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Fireworks Shows Abound in Boulder County; but Burn Ban Persists

July 4, 2018

Lindsay Easton, of Erie, laughs as her daughter Sawyer, 1, plays with an American flag Tuesday during the 3rd of July Extravaganza at the Colorado National Golf Course in Erie.

Erie led the way for Independence Day fireworks with its July 3 extravaganza, but, if you want to wait until the big day, there are plenty of other options in store.

In Boulder, the Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast happens at Folsom Field, 2400 Colorado Ave., on the University of Colorado campus. The field opens at 8 p.m. and the free fireworks show begins as soon as the sun sets, about 9:35 p.m.

Louisville’s 4th of July celebration will be at 6 p.m. at the Coal Creek Golf Course , 585 W. Dillon Road. The Boulder Concert Band will play patriotic music, and there will be food trucks and activities for kids. The fireworks start at about 9:30 p.m.

Broomfield is hosting its Great American Picnic at 5 p.m. The event features activities for kids, as well as live music from the 17th Avenue All Stars and That 80s Band. The free event is at Broomfield Commons, 13200 Sheridan Blvd. The fireworks start at about 9:30 p.m.

In Lafayette, the July 4th celebration begins at 4 p.m. at Waneka Lake Park , 1600 Caria Drive with food, beer and kids activities. Chris Daniels and the Kings will provide live music and the fireworks begin at dusk.

Longmont is hosting a fireworks show at the Boulder County Fairgrounds , 9595 Nelson Road. Spectators are encouraged to park at nearby shopping centers and to walk to the fenced area in front of the fairgrounds. Anywhere within one mile of the fairgrounds is a good place to watch, officials said. The fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.

Western Boulder County remains in stage one fire restrictions and use of fireworks is prohibited.

Fireworks are not allowed in Lafayette, Louisville and Broomfield without a permit. Broomfield does not include sparklers as fireworks. Boulder is also not allowing fireworks in city limits and on city open space. Longmont has a ban on fireworks that explode or leave the ground, and fireworks stands and stores in Longmont only sell legal fireworks. Erie also bans fireworks that explode or leave the ground.

John Bear: 303-473-1355, bearj@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/johnbearwithme

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