Summer is here, and that means the 4th of July is right around the corner! From fireworks to food, don’t miss these fun Independence Day events in Grand Junction, Fruita, and Palisade.
Let’s kick off the celebrations in Grand Junction, where there’s plenty to see and do over the holiday.
Cool down at the Lincoln Park Moyer Pool Fourth of July Celebration, where everyone will be enjoying the water and celebrating the 4th. Admission is $2.41 for all ages.
Save some energy for evening festivities because Grand Junction’s annual Independence Day fireworks will start up right after the Rockies Game at Suplizio Field. Game time is 6:00 p.m. and you can buy your tickets online.
Baseball says summer to some people, but if watermelon speaks louder to you, how about a free watermelon feed, July 4, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Church & School of Messiah at 840 North 11th Street. The refreshing summer treat will be served in the east parking lot of the church, right across from Lincoln Park Barn.
The 4th of July falls on a Tuesday this year, but we’re all for starting the celebration the weekend before. Kick off your holiday with a trip to the Fruita Farmer’s Market on Saturday, July 1. It’s in Civic Center Park from 8:30 a.m. till 12:30 p.m.
Fruita’s annual fireworks extravaganza is Monday, July 3, at Snooks Bottom Open Space. The show begins at dusk and admission is free. Call the City of Fruita Parks & Rec Department for information at 970-858-0360.
To celebrate Independence Day itself, there’s no better way than with the annual 4th of July Parade and picnic. The parade leaves Third and Main at 9:00 a.m. and ends at Memorial Veterans Park where you can enjoy free ice cream from the Palisade Lions Club. Bring a picnic and spend the day!
Are you going to make an appearance at any of these fun-filled events, or do you have your own plans with friends and family? Let’s talk about how we’re going to celebrate Independence Day — just head over to the comments!