Police urge caution as Fourth of July festivities ramp up

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DENVER -- Law enforcement is reminding people to be aware of their surroundings as they head to fireworks shows this weekend.

A big one on tap is at Denver’s Civic Center Park that will kick off the Fourth of July holiday weekend festivities on Friday night.

It’s the sixth annual free community celebration in Civic Center Park featuring a concert, light show and fireworks finale.

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It’s all part of Independence Eve and the usual amount of security will be in place for the event. Authorities across the metro area are asking people this weekend that if you see something, say something.

“We do ask people that if they see anything suspicious to give us a call,” Glendale police Lt. John Quinn said. “There will be plenty of officers around and we’ll be able to help them.”

The Independence Eve festival is free to the public and begins at 8 p.m., but authorities advise people to arrive early.