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4th at Firestone
4th at Firestone13th Annual 4th at Firestone

Schedule of Events

  • 7-11 a.m. - American Legion Auxiliary's Pancake Breakfast
  • 7 a.m. - Firecracker 5k & 10k by the Carbon Valley
    Park & Recreation District
  • 10 a.m. - Parade (Route)
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. - Main Event
  • 10-11:30 a.m. - Music by The Long Run - Colorado's Tribute to the Eagles
  • 12 p.m. - Presentation of colors, Veterans recognition, parade awards
  • 1-2:30 p.m. - Music by The Burroughs
  • 3-4 p.m. - Music by Student Music Groups by Frederick High School
  • 6-9 p.m. - Beer garden in the park sponsored by the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • 6-7 p.m. - Music by another great local band - coming soon!
  • 7:30-9:30 p.m. - Music by The Country Music Project
  • 9:30 p.m. - Fireworks at Saddleback Golf Club

About the Event
The 4th at Firestone has become not only Firestone’s premier annual community event, but also a regional attraction to celebrate America’s birthday. This event has continued to increase in participation, drawing thousands of people to Firestone for family-oriented fun and entertainment throughout the day.

The festivities begin at 7 a.m. with the American Legion Auxiliary’s pancake breakfast lasting until 11 a.m. Also at 7 a.m., the Carbon Valley Park and Recreation District will sponsor the Firecracker 5k & 10k that will take runners through a tour of the Carbon Valley communities.

The parade weaves its way from Thunder Valley K-8 through Historic Firestone to Miners Park for the celebration. Floats, decorated vehicle displays, marching bands, classic cars, motorcycles and more will compile a parade lineup that residents and festival attendees will not want to miss. This is the perfect time for people to show their American pride by lining the streets in celebration. The festival will include a showcase of business, children, food nonprofit vendors. Free activities will include a climbing wall, bungee trampoline, inflatable jumps, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, caricature artist, mini golf, horseshoes, games and more. Attendees will also not want to miss a classic car show lining the Firestone Trail where classic cars and hot rods can be viewed in detail. A highlight of the event for the holiday will include the presentation of the colors by the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District Color Guard and recognition of local veterans.

Outstanding live entertainment throughout the day will include a mix of music from The Long Run - Colorado's Tribute to the Eagles, soul and funk music from The Burroughs, and local performances from student music groups at Frederick High School.

The 4th at Firestone evening event has all kinds of new additions with a beer garden in the park sponsored by the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce and local food trucks offering tasty selections. Live music on the stage begins at 6 p.m. with a great local act followed by The Country Music Project at 7:30 p.m. Don't miss a spectacular fireworks display to wrap up a great day of celebration. 

Be a Part of the 4th at Firestone
There are several ways that businesses or organizations may participate in the event.

Sponsorship
Supporting Firestone community events through a sponsorship not only allows businesses and organizations to gain regional visibility, but it strengthens community relations and allows the event to flourish.

Complete Sponsorship Application Online
Download Sponsorship Application
Sponsorship Deadline: Friday, May 15, 2015 - any sponsorships past this date will not be included in publicity materials

Vendors
Businesses, organizations and nonprofits gain exposure and customer connections by having a booth at the event. The main vendor event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Complete & Pay Vendor Application Online
Download Vendor Application
Vendor Deadline: Friday, June 5, 2015

Food Vendors - ONLY 1 LEFT FOR 2015 - PLEASE CALL PRIOR TO FILLING OUT APPLICATION: Food vendors will be limited to the first eight vendors to sign up with a completed application and paid vendor fee. Food vendor specialties will also be limited and determined by the communications and community outreach coordinator, such as no more than one kettle corn vendor. Please note that the Town of Firestone offers up to 2,000 free snow cones to attendees. Please call prior to filling out your application to verify available food vendor openings.

FOOD VENDORS NEW FOR 2015 - ALL EVENING FOOD VENDORS BOOKED FOR 2015: Up to 4 food vendors can apply to stay throughout the day and into the evening festival activities until 10 p.m. Food vendors will be limited and determined by the Communications & Community Outreach Coordinator. Please select the box on the application to be considered.

Food vendors must submit:
  • Weld County Public Health Temporary Food Event Application
  • OR Weld County Health Short Form Temporary Food Event Application (for vendors that already hold a valid temporary event or mobile unit license and that the duration of the event in attendance is 1 day or less. A complete application shall include: completed information form, menu, booth summary, copy of commissary form, copy of license or 501-C-3)
  • Copy of the vendor’s Colorado Retail Food Establishment License
  • Copy of the vendor's Colorado sales tax license
  • Certificate of Insurance listing the Town of Firestone as additionally insured (Address must read: Town of Firestone, 151 Grant Ave., Firestone, CO 80520)

Parade
Be a part of this dynamic parade. There is no entry fee.
Complete Parade Application Online
Download Parade Application
Parade Route
Parade Deadline: Friday, June 5, 2015

Classic Car Show
This is a great opportunity for classic truck, car and hot rod fanatics to display their ride and share it with thousands of festival attendees. Pre-1980 makes and models allowed. No commercial advertising allowed. No entry fee. Limited to 60 entries.
Complete Classic Car Show Application Online
Download Classic Car Show Application
Classic Car Show Deadline: Friday, June 5, 2015

Performance Opportunities
The 4th at Firestone celebration allows local groups to perform for attendees. Time slots of 10 minutes are on a first come, first serve basis and limited to only four throughout the day. Groups can only sign up for one time slot unless additional spaces are open after deadline.
Spots Taken: 11:50 a.m., 2:35 p.m., 7:15 p.m.
Complete Performance Application Online
Download Performance Application
Deadline: Friday, June 5, 2015

Volunteers
Volunteering offers a great deal of satisfaction, and a chance to give back to the community.
4th at Firestone Volunteer Needs
Complete Volunteer Application Online
Download Application