The Fourth of July is gonna look pretty different this year ...

Updated on June 9, 2020, at 12:27 p.m.:

The summer of 2020 is turning out to be much different than we all hoped, with many of our heavily anticipated summer activities getting canceled. And now, celebratory fireworks displays planned for the Fourth of July holiday can be added to that list.

Here's a roundup of cities and towns that have already announced cancelations of Fourth of July fireworks for 2020:

*All events are subject to change. Please check with the official city and town websites to verify. This article does not include all events canceled throughout Colorado.
  • Alamosa
    • The 2020 fireworks show will not be happening this year. Sponsored by SLV Federal Bank, officials stated, "We discussed the matter with the City of Alamosa staff and considered the State’s coronavirus guidelines for public events, as well as the current fire restrictions, and decided there were too many unknowns to be able to deliver a safe and enjoyable show."
  • Arvada
    • Canceled its annual fireworks displays and hopes residents will celebrate at home. Arvada is sponsoring a 4th of July: Arvada Porch Fest celebration and encouraging residents to decorate and share pictures of their porches. A random winner will be selected for a special prize.
  • Aspen
    • Its annual July 4th parade will no longer be happening.
  • Aurora
    • Canceled its 4th of July Spectacular, normally held at the Municipal Center Great Lawn. Aurora has also canceled the Buskers, Brews & BBQ festival scheduled for June 13.
  • Boulder
    • Canceled their annual July 4 fireworks at Folsom Field. Several other events in Boulder have also been canceled or postponed until further notice.

  • Breckenridge
    • The Independence Day parade has been canceled, as well as the Firecracker 50 mountain bike race, which has been put on hold until 2021.
  • Broomfield
    • The Great American Picnic will no longer be happening this year due to the "health and safety of residents."
  • Denver
  • Durango
    • With the exception of its annual fireworks display at Greenmount Cemetery, the following events have been canceled:
      • All American Gourmet Breakfast (Rotary Park)
      • Freedom 5K (Animas River Trail)
      • Independence Day Party (Buckley Park)
      • Stars and Stripes Parade (Main Avenue)
      • Independence Day Street Dance (Transit Center Parking Lot)
  • Estes Park
    • Announced that they have canceled their annual July 4 fireworks display for 2020 in an effort to protect both public health and safety.
  • Erie
    • Announced last week, they canceled the annual fireworks display this year, normally held on July 3. The town cited other communities that canceled their Fourth of July events, including Lafayette, Louisville, and Boulder, as part of the concern, fearing larger crowds than normal if they did proceed. Erie is working on “porch party kits" to pass out to residents in order to encourage decorating and celebrating at home.

  • Fort Collins
    • All traditional Fourth of July activities have been canceled, including the parade and evening fireworks show.
  • Grand Junction
    • Announced last week, the city canceled its annual fireworks display due to uncertainty on how to enforce and manage social distancing and safety precautions at the event. High fire danger and a low snowpack this year also played a role in the decision to cancel.
  • Lakewood
    • The annual Big Boom Bash will not be happening this year.
  • Littleton
  • Lone Tree
    • This year's Independence Day Celebration and fireworks show at Sweetwater Park have been canceled.
  • Parker
    • Announced recently, the Stars and Stripes Celebration will not be happening this year due to "uncertainty of restrictions on gatherings, the challenges of monitoring and enforcing social distancing and the amount of advanced preparation necessary."
  • Pueblo
    • Rollin on the Riverwalk has been canceled.

Some big fireworks displays are still scheduled to go on; the Greeley Stampede, though canceled, is still expected to put on its annual show. Organizers hope to put on a bigger show in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, to bring people together in spirit.

In light of what's going on in the world right now, from the COVID-19 pandemic to civil unrest, it's likely more Fourth of July celebrations and fireworks displays may be canceled. This is a changing story, so please check with your area to see if events have been canceled or moved.

Do you know of any other Fourth of July celebrations or fireworks displays that are still expected to happen? Give us the scoop in the comments—and please be safe out there, Colorado.