Louisville Fireworks and Fourth of July Celebrations
6 p.m. (fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.) Monday, July 4, Coal Creek Golf Course, 585 W. Dillon Road, Louisville
Join the community for free hot dogs and sausages beginning at 6 p.m. (available while supplies last), bounce houses, face painting, giant bubbles, entertainers, and patriotic music from the Boulder Concert Band. The fireworks show will start around 9:30 p.m. Fireworks will be launched from the Coal Creek Golf Course.
Town Of Superior Fourth of July Celebration
7 a.m.-noon. Monday, July 4, Superior Community Center, 1500 Coalton Road, Superior
Celebrate the “Superior Spirit” with the return of Pancakes and Kickball, plus all the Superior traditions (old and new): Superior Mile downhill race, the community parade, the pancake festival, and the Community Center Celebration. Also enjoy live music by The School of Rock, family-fun entertainment, and business vendors coordinated by the Superior Chamber.
Longmont Fourth of July Celebration
5:30 p.m. Fox Hill Country Club, 1400 CO-119, Longmont
Enjoy great food from a variety of food trucks (5:30-9:15 p.m.), music by Hazel Miller (7-9 p.m.), and a closing fireworks display by the Longmont Kiwanis (9:15 p.m.).
Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Independence Day Fun and Fireworks
4-10 p.m. Saturday, July 2, Waneka Lake, 1600 Caria Drive, Lafayette
Enjoy live music by Chris Daniels and the Kings; food from Abo’s Pizza and other favorite local food trucks; a beer garden with craft beer, cider and wine; and fun activities for kids such as free face painting and a bounce house. The fireworks show will go on at dusk.
Boulder Symphony presents July Fourth Concert Celebration
7 p.m. Monday, July 4, Glen Huntington Bandshell, 1212 Canyon Blvd., Boulder. Tickets: $5-$10,
Celebrate July Fourth with Independence Day symphonic classics, from “Rodeo” to “William Tell” and the “1812 Overture” at the historic Boulder Bandshell with the Boulder Symphony, conducted by Devin Patrick Hughes. From Jessie Montgomery’s “Soul Force” to tunes from Star Wars, Star Trek and Harry Potter, you won’t want to miss this celebration of great American music.
The Spark presents ‘Little Women’ the Musical
July 1-10, The Spark, 4847 Pearl Street, B4, Boulder. Tickets: $18-$28,
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested—her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.
Art in the Garden—A Step by Step Landscape Painting Experience
10 a.m. Saturday, July 2, Chautauqua Picnic Shelter, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder. Tickets: $25-$30, chautauqua.com
Come enjoy some sunshine at Chautauqua Park and bring home your very own painting. Participants will paint a piece, step by step, inspired by the beautiful surroundings at Chautauqua Park. This event is appropriate for families, couples and friends. Participants should wear clothes to paint in and bring a blanket to sit on for comfort while painting. Don’t forget to bring a water bottle and sunscreen.
Colorado Music Festival
June 30-July 19, Chautauqua Auditorium, 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder. Tickets: coloradomusicfestival.org
The internationally acclaimed Colorado Music Festival is held four nights per week for seven weeks at the historic Chautauqua Auditorium, showcasing an orchestra of professional classical musicians from all over the world. This year’s performers include Takács Quartet, pianists Jan Lisiecki and Gabriel Montero, a dramatic reading of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by actor John de Lancie (American Shakespeare Festival, TV’s Star Trek The Next Generation), clarinetist Anthony McGill, violinist Tessa Lark, Timothy McAllister on saxophone, and, of course, the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra. On July 3, families can enjoy Vaudeville-inspired musical storytellers using comedy, props, and interaction to present the fanciful tale of Tubby the Tuba.
For more event listings, go online at boulderweekly.com/events