Community Events

Commerce City organizes several community events each year. They are great way to get out, give back, meet your neighbors or just enjoy the community spirit!

Annual Highlights


Spread the Love

Each February the Spread the Love campaign encourages the donation of peanut butter and jelly jars that are then distributed to local food banks. During the 2018 campaign more than 1,800 jars were collected! 


Bison Ridge Recreation Center Grand Opening 

You’re invited to the grand opening celebration of Commerce City’s newest recreation center. Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony, free and fun fitness activities, giveaways and more!

Friday, May 25 | 6–9 p.m. | 13905 E. 112th Ave.

Memorial Day Parade

Commerce City is proud to hold the largest Memorial Day parade in the state with 100+ entries. From military units and bands to floats, antique cars and horse entries, the 1.5 mile parade route is popular with the entire community.

Summertime Events

Quality Community Foundation Golf Tournament

The annual Quality Community Foundation Scholarship Golf Tournament, held June 15, 2018 this year, supports post-secondary educational opportunities for Commerce City residents.

Public Works Touch-a-Truck

Learn how public works keeps the city running. Kids can climb inside snow plows, tractors and street sweepers.

Thursday, June 21 | 4–8 p.m. | Municipal Services Center

Cine en el Parque

Bring your blanket, pack a picnic and watch family movies in the park this summer. Sponsored by El Comericio newspaper, the city and the police department.

Thursday, July 19 | 7 p.m. | Fronterra Park | Movie: Coco
Thursday, August 2 | 7 p.m. | Fairfax Park | Movie: Black Panther

Neighborhood Outreaches

Bring your family to enjoy this Commerce City summer tradition. Enjoy free food and entertainment, while learning more about the city, local nonprofit organizations and service providers.

Thursday, June 14 | 6–8:30 p.m. | Fronterra Park | Music by the So What Brothers (Cover band)
Thursday, August 9 | 6–8:30 p.m. | Pioneer Park | Music by the Hazel Miller Band (Blues)


With one of the state’s largest fireworks displays, inflatables and interactive games, live entertainment and a Colorado Rapids game, Commerce City knows how to throw a party for our nation’s birthday. Purchase game tickets at

Wednesday, July 4 | 5–9 p.m. | Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

Commerce City Cultural Council's Music in the Park

Enjoy a variety of music for FREE at alternating parks, every Thursday in July from 6-8 p.m. Learn more about the Cultural Council.

Thursday, July 5 | Pioneer Park | Chicano Heat Band*
Thursday, July 12 | Reunion, Southlawn | Katie Glassman and Snapshot
Thursday, July 19 | Pioneer Park | Amelia Robles
Thursday, July 26 | Reunion, Southlawn | Bluez House

*Chicano Heat Band was rained out and will now perform during the CCPD's National Night Out kickoff event on August 2. Enjoy the police and fire open house, free food, face painting, dunk tank, first responder equipment and fun activities. Let's get geared up for National Night Out on August 7!

Quality Community Foundation Annual Beer and Wine Tasting Event

Help raise money to benefit Commerce City Recreation Scholarships at the Bison Grill.


Creepy Hollows Fall Festival

Kids, wear your costumes and enjoy the festival atmosphere at this annual event.


9Health Fair

The fair provides free and low-cost screenings, as well as flu shots. There are also wellness activities and resources for improving health and fitness within your family. For more information on the 9Health Fair, visit

Project Present

Each November, the Project Present campaign encourages sponsorships of local in-need children to receive holiday gifts. Children are nominated through their school and gifts are delivered in December. This program is made possible through the generosity of local businesses, community members and city employees. For more information, call Brogan Cheevers, youth recreation coordinator, at 303-289-3659.


Art Show & Tree Lighting

Join the countdown and watch the festive tree lighting at this free event held at the civic center in December. View the art show sponsored by the Commerce City Cultural Council, enjoy warm refreshments and snacks, sing along with professional carolers, and mingle with elected officials and staff.

Mingle with Kringle at Buffalo Run Golf Course

Santa Claus visits Buffalo Run each year in December. Bring your camera and take a photo with Santa. Little ones will also enjoy holiday crafts. Feast on light refreshments provided by the Bison Grill and relax next to the stone fireplace.

Community Events Calendar

Find more community events on the city's community events calendar. If you'd like your event included on the calendar check out the submission requirements and online form.