4th of July

Sunday July 4, 2021

Aspen's Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

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Local residents and visitors come together to honor the nation's birthday in true American style. Aspen’s 4th of July 2021 celebrates “Stars, Stripes, & Aspen, Forever!” This year’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July festivities feature a stationary parade, music, lights and more! Join ACRA and the Aspen community as we commemorate Independence Day. For the Holiday Weekend Schedule of Events, see below.

Experience Old Fashioned 4th of July in Aspen

4th of July 2021

Weekend Schedule of Events

All events are subject to change to comply with state and county public health orders.

Check back frequently for updates.

FRIDAY, JULY 2nd
Various

PERFORMANCES Aspen Music Festival and School

Check the online schedule for information and get tickets for rehearsals and concerts throughout the day www.aspenmusicfestival.com/events/calendar, Box Office 970.925.9042

7:30 pm

THEATRE ASPEN PRESENTS CHICAGO! Theatre Aspen

This sharp-edged satire features a dazzling script and score from John Kander and Fred Ebb that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse. Tickets: theatreaspen.org or contact  [email protected], 970.300.4474

9 pm

DEADMAU5 Belly Up Aspen

Buy Tickets Online: www.bellyupaspen.com/deadmau5-2

or from Belly Up Aspen Box Office, www.bellyupaspen.com , 970.544.9800

SATURDAY, JULY 3rd
8:30 am - 2 pm

ASPEN SATURDAY MARKET Downtown Aspen

Spend your Saturday morning at the Aspen Saturday Market; A tradition since 1998! The market offers Colorado-grown fruits, vegetables, breads, meats, jams and more as well as a food court for lunch or a snack. www.aspen-saturdaymarket.com

Various

PERFORMANCES Aspen Music Festival and School

Check the online schedule for information and get tickets for rehearsals and concerts throughout the day www.aspenmusicfestival.com/events/calendar, Box Office 970.925.9042

4 pm & 8 pm

THEATRE ASPEN PRESENTS CHICAGO! Theatre Aspen

This sharp-edged satire features a dazzling script and score from John Kander and Fred Ebb that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse. Tickets: theatreaspen.org or contact  [email protected], 970.300.4474

9 pm

BIG GIGANTIC WITH COVEX Belly Up Aspen

Buy Tickets Online: www.bellyupaspen.com/big-gigantic or from

Belly Up Aspen Box Office, www.bellyupaspen.com , 970.544.9800

SUNDAY, JULY 4th
8 am

BOOGIES BUDDY RACE Rio Grande Park

Boogie’s Buddy Race will be back in person this year with the option to participate virtually; run in Aspen on the morning of July 4th or sign up to participate virtually and run anytime between now and July 4th! Boogie’s Buddy Race is one of the most widely anticipated activities of the Fourth of July week in Aspen. Typically, the event includes a 5-mile USA Track & Field certified competitive race, 5K and a 1-mile Family and Canine run/walk. Kick off the Fourth of July in style at this family-friendly event. $50 adults, $60 day of event.

Register Online at: www.buddyprogram.org/events/annual-buddy-5-mile-race/

9 am

FREE YOGA Red Brick Lawn - 110 E. Hallam St.

Free 60 Minute Vinyasa Flow Yoga on the lawn with Jackie Tracy. Reservation Required. Limited to 20 people. www.aspenrecreation.com

9 am - 10 am

KIDS’ PARADE BICYCLE DECORATING Wagner Park (Near Playground)

Kid’s bicycle decoration for the 4th of July! City of Aspen, www.aspen4th.com

10 am

KIDS’ BIKE PARADE – Starts on Monarch and Finishes in Wagner Park (click here for route map) Registration with a signed liability waiver is required and will be available on-site during bike decorating. Helmets are mandatory to ride in the parade (this includes adults)! FREE to participate.

City of Aspen, www.aspen4th.com

10 am-1 pm

KIDS’ ZONE Wagner Park Playground

Kids and their families can come play fun yard games including spike ball, corn hole, & Jenga.  3 Clowns will be on site doing face painting, balloons, bubbles and handing out Otter popsicles.

City of Aspen, www.aspen4th.com

10 am - 1 pm

OLD FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY STATIONARY PARADE – Streets Closed Downtown Core

Aspen’s traditional Old-Fashioned 4th of July Parade has been reimagined this year to provide a safe and responsible celebration. Rather than a walking Parade, The City of Aspen will feature the parade participants at various stationary display exhibit locations throughout the downtown core and will invite the public to stroll through the “stationary Parade” on their own from 10am - 1pm on July 4th. Participation is free and open to all local organizations, businesses, individuals and groups. Participants are encouraged to get creative with displays, costumes and activities that promotes their organization and safely provides 4th of July fun and entertainment for the public. All participants must register with the City of Aspen by 5pm on Monday, June 28th and all exhibits must thematically align with the theme: Stars, Stripes and Aspen Forever!  Space is limited & registration is mandatory.

Register here: https://aspenchamber.org/events/4th-july/parade-information

For exhibit questions or permit requirements, Contact: Sandy Doebler, COA, 970.429.2093

 

Highlights of Activities Happening during the Stationary Parade in the Downtown Core:

CREATE & TAKE STATION - Aspen Art Museum (Corner of Hyman & Spring)

Create and take something festive for your bike, scooter or stroller! All Welcome. Free. No registration required. aspenartmusem.org 

4pm

4th OF JULY CONCERT Aspen Music Festival and School Benedict Music Tent

The annual free Fourth of July celebration brings the AMFS band to the Tent stage with stirring patriotic favorites. A beloved tradition.

http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com/events/calendar/fourth-of-july-concert-2/

www.aspenmusicfestival.com , 970.925.9042

4 pm

TOP GUN Movie at the Aspen Ice Garden

Registration required at www.Aspenrecreation.com 

9:30 pm

KYGO WITH FORRESTER Belly Up Aspen

Buy Tickets Online: https://bellyupaspen.com/kygo

Or from Belly Up Aspen Box Office, www.bellyupaspen.com , 970.544.9800

To find out what’s happening for the 4th of July Holiday weekend over at our partner community of Snowmass, CO, please check out the calendar of events here: https://www.gosnowmass.com/events/

EVENT DETAILS

Aspen celebrates Independence Day with small-town appeal.

 

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 City of Aspen

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