Great American Picnic July 4, 2024

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Spend your Fourth of July with your family, friends, and Broomfield neighbors at the 2024 Great American Picnic and Fireworks! Starting at 5 p.m. at Broomfield County Commons Park, there will be fun for the whole family, with inflatables, concessions and food vendors and a beer garden for those 21+. Add a creative spin to your holiday in the one-of-a-kind Bike Parade, then enjoy the show with music starting at 6 p.m. The evening ends with a bang with fireworks set off at 9:15 p.m.

Broomfield County Commons Park 13200 Sheridan Blvd., Broomfield, CO 80020

**July Fourth Commons Road Closures starting at 8pm**

Schedule of Events:

5 p.m.Activities begin:
Inflatables for $15 unlimited play (Ticket sales end at 8 p.m.)
NurfTerf: 3 games for $10 or unlimited play for $15
Face Painting and Balloon Twisting
Concessions and food vendors open
Two Beer Gardens - East and West sides.  Bring your ID and enjoy a tasty brew!
5-11 p.m.Shuttle to/from Legacy High School 
5:45 p.m.Bike Parade (Line-up at the "South Red" shelter near Championship Field at 5:30 p.m.
6 p.m. 17th Avenue Allstars The 17th Avenue Allstars are one of Colorado’s top shelf vocal bands with a fresh perspective and new talent.
17th Avenue Allstars picture
7:15 p.m."Thumpin" In just over a decade, Thumpin’ has become one of the most popular bands on the Denver music scene, drawing enthusiastic crowds and amassing a loyal following. Thumpin' combines two energetic lead vocalists with a tight rhythm and horn section, pristine vocal harmonies, and a repertoire of songs that spans five decades of funk, soul, and R&B.
Thumpin band picture
9:15 p.m.Fireworks Display


July 4th 2023 map


Food Vendors 

Food

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Kona Ice Logo and website link Opens in new window
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Travelin' Tom's Coffee Truck
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Beltran's Grill


More to come!


Beer Vendors TBD








Great American Picnic's 17th Annual Bike Parade

Show your patriotic spirit and join the 17th 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

Parking is available at:

  • The Broomfield County Commons: Very limited parking is available. 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. 

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. Should the display be delayed or stopped due to safety concerns, announcements will be made over the public address system, social media will post updates and stop lights in the field will reflect the status of the fireworks display. No rain date for fireworks. 

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.

Stop Light Diagram for Fireworks

For real-time updates on weather status, please check our Twitter page.

Event Restrictions

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 Paul Derda Recreation Center (13201 Lowell Blvd, Broomfield, CO). 

Safety

Most fireworks are illegal and are not permitted at the Great American Picnic event nor in Broomfield City and County limits. Bringing in illicit items and/or behavior detrimental to attendees will not be tolerated at the event. Illicit items include fireworks, glass containers, open fires and charcoal grills. Gas grills are also not allowed on the artificial fields/turf. Broomfield PD will be on hand to ensure everyone’s safety.

Most fireworks are prohibited in the City and County of Broomfield. Any device that explodes or leaves the ground on its own power is ILLEGAL. Violators that use, possess, or sell prohibited fireworks could face a minimum fine of $100 up to $1,000.  Read the full ordinance. 

LEGAL fireworks include:

  • Toy Caps 
  • Sparklers
  • Trick Noisemakers
  • Toy Smoke Devices 

For everyone's safety, the Broomfield Police Department and the North Metro Fire Rescue District recommend residents leave fireworks to the professionals. Learn more on the Fireworks Information web page.

Contact Us

  1. Matt Gulley

    Recreation Superintendent
    303-460-6912
    mgulley@broomfield.org

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For real-time updates on weather status, please check our Twitter page.