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Event Date:

Monday, July 4th 2022

Start/End Location:

Downtown Aspen

Community Celebration 10am -2pm Featuring the 4th of July Parade from 11am -12pm

Monday July 4th

Presented By:

Aspen Special Events

EVENT INFORMATION All you need to know.

Monday July 4th 2022

ASPEN 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

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

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 (10am until 2pm). All participants must register and must align with the theme, Independence Day. The parade staging is assigned and is NOT Frist 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 by June 15th.

Deadline for Parade applications is Friday May 27th.

Click here to download a registration form and email to Aspenspecialevents@cityofaspen.com.

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 by June 15th, 2022.

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

Community Village registration form. Deadline is June 15th. Click here to download registration form and email to Aspenspecialevents@cityofaspen.com

Nominate a Grand Marshal Click here for a nomination form and email to Aspenspecialevents@cityofaspen.com 

4th of July Fact sheet: Click here.


Parade and Community Village FAQ’s 

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

Other events include: Boogie’s Run, Kids’ Parade Bicycling Decorating, Community Village, Laser
Lightshow and more. Visit aspen4th.com for list of current events and times.

WHAT IS THE THEME FOR 2022?

– Aspen 4(th) All

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

– Yes.
Parade registration is required by May 27, 2022. 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 May 27, 2022. 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 by June 15, 2022. All parade participants will be assigned a designated
position in the parade.

NEW! COMMUNITY VILLAGE
– This year we will be hosting a Community Village, along various downtown streets and Wagner Park
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.

BOOGIES BUDDY RACE
8 AM  |  WAGNER PARK

Boogie’s Buddy Race is one of the most widely anticipated activities of the Fourth of July week in Aspen. The event includes a 5-mile, 5K, and a 1-mile Family and Canine run/walk. Start your Fourth of July off right with this family-friendly event that supports the Buddy Program’s four youth mentoring programs! Join us for our in-person race and support our amazing programs!
buddyprogram.org/events/annual-buddy-5-mile-race/

KIDS’ BIKE PARADE DECORATING
10 AM  |  PAEPCKE PARK

Join the kids 4th of July Bike Parade! Meet at Paepcke Park at 10 am on Monday, July 4. All you need is your bike and helmet. Decorations will be supplied. Remember all kids must have a helmet. At the end of the parade the kids will turn left onto Monarch and head to Wagner Park.  No parents on bikes (walk with kids group). NO; scooters, razors, unicycles, dogs, or pets.

COMMUNITY VILLAGE
10 AM – 2 PM  |  DOWNTOWN CORE

NEW THIS YEAR! 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.

CALLE ARTISTICA
10 AM – 2 PM  |  ASPEN ART MUSEUM
Calle Artistica will create cultural community programming that will inspire greater engagement and art making. This bilingual community event is part of our education vision. Calle Artistica will bring together local artists to offer a variety of hands-on arts projects. We will provide performance and interactive musicians, and provide delicious food offerings from our café chefs. The street in front of the museum, Hyman Avenue, will be closed off to traffic and open for learning, play, and artistic expression. Schools, non-profit organizations, and other community members will collaborate to create a memorable annual event filled with art projects and exciting and engaging instruction.
aspenartmuseum.org

ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET FOLKLORICO
12 PM, 12:30 PM, 1:15 PM  |  SISTER CITIES PLAZA
This unique community enrichment program, now in its 22nd year, is offered free of charge to students of all ages in public schools throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. The program has reached hundreds of children, using the vibrant Folkloric dances of Mexico as a tool to instill confidence and cultural pride in its students.
aspensantafeballet.com

AVSC 4TH OF JULY BBQ
12-3 PM  |  KOCH PARK
Join us for a day of games, activities, burgers from Ajax Tavern, beer, wine and margaritas, live music and more. Immediately following the 4th of July parade, we will gather in Koch Park (on the corner of Garmisch and Cooper) for a fun afternoon celebrating our country and community!
teamavsc.org/52143

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 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: Aspen 4(th) All;

Read the rules and submit your application by May 27th.

Parade Registration  Click here 

4th of July Fact Sheet Click here

Grand Marshal Nomination Form Click here

Community Village Participant application 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 us at aspenspecialevents@cityofaspen.com

CONTACT US

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