Fri, 2014-07-04 (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.
FRIDAY, JULY 4th, 2014 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
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
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.
14th 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
11:00 a.m. (NEW TIME!)
Old Fashioned 4th of July PARADE, Main Street
FREE to participate, mandatory registration. Parade Information and Entry Forms can be found here - www.aspen4th.com, City of Aspen, 970-429-2093
12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
AVSC 4th of July Picnic, Koch Park
$10 for adults, $5 for kids 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
Aspen Art Museum's FREE 4th of July Community Picnic, Aspen Art Museum
The AAM's popular annual post-parade picnic takes place on the museum grounds - North Mill Street.
Aspen Art Museum, www.aspenartmuseum.org, 970-925-8050
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
5 - 8 p.m.
FREE Family Fun, Mill St./Cooper Ave. Mall
Clowns, face painters, and 4th of July goodies
Aspen Chamber Resort Association, http://www.aspenchamber.org/, 970-925-1940
Full Monty, The Hurst Theatre in Rio Grande Park
Theatre Aspen, www.theatreaspen.org, 970-925-9313
8 - 10:30 p.m.
"Dancing In The Streets" with DOCTOR ROBERT Beatles Tribute Band, Mill St./Cooper Ave. Mall
Doctor Robert marks a new generation of tribute bands, bringing a thoroughly modern sound and feel to the Fab Four’s classics. The band is quickly becoming respected for its extended, high-energy sets including everything from “Please Please Me” to “Abbey Road,” and because no two shows are ever the same.
FREE concert, 20 minute intermission during Firework Display, weather permitting.
Aspen Chamber Resort Association, www.aspenchamber.org, 970-925-1940
Fireworks Extravaganza over Aspen Mountain (weather permitting)