Celebrate our community, and an energy efficient 4th of July, with the Town of Nederland. All events are FREE!
12:00 noon – Parade:
Kick-off Your Independence Day with the Classic Nederland 4th of July Parade at noon. You can join the line-up on the east side of Post Office around 11:00am to participate, or be a spectator for this community tradition. Dave "Bigfoot" Felkley will be announcing at the corner of 2nd Street and Snyder.
1:00pm – Ribbon cutting ceremony:
Come and see how the old sewage lagoon is being transformed into a beautiful park and community performance area. Posters of the new park plans will be on display at the treatment plant, so that you can visualize the new park adjacent to the building. This will be the first time you can see the Barker Reservoir from this area in over a decade.
The mayor is inviting all Nederland kids to help cut the ribbon on the most energy efficient waste water treatment plant of its kind on the Front Range. For those interested, tours of the new facility will be available, which keeps our water rates down, and heats the Teen Center at the same time. I'll bet you never thought sewage treatment could be so exciting, but our engineers really know their shit, and it gives our community a new park as well.
1:00pm - 7:00pm – Ned Pickin' Picnic:
Git' your giddy up at the Ned Pickin' Picnic featuring: The Eldorans, Caribou Mountain Collective, and Fat RabbitDog. It's BYO blanket and food. Fun will be provided with: wagon rides, kick ball, volley ball, corn hole and other games to participate in. Or you can bring your own favorite lawn game at Guercio Ball Field.
Feel free to bring and share your wares. Vendor Spots are FREE. There is room for art and craft vendors, organizations, and food vendors. Note: food vendors must be licensed and not compete with locally available food. A good fundraising opportunity exists for a non-profit to sell water and sodas. If your organization is interested in doing a drink booth, contact Eva Forberger at email@example.com or 303-258-3266.
The Nederland Fire Protection District will be manning the barbecue grill for anyone who wants to throw something on the grill.
3:00pm – Water Barrel Wars:
The Nederland Fire Protection District (NFPD) celebrates it's 100th Anniversary with a water barrel wars at the Barker Reservoir parking area. The NFPD will be competing against other fire districts in the region. This 'fun with high pressure water' event is always a crowd pleaser.
1:30pm - 7:00pm – Orphan Circus Performances:
Aerial performances through out the day by the Orphan Circus in the TEENS Inc. parking lot. This troupe of Cirque du Soleil style performance arts, are not to be missed. They will be performing their high-flying acts throughout the afternoon in between musical acts of the Pickin' Picnic.
At Dusk – LED Light Parade (optional):
While we didn't have anyone to officially coordinate a 'Burning Man style', LED Light Parade, people are welcome to come downtown in Nederland with LED lights or something that glows, to help create an energy efficient, safe, non forest fire causing, fun to watch and participate in, 4th of July display. Next year, we'll coordinate this light show, but this year, you'll have the opportunity to have fun practicing your glowing hula-hoop performance and work the kinks out.
For more information go to www.nederlandco.org or call Nederland Town Hall at 303-258-3266.