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4th of July Celebration

2021 4th of July Community Celebration#

2021 4th of July Community Celebration

The City of Fort Collins is thrilled to announce the line-up of events for the 2021 Independence Day Celebration! See below for a full list of the day's activities.

Day of Event Schedule#

Hot Air Balloon Launch

Grab some coffee and head outside to catch a glimpse of hot air balloons floating above Fort Collins. With various launch points throughout the city, everyone is sure to see some of the patriotic fun. Balloons are scheduled to take flight around 6 a.m. and stay airborne for several hours. Launch and flight time dependent on wind conditions.

Balloons will launch (weather permitting) from the following locations: Twin Silo, Soft Gold, Edora Parks.

Driving Motorcade Parade

Tip your hats to many of the important services that keep our community running with a driving motorcade parade! Bring a blanket or chair and see vehicles big and small including police cars, ambulances, and more. 

Route Details: The parade begins at 10 a.m. in southeast Fort Collins. The parade consists of approximately 15 vehicles consecutively driving along the route (parade is not open for public entries).

Celebrate with Neighbors

Spend the afternoon sharing in neighborhood celebrations including: 

  • Share a front yard cookout
  • Decorate your front porch 
  • Share your favorite tunes for a driveway dance party
  • Show us how you celebrate with Chalk Across FoCo
Drive-In Fireworks Show

The City of Fort Collins has partnered again this year with the City of Loveland, Larimer County, and The Ranch Event Complex to host a drive-in fireworks show. Entry to the fireworks viewing at The Ranch is free and gates at the south entrance will open for vehicle entry at 6 p.m. Learn more about the event online at

Stay Local this 4th of July#

Celebrate Local

Our treasured local businesses are the fabric of Fort Collins – they’re part of what makes our community unique and they’re an essential part of our culture. We want to encourage you to order no-contact delivery from your favorite local restaurants and visit local stores to pick up fixings for your backyard BBQ as you celebrate Independence Day.

Get Social with the City

Check out social media for some 4th of July fun and history: 

Don't forget to use the hashtag #FoCo4th!

Book a Tee Time

Celebrate Independence Day on the green. City Park Nine, Collindale, and Southridge are open for tee times on July 4th. 

Interested in playing in a tournament? Join the Stars & Stripes Tournament at City Park Nine! Click here to learn more.