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Gallery: Fort Collins Independence Day Celebration

Fort Collins hosts its Independence Day Celebration in City Park July 4. The celebration began with a parade through Old Town starting at 10 a.m., followed by free trolley rides between City Park and Old Town starting at noon. Afternoon activities included the Fort Collins Food Truck Rally and a performance from local band Write Minded. Despite several evacuations of City Park due to inclement weather, fireworks launched over Sheldon Lake on schedule at 9:30 p.m.

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  • Spectators watch the annual Independence Day Parade in Fort Collins from the Trolly on Tuesday, July 4.

    Collegian | Garrett Mogel
  • Robert Hume plays Alexander Hamilton during the annual Independence Day Parade procession westbound on Mountain Avenue in Fort Collins on July 4. “This is my third year playing the role,” Hume said. “I actually live in California, but I come out here every year to make this tradition every year I can.”

    Collegian | Garrett Mogel
  • Diggs Brown, a member of the Veterans Plaza of Northern Colorado, prepares for the annual Independence Day Parade procession westbound on Mountain Avenue in Fort Collins on July 4. “Independence Day is my favorite holiday of the year,” Brown said. “We honor the service and sacrifice of all those who came before us and made the nation the way it is.”

    Collegian | Garrett Mogel
  • The Poudre Fire Authority Color Guard carries the colors of the American flag, Colorado flag and department flag during the annual Independence Day Parade in Fort Collins from the edge of Mountain Avenue on July 4.

    Collegian | Garrett Mogel
  • Luke Burhenn watches the annual Independence Day Parade in Fort Collins from the edge of Mountain Avenue on July 4. “For us, (the Fourth of July) means family, fun and celebrating independence as a country,” Burhenn said.

    Collegian | Garrett Mogel
  • Fort Collins-based band Write Minded performs at City Park during the Fort Collins Independence Day Celebration July 4. The band describes themselves as “a unique mixture of hip hop, rock, reggae, funk and soul.”

    Collegian | Michael Marquardt
  • Jordan Pasquin, drummer for Write Minded, performs at City Park during the Fort Collins Independence Day Celebration July 4. Based in Fort Collins, the band describes themselves as “a unique mixture of hip hop, rock, reggae, funk and soul.”

    Collegian | Michael Marquardt
  • Fireworks are launched over Sheldon Lake during the Fort Collins Independence Day Celebration July 4. While some planned festivities were canceled due to rain, the fireworks proceeded as initially scheduled.

    Collegian | Michael Marquardt
  • Fireworks are launched over Sheldon Lake during the Fort Collins Independence Day Celebration July 4. While some planned festivities were canceled due to rain, the fireworks proceeded as initially scheduled.

    Collegian | Michael Marquardt
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