July 4th Festival at North Lake Park

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July 4th Festival

 

Voted one of the top 22 fireworks shows in the nation by USA Today! Located at the corner of Taft Avenue & 29th Street in northwest Loveland, North Lake Park also offers one of the area’s finest outdoor entertainment venues at the Norma & Lynn Hammond Amphitheater. Constructed and dedicated in 1996 by the Loveland Rotary Club, the City of Loveland, and many local philanthropists, this “state of the art” facility offers exceptional acoustics surrounded by grass seating. For the July 4th festivities, there will be close to 20,000 spectators gathered in this area! 

Battle of the Bands Competition

1. Pay $25.00 application fee
2. Download and submit application by June 8, 2019.

Vendors & Sponsorship

Sponsor the July 4 Festival!

Nonprofit AND For-Profit Options Available

Interested in sponsoring July 4 and gaining visibility for your business? Nonprofit and for-profit options are now available! Host a vendor booth or sponsor the entire event!  View/download July 4 sponsorship packet (PDF)

Vendors can visit our special events page at www.cityofloveland.org/salestax to download a blank Special Event Form. This form acts as the vendor’s sales tax license and does not need to be returned to our office prior to the event. The return is due to our office by the 20th of the month following the event including zero returns.

If the vendor already holds a Loveland license they can remit the taxes collected under their number.

Sponsorship or vendor questions? Contact Kerry Helke at 970.962.2446 or email her at kerry.helke@cityofloveland.org

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Thank you to our July 4 festival sponsors:

Cannon Blaster Sponsors - Bank of Colorado and Anadarko

 Bank of Colorado logo Anadarko logo 

Firecracker Sponsor - Pedersen Toyota

 Pedersen Toyota logo  

      

July 4th Event Map PDF July 4th Map - Benson Sculpture Garden July 4th Dwayne Webster Veterans Park - Event Map
EVENT MAPS:
There are three park locations where you may watch the fireworks display. Below are maps which show the parks and their booth locations, restrooms/port-o-lets, parking locations, etc. You may also watch from South Shore Parkway along the south shore of Lake Loveland. However we ask that you watch for/do not impede traffic moving on Eisenhower Blvd.

North Lake Park

4th North Lake Park

EVENT MAP (PDF)

Benson Sculpture Garden
July 4th Benson Sculpture Garden
EVENT MAP
 (PDF)

Dwayne Webster Park
July 4th Dwayne Webster Veterans Park
EVENT MAP
 (PDF) 

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Schedule of Events
Please click the image at the top of the page to view more info on the Parks & Recreation sponsored activities. 

10:00A - 5:00P - Train Rides

Operated by Loveland Lions Club for 75 cents per ride

2:00 - 4:00P - Battle of the Bands Competition presented by Anadarko and Bank of Colorado

The Battle of the Bands competition will be held at Hammond Amphitheater at North Lake Park from 2:00 - 4:00PM on July 4. Six bands will be selected, and they can each play two songs. Professional judges, sound and lighting provided by the Rialto Theater.

The winning band gets a cash prize and will open an evening show at the Rialto Summer Concert Series at the Foote Lagoon in Loveland! (Concert date TBD)

Application Process

1. Pay $25.00 application fee
2. Download and submit application

Applications must be received by June 1, 2019. Bands selected to compete will be notified by June 15.

2:00P - Cornhole Tournament Near the Beer Garden

32-team single elimination featuring cash prize for top three teams; $30/team registration fee

Register for Cornhole Tournament 

2:30P - Children's Bike Parade 

2:30P staging, 3:30P start time - Bike parade route is around Benson Sculpture Garden. Scooters, wagons and strollers welcome. For kids 10 years and younger. No cost to participate; preregistration is preferred.

Register for Children's Bike Parade 

2:00 - 8:30P - Kid Zone (Near the Train)

  • Mobile Recreation Trailer
  • SNAG Demos (Starting New at Golf)
  • Face painting
  • Red, white & blue booth

3:00 - 7:00P - Beer Garden

Ages 21+ with I.D.

4:30 - 8:00P - Live Music at Hammond Amphitheater presented by Anadarko and Bank of Colorado

5:00 - 5:45P Dale Cisek Band

6:00 - 7:30P Headliner - The Burroughs

The Burroughs logo - red and gold wings

8:00 - 9:17P - Live Music by Loveland Concert Band

9:17P - Live Fireworks Show

PERSONAL FIREWORKS PROHIBITED! PERSONAL USE OF FIREWORKS ARE BANNED AT NORTH LAKE PARK FOR JULY 4th AND WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED BY THE LOVELAND POLICE DEPARTMENT. DO NOT LIGHT PERSONAL FIREWORKS IN PUBLIC PLACES!

July 4 Park Hours
North Lake Park is open to the public from 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily. 

After hours camping, personal fireworks and alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted in the park.

Alcohol Permits will NOT be issued for this park or Dwayne Webster Veteran's Park on July 4th.
Directions

Visitors accessing from I-25 should take the Highway 34 exit, travel west on Highway 34 into Loveland, go past Lake Loveland (on your right).

Turn right onto Taft Avenue, and take Taft north to 29th Street.

Turn left for overflow parking along 29th Street, or turn right to park in the lots at Loveland High School or along 29th Street (for handicapped spaces).

There will be a fee for parking in Loveland High School lots.

Bicycling & Walking
Visitors are urged to bicycle or walk to the park. The City's Recreation Trail is an excellent way to get nearer to Lake Loveland from outlying areas by taking it to the Centennial Park location and then going straight north along Taft Avenue to North Lake Park. You may also take existing bike lanes and bike routes to the park along City streets, as shown on the Bikeways Map.

Bicycle racks for bicyclists to lock up their bike and walk into the park are located at Loveland High School's main entrance (on the west side of the building). 
Parking
  • PAID parking at Loveland High School, 920 W. 29th Street, as a fundraiser for school activities. $5 per car
  • FREE diagonal parking along 29th Street from Taft Avenue west to Empire Avenue and from Aspen Drive east to Custer Avenue
  • FREE "on-street" parking in surrounding neighborhoods - may require walking some distance to the park. 

Please DO NOT block driveways or hinder parking for residents.

Due to the launch area for the fireworks show, the main road into the park will be used by event staff and emergency vehicles ONLY. No other vehicle traffic will be allowed in the park on July 4th.

RV Parking

Recreational Vehicle Parking will NOT be allowed this year at the Loveland High School parking lot. Traffic inside the park will be limited to event participants and staff only (pass required).

Special Needs Parking

29th Street from Custer Drive to Taft Avenue will be CLOSED to through traffic on July 4th with designated Handicapped Parking available from Aspen Drive to Taft Avenue (along 29th Street).

No Overnight Camping

Overnight camping is NOT allowed in any City of Loveland Parks or Open Spaces.

On the night of the 3rd, and on the morning of the 4th, police will periodically patrol the park and clear out any illegal campers or parties.

Violators will risk receipt of a summons for violating City ordinances against such activities as illegal camping and/or consuming alcoholic beverages in a public park area. The park opens at 6:30 a.m. on July 4th for those early arrivals staking out a spot for the day’s events.

Park Area Closures

The fireworks launch location will once again impact areas of the park this year with the following areas being CLOSED. This is to allow for set-up/safety zone of the fireworks launch site. Areas off-limits to spectators will be fenced and posted, and security personnel or police will patrol the cleared areas regularly. 

The basketball courts and playground on the south side of the park will be CLOSED July 3 & 4.

The swim beach and parking lot areas will be CLOSED from July 2 through 10 a.m., July 5.


Personal Fireworks, Pets & Alcoholic Beverages

The Loveland Police and Fire Departments have requested that all visitors to the North Lake Park area leave pets, alcoholic beverages, and personal fireworks at home as the risk for injury is quite high with the large crowds expected.

Violators will risk receipt of a summons for violating the City ordinance against consuming alcoholic beverages and/or shooting fireworks in a public place.

Personal Fireworks Prohibited

PERSONAL USE OF FIREWORKS ARE BANNED AT NORTH LAKE PARK FOR JULY 4th AND WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED BY THE LOVELAND POLICE DEPARTMENT.  DO NOT LIGHT PERSONAL FIREWORKS IN PUBLIC PLACES!

Fireworks info via Loveland Fire Rescue Authority

Call the City's July 4th Fireworks Hotline at 970.962.2110 for recorded info on personal use of fireworks, park fireworks display, parking and reporting of illegal fireworks.