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!

Detailed information is added as each event draws nearer.

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! 


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 supports post-secondary educational opportunities for Commerce City residents and will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019.

Public Works Touch-a-Truck

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

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.

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.


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

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.


Quality Community Foundation Fall Scholarship Fundraiser

Painting for a Purpose, benefiting recreational scholarships for Commerce City residents, was held on October 25 at Bison Ridge Recreation Center.

Commerce City Trunk or Treat & Creepy Hollows Fright Night

Trunk or Treat is for kids ages 2-10 and youth in grades 6-12 will love Fright Night. View full details


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.

Cereal with Santa

Santa Claus visits Commerce City each year in December. This year, wear your pajamas and enjoy cereal with Santa. There will also be holiday crafts for the little ones.

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.