Maybe this year you'll celebrate the Fourth at home, and that's great! This holiday is usally full of backyard BBQ's, and those aren't cancelled.
Here's a list of a few other things you can do in Denver this weekend, if you want to venture beyond the front porch.
FireworksOk, these won't be happening in Denver. Or Boulder. Or in a lot of cities around the state this year, but a few are still planning on lighting up the sky for the Fourth. Most cities are encouraging spectators to watch from home, but if you need to head elsewhere to get a view, it might be a good idea to grab your family some space, far from other spectators. Many shows plan to aim a bit higher with their pretty explosives this year, so they will be visible from further distances. Here's where those fireworks are going down, or should we say going up?
Berthoud - Friday, July 3rd. Staging at Waggener ParkBrighton - Saturday, July 4th. Staging in East BrightonCastle Rock - Saturday, July 4th. Staging at Santa Fe Quarry MesaCentennial - Saturday, July 4th. Private fireworks show at the Valley Country Club, but anyone can peep in on their show from a space nearby!Firestone - Saturday, July 4th. Staging at Saddleback Golf CourseHighlands Ranch - Saturday, July 4th. Staging at Mountain Vista High SchoolLarimer County - Saturday July 4th. Drive-In fireworks at The Ranch ComplexMorrison - Saturday, July 4th. Bandimere SpeedwayParker - Saturday, July 4th. Staging near the Pinery
Farmer's MarketsMany markets around town will be open this weekend, but it won't be business as usual. Masks will be required, markets will have a cap on how many people are allowed in at once, and for some, registration or reservations are reccomended.A list of open markets and a schedule can be found here.
Visit a BreweryMany breweries have opened their patios (most are encouraging making reservations) so if you want to enjoy a beer outside, that you didn't have to pour for yourself, this might be a good option.If you're not sure where to go, start your brew search here.
Picnic in a ParkDenver parks are open, and a perfect place to soak up some sunshine if you don't have a back yard. Social distancing guidelines are very much in effect, and gatherings are limited to 10 people or fewer. However, a small Saturday picnic with the fam, or your best friend, is a great way to get a tiny bit festive on the Fourth.
Backyard Takeout PartyHave you done a distanced gatheing with friends? They are pretty great! The person with the largest yard can play host, and everyone brings their own food and drinks to enjoy outside. It's a great way to get together while minimizing risk. Plenty of local restaurants are doing take-out, and drinks to go! You can order up a custom party, just like that!