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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 for a July 4th complimentary class or take part in the Wanderlust Festival activities happening in Aspen/Snowmass.

Picnics + Parties + Parades
Aspen's 4th of July celebrations are about tasty food and family activities.  The Early Learning Center will be hosting the 14th Annual "America's Birthday Carnival", a kids carnival with a bake sale, silent auction, and games. Your kiddos can also decorate their bikes at 10am 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 or support the Aspen Art Museum and their Free Fourth of July Picnic on the museum grounds. More free family fun will take place from 5-8pm by the Cooper Avenue Mall. 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? Theatre Aspen will be performing The Full Monty at The Hurst Theatre at 6:30pm. 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? Come by the Cooper Avenue Mall to boogie with the Doctor Robert Beatles Tribute Band at 8pm. Be sure to prepare your 'ooh's' and 'ahh's' for the band's intermission at 9:15pm for the Fireworks Display over Aspen Mountain.