The Town of Windsor will host its annual Fourth of July celebration at Boardwalk Park this year with a selection of activities. The event is free to attend.
This year’s Fourth of July activities include food trucks and vendors at the park from 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. There will also be a live performance by the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra at the Boardwalk Park Bandshell from 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
July 4 is a non-motorized boating day on Windsor Lake. Boat rentals will be available at the concession stand from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Watercraft can be on the water until 8 p.m. Non-motorized boat permits are required for Windsor Lake; information on permits and boat definitions can be found on the Windsor Lake boat permits webpage.
To ensure a safe and fun celebration, the public is asked to respect the following:
- Glass is not permitted in town parks.
- Charcoal grills are prohibited, as well as gas grills more than 300 square inches and tanks weighing more than 1 pound or 16 ounces.
- Tents and portable shelters are prohibited after 7 p.m.
- Pets must be on leash at all times, though it is recommended to leave them at home during the fireworks display.
- Parking on State Hwy. 257 along Windsor Lake will be prohibited beginning at 7 a.m.
- After the fireworks show, the Windsor Police Department will be directing all vehicles in the area to make right turns only to assist with the flow of traffic.
- Cross railroad tracks at designated crossings.
Weather permitting, the fireworks display will begin around 9:15 p.m., shortly after sundown.
The north section of the Windsor Lake Trail will be closed from the evening of July 3 until noon of July 5 for the event. This closure will include the Windsor Lake Dog Park and dog swim beach.
There will be changes in parking availability near Boardwalk Park. There will also be impacts to traffic along Main Street, with turn lane closures from 4th through 7th streets. More information on parking and traffic impacts can be found in the June Special Edition Windsor Matters Newsletter.
Aside from activities at the lake, Chimney Park Pool, 421 Chimney Park Dr., will be open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Weather and river height permitting, there will be tube rentals at Eastman Park, 7025 Eastman Park Dr., available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. River tubes can be rented for $5 per tube at the Eastman Park pavilion concession stand.
In observance of Independence Day, the Community Recreation Center, located at 250 N. 11th St., and Town of Windsor administrative offices will be closed. This includes Windsor’s Town Hall, 301 Walnut St., Public Services, 922 N. 15th St., and the Police Department, 200 N. 11th St. While the Police Department administrative offices are closed, officers remain on duty.
As with many other communities in Colorado, personal fireworks are prohibited within the Town of Windsor. Using anything that explodes or leaves the ground is not allowed and can result in a $525 fine.
Up-to-date information on the 4th of July activities, parking and traffic impacts can be found at recreationliveshere.com/July4th.
The Town of Windsor’s Fourth of July activities are sponsored by McDonald Toyota of Greeley.