Old Fashioned 4th of July

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Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration
Saturday, JULY 4, 2015


2015 grand Marshal - Aspen High School boys Lacrosse Team

Each year, The Aspen Chamber Resort Association and the City of Aspen chooses someone in Aspen to lead the Old Fashioned 4th of July parade.  This year, the Aspen High School boys Lacrosse Team, the Aspen Skiers, accepted the honor as this year’s Grand Marshal!

In May, the Colorado 4A Team became State Champions!  This was the first State Championship for Aspen.  In 2008, the Aspen Team became an official State Team with the help of Coach Mike Goerne, who has been coaching at Aspen High School since 2006.  Goerne lead the boys’ lacrosse team to victory along with assistant coaches: Blue Pressler, Jay Maher, Bailey Conners, John Adams and Trey Gant.

50 kids make up the boys lacrosse team – 20 varsity, and 12 seniors who have been playing together since 2nd grade.  These boys have helped paved the way for youth programs and elevated the enthusiasm for lacrosse in our Aspen community…congratulations!



8 a.m.              

Boogie’s Buddy Race,  starts and ends at Boogie’s Diner
$50 for adults, $60 race-day registration, $15 for kids under 16, $90 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 & canine 1-mile walk.
Sign up online at www.buddyprogram.org or in person in front of Boogie's Diner July 1 - July 3
The Buddy Program, www.buddyprogram.org, 970-920-2130

8:30 - 10:30am

4th of July at the AAM, Aspen Art Museum – 637 East Hyman Avenue
Farm-Fresh Breakfast Buffet  8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Family Art Activity  8:30 – 10 a.m.
Adults $22, Children $12. Tickets available for non-members after 6/15. RSVP by 6/26/15
www.aspenartmuseum.org, 970-925-8050

9:30 a.m. 

Kid's Bicycle Decorating,
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.                        

15th Annual “America’s Birthday Carnival,” Paepcke Park
Early Learning Center’s kids’ carnival in Paepcke Park featuring carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals, live music, silent auction, and concessions.
Early Learning Center, [email protected], 970-920-9201

11 a.m.

Old Fashioned Fourth of July Parade, Main Street
FREE to participate, mandatory registration. 
Parade Entry Forms – City of Aspen, www.aspen4th.com, 970-429-2093

12 - 3 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

12:30 p.m. 

Gentleman of Aspen 4th of July Rugby Game, *new location: Rio Grande Park
Gentleman of Aspen, www.aspenrugby.com

4 p.m.  

The Aspen Music Festival and School’s FREE Fourth of July Concert, Benedict Music Tent
A beloved tradition, the annual Fourth of July celebration brings the AMFS band to the Tent with stirring patriotic favorites.  Lawrence Isaacson, 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

7:00 p.m.

Cabaret, The Hurst Theatre in Rio Grande Park
Earlier time and discount, with Fireworks viewing outside the Tent in Rio Grand Park to follow!
Come to the Cabaret! Theatre Aspen presents the classic musical, transforming the Hurst into our very own Kit Kat Klub. Experience decadent and dangerous version of pre-WWII Berlin nightlife, and hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history (Cabaret, Maybe This Time) in this Tony Award®-winning musical.  Tickets: Regularly $32 - $100:
ADULT DISCOUNT: 25% off Regular Priced Tickets w/ CODE: fourth
STUDENT DISCOUNT: 50% off Regular Priced Tickets w/ CODE: fourthstudent (Student ID required)
Purchase tickets in person, by phone, or via our website at: http://www.theatreaspen.org/blogs/tickets/
Theatre Aspen, www.theatreaspen.org, Box Office: 844-706-7387

8 p.m. -
10:30 p.m. 

“Dancing In The Streets” with Doctor Robert, Music of the Beatles, Mill St./Cooper Ave. Mall
FREE community street dance and concert featuring (40 minute intermission during Video and  Fireworks Display) Aspen Chamber Resort Association, www.aspenchamber.org, 970-925-1940

9 p.m.

"Aspen Salutes America - A Video Tour across the USA",  Wagner Park
Join us for this unique presentation to celebrate America.


9:20 p.m.

Fireworks Extravaganza over Aspen Mountain
(TBD - weather permitting)




**Saturday Market has been rescheduled for Friday, July 3

Schedule of Events is 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.