hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hiwan Heritage Park & Museum in Evergreen is open from noon to 4:30 p.m.
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City is open from sunrise to sunset. The Visitors Center will be closed.
Restaurant and Bar Events
Bout Time Car & Bike Show. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free event at Bout Time Pub & Grub, 3580 S. Platte River Dr., Sheridan.
54thirty Fourth of July Celebration. Music by DJ Manos from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Alex Cruz from 9 p.m. to midnight. 1475 California St., Denver.
Live Music with Lindsey Giffey. Noon to 3 p.m. at Halfpenny Brewing, 5150 E. Arapahoe Rd., Unit D1-B, Centennial.
Miles Lujan & Friends Jazz. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free performance in the Woods Boss Taproom, 2210 California St., Denver.
Trouble Bound. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free concert at Wild Goose Saloon, 11132 S. Pikes Peak Dr., Parker.
4th of July with the Grind. 6 p.m. Free concert by The Grind 5280 at Dirty Dogs Roadhouse. 17999 W. Colfax Ave., Golden.