How To Safely Celebrate the 4th of July in Aspen this Year

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The 4th of July in Aspen is a community celebration and a day where we come together to honor our nation’s birthday. Although this year may look a little different, here are a few suggestions on how you can celebrate in Aspen and what to avoid to ensure a safe and happy holiday.


Do: Join in on Aspen’s 4th of July Celebration with the Aspen Chamber Resort Association. From window decorating contests to virtual races, there’s still an opportunity to celebrate one of our favorite holidays safely this year.

Don’t: Gather in large groups in town and go to places where social distancing isn’t being practiced.



Do: Camp at one of our many designated campsites and enjoy nature’s natural fireworks of stars under Aspen’s expansive night sky.

Don’t: Smoke in vegetated areas, light campfires in undesignated areas without a fire grate, or light any fireworks or explosive materials. As a reminder Pitkin County is in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.



Do: Hike, bike, and explore with our many recreation options in Aspen. Learn how you can social distance in the mountains here.

Don’t: Head to crowded trails and visit recreation areas if you are sick with or tested positive for COVID-19, or know you were recently exposed to COVID-19.



Do: Head to the Aspen Saturday Market or order takeout from one of our many restaurants and pack a picnic to relax in one of our outdoor parks.

Don’t: Go to crowded parks and avoid the Saturday Market if you are feeling unwell.



Do: Spend time with family and close friends in an outdoor setting. If you plan on attending a small BBQ this year in Aspen, make sure to follow these helpful guidelines by the CDC to safely celebrate the holiday.

Don’t: Attend large gatherings where social distancing isn’t being practiced and masks are unavailable. 



Do: Go to one of our local stores like Carl’s and get some fun festive flare.

Don’t: Use sparklers or other personal fireworks to celebrate. We are in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.



Do: Celebrate safely, enjoy the many local businesses, al fresco dining, stroll through the shops, and play in the great outdoors.

Don’t: Enter local businesses, restaurants, and outdoor areas without practicing the 5 Commitments to Containment.



Do: Follow us on social @AspenCo and tag us in your 4th of July celebrations!

Don't: Forget to have a safe and fun weekend!


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