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4th of July activities in the region


Last updated 6/15/2022 at 3:35pm


July 4 fireworks are planned at several locations around Colorado Springs.

Here is a roundup of events planned in celebration of Independence Day, including the major fireworks displays in Colorado Springs on July 4 and events at Fort Carson (July 1) and Peterson SFB (June 24).

Star Spangled Symphony & July 4th Block Party - July 4 - Colorado Springs

Celebrate the 4th of July at the new Star-Spangled Symphony & July 4th Block Party. Enjoy a free concert and block party at the Pikes Peak Center in downtown Colorado Springs. Festivities begin at 3:30 p.m. and conclude at 7. The 80-minute concert begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Pikes Peak Center.

An All-American Celebration: In addition to the indoor concert, the adjacent street outside of the Pikes Peak Center will be closed for a block party to include food vendors, beer garden, yard games, simultaneous broadcast of the concert outside on the north lawn, and more.

Reserve tickets here:

Then, to wrap up the night, turn on your favorite local radio station while viewing one of several fireworks shows across the Pikes Peak region. Broadcast starts at 9 p.m .; fireworks start at 9:15 (weather and fire ban dependent). This format, which began in 2020, replaces the single fireworks show at Memorial Park.

How to enjoy the music:

Tune into the following stations:

KCME 88.7 FM

Y 96.9


PEAK 92.9

Sunny 106.3

Fireworks locations See attached map.

Banning Lewis Ranch (open to the public)

The Broadmoor

The Club at Flying Horse

City of Colorado Springs Fire Department Complex

Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (open to the public)

Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Falcon Freedom Days at Meridian Ranch (open to the public)

Garden of the Gods Resort and Club

Rocky Mountain Vibes (open to the public)

Fort Carson Freedom Fest open to public

Fort Carson Freedom Fest, an annual celebration in honor of U.S. Independence Day, will be held July 1 at Iron Horse Park from 5 – 10 p.m.

This year's event will include a concert, family friendly activities, a variety of food and beverages for purchase, and a large fireworks display (pending local fire weather conditions) at 10 p.m.

The event will be open to the public. Visitors and guests will not need to have a pass to enter post for this celebration, but they will be required to present a state issued identification card at access control points to be scanned.

Guests and visitors are encouraged to pre-register in advance to speed up the entry process by using the following link: (AVAILABLE NOW: Army, Fort Carson, Special Event, code P1QWQ01Z); (AVAILABLE AFTER JUNE 21: Army, Fort Carson, Day pass [July 1, 2022]).

All personnel must park in designated parking areas. Parking in prohibited areas will result in a citation and the vehicle will be towed. Please follow the signs for designated parking areas. The area around Iron Horse Park will be congested, drivers are asked to slow down and watch out for pedestrians.

Limited VIP and handicap parking will be located off Sheridan Avenue at Iron Horse Park. Pets, except for American Disability Act service animals, glass containers, canopies and coolers are not allowed. Smoking will be allowed only in designated areas.

No personal fireworks are allowed on Fort Carson.

Weapons will not be allowed at the event site except for authorized law enforcement officials. County, state, and federal civilian concealed carry permits are not recognized or valid on Fort Carson.

Despite the Colorado amendment legalizing recreational marijuana, wrongful use, or possession of marijuana on a federal installation is a violation of federal law. Federal law continues to prohibit the use of marijuana anywhere on post.

Peterson SFB Patriot Fest

Peterson Space Force Base will host Patriot Fest on June 24 at the former Peterson golf course.

The Family Fun Zone opens at 4 p.m. with a variety of food trucks and attractions for all ages including a mechanical bull, climbing wall, USO Big Blue, a zip line, the Cheyenne Mountain ZOOMobile, a laser tag arena, quarterback blitz, and more.

The music starts at 6:30 p.m. with Lindsay Ell, followed by John Michael Montgomery at 7:30 p.m. and the Eli Young Band at 8:45 p.m.

Patriot Fest is free and open to all eligible users of Peterson SFB and their guests.

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