Since the 1970s, the Pueblo West Metropolitan District has celebrated Independence Day with a splash. What began as typical hot July morning, as Fire Chief Jack Fowler sprayed a crowd of sweaty spectators with a fire hose along the parade route, has now turned into the largest wet parade and water fight west of the Mississippi.
Each Independence Day, the parade route along Joe Martinez Boulevard is transformed into a winding stream
of blasting water cannons and squirt guns.
Those brave enough to participate in the battle park along the route early in the morning. The beds of pickups are transformed into holding tanks, containing many gallons of water - easy access for quick reloads - and plenty of ammunition for the duration of the parade.
For those who wish to stay dry, there is a section at the beginning of the parade route where water in forbidden. It is suggested to bring a canopy or plastic to shield away the water. The "front" section of the parade is considered "DRY" where entrants can enjoy the scene in an antique automobile or on horseback.
7:30am:The 11th Annual Liberty Point 5K Run/Walk
preregister online at: www.getmeregistered.com/libertypoint5K
Register before Jul 1 at 11:59pm for $20 per individual entry or $40 for a family or company team (up to 6 members). This activity is sponsored by the United Way of Pueblo.
10:00am:The Pueblo West 4th of July Parade
12:00pm:Patriotic Ceremony at Civic Center Park amphitheater.
8:00am-4:00pm: Food Trucks, Beer, & Live Music
Sponsored by the Pueblo West Rotary, sold will be breakfast burritos, a food truck roundup, and beer garden throughout the day. The celebration ends with an afternoon beer tent and tacos closer to the fireworks sponsored by the Pueblo West Rotary and Tocayo Restaurant.
4:00pm-Dark: Enjoy Mexican fare, live entertainment, and ice cold beer at the best spot in Pueblo West to watch the annual fireworks show. However, fireworks may be canceled due to any fire restrictions or inclement weather.