arvada independence day celebration

Celebrate Independence Day in Arvada

What Our Guests Are Saying

“Definitely our family’s favorite way to celebrate the fourth! The kids love the face painters and my wife and I love the food and fireworks. The City of Arvada goes all out!”

Celebrate Independence Day in Arvada mingling with neighbors and friends, as the City of Arvada, Apex Park & Recreation District, Arvada Festivals Commission and KOOL105 provide free entertainment.

The event starts at 4:00 pm to the end of fireworks display approx. 10:00 pm. A variety of food will be available for purchase! Fireworks cap off the evening, but don’t miss the incredible fun during daylight hours.


Propane Grills ONLY. No wood or charcoal will be allowed.

What to Expect:

Thousands of people enjoying the day with free activities.  Face painters, bouncy houses, sensory games, human hamster balls, many community vendors and tons of fun! Purchase great food from our many different vendors and come buy wares from the community vendors.

Expect local street closures.

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Catch the festival on Flickr

Smoking is restricted in public places – view smoking areas.

Thank you to our Event Sponsor, Wal-Mart!  Check out the newest Arvada location on Ralston Road!


Important Notices

NO personal fireworks, alcohol or animals are permitted at the sports complex.
NO overnight camping allowed.
NO Drones allowed in the park, parking lot, around the fireworks for the all day event.
There will be two ATM machines available at this event.
You can bring in your grills, but they must be PROPANE ONLY.
Please leave your pets at home. Expect a lot of people, a lot of activity, and loud noises.

Food & Entertainment:

There will be food and food trucks!  Come spend the afternoon with us and support our community and food vendors.

KOOL 105 simulcast when the fireworks begin (approx 9:00 pm)


Parking will be tighter this year, since there is construction going on at the Lutz fields, making them closed for the celebration.  Parking will be available with gates to the Stenger Sports Complex opening at 3:00 p.m.  Handicapped parking is available in the small parking lot off Oak Street. Large recreational vehicles will be directed to a parking area in the Stenger Soccer Complex. No parking will be allowed on Kipling Parking, entry and all activities are FREE.

After the Fireworks, traffic will be held for 20 minutes to allow pedestrians to leave safely.

Thank you to our generous sponsors. Please support them with your business.