Denver fireworks 2023: Fourth of July shows in the metro area


Despite a rainy few weeks, personal fireworks bans remain in place for most Front Range cities

Fourth of July celebrations are back with an even bigger bang this year, thanks to the last few weeks of heavy rain that have helped lift fire restrictions in many Front Range communities.

Even still, Colorado laws prohibit all personal fireworks that explode or leave the ground. Some examples, according to the North Metro Fire District, include bottle rockets, firecrackers, Roman candles, cherry bombs and M-80s. Those who use illegal fireworks are subject to fines of more than $2,500 and possible jail time.

Typically, if fire restrictions are in place or a Red Flag Day is in effect, no fireworks of any kind are allowed. Updated, county-by-county restrictions can be viewed at

All of the following events are free, all ages, open to the public and weather-permitting, unless otherwise noted. As a rule of thumb, be sure to leave your pets, booze, drones and weapons at home, and don’t forget to bring lawn chairs and blankets.


Independence Day fireworks return to Stenger Soccer Complex (entry at West 58th Avenue and Oak Street) on Tuesday, July 4, with food trucks but also propane grills allowed on site. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and West 58th will shut down to traffic beginning at 8 p.m. Accessible parking is available in Stenger’s northeast lot.

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