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Northern Colorado Market Trends

Home Sale Prices Continue to Rise

In September 2021, all of northern Colorado’s attached and detached housing markets experienced a year-over-year increase in average sales price, except for Timnath’s attached market because 0 homes sold this month. For the detached market, Windsor saw the largest average sales price increase of 32.29%. In the attached market, Loveland saw the largest average sales price increase year-over-year of 19.96%.

Where to Find Cheaper Homes in the Detached Market

In the detached market, Timnath had the smallest year-over-year increase in average sales price of 0.13%, followed by Fort Collins with the average sales price increase of 1.28%. Berthoud had the smallest year-over-year average sales price increase of 3.91%. For those looking to purchase a home without massive increases in prices, consider these markets.

People’s Affinity for Attached Housing

The attached housing market had an increase in closed sales volume in all markets except Windsor and Timnath. Loveland’s attached market experienced the greatest year-over-year increase in closed sales volume of 56.87% in tandem with its closed sales increase of 30.77%, the highest among all other attached housing markets. Loveland’s attached market is selling more homes at higher prices and contains stiff competition for buyers.

Berthoud’s Average Close-To-List Price Reaches Normalcy

Berthoud’s attached market’s average close-to-list price decreased by 2.90% year-over-year resulting in 97.1%. As the area with the lowest average close-to-list price and the only one that decreased year-over-year, Berthoud’s attached market may offer some of the best real estate deals for homebuyers. Although Berthoud’s detached market’s average close-to-list price was 102.2%, it had the second-smallest year-over-year increase of 0.89% behind Windsor’s detached market with a year-over-year increase of 0.20%. Berthoud’s attached housing market contains desirable opportunities for buyers.

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Real Estate Northern Colorado Market Trends

Despite Seasonal Slowdown, Timnath’s Attached Market Rages On

The white-hot real estate market is beginning to cool in northern Colorado as closed sales of detached and attached homes experienced a year-over-year decrease during August. The only regions with a year-over-year increase in closed sales were Timnath’s attached market, with a staggering 83.33% year-over-year increase, and Boulder, with a 4.71% increase. Berthoud’s attached market showed the most significant year-over-year decrease in closed sales of 53.85%.

Homes Are Not on the Market for Long

Although closed sales are slowing from 2020 levels, average days on market continues to decrease year-over-year across almost all of northern Colorado. Timnath’s attached market was the only one that saw an average days on market increase of 1.27%. Berthoud’s attached market had homes flying off the shelf the quickest, with an impressive year-over-year decrease of 85.59%, down from 229 days in 2020 to 33 days in 2021.

Homes Are Still Selling for More

Although voraciously hungry homebuyers have had their appetite slightly tamed, the average sales price was still up year-over-year in every northern Colorado area except Timnath’s detached market, which showed a decrease of 7.97%. Fort Collins’ detached housing market had the greatest year-over-year increase in average sales price of 27.24%, up from $530,676 in 2020 to $675,255 in 2021.

In addition to an increase in average sales price, the average close-to-list price has experienced a year-over-year increase in every northern Colorado market. Timnath’s detached market had the smallest increase in average close-to-list price of 2.10%; however, at 102.3%, buyers were still paying more to stand out from the competition. Despite its high housing costs, Boulder has surprisingly demonstrated the lowest average close-to-list price of 98.3% in 2021.

*Written September 3, 2021. Updates may be available after this date.

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Outdoor Beauty in Fort Collins

Fort Collins, CO (or FoCo, as the locals call it) is a haven for all who live or visit. With its small-town feel and outdoor beauty, it provides a comforting feeling for all, not to mention it’s gorgeous during all four seasons. The trees, flowers and the views of the mountains are stunning throughout the year. There is something for everyone in FoCo, no matter what you’re seeking. 

Horsetooth Reservoir

While the weather is still lovely, Horsetooth Reservoir is a fantastic place to go to catch some rays. You’re able to ride horses, bike or hike on the trails surrounding the reservoir. With plenty of places to camp, this oasis is open all year.

The Oval

Colorado State University’s Oval is home to 100-year-old elm trees that bring vibrant color and life to Fort Collins during the summer and fall months. It’s equally beautiful in the winter when the tree branches are capped with snow. Colorado State University graduates celebrate here, and locals will have a picnic in this scenic spot. The Oval is a great spot to spend your day reading a book or journaling. 

CSU’s Annual Flower Trial Garden

Colorado State University’s Flower Trial Garden is an amazing place to see the stunning flowers that Fort Collins offers. The Trial Garden is a great place to walk around, breathe and be present with the world around you. The garden initially bloomed in 1971; the purpose was to see how many flowers could endure the Colorado climate, and every year, they test over 1,000 varieties of annual bedding plants.

Hiking and Biking

There are over 280 miles of trails in Fort Collins, including paved and unpaved for walking and biking. As everyone knows, hiking is an amazing way to see the true beauty that Colorado has to offer while getting some steps in. Fort Collins’ most popular trails are the Horsetooth Rock Trail at Horsetooth Reservoir, the Arthur’s Rock Trail at Lory State Park and the Coyote Ridge Trail at Coyote Ridge Natural Area. 

Whether you live or visit there, Fort Collins is a great place to see the true beauty of Colorado at all times of the year. With unparalleled access to nature, from expansive mountain ranges to thousands of trees and flowers, Fort Collins offers a unique outdoor experience that highlights the tremendous beauty of our magnificent state.

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Northern Colorado Market Trends

The Home Sale Race Begins to Pace Itself

In July 2021, year-to-date closed sales were down across almost all markets in northern Colorado except in Windsor where detached closed sales increased by 35.65% year-over-year (and attached home sales stayed the same). This was a 41.47% year-over-year increase in closed sales volume.

The only other increase in home sales was present in Timnath as the detached market’s closed sales increased by only 3.45% year-over-year and Loveland’s attached market’s closed sales increased by 7.32% year-over-year.

We are beginning to see a slight slowdown of homebuyer demand as we return to seasonal housing trends.

Timnath’s Attached Homes Sit on the Market

Year-over-year average days on market has fallen greatly across most of northern Colorado, except in Timnath where the attached housing market experienced an 82.94% year-over-year increase, up to 311 days from 170 in 2020.

This presents an opportunity for homebuyers to get a better price on their dream home as sellers are more likely to lower their original listing price the longer the home stays on the market.


Conversely, Berthoud’s attached homes saw the largest reduction in average days on market with a year-over-year decrease of 81.48%, down to 30 days from 162 in 2020.

Berthoud’s Close-to-List Price Begins to Lower

Every market in northern Colorado saw a year-over-year increase in the average close-to-list price, except for Berthoud’s attached housing market, which experienced a 0.78% decrease down to 101.5%. Given that Berthoud’s average close-to-list price increased by 6.4% year-over-year in the attached housing market during June 2021, this data could indicate Berthoud shifting toward lower housing prices.

Boulder’s attached housing market saw a 1.53% year-over-year increase in average close-to-list price but stands as the only market with an average close-to-list price of under 100% in 2021, sitting at 99.7%.

*Written August 4, 2021. Updates may be available after this date.

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Exploring Greeley Colorado

Greeley, Colorado is located between Boulder and Fort Collins as you head toward this slice of Colorado heaven. Greeley sits on the High Plains that cover northern Colorado and has the South Platte River to the south and the Cache la Poudre River on the north side of the city, which makes Greeley an hour away from both the capitals of Colorado and Wyoming. Greeley is a college town in the Weld County district and is home to the University of Northern Colorado, which adds a unique energy to the culture. However, its roots in agriculture and food production create a thriving economy in this quaint area. Explore Greeley, Colorado today to see that this town truly has it all! Make sure to check out our top spots. 

1. Poudre River Trail

If you seek an outdoor adventure in Greeley, the Poudre River Trail provides a 21-mile scenic route along the water. It is a wide-paved path away from busy areas and loud noises, allowing you to truly appreciate the area’s natural beauty. The cottonwood trees and wetlands that line the Cache la Poudre River are the perfect escape from reality in Greeley’s favorite outdoor destination. If you are lucky, you may even see an eagle soaring above you!

2. Local Craft Breweries 

Colorado is known for its magnificent beer, and Greeley does not come up short. Enjoy a cold one at one of Greeley’s craft breweries. Some of them include Crabtree Brewing Co., Brix Taphouse and Brewery, Wiley Roots Brewing Co. and WeldWorks Brewing Co. Each brewery caters a unique experience to each patron with delicious drinks and various food to complement your beverages. If you’re a fan of tantalizing fruity beer, be sure to check out Wiley Roots’ five different Fruit Ladies!

3. Union Colony Civic Center

Catch a show at the Union Colony Civic Center. This performing arts center was built in 1988 and is home to two performance venues, Monfort Concert Hall, which holds 1,686 people, and Hensel Phelps Theatre, which seats 214 fans. There are various concerts, comedy shows, musicals and other local acts where they host over 100 events a year. The Tointon Gallery is also open for free to the public, with 10 exhibits showcasing acclaimed artists. As a staple in the Greeley community, the Union Colony Civic Center is the place to watch and enjoy a theatrical experience.    

4. Colorado Model Railroad Museum

The Colorado Model Railroad Museum is a one-of-a-kind exhibit! This museum attracts visitors from around the world since it is the top-rated attraction in Greeley. The 5,500 sq. foot masterpiece will leave you inspired as you also walk through a real 1919 Colorado & Southern Railway Caboose. It holds 80 scale miles of the train track and thousands of handmade artifacts. They even have about 28,000 handmade trees! Make sure to see the artifacts in operation.

5. Greeley Stampede

The Greeley Stampede celebrates the region’s rich Western heritage. This organization brings the community together with rodeo competitions, live country concerts, parades, a demolition derby, art exhibits and more. There are a series of carnivals that also take place with rides, food, beverage, vendors and kids activities. During the summer, they also host the Miss Colorado Rodeo Pageant and Independence Day fireworks. There is always a fun adventure from the Greeley Stampede. 

Greeley is not as well known as other cities in the Colorado Region, but it is certainly worth exploring! The activities are endless in this northern Colorado town. Indulge in a beautiful hike, grab some delicious food and see what Greeley has to offer you!  

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Colorado Day – We Love Our State!

Colorado Day

In Japan, “forest bathing” is the concept of immersing one’s soul in nature. Coloradans have embraced this notion, taking advantage of everything Colorado has to offer. Whether you’re taking in the sights from your porch, hiking 14ers, or enjoying happy hour at one of our local breweries – there is something for everyone in our state to leave an indelible mark on your soul and make you feel at home. 

Colorado Day is on August 1st and marks the 145th anniversary of the founding of our great state. We’re proud to be celebrating this milestone with you! As a Colorado-founded company, Kentwood has been serving our extraordinary community for 40 years. 

Below are a few facts and tidbits about our beautiful home in honor of Coloradans everywhere. These are our ideas on what makes Colorado the finest state in the nation. Many locals may have different thoughts and suggestions. It can be hard to narrow down the list in a state like Colorado. 

Brief History of Colorado

The United States acquired the Colorado Territory in 1803 through the Louisiana Purchase and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. In 1861, outgoing President James Buchanan established the Colorado Territory with the same borders the state currently has. 

On August 1st, 1876, Ulysses S Grant signed a proclamation admitting what was then known as ‘Colorado’ to become the 38th state in America’s Union, officially becoming the Centennial State in honor of the nation’s 100th anniversary.

Interesting Facts about Colorado

  • Colorado has multiple nicknames, including the Centennial State, the Lead State, the Buffalo Plains State, and the Switzerland of America. 
  • Colorado is home to the largest hot springs pool in the world. 
  • On Mt. Evans is the highest paved highway in the country. 
  • On average, Colorado receives 300 days of sunshine a year, which is more than San Diego or Miami. 
  • Colorado has 75% of the land with an elevation over 10,000 feet in the country. 
  • Colorado has 56 mountains over 14,000 feet. 
  • Colfax Avenue is the longest street in America.
  • The Royal Gorge Bridge is the highest suspension bridge in the US. 
  • The largest indoor rodeo takes place every year in Denver at The National Western Stockshow. 
  • The Great Sand Dunes National Park has the highest sand dune in the country. 
  • Colorado is the only place ever to turn down the Olympics. 

Literary Luminaries 

Colorado has a fascinating literary history and has been home to some incredible writers. Hunter S. Thompson lived at his Owl Farm compound in Woody Creek, outside of Aspen, where he wrote some of his best works. Phillip K. Dick, who wrote dozens of classic science fiction novels, was born in Colorado, and is buried here. Robert Heinlein, author of Starship Troopers, called Colorado Springs home. Jon Krakauer, who wrote the mountaineering classic Into Thin Air, lives in Boulder.

Also, horror master Stephen King is a big fan of our state and has set many of his books here, including The Shining. You can even stay in the hotel where King’s classic takes place if you dare. If you want to learn more about Colorado writers, past and present, stop by the Tattered Cover Bookstore, one of the best independent bookstores in the country.  

Top Quintessentially Colorado Things to Do 

Hot Springs

Colorado has over 200 natural thermal pools that are waiting for your visit! There are countless options, from remote to convenience, and each one offers its own set of benefits. For those looking for an easy access hot spring with therapeutic properties on the side, we recommend Strawberry Hot Springs in Steamboat – this is a perfect mountain town opportunity if you’re interested in soaking without too much hassle!

Local Breweries 

In the past decade, the popularity of the craft beer movement has helped boost the demand for local breweries. Today, breweries are popping up all over the state, with at least 150 throughout Colorado.

New Belgium Brewing Company, based out of Fort Collins, Colorado, has been at the forefront of some of the most innovative changes to the industry in recent years. Jeff Lebesch and Kim Jordan founded New Belgium back in 1991 and have watched their small brewery grow into a national powerhouse.

Live Music

The live music scene in Colorado features variety and depth. You’ll find some of the best jazz in the country at Denver’s prestigious Dazzle Club, Boulder’s Jazz on Pearl Street, or Sunday evening’s Jazz in City Park. You’ll also find your favorite bands and artists at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, perhaps the most gorgeous place in the nation to see an outdoor concert.

Originally built in 1906 by John Brisben Walker and his business partner Charles Lippincott, Red Rocks Amphitheater covers 9 acres with natural red sandstone rocks providing a stunning backdrop for the performances. Red Rocks has been a go-to destination for many artists, including Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Neil Young, U2, and the Grateful Dead.

Ghost Towns

The history of ghost towns in Colorado began with gold seekers who discovered gold in 1859, bringing people worldwide to Colorado. As the population grew from 584 settlers at that time, they found themselves faced with difficult conditions and harsh terrain. To this day, you can find a reminder of these struggles all over our beautiful state: Ghost Towns!

One such town is St. Elmo, founded by prospectors looking for silver during the 1880s mining boom near Nathrop (on Highway 50 between Buena Vista and Salida). From its humble beginnings as an ore-processing camp to being abandoned due to flooding issues, visit today for a glimpse into early pioneer life or just stop off on your next road trip.

Hiking

Colorado is home to some of the most breathtaking national parks in North America. Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park has endless hikes for all skill levels. There are also numerous hiking trails near Boulder, perfect for families with kids, such as Chautauqua Park. Garden of the Gods is a great place to explore if you are looking for a beautiful and relaxing mountain stroll. Near Durango lies one of Colorado’s most scenic routes – the Continental Divide Trail, which stretches from Mexico to Canada!

One of the most well-known attractions in Colorado is the 14ers – mountains with summits that are above 14,000 feet high. There are fifty-eight total fourteeners in Colorado, and below you’ll find just a few to get started on your adventure!

Mount Elbert – Located in central Colorado and was once thought to be the tallest mountain in America. Standing at 14,440 feet high, it’s no wonder Mount Elbert is one of the most famous mountains for hikers and climbers to explore.

Mount Massive – Three other peaks surround this mountain over 14,000 feet high: Mount Princeton (14,197), Mount Shavano (14,227), and Mt. Antero (14,197).

Skiing 

Colorado has arguably the best skiing in the world, offering residents and visitors the chance to ski or snowboard in diverse terrain, from challenging steeps to wide-open bowls. There are 26 resorts total, providing Colorado skiing with its unique charm.

For example, Vail Ski Resort has more than 100 runs spanning four mountain peaks, while Winter Park Resort has six mountain peaks that are all expertly groomed daily by their team of snow-makers. Breckenridge Ski Resort is a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders, with an average annual snowfall of 200 inches per year. The resort features 92 runs that are perfect for all levels – beginner to expert!

Kayaking

Colorado is a fantastic place for kayakers to get their paddle wet. The Arkansas River offers both fast water and slow-paced paddling trips, which means it’s up to you what kind of experience you want! Whether looking for remote wilderness or picturesque scenery, the Arkansas River has something in store. It’s an adventure not to be missed by any avid kayaker—so grab your gear and head out on this beautiful river today!

Golf

Colorado offers a premier golfing experience with dozens of low-land courses in the Denver metro area to high altitude courses throughout the mountains. The Rockies are the perfect backdrop for an afternoon on the tee boxes. The cool mountain air is refreshing and invigorating and will allow you to enjoy your game even more. Some of our favorite courses in Colorado include Denver Country Club, The Broadmoor, The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Four Mile Ranch Golf Club, and Grand Elk Golf Course.  

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is a sport that’s been increasing in popularity over the years with new technologies and features like suspension or disc brakes on mountain bike tires. Colorado has some of the best trails for this activity, offering natural settings and breathtaking views! There are two main categories of trails you can go down: downhill (faster speeds) or cross country (less steep slopes). But if you’re looking to go fast while going on obstacles-filled courses, then downhill might be your choice!”

Kentwood is proud to be a Colorado company, and we want you to have fun exploring the state as much as we do. Get out and enjoy your day; after all, the mountains aren’t going anywhere anytime soon! 

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Real Estate Northern Colorado Market Trends

Windsor’s Detached Market Skyrockets

In June of 2021, Windsor’s detached closed sales saw a 4,355.88% increase year over year going from 102 in 2020 to 4,545 in 2021, along with a 92.52% year-over-year increase in closed sales volume. The detached housing market in Boulder saw the second-highest increase of closed sales at 53.61% year over year, with a closed sales volume increase of 85.62%.

Berthoud’s detached market closed sales decreased by 21.43% year over year, yet the attached closed sales increased by 800.00% with a 1,385.94% increase in attached closed sales volume year over year.

Days on Market Decrease

Average days on market continues to decline across all of northern Colorado except for Loveland’s attached homes with a year-over-year increase of 7.95%. Attached housing in Timnath was quick to fly off the shelves as it saw the most significant year-over-year decrease of 80.84% with the lowest average days on market at 41. Fort Collins’ detached housing also earned some prominence with the largest year-over-year decrease of 49.15% and the lowest average days on market at 30.

Love for Loveland

Loveland’s average close-to-list price was the highest for attached homes at 104.10% and the second-highest for detached homes at 104.20%. Fort Collins gained some appeal as the average close-to-list price for detached homes snuck ahead at 104.70% and had the highest year-over-year increase of 6.19%. 

Berthoud’s attached market had the highest average close-to-list price increase year over year of 6.40%, following May’s highest year-over-year increase across northern Colorado of 10.92%. As Berthoud’s average close-to-list price continues to climb, be wary of stiff competition in this region.

Sales Prices Rise

Timnath saw the largest year-over-year average sales price increase of 79.87% in the attached market, resulting in a price tag of $715,284. Windsor’s detached housing market had the greatest year-over-year increase in average sales price of 21.84%, resulting in $602,579. 

*Written July 7, 2021. Updates may be available after this date.

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Best Summer Events in Northern Colorado

Colorado has a multitude of fun activities and events to enjoy during the summer months. If you’re new to Colorado, you might be wondering, “Where do I even begin?” When in doubt, head north. There are some fantastic and unique occasions happening in northern Colorado that are more than worth the trip. Here are a couple of events we highly recommend attending! 

Fort Collins Peach Festival

Food, drinks and entertainment—what more could you want? This year the annual Peach Festival in Fort Collins is centered around a bluegrass concert with headliner band Head for the Hills. There will be a beer garden in addition to a variety of food vendors, and of course, lots of peaches! You can head to the Holiday Twin Drive-In at 5:00 pm on August 21, 2021, to get a taste of some Colorado fun. Learn more about the lineup, parking and admission at the link above.

Sculpture in the Park

If you’re an art lover, then this event is right up your alley. The annual Sculpture in the Park in Loveland, Colorado is the largest outdoor juried sculpture show in the United States. From August 6-8, 2021, Benson Sculpture Garden is transformed into a giant outdoor exhibit with over 2,000 pieces to admire created by 160 different artists from around the world. With annual sales of over $1 million, be sure to check out the 37th iteration of this annual show. You can learn more about the history of the event and purchase tickets at the link above.

Whether you prefer a pleasant stroll through the sculpture garden or jamming out to bluegrass while eating a slice of peach pie, you’re sure to have a good time at the summer events northern Colorado has to offer. Hope we’ll see you there! 

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Best Colorado 2021 Firework Shows By City. The List.

Fireworks Show Denver CO

Maybe you’re a fan of packing your 4th of July weekend to the brim with barbecues, live music, and lawn games. Or perhaps you tend to err more on the side of a casual brewery or winery with good company. One thing’s for sure: it’s not Independence Day weekend without fireworks! From Estes Park to Denver, Glendale to Brighton, all over Colorado, there are celebrations aplenty for our nation’s independence. 

Below is a list of the best places to see fireworks in Colorado (alphabetical order) for casual celebrators and festivity fanatics alike.  Also listed are canceled shows due to city bans on fireworks in the hopes of preventing wildfires.


Avon 

Canceled. What a shame. This annual celebration is typically a dazzling explosion of color and sound.

Boulder

Canceled. Too bad, Fireworks at Folsom Field have been a tradition since 1941.  Hopefully, they’ll be back in 2022.

Breckenridge

Canceled due to an indefinite ban on public and private fireworks.


Brighton

In Brighton, Colorado, you’re in for a treat at Carmichael Park this 4th of July. From 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., visitors will be delighted to find live entertainment, food, and fireworks galore. Shortly after the event kicks off, DJ Tidal Wave opens up the festivities with upbeat live music at 5 p.m., followed by Anavrin’s Day (a 90’s alternative grunge band) at 7 p.m.

A lovely day outdoors is finished off with fireworks to take place at the end of the concert, a display which is considered one of the region’s largest. Since this is an outdoor event, be sure to bring your blankets, lawn chairs, water, bug spray, and sunscreen.

Brighton Colorado Fireworks Show
Brighton Colorado Fireworks Show

Castle Rock

Castle Rock annually sports a stunning display that shoots off of the Santa Fe Quarry Mesa, and this year will be no exception. The show will begin around 9:30 p.m. at sundown, preceded by a three-shot salute 5 minutes before the show, and another three-shot salute 1 minute before the beginning of the display, so you’ll have plenty of warning to hunker down and find a great spot to enjoy.

This display should be visible from most places throughout the I-25 corridor, and if you’re local to Castle Rock, you can simply watch from the comfort of your neighborhood. However, suppose you’re not a local. In that case, a few of the best locations to view from include: Castle Rock Service Center, the lower lot of the Castle Rock Recreation Center, Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course, the south side of Butterfield Crossing Park, Bison Park, and more (the complete list can be found on www.crgov.com).

Also, if you’re planning to light off a few fireworks yourself, be wary of the regulations surrounding fireworks for personal use: only fireworks purchased at stands in Castle Rock are legal to use.  Also, you must use them only on July 4th, and if they leave the ground, explode, or break off into pieces, you are in violation.

Fireworks Show Castle Rock, CO
Fireworks Show Castle Rock, CO

Commerce City

The Commerce City 4thFest not only has the state’s largest public fireworks display, but it has plenty of festivities to enjoy leading up to the grand finale fireworks show. This show is coupled with a Colorado Rapids game at DICK’s Sporting Goods Park, making it a dream come true for fans of both 4th of July and soccer.

The pre-match festival begins at 5 p.m. on Burgundy Boulevard. You can find free, family-friendly programming before the game, starting at 7 p.m., where the Colorado Rapids will be playing the Seattle Sounders.

Commerce City Denver Fireworks Show
Commerce City Denver Fireworks Show

Denver

You can continue the celebration into July 3rd, where you’ll find Larimer Square bustling with activity. The party on the Square starts at noon, and the festivities are complete with portraits by caricaturist artists, foods, live music, and, of course, a bit of shopping along the way.

Feel free to lounge on the many outdoor patios and enjoy world-class food, cocktails, and brews while you listen to the tunes of live musicians, including DJ Al Ur Pal, Dotsero, and Hot Lunch Band. Then, on July 4th, you can journey back to downtown Denver to catch a Coloradan’s firework favorite: the Colorado Rockies Postgame Show –  a massive fireworks display. Even if you’re not in the stadium, be sure to look to the skies for the spectacular display, which can be seen widely across the downtown area.

Denver CO Fireworks Show
Denver CO Fireworks Show

Durango 

Fireworks were canceled this year.  Too bad.  The annual display at Green Mountain Cemetery was a tradition!


Estes Park

The Estes Park 4th of July Celebration is one you don’t want to miss. Quite a few events precede the concluding fireworks at 9:30 p.m., including a car show and live music. The “Steam-to-Electric” Coolest Car Show features over 100 vehicles to peruse and admire: head over to the Estes Park Events Complex to enjoy the wide variety of cars, ranging from street rods and sports cars to vintage and classic cars.

The Estes Village Band will also be giving a free concert at 7 p.m. Simply mosey to the west end of downtown at the Performance Park Amphitheater to enjoy their free, annual patriotic concert that features songs by John Philip Sousa and others. Then, the Big Bang Concert will offer views of the fireworks show, along with music, food, and local craft beer and wine at the Estes Park Fairgrounds in the Grandstands. Finally, finish the evening off by finding a grassy spot at Stanley Park along the Lake Estes Trail to catch the stunning fireworks show as it glimmers over the beautiful Lake Estes.

Estes Park Colorado Fireworks Show
Estes Park Colorado Fireworks Show

Fort Collins 

The past couple of Fourth of July festivities have looked a little different for Northern Colorado residents. Year in and out, tradition has been a massive fireworks celebration over City Parks Shelton Lake in Fort Collins.  Due to Covid, this year will be the second in a row with a drive-in fireworks show at The Ranch. 

The past couple of Fourth of July festivities have looked a little different for Northern Colorado residents. Year in and out, tradition has been a massive fireworks celebration over City Parks Shelton Lake in Fort Collins.  Due to Covid, this year will be the second in a row with a drive-in fireworks show at

The Ranch. Don’t worry about entrance fees, as this celebration is free, with 4,000 parking spaces becoming available at 6 pm. 

Fireworks will begin at 9.15 pm, with food trucks providing snacks and refreshments—music over the loudspeakers playing Big Rob on local radio station 96.1 KISSFM.

Fort Collins, CO Fireworks Show
Fort Collins, CO Fireworks Show

Kremmling

Steamboat has officially canceled its annual fireworks celebration, which is too bad because it might have been the best in all of Colorado, especially since it always takes place right after the infamous Howelsen Hill Rodeo. That being said, Kremmling is just a short 30-45 minute drive away from Steamboat and will host its annual “Fire on the Cliffs” display. 

Located in Kremmling Town Square, enjoy a beer tent, live music, and family entertainment before the show. 

Kremmling, CO Fireworks Show
Kremmling, CO Fireworks Show

Lakewood

If you want to catch a fireworks-only event on July 3rd, then Lakewood is the place to be! Big Boom Bash is a fireworks-only display taking place over Jeffco Stadium at 9:15 p.m. The Big Boom Bash not only includes an incredible array of fireworks but the production will also be choreographed to music. So, if you plan on taking a peek at this incredible display, tune in to 100.3 FM, MIX 100 to get the whole experience.

The show should be visible from Lakewood parks and residences located within a 1.5-mile radius of Jeffco Stadium, but bear in mind that parking will be minimal (so walking, biking, carpooling, or taking public transport is encouraged). Here are some of the best spots to enjoy the show: Creighton Middle School, Trailblazer Parking Lot, Lakewood Park, the west side of O’Kane Park, and more. The complete list of locations can be found on www.lakewood.org.

Lakewood, Colorado Fireworks Show
Lakewood, Colorado Fireworks Show

Steamboat

Canceled, unfortunately. This may be the most epic firework display in all of Colorado.  Check out 2020’s Guinness World Record Biggest Firework, Successful Launch.  Consider cruising over to Kremmling, just a short 30-45 minute drive away, to see their remarkable firework show.  

Steamboat, CO Fireworks Show – Largest Ever!

Vail

Canceled, along with Eagle and Beaver Creek. 


Winter Park 

The annual Winter Park 4th of July Celebration will be held on Sunday from 7 pm – 10 pm at Rendezvous Event Center, a terrific outdoor space in Hideaway Park downtown.  Enjoy a free concert before the firework display by Colorado Native, Buckstein. Take the whole family, roll out a picnic blanket, and watch the sky light up over Grand County.  There will be plenty of entertainment, including a cornhole tournament and bocce ball.  Make sure to get there early to lock down a good viewing spot on the lawn.  They must know, then, that the above-named gentleman whenever he was at leisure (which was mostly all the year round) gave himself up to reading books of chivalry with such ardour and avidity that he almost entirely neglected the pursuit of his field-sports, and even the management of his property; and to such a pitch did his eagerness and infatuation go that he sold many an acre of tillageland to buy books of chivalry to read, and brought home as many of them as he could get.

Winter Park, Colorado Fireworks Show
Winter Park, Colorado Fireworks Show

Colorado Real Estate News

Real Estate Northern Colorado Market Trends

The Acceleration and Deceleration of Days on Market

In April of 2021, Berthoud’s attached housing market saw the largest year-over-year decrease in days on market of 83.54 percent, ending at 26 days. In May of 2021, Berthoud saw the largest year-over-year increase in days on market of 97.87 percent, ending at 93 days in 2021. As these factors fluctuate, speak with an experienced broker to ensure you have the most current statistics for an informed decision.

Berthoud’s Disparity in Close-to-List Price

Buyers seeking attached properties in Berthoud had to pay, on average, 105.60 percent of the original list price to secure their home. As the largest average close-to-list price for attached homes across northern Colorado, Berthoud’s close-to-list price also saw the largest year-over-year increase of 10.92 percent! Simultaneously, detached properties in Berthoud saw the lowest average close-to-list price across northern Colorado’s detached market at 103.00 percent and had the smallest increase of only 3.00 percent year over year.

Homebuyers Are Attached to the Attached

Attached homes in Timnath saw a closed sales increase of 250 percent and a closed sales volume increase of 280.51 percent year over year. With the average sales price only increasing by 8.72 percent year over year, homebuyers are open to living in attached properties as they can find opportunities in this market for fewer dollars compared to Timnath’s detached average sales price increase of 41.69 percent.

Berthoud’s attached housing market skyrocketed in 2021, with a closed sales increase of 600.00 percent and a closed sales volume increase of 936.62 percent! This massive shift came with a large dollar sign as the average sales price increased by 48.09 percent year over year.

Windsor and Fort Collins were the only two areas in northern Colorado without a year-over-year closed sales increase of over 100 percent for attached homes, meaning there may be more opportunities to secure housing in these regions.