Okay, it may technically still be June, but with the 4th being on a Wednesday, you might be itching to celebrate early. Plus, it’s important to know the local rules and regulations before you get started planning your celebrations. This is key as, sadly, all fireworks are illegal in Fort Collins and Larimer County as a whole. This includes even seemingly innocuous options like sparklers. You cannot use, possess, or even store fireworks within city limits, with violations costing upwards of $2,830. But firework aficionados don’t despair quite yet! The city will host its own spectacular fireworks display about an hour after sunset on July 4th at City Park.
If you can’t wait until then to break out the red, white, and blue, consider the following great ways to celebrate the upcoming holiday:
3 Ideas for Having Fun & Celebrating 4th of July in Fort Collins
- Host a backyard barbecue. Versatile outdoor areas are one of the great aspects of living at The Cottages of Fort Collins. Such areas include grilling areas that have everything you need to host an outstanding 4th of July barbecue. All you need to do is to invite your friends and grab the ice, drinks, meats, and veggies. Take the BBQ to the next level with some music and yard games.
- Make it a pool party. Summer officially starts on June 21, making that last June weekend the perfect time for a pool party. And lucky for you, there’s a pool quite literally in your backyard! Plan a thematic pool day with everyone showing off their red, white, and blue bathing suits and colorful snacks like bright red watermelons, sugar cookies with blueberry frosting, and other tri-color treats.
- Head out of town. Another option is to pack up the car and enjoy the holiday (or the weekend before) out of town. If you do absolutely love fireworks display, then you should consider making a trip to Colorado Springs. This city is renown for having some of the best 4th of July fireworks displays in the country, seen best at the downtown Memorial Park. If you love things a bit more nature-y and less crazy, then why not head down to Aspen? This resort town has a ton of great camping spots just outside of town while inside town promises some more traditional celebrations.
Whichever You Do, Be Safe & Have Fun
No matter which way you decide to celebrate this holiday, make it memorable by taking some photos, showing off your American pride, and creating great memories with your friends, roommates, and family.