Event Date:

Sunday, July 4th 2021

Start/End Location:

Downtown Aspen

Patriotic Exhibits

10am - 1pm

Presented By:

Aspen Special Events

EVENT INFORMATION All you need to know.

Sunday, July 4th 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


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

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.

Exhibitor Parameters & Requirements: Click here.

Schedule of Events for 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. Click Here to register.  www.aspenrecreation.com

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

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

10am Grand Marshal recognition – downtown core-cheer on the Grand Marshal as they travel through the stationary parade.

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! FREE to participate. If Parents want to join they must WALK alongside the kids on bikes.

Save time, print and fill out the liability waiver before you arrive.

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.  Provided by Aspen Recreation Department. Three 4th of July Fairies will be on site doing face painting, balloon animals, glitter and flash tattoos, bubbles and FUN!!! Provided by Kidtoons Production.

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 traditional Parade, The City of Aspen will feature the participants at various stationary exhibit locations throughout the downtown core and invites 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


Interactive fishing station with an inflatable pool and magnetic fishing sets for kids to catch fish. Check out the decorated dory boat.

4 pm 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.


www.aspenmusicfestival.com , 970.925.9042

4 pm TOP GUN (PG) Free Movie at the Aspen Ice Garden

Registration required, click here.

8:30 pm – 10:30 pm –  Aspen Lights Up the Night!  Downtown Aspen, Cooper & Hyman Avenue Pedestrian Malls. Stroll the malls and enjoy dazzling performers and lights aglow.

8:30 pm – 10:30 pm – Dazzling mall performers

9:15 pm – 9:45 p.m. – Laser Show in Wagner Park Aspen’s Independence Day tops off the night with a spectacular Laser Light Display in Wagner Park.
For more information:


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 

Exhibitor Registration

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!”

Read the rules and submit your display by June 28th.

Click here 


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


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.