Glenwood’s July 4 celebration schedule |

Glenwood’s July 4 celebration schedule

Rich Orton conducts as Symphony in the Valley plays “The Washington Post March” in Centennial Park on July 3.
Ryan Hoffman / Citizen Telegram |

Glenwood Springs today revives the tradition of a community July 4 celebration. Here’s the schedule:

7 a.m.: Lions Club Firekracker 4K Run at Two Rivers Park. Sign-in starts at 7; the race is at 8. Race-day registration is $25 for adults and $15 for anyone younger than 18.

4 p.m.: Community celebration begins at Two Rivers Park with lawn games, including a watermelon-eating contest, sack races and selfie booth with costumes. Free face painting and kids crafts will be offered by the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, as well as free popcorn and Coca-Cola floats as long as they last.

6 p.m.: Missing Link band will play.

8 p.m.: Patriotic music from the Symphony in the Valley.

9 p.m.: Low-profile fireworks, generally visible only from the park.

Food vendors will be in the park, and people are also invited to bring a picnic if they choose. No alcohol will be served at the event, and neither glass containers nor dogs are permitted in the park.

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