Due to extreme fire danger, the City of Rifle has decided to cancel the annual July 3rd fireworks show. Conditions in the area have not improved since June 18th when Garfield County implemented Stage 1 fire restrictions. Those restrictions are applicable to the City of Rifle through Rifle Municipal Code 10-10-40(e).
There are still plenty of activities for all ages scheduled for the 3rd.
From 10:00am to 5:00pm at Metro Park, there will be a bounce house, dunk tank and bubble tower. Pool session fees will only be $3.00. Tickets must be purchased in advance for the pool on the City website, Rifleco.org.
At Centennial Park, Symphony in the Valley’s ensemble, Noodle Soup, will be playing a concert beginning at 7:15pm.
Symphony in the Valley will then present a patriotic concert beginning at 8:15pm at the Centennial Park Amphitheater. The PA system will be extended so you can enjoy great symphony sound even if you are not seated in front of the stage. Food vendors will be at the park as well.
Come early and enjoy the afternoon visiting Rifle businesses, restaurants, and the park prior to the show. Centennial Park is a beautiful venue with a great playground. The Centennial Park water spray pad will operate for extended hours that night until 8:30pm.
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