Get ready to fire up your grill and watch some fireworks as we head into the Independence Day holiday.
This week’s Go+Do list of events includes local fireworks shows and parades, an music and arts festival in Longmont, Night on the Town in Loveland and more.
Do you have an event coming up that you think would be a perfect addition to the weekly Go+Do list? Send the date, time, a description of the event and other pertinent information to Tamara Markard at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
Saturday, July 2
1. The Independence Day Community Celebration hosted by the city of Fort Collins is set for 7:30 a.m. at City Park, 1500 W. Mulberry St. with a 5K run/walk, golf tournament, parade, free trolley rides and more. The free event is open to all ages. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3HFnbdz.
2. Join High Country Harley-Davidson for an All American Blast from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3761 Monarch St. in Frederick. The free event will feature a food truck, cold drinks, music and a contest for the most patriotic bike. All ages are welcome to attend. For more information, contact the dealership at (303) 833-6777.
3. Exercise your singing chops at Open Mic Night at 7 p.m. at Rule105 Brewing, 4731 W. 10th St., Unit G. Hosted by Don Graham, adults ages 21 and older are invited to perform for customers. Not a singer? Then relax with a beer and enjoy the entertainment. Admission is free. For more information, contact Rule105 Brewing at (970) 301-4575.
4. Guerrilla Radio, a Rage Against the Machine tribute band, and Sabotage, a Beastie Boys tribute band, will be performing at 6 p.m. at Spirits Music Hall, 1 N. Parish Ave., Johnstown. Both groups will be playing fan favorites and top singles from both bands. The show is open to adults age 21 and older. Tickets are $15 per person. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3yoNBNH.
Sunday, July 3
5. Indie rock band, Wildermiss, are scheduled to perform at 6 p.m. at Washington’s FoCo, 132 Laporte Ave. The band is comprised of Emma Cole on vocals and synth bass, Joshua Hester on guitar and Caleb Thoemke on drums. All ages welcome to attend. Tickets are $18 per person for general admission. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3OnQhAt.
Monday, July 4
Happy Independence Day from the Greeley Tribune!
6. The Greeley Stampede Independence Day Parade will step off at 9 a.m. at 10th Avenue and 19th Street by the University of Northern Colorado and make its way toward Lincoln Park. The parade will feature a variety of marching bands, floats, equine entries and more. The parade is one of the most popular community traditions so you’ll want to get out early to find your spot. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3QPBfp2.
7. The annual Greeley Stampede fireworks show is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. with amazing professional fireworks lighting up the sky of Weld County. This year Stampede organizers have a little something extra planned in celebration of the event’s 100th occurrence. People of all ages can watch the fireworks show from inside the Greeley Stampede grounds or surrounding areas. For more information on the Greeley Stampede fireworks show, go to www.greeleystampede.org.
8. Head on over to Loveland for the July 4th Festival at 3 p.m. at North Lake Park, 2750 N. Taft Ave. The event will feature a kids’ zone, vendors, food and drinks, live music, a cornhole tournament and more. Fireworks are scheduled to launch at 9:15 p.m. Admission is free and all ages are invited to attend. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3xVc1N5.
9. Celebrate Independence Day at Boardwalk Park with live music from the 101st Army Band and fireworks. The concert begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the fireworks show at 9:20 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend the free event. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and coolers for a fun evening under the stars and overlooking the lake. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3bfA9Cw.
10. The Estes Park 4th of July Celebration kicks off with the Steam-to-Electric Coolest Car Show beginning at 9 a.m. at the Estes Park Events Complex, 1125 Rooftop Way with over 100 vehicles. At 7 p.m. the Estes Village Band will be performing for free at the Performance Park Amphitheater, 435 W. Elkhorn Ave. Fireworks over Lake Estes begin at 9:30 p.m. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3HP0un9.
Tuesday, July 5
11. Concert Under the Stars: Denver Brass is scheduled to take place at 8 p.m. at the UNC Garden Theatre between 10th Avenue and S. 8th Avenue in Greeley. The free concert will feature the one-of-a-kind brass chamber ensemble comprised of 14 professional musicians from around Colorado. The concert is open to all ages. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3njA6Z7.
Friday, July 8
12. The Windsor Family Campout is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Boardwalk Park, 100 N. 5th St. The fun family event invites adults, teens and children to bring out a tent, sleeping bags and other camping gear for an evening of fishing, paddle boats, campfires, movie and more. The cost to attend is $12 per person and registration is required. For more information, or to register, go to https://bit.ly/3R0QgEy.
13. The 16th annual Loveland Loves BBQ, Bands and Brews will take place at 4 p.m. at 700 Railroad Ave. with five bands, over 10 beer vendors, food vendors and more. Admission is free and proceeds from the event benefit local charities such as the Boys and Girls Clubs of Larimer County, House of Neighborly Services and Loveland Sertoma. All ages are welcome to attend. For more information, go to www.lovelandlovesbbq.com.
14. Country western artist Kimmi Bitter will be performing at 9 p.m. at Stella’s Pinball Arcade and Lounge, 802 9th St. The San Diego native blends traditional country and soul with her own West Coast take. Adults age 18 and older are welcome to attend. Tickets are $15 per person for general admission and reserved tables range from $40 to $120. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3NrMukm.
15. Night on the Town is set to take place at 5 p.m. along 4th Street in downtown Loveland. Local retail shops, restaurants, bars and more will be hosting sales as well as providing live music, snacks and specials. All ages are welcome to attend the free event. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3u0k5Lq.
16. The town of Severance is hosting its second concert in the Summer Concert Series at 5:30 p.m. at Community Park, 100 Waterfowl Way with a performance by Frank Ray. Attendees can also enjoy food, raffles, vendors and more. The concert is free and open to all ages. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3OMa0cP.
17. Rhythm on the River Music and Arts Festival kicks off at 5 p.m. at Rogers Grove Park, 220 Hover Road, Longmont. The festival will feature live music, mobile arcade and glow games, an outdoor adventure land, local vendors and more. All ages are welcome to attend the free event. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3u75uxY.