With the fires, the recent ban on fireworks and many displays around the Front Range canceling their shows, you may be left wondering how you can still enjoy the Fourth of July with your family.

Never fear! ColoradoMoms to the rescue!

A few of you may know that I write for SavvySource.com for Denver events. I recently published an article on 5 different family events going on that don’t need giant explosions to have some good old fashioned family fun!

Let Freedom Ring, Celebrating the Fourth in Denver

4th Fest 2012 Dicks Sporting Goods Park
photo credit Colorado Rapids

One of our top picks is the Fourth Fest Family Fun Zone

City of Commerce City and the Colorado Rapids team up to bring you a day of FREE, fun-filled family activities followed by the largest fireworks show in Colorado. Come out to Fourth Fest and enjoy live music, fly on the zip line, ride the mechanical bull, conquer the climbing wall, watch the tractor pull, play frisbee golf, get your face painted, and jump on the Rapids Soccer Inflatables.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
6000 Victory Way
Commerce City, CO 80022
(303) 825-4625


Some other ways to have fun is to make your own glowing items! Steve Spangler Science has some great ideas on their blog!

Spectacular Science – 4th of July Activities

Our top pic from their projects is, of course, the messiest one! Red, White and Blue Geysers!


Do you have any fun tips for a fireworks free fourth? Leave a comment and share your ideas!



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Emily is a mom to three very active boys. Her youngest is autistic so she is passionate about advocating for children and families on the spectrum. She attends more concerts than is humanly possible and takes some pretty amazingly blurry photos of said shows to prove she was there. Also, #hashtags are her favorite. #totes #noreally