Big Boom Bash

Next date: Saturday, July 04, 2020 | 05:30 PM to 10:30 PM

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Big Boom Bash by Lakewood, a Fourth of July celebration hosted by the City of Lakewood, includes kids' activities, local food trucks, the Beer Garden presented by Foothills Credit Union and more, highlighted by a 20-minute fireworks display choreographed to music provided by MIX 100. This event is free, with food and beverage available for purchase, and suitable for the whole family!

Join us this year to celebrate Independence Day 2020, Lakewood style! 5:30 p.m., Saturday, July 4 at Jeffco Stadium. The fireworks will start anytime between 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., pending weather conditions.

This is a smoke -free event, including all of Jeffco Stadium grounds and parking lots.

Please remember that all fireworks are illegal in Lakewood, except for professional shows.

See Lakewood fireworks policies

 

Schedule

                 5:30 p.m. Gates open. Music, games, food trucks and more!

                 7:00 p.m. | Community reading of the Declaration of Independence

The fireworks show will launch anytime between 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., pending weather conditions, accompanied by music from Mix 100

Fireworks

The fireworks show will include thousands of shells hand-selected to create a dazzling display for Lakewood, including color-changing strobes and brocades, sun rings, blue jellyfish, butterflies, falling leaves, and other effects. The show will incorporate three different launch sites that will result in a dynamic array, with fireworks reaching heights of 800 feet.  

Music

MIX 100 will be onsite with prizes and fun, playing contemporary hits and patriotic songs throughout the evening. The fireworks display will be choreographed to music simulcast by MIX 100 and spectators outside of the stadium are encouraged to tune in to 100.3 FM to enjoy.

Family-Friendly Activities

Enjoy kids lawn games, a community art project and of course fireworks!

Food Trucks

All spots are filled for 2020. Our 2020 food vendors are:

Original by Greeks
Devil Dog Grill
Top Dawg Sausages
Barefoot BBQ
Em's Ice Cream
Mile High Cajun
Chick-fil-A Belmar
Mac 'N Noodles
Capital City Wraps
The Real Deal
Dos Gringos
Turkish Chef
Istanbul Café & Bakery
Kona Ice
Buckaroo Enterprises

Beer Garden

The beer garden presented by Foothills Credit Union will feature beer from local Lakewood breweries and hard cider for purchase. Vendor list will be updated in June.

  • Non-alcoholic beverages will also be for sale
  • Bring your own empty water bottle and fill it at one of our many water bottle refill stations.

Volunteer

There are a wide range of volunteer opportunities for Big Boom Bash. Contact Caitlin (Katy) Lewis to learn more by email at CaiLew@lakewood.org

Plan on taking an Uber or Lyft? Get to and from the stadium faster by getting dropped off and picked up at Dennison Elementary School! The Dennison parking lot is located at 401 Independence St. Set this as your destination to bypass the traffic on Kipling.

An additional rideshare drop off and pick up will be located at Jeffco Stadium's main entrance in the southwest parking lot. Signage will be posted.

Another great way to access the stadium is to bike to the event! Bike racks will be located next to all of the entrances to Jeffco Stadium and are denoted in the event map(PDF, 425KB) in pink.

Primary parking areas are at Jeffco and Trailblazer Stadiums, Creighton Middle School and Lakewood Park. Dennison Elementary School at 401 Independence St. will offer additional parking. Please note that you will be able to enter Jeffco, Trailblazer, Creighton and Lakewood Park parking lots from either direction of Kipling Street. At the conclusion of the event, all cars from Jeffco Stadium's main entrance/exit, Trailblazer, Creighton and Lakewood Park parking lots will be required to exit north on Kipling. 

There will be and additional exit open at the conclusion of the event out of Jeffco Stadium's north parking lot. The gate at the north end of the parking lot will open onto the frontage road heading east. For more detailed information make sure to read our FAQs.

There are a wide range of volunteer opportunities for Big Boom Bash. Contact Caitline (Katy) Lewis to learn more by email at CaiLew@lakewood.org.

What items are permitted?

  • Small backpacks, bags, purses, small soft sided coolers, etc. 
  • Non-alcoholic beverages in factory sealed plastic or aluminum containers
  • Empty, reusable water bottles (we will have water bottle refill stations onsite!)
  • Food for personal consumption
  • Blankets
  • Folding chairs
  • Seat cushions and bleacher back rests
  • Small collapsible umbrellas
  • Strollers
  • Wagons
  • Sunscreen lotion (please leave sunscreen spray at home)

 

What items are not permitted?

  • This is a smoke free event so no smoking or vaping anywhere on Jeffco Stadium grounds, including parking lots
  • Weapons (e.g. guns, knives, chains, slingshot, bludgeon, artificial knuckles of any kind)
  • Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, medical or recreational marijuana
  • All animals (with the exception of service animals)
  • Plastic coolers
  • Glass bottles or containers
  • All re-usable water bottles must be empty upon entry and you will be able to fill them at one of our many refill stations
  • Drones
  • Tents, ground staking of any kind
  • Grills
  • Outside fireworks
  • Laser pointers
  • Skateboards, rollerblades, shoes with wheels or scooters
  • Spray on sunscreen or bug spray on the field as it kills the turf (lotions ok)

  

What is the bag policy?

We will have bag checkers at each entrance gate searching all bags for items not permitted into the venue, such as weapons, drugs and alcohol (see list above). 

 

Help us go Zero Waste

Help us make Lakewood a zero waste community by reducing what we send to the landfill at the Big Boom Bash! 

  • Bring an empty, re-usable water bottle to the event. We'll have water bottle refill stations so you can fill up throughout the event. 
  • Bring a zero waste picnic. Pack your food in re-usable containers or buy paper products that can be composted and bottles that can be recycled. Avoid disposable bags and styrofoam.
  • Find a zero waste station where you can recycle and compost your waste. Each station will have a zero waste volunteer to help you sort your materials. 
  • Share our mission with your friends and family. Be sure to encourage your friends and family to join us in our zero waste effort.

 

What will traffic be like?

Here are some things you should know about traffic before and after the event:

  • There will be no parking along 6th Avenue, Kipling Street or Alameda Avenue. 
  • Fletcher Miller parking lot will be closed.
  • The frontage road between 6th Avenue and Garrison Street will be closed until the conclusion of the fireworks at which time we will allow cars to exit onto the frontage road heading east.
  • The eastbound 6th Avenue off-ramp at Garrison will be closed when the fireworks show starts, sometime between 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., until the majority of cars have exited Jeffco Stadium.

We will have two main exits out of Jeffco Stadium parking lots.

  • Cars will be allowed to exit out of the north stadium parking east onto the 6th Ave. frontage road.
  • Cars will be allowed to exit out of the main Jeffco stadium entrance/exit onto Kipling where you'll be required to exit northbound on Kipling.
  • All cars exiting Trailblazer Stadium and Creighton's parking lots will also be required to exit northbound on Kipling.

If you are walking to the stadium, please note the foot/bike path connecting 1st Avenue to Independence Street will be closed.

 

Where is the rideshare location for drop-offs and pick ups?

Get to and from the stadium faster by getting dropped off or picked up at Dennison Elementary. The Dennison parking lot is located at 401 Independence Street. Set this as your destination to bypass the traffic on Kipling. 

An additional rideshare drop off and pick up will be located at Jeffco Stadium's main entrance in the southwest parking lot. Signage will be posted.

 

What is the weather policy?

The event will happen rain or shine, except for severe wind or lightening in proximity of the stadium. If the field is too wet, attendees will sit only in the bleachers and surrounding areas and not on the field. If the event is postponed due to wind or lightening, it will take place on Monday, July 6; gates will open at 7:30 p.m. and it will be fireworks only.

For questions or more information, call 303-987-7899.

 

 

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When

  • Saturday, July 04, 2020 | 05:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Location

Jeffco Stadium, 500 Kipling St, Lakewood, CO 80226  View Map

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