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Aspen celebrates Independence Day with a whimsical twist. Approximately 20,000 local residents and visitors come together to honor the nation’s birthday in true American style. Festivities include a parade, U.S. Airforce jet flyby, concerts, a kid’s bicycle rodeo, and spectacular fireworks over Aspen Mountain.

With events planned for people of all ages, Aspen’s Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration is a day-long event the whole family can enjoy! So grab the kids & come on down! A schedule of events for the day is listed below and additional event info is available in the menu to the left.

2015 Aspen, Colorado 4th of July Events:


Due to the 4th of July holiday, the Saturday Market will be held on Friday July 3rd from 8:30 to 3:00pm

8 a.m. - Boogie’s Buddy Race, Boogie’s Diner (Corner of Cooper and Hunter)

8:30am - Boogies Buddy 1 mile Walk

Celebrate The Fourth of July by running or walking to support the Buddy Program!  Choose between a challenging but festive 5-mile race with cash prizes or a family & canine 1-mile walk. Sign up online at or in person in front of Boogie’s Diner July 1 - July 3. $50 for adults, $60 race-day registration, $15 for kids under 16, $90 family rate for 1-mile walk The Buddy Program, 970-920-2130

8:30am – 10:30am 4th of July at the AAM, Aspen Art Museum
Pancake Breakfast at the SO Café and it includes a family art activity 
Adults $22, Children $12.  Reservations are required so contact the AAM

9:30 a.m. - Kids’ Bicycle Decorating, Paepcke Park

Open to kids riding bicycles in the parade (HELMETS MANDATORY)

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - 13th Annual “America’s Birthday Carnival,” Paepcke Park

Early Learning Center’s kids’ carnival in Paepcke Park featuring games, food, silent auction, and bake sale
Early Learning Center, 970-920-9201

11 AM - Old Fashioned Fourth of July Parade down Main Street

Parade Entry Forms - City of Aspen, 970-429-2093

12 p.m. - 3 p.m. - AVSC 4th of July Picnic, Koch Park (at the corner of Garmisch and Cooper)

Come catch up with old friends, play some volleyball and have an icy cold beer all while supporting the largest youth non-profit in the Valley, Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club.Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club. $10 for Adults, $5 for Children under 10, 970-205-5100

12:30p.m. - Gentlemen of Aspen 4th of July Rugby Game, Rio Grande Park

                 Gentlemen of Aspen,

4:00 p.m. - The Aspen Music Festival and School’s FREE Fourth of July Concert, Benedict Music Tent

A beloved tradition, the annual Fourth of July celebration brings the AMFS band to the Tent with stirring patriotic favorites.  Lawrence Isaacson, conductor; Anna Deavere Smith, narrator; Barbara Fleck, guest conductor. Sponsored by the City of Aspen, with special thanks to Melani and Rob Walton
Aspen Music Festival and School,, 970-925-9042

4:00 - 9:00 p.m.  -  Journey Stories, Aspen Fire Station Museum (420 E. Hopkins Ave.) 

FREE for 4th of July. The Smithsonian Institution, Colorado Humanities, and the Aspen Historical Society welcome this Museums on Main Street exhibit that will navigate four centuries of American history in addition to telling stories of how some people arrived in Aspen. Aspen Historical Society,, 970-925-3721

7:00pm - Cabaret, Theatre Aspen in Rio Grande Park
Come to the Cabaret!  Theatre Aspen presents the classic musical, transforming the Hurst into our very own Kit Kat Klub. Experience Theatre Aspen’s decadent and dangerous version of pre-WWII Berlin nightlife, and hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history (Cabaret, Maybe This Time) in this Tony Award®-winning musical. Ticket Price: Tickets: $32 - $100

8pm - 10:30pm - “Dancing In The Streets” with Doctor Robert, Music of the Beatles, Sister Cities, located at Mill St./Cooper Ave. Mall adjacent to Wagner Park
ACRA is sponsoring a FREE community concert (40 minute intermission during Firework Display)

9:00pm - Aspen Salutes America - A Video Tour across the USA, Wagner Park LED Video Screen show

9:20pm - Fireworks Extravaganza over Aspen Mountain 
Will last approximately 20 minutes.  Remember to keep your pets in a safe place during the fireworks show



Schedule of Events is Subject to Change