Stenger Soccer Complex, 11200 W 58th Ave, Arvada, CO 80002
Wednesday, July 4
Gates open to vehicles at 7 p.m.
Fireworks begin approximately 9 p.m.
Stenger Sports Complex (W. 58th Ave. and Oak St.)
Since 1979, the City of Arvada has celebrated Independence Day with a spectacular fireworks display at the Stenger Sports Complex. Beginning in 2002, the Arvada Festivals Commission expanded the event to include vendors, live music, and other activities.
This year, Arvada’s Independence Day Celebration returns to its roots, focusing on the core of the holiday–fireworks! For the past few months, the Festivals Commission, City staff including the Police Department, and City Council have reviewed the 4th of July event in terms of resource allocation, staffing, and volunteers. In recent years, organizing a day-long event has become increasingly difficult. Problems included:
After much conversation and based upon the recommendation of the Festivals Commission, the City has made the decision to return the 4th of July celebration to its original intent–a display of fireworks in the evening to celebrate America’s independence.
City if Arvada Communication Manager Maria VanderKolk, 720-898-7507