Weekend off the Wagon – Fourth of July Weekend!

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Happy Fourth of July Weekend, folks! Not sure what you’ll be doing tonight before you view some fireworks? We took some of the hard work out of finding things to do for you this weekend.


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Friday, July 4 (Happy Independence Day!)

July 4th at Freshcraft
Freshcraft, 1530 Blake St

In true Freschraft fashion, they’ll be celebrating this Fourth in a big way. For lunch, they’ll be serving up a Firecracker shrimp po-boy with a Tobasco-chili aoili. Dinner will be a jammed-packed BBQ platter featuring slow smoked baby back ribs, Mama Hall’s potato salad, corn on the cobb and baked beans. Don’t worry, they didn’t forget the apple pie for dessert, either. To wet your palate, The Bruery’s Oude Tart and Epic Hop Syndrome will be tapped along with some delicious red, white, and blue sangrias.

‘Big Bang’ Burger at Central 
Central Bistro and Bar, 1691 Central St

Burgers and beer are meant to be this Independence Day! Central Bistro is pairing their famous Boxcar burger with 12 ounces of Utica Club pilsner for $10. Alongside that, patio seats are going to be quick to go as the view will include Elitch Gardens, Coors Field and Sports Authority Field firework shows, so make your reservations now! Live music and drink specials start at 6 p.m.

Stars N’ Stripes 
Tamayo, 1400 Larimer St

Tamayo in Larimer Square is offering $5 Stars N’ Stripes margaritas and an Independence Day brunch from 10:30-3:30 p.m. You should be able to see the fireworks from Sports Authority Field and Elitch Gardens from their rooftop deck in the evening.

Backyard BBQ
The Bark Bar, 4132 W 38th Ave

The Bark Bar in West Highlands wants to celebrate the holiday with our four-legged friends. Enjoy a backyard BBQ with $1 off draft, wine and well spirit drinks along with free hot dogs (for the humans, not the dogs).

July 4th Barbecue Party & Kolsch Party!
Copper Kettle Brewing Company, 1338 S Valentia St Suite 100

CKB’s light, refreshing kolsch returns for the summer on the Fourth to be enjoyed with a BYOG (Bring Your Own Grub) style potluck. They’ll have grills out back for you to use at your leisure, which will be perfect for all of the “Master Grillers” out there. Come celebrate Independence Day in a true family style!

Independence Day Jubilee
The Post Brewing Company, 105 West Emma St., Lafayette

The recently named ‘top ten new resturant’ by Westword The Post Brewing Company will be showing its stuff with a succulent pig roast starting at 2 p.m. Plates are going for $12 until they run out, but they’ll also have their regular menu available. Go drink some beer, eat some pig and watch a lot of fireworks!

The 4th of July BBQ at Beryl’s
Beryl’s Beer Co., 3120-C Blake St

The newest Denver brewery is open for the Fourth and will be serving up some tasty beer from noon to 10 p.m. BBQ will be served up by the fine folks from BuckCreek BBQ and there will be live music provided by Rick and Noel. Bring something to sit on in their front patio and enjoy the light shows throughout Denver!

Fourth of July with Fate
Fate Brewing Co., 1600 38th St, Boulder

Spend the Fourth of July with Fate Brewing as they have one of the besting viewing spots in Boulder for that evening’s fireworks. On the Fourth, they’ll also be tapping their annual “Red, Wit and Blue” beer and will have some great food specials going on.

Cherry Creek Arts Festival
Cherry Creek North Shopping District

Since 1991, the July 4th holiday weekend has been centered-around Colorado’s signature cultural event, the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. This world-class and award-winning celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts enjoys an annual attendance of 350,000 visitors. Special exhibits and interactive family activities on Artivity Avenue are great for the whole family, while Culinary Avenue features tasty treats and live cooking demonstrations from some of Denver’s most popular eateries. This event is free to attend and lasts through the weekend.

Saturday, July 5

Sam Adams Brew & View
City Park, 17th Ave. and Colorado Blvd

The Boston Beer Company is throwing an epic summer party with cold Sam Adams beer, lawn games, food trucks, and live music! When the sun goes down, Wedding Crashers will start up on an HD screen for a hilarious movie night under the stars. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and friends, and plan to stay a while! The party starts at 6 p.m. and lasts until the credits roll.

Small-Batch Beer Bash
Loveland Aleworks, 18 W 4th St, Loveland

Loveland Aleworks is hosting a Small-Batch Beer Bash with all ticket sale proceeds going to benefit the Downtown Loveland Association. Tickets are $30 and include a commemorative glass. There will be food from Satori Grill Food Cart and Stout Market Loveland with entertainment provided by the Loveland Belly Belles.

Erie Brewfest
Briggs St., Erie

Join in for the 2nd Annual Erie Brewfest and enjoy sampling beers from 23 Colorado Brewers and local food trucks. This year’s event will be held on Briggs Street in the heart of Historic Downtown Erie. Proceeds from this event benefit the Erie Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Brewers Guild. Pre-sale tickets are $30, $35 day of the event. Tickets and info at: eriebrewfest.com.

Sunday, July 6

Parry’s Pints
Parry’s Pizza, All Locations (Highlands Ranch, Greenwood Village and Castle Rock)Enjoy $3 pints of craft beer for the month of July at Parry’s Pizza!

Future Events

  • July 10 – Whiskey Rebellion Denver (Tickets)
  • July 10 – Hogshead 2nd Anniversary (Tickets)
  • July 12 – Breckenridge Brewery 24th Anniversary Hootenanny (Tickets)
  • July 17 – The Big Eat Denver (Tickets)
  • August 2 – SeshFest (Tickets)
  • August 3 – Avery’s 21st Anniversary Party (Tickets on Sale NOW)
  • August 23 – Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival (Tickets)
  • September 28 – The bRUNch Run 5k (Tickets)

Did we miss something? Want your event on next week’s Weekend off the Wagon? Email us.


About Jasmin Hudacsek

Editor for Denver off the Wagon and avid black coffee drinker.