Thu, 2013-07-04 (All day)
Locals and visitors honor the nation's birthday with a parade, kids' carnival, live music, picnics, spectacular fireworks, and more. For complete schedule and updates click here.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - THURSDAY, JULY 4th
8 a.m. Boogie's Buddy Race, Boogie's Diner
$40 for adults, $50 race-day registration, $15 for kids under 16, $80 family rate for 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 and canine 1-mile walk. Sign up online at www.buddyprogram.org or in person in front of Boogie's Diner June 30 - July 3.
The Buddy Program, 970-920-2130
10 a.m. Kid's Bicycle Decorating, Paepcke Park
Open to kids riding bicycles in the parade
HELMETS MANDATORY FOR KIDS AND ADULTS - No scooters or electric vehicles please
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 13th Annual "America's Birthday Carnival," Paepcke Park
Early Learning Center's kids' carnival featuring games, food, silent auction, and bake sale
Early Learning Center, 970-920-9201
12 Noon Old Fashioned 4th of July PARADE, Main Street
FREE to participate, mandatory registration
Parade Information and Entry Forms - City of Aspen, www.aspen4th.com, 970-429-2093
1 - 4 p.m. AVSC 4th of July Picnic, Koch Park
$10 for adults, $5 for children under 10
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, www.teamavsc.org, 970-205-5100
1:30 p.m. Aspen Art Museum's FREE 4th of July Community Picnic, Aspen Art Museum
The AAM partners with a renowned contemporary artist to produce a float for Aspen's Fourth of July Parade. The AAM's popular annual post-parade picnic takes place on the museum grounds.
Aspen Art Museum, www.aspenartmuseum.org, 970-925-8050
4 p.m. The Aspen Music Festival and School's FREE Fourth of July Concert, Benedict Music Tent
A beloved tradition, this celebration brings the AMFS band to the Tent stage 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, www.aspenmusicfestival.com, 970-925-9042
8 - 10:30 p.m. "Dancing In The Streets" Band TBD, Mill St./Cooper Ave. Mall
FREE community street dance and concert (20 minute intermission during Firework Display)
Aspen Chamber Resort Association, www.aspenchamber.org, 970-925-1940
9:15 p.m. Fireworks Extravaganza over Aspen Mountain