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 1, 2019.

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)

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

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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 

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 May 15, 2019. Bands selected to compete will be notified by June 1.

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 (beginning April 29)

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 (beginning April 29)

3:00 - 7:00P - Beer Garden

Ages 21+ with I.D.

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

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

4:30 - 8:00P - Live Music at Hammond Amphitheater

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.