Old Fashioned 4th of July

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Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration
WedNESday, JULY 4, 2018

2018 Parade Registration Coming soon! 
Please check back in April!


2017 Parade Grand Marshal: Dave Ressler 
Most Patriotic: Valley Veterans 
Most Humorous: Aspen Valley Hospital
Best Animal: Kemo Sabe
Best Music: Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (Folklorico) 
Most Outrageous: Elk Mountain Expeditions 
Best Children's: *TIE between Anderson Ranch Arts Center & Aspen Gymnastics

tips for a Pet Friendly Fourth of July

2017 Schedule Below!
Schedule of Events is Subject to Change 


2017 Schedule

8 a.m. 31st Annual Boogies Buddy Race
Rio Grande Park
$50 for adults, $60 race-day registration. $15 for kids under 16. $90 family rate for the 1-mile walk. 
Choose between a 5-mile race with cash prizes or a family & canine 1-mile walk. 
Online registration coming soon!
Buddy Program, www.buddyprogram.org 
9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Red Brick Bike Decorating 
Paepcke Park 
Join the Red Brick Center for the Arts at Paepcke Park for 4th of July themed bike decorating! 
FREE to participate!
Red Brick Center for the Arts, AspenArt.org, 970-429-2777

10 a.m. - 
2 p.m.                        

17th Annual “America’s Birthday Carnival" 
Paepcke Park
Early Learning Center’s kids’ carnival in Paepcke Park featuring carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, snow cones, balloon animals, live music, silent auction, and BBQ lunch.
Early Learning Center, earlylearningaspen.com, 970-920-9201

11 a.m.

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

11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Element 47 Lunch Buffet 
The Little Nell 
Following the parade, enjoy a scrumptious lunch buffet at Element 47!
$65 Adults / $35 Children
The Little Nell, www.thelittlenell.com, 970-920-6330

12 - 3 p.m.

AVSC Annual 4th of July Picnic
Koch Lumber Park (corner of Garmisch & Cooper Ave.)
$20 Adults; $10 for kids 10 & under
AVSC’s 4th of July Picnic welcomes both the Aspen Community and our guests. Please join the AVSC following the parade for a festive time in the park with live music, the AVSC airbag, dunk tank, snow cones, kid’s games, beer garden and of course, a good old burger BBQ.
Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club, www.teamavsc.org, 970-205-5100

4 p.m.  

The Aspen Music Festival and School’s FREE Fourth of July Concert 
Benedict Music Tent
Please join the AMFS band at the Benedict Music Tent stage with stirring patriotic favorites. This free, beloved tradition is led by conductor Lawrence Isaacson
Aspen Music Festival and School, www.aspenmusicfestival.com, 970-925-9042

6  - 10 p.m.

Ajax Tavern Dinner Buffet
Ajax Tavern
Join us for a BBQ Buffet on Ajax Tavern's patio with prime viewing of the fireworks show! 
$95 per person
The Little Nell, www.thelittlenell.com, 970-920-6334

6 - 10:30 p.m.

“Dancing In The Streets” 
 Mill Street/Cooper Ave. Mall
 FREE community street dance and concert
6 - 8 p.m. : FREE family fun at the Wagner Park Clock Tower with clowns, face painters, Aspen Kettle Corn, PopAspen Cotton Candy, yard games and LIVE music by Brothers Keeper.  
8:30 - 10:30 p.m. : Dancing in the Streets, at Wagner Park Clock Tower, with DJ Naka G & Glow-in-the-Dark Fun! 
Aspen Chamber Resort Association, www.aspenchamber.org, 970-925-1940

6:30 p.m.

Hairspray The Musical!
The Hurst Theatre in Rio Grande Park
You can’t stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl’s inspiring dream to dance. The 1950’s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. 
Tickets required. 
Purchase tickets in person, by phone, or via our website at: http://www.theatreaspen.org
Theatre Aspen, www.theatreaspen.org, Box Office: 970-300-4474

9:15 p.m.

Fireworks Extravaganza over Aspen Mountain -- CANCELLED due to Public Safety & Fire Restrictions 
(TBD - weather permitting)

9:30 p.m.

Thievery Corporation
Belly Up Aspen
‘Electronica outfit who combine dub, lounge, jazz, hip-hop and Latin ingredients.’ Return after 13 SOLD OUT shows!
Tickets Required.
Belly Up Aspen, Box Office, www.bellyupaspen.com , 970.544.9800

Transportation Tips


  • Parking in Aspen will be EXTREMELY limited. Ride our FREE in-town bus, 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.

  • Your bus may be rerouted during the 4th of July parade, call or check the web for more details. Bus info is available at 970-925-8484 or at http://www.rfta.com/.

  • 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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