Things to Do in Pueblo July 1-8: First Friday, Fourth of July events and movies in the park

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Friday, July 1

First Friday events

Steel City Art Works, 216 S. Union Ave., 5-8 p.m. | The gallery is set to host a 15th anniversary extravaganza with music from Fireweed, complimentary refreshments and a 15% discount on all art.

Blo Back Gallery, 131 Spring St., 6 p.m. | Blo Back will kick off its TRUTH invitational show as part of First Friday festivities. The TRUTH show features conscious creatives, truth tellers, alt media darlings and freedom-themed art.

More on art: Steel City Art Works turns 15

Saturday, July 2

Midsummer Magick Festival 2022

Karmic Konnection, 125 E. Abriendo Ave., 10 a.m. | This event will celebrate the midway point of the year, when nature is at its most abundant. Admission is free. There will be psychic readers, energy healers, vendors, and handcrafted products for sale.

This event takes place in the basement level of Karmic Konnection, which is accessible via staircase only. Lisa Camerlo will be offering readings on the upper floor.

Movies in the Park

Pueblo City Park, 800 Goodnight Ave., 7 p.m. | Pre-movie activities for this Pueblo Parks and Recreation event start at 7 p.m. with food trucks, concessions, The Rides at City Park and playground fun. The movie, "Grease," will follow at dusk.

Participants should bring a blanket or chairs to sit on. The free event is hosted by the Jami Baker Orr Team of Keller Williams Realty.

The Fourth of July fireworks display in Pueblo West has been canceled for the Fourth of July 2022, but a Pueblo fireworks show is set for 9:30 p.m. at the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk, 101 N. Union Ave.
The Fourth of July fireworks display in Pueblo West has been canceled for the Fourth of July 2022, but a Pueblo fireworks show is set for 9:30 p.m. at the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk, 101 N. Union Ave.

Monday, July 4

Fireworks show on the Riverwalk

Historic Arkansas Riverwalk, 101 N. Union Ave., Gates open at 4 p.m. | Riverwalk festivities kick off at noon Monday with $4 boat rides. Gates open at 4 p.m. for the fireworks show.

Live entertainment will be provided by Rhett Haney, a country musician who has spent more than 20 years in Denver's music scene. Food vendors will include Colorado Squeezers, Holy Cow Food Truck, Mimi's Shaved Ice, Pass Key, Johnny's BBQ, Springs Ice Cream and Stokes Pizza.

River Walk Boat rides will end at 9 p.m. and the fireworks show is set to begin at 9:30 p.m.

Fourth of July Celebrate Freedom Concert

Memorial Hall, 1 City Hall Place, 7 p.m. | The Pueblo Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Andrzej Grabiec and Spinphony, will put on a free concert to celebrate the holiday.

Tickets are available at the Pueblo Memorial Hall box office.

Family Fun Day at Pueblo Railway Museum

Pueblo Railway Museum, 200 W. B St., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Celebrate America’s birthday with train rides at the railway museum.

Guests can ride in the “Patriot” engine or one of three cabooses. Train ride tickets are $15 for a ride in the Patriot engine or $10 for a ride in one of the cabooses and should be paid with cash or check.

Children under 3 years old may ride the train for free. Each train ride is approximately 20 minutes.

All paying riders will receive a free ice cream and bottled water to help beat the heat. The volunteer-staffed hot dog concession stand will offer hot dogs, soda and chips for an additional cost.

Pueblo West Fourth of July events

Pueblo West Fourth of July festivities kick off at 7:30 a.m. Monday with the United Way Liberty Point 5K run, which starts at Joe Martinez and Purcell boulevards. Race day registration runs from 6:15 to 7 a.m.

The Firefighter’s Pancake Breakfast runs 8 to 10 a.m. at Fire Station No. 1, 51 E. Hahns Peak Ave., featuring pancakes, eggs and breakfast meat available free of charge thanks to sponsorship by Madero Pest Control.

The Splash Pad and Food Truck rendezvous will run from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Civic Center Park, 61 E. Civic Center Plaza.

A previously scheduled fireworks show in Pueblo West has been canceled.

Friday, July 8

710 Oil Fest

Pueblo Union Depot, 132 W. B St., 7:30-10 p.m. | This cannabis celebration event will feature the Colorado CannaBus, live music, brand exhibitions, swag, prizes, a cash bar and food trucks. Free admission starts at 7 p.m. and the event runs until 10:30 p.m.

VIP admission begins at 6 p.m. and costs $25. VIP access includes a swag bag and free well drinks from 6 to 7 p.m.

Fireworks news: Fireworks sales begin Monday in Pueblo, and Riverwalk's annual Fourth of July show is a go

Want us to include your event in this calendar? Send details by email, with "Things to do" in the subject line, to zhillstrom@gannett.com. The calendar is updated online as we receive new events and is published in the paper on Fridays.

This article originally appeared on The Pueblo Chieftain: Pueblo hosts First Friday, movies and Fourth of July events