Yes, tents and/or shade structures are allowed. However, they must be properly weighted and secured using sand bags, tent weights, etc. All structures must be taken down prior to 9 p.m. as to not intrude on fireworks viewing for other participants.
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Fireworks will start at approximately 9:30 pm, and will last between 15-20 min.
A central location was determined so all residents have the opportunity to view the show on-site or from neighboring parks/neighborhoods, minimal impact on roadways and room for event growth in future years.
The Town of Erie began celebrating Independence Day on July 3 more than 20 years ago. The festivities have varied, and changed over time. From parades to concerts, speeches, and baseball games to pie eating and pageants. But one thing will never change; a celebration among friends under an illuminated sky.
This is a fireworks show only. Additional activities may be provided in future years. Patrons are encouraged to visit local businesses throughout the weekend!
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The fireworks display will be choreographed to coincide with highs and lows in the music and the overall tenor of the song, greatly increasing the enjoyment of those in attendance.
Food vendors will be provided in the south parking lot located in our newest park area, just east of the skate park beginning at 6 p.m.. Do your part to help make this a low to no waste event! Waste stations will be placed around the park with options for landfill, recycling, and compost (click the links below to find out what goes in each bin). Avoid bringing single use plastics into the event by bringing your own reusable water bottle.
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These type of fireworks will make a similar boom sound to traditional firework shows.
There will be a 100' perimeter set around the Erie Community Center for the fallout zone. Our pyrotechnics team indicated that Civic Green and Mitchell Field will be the best viewing locations for the show.
We encourage patrons in proximity to the Erie Community Center to view from their homes or neighborhood parks.
Parking will open at 6 p.m. with access to the Erie Community Center main lot and will be on a first come, first serve basis. Additional parking available at Boulder Community Health (101 Erie Pkwy). No parking on Erie Parkway, or E County Line Road. Coal Creek Center, located on the southeast corner of Erie Parkway and County Line Rd, is privately owned and therefore public parking is not available. We strongly encourage alternate modes of transportation to the show, as parking is very limited. View our trail and alternative parking access map for nearby parking locations.
ADA accessible parking will be located at the north end of the Erie Community Center parking lot. Signage and parking services will direct patrons upon arrival.
Yes. Permanent bike racks are located around the Erie Community Center and Erie Community Park. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own locks, as the Town of Erie is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
Restrooms will be available at Erie Community Park at Garfield Shelter, the Post Shelter, and the concession stand. Additional port-a-potties and hand washing stations will be located in a central location near the handicap parking area.
Tennis courts will be closed and locked at 2 p.m. for remainder of the afternoon/evening. Skate park will be closed at dusk, and no lights will be programmed for the evening.
The Erie Community Center will operate with amended hours on Sunday, July 3 and remain open from 6 a.m.-1 p.m.. The Center will remain closed on Monday, July 4 and open with regular hours at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5.
Yes, the Town of Erie is working towards reducing the amount of waste that ends up in the landfill at all of our events, including July 3rd.
This takes an all hands on deck approach! When attending events in Erie, be a zero waste champion in three easy steps:
Tailgating, RV's/campers, glass bottles, drones, personal grills, drugs, alcohol, firearms, and personal fireworks are prohibited.
Pets must be on leash at all times. For your pet’s comfort, it is recommended to leave them at home during the fireworks display.