Celebrate Independence Day at the Broomfield Fourth of July Picnic
If you live in or around the Broomfield area you are probably familiar with the annual Broomfield fourth of July picnic. The Great American Picnic is an all-day event taking place at Broomfield Commons Park and includes food, live music, parade, kids activities and culminates with a beautiful fireworks display.
Broomfield Fourth of July Picnic Schedule of Events (Info Courtesy of Broomfield.org)
Sr. Softball Team vs City Council at Northmoor Park
5:00pm Activities Begin Including:
Pony/burro rides $4 (Ticket sales end at 8 p.m.)
Inflatables for $10 unlimited play (Ticket sales end at 8 p.m.)
Face Painting and Balloon Twisting
Concessions and food vendors open **The Beer Garden is Back** Bring your ID and enjoy a tasty brew for only $5 (cash only)!
Shuttle to/from Legacy High School
Bike Parade (Line-up at the “South Red” shelter near Championship Field at 5:30 p.m.
“Spinphony” a female electric string quartet breaking down barriers between classical, rock and pop music.
City Council gives away free Summer Treats
“Soul X” a high energy performance style playing Top 40, Motown, Blues, 80’s and more.
Great American Picnic Map
Great American Picnic’s 12th Annual Bike Parade
Show your patriotic spirit and join the 12th Annual Great American Picnic Bicycle Parade! Decorate your bicycles/tricycles/wagons and scooters and meet at the South Red shelter near Championship Field at Broomfield County Commons on July 4 at 5:30 p.m. The bike parade is for everyone of all ages. Kids are required to wear a helmet!
Parking is available at the following locations:
- The Broomfield County Commons: Very limited parking is available. Accessible parking is located at the Commons west parking lot. If you park on Broomfield County Commons Road, please park on the south side of the street only. RV’s, Campers, trailers or other extra-large vehicles will ONLY be allowed to park in the Legacy High School parking lots.
- Legacy High School: Shuttle service to and from the Broomfield County Commons will be provided. Shuttle service runs from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. Meet at the Gazebo at Legacy High School to take the shuttle to the Commons.
Fireworks Lighting System and Weather Notifications
Residents are reminded that weather conditions always play a role in this annual event. Should the display be delayed or stopped due to safety concerns, announcements will be made over the public address system and stop lights in the field will reflect the status of the fireworks display. Rain date for fireworks ONLY will be July 5 approximately 9:30 p.m.
A lighting system, located as close to fireworks firing area as possible, will inform viewers of the status of the fireworks show. Weather permitting, green means the show is a “go.” Yellow indicates it is in a holding pattern, and red indicates that due to weather concerns the firework show is cancelled.
The following items are not allowed in the park:
- Glass bottles or containers
- Open fires
- Charcoal Grills (Propane grills are allowed, but not on artificial turf fields.)
- No fireworks are allowed in the park
Lost and Found
All items found during the event will be turned into the concessions garage. After the event, any remaining items will be moved to the Broomfield Community Center (280 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO). The Community Center is open Monday and Wednesday, from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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