Celebrate Independence Day with 
Thornton’s ‘Red, White & Boom!’ bash

THORNTON, CO — With music, food and fireworks, Thornton’s Fourth of July celebration is one of the best ways to experience the Independence Day holiday.  It all begins in the late afternoon when thousands of families converge on the Carpenter Park Multipurpose Fields at 108th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard and settle in for an exciting night. The field opens at 4 p.m. and the evening schedule is:

  • 4-5 p.m. – Syke 96, the winner of the Thorntonfest Battle of the Bands competition performs. Food and drink vendors open.
  • 5:45-6:45 p.m. – The Thornton Community Band performs
  • 7:25 p.m. – The Thornton Police and Fire Departments present the colors, followed by Kory Brunson singing the National Anthem.
  • 7:30-9:30 p.m. – Kory Brunson Band

Around 9:30 p.m., when darkness falls, the fiery fun begins with a nighttime patriotic parachute jump by Mile Hi Skydiving immediately followed by a spectacular fireworks show.
Due to the completion of the new Carpenter Park, parking and traffic control has changed. Go to cityofthornton.net for complete information. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.

Another great reason to attend the Fourth of July celebration in Thornton — personal use of fireworks is illegal in the City. People who have already purchased fireworks can get rid of them safely by dropping them off at any Thornton Fire Station. There will be no risk of fines or prosecution. For more information call the Thornton Fire Department at 303-538-7602.

City offices, the Community Center, Teen Center and the Thornton Senior Center will be closed Thursday, July 4, in observance of the holiday, but will be open regular hours on July 5. The Carpenter Recreation Center will be open on July 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and open with regular hours on July 5. There is no trash/recycle service on July 4. Collection will be on a one-day delay, with Thursday pickup on Friday, July 5, and continuing through Saturday, July 6.

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