Independence Day in Fort Collins is a day-long celebration with a parade, musical performances, food truck rally and, of course, fireworks display.

This year is a special year though, as the City of Fort Collins has dedicated the 4th of July celebration to the 75th D-Day anniversary, and to the selfless men and women who have served and continue to serve our country.

According to a city of Fort Collins press release, leading the 4th of July parade as an ambassador of the American Troops will be WWII veteran Corporal Curt Cameron, 95th Squadron of the 440th Troop Carrier Group.

The parade begins at 10 a.m. The parade route goes west on Mountain Avenue, and starts at Meldrum Street and ends at Jackson Avenue.

According to a city of Fort Collins press release, the full list of community activities for the day includes:

7:30 a.m. Firecracker 5k (City Park)
7:30 a.m. Stars & Stripes Golf Tournament (City Park Nine Golf Course)
9:30 a.m. 39th Annual Old Timer's Baseball Game (City Park North Ballfield)
10 a.m. 4th of July Parade (Mountain Avenue)
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Avery House Celebration (328 W. Mountain Avenue)
11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. City Park Pool, $3 admission (City Park)
12-5 p.m. Trolley Rides, $2 for adults, $1 for kids (City Park - Old Town)
5:45-10:30 p.m. Free Shuttles to/from City Park
3-9:40 p.m. Live Music and Food Truck Rally (City Park)
9:35 p.m. Fireworks Celebration (City Park over Sheldon Lake)

There will be free shuttles services provided by Transfort, and will transport passengers to City Park from the Downtown Transit Center (DTC) and the parking lot at CSU Towers.

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