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The Rifle Fire Protection District will be sponsoring a fireworks display in Rifle at dark thirty on the hill July 4.

The Fourth of July Parade in Redstone will be held at noon Friday, July 4, on Redstone Boulevard. Events begin with a Pie Sale at 10 a.m., water fights, kids games and a Ducky Derby to follow. Join in for some good old-fashioned family fun. Shops and restaurants open, Redstone Castle tour at 1:30 p.m. Call 704-1843 for more information.

Celebrate your independence with a splash from noon to 8 p.m. July 4 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center Pool. The pool will be hosting aquatic games and competitions throughout the day.For a schedule or more information, visit or call 384-6301.

The 29th annual July 4th Freedom Celebration will be held from noon until after the fireworks Friday, July 4, at Apple Tree Community park. This is an alcohol-free, family-friendly event.Festivities will start at noon with Cub Scout Troop #221 performing a flag-raising and opening ceremony. After the ceremony, kids may ride on a 1941 fire truck through Apple Tree community.Lots of games and activities will be offered, including a bump-n-jump, dunk tank, water balloon toss, horseshoe tournaments and gunny sack hop. Special events include a watermelon spitting contest, sand treasure hunt and golf ball plunge will also keep the kids entertained.Kids can watch puppet shows by the Son Shine Gang Puppet Team from Grace Bible Church throughout the afternoon under the big tent.The Franz Family, a Christian bluegrass group, will perform at 5:30 p.m.; the New Hope Praise Band will be on stage at 6 p.m.; the Western Slope Stompers will perform at 7:15 p.m.; and the Franz Family will return to the stage at 8 p.m.To help everyone cool off, the Ol Faceful Fountain will be back by popular demand, so bring a towel or an extra set of dry clothes. The Garden School will provide food, hamburgers, chips, drinks and snow cones. Fireworks start around 9:30 p.m.

The Symphony in the Valley presents a free concert at 8 p.m. Friday, July 4, at Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs. A collection of traditional Americana and patriotic music will be performed, ending with Tchaikovskys 1812 Overture, using the percussive blasts of the citys fireworks display.The Fourth of July fireworks show will follow the concert. Both events are sponsored by the city of Glenwood Springs.

The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities is hosting Boogie in Bonedale, Carbondales Fourth of July bash. The day will feature a parade, kids games, live music and lots of eats. CCAH is looking for volunteers to set up, clean up, serve food and drinks and act as gate keepers. There are many shifts from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. A clean up crew is needed for Saturday at 9 a.m. Please call 963-1680 for more information or to sign up.

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