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Event Date:

Thursday, July 4th 2024

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 2024

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

July 4th Site map

July 4th No Parking map – *coming soon

There are two ways to participate in the 4th of July celebration in Aspen this year. The traditional parade from 11:00am until 12:00pm or become a participant in the Community Village from 10:00am until 2:00pm.  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.

Deadline for Parade applications is the first day of summer Thursday, June 20th, 2024.  Email to Aspenspecialevents@aspen.gov.
All parade participants will be assigned a designated position in the parade.

Deadline for Community Village applications is the first day of summer Thursday, June 20th, 2024. Email to Aspenspecialevents@aspen.gov

Deadline for Grand Marshal nominations is the first day of summer Thursday, June 20th, 2024. Email to Aspenspecialevents@aspen.gov. 

THIRSTY?
Head over to one our refreshing Aspen tap fountain stations while you are out and about!  Map here

WHAT IS THE THEME FOR 2024?
– Yeti to Party!


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

– Yes.
Space is limited for groups, so the earlier you submit your application, the better!  You will be notified once your festival application has been approved.

IS THE PARADE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE?
– No.
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 10:00am – 2:00pm.  This celebration is free to the public and features 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!

A standard space is 10′ x 10′. Booth registration does not include tables, chairs, canopies or electrical connections. Vending not allowed.  Giveaways of organizational information encouraged.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

BOOGIES BUDDY RACE
8 AM  |  RIO GRANDE PARK  *new this year in Rio Grande Park!!
Join in the fun for the 38th Annual Boogie’s Buddy Race at Wagner Park!  Check website for more information.
8:00am – 5 mile race start
8:10am – 5k race start
8:30am – 1 mile family fun run

KIDS ON BIKES  |  HOSTED BY CHARLIE TARVER
10 AM – 11 AM  |  PAEPCKE PARK
Meet at Paepcke Park to decorate at 10:00am and ride your decorate bike in the parade starting at 11:00am.  Kids Only.  Bikes Only – No unicylces, scooters or razors.  Helmets are mandatory.  No parents on bikes – walking only. No pets. Free to enter.

COMMUNITY VILLAGE
10 AM – 2 PM  |  COOPER WALKING MALL 

This celebration is free to the public and features community organizations gathering to celebrate.

*LOOK UP AT THE SKY BEFORE PARADE START FOR THE TIGER SQUADRON AIRCRAFT FLYOVER!

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 11:00am 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.  Map HERE.

ASPEN HIGH SCHOOL BAND
1 PM- 1:30 PM  |  SISTER CITIES PLAZA (COOPER WALKING MALL)
Come enjoy the talented Aspen High School band members play their instruments.  This new addition to the July 4th schedule is not to be missed!  Directed by Aspen School District Director of Bands, Andy Farmer.

AVSC 4TH OF JULY BBQ
12 PM – 3 PM  |  KOCH PARK
Food provided by the Little Nell, live music, beer garden, wine + tequila bar, bouncy castles, dunk tank, yard games, face painting and more! All benefiting the AVSC athletes. Check website for more infromation.

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. More info HERE.

JULY 4TH COMMUNITY CONCERT HOSTED BY BELLY UP ASPEN
TIME TBD  |  WAGNER PARK
Belly Up Aspen is bringing the party to downtown Wagner Park!  Grab your blanket or camping chair and come groove with us in the park after all the festivities.

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: Yeti to Party!
Read the rules and submit your application by Friday, June 7th, 2024.

Parade Float Judging: **NEW THIS YEAR!
Parade judging will now be in the hands of the community! To enter your float for judging, ensure your organization’s name is clearly displayed on the front of your float for the announcers on the Hotel Jerome balcony. Blank signs can be picked up at the Special Events office or you can make your own. Additionally, a QR code will be available for the community to vote on various categories, including Most Patriotic, Best Theme (2024’s Theme: Yeti to Party), Most Kid Friendly, Crowd Favorite, Wet N’ Wild.

Volunteer for 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.