June 25
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Guide to the Best Independence Eve Celebration Ever

Guide to the Best Independence Eve Celebration Ever

Independence Day is one of our favorite American holidays, not only for its historical significance, but because it’s one of the best opportunities for good barbecues and great company. Denver’s Independence Eve celebration on July 3 is one of Denver’s favorite new traditions. If you’re planning your own Independence Eve celebration, we’re here to give you simple ideas that will take your party to the next level. Of course, you already know when the event is going happen, now let’s lay out the details that will maximize the fun and excitement of your Independence Eve celebration.

Step One: Assemble Your Squad

It’s not a party until you invite people to join, so now’s the time to round up your friends, family and the people you value the most. Holidays, especially Independence Eve, are best spent with the people who matter most to you and who make you happiest, so the more the merrier! Celebrate the historical holiday as well as the connections you have with those around you.

Step Two: Find Some Food

Let’s be real, the only surefire way to bring people together is by guaranteeing food, and good food at that. You can have the classic Independence Eve barbecue or grill-out at your home and have a relaxed kick-back while you enjoy your feast. Or, head to Civic Center downtown for food trucks and a beer and wine garden. Whether you grill out or go out, food will always be a highlight of any celebration.

Step Three: Play a Game

You’ll undoubtedly have some time to fill between eating and fireworks, and no one wants to just sit around in anticipation for several hours. You can play a board game or charades in your home, but those aren’t necessarily fun for everyone. A safe bet is always an escape room. Not only can they house a bigger group, but the variety of themes make them easy crowd-pleasers, and they’re fantastic for elevating energy levels. Escape rooms don’t take too much time, but they’re long enough for you to stay entertained with your friends until the city’s festivities begin.

Step Four: Fireworks

Of course, the highlight of any Independence Eve event is the fireworks, and Denver does it right by offering Colorado’s largest free community fireworks event. There will be live music beginning at 5 pm, so you can listen while you traverse the craft beer and wine bars throughout the festival. And, if the escape room allowed enough time for your appetite to pick back up, there’s going to be a variety of food trucks for you and your group to try. To top it all off, there will be an incredible fireworks and lights show from the Denver City and County Building.

Organizing an Independence Eve party doesn’t have to be intimidating or arduous. Whether you spend your afternoon at home or at EscapeWorks Denver taking on an escape room,  it will all be worthwhile because you’re doing it with the people who matter most. And, if we’re honest, the best part is the fireworks, so if that’s on the agenda then your celebration is already a success.

The Reviews

  • review rating 5  Their flower shop was quite enjoyable, and Dana delivered with a lovely performance. Give her a raise 😁I've only done one room, but it was a great time. It was a bit challenging, yet did not feel too difficult for all levels of problem solving.

    thumb Caleb B

    review rating 5  Great escape room. Would highly recommend. Nice workers. Trace did an excellent job. Definitely plan on coming again. 👍

    thumb Holly Schmidt
  • review rating 5  So many fun choices, a super safe place with a super professional and kind staff. The room I did was so much fun and planned down to the millimeter. My whole crew had a blast. I highly recommend it. No wait no fuss, treat yourself

    thumb gusgusgeol

    review rating 5  This was such a great place to go! It was our first escape room and they gave us a great experience! We will definitely be back to do other rooms! EVERYBODY should go here! They lock your phone and you have the key! Such a good friendly staff as well Jenn was such a great help!!! Overall a absoutly wonderful experience!

    thumb Nikki Schepp
  • review rating 5  Came here for my birthday and it was a blast! Super nice people. We did the Casino Heist and it was definitely challenging but they did give us clues along the way. Can’t wait to go back!

    thumb Samantha Kendrick

    review rating 5  We had an excellent time!!! The staff was wonderful and very accommodating!! Malika and Trace were fantastic!! There was also another gentleman with a beard that has the BEST customer service!!! I'm sorry I cant remember his name... Very fun scenario!!! Thanks for a great time! We will absolutely be back for sure !!

    thumb Dhalia 1991
  • review rating 5  Went here as a small group recently and had a great time. Instructions from the staff were pretty clear at the beginning and helpful in their instructions in explaining how to try to solve the room. Trace was a great guide for this experience and would happily go again.

    thumb Nate Rogers

    review rating 5  My experience here was awesome! Neb was very knowledgeable and very informative. You can tell he really cares about the customers experience! Thank you guys so much for a great time. Juan the manager is awesome as well!!

    thumb Kristen Barnes
  • review rating 5  Amazing escape room! I had a blast! The Casino Heist was one of the best I have participated in. Gen was an incredible host, super friendly and welcoming. Definitely recommend!

    thumb Janeese Brooks

    review rating 5  My fiancee and I were vacationing in Denver and tried out the Egyptian Tomb with another group of 4. We escaped with 5 minutes to spare! Very good room layout and good props. Puzzles were challenging and rewarding once solved. I was not a huge fan of how they did the hints... usually you have 3 hints or whatever and you ask for a hint when you get stuck, instead they give you hints when they think you need it. Otherwise, our game master, Trace, was very helpful and personable. Overall, very satisfied with our experience!

    thumb Wes Cantrell
  • review rating 5  Had a great work team retreat activity here. Loved the puzzles and escaping the "flower shop" (aka: 1920s speakeasy). I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a team building exercise or just wanting to have fun.

    thumb Robert Bogan

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