Pueblo West 2023 Vintage 4th of July Celebration

Thank you Pueblo West for an amazing Fourth of July celebration! We can't wait for next year!

We are already looking forward to Pueblo West Fourth of July in 2024! Be sure to re-visit this page in 2024 for next year's schedule.

Contribute to our 2024 celebration!

We rely on contributions from the community to provide Pueblo West with the best Fourth of July celebration possible! This year, the community stepped up with $28,000 in contributions from local businesses and individuals. YOU can help make the 2024 celebration a success with a donation -- even as little as $10 helps!

** Donations have been temporarily suspended ** Donate online now to our 2024 Fireworks and Events Fund! (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 logoRecap of 2023 events

The Pueblo West Metropolitan District re-booted our Fourth of July celebrations with the return of the Fourth of July wet parade, re-named the Jack Fowler Memorial Fourth of July Wet Parade, and an all-day schedule of events that included the new Vintage Fourth of July celebration at Civic Center Park, followed by a fireworks display! 

Review the 2023 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)
  • 10:30 a.m.  —  Jack Fowler Memorial Fourth of July Water Parade
  • After the parade  —  Food Truck Market
  • 6 p.m.   Fourth of July Beautiful Baby Contest
  • 6 p.m.   4th of July FREE Community Cookout
  • 6-8 p.m.   Community Field Day
  • 6-8 p.m.   Free Vintage Car Show
  • 6-8 p.m.   Live Music from Knuckin' Futz
  • Dark   Fourth of July Fireworks
    • Near Civic Center Park, 61 E. Civic Center Dr. (map) 
    • Park your cars between Palmer Lake Dr. and Civic Center Dr., or watch the display from Civic Center Park!

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