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University Holiday July 3

June 25, 2009

In recognition of Independence Day, Friday, July 3, has been designated as a University Holiday. Offices are closed. Classes are not in session.

Fourth of July celebration

Independence Day in the United States is an annual holiday commemorating the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776.

The national holiday traditionally includes festivities such as fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, picnics, concerts, political speeches, and ceremonies.

Join the community celebration

The whole family can enjoy the Fort Collins Fourth of July celebration. New this year is a 4 p.m. concert by the Fort Collins Symphony in Civic Center Park in downtown Fort Collins (corner of LaPorte Ave. and Howes St.). 

Bounce castles, hands-on games, hotdogs, and sno-cones will also be available for your enjoyment in Civic Center Park on Saturday.

Activities in Old Town Square include live music, good 'ole American fun, and a beer garden from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fireworks begin at dusk over City Park Lake. Transfort will provide free shuttles from the Downtown Transit Center to the fireworks starting at 7 p.m.