Great American Picnic
Wednesday, July 4 at Broomfield County Commons Park! We start our celebration at 5:00 pm with pony rides and inflatables. Enjoy a free concert with the "17th Avenue Allstars" and “That Eighties Band”. Bring your picnic dinner or enjoy a dinner from our vendors at the park. Charcoal grills are not permitted. After the concert, at dusk, the fireworks display begins, approximately 9:30 pm.
Schedule of Events:
|12 noon||Sr. Softball Team vs City Council at Northmoor Park|
|5 p.m.||Activities begin:|
|Pony rides for $3 (Ticket sales end at 8 p.m.)|
|Inflatables for $8 unlimited play (Ticket sales end at 8 p.m.)|
| Concessions and food vendors open
**NEW this year - a Beer Garden** Bring your ID and enjoy a tasty brew for only $5 (cash only)!
|5-11p.m.||Shuttle to/from Legacy High School|
|5:45p.m.||Bike Parade (Line-up at the "South Red" shelter near Championship Field at 5:30 p.m.|
|6 p.m.|| "17th Avenue Allstars" at the Main Stage
|6:15p.m.||City Council gives away free Summer Treats|
|7:15p.m.|| "That Eighties Band" a popular 80's tribute band on the Main Stage
2018 July 4th Event Map
Great American Picnic's 11th Annual Bike Parade
Show your patriotic spirit and join the 11th Annual Great American Picnic Bicycle Parade! Decorate your bicycles/tricycles/wagons and scooters and meet at the South Red shelter near Championship Field at Broomfield County Commons on July 4 at 5:30 p.m. The bike parade is for everyone of all ages. Kids are required to wear a helmet!
Parking is available at:
- The Broomfield County Commons: Very limited parking is available. Limited Handicap parking available at the Commons west parking lot. Accessible parking is located at the Commons west parking lot. If you park on Broomfield County Commons Road, please park on the south side of the street only. RV’s, Campers, trailers or other extra-large vehicles will ONLY be allowed to park in the Legacy High School parking lots.
- Legacy High School: Shuttle service to and from the Broomfield County Commons will be provided. Shuttle service runs from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. Meet at the Gazebo at Legacy High School to take the shuttle to the Commons.
- LDS Church across the street east of the Paul Derda Recreation Center.
The City and County of Broomfield encourages you to help the environment this year while saving yourself time! Make a party of your evening with us and carpool with family and friends to the event! Carpooling not only reduces traffic congestion in the parking areas, it is environmentally friendly, reduces stress and increases your time to have fun!
Fireworks Lighting System and Weather Notifications
Residents are reminded that weather conditions always play a role in this annual event. If fire and police officials determine that continuing the fireworks display impacts the safety of individuals and property in the area, the display could be delayed or stopped. Should that happen, announcements will be made over the public address system and staff will notify viewers of the status. Please look for the lights located in the field where fireworks are displayed to see the fireworks display status.
A lighting system, located as close to fireworks firing area as possible, will inform viewers of the status of the fireworks show. Weather permitting, green means the show is a “go.” Yellow indicates it is in a holding pattern, and red indicates that due to weather concerns the firework show is cancelled.
For real-time updates on weather status, please check our Facebook or Twitter pages.
If fire and police officials determine that continuing the fireworks display impacts the safety of individuals and property in the area, the display could be delayed or stopped. Should that happen, announcements will be made over the public address system and staff will notify viewers of the status. Please look for the lights located in the field where fireworks are displayed to see the fireworks display status. Rain Date for the fireworks ONLY is scheduled for July 5 approximately 9:30 pm.
The following items are not allowed in the park:
- Glass bottles or containers
- Open fires
- Charcoal Grills (Propane grills are allowed, but not on artificial turf fields.)
- No fireworks are allowed in the park
Lost and Found
All items found during the event will be turned into the concessions garage. After the event, any remaining items will be moved to the Broomfield Community Center (280 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO). The Community Center is open Monday and Wednesday, from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Don't be a statistic! Most fireworks are prohibited in Broomfield. Any device that explodes or leaves the ground on its own power is illegal. Violators that use, posses or sell prohibited fireworks face a minimum fine of $100 up to $1000, plus court costs and restitution to any victims with bodily injury or property damage.
Personal fireworks are prohibited in Broomfield. Fireworks means any article, device or substance prepared for the primary purpose of producing a visual or auditory sensation by combustion, explosion, deflagration, or detonation, including, without limitation, the following articles and devices commonly known and used as fireworks: toy cannons or toy canes in which explosives are used, blank cartridges, the type of balloon which requires fire underneath to propel the same, firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, rockets, Roman candles, dayglo bombs, and torches, or other fireworks of like construction, and any fireworks containing explosive or flammable compound, or any tables or other device containing any explosive substance.
Fireworks does not include: Toy caps which do not contain more than twenty-five hundredths of a grain of explosive compound per cap; Sparklers, trick matches, cigarette loads, trick noisemakers, toy smoke devices and novelty auto alarms; and Highway flares, railway fuses, ship distress signals, smoke candles and other emergency signal devices.
Interested in being a part of our special events? Please contact Matt Gulley at 303-460-6912 or download the Special Events Volunteer Application.
Food Vendors Wanted
Interested in being a vendor? Food vending information will be available beginning April 1, 2018.