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Big bang: Fireworks on the Fourth of July at Stenger Sports Field
by Agnes Reardon
Posted 6/30/14

Celebrate more than Independence Day this July with a visit to Arvada. With breathtaking natural beauty and rich cultural and artistic events, this town has something for every member of the family. Young and old alike will find everything they could want in the streets of Arvada.

Independence Day Celebration

Bring the whole family to Arvada to celebrate the Fourth of July! With face-painting, a kids’ park, craft booths, live music, food and a mini classic car show, the Independence Day festivities are a treat that can’t be missed. Be sure to cap off the day with the breathtaking fireworks.

When: July 4, 2014, 4:00 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:00 p.m.
Where: Stenger Sports Field, W. 58th Ave. and Oak St., Arvada, Colo.
Info: (720) 898-7400

Second Saturdays in Old Town: Kory Brunson Band

Rock out: Kory Brunson Band performs in Olde Town Arvada July 12, 2014

Rock out: Kory Brunson Band performs in Olde Town Arvada July 12, 2014

Olde Town Arvada hosts free live music every second Saturday evening through August. Catch the upbeat, hard-rocking country music from Colorado favorite, Kory Brunson Band.
When: July 12, 4:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: 7307 Grandview Ave., Olde Town Arvada, Colo.
Info: (303) 420-6100

17th Annual Blues & BBQ Block Party

Blues & BBQ: July 13, 2014 in Olde Town Arvada

Blues & BBQ: July 13, 2014 in Olde Town Arvada

Take a trip to Olde Town Arvada for the Duke Street Kings’ seventeenth Annual Blues & BBQ for Better Housing Block Party! Billed as the best little blues festival west of the Mississippi, the event has raised over $100,000 to build homes for families in need. Great music, arts, crafts, delicious food and a good cause make this block party a must-visit.
When: July 13, 2014, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Olde Town Arvada, Colorado
Admission: $10 for adults, kids 12 and under are free.
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Katie Glassman and Snapshot

Fiddlin’: Katie Glassman and Snapshot at Apex Summer Series July 17, 2014

Fiddlin’: Katie Glassman and Snapshot at Apex Summer Series July 17, 2014

Kick back and kick off your shoes for an evening of old-time western swing. The free Apex Summer Concert series provides the perfect evening’s entertainment. Enjoy Katie Glassman’s music as the sun sets in the park.
When: July 17, 2014, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: McIlovoy Park, 5750 Upham St., Arvada, Colo.
Info: http://bit.ly/1lEbxw1

Arvada Walks for Kids
Step up: Walks for Kids in Arvada on July 26, 2014

Step up: Walks for Kids in Arvada on July 26, 2014

Step up: Walks for Kids in Arvada on July 26, 2014

Take in the beautiful sights of the Lake Arbor Lake during Arvada Walks for Kids. Join the Arvada Jefferson Kiwanis in a 5K family walk to support Arvada non-profit organizations that benefit children.
When: July 26, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Lake Arbor Lake, 6400 Pomona Dr., Arvada, Colo.
Admission: $10 for students, $20 for adults
Info: (303) 456-1100

Give a Hoot: Craft a Ceramic Owl

Who? You!: make a ceramic owl in Arvada

Who? You!: make a ceramic owl in Arvada

Learn the intricacies of ceramics in a series of classes at the Arvada Ceramic Arts Guild. The guild will glaze and fire your unique design. July’s class shows students how to craft owls, so if you or a friend has an affinity for these creatures of the night, this is a creative opportunity not to be missed.
When: July 31, 2014, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 5870 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, Colo.
Admission: $45
Info: www.arvadaceramicarts.org

Tip from Arvada’s Concierge:
“Bike rides are a great way to take in Arvada’s natural beauty, as well as a way to exercise,” Jean Gordon, Arvada’s concierge at the Arvada Visitors Center. “The Arvada BAC sponsors sport and recreational rides, so all experience levels are welcome.” Check out upcoming events on the BAC’s Facebook page.

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Arvada Visitors Center
Jean Gordon, Arvada’s Concierge
7305 Grandview Ave.
Arvada, Colo. 80002
(720) 898-3380

Visitor Center hours:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Email Jean Gordon, Arvada’s concierge
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