Fourth of July is coming up. It’s best to get your pet sitter booked early. Here are some activities happening in and around Fort Collins, Colorado this Fourth of July.
Remember – in Fort Collins ALL fireworks, including sparklers and snakes are illegal to sell, possess, or use in within the city. This is great news for scared pups and freaked out cats.
- When: Saturday, July 2, 2022
- Where: City Park
- Activities: Stars & Stripes Golf Tournament, Firecracker 5K, Trolley Rides, and Fireworks starting @ 9:35P.M. at Sheldon Lake at City Park
Pets are not recommended along the parade route but you may bring them for other activities such as the Food Truck Rally.
Fourth of July Picnic
A picnic is a great way to get outdoors with friends, family, and your pets. Fort Collins has a wide variety of natural areas to enjoy an outdoor picnic with over 50 areas to choose from. A few of these places are:
The City of Fort Collins has a list of perfect picnic spots they recommend. If you haven’t tried these out you should!
Go for a Hike
Colorado is known for its mountains and trails. Many of which are pet-friendly. If you want some time away from the hussle and bussle of traditional Fourth of July activities then this might be for you. Some fantastic hiking trails are:
- Horsetooth Reservoir
- Lory State Park
- Maxwell Natural Area Foothills Trail
- Pineridge Natural Area
- Cache La Poudre River
All of the above allow dogs. Remember to follow all Fort Collins leash laws. Plus, it’s a great idea in general to keep your dog on a leash when hiking. You can come across wildlife and other dogs. Both of these can pose a danger to an off-leash dog. If you’re unsure about leash laws on a trail, make sure to call ahead.
Go Shopping Downtown
Many businesses downtown will be running special hours for the holiday as well as offering sales. Be sure to check them out! Your wallet might thank you!
While not all businesses are running sales, you can view a full directory of the shops in Downtown Fort Collins here. Downtown is proud to be highly accessible with a mix of transportation options. This includes pedestrian-friendly bike paths, modern bus transit, and old-fashion street cars.
Check Facebook for Events
Many smaller events won’t be published anywhere else. Check Facebook for any smaller happenings this Independence Day. These events are often free and run by individuals or local businesses.
There you have it. 5 Things to do in Fort Collins This Fourth of July! We hope you have a safe and fun July 4th!