Fireworks in Castle Rock

Fourth of July celebration

This year, we are excited to offer residents a full day of activities for the entire family at Philip S. Miller Park in celebration of our nation's birthday. The fun-filled Castle Rockin’ the Fourth event culminates with an Independence Day drone show, which replaces the fireworks display of years past. We know that many look forward to celebrating with fireworks; however, the fallout from a typical July 4 fireworks show poses a significant wildfire risk. The dry summers we’ve experienced the past several years have created a high risk of wildfire and resulted in show cancellations. Fireworks are still planned for Starlighting as the low-flying fireworks show poses less fire risk during a typically less dry time of year.

Fireworks for personal use

Only fireworks purchased at stands in Castle Rock are legal, and only on July 4 between 8 a.m and 10 p.m. Remember, fireworks that leave the ground, explode, or break off into pieces are not allowed. If you bring in fireworks from outside Colorado, they are mostly likely illegal and subject to seizure, summons or fines. Castle Rock Fire and Rescue and Castle Rock Police also wants to remind you it is unlawful for anyone under 16 to purchase fireworks. 

If you choose to use fireworks on July 4, please remember to keep them away from dry grass, homes and anything flammable.

If a fire ban is in place, personal fireworks will not be allowed. For updated information, check out the current fire bans. For additional information including the sale of fireworks, check out the Town of Castle Rock municipal code.

Unless there is an injury or an actual fire, please do not call 911 to report the use of fireworks. 

To report the use of illegal fireworks in the Town of Castle Rock, call the Castle Rock Police Department at 303-663-6100. For emergencies or immediate threats to life or property, call 911. 

Fireworks safety

Personal fireworks can be fun, but they can also be dangerous. Here are some safety tips to ensure a fun celebration:

  • Be sure to keep children and animals away from fireworks to avoid injury. 
  • Never shoot fireworks near anything that can easily burn such as trees, homes, fences and dry grass. 
  • Keep water or a fire extinguisher nearby in case of a small fire. 
  • After using fireworks, place the spent fireworks into a bucket of water, outside the garage, for at least 24 hours before putting them into your trash.