4:36am

Wed July 4, 2012
4th of July

VIDEO: Independence Day Eve Fireworks At Denver's Civic Center Park

The traditional sights and sounds of Independence Day were on full display in Civic Center Park on Tuesday night. The traditional Independence Day Eve celebration brought together Coloradans, fireworks, ( a rarity this year in drought and wildfire ravaged Colorado ) and the music of the Colorado Symphony.

The wildfires that have burned across much of the state were not far from everyone's mind as air tankers flew over the city before dusk. This year's celebration was also a fundraiser for wildfire relief efforts [.pdf]. Attendees were asked to donate by texting "FIRE" to 80000, to donate $10 to the effort.