2018 ASPEN, COLORADO 4TH OF JULY EVENTS:
Schedule of Events is Subject to Change
8 a.m. BOOGIES BUDDY RACE
Rio Grande Park
Free Vendor Village, race is $45/$50 to enter.
Boogies Buddy Race is one of the most widely anticipated activities of the Fourth of July week in Aspen. In its 32nd year, the event will take place on the morning of July 4th, with a 5-mile USA Track & Field certified competitive race and a 1-mile Family and Canine run/walk. Over 1,000 participants (50% local, 50% national), along with hundreds of observers and celebrants, kick off the Fourth of July in style at
this family-friendly event.
Online registration available here!
Buddy Program, www.buddyprogram.org, 970-920-2130
9:30 am – Parade starts – Kid’s Parade Bicycle Decorating
Paepcke Park (South East Corner)
Kid’s bicycle decoration for the 4th of July Parade! Helmets are REQUIRED to ride in the parade (this includes adults). Free to participate.
10 a.m. –
2 p.m. 18TH ANNUAL “AMERICA’S BIRTHDAY CARNIVAL”
Early Learning Center’s kids’ carnival in Paepcke Park featuring carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, snow cones, music, silent auction, and BBQ lunch.
Early Learning Center, earlylearningaspen.com, 970-920-9201
11 a.m. OLD FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY PARADE
Parade Begins on Main Street & Monarch.
Aspen celebrates Independence Day with a whimsical twist. Local residents and visitors come together to honor the nation’s birthday in true American style. Come enjoy the parade!
12 – 3 p.m. AVSC JULY 4TH COMMUNITY PICNIC
Koch Lumber Park (corner of Garmisch & Cooper Ave.)
$20 Adults; $10 for kids 12 & under
AVSC invites all Roaring Fork Valley residents and visitors to join us for an old-fashioned July 4th BBQ in the Park. Please join us after the parade for a festive holiday in the park. Rock out to live music, kids games, volley ball, dunk tank, an adult beverage garden, and delicious Crystal River Meats grass fed burgers.
Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club, www.teamavsc.org, 970-205-5100
4 p.m. THE ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL & SCHOOL’S FREE FOURTH OF JULY CONCERT
Benedict Music Tent
The annual FREE Fourth of July event brings the AMFS band to the Tent stage with stirring patriotic favorites in this beloved tradition.
Aspen Music Festival and School, www.aspenmusicfestival.com, 970-925-9042
5 – 9 p.m.
ASPEN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT. BLOCK PARTY & FUNDRAISER
In front of Aspen Volunteer Fire Station (Street Closure)
FREE to attend community concert and fundraiser for the Aspen Volunteer Fire Dept. & Mountain Rescue. Join the AVFD and Mountain Rescue for live music, food and beer garden (for purchase – proceeds support AVFD and Mountain Rescue. )
6 p.m. RAGTIME (early performance)
The Hurst Theatre in Rio Grande Park
Change and progress crescendo in 1900s New York as the voices of celebrities, anarchists, immigrants, the rich, and the poor intertwine in this epic musical. The promise of a brighter tomorrow unites an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring Harlem musician. Ages 10+.
Tickets required. Purchase tickets in person, by phone, or via our website
Theatre Aspen, www.theatreaspen.org, Box Office: 970-300-4474
9:15 pm AERIAL DRONE PERFORMANCE
Join ACRA in Wagner Park to watch the drones light up the sky choreographed to Patriotic music. For more information contact Aspen Chamber Resort Association www.aspenchamber.org or 970-925-1940
9:30 p.m. THIEVERY CORPORATION
Belly Up Aspen
Returning for their annual 4th of July Shows! Five of their albums peaked within the top 3
on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart & five album reached top 10 on the Independent Albums chart! Festival plays include Coachella, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits & Bonnaroo. Check the Belly Up website for additional shows!
Belly Up Aspen, Box Office, www.bellyupaspen.com , 970.544.9800