Light up your Fourth with these fun events

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - It’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to do this Fourth of July.

If you’re not afraid of heights, you may want to join Mesa County’s Technical Rescue Team on its annual Independence Day climb to the top of Independence Monument.

To reserve a spot, call 245–8513.

Don’t feel like scaling the Monument? Stay grounded on Main Street for the Independence Day Parade. It kicks off at 5 p.m. this year with the theme “Star-Spangled 4th.”

It starts at 8th & Main Streets and goes west down main to 1st Street.

Palisade also has a parade on the Fourth. It starts at 10 a.m. and is followed by games and food at Palisade Memorial Park.

The fifth annual Montrose Summerfest is this Fourth of July from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Hog Back Mesa.

A helicopter will drop 5,000 ping pong balls that can be redeemed for prizes.

You can celebrate a day early with the Fruita Freedom Festival. It’s from 4 to 8 p.m. July 3 at Fruita Christian Church, 208 N. Maple Street.
There will be pony rides, watermelon eating contests and live music.

Then Saturday night enjoy Fruita’s fireworks show which starts at dusk.

The Western Colorado Botanical Gardens is having a concert July 4th. Gates open at 5:00 p.m.

Grand Junction’s fireworks show lights up the sky around 9:45 p.m. on the Fourth.

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