Aspen celebrates Independence Day with a whimsical twist. Local residents and visitors come together to honor the nation’s birthday in true American style. Festivities include a parade, a kid’s bicycle
Aspen celebrates Independence Day with a whimsical twist. Local residents and visitors come together to honor the nation’s birthday in true American style. Festivities include a parade, a kid’s bicycle rodeo, and concerts.
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.
2020 Schedule TBD
Schedule of Events is Subject to Change
BOOGIES BUDDY RACE
Rio Grande Park
Free Vendor Village, race is $50/$60 to enter. Kids – $15
Boogies Buddy Race is one of the most widely anticipated activities of the Fourth of July week in Aspen.
In its 33rd year, the event will take place on the morning of July 4th, with a 5-mile USA Track & Field certified competitive race and a 1-mile Family and Canine run/walk. Over 1,000 participants (50% local, 50% national), along with hundreds of observers and celebrants, kick off the Fourth of July in style at this family-friendly event.
Online registration available here!
Buddy Program, www.buddyprogram.org, 970-920-2130
|9:30 – 11 a.m.||
KID’S PARADE BICYCLE DECORATING
Paepcke Park (South East Corner)
Kid’s bicycle decoration for the 4th of July Parade! Helmets are REQURIED to ride in the parade (this includes adults)!
FREE to participate.
|10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||
19th ANNUAL “AMERICA’S BIRTHDAY CARNIVAL”
Come celebrate Fourth of July at “America’s Birthday Carnival”. Food and fun for the whole family including bounce houses, face painting, kids’ games, BBQ, beer tents, silent auction, and more. All proceeds go towards high quality Early Learning Education at the non-profit preschool, The Early Learning Center in Aspen.
Early Learning Center, earlylearningaspen.com, 970-920-9201
OLD FASHIONED 4th OF JULY PARADE
Begins on Main Street
Aspen celebrates Independence Day with a whimsical twist. Local residents and visitors come together to honor the nation’s birthday in true American style. Festivities include a parade, concerts and family fun by Wagner Park. 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!
Parade free to enter, but registration required.
City of Aspen, www.aspen4th.com, 970-429-2093
|12 – 3 p.m.||
AVSC JULY 4th COMMUNITY PICNIC
Koch Lumber Park (corner of Garmisch & Cooper Ave.)
$20 Adults; $10 for kids 12 & under (price includes lunch!)
AVSC invites all Roaring Fork Valley residents and visitors to join us for an old-fashioned July 4th BBQ in the Park. Please join us after the parade for a festive holiday in the park. Rock out to live music, kids games, volley ball, dunk tank, an adult beverage garden, and delicious Crystal River Meats grass fed burgers.
Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club, www.teamavsc.org/events , 970-205-5100
THE ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL’S FREE FOURTH OF JULY CONCERT
Benedict Music Tent
The annual FREE Fourth of July event brings the AMFS band to the Tent stage with stirring patriotic favorites.
Aspen Music Festival and School, www. aspenmusicfestival.com, 970-925-9042
|5 – 10 p.m.||
JULY 4th BLOCK PARTY W/ THE ASPEN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT. & MOUNTAIN RESCUE
Aspen Fire Department
Join the AVFD, ACRA and Mountain Rescue for a July 4th block party! Food, beer garden and live music all benefiting the Aspen Volunteer Fire Dept. and Mountain Rescue.
Free to attend, and all food & drink proceeds go to the AVFD and Mountain Rescue.
Aspen Fire Dept. & Aspen Chamber Resort Association, www.aspenchamber.org, 970-925-1940
Belly Up Aspen
A self-described “new band made up of old friends,” the Raconteurs feature the White Stripes’ Jack White and power pop maestro Brendan Benson on vocals, keyboards, and guitars, and the Greenhornes’ drummer Patrick Keeler and bassist Jack Lawrence as the group’s rhythm section. The idea for the band began when Benson and White collaborated on the song “Steady, As She Goes,” which later became the Raconteurs’ debut single. When the duo drafted Keeler and Lawrence, they became a full-fledged band. After a decade-plus hiatus, the Raconteurs returned in June 2019 with Help Us Stranger, their third album.
Belly Up Aspen, Box Office, www.bellyupaspen.com, 970.544.9800
4TH OF JULY LASER LIGHT DISPLAY
Join ACRA in Wagner Park to watch a laser light display. Aspen Chamber Resort Association www.aspenchamber.org, 970-925-1940
**PUBLIC NOTICE: NO PERSONAL DRONES ARE PERMITTED IN THE DOWNTOWN CORE AREA**
All Day (Saturday)