4th of July celebration

6 Things to Do in Fort Collins for the Fourth of July

Whether you’re looking for more traditional parade-and-fireworks kind of fun or watching a great white shark terrorize a town on the big screen is your ideal way to celebrate Independence Day, you’ve got options for the Fourth of July Activities in Fort Collins.

1- Fourth of July Parade

10 a.m. The city of Fort Collins’ Fourth of July festivities will start with the traditional parade at 10 a.m. Featuring the theme “150 Years of Fort Collins,” the parade will travel east on Mountain Avenue, beginning at Jackson Avenue and ending at Howes Street.

2- Fourth of July Celebration at City Park

Beginning at 4:15 p.m., City Park, 413 S. Bryan Ave. Enjoy live music from the Colorado Swing Band, Manabi Salsa Band and the Fort Collins Symphony. The fireworks display will start about 9:35 p.m. In case of inclement weather, fireworks may be delayed until no later than 10 p.m. If the weather has not cleared by then, the display will be July 5 at dusk.

3- Fire-Kracker 5K

7:30 a.m., City Park, 413 S. Bryan Ave. Returning for its 15th year, the Fire-Kracker 5K will feature both a citizens’ 5K run/walk and a competitive 5K. The citizens’ race starts at 7:30 a.m. at City Park, and all ages and abilities are welcome. The competitive/elite 5K will follow and features a four-lap course around Sheldon Lake. Race registration is $25 for adults; $20 for kids 17 and younger; $10 for veterans and active military members.

4- Old Timer’s Baseball Game

9:30 a.m., City Park ballfields, 1599 City Park Drive. Enjoy a blast from the past watching these men relive their great memories and enjoying the sport they love. At 1 p.m., the Fort Collins Foxes will take on the Loveland Blue Jays. Admission for the Old Timer’s game is free. Admission to the Fort Collins Foxes game is $6 for adults, $4 for children and seniors, and free for children 3 and younger and active military with ID.

5- Old-fashioned Fourth of July

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Avery House Historic District, 328 W. Mountain Ave. Enjoy historic activities, games, food and fun.

6- Summertime Jazz Concert

4 to 8 p.m., Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures, 200 W. Mountain Ave. Enjoy live Dixieland jazz by Le Jazz Band before heading over to the fireworks. Admission is free.