Fort Carson to host 4th on the 3rd celebration

FORT CARSON, Colo. — Fort Carson and 4th Infantry Division will host a July 4 celebration on July 3 at Iron Horse Park from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The event will feature live music from the 4th Infantry Division band and will conclude with a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.

There will be a family-friendly games and attractions, including inflatable bounce houses, a corn maze, rock wall, bungee trampoline jump, free photo booth and a kid’s obstacle course.

Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Fees will apply for some attractions as well as food and merchandise.

Due to park construction, you must enter the park from Wetzel Avenue. There will be a walking path available to allow access to the event site from Sheridan Avenue.

Attendees are welcome to bring chairs and picnic blankets to the event. Parking is a distance from the event site, so you should be prepared to walk once parked.

Pets and glass containers are not allowed. Personally purchased fireworks are also prohibited on post in accordance with local and state laws.

Non-Department of Defense identification card holders must enter through Gate 1 (access off of Highway 115) and Gate 20 (access off of Interstate 25).  Visitor passes will not be required from 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Those accessing the installation for the celebration will have to show a current driver’s license, auto registration and valid auto insurance. Allow extra time in the event of a vehicle inspection.

All weapons brought onto Fort Carson must be registered with the provost marshal’s office at building 2700 in accordance with U.S. Army and Fort Carson regulations and policy. Only law enforcement personnel in the performance of official duties may possess a concealed weapon on Fort Carson. It is important to note that county, state and federal civilian concealed carry permits are not recognized or valid on Fort Carson.

Wrongful use or possession of marijuana on a Federal installation is a violation of federal law, which continues to prohibit the use of marijuana anywhere on post.


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