Posted on July 3, 2012
On July 4th, 1776 The United States claimed its independence from Britain marking the Fourth of July a National holiday from then on out. As I count down the hours until the end of the day, I think about my red, white, and blue attire and all the fun festivities going on during my day off tomorrow. If you have not yet heard, as a precaution, Ralphie’s Firework Show at Folsom stadium is cancelled due to the dry climate and recent fires our state of Colorado has been facing. Luckily, Downtown Boulder is throwing many events to keep you occupied for the day.
Pack some popsicles, watermelons, and water bottles before baring the 90 degree weather. Grab your kids and head off to the Bike Parade, located on the Municipal Building Lawn between Canyon Boulevard and Boulder Creek. At 10:00a.m. Children can decorate their bikes, strollers, or wagons to show off their cool ride. The Parade will start at 11:00a.m. which will be lead by the one and only Chip (CU’s Mascot). Live music, races, and vendors will be held there on after.
Starting at 4:00p.m., the weather is going to cool down and the weekly Farmers’ Market will launch. Grab a bite to eat, sit down, and enjoy the live music or the Boulder Creek while spending time with friends and family around you.
Make your way back to Pearl around 7:00p.m. to hear Rebecca Folsom perform at Bands on the Bricks. She will sing until the sun sets; you will be having so much fun that you won’t even notice the lack of fireworks in the sky. Enjoy a beer (or two) from Upslope Brewery at our Beer Garden then finish the night at West End Tavern where there will be food and drink specials all night.
While staying busy and having fun, don’t forget the real reason why you have the day off; Happy Independence Day!