WESTERN SLOPE, Colo (KKCO) -- Looking for something fun to do on the Fourth? Check out these activities going on around western Colorado.
Grand Junction – The Grand Junction Independence Day parade will start at 10 a.m. on Main St. Later that night, head out to the Grand Junction Rockies game at Suplizio Field on July 4 and then stay in the stadium to enjoy the fireworks display. If you don’t want to go to the game you can watch from Lincoln Park.
Fruita – Fireworks in Fruita will be on Sunday, July 3rd. The fireworks will be lit at Snooks Bottom at around dusk.
Palisade – Paliside is kicking off the Fourth of July, 2016 with the annual parade downtown along with a BBQ and beer garden at Memorial Veterans Park. There will be games, entertainment, and food. A full schedule will be posted as the holiday draws near.
Delta – Fireworks will be on July 4 at about 9 p.m. at Confluence Park.
Montrose – Montrose is having an Independence Day Parade at 10 a.m. on July 4 on Main Street followed by a Fourth of July Downtown celebration on Main Street. Fireworks will be between 9–11 p.m. at Riverbottom Park.
Paonia – The 2016 Cherry Days celebration is in Paonia from Friday, July 1 through Monday, July 4. The event is full of activities, including booths and activities downtown on Friday, live music at different locations around the area all four days, a 5k run and rodeo on Saturday, a Fourth of July parade at 10 a.m. on Monday, and ending with a fire dancing performance on Monday night at 9 p.m.
Rifle – On Sunday, July 3, you can start your night off at Centennial Park with Symphony in the Valley starting at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks will be directly following the concert at about 9:30 p.m.
On Monday, July 4, the city will host a Fourth of July Parade starting at Second St and Railroad Ave and going to Heinze Park. Anyone who wants to participate in the parade (no motorized vehicles) should meet at the Second St. lot by 9:30 a.m. Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. and goes till noon and will be followed by games for kids at Heinze Park.
Glenwood Springs – Glenwood Springs is hosting a community celebration featuring Symphony in the Valley, games, food, and music in Two Rivers Park from 4–10 p.m. Fireworks will be at 9 p.m.
Aspen – Aspen will host a free community street dance featuring Whitewater Ramble at 8 p.m. followed by fireworks at 9:15 p.m. on Mill Street/Cooper Ave Mall.
Gunnison – Gunnison will celebrate Independence Day with a Hot Air Balloon rally on July 2–4. Balloons will launch each morning at 5:30 a.m. On July 4, there will be games, a food court, live music from Midnight North Band with Graham Lesh at Jorgensen Park, followed by fireworks at 9 p.m.
Crested Butte – Crested Butte is planning a full day of activities for the Fourth of July starting with a pancake breakfast from 7¬–10 a.m. at the fire station, a parade at 11 a.m. Elk Ave., a kids carnival starting at noon on Third St. and Elk Ave., outdoor concerts at the CB Center for the Arts and at the Base Area of Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Fireworks will be at 9:30 p.m. at the resort base area.
Ouray – Parade downtown at 10 a.m. followed by the volunteer fire department water fight at 2 p.m. Fireworks will be at dark, around 9 p.m.
Telluride – Telluride’s Fourth of July parade begins at 11 a.m. on Main St. and is followed by the firemen’s BBQ at Town Park in the afternoon. The fireworks will be just over Town Park at dusk.
Silverton – The world famous Silverton parade and water fight at 10:30 a.m. on Greene and Blair St. Fireworks will be at about 9 p.m. on the northeast side of Silverton off Cemetery Road.