Update for the 2014 Rockies fireworks games.
There are some nice fireworks shows for the 4th of July around Denver each year. The 2011 Denver fireworks show calendar is no exception.
Rockies 4th of July Fireworks Games
The Colorado Rockies fireworks games are popular sellouts each year, but you don’t have to be in the stadium to see the fireworks display at Coors Field. The fireworks get shot off from outside the stadium on the west side, so if you can see the western wall of the stadium, or the sky above it, you can see the Rockies fireworks from outside Coors Field. The 2011 Rockies fireworks games are on Friday July 1 and Saturday July 2 this year. (The Rockies are away on both the Fourth of July and the 5th.)
Concerned about taking young kids to fireworks? The Rockies shows are good fireworks to take kids to see, especially if you spring for tickets. You get bathrooms, assigned seats, and concession stands if needed. A great parenting tip for dads with youngsters who love baseball or who just appreciate a rare scenic opportunity is to get tickets on the west side of stadium in the bleacher seats beneath the scoreboard. Fans are not allowed to stay in those seats due to safety concerns, so they move everyone from there down onto the field to watch the game! It may be the only chance your children have to actually be on the baseball field at Coors Field.
If you are wondering what time do the Rockies fireworks show start, that is a little tricky. The fireworks are scheduled for after the Rockies game ends, but there is a significant delay for all the usual post-game stuff, plus they clear the stands nearest the fireworks launch location. In all, the Rockies fireworks usually start around 20 to 30 minutes after the game ends. Listen to the game on the radio or watch the Rockies on TV to follow along and get an idea of when the game will end. Don’t forget that the fireworks games fill the stands, so parking will be full near the stadium. Plan ahead to be sure you have plenty of time to walk to your favorite fireworks watching spot.
Rockies Fireworks End of Season Game
The Rockies also have a fireworks game at the end of the season as a fan appreciation celebration. The 2011 Rockies fan appreciation day fireworks game is Friday September 16th this year. Like the Fourth of July Rockies fireworks displays, the Fall Rockies fireworks game starts at 6:10 p.m. and the fireworks start after the game ends. Again, expect a delay between when the game ends and when the Rockies fireworks show starts.
Unlike the 4th of July fireworks from the Colorado Rockies, the September fireworks are not as popular with outsiders. The game still fills the stands with local families that want to watch the fireworks from inside Coors Field, but the areas surrounding the stadium are less crowded, mostly because fewer people are tuned into the possibility of a fireworks show downtown during September.
Fireworks Around Denver 2011
There are plenty of other fireworks shows around Denver in 2011.
Here are some of the usual 2011 Denver Fireworks displays to watch for:
- Fourth of July Fireworks at Mile High Stadium after the Colorado Rapids Game
- 4th of July Fireworks show at Dick’s Sporting Goods Stadium in Commerce City
- City of Glendale fireworks on July 2nd
- July 4th Fireworks at Folsom Field football stadium at CU Boulder
Don’t forget. In Colorado most fireworks shows are scheduled to start “at dark” which in the middle of summer is usually sometime after 9:30 p.m. Many 4th of July displays begin at around 9:40 p.m. and are timed to end before 10:00 p.m. which is a key time for noise ordinances and zoning restrictions in many Colorado cities and towns.
Happy 4th of July everyone!