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Old Fashioned 4th of July

FRIDAY, July 4, 2014
Aspen, Colorado

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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 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.                        

14th 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


Old Fashioned 4th of July PARADE, Main Street
FREE to participate, mandatory registration.  Parade Information and Entry Forms can be found here -, City of Aspen, 970-429-2093

1 - 4 p.m.

AVSC 4th of July Picnic, Koch Park
$10 for adults, $5 for kids 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,, 970-205-5100

1:30 p.m. 

Aspen Art Museum's FREE 4th of July Community Picnic, Aspen Art Museum
The AAM's popular annual post-parade picnic takes place on the museum grounds - North Mill Street.
Aspen Art Museum,, 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,, 970-925-9042

5 - 8 p.m.

FREE Family Fun, Mill St./Cooper Ave. Mall
Clowns, face painters, and 4th of July goodies
Aspen Chamber Resort Association,, 970-925-1940

6:30 p.m.

Full Monty, The Hurst Theatre in Rio Grande Park
Theatre Aspen,, 970-925-9313

8 - 10:30 p.m. 

"Dancing In The Streets", Mill St./Cooper Ave. Mall
FREE concert (20 minute intermission during Firework Display, weather permitting.
Aspen Chamber Resort Association,, 970-925-1940

9:15 p.m.

Fireworks Extravaganza over Aspen Mountain (weather permitting)



 Transportation tips:

  • 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

  • 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.

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