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Event Date:

Sunday July 4th 2020

Start/End Location:

Downtown Aspen

Patriotic Exhibits 10am-1pm

Presented By:

Aspen Parks & Recreation

EVENT INFORMATION All you need to know.

Sunday, July 4th 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

ASPEN 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION & PATRIOTIC EXHIBITS

A tribute to Aspen – Embrace your red, white, & blue and express your stars & stripes as we celebrate America’s Independence Day…Aspen-Style!

Register Here  to participate as an exhibitor

street closure and NO PARKING 4th of July

Click Here for Schedule of Events 

Aspen’s traditional Old-Fashioned 4th of July Parade has been reimagined this year to provide a safe and responsible celebration. Rather than a walking Parade, The City of Aspen and the Aspen Chamber will feature the patriotic displays at various stationary locations throughout the downtown core and will invite the public to stroll through the “stationary Parade” on their own from 10am – 1pm on July 4th. Participation as an exhibitor is free and open to all local organizations, businesses, individuals, and groups. Space is limited and registration is mandatory for exhibitors. Registration is open until 5pm on June 28th or until registration reaches max capacity (whichever is sooner). Participants are encouraged to get creative with displays, costumes and activities that promote their organization and safely provide 4th of July fun and entertainment for the public. All participants must register with ACRA by submitting the form below with a signed liability waiver and exhibits must thematically align with the theme: “Stars, Stripes & Aspen Forever!” To receive an assigned exhibitor location from the City and to access the closed off downtown core area for set up between 9-10 am on July 4th, exhibits must comply with the following exhibitor parameters listed below. Participants will receive email confirmation along with a map with their assigned exhibitor location zone prior to the event. Exact placement in the zone will be determined on a 1st come, 1st served basis.

Exhibitor Parameters & Requirements:

All exhibits, displays and participant behavior should be family friendly, in good taste (at the discretion of the Parade director) and align with the theme: “Stars, Stripes & Aspen Forever!”

Exhibits should be no larger than 12’ long x 12’ wide x 13.5’ high (to safely clear traffic lights).

Exhibitors must describe all plans for their exhibit in detail on the form below. If detailed information is not provided, admittance to the exhibit area may be denied. If you have an exception or special requirements, additional regulations or permits may be required by the City of Aspen. For any questions, please contact Sandra Doebler: 970-429-2093 / Sandra.Doebler@cityofaspen.com.

Exhibits and displays may be built on a trailer/float or assembled on site but must be temporary in nature.

Exhibit may include people occupying the float or display area and may also include participants singing, dancing, talking or otherwise engaging with the crowd.

Participants should offer hand sanitizer if their exhibit requires an interactive activity and exhibitors should encourage the strolling public to stay spread out while interacting with their exhibit.

Exhibitors are encouraged to provide their own patriotic banners, signage, decorations, tables, chairs, sun-shade (free standing umbrellas with weighted stand, pop-up tents, etc.).

Exhibits will be assigned a general zone location that will be closed to vehicular traffic during the event. The only road closures that will be allowed are these zone areas authorized by the City of Aspen. Exact placement within the closure zone will be on a 1st come, 1st served basis and spaced a minimum of 6ft apart as directed by the City of Aspen. Exhibitors may drive their vehicles into the exhibit zones to drop off their exhibit & supplies. All vehicles not expressly part of the exhibit must be parked outside the exhibit zone. Vehicles may be used to unload but may not remain in exhibit area while setting up. Due to the large number of exhibits, participants will be required to drop off their supplies, park their vehicle outside of the exhibit zone and then return to set up to enable access for all participants to get set up by 10 am.

Exhibitors are asked to load in/set up between 9-10 am and break down/clean up by 1:30pm on July 4th, 2021. All exhibits must be removed, and vehicles must be in a legal parking space by 1:30pm when the streets will reopen and normal city street parking operations and regulations resume.

Exhibitors are responsible for managing and removing any trash from their exhibit. All exhibitors are encouraged to recycle and to be considerate of the environment.

On the registration form below, participants must indicate exhibit type – display/booth (table/pop -up tent/booth/patio umbrella, etc.) or vehicle/parking space required (classic car, motorcycle, flatbed trailer etc.) & provide complete description of what is planned with the exhibit. All tents & umbrellas must be secured with weights or sandbag/ties-downs.

On the registration form below, participants must indicate any participatory activities (balloons/kids arts, crafts, decorating, etc.) or items to be handed out from the exhibit (candy/flyers/swag etc.).

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather.  We are committed to prioritizing the safety of attendees, staff, and exhibitors/participants, and therefore Pitkin County Health Orders and City of Aspen Public Health Orders will be enforced at all City venues/on all City property during the July 4th Celebrations. Participants acknowledge that they take part in these activities at their own risk.

All exhibitors must submit a completed & signed liability waiver.

Prohibited items include alcohol, fireworks, firecrackers, sparklers, open flames (including BBQ’s), firearms, projectiles of any kind, water guns & water balloons. 

Schedule of events July 4th.

8 am BOOGIES BUDDY RACE Rio Grande Park

Boogie’s Buddy Race will be back in person this year with the option to participate virtually; run in Aspen on the morning of July 4th or sign up to participate virtually and run anytime between now and July 4th! Boogie’s Buddy Race is one of the most widely anticipated activities of the Fourth of July week in Aspen. Typically, the event includes a 5-mile USA Track & Field certified competitive race, 5K and a 1-mile Family and Canine run/walk. Kick off the Fourth of July in style at this family-friendly event. $50 adults, $60 day of event.

Register Online at: www.buddyprogram.org/events/annual-buddy-5-mile-race/

 

9 am FREE YOGA Red Brick Lawn – 110 E. Hallam St.

Free 60 Minute Vinyasa Flow Yoga on the lawn with Jackie Tracy. Reservation Required. Limited to 20 people. www.aspenrecreation.com

9 am – 10 am KIDS’ PARADE BICYCLE DECORATING Wagner Park (Near Playground)

Kid’s bicycle decoration for the 4th of July! City of Aspen, www.aspen4th.com

10 am KIDS’ BIKE PARADE – Starts on Monarch and Finishes in Wagner Park (click here for route map) Registration with a signed liability waiver is required and will be available on-site during bike decorating. Helmets are mandatory to ride in the parade (this includes adults)! FREE to participate.

City of Aspen, www.aspen4th.com

10 am-1 pm KIDS’ ZONE Wagner Park Playground

Kids and their families can come play fun yard games including spike ball, corn hole, & Jenga. 3 Clowns will be on site doing face painting, balloons, bubbles and handing out Otter popsicles.

City of Aspen, www.aspen4th.com

10 am – 1 pm OLD FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY STATIONARY PARADE – Streets Closed Downtown Core

Aspen’s traditional Old-Fashioned 4th of July Parade has been reimagined this year to provide a safe and responsible celebration. Rather than a walking Parade, The City of Aspen will feature the parade participants at various stationary display exhibit locations throughout the downtown core and will invite the public to stroll through the “stationary Parade” on their own from 10am – 1pm on July 4th. Participation is free and open to all local organizations, businesses, individuals and groups. Participants are encouraged to get creative with displays, costumes and activities that promotes their organization and safely provides 4th of July fun and entertainment for the public. All participants must register with the City of Aspen by 5pm on Monday, June 28th and all exhibits must thematically align with the theme: Stars, Stripes and Aspen Forever! Space is limited & registration is mandatory.

Register here: https://aspenchamber.org/events/4th-july/parade-information

For exhibit questions or permit requirements, Contact: Sandy Doebler, COA, 970.429.2093

 

Highlights of Activities Happening during the Stationary Parade in the Downtown Core:

CREATE & TAKE STATION – Aspen Art Museum (Corner of Hyman & Spring)

Create and take something festive for your bike, scooter or stroller! All Welcome. Free. No registration required. aspenartmusem.org

4pm 4th OF JULY CONCERT Aspen Music Festival and School Benedict Music Tent

The annual free Fourth of July celebration brings the AMFS band to the Tent stage with stirring patriotic favorites. A beloved tradition.

http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com/events/calendar/fourth-of-july-concert-2/

www.aspenmusicfestival.com , 970.925.9042

4 pm TOP GUN Movie at the Aspen Ice Garden

Registration required at www.Aspenrecreation.com

9:30 pm KYGO WITH FORRESTER Belly Up Aspen

Buy Tickets Online: https://bellyupaspen.com/kygo

Or from Belly Up Aspen Box Office, www.bellyupaspen.com , 970.544.9800


July 4th Weekend

Schedule of Events 

Nominate the 2021 Grand Marshal for the July 4th Celebration:

The person being nominated should either live or work in Aspen and have contributed to the community in an overwhelming way over the past years.

Entries must be filled out completely and submitted by email or walk-in on or before Wednesday June 23, 2021 to Parade@Aspenchamber.org or dropped in person to the Aspen Chamber Resort Association, 590 N. Mill St, Aspen, CO 81611

Nomination Form

VOLUNTEER FOR ASPEN 4TH OF JULY EVENTS!


Would you like to help volunteer during the 4th of July ? Please give us a call at 970-429-2093 or email us at aspenspecialevents@cityofaspen.com

CONTACT US

We’re happy to answer any questions you may have!

  • To reach us, just give us a call at (970) 429-2093, or you can fill out the form below and we’ll be sure to email you a response.