Red White and You 2018

Littleton Hosts Red, White & You Celebration With Fireworks At Clement Park

Rain or Shine!


Red, White & You – Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton, CO 80123
Event Hours: 5 – 10 p.m.
– The event runs rain or shine –


Know Before You Go

No canopy tents or large picnic umbrellas – if it can be staked into the ground, it is not allowed
Small, personal shade devices like handheld umbrellas and small umbrellas that attach on lawn chairs are allowed.
No pets, please leave them at home for their safety and sanity
No personal fireworks, No portable grills, No glass bottles
No littering – Please use trash receptacles or carry your trash out
No marijuana – Public consumption of marijuana is prohibited by Colorado State Law
Red, White & You is a No Drone Zone – remote control devices are not permitted in Clement Park
and Large Canopy Tents and Picnic Umbrellas of any kind
(if it can be staked into the ground, it is not allowed)

Info, Tips & Schedule

Admission is free
Bring a lawn chair or blanket, sunscreen, water and small flashlight to use post-event
Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for lots of walking
5 p.m. – Event Starts! All Open – Community & Sponsor Booths, Kids Area, Beer & Wine Gardens, and Food Vendors.
5 – 7 p.m. – NEW! Performing Arts Pavilion – Shelter 3
Showcasing performers from the Foothills Park & Recreation District’s performing arts program
7 p.m. – Free Concert featuring The Nacho Men – Amphitheater
Formed in 1980, The Nacho Men have used their special blend of dance music, costume changes, choreography and side-splitting humor to keep all generations of fans coming back for their high energy interactive rock and roll show. The Nacho Men can do it all – street corner a capella, 50’s, ’60’s, 70’s and 80’s music, Swing and Disco.
9:30 p.m. – Fireworks Display – south of the Amphitheater
Please note that the firework fallout zone will be marked and fenced. It is very important to stay out of the firework fallout area.
Fireworks viewing can be achieved anywhere in the park.
9:45 p.m. – Band Encore – The Nacho Men – Amphitheater
10 p.m. – Event ends
Restrooms: Port-o-Lets will be located throughout the event area
Lost & Found -and- First Aid: Located at the Foothills Park & Recreation District Tent (near the playground)

Parking Information

Parking is limited, carpooling is highly recommended
Vehicles are only allowed on designated roads and to park in designated lots
Handicap parking lots available
When Clement Park parking lots are full, they will close (lots typically will fill up between 6-7 p.m)
Due to space constraints, oversized vehicles like RV’s are asked not to park in Clement Park for this event
No overnight parking or camping.

Event Parking • Dropping Off • Picking Up

Parking options available in:
Clement Park
Columbine High School
Southwest Plaza Mall – specified location only, View Map with red outline
Do NOT park at the Columbine Library
Two reserved handicap parking lots will be marked and located on either side of the roundabout off the Long Drive entrance. In past years, these lots have filled between 6-7 p.m.
If you drop off anyone in the park for the event, you will NOT be able to drive back into the park until 11 p.m. Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office priority is to safely clear traffic out of Clement Park immediately following the end of the event.
No shuttle services provided
No business or person acting on behalf of a business is permitted to solicit to spectators of this event within the confines of Clement Park without a vendor permit issued by Foothills Park & Recreation District. Anyone doing so without a permit specific for Red, White & You will be asked to leave by a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy.

Lakewood’s 4th of July Big Boom Bash At Jeffco Stadium


Big Boom Bash by Lakewood

Gravina’s Window Center of Littleton is proud to be a part of the Big Boom Bash by Lakewood, a new Fourth of July celebration.  Hosted by the City of Lakewood, the Big Boom Bash includes activities for the kiddos, community art, vendor booths, food trucks, a beer garden from local breweries and much more, highlighted by fireworks choreographed to music.  Even though the event is FREE, there will be food and drinks on hand for purchase, and suitable for everyone!  Join us this year to celebrate America’s Independence Day, Lakewood style!




Big Boom Bash kicks off at 5:30 p.m. and concludes with a spectacular 20-minute firework display at dark, beginning at approximately 9:15 p.m.

The event includes children’s activities, a community art project, vendor booths and local food trucks.  The Lakewood Beer Garden presented by Foothills Credit Union will feature beer from Lakewood breweries and hard cider for purchase.


Primary parking areas are at Jeffco Stadium and Trailblazer Stadium. The stadium gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Upon entry, all guests are subject to a bag search and security check to ensure restricted items are not brought into this family-friendly event. Guests are welcome to bring small bags, small soft-sided coolers, picnics and unopened non-alcoholic beverages. Guests can help make Big Boom Bash a zero-waste event by packing food and drinks in reusable non-glass containers and using products that can be composted or recycled.

For parking and entry details and a list of items allowed or prohibited from the venue, visit or call the Big Boom Bash hotline at 303-987-7899.


Join us for a free fireworks event on Wednesday, July 4 at Jeffco Stadium.


Big Boom Bash by Lakewood is organized by the City of Lakewood. It is generously sponsored by MIX 100, Foothills Credit Union, Jeffco Public Schools, Gold Compass Real Estate, Gravina’s Window Center of Littleton, Honest Tea, Sprouts Farmers Market and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).


Have a safe and Happy Fourth of July!

Infinity from Marvin Patio Doors

Choosing the Right Patio Door for Your Home

Too many of us hide our yards and balconies behind boring solid doors that close us off from the outside world. Instead of playing it safe, why not install patio doors? They pack a visual punch and really brighten up the interior of your home.

If you don’t have a clear vision of what you want, an exciting patio door project can go south quickly. You’ll want to keep the following things in mind as you shop around.

Tips for Selecting Patio Doors


Design is integral to making sure your patio door creates a seamless flow between your indoor and outdoor spaces and enhances your home’s architectural style. There are many different options out there.

  • Sliding doors slide open on a track. They’re perfect for smaller spaces because they don’t swing open into your furniture.
  • French doors have two panels that both swing open to reveal your gorgeous backyard view. Unlike sliding doors, French doors create a larger opening and allow unhindered movement.
  • Center-hinged doors have the sophisticated look of French doors, but only one panel opens. They work well in smaller spaces where French doors would hit furniture or close off the space.
  • Bi-parting sliding doors create a long span of window space. They work similarly to retail store doors, with two door panels in the middle that slide apart, creating an opening. Additional windows flank both sides.
  • Folding doors are a luxurious option for those who enjoy entertaining and have plenty of wall space. Multiple door panels slide and sandwich against each other like an accordion, allowing you to create an indoor-outdoor room.


The material you choose for your patio door can either add to or detract from the beauty of your home. You want to consider the durability of the material you choose, its ability to withstand the elements of your local climate and its resistance to moisture.

  • Wood is a timeless material that can evoke ruggedness or elegance depending upon the grain, stain and finish. While gorgeous, it is susceptible to warping and degradation with temperature fluctuation and exposure to moisture. It also needs to be refinished frequently to combat sun damage.
  • Fiberglass is an energy-efficient material that can be painted and textured to convincingly mimic wood. While it is one of the more expensive materials, it outperforms vinyl in nearly every area, including appearance, longevity, energy efficiency, strength and ability to withstand the elements.
  • Vinyl is a more affordable alternative to fiberglass and has some overlapping benefits, including low maintenance requirements and customizability. However, it is much easier to tell vinyl apart from wood than fiberglass. It is also more prone to warping and offers poorer insulation.
  • Steel is a unique choice that can give your door a sleek, modern look. Though steel is durable and provides stellar insulation, it can corrode and rust if the paint comes off. Some homeowners may find the temperature of the metal door uncomfortable in particularly cold or warm climates.
  • Aluminum is a more affordable metal material than steel. However, it is also lighter, less energy-efficient and more prone to staining, scratching and denting.


Window grids, also called grilles, can be inserted between panes or attached to the glass to add some artistic flair to your door. A well-chosen grid can complement the style of your home.

  • Colonial grids are a classic choice and divvy the glass up into smaller squares.
  • Diamond grids hark back to European design and can give your room a quaint, fairytale feel.
  • Prairie grids act like picture frames, running along the perimeter of the glass and crisscrossing in the corners.

There are countless grid options out there, including customized options. Don’t be afraid to make your patio door the stunning centerpiece of your living room or kitchen.

Privacy and Visibility

Though they’re a beautiful home addition, patio doors can make you feel like you’re on display. Still, you may be hesitant to cover up your brand-new door with curtains. In these instances, try one-way window film that blocks neighbors from seeing inside your home during the day, frosted glass or built-in blinds that rest between the panes of the door.

Energy Efficiency

Doors are weaknesses in your home’s structure that allow heat and air conditioning to escape outside, raising your energy bills. The sunlight that streams through your patio door also heats your home, which forces your air conditioner to work harder than it otherwise would if the door were solid. Choosing the right glass and door material will prevent heating and cooling loss and maintain the temperature of your home by providing a tight seal and reflecting the sun’s rays and infrared radiation. Consider low-E glass and door materials with good ENERGY STAR® ratings.

Find the Perfect Patio Door at Gravina’s Window Center of Littleton

Gravina’s Window Center of Littleton has been outfitting homes in the Denver metro area with high-quality patio doors for 45 years. We are a third-generation, family owned and operated business that cares deeply about each and every one of our customers. Our dedication to customer service and exceptional results even earned us a 2017 Angie’s List Superior Service Award.

We offer a wide variety of Marvin® patio doors made of sturdy and energy-efficient Ultrex® fiberglass. Ultrex is made of strong glass cables and resins capped with acrylic for long-lasting strength. Here are just a few of the ways Ultrex fiberglass is superior to vinyl:

  • Eight times stronger, allowing for smaller frames and larger windows
  • Resists warping in temperatures up to 285 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Topped with acrylic capping that is three times thicker than paint
  • And much more!

Our selection of Marvin patio door designs includes:

If you’re ready to embrace your outdoor space, call (303) 794-0490 to schedule your consultation and get your FREE quote today!

Vinyl and Fiberglass Window Replacements

Vinyl vs. Fiberglass Windows

Windows are a fundamental part of every home. Not only do they provide protection from the elements and allow sunlight into your space, but they also enhance your home’s aesthetic and could potentially raise its curb value. However, not all windows are created equal. Certain windows won’t provide the same benefits for every home, and each type of window comes with its fair share of pros and cons that homeowners should be aware of before making any major renovations or purchases.

Thinking of Replacing Your Windows? You Have Choices

There are plenty of window materials out there, from vinyl to aluminum to wood. Perhaps the two most popular styles found on modern homes in the U.S. are vinyl and fiberglass. If you’re considering upgrading your windows soon, it’s fair to question which material will best fit your home. Some factors to consider are strength, durability, cost and energy efficiency, among others.


You may not think much about window appearance – the whole point is to look through them, after all – but fiberglass and vinyl windows have some aesthetic differentiators worth noting. Fiberglass windows can be painted, customized upon purchase and can closely mimic the appearance of wood windows. Vinyl windows, on the other hand, cannot be painted and tend to have a “plain” look.

Fiberglass windows also have more glass surface area than vinyl. This is because vinyl materials aren’t as strong, so more material is needed to construct the frame, resulting in less glass space. If more natural light and more versatile appearance options are important to you, consider fiberglass over vinyl.


Vinyl windows are more affordable because the material is less expensive and installation tends to be less labor intensive. Prices will always vary depending on the window size and installation job, but overall, you can expect to pay about 10 to 30 percent more for fiberglass windows than vinyl.

Part of the price difference is attributable to the fact that fiberglass windows must be professionally installed and cannot be purchased from a home improvement store. On the plus side, this should provide some peace of mind because you’ll be getting the best possible product as well as installation with an expert’s touch.


Home builders today commonly use vinyl windows because they’re more affordable, readily available, easier to install and nearly maintenance-free. Another plus is they’re often made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) with ultraviolet light (UV) stabilizers, so they won’t fade in the sun or rust. Most vinyl windows should last up to 30 years on average.

Fiberglass windows are also very durable, with an estimated lifespan of about 50 years. Because the frame is reinforced with glass fibers rather than just plastic, fiberglass windows are more resistant to expansion and contraction in high or low temperatures, frame warp, and general distortion. Homeowners who choose to paint their fiberglass should know that they may have to re-paint it at some point if peeling occurs.

Energy Efficiency

Overall, both vinyl and fiberglass tend to be energy-efficient choices, especially when compared to outdated or damaged windows. However, the hollow frames and air gaps that can develop in vinyl windows make for less-than-ideal insulation. If contraction occurs in a vinyl window, gaps and seal leaks can develop and lead to window fogging and the buildup of moisture in between the panes. Fiberglass windows are better insulated and will not shrink or expand.

Resale Value

If you’re looking to add resale value to your home, you really can’t go wrong with either choice. A recent estimate pinned an ROI of 74 percent on vinyl windows.1 Less resale value data exists for fiberglass windows because they’re a relatively new product. However, many experts believe they will potentially have a more significant impact on resale value because of their durability, energy efficiency and versatile appearance.

And the Winner Is…

At Gravina’s Window Center of Littleton, we recommend our customers choose the Infinity from Marvin because it’s simply the best fiberglass window on the market. The Infinity’s Ultrex® fiberglass is tough, energy-efficient and completely customizable to fit your aesthetic needs. If you’re ready to make the upgrade to fiberglass windows in your Denver-area home, contact Gravina’s Window Center by filling out an online form to receive a FREE estimate today!