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Old-Fashioned July 4th Celebration

07/04/2020 - 8:00am

Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration, July 4, 2020

Small-town charm and big-ticket events!

The Old-Fashioned Fourth of July celebration in downtown Aspen brings together more than 20,000 local residents and visitors to honor the nation's birthday in true American style. Our small-town festivities include a downtown parade, live music, picnics, a kids' carnival, and a spectacular nighttime drone light show above Wagner Park.

Schedule of Events

8 a.m.: Boogies Buddy Race @ Rio Grande Park - Register for the 5-mile race or the 1-mile family walk/run. The race both starts and finishes at Rio Grande Park.

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.: "America's Birthday Carnival" @ Paepcke Park - Celebrate the Fourth of July with food and fun, including bounce houses, face painting, games, BBQ, beer tents, and more. All proceeds go to The Early Learning Center in Aspen.

11 a.m.: Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade @ Begins on Main Street - Aspen celebrates Independence Day with a parade, concert, and family fun by Wagner Park. The parade weaves through downtown Aspen, beginning on Main Street. Locals and visitors can both join the parade - it's free to enter, but registration is required.

12 p.m. - 3 p.m.: AVSC July 4th Community Picnic @ Koch Lumber Park - Join the Aspen Valley Ski Club for a 4th of July BBQ in the park. It begins following the parade and includes food, music, kids games, volleyball, and more. $20/adults and $10/kids 12 and under.

4 p.m.: The Aspen Music Festival and School's Free Fourth of July Concert @ Benedict Music Tent - The annual free concert features patriotic favorites and music for the whole family.

5 p.m. - 10 p.m.: July 4th Block Party w/ The Aspen Volunteer Fire Dept. & Mountain Rescue - Food, beer garden, and live music all benefit the AVFD and Mountain Rescue. Free to attend.

9:15 p.m.: 4th of July Drone Light Show @ Wagner Park - ACRA will put on a drone light show choreographed to patriotic music.

Enjoy Aspen on the Fourth of July!

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