Introduction: What is the Fourth of July and what makes it so special?

John Adams proclaimed the Fourth of July as a national holiday in 1776. It had been celebrated for many years by the colonies. The celebration was initially merely a day to highlight the anniversary of the nation’s adoption of the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain on July 4th, 1776. The Fourth of July quickly became one of the nation’s most important holidays. In order to appreciate how the Fourth of July came to be celebrated as a national holiday, it is necessary to go back many years earlier in American history.
The first celebration of a Fourth of July was held at the Continental Congress on November 11, 1777. A resolution, adopted by Congress, requested that all Americans celebrate only one day for the “solemn anniversary” each year. However, no president or national event to celebrate the Fourth of July until George Washington suggested the idea of a national holiday to be held on July 4th 1776. Why did he suggest such a holiday?

fort lupton 4th of july 2021
fort lupton 4th of july 2021

The History and Meaning behind the Fort Lupton Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration

The Fort Lupton Fireworks Celebration began in 1924. It wasn’t always held in July. The celebration was first held on July 1, 1916 and was a celebration of the completion of the Big Thompson Project, a project to divert water from the Big Thompson River to irrigate crops along the Front Range of Colorado. The festivities continued after the Big Thompson Project was completed in 1921. Then, in 1924, the community wanted to celebrate the Fourth of July. They asked the Denver Post to run a story on it as a part of their regular column. The Post agreed and ran an article with a photo that showed fireworks going off over Fort Lupton. The following year, the fireworks were scheduled for July 5 and were a “big surprise” according to the article in the Denver Post.

fort lupton 4th of july 2021
fort lupton 4th of july 2021

What to Expect on the Fourth in Fort Lupton 5 Years from Now

The Fort Lupton Fourth of July celebration will continue to be the Fort Lupton Fourth of July celebration next year. The community will still have a celebrated holiday, just not this year. The celebration will likely have something similar to the activities it does now. The celebration will feature a parade, vendors, entertainment and fireworks. The fireworks might be a little different this year due to construction on the Middle Park Fairgrounds. The fireworks are going to be on Barton Street and it’s unknown where they will be held next year.
There will still be food vendors along the parade route. The festival area on Main Street will feature activities and games, but it is unknown if the food vendors will be in their usual place. There are no plans to change anything in 2018 except for the fireworks. The fireworks are moving to a new location, but there is no plan to move all of the vendor fair booths or the rest of the celebration. The community center will be closed during the event in the regular fashion.

fort lupton 4th of july 2021
fort lupton 4th of july 2021

What’s Up with the Local Businesses for the Fourth?

As the theme for the celebration changes year over year, most of the local businesses in Fort Lupton take advantage of every opportunity to celebrate. Some businesses do so with fireworks andor a concert. A few businesses do both. The local businesses usually offer some sort of discount or promo code on this day. Be sure to check their social media for updates on what they’re offering.
Visit the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce website to see a map of all the local businesses. We will be updating the web page as they add details.
Here are some of the local businesses that are celebrating independence day:
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is offering a free kid’s meal with purchase of an adult entree and a soda. This is for dine-in only on July 4th.
The Fort Lupton Pharmacy is having a patriotic patriotic menu for July 4th.
Buddy’s Pizza & Subs is offering a family deal on “the Duke” on July 4th.

fort lupton 4th of july 2021
fort lupton 4th of july 2021