Event Date:

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Start/End Location:

Downtown Aspen

Parade Registration:

By June 29th

Presented By:

Aspen Parks & Recreation

EVENT INFORMATION All you need to know.

Aspen celebrates Independence Day with a whimsical twist. Approximately 20,000 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, concerts and spectacular fireworks over Aspen Mountain.

Vote for this years Grand Marshall:

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 and additional event info is available in the menu to the left.


8 a.m. 31st Annual Boogies Buddy Race
Rio Grande Park
$50 for adults, $60 race-day registration. $15 for kids under 16. $90 family rate for 1-mile walk.
Choose between a 5-mile race with cash prizes or a family & canine 1-mile walk.
Online registration coming soon!
Buddy Program, www.buddyprogram.org 
10 a.m. –
2 p.m.
17th Annual “America’s Birthday Carnival” 
Paepcke Park
Early Learning Center’s kids’ carnival in Paepcke Park featuring carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, snow cones, balloon animals, live music, silent auction, and BBQ lunch.
Early Learning Center, earlylearningaspen.com, 970-920-9201
11 a.m. Old Fashioned Fourth of July Parade
Parade Begins on Main Street
FREE to participate, mandatory registration.
See Parade Entry Form on this page – City of Aspen, 970-429-2093
12 – 3 p.m. AVSC Annual 4th of July Picnic
Koch Lumber Park (corner of Garmisch & Cooper Ave.)
$20 Adults; $15 for kids 10 & under
AVSC’s 4th of July Picnic welcomes both the Aspen Community and our guests. Please join the AVSC following the parade for a festive time in the park with live music, the AVSC airbag, dunk tank, snow cones, kid’s games, beer garden and of course, a good old burger BBQ.
Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club, www.teamavsc.org, 970-205-5100
4 p.m. The Aspen Music Festival and School’s FREE Fourth of July Concert 
Benedict Music Tent
Please join the AMFS band at the Benedict Music Tent stage with stirring patriotic favorites. This free, beloved tradition is led by conductor Lawrence Isaacson
Aspen Music Festival and School, www.aspenmusicfestival.com, 970-925-9042
6:30 p.m. Hairspray The Musical!
The Hurst Theatre in Rio Grande Park
You can’t stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl’s inspiring dream to dance. The 1950’s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.
Tickets required.
Purchase tickets in person, by phone, or via our website at: http://www.theatreaspen.org
Theatre Aspen, www.theatreaspen.org, Box Office: 970-300-4474
8 p.m. –
10:30 p.m.
“Dancing In The Streets” 
Mill Street/Cooper Ave. Mall
FREE community street dance and concertm(20 minute intermission during  Fireworks Display)
Aspen Chamber Resort Association, www.aspenchamber.org, 970-925-1940
9:15 p.m. Fireworks Extravaganza over Aspen Mountain
(TBD – weather permitting)
9:30 p.m. Thievery Corporation
Belly Up Aspen
‘Electronica outfit who combine dub, lounge, jazz, hip-hop and Latin ingredients.’ Return after 13 SOLD OUT shows!
Tickets Required.
Belly Up Aspen, Box Office, www.bellyupaspen.com , 970.544.9800


Schedule of Events is Subject to Change



Would you like to help volunteer during the 4th of July Parade? Please give us a call at 970-429-2093 or email us at aspenspecialevents@cityofaspen.com


We’re happy to answer any questions you may have!

  • To reach us, just give us a call at (970) 429-2093, or you can fill out the form below and we’ll be sure to email you a response.