Old Fashioned 4th of July

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Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration
Tuesday, JULY 4, 2017

2017 Schedule Below!
Schedule of Events is Subject to Change 

2017 Schedule

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

12 - 3 p.m.

AVSC Annual 4th of July Picnic
Koch Lumber Park (corner of Garmisch & Cooper Ave.)
$20 Adults; $15 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

6:30 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, 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

8 p.m. -
10:30 p.m. 

“Dancing In The Streets” 
 Mill Street/Cooper Ave. Mall
 FREE community street dance and concertm(20 minute intermission during  Fireworks Display)
Aspen Chamber Resort Association, www.aspenchamber.org, 970-925-1940

9:15 p.m.

Fireworks Extravaganza over Aspen Mountain
(TBD - 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 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.