Old Fashioned 4th of July
THURSDAY, July 4, 2013
***FOR ALL PARADE INFORMATION AND ENTRY FORMS, VISIT www.aspen4th.com.***
JULY 4, 2013 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
|8 a.m.||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
|10 a.m.||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.||13th 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
|12 Noon||Old Fashioned 4th of July PARADE, Main Street |
FREE to participate, mandatory registration
Parade Information and Entry Forms - City of Aspen, www.aspen4th.com, 970-429-2093
|1 - 4 p.m.||AVSC 4th of July Picnic, Koch Park |
$10 for adults, $5 for children 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
|1:30 p.m.||Aspen Art Museum's FREE 4th of July Community Picnic, Aspen Art Museum |
The AAM partners with a renowned contemporary artist to produce a float for Aspen's Fourth of July Parade. The AAM's popular annual post-parade picnic takes place on the museum grounds.
Aspen Art Museum, www.aspenartmuseum.org, 970-925-8050
|4 p.m.||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
|6:30 p.m.||Les Miserables, The Hurst Theatre in Rio Grande Park |
Special 30th Anniversary Ticket Price: $30 for adults, $15 for kids 12 and under
Epic, grand, and uplifting, Les Miserables packs an emotional wallop with its sung-through pop operas and its powerful affirmation of the human spirit that have made it a popular masterpiece.
Theatre Aspen, www.theatreaspen.org, 970-925-9313
|8 - 10:30 p.m.||"Dancing In The Streets" Band TBD, Mill St./Cooper Ave. Mall |
FREE community street dance and concert (20 minute intermission during Firework Display)
Aspen Chamber Resort Association, www.aspenchamber.org, 970-925-1940
|9:15 p.m.||Fireworks Extravaganza over Aspen Mountain, |
TBD - Weather Permitting
|SCHEDULE OF EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE|
- Parking in Aspen will be extremely limited. Ride RFTA, walk or bike for a stress-free day! Bus info is available at 970-925-8484 or at http://www.rfta.com/.
- FREE parking will be available at the Brush Creek Park & Ride with free and frequent bus service to and from Aspen.
- The Cross Town Shuttle will operate until approximately 11pm from June 27-July 4 to accommodate various festivities. The last departure from the Music Tent will be at 10:45pm.
- Your bus may be rerouted during the 4th of July parade, call or check the web for more details.
- Be sure to comply with all posted parking regulations and watch for special parking and street closures to avoid a ticket or tow.