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, concerts, a kid’s bicycle rodeo, and spectacular fireworks over Aspen Mountain.
Help us find a Grand Marshal for this years parade. The person being nominated should live or work in Aspen and have contrivuted to the community in an overhelming way over the past few years. Click here to download the form. Submit by June 1, 2016.
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.
2016 Aspen, Colorado 4th of July Events:
8 a.m. - 30th Annual Boogie’s Buddy Race
Rio Grande Park
$50 for adults, $60 race-day registration. $15 for kids under 16. $90 family rate for 1-mile walk.
Choose between a 5-mile race with cash prizes or a family & canine 1-mile walk.
Online registration, www.buddyprogram.org
8:30 a.m. 4th of July at the AAM, Aspen Art Museum – 637 East Hyman Avenue
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Farm-Fresh Breakfast Buffet, Fresh OJ, bottomless mimosas
8:30 – 10 a.m. Family Art Activity
Adults $45, Children $25. Tickets available for non-members after 6/15.
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 16th Annual “America’s Birthday Carnival”
Early Learning Centers kids’ carnival in Paepcke Park featuring carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, snow cones, balloon animals, live music, silent auction, and concessions.Early Learning Center, 970-920-9201
11am Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade
Begins on Main Street
Parade entry forms. Free to enter, but registration required.
City of Aspen, www.aspen4th.com, 970.429.2093
12pm-3pm AVSC 21st annual 4th of July Picnic
Koch Lumber Park, in Aspen (corner of Garmisch & Cooper Ave).
$15 Admission for lunch; $10 for kids 10 & under
Some attractions: admission includes bbq lunch, Live music, AVSC airbag, games, beer garden (beer extra)
4 p.m. The Aspen Music Festival and School’s FREE Fourth of July Concert,
Benedict Music Tent
The AMFS band with stirring patriotic favorites.
Lawrence Isaacson, conductor.
Aspen Music Festival and School, www.aspenmusicfestival.com, 970-925-9042
6:30pm Mamma Mia! The Hurst Theatre in Rio Grande Park
MAMMA MIA! before the fireworks! Tickets $32 and up
Theatre Aspen, www.theatreaspen.org, Box Office: 970-300-4474
8pm-10:30pm ‘Dancing in the Streets’
Mill Street/Cooper Avenue Mall
FREE community concert (20 minute intermission during fireworks display)
Aspen Chamber Resort Association, www.aspenchamber.org, 970.925.1940
9:15pm Fireworks Extravaganza
Over Aspen Mountain (weather permitting)
Schedule of Events is Subject to Change