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4th of July Celebration

Independence Day Celebration#

Independence Day Celebration

The City of Fort Collins is thrilled to be planning a line-up of events for the 2022 Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 2.

Day of Event Announcement

Day of Event Schedule#

Stars & Stripes Golf Tournament
Firecracker 5k
Independence Day Parade
Fort Collins Baseball Games
City Park Pool Special Hours

Open from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

$3 Admission

Trolley Rides
Live Music
Food Truck Rally
Fireworks Celebration

More Info#

Parade Entry Applicationhighlight_off
  1. Submit your Parade Application online by Friday, June 17, 2022.
  2. Non-refundable parade fees are due no later than Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Please wait to be contacted by City staff prior to submitting payment.
  • Early Entry Pricing:
    • Non-Profit: $50 (must provide proof of non-profit status with payment)
    • Business Entries: $100
    • Marching Bands are welcome at no cost
  • Pricing After June 1:
    • Non-Profit: $75
    • Business Entries: $125
    • Marching Bands are welcome at no cost

For questions or concerns, contact recreation@fcgov.com.

Submit Application

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The City of Fort Collins Parks and Recreation Departments are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for parade guests and participants. Please review our safety and security information below prior to arriving at our events.

  • Unoccupied chairs are not allowed and will be removed from the parade route.
  • ALL fireworks are prohibited except as part of scheduled official events.
  • No items may be sold along the parade route without a City permit.
  • Pets are not recommended along the parade route; keep them safe at home!
  • Throwing any objects into the parade, or at passing vehicles or pedestrians is dangerous and prohibited.
  • No unauthorized parking. Vehicles blocking emergency travel lanes or parked in restricted areas will be towed at the owner’s expense, no exceptions. Pay attention to where you park and double-check for temporary No Parking signs and other restrictions.
  • No open containers of alcohol are permitted in public areas.

“See Something, Say Something!”
Call 970-419-FCPD(3273) to report suspicious activities and packages; or contact emergency authorities along the parade route.

For life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1. Remain calm; listen to all questions asked; provide short answers and know the address or easily identified landmarks from where you are calling.

Parade FAQshighlight_off

When does the parade start?#

The parade starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 2. Parade viewers are welcome to arrive along the route any time after 8 a.m. to secure a space to enjoy the event.

Where can I park?#

Parking can be found on surrounding streets, please do not block access to residences or alleyways.

Where's the parade route?#

The parade route will be westbound on Mountain Avenue from Howes St. to Jackson Ave. Guests may view the parade from available areas on Mountain Avenue.

What if I have a safety concern?#

“See Something, Say Something!” Call 970-419-FCPD(3273) to report suspicious activities and packages; or contact emergency authorities along the parade route.

For life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1. Remain calm; listen to all questions asked; provide short answers and know the address or easily identified landmarks from where you are calling.