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2014 Independence Day Celebration at City Park and Downtown Fort Collins

4th of July Parade

9:30am | On Mountain Avenue (beginning at Jackson Avenue and ending at Howes Street)

We are starting a new tradition in Fort Collins, a 4th of July Parade. We are currently looking for applicants. See below for details.

Celebrate America's independence by creating an entry that captures the patriotism of the 4th of July! Your entry could be a winner of one of the following awards: Best Overall, Second or Third.

For questions about the parade or entries, please contact Jill Mueggenberg at or 970.221.6358.

4th of July Parade: Entry

Applications are DUE by 5:00 PM on May 23.

Click here to download the application. For questions about the parade or entries, please contact Jill Mueggenberg at or 970.221.6358.

Celebrate America's Independence with a day and evening full of family friendly fun activities, and events in City Park. Check back for updates!

Day

FireKracker 5K

7:30am | Kids fun run at 9:10 | City Park

Twelfth annual running of the Ft. Collins Running Club's FireKracker 5K, features a flat fast 5K course that runs through City Park and onto City streets before finishing at Sheldon Lake in City Park.

A kid's fun run with ribbons for all finishers will be run immediately after the 5K. A great way to kick off your 4th of July. Check the website for details.

Golf Tournament

Shotgun start at 8:00am | City Park Nine

Two person better ball tournament. Please call 970.221.6650 for details.

33rd Annual Old Timer's Game

9:30am | City Park North Ballfield
Enjoy a blast from the past watching these men relive their great memories enjoying the sport that they love.

July 4th Parade

9:30am | On Mountain Avenue (beginning at Jackson Avenue and ending at Howes Street)

We are starting a new tradition in Fort Collins, a 4th of July Parade. We are currently looking for applicants. See below for details.

Celebrate America's independence by creating an entry that captures the patriotism of the 4th of July! Your entry could be a winner of one of the following awards: Best Overall, Second or Third.

City Park Pool

10:00am | 1599 City Park Drive
Take a dip in the pool! Open until 5:30pm!

Fort Collins Foxes host Loveland Blue Jays (PDF)

1:00 pm | City Park South

Tickets are:

  • $6/adult;
  • $4/Children (5-14);
  • $4/Seniors (over 65);
  • Children under 4 and active military with ID are admitted for FREE.

Free mini American flag to the first 250 fans.

Evening

Live Music

4:15 pm | City Park
Live music will be located on the South Side of the Hill at City Park at the corner of Sheldon and Mulberry.

Fireworks

Approximately 9:35 pm| City Park
End the 4th of July with an amazing fireworks show.

Transfort Shuttle Service

Free Transfort shuttle service will be available. Information will be released prior to the event.