Great American Picnic July 4, 2023

2021 GAP digital graphics_Web Header

**July Fourth Commons Road Closures starting at 8pm**

Spend your Fourth of July with your family, friends, and Broomfield neighbors at the 2023 Great American Picnic and Fireworks! Starting at 5 p.m. at Broomfield County Commons Park, there will be fun for the whole family, with inflatables, concessions and food vendors and a beer garden for those 21+. Add a creative spin to your holiday in the one-of-a-kind Bike Parade, then enjoy the show with music starting at 6 p.m. The evening ends with a bang with fireworks set off at 9:15 p.m.

Broomfield County Commons Park 13200 Sheridan Blvd., Broomfield, CO 80020

Schedule of Events:

NoonSr. Softball Team vs City Council at Northmoor Park
5 p.m.Activities begin:
Inflatables for $12 unlimited play (Ticket sales end at 8 p.m.)
NurfTerf: 3 games for $7 or unlimited play for $15
Face Painting and Balloon Twisting
Concessions and food vendors open
**The Beer Garden is Back** Bring your ID and enjoy a tasty brew!
5-11 p.m.Shuttle to/from Legacy High School 
5:45 p.m.Bike Parade (Line-up at the "South Red" shelter near Championship Field at 5:30 p.m.
6 p.m.The entertainment stage is sponsored by:  Broomfield Community Foundation

 17th Avenue Allstars The 17th Avenue Allstars are one of Colorado’s top shelf vocal bands with a fresh perspective and new talent.
17th Avenue Allstars picture
7:15 p.m."Soul X" Back by popular demand, Soul X brings their current popular and high energy sound to Broomfield.
SoulX Opens in new window
9:15 p.m.Fireworks Display

2022 GAP map_8.5x11

Food Vendors 

Food and beverage vendor information will be available in late spring.

Great American Picnic's 17th Annual Bike Parade

Show your patriotic spirit and join the 17th Annual Great American Picnic Bicycle Parade! Decorate your bicycles/tricycles/wagons and scooters and meet at the South Red shelter near Championship Field at Broomfield County Commons on July 4 at 5:30 p.m. The bike parade is for everyone of all ages. Kids are required to wear a helmet!


Parking is available at:

  • The Broomfield County Commons: Very limited parking is available. Accessible parking is located at the Commons west parking lot. If you park on Broomfield County Commons Road, please park on the south side of the street only. RV’s, Campers, trailers or other extra-large vehicles will ONLY be allowed to park in the Legacy High School parking lots.
  • Legacy High School: Shuttle service to and from the Broomfield County Commons will be provided. Shuttle service runs from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. Meet at the Gazebo at Legacy High School to take the shuttle to the Commons. 

The City and County of Broomfield encourages you to help the environment this year while saving yourself time! Make a party of your evening with us and carpool with family and friends to the event! Carpooling not only reduces traffic congestion in the parking areas, it is environmentally friendly, reduces stress and increases your time to have fun!

Fireworks Lighting System and Weather Notifications

Residents are reminded that weather conditions always play a role in this annual event. Should the display be delayed or stopped due to safety concerns, announcements will be made over the public address system, social media will post updates and stop lights in the field will reflect the status of the fireworks display. No rain date for fireworks. 

A lighting system, located as close to fireworks firing area as possible, will inform viewers of the status of the fireworks show. Weather permitting, green means the show is a “go.” Yellow indicates it is in a holding pattern, and red indicates that due to weather concerns the firework show is cancelled.

Stop Light Diagram for Fireworks

For real-time updates on weather status, please check our Twitter page.

Event Restrictions

The following items are not allowed in the park:

  • Glass bottles or containers
  • Open fires
  • Charcoal Grills (Propane grills are allowed, but not on artificial turf fields.)
  • No fireworks are allowed in the park

Lost and Found

All items found during the event will be turned into the concessions garage. After the event, any remaining items will be moved to the Paul Derda Recreation Center (13201 Lowell Blvd, Broomfield, CO). 


Don't be a statistic! Most fireworks are prohibited in Broomfield. Any device that explodes or leaves the ground on its own power is illegal. Violators that use, posses or sell prohibited fireworks face a minimum fine of $100 up to $1000, plus court costs and restitution to any victims with bodily injury or property damage.

Personal fireworks are prohibited in Broomfield. Fireworks means any article, device or substance prepared for the primary purpose of producing a visual or auditory sensation by combustion, explosion, deflagration, or detonation, including, without limitation, the following articles and devices commonly known and used as fireworks: toy cannons or toy canes in which explosives are used, blank cartridges, the type of balloon which requires fire underneath to propel the same, firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, rockets, Roman candles, dayglo bombs, and torches, or other fireworks of like construction, and any fireworks containing explosive or flammable compound, or any tables or other device containing any explosive substance.

Fireworks does not include: Toy caps which do not contain more than twenty-five hundredths of a grain of explosive compound per cap; Sparklers, trick matches, cigarette loads, trick noisemakers, toy smoke devices and novelty auto alarms; and Highway flares, railway fuses, ship distress signals, smoke candles and other emergency signal devices.

Contact Us

  1. Kay Gazaway

    Community Events Coordinator


RSVP on Facebook to see posts and updates on this event.

For real-time updates on weather status, please check our Twitter page.