Join the Golden Lions Club for the 4th of July community celebration in Lions Park on 10th Street again this year. This is one of the major ways for the Lions to give back to the Golden community and our country. Activities start at noon and include free rides for the kids, face painting, live music, and food. Then just after dusk the City of Golden with put on a large fireworks display (weather permitting!).

For updates on the City of Golden’s firework display, please visit the City of Golden Facebook or Twitter pages.


Bands scheduled for this year include:

  • The Johnny O Band (blues) from 12:15 to 3:00
  • Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts (modern outlaw country) from 3:30 to 6
  • Something Underground (Rock) from 6:30 to 9:15

Stick around as the sun sets for the fireworks (weather permitting!) – the best views are from Lions Park.


In order to be able to provide free rides, music and entertainment, Golden Lions will be selling raffle tickets starting in May. Proceeds from ticket sales are used for the most part to fund the event, and any excess goes back into community betterment projects. For a dollar each or six tickets for five dollars, you get a chance to win one of over 200 prizes ranging from overnight stays at mountain casinos to the grand prize of $1,000 donated by the Lions Club. The tickets are also printed with coupons that can be used for discounts and prizes at local stores and restaurants.

You don’t have to be present to win. Winners are announced throughout the day with the grand-prize winner identified just before the fireworks. Most of the raffle prizes are donated by local merchants and businesses as their way of supporting the event and the community. So when you see those guys in front of King Soopers, Meyer Hardware, Windy Saddle Cafe, and other local businesses or at the Golden Farmers Market in their festive gold vests with raffle tickets in hand, make sure you become part of the celebration and buy some tickets. Most of all, come to Lions Park and have fun on the 4th of July! For more information, visit the Golden Lions Club website.

The Golden American Legion Post will be at the July 4th Festival providing food service.