Pueblo West 2023 Vintage 4th of July Celebration

The Pueblo West Fourth of July celebration is back and better than ever!

(All funds collected will be used exclusively to pay for fireworks and other 4th of July activities in Pueblo West)

Pueblo West Jack Fowler Parade Fourth of July logo2023 Event Lineup

The Pueblo West Metropolitan District has a full schedule of events on tap to celebrate our Nation's birthday from sunrise to sunset!

Schedule of events

  • 7:30 a.m.16th Annual Liberty Point 5K Run/Fun Walk (presented by the United Way of Pueblo County)
  • 7:30-9:30 a.m.    Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast (presented by the Pueblo West Fire Department)
    • Pueblo West Fire Station No. 1, 51 E. Hahns Peak Ave. (map)
    • Enjoy a free pancake breakfast, courtesy of the Pueblo West Fire Department!
  • 10:30 a.m.  —  Jack Fowler Memorial Fourth of July Water Parade
  • After the parade  —  Food Truck Market
    • Civic Center Park, 61 E. Civic Center Dr. (map)
    • Area food trucks will be on hand to serve up an after-parade lunch.
  • 5 p.m.   Fourth of July Beautiful Baby Contest
    • Civic Center Park, 61 E. Civic Center Dr. (map)
    • The "Beautiful Baby Contest" was an annual Fourth of July tradition in Pueblo West for years, and in keeping with the "vintage" theme, this event is back this year. Open to all children newborn to 36 months. 
  • 6 p.m.   4th of July Cookout
    • Civic Center Park, 61 E. Civic Center Dr. (map) 
    • Enjoy FREE burgers and hot dogs at Civic Center Park, with dessert food trucks available for some cold confections!
  • 6-8 p.m.   Community Field Day
    • Civic Center Park, 61 E. Civic Center Dr. (map) 
    • Open to kids and adults alike, teams of four are invited to compete in four traditional Fourth of July competitions: Sack Race, Three-Legged Races, Team Tug-of-War and Team Musical Chairs. 
  • 6-8 p.m.   Free Vintage Car Show
    • Civic Center Park parking lot, 61 E. Civic Center Dr. (map) 
    • Nothing is more "vintage Americana" than classic cars! Join us for the Inaugural Pueblo West Fourth of July Car Show, taking place in the parking lot at Civic Center Park. Open to vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles of all kinds! Register your vehicle now!
  • 6-8 p.m.   Live Music from Knuckin' Futz
    • Civic Center Park pavilion, 61 E. Civic Center Dr. (map) 
    • Enjoy live classic rock and alternative rock music from the Pueblo-based Knuckin' Futz in this free show!
  • Dark   Fourth of July Fireworks
    • Civic Center Park parking lot, 61 E. Civic Center Dr. (map) 
    • Wind down the evening's events with a fireworks display, courtesy of the Pueblo West Metropolitan District!

Wet Parade History

The famous Pueblo West Fourth of July Wet Parade began on accident in 1993 when Fire Chief Jack Fowler sprayed a crowd of sweaty spectators with a fire hose along the parade route. The following year, when participants were ready to fire back, a tradition was unexpectedly formed.

Now, it has turned into the largest water fight west of the Mississippi River.

Due in part to COVID restrictions and concerns about public safety, the parade was suspended from 2020-2022. We're excited to welcome the Wet Parade back to the community in 2023! (Learn more about the return of the parade)

Parade Route
Wet Fun