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Event Date:

Tuesday, July 4th 2023

Start/End Location:

Downtown Aspen

Presented By:

City of Aspen Special Events

EVENT INFORMATION All you need to know.

ASPEN’S 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

Embrace your stars & stripes and wear your red, white, & blue  as we celebrate America’s Independence Day!

**Website will be updated as information is received**

Street closure and NO PARKING 4th of July

There are two ways to participate in the 4th of July celebration in Aspen this year. The traditional parade from 11am until 12pm or become a participant in the Community Village from 10am until 2pm.  All participants must register. The parade staging is assigned and is NOT First Come First Serve.  Space is limited so get your application in early.  The Commercial Core and Lodging Commission will be approving the parade float applications, you will be notified if you are accepted.

Deadline for Parade applications is Friday June 9th, 2023.  Click here to download a parade registration form and email it to Aspenspecialevents@aspen.gov.

Applications will be approved by the Commercial Core and Lodging Commission (CCLC). Registrants will be notified of their acceptance into the 4th of July Parade.

All parade participants will be assigned a designated position in the parade. 

Community Village registration form. Deadline is June 9th. Click here to download registration form and email to Aspenspecialevents@aspen.gov

Nominate a Grand Marshal Click here for a nomination form and email to Aspenspecialevents@aspen.gov 

Parade and Community Village FAQ’s 

WHAT EVENTS ARE HAPPENING?
Aspen’s Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration will be on Tuesday, July 4th with the parade from 11:00am-12:00pm and the Community Village from 10:00am-2:00pm.

Other events include: TBD

Visit aspen4th.com for list of current events and times. **Website will be updated as information is received**

WHAT IS THE THEME FOR 2023?

– Rock On, It’s Aspen

DO I NEED TO REGISTER TO BE PART OF THE PARADE?

– Yes.
Parade registration is required by June 9th, 2023.  Applications can be filled out online at
aspen4th.com or dropped off at City Hall (427 Rio Grande). Space is limited for groups, so the
earlier you submit your application, the better! All parade applications are subject to the
approval of the 4th of July Parade and Festival Board of Directors. You will be notified once your
festival application has been approved.

IS THE PARADE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE?
– No.
Parade registration is required by June 9th, 2023.  Applications can be filled out online at
aspen4th.com or dropped off at City Hall (427 Rio Grande). Parade floats will be approved by the
Commercial Core and Lodging Commission (CCLC). Registrants will be notified of their acceptance
into the 4th of July Parade.  All parade participants will be assigned a designated
position in the parade.

COMMUNITY VILLAGE
– The Community Village is from 10 am – 2 pm.  This celebration is free to the public and features a parked car show, live music and dance, plus community organizations.

We encourage local artists, small businesses, non-profits, and communication organizations to
participate in the Community Village with a booth space and activities for all. This is your chance
to be front and center with the Aspen locals and visitors.  Space is extremely limited for groups,
so the earlier you submit your application, the better!

Organizations interested in reserving a space at the festival can submit their Village booth
registration at aspen4th.com or download a pdf and submit to City Hall (427 Rio Grande). A standard space is 10′ x 10′. Booth registration does not include tables, chairs, canopies or electrical connections. Vendors who intend to sell merchandise or services are required to obtain the
appropriate permits from the City of Aspen.

All applications are subject to the approval of the 4th of July Parade and Festival Board of
Directors. You will be notified once your festival application has been approved.

COMMUNITY VILLAGE
10 AM – 2 PM  |  DOWNTOWN CORE

This celebration is free to the public and features a parked car show, live music and dance, plus community organizations.

OLD FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY PARADE
11 AM – 12 PM  |  DOWNTOWN CORE
A tribute to Aspen – Embrace your red, white, & blue and express your stars & stripes as we celebrate America’s Independence Day. The parade will start at 11 am on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue.

ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL 4TH OF JULY CONCERT
4 PM  |  BENEDICT MUSIC TENT
The annual free Fourth of July celebration brings the AMFS band to the Benedict Music Tent stage with stirring patriotic favorites. A beloved tradition. aspenmusicfestival.com

LASER LIGHT SHOW
9:15 PM  |  WAGNER PARK
Aspen’s Independence Day tops off the night with a spectacular Laser Light Display in Wagner Park.

Events subject to change. 


Parade Registration

All parade floats, community village displays, and participant behavior should be family-friendly, in good taste (at the discretion of the Parade director), and align with the theme: Rock On, It’s Aspen

Read the rules and submit your application by June 9th, 2023.

Parade Registration  Click here 

Community Village Participant application Click here

Grand Marshal Nomination Form Click here

 

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 wesy.armour-cook@aspen.gov

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.