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4th of July: Arvada Porch Fest

Celebrating Independence Day

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the City team has made the difficult decision to cancel the fireworks display traditionally held on the 4th of July. Celebrating Independence Day may look a little different this year. In an effort to do our part in staying safe this year, we are asking Arvadans to celebrate the 4th of July at home. How do you plan on celebrating at home? In collaboration with the National Porch Placemaking campaign, we invite Arvadans to share photos of their front porch, balcony, or driveways decked out in red, white and blue. #WeCanDoThisArvada!

How to Participate

1. Dress up your porches, driveways, etc. in your best patriotic décor and snap a few photos.

2. Submit your photos by using the hashtag #ArvadaPorchFest or emailing neighborhoods@arvada.org.

After the 4th of July, a winner will be selected at random for a special prize. For extra fun, encourage all of your neighbors to decorate and participate too! Show us what you’ve got, Arvada! 

*All submitted photos may be used in the City's photo montage*

Need Inspiration? See the Photo Gallery below.

Reminder: Personal Fireworks Not Allowed

It's the law: The possession, manufacture, storage, sale, handling and use of Fireworks is prohibited (Sec 63-43).

  • In the City of Arvada, the possession and use of any firework (including sparklers) is illegal.
  • The Arvada Police Department will enforce fireworks violations. 

Looking Ahead to Future Celebrations

Holding events will look different this summer, but it's still important to connect with your neighbors and build community spirit. We will run a number of social media challenges throughout the summer to encourage you to continue your celebrations while staying safer at home. For more ideas on how to stay connected while physically distant, visit the Neighboring During COVID-19 page. 

Photo Gallery

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