Glenwood Springs 4th of July
Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
Location: Two Rivers Park
Time: 5:00PM – 9:30PM
This free family friendly event kicks off at 5PM in Two Rivers Park with kids activities, food/beverage vendors, live demonstrations, and more!
Music begins at 6:30PM with The Davenports – Carbondale’s smoothest band, bringing you only the finest yacht rock jams and 80’s hits. Loggins, McDonald, Hall & Oats, Toto, Prince, Benatar, Blondie and beyond!
Headlining act, Otone Brass Band will play New Orleans Jazz/Funk in this unique blend of original music, high energy and second line grooves. OBB has played in multiple Colorado based Jazz Fests and performed at the Democratic National Convention. This main act will kick off around 7:30PM.
The evening will be capped off by a one-of-a-kind laser performance above the softball field starting around 9:15PM. The show will bring Red Mountain alive with waves of color, choreographed to classic rock, country, classical and pop hits from today!
Celebrate Fourth of July evening in Snowmass Base Village with complimentary lawn games, music, sweet treats & more. The Snowmass Rodeo will also take place on July 4th at Town Park Station – 5pm (BBQ) 7pm Rodeo begins.
*Due to Pitkin County fire restrictions, there will not be fireworks in our area
6:00-9:00pm | Bouncy House
6:30-9:30pm | Bitsy Photobooth
Hop in the camper and take a photo with your friends. Check out the photo to the right!
6:30-9:30pm | American Circus Styles / Family Entertainment
Bring the kids out to learn some exciting modern circus tricks in hands-on activities! Including Ribbons, Hoops, Face Paint, Balloons, and things you may not have seen. The instructors will be performing their skills on the stage to entertain kids and adults alike. DJ G6 will be laying down beats. More surprises to come!
7:30-9:30pm | Free 4th of July Swag Glow sticks, necklaces, bracelets, patriotic bead necklaces, patriotic rope bracelets, bubble wands, small cloth American flags
7:30-9:30pm | Lawn Games Kan jam, Spikeball, footballs, kickball, frisbees, hulu hoops, life size jenga, cornhole, LED bocce, croquet, badminton
7:30-8:30pm | Scavenger Hunt Stick around Base Village, collect stickers from each clue before claiming your prizes (glow aviator glasses, LED bumpy rings, glow patriotic tattoos)
7:30-9:30pm | The Sled Mobile Kitchen Free deserts: assorted ice cream, assorted pies w/ whipped cream, strawberry shortcake, brownie sundae, churros w/ chocolate sauce
7:30-9:30pm | Snowmass S’mores Cart Back by popular demand after its debut season in Snowmass
How to get here: The Fourth of July festivities take place in Snowmass Base Village.
OLD FASHIONED JULY 4TH CELEBRATION
WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2018
THIS YEAR’S PARADE GRAND MARSHAL ANNOUNCED! CONGRATULATIONS TO WYLIE ‘JOE’ HIGH!
8 a.m. BOOGIES BUDDY RACE
Rio Grande Park
Free Vendor Village, race is $45/$50 to enter.
Boogies Buddy Race is one of the most widely anticipated activities of the Fourth of July week in Aspen. In its 32nd year, the event will take place on the morning of July 4th, with a 5-mile USA Track & Field certified competitive race and a 1-mile Family and Canine run/walk. Over 1,000 participants (50% local, 50% national), along with hundreds of observers and celebrants, kick off the Fourth of July in style at
this family-friendly event.
Online registration available here!
Buddy Program, www.buddyprogram.org, 970-920-2130
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. KID’S PARADE BICYCLE DECORATING
PAEPCKE PARK (South East Corner)
Kid’s bicycle decoration for the 4th of July Parade! Helmets are REQURIED to ride in the parade! (this includes adults!)
FREE to participate!
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 18TH 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, music, silent auction, and BBQ lunch. Early Learning Center, earlylearningaspen.com, 970-920-9201
11 a.m. OLD FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY PARADE Parade Begins on Main Street Aspen celebrates Independence Day with a whimsical twist. Local residents and visitors come together to honor the nation’s birthday in true American style. So grab the kids & come on down! FREE to participate, mandatory registration. Parade Entry Forms – City of Aspen, www.aspen4th.com, 970-429-2093
12 – 3 p.m. AVSC JULY 4TH COMMUNITY PICNIC Koch Lumber Park (corner of Garmisch & Cooper Ave.) $20 Adults; $10 for kids 12 & under AVSC invites all Roaring Fork Valley residents and visitors to join us for an old-fashioned July 4th BBQ in the Park. Please join us after the parade for a festive holiday in the park. Rock out to live music, kids games, volley ball, dunk tank, an adult beverage garden, and delicious Crystal River Meats grass fed burgers. Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club, www.teamavsc.org, 970-205-5100
4 p.m. THE ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL & SCHOOL’S FREE FOURTH OF JULY CONCERT Benedict Music Tent The annual FREE Fourth of July event brings the AMFS band to the Tent stage with stirring patriotic favorites in this beloved tradition. Aspen Music Festival and School, www.aspenmusicfestival.com, 970-925-9042
6 p.m. RAGTIME (early performance)
The Hurst Theatre in Rio Grande Park
Change and progress crescendo in 1900s New York as the voices of celebrities, anarchists, immigrants, the rich, and the poor intertwine in this epic musical. The promise of a brighter tomorrow unites an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring Harlem musician. Ages 10+.
Purchase tickets in person, by phone, or via our website
Theatre Aspen, www.theatreaspen.org, Box Office: 970-300-4474
5 – 9 p.m. ASPEN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT. BLOCK PARTY & FUNDRAISER
In front of Aspen Volunteer Fire Station (Street Closure)
FREE to attend community concert and fundraiser for the Aspen Volunteer Fire Dept. & Mountain Rescue. Join the AVFD and Mountain Rescue for live music, food and beer garden after the parade.
Free to attend, and all food & drink proceeds go to the AVFD and Mountain Rescue.
9:15 p.m. 4TH OF JULY DRONE LIGHT SHOW Wagner Park Join ACRA in Wagner Park to watch the drones light up the sky choreographed to Patriotic music. More Info contact Aspen Chamber Resort Association www.aspenchamber.org or 970-925-1940 **PUBLIC NOTICE: NO PERSONAL DRONES ARE PERMITTED IN THE DOWNTOWN CORE AREA**
9:30 p.m. THIEVERY CORPORATION
Belly Up Aspen
Returning for their annual 4th of July Shows! Five of their albums peaked within the top 3
on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart & five album reached top 10 on the Independent Albums chart! Festival plays include Coachella, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits & Bonnaroo. Check the Belly Up website for additional shows!
Belly Up Aspen, Box Office, www.bellyupaspen.com , 970.544.9800