Colorado is a state of much beauty boasting a terrain of not just mountains but also high plains, mesas, canyons plateaus, rivers and desert lands. Watching fireworks explode over the landscape of Colorado is a dazzling experience that can be witnessed in Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs as well as many of the small towns and ski destinations. The artistry of pyrotechnics is incorporated into many of the state’s festivals, holidays, sporting matches and other special events, catch one show or catch all, you sure to have a blast with the fireworks in Colorado.
Denver is the most populous city in Colorado and his plenty of choices in firework watching. The ‘Mile High City’ offers many options for fireworks on the 4th of July, so grab the lawn chairs, picnic baskets and start whistling ‘Yankee Doodle.’ The Denver Symphony Orchestra presents a pyro-musical at Civic Park Center where spectators can listen to patriotic favorites followed by a remarkable firework and laser show. There are usually a few sporting events going on July 4th, so check out the Colorado Rockies baseball and Colorado Rapids for fireworks that will ignite after the games.
In October, add a little polka to your pyrotechnics as it’s time for beer drinking and fireworks with Oktoberfest in Denver. Also, The Great American Beer Festival is also a great option for sampling a variety of brews and anticipating fireworks. Over Labor Day, some locations in the greater Denver area also shoot of fireworks including amusement park Elitch Gardens. On New Year’s Eve in Denver, New Year’s Eve Fireworks Downtown are presented by the Downtown Denver Partnership. This well-attending event in the ‘Winter in the City’ program has two spectacular fireworks shows, an early show targeted to the family crowd and a midnight firework display launched from two places on the 16th Street Mall. Also for December 31st, the Colorado Symphony hosts a musical performance that keeps New Year’s uptown by entertaining with beloved waltzes, polkas and other classics and ends in time to see the early downtown firework display.
Colorado sports teams also offer a chance to see fireworks, both on the fields and in the sky. The Denver Broncos, consistently draw crowds of 70,000 plus to witness NFL gridiron action at Mile High Stadium. In honor of special wins, championships and just because, sometimes there are spectacular fireworks on display. The Colorado Rockies play Major League Baseball over at Coors Field and treat guests at the game (and onlookers from far away) to post-game fireworks during many home games in the summer and also at a big July 4th blow out. The Denver Nuggets basketball team, the Colorado Avalanche hockey team and the Colorado Rapids soccer team may possibly offer firework promotions, check the team schedule for each before heading out.
In Boulder, Fourth of July fireworks explode over the University of Colorado’s Folsom Field as part of Raphie’s Independence Day Blast. This 20 minute programs is arranged to a score of inspiring music and features shells that range from comet-like balls of fire to gentle willow-like blasts. In nearly Broomfield, the Great American Picnic and Fireworks Extravaganza is held at the Broomfield County Commons and features a free concert and firework show.
In addition to many of the smaller community firework shows, the nearby ski resorts including Vail, Steamboat Springs and Beaver Creek all host firework displays at mountain base near their respective resorts. . If you’ve never seen fireworks shoot off over the snow with the mountain peaks in view, you have to head over to one of the nearby ski resorts such as Breckenridge or Winter Park to take in their holiday events which always include some sort of fabulous firework show.
When in Colorado it’s always a good idea to check in with your hotel concierge or surf over to the The Official Site of Colorado for firework events. This is a good way to stay up to date on all the events throughout the state, including pyrotechnic displays. You’ll find quick and accurate information from these go-to resources for entertainment in Colorado. Colorado, especially Denver and the surrounding mountain areas are truly majestic places to watch fireworks illuminate the night sky over the snow-capped mountains. The fireworks (along with the scenery) will take your breath away; you’ll remember the stunning displays of sparks in the sky for many years to come.
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