(CBS4) - Let the music play and bring back the fireworks! Independence Eve is returning to Civic Center Park in Denver for the first time since 2019.
In 2020, the pandemic canceled the event that typically draws 100,000 people to the park. It was held virtually in 2021.
CBS4 is proud to again partner with the small-but-mighty nonprofit The Civic Center Conservancy in bringing the family-friendly event back to life in Denver's front yard.
"We are thrilled to welcome Denverites and visitors back to downtown for this annual event that showcases one of our city's most valued resources, Civic Center Park," Eric Lazzari, executive director of Civic Center Conservancy. "One of our core values is to keep the park active and thriving for all, and this event is a shining example of this commitment. As a result of our partnerships with the City and County of Denver and VISIT DENVER, we aim to ensure a seamless return to the park and contribute to the revitalization of the downtown neighborhood after two years of virtual celebrations
The Colorado Symphony will perform along with a number of local musicians, including Dragondeer. The Denver City and County Building will be the backdrop for the spectacular fireworks. There's also a plan for food trucks and local brews.
The gates will open at 4 p.m. and the program is set to start at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 3 with CBS4 This Morning's anchor team Michelle Griego and Dominic Garcia serving as emcees. CBS News Colorado will stream the entire concert live beginning at 5 right through those fireworks.
Civic Center Park will be fenced this year to make sure everyone is safe. You will have to through a security screening. And while you can bring outside food, you will not be able to bring in any beverages, alcoholic or not.
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