Wednesday, June 19, 2019

July 4th Events in Colorado

• Glendale — Fireworks: 9:15 p.m., Creekside Park.
JULY 2-3
• Denver — Colorado Rockies vs. Houston Astros and Fireworks: 6:10 p.m., Coors Field, Denver, go online for ticket prices.
• Avon — Berkshire Hathaway's Salute to the USA: Music at 5 p.m., fireworks at 9:15 p.m., Harry A. Nottingham Park, Avon.
• Denver — Independence Eve Fireworks: 8 p.m., Civic Center, Denver.
• Erie — July 3 Fireworks Show: At dusk, Vista Ridge.
• Fruita — 3rd of July Fireworks Show: At sunset, Snooks Bottom Open.
• Littleton — Red, White & You: Fun-filled patriotic community event and fireworks, Clement Park, Littleton.
• Littleton — Super Diamond & Fireworks: Concert at 7:30 p.m. with fireworks after concert, Hudson Gardens and Event Center.
• Pueblo — Patriotic Day: With special activities for kids. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Buell Children's Museum, Pueblo.
JULY 3-6
• Meeker — Range Call: Parade, fireworks, concerts and more. July 3-6, Meeker.
• Alamosa — 4th of July Celebration: Pancake breakfast, parade and fireworks at dusk, Alamosa.
• Arvada — Independence Day Fireworks: 7-9 p.m., fireworks begin at dusk, Stenger Soccer Complex, Arvada.
• Aspen — Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration: Parade, kids’ carnival, live music, picnics and fireworks, Aspen.
• Aurora — 4th of July Spectacular: Live music, food and fireworks, 6-10 p.m., Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn, Aurora.
• Beaver Creek — Independence Day Celebration: Beaver Creek.
• Black Hawk — Boom Town 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza: Fireworks at 9:30 p.m., Black Hawk.
• Boulder — Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast: Live music with Ralphie, CU mascot and fireworks at dusk. Gates open at 8 p.m., Folsom Field, Boulder.
• Brighton — 4th of July Concert and Celebration: Brighton.
• Broomfield — Great American Picnic: Activities begin at 5 p.m. with fireworks at 9:30 p.m., Broomfield County Commons Park.
• Buena Vista — Fourth of July Town Wide Celebration: Buena Vista.
• Carbondale — 4th of July Parade and Pool Party: Food, games, live music and more, Main Street and Sopris Park, Carbondale.
• Castle Rock — Fireworks: At dusk, Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course.
• Commerce City: Rapids 4thFest: Rapids vs. Revolution at 7 p.m. with fireworks after game.
• Craig: Independence Day Celebration: Fireworks at dusk, Moffat County High School.
• Creede — July 4 Street Festival and Parade: Creede.
• Crested Butte — 4th of July in Crested Butte: Fireworks at 9:30 p.m., Mount Crested Butte.
• Cripple Creek — 4th of July Celebration: Music with fireworks at 9:30 p.m., City Park and in the Brass Ass Parking lot, Cripple Creek.

• Denver — Fireworks Spectacular: Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with fireworks at 9:30 p.m., Green Valley Ranch Golf Club.
• Denver — Denver Outlaws Fourth of July Celebration: Game at 7 p.m. with fireworks after game, Broncos Stadium at Mile High.
• Denver — Rubedo's Independence Day V: A born and raised Denver band. 8 p.m., Bluebird Theater, Denver.
• Denver — Fireworks: 10 p.m., Elitch Gardens Denver.
• Durango — 4th of July Celebration: Pancake breakfast, walk/run and fireworks, Rotary Park and Main Avenue, Durango.
• Englewood — 4th of July Festival and Fireworks: Activities begin at 3 p.m. with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
• Estes Park — 4th of July Celebration: Fireworks at 9:30 p.m., Lakes Estes.
• Evergreen — 4th of July Evergreen Music Festival: Buchanan Park, Evergreen.
• Fairplay — Independence Day Celebration: Music, vendors and fireworks, Front Street, Fairplay.
• Falcon — 16th Annual July 4 Pancake Breakfast: Hosted by BSA Troop 149, 7-11 a.m., Woodmen Hills East Recreation Center, 9025 Meridian Ranch Blvd.
• Firestone — 4th at Firestone: Activities begin at 10 a.m. with fireworks at 9:30 p.m., Miners Park.
• Fort Collins — 4th of July Celebration: Music at 8:15 p.m. with fireworks at 9:35 p.m., Sheldon Lake in City Park.
• Fort Lupton — 2019 Independence Day Celebration: Festivities start at noon with fireworks at dusk.
• Georgetown — 4th of July Celebration: Picnic, entertainment and more, no fireworks, Georgetown.
• Glenwood Springs — Fourth of July Celebration Laser Show: Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with laser show at 9:45 p.m., Two Rivers Park.
• Golden — 4th of July Community Celebration: Fireworks at 9:30 p.m., Lions Park.
• Granby — July 4th Celebration: Pancake breakfast, parade and fireworks, Granby
• Grand Junction — Grand Junction Rockies Fireworks: After game, Suplizio Field.
• Grand Lake — 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza: 10 p.m., over the lake, Grand Lake.
• Greeley — Fireworks at Greeley Stampede: 9:45 p.m., Island Grove Park.
• Gunnison — 4th of July in Gunnison: Fireworks, 9:30 p.m., Jorgenson Park.
• Gypsum — 4th of July Celebration: Concert at 7 p.m. with fireworks at 9 p.m., Lundgren Theater.
• Highlands Ranch — July 4th Celebration: Face painters, games, inflatables, music and fireworks, Highlands Ranch Heritage Regional Park, Highlands Ranch.
• Holyoke — Volunteer Fire Department Fireworks: City Park.
• Idaho Springs — 4th of July Celebration: Live music, barbecue and fireworks, Citizens Park, Idaho Springs.
• Julesburg — JVFD Fireworks: At dusk, Cedar and 10th streets.
• Kremmling — Fire Up the Cliffs: Kremmling Town Square.
• La Junta — Old Fashioned Fourth of July: Parade, cannon firings, games and more, Bent’s Old Fort, La Junta.
• Lafayette — 4th of July Celebration: Live music, beer, food and more begins at 4 p.m., with fireworks at dusk, Lafayette.
• Lake City — Fourth of July Celebration: Festivities begin at 7 a.m. with fireworks at 9 p.m., Town Park.
• Lakewood — Big Boom Bash: Activities start at 5:30 p.m. with fireworks at 9:15 p.m., Jeffco Stadium.
• Littleton — Family Festival and Fireworks: Festivities start at 10 a.m. with fireworks at 9:30 p.m., Sweetwater Park.
• Lone Tree — Independence Day Celebration: Bike parade, food, music and fireworks, Sweetwater Park, Lone Tree.
• Longmont — 4th of July Fireworks: 9:30 p.m., Boulder County Fairgrounds.
• Louisville — Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks: Activities start at 6 p.m. with fireworks at 9:30 p.m., Coal Creek Golf Course.
• Loveland — July 4th Festival: Festivities begin at 11 a.m. with fireworks at 9:17 p.m., North Lake Park.
• Montrose — Independence Day Parade and Fireworks: Fireworks at dusk, Montrose.
• Monument — Tri-Lakes 4th of July Celebration: Pancake breakfast, run, parade, music and street fair, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Second and Washington Streets, Monument.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Win a Nick Jr. Trip with Paw Patrol
A trip for FOUR for a four (4) day, three (3) night stay at the
Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Punta Cana
including roundtrip airfare and transportation to and from airport.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Free Halloween Printables

 I love fall and I love Halloween. It's such a fun holiday. And there's candy! I put together a list of some fun and unique printables. And of course they are free!

This first one is from A Fanciful Twist. Some really cute, artfully made Halloween images. You could do a lot with these. Decorate cupcakes, the house, make a cool garland.

Monster Treat boxes from Halmark along with some other printables.

Adorable wrapping paper printable from one of my favorite paper crafting sites, Paper Glitter.
A kinda creepy half skull mask from West Elm.

I love these! Wish I had some sticker paper right now. These are the best free Halloween labels I have ever found. Get the from design.wash.rinse.repeat

Wednesday, October 3, 2018


I wish I knew a bunch of kids so I could throw a Halloween party! Check out these free printables from Catch My Party. Cupcake wrapper and topper, banner, tags, treat bags, even invitations! I wish I could figure out how to make stuff like this. Seriously is there a class or something? These get Evan's seal of approval because he  said these are cute and scary.

Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington Pumpkin Bowl

Check out this Jack Skellington pumpkin from Disney
Time: 2 Hours

What You’ll Need

  • Jack Skellington Pumpkin Bowl Template
  • Pumpkin
  • Pumpkin carving kit
  • White acrylique paint
  • Black acrylique paint
  • Small bowl or glass cylinder
  • Painter’s tape

How To Make It

  1. Remove top of pumpkin and scrape out pumpkin seeds.
  2. Paint entire pumpkin white. Let dry.
  3. Print Jack Skellington template on cardstock and cut out the negative space. (Note: It helps to gold the paper to make the initial cut.)
  4. Secure stencil to pumpkin with painter’s tape.
  5. Sponge black acrylic paint over stencil onto white pumpkin with brush. (Optional: Apply a sealant for outdoor use.)
  6. Place small bowl or glass cylinder inside pumpkin and fill with candy.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Win an iPad mini and Pottery Barn Gift Card

Enter to win an iPad mini, a $250 Pottery Barn Kids gift card, a $250 Target gift card, and a year subscription to Epic!
Plus, 10 Winners will a $25 Target gift card, T-shirt, and 3-month subscription to Epic!

Win a Trip to The Savannah Food & Wine Festival

Enter to win a trip to Savannah, GA to attend the Savannah Food and Wine Festival!
Trip includes airfare, hotel, and VIP tickets to the Festival!

Win a Walt Disney World Vacation

Enter to win a 5 day 4 night trip for four to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL!
Trip includes airfare, hotel, 5-day Park Hopper tickets, and a $500 Disney Gift Card!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Win a Trip to the Grand Canyon in an RV

 In celebration of the final days of summer, we’re giving away a five-day, four-night RV road trip to the Canyon to one lucky winner and three of their closest humans (plus one pet)! We’re beyond stoked to finally share this with everyone since we live and breathe national parks here at RVshare!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Create Time for What You Love

Creating the Time to Do What You Love Every Day

Our days are often filled with things we have to do, and things we do to comfort ourselves from the stress and tiredness from doing what we have to do … so we end up putting off what we really want to do.
Think about that for a second: our days are filled with have to do stuff, and comforting stuff. With very little room for things we love to do.
When will we find time to do what we love? When when things calm down, when the visitors leave and the trips we have planned are finished and the holidays are over and this busy project is wrapped up and the kids are grown up and we’re retired? Maybe when we’re dead there will be more time.
There will never be more time. Things are not going to change, get calmer or less busy. There will always be projects, trips, chores, errands, visitors, holidays, illness and death. What we’ve been stuck in for the last few months, the last few years — that’s exactly how life goes.
The challenge isn’t waiting for something to change … it’s making the time no matter what’s going on.
What do you really want to do, that you’ve been putting off? What do you love? What makes you happy, replenishes you, fills you up with joy, helps you fall in love with life? What connects you to the eternal? What is it that you feel you must do because life is too precious not to do it?
Some ideas:
  • Going for a beautiful walk
  • Reading
  • Meditating, doing yoga, journaling, reflecting
  • Hiking, biking, running, climbing, rowing, traipsing about
  • Creating, making, building, crafting, blogging, vlogging, logging, hogging
  • Communing with nature
  • Communing with loved ones
  • Communing with yourself
  • Creating or growing a business, a venture, an organization, a community
  • Making others’ lives better
  • Working on a skill
  • Growing vegetables, cooking, baking, arranging flowers, surfing, singing, drawing, imagining, making others laugh, taking care of animals, helping those in need, reading aloud to kids
  • Loving
So you’ve identified something you love doing, but you’ve been putting it off until the time is right … can you do it today?
What would open up in you if you knew for a certainty you were going to do this thing you love today? Even if only for 30 minutes?
Carve out that time. Do it now! Leo said so. Put it on your calendar, write a love note to yourself so you don’t forget, set a reminder, tell people you’re going to do it. And make. It. Happen.
Cut out some TV time. Cut out some Internet time. Cut out some time you spend on Facebook, messaging, email, chat, chores, shooting the breeze, drinking alcohol, smoking pot, eating snacks, whatever. Find the time, as if it were an imperative from the gods.
Make it something you can’t not do, because it’s so crucial to your life.
Do it every day for the next month, and see what changes. I challenge you to do it.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Win a Trip to Hollywood for 'A Star is Born'

  • Start :August 27, 2018 @ 12:00 am (US/Pacific)
  • End :September 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm (US/Pacific)
  • Grand Prize: One (1) winner will receive a trip to Los Angeles for two to attend the Los Angeles premiere screening of 'A Star Is Born'!
    • Two (2) tickets to the premiere screening of 'A Star Is Born' in Los Angeles on September 24, 2018
    • Roundtrip airfare for two (2)
    • Three (3) nights Hilton hotel accommodations
    • Two (2) Blushington makeup services
    • One (1) $500 Ticketmaster Gift Card
    • One (1) $200 pre-paid cash card for ground transportation

July 4th Events in Colorado

JULY 2 • Glendale —  Fireworks : 9:15 p.m., Creekside Park. JULY 2-3 • Denver —  Colorado Rockies vs. Houston Astros and...