After more than five years, the City of Glenwood Springs is bringing back the Glenwood Springs Fourth of July Celebration which kicks off at 4 p.m. July 4 at Two Rivers Park.
“During a time of transition and new growth, we thought this would be a great opportunity to bring back a piece of history and celebrate our city and country,” Glenwood Springs City Councilwoman Kathryn Trauger said.
With the intention of attracting 3,000 community members to celebrate this patriotic event, eventgoers can anticipate an evening of classic Fourth of July games, crafts, live music, and a community BBQ.
Symphony in the Valley will conclude the event with an 8 p.m. performance leading up to a grand finale, low-level fireworks show.
The show will be low-level fireworks in order to deter from any possible cancellation do to fire season restrictions.
To start the day, Glenwood Springs Lions Club’s 4K FireKracker Run begins at 7 a.m. at Two Rivers Park. The course will take participants on the Rio Grande Trail along the Roaring Fork.
The celebration kicks-off at 4 p.m. with a rendition of the National Anthem sung by Patricia Fahler, followed by games and crafts from 4 to 7 p.m. including a dunk tank, bounce house, cornhole tournament, pie-eating contest, and face painting.
In the late afternoon, live music performances will feature The Missing Link Band.
Additionally, local non-profit organizations will be selling BBQ style food and beverages to raise money for community fundraising efforts. Menus include hotdogs and hamburgers by the Lions Club, pulled pork by the Noon Rotary of Glenwood Springs, and enchiladas and tamales by Yampah High School.
“Partnerships, which helped put on this patriotic event, include community organizations such as Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation and Glenwood Center for the Arts, along with sponsorship from Presenting Sponsor, FirstBank, and businesses Bighorn Toyota and Best Western Antlers,” Kathleen Wanatowicz, Fourth of July Celebration event coordinator said.
Eventgoers are encouraged to walk or ride their bikes to the park, but pets, smoking and glass products are not permitted.
No alcohol will be served.
For more information about Glenwood Springs Fourth of July Celebration visit www.gwsco.gov or call 970-618-5114.