As red, white and blue splashes the streets, the City of Glenwood Springs would like to offer a few reminders to ensure a safe, smooth and fun Glenwood Springs Fourth of July comeback celebration.
This Independence Day community event is at 4 p.m. on July 4 in Two Rivers Park.
Please beware of holiday traffic impacts, plan accordingly. If possible, carpool, hike or bike to the park.
The city is excited to present a low level fireworks display at dusk to end the celebration. The display is launching behind the Two Rivers Park band shell. The park’s southeast area will close at 10 a.m. to ensure safety and allow time for preparation. The area will reopen after the fireworks display. The closure includes the southeast entrance path.
To access the park from Sixth Street, patrons will hop on the gravel trail, which runs between the eastern side of the park grounds and Interstate 70. This path will be open and marked with directional signs.
Don’t forget to register at 7 a.m. for the Glenwood Springs Lions Club FireKracker 4K race in the park. The participants will run along the Rio Grande Trail.
Patriotic festivities kick-off at 4 p.m. with the ROTC Color Guard and the city’s own Pat Faler singing the National Anthem.
Bighorn Toyota Games begin around 4:30 p.m. and food including hotdogs, hamburgers, tamales, pulled pork and vegetarian options will be served throughout the evening.
Water will be sold, however prepare for a day in the sun with sun block, hats, chairs and blankets for lounging.
Remember no glass, no dogs and no smoking. No alcohol will be sold at the event.
Most importantly stay safe and have a happy Independence Day.
For more information about the event visit gwsco.gov or call 970-618-5114.