Independence Day! Fourth of July! It’s no contest that the Fourth of July is the biggest birthday celebration of the year here. So get your Red, White and Blue on and check out some of these events happening around Colorado Springs!
Summertime Ice Cream Social and Pie Baking Contest
Monday July 1st 5:30pm-8pm at Soda Springs Park
As a thank you to the residents of Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs, the Chamber of Commerce puts on an evening of community, music, and sweets. If you like baking, enter into the Pie Baking Contest! If you don’t like baking, but you like pie and ice cream (who doesn’t?), stop by and grab a slice and a scoop! The Colorado City Creamery supplies ice cream and Patsy’s of Manitou Springs supplies the cones- local legacies! Come out for an evening that will be truly sweet.
Family Fourth at Rock Ledge Ranch
July 4th 10am-5pm
Take a walk down America’s memory lane at the historic Rock Ledge Ranch. What better way to celebrate the United States than with historical reenactments featuring some of the most famous Americans, including Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Teddy Roosevelt and Katherine Lee Bates. Hear the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address while an authentic brass band plays patriotic music. There will be carnival games, hot dogs, pie and pony rides-- It just doesn’t get more American than that! Bring the whole family out for a day of fun celebrating our country’s history.
Switchbacks FC vs Orange County SC
July 4th 6PM at Weidner Field
It doesn't get more patriotic than a baseball game and a fireworks show! You can always count on Weidner Field to deliver with a good time. The Switchbacks will play Orange County the night of the 4th, which will be followed by a "Fireworks Spectacular!" Tickets are available now starting at just $12.
Billy Ray Cyrus with Johnny McGuire
July 5th 4PM at Weidner Field (doors open at 3PM)
Country lovers, attention! Billy Ray Cyrus is coming to Colorado Springs! His full band will be playing at Weidner Field, just a day after the 4th. He will be accompanied by Johnny McGuire, as well as Kimberly Dunn and The Tyler Walker Band. You'll also be treated to a fireworks show after the set! Tickets start at just $19. This is a big deal for Colorado Springs, and you won't want to miss it!
Tri Lakes 4th of July Celebration
Tri Lakes has a whole slew of festivities you can take part in for the Fourth of July, and you certainly won’t want to miss it! The festivities will begin the night of the 3rd, and continue until the night of the 4th.
July 3rd Barn Dance: If you’re feeling a little bit of good old American honky-tonk, head on over to Siblell’s Barn on the night of the 3rd! Tickets are available at the door and we’ll be square dancing from 7pm-12am!
Pancake Breakfast: St. Peter Catholic Church hosts an annual Pancake Breakfast at 7am, before the parade! Tickets are available at the door.
Monument Hill Kiwanis 4th of July Parade: Downtown Monument hosts a children’s parade, beginning at 9:30AM, followed by the main parade starting at 10AM. It’s the perfect family affair and a great way to spend your day on the 4th. Parking is available at Lewis-Palmer High School and there are shuttle buses to take you to the parade!
Family Friendly Beer Garden: In Limbach Park, enjoy a beer garden that the whole family can enjoy! Must be 21 or older to purchase, but all ages are welcome!
Live Music in the Bandshell: Also in Limbach Park, local bands will begin playing after the parade until 6pm.
Summer Symphony: Memorial Park
July 4th at 5:30pm
If you’ve lived in Colorado Springs for a while, you know that Memorial Park is the place to be for fireworks. But did you know that there’s more??? Show up early to enjoy some incredible live music, as well as fun activities and concessions. Listen to Wild Blue Country from the United States Air Force Academy at 5:30pm, followed by The Colorado Springs Philharmonic at 7:30pm. Of course, we couldn’t leave you without any fireworks. Memorial Park always delivers, with a firework show happening at dusk (around 9pm). And it’s free to the public!
Old Fashioned 4th Of July Celebration
July 4th 9AM-3PM in Woodland Park
Woodland Park’s Memorial Park hosts a celebration for the 4th that has been named Best Teller County Event for the past three years! A community event that is free to the public, there will be food vendors, a beer garden, music, a bouldering wall, fire engines, and a “tot zone” for the little ones! The night will end with fireworks at the High School.
Old Colorado City July 4th Community Picnic
July 4th 11am-3pm
Old Colorado City is hosting its first annual Community Picnic! If you need something to do before going out for fireworks at night, spend your day at Bancroft Park. Get together and enjoy bratwursts, burgers, potato salad, and ice cream with your Colorado Springs community.