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Celebrate Independence Day at the July 4th Family Festival

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Celebrate Independence Day at the July 4th Family Festival

Northglenn, CO - The city of Northglenn is hosting its signature event, the July 4th Family Festival, on Independence Day. This free celebration will be held at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, located across the street from City Hall at 11701 Community Center Drive.

The event has been described as a big family picnic, so come prepared to spend the day in the park and enjoy its activities! 

This is a family-friendly event, so no alcohol, please.

Fireworks: Fireworks set to music will be displayed on Webster Lake at 9:30 p.m. The best view will be near the lake. If the fireworks are not shot by 10 p.m. due to poor weather, they will be launched on Friday, July 5, at 9:30 p.m.

Firecrackers & Flapjacks Runs: The Firecrackers and Flapjacks 4-Mile Run starts at the park and follows the Highline Canal to Winburn Park before circling back. For those less competitive, the half-mile fun run loops around Webster Lake. Register by July 2 for $30. Sign up July 3 or race day for $35. Awards go to the top overall male and female winners, as well as the top three finishers in six age groups. A shirt and pancake breakfast is included. Register at, the Northglenn Recreation Center or by calling 303-450-8800.

Bike, Trike and Wheelchair & Patriotic Pooch Parades: Participants ages 3 to 11 can show their patriotism by decorating their bike, trike or wheelchair. The parade route will follow the circular path around the lake in that area. Awards will be given in three age groups. Afterwards, in the Patriotic Pooch Parade, you can turn your canine into a walking USA billboard. Dogs must be leashed and be vaccinated. Sign up for both parades go from 8:30 to 9:20 a.m., as they will start at 9:30 a.m.

The Andy Hackbarth Band: The Andy Hackbarth Band will perform between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Instilling the American folk tradition with his indie pop sensibilities, singer-songwriter Hackbarth creates music bearing the stamp of the contemporary West.

Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast: Troop 98 is holding their annual fundraiser, where guests can have a wonderful breakfast that includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice and milk.

Bake Sale: The Northglenn Senior Organization Bake Sale offers wonderful desserts and a delicious array of homemade goodies. The sale begins at 8 a.m. and lasts until all items are sold.

July 4th Car Show: The second annual July 4th Car Show will include different types of cars as well as motorcycles and trucks. Trophies will be awarded for first and second place in each decade(s) as voted on by judges. Plus, trophies in other categories will be given out as voted on by the public.

Skatepark Art Contest: Vote on the city’s skatepark art contest. Youth from the community created designs on metal skateboards. The top designs will be used for a bench at Don Anema Memorial Skatepark.

Water Play Tent: Enjoy free fun water activities to celebrate the city’s Playful City USA designation for the sixth straight year. They run 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Toilet Giveaway: The city’s Utilities Division will be giving away a free low-flow toilet. Visit them to register for your chance to win!

Facebook Contest: Go to on July 4 to see how you can win a cake from a local bakery.




• 6:30 a.m. – Registration/check–in for Firecrackers & Flapjacks runs

• 7 a.m. – Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast

• 7:30 a.m. – Fireworks & Flapjacks ½-mile fun run

• 8 a.m. –Fireworks & Flapjacks 4-mile run

• 8 a.m. – Northglenn Senior Organization Bake Sale opens

• 8 a.m.  – Pedal boats open   

• 8:30 a.m. – Registration/check–in for Bike, Trike and Wheelchair & Patriotic Pooch parades

• 9:30 a.m. – Bike, Trike and Wheelchair & Patriotic Pooch parades

• 10 a.m. – Food & community booths open

• 10 a.m. – July 4th Car Show opens

• 11 a.m. – Kids’ Fun Area opens

• 11 a.m. – Water Play Tent opens

• 2:15 p.m. – July 4th Car Show awards

• 6:30 & 8 p.m. – Andy Hackbarth Band

• 7:30 p.m. – Military recognition

• 9:30 p.m. – Fireworks set to music will be shot off of Webster Lake!


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