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Summer Symphony Welcome Video

For 45 years, our city has celebrated our nation’s birth with music from Katy Perry’s Firework to Tchaikovsky’s notorious 1812 Overture. Taking their lead from the legendary Fabulous Fourth established by Charles Ansbacher, Bee Vradenburg and the City of Colorado Springs, this annual concert connects our community in a way like no other. In fact, for thousands of Springs residents, it wouldn’t be Independence Day without the Philharmonic in Memorial Park (and the blast of a few Howitzer cannons!). The way our community embraces this event says a lot about the vitality of performing arts in Southern Colorado.

NEW! July 2: Castle Rock Summer Concert Series.

Travel north to the Castle Rock Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park as the Philharmonic headlines the evening. Opening band Spinphony.


July 4: Independence Day, Memorial Park.

Get ready for the region’s largest event, featuring troops from Fort Carson, The Liberty Belles, amazing food, and thunderous fireworks to light up the night sky. Get there early to claim a prime spot. Free to the public.


July 5: Symphony Above the Clouds, Woodland Park.

Just a short drive away, the fun continues. Generously organized by the Ute Pass Symphony Guild the Philharmonic performs in an intimate setting under a cool mountain breeze. Free to the public.


Special thanks to our major sponsors* of Summer Symphony:
The City of Colorado Springs
El Pomar Foundation
Schmidt Construction
The Gazette
Lamar Outdoor Advertising

To honor the 45th Anniversary of Summer Symphony, won’t you consider a donation to the Fireworks Fund? You’ll be participating directly in the excitement, and ensuring this tradition continues for years to come.


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