Fireworks in Castle Rock

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2021 fireworks show set for July 4!

It's a tradition to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks. So, turn your attention to Santa Fe Quarry Mesa for the Town's annual fireworks display. Similar to years past, fireworks will shoot off at sundown (around 9:30 p.m.) from the butte located just south of The Meadows, above Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course.

What to know about the show

The high-flying show will be about 15 minutes long. You’ll know the fireworks are about to begin, because there will be a three-shot salute 5 minutes before the show starts. A similar fireworks salute will also happen about 1 minute prior to the show.

Please know, there will be restrictions on air space over the launch site during the show, so drones will not be permitted in the area. 

Where to watch

The fireworks will be visible throughout the Interstate 25 corridor, including from within Downtown Castle Rock. If you're local to Castle Rock, we recommend watching from your neighborhood if you can. If you're visiting us for the day or won't be able to see the show from your house, here are some of our favorite locations. 

  • Castle Rock Service Center
    4175 N. Castleton Court
  • Castle Rock Recreation Center - lower lot
    2301 Woodlands Blvd.
  • Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course
    2156 Red Hawk Ridge Drive
  • Butterfield Crossing park - south side
    3952 W. Butterfield Crossing Drive
  • Bison Park
    1390 Clear Sky Way
  • Castle North Park
    801 Canyon Drive
  • Deputy Zack S. Parrish III Memorial Park
    2020 Fiddle Road
  • Festival Park
    300 Second St.
  • Metzler Ranch Community Park
    4175 Trail Boss Drive
  • Pedestrian bridge over Wolfensberger Road

If you're parking in neighborhoods to see the show, please be courteous of driveways and adhere to any posted neighborhood parking restrictions. Also, parking along major streets and roadways will be limited.

Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course

The Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course will be open normal hours (6 a.m. to dark). The golf course will be hosting a small parking lot party and the 6202 Band will play from 6 to 9 p.m. The golf course will be grilling in the parking lot with food for purchase and beverage stations will be available. The public is invited to hang out in the parking lot, the Clubhouse lawn and the driving range to watch the fireworks show. For safety and maintenance reasons, please stay off the golf course as guests will be playing the course until dark. Please note, limited on-street parking will be available at the golf course. 

Personal fireworks are not allowed at the golf course.

Fireworks for personal use

Only fireworks purchased at stands in Castle Rock are legal, and only on July 4. Remember, fireworks that leave the ground, explode, or break off into pieces are not allowed. If you bring in fireworks from outside Colorado, they are mostly likely illegal and subject to seizure, summons or fines. Castle Rock Fire and Rescue and Castle Rock Police also wants to remind you it is unlawful for anyone under 16 to purchase fireworks. If you choose to use fireworks on July 4, please remember to keep them away from dry grass, homes and anything flammable.

If a fire ban is in place, personal fireworks will not be allowed. For updated information, check out the current fire bans. For additional information including the sale of fireworks, check out the Town of Castle Rock municipal code.

Fireworks safety 

Personal fireworks can be fun, but they can also be dangerous. Be sure to keep children and animals away from fireworks to avoid injury. Never shoot fireworks near anything that can easily burn such as trees, homes, fences and dry grass. And, keep water or a fire extinguisher nearby in case of a small fire. After using fireworks, place the spent fireworks into a bucket of water, outside the garage, for at least 24 hours before putting them into your trash.