By Raetta Holdman

(CBS4) – They may not be your typical stretch-out-on-a-blanket with crowds of hundreds or even thousands experience, but a number of Colorado communities are planning fireworks displays. The coronavirus pandemic means changes to how and where you can watch.

Also note, we know too well how fire danger can spike around the 4th of July, and that could mean other changes or cancellations to shows. We’ll do our best to keep this page updated but we’ve also included links so you can check for updates yourself.

“We’ll see if the weather has any impact on whether those few, limited firework displays are able to go on this year,” CBS4 meteorologist Ashton Altieri said. “It’s going to be strange in Denver without the Rockies and no fireworks display at Coors Field, and no display from the Outlaws at Mile High.”

Berthoud – Berthoud says it will launch its fireworks higher into the sky to make them visible from greater distances. This show happens on the 3rd of July. The fireworks will be launched from Waggener Farm at approximately 9:15 p.m. No groups will be allowed on or near that property.

Brighton – The city is set to host to 2020 Fourth of July Fireworks: Home Edition. That means no concert or community gathering at Carmichael Park. The idea is to watch fireworks from your own home looking towards East Brighton rather than Carmichael Park. The show is set to start at dusk and the city will also broadcast it on the city’s KBRI-8 channel (Comcast 8 and 881). The city will also stream it on its website and Facebook page.

Castle Rock – Castle Rock announced on July 2 that its fireworks show has been canceled.

Colorado Springs – Colorado Springs wants you to celebrate Independence Day with a Symphony On Your Porch. Tune to a number of radio stations to hear the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and then you’ll be able to look in a number directions to see the fireworks including over the Broadmoor, Fort Carson and Garden of the Gods. (CBS4 partner television station KKTV will also broadcast them.) The broadcasts start at 9 p.m. with fireworks scheduled for about 9:20 p.m.

Greeley – The 99th Greeley Stampede may be postponed but the 4th of July fireworks are not. The stampede is working with local businesses to make sure the community has one of Northern Colorado’s largest displays. The fireworks should start about 9:30 p.m.

Firestone – Firestone is still planning its 4th of July party in Miners Park. That includes food trucks and fireworks. The fireworks will be shot off from the Saddleback Golf Course and there should be an excellent from the property that surrounds Town Hall.

Loveland – Loveland is moving its fireworks display from North Lake Park to the Ranch Events Complex. The show is partnership between Loveland, Fort Collins, Larimer County, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and the Larimer County Ranch Events Complex. That move allows much space to spread out and will allow organizers to limit the crowd because of gates. Only 1,000 vehicles will be allowed in for or what’s being called “drive-in” fireworks. The city is working with nearby property owners for more parking. The show will start at 9:15 p.m. on the 4th.

Vail – It’s the 4th of July with a twist at Vail.  Instead of the traditional parade, there will be stationary installations people can enjoy while staying socially distanced. The town is planning a fireworks display at approximately 9:45 p.m., weather permitting.

Windsor – The town is moving the launch spot for its fireworks to what’s considered the highest point in Windsor, between Poudre River Trail and New Liberty Road on the north and south, and 7th Street and Colorado Boulevard, east to west. The display should be visible at most homes. The show should start about 9:10 p.m.

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Raetta Holdman

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