Celebrating the 4th in Aspen

Aspen is putting on its annual Old Fashioned 4th of July and you're invited! Bring your family and friends because there's an event for everyone in town on Independence Day.

4th of July parade

Fitness Before Food
Start your July 4th celebrations on the right foot and register for Boogie's Buddy Race at 8am. Participants can choose between a 5-mile race or 1-mile canine and family walk. Whichever you choose will support The Buddy Program, an organization inspiring youth through mentoring experiences. Running not your style? Check out Arjuna Yoga or O2 Aspen for an early morning July 4th yoga class. 

Picnics + Parties + Parades
Aspen's 4th of July celebrations are about tasty food and family activities.  The Early Learning Center will be hosting the 19th Annual "America's Birthday Carnival", a kids carnival with a bake sale, silent auction, and games. Your kiddos can also decorate their bikes at 9:30am in Paepcke Park to ride in the Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade on Main Street. Participation in the parade is free, but all must register! After the parade, stop by the AVSC Picnic in Koch Park to play a game of volleyball and enjoy a cold beer. More free family fun will take place from 5-10pm at the July 4th Block Party with the Aspen Volunteer Fire Department & Mountain Rescue. Face painters, clowns, and other 4th of July goodies will be provided.

Music + The Arts
Want to sit back and enjoy a show before the late night festivities? If you're looking forward to enjoying some local tunes, the Aspen Music Festival & School will be performing some patriotic favorites at 4pm in the Benedict Music Tent. Got your dancing shoes on? Stop by Belly Up to boogie with the Raconteurs at 9pm. Head over to Wagner park at 9:15pm and prepare your 'ooh's' and 'ahh's' for 4th of July Laser Show over Aspen Mountain.

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