How to do 4th of July Right in Aspen

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How to do 4th of July Right in Aspen
4th of July Parade

Make sure to schedule your 4th of July day out for you and your family – get here early for the annual Boogie’s Race and you’ll be golden for the day! The annual Boogie’s Buddy Race ($45) gets underway at 8 a.m. at Rio Grande Park, withBe prepared for detours into Aspen and parking restrictions.

33rd Annual Boogie’s Buddy Race

East Coast Asset Management, Mike Connolly, Aspen presents the 33rd Annual Boogie’s Buddy Race, one of the most widely anticipated activities of the Fourth of July week in Aspen. The event includes a 5-mile USA Track & Field certified competitive race and a 1-mile Family and Canine run/walk. Over 1,000 participants (50% local, 50% national), along with hundreds of observers and celebrants, kick off the Fourth of July in style and this family-friendly event.
Register Online – www.buddyprogram.org
Register in Person –
June 30th at the Basalt Sunday Market, 10 AM – 2 PM
July 1-3 Outside Starbucks and Gorsuch Coffee House in Aspen

July 4th Schedule:
8:00 AM – 5-Mile Race begins from Rio Grande Park, Aspen
8:30 AM – 1-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk from Rio Grande Park. The carnival starts at 9:30 a.m. at Paepcke Park. 

4th of July Parade in Aspen

Aspen celebrates Independence Day with a whimsical twist. Local residents and visitors come together to honor the nation’s birthday in true American style. Festivities include a parade, concerts, a kid’s bicycle rodeo, and spectacular evening laser light show in Wagner Park.

Parade starts at 11am on Main Street and Monarch.
All Traffic into Aspen will be re-routed due to the parade starting at 9am!
Visit website for more information under Parade Info.
www.aspen4th.com

Aspen 4th of July Detour Information:

Due to the 4th of July parade, all traffic into Aspen will be re-routed starting at 9am. Eastbound (up valley): Follow CO-HWY 82 onto Hallam St. Make a right on N. Garmisch St. make a left on E. Bleeker St. Follow Bleeker to Mill St. From Mill St. you will take a right onto Rio Grande Place and follow to Original St. Westbound (down valley): Main St. will be closed starting at Spring St. The Parade starts at 11am on Main Street and Monarch Street. Detour map here.

Driving and Parking in Aspen for July 4th


• Parking in Aspen will be limited. Ride RFTA, walk or bike for a stress-free day! Bus info is available at 970-925-8484 or at www.rfta.com.
• FREE parking will be available at the Brush Creek Park & Ride, with free & frequent bus service to and from Aspen.
• Buses that travel on Main Street will be re-routed from approximately 9:00am-2:30pm to accommodate the 4th of July parade.
• Be sure to comply with all posted parking regulations and watch for special parking and street closures to avoid a ticket or tow.

For more information on the 4th of July Celebration and the detour map go to www.aspen4th.com.

There are no fireworks throughout the valley. But in Aspen there is a laser light show in Wagner Park at 9:15pm. There is a block party from 5pm – 10pm in front of the Aspen Fire Department.

City of Aspen

AVSC Alumni & Community 4th of July Picnic

July 4th  |  12 – 3pm  |  Koch Park, Aspen

Burgers, lawn games, and live music in Koch Park after the July 4th parade! Tickets will be available for purchase at the door; online ticket sales have ended! 
Tickets are $10 for kids (12 and under) and $20 for adults. 

There will be no Fireworks in Aspen, nor Drones, but There will be Lasers!

No. There will be no Fireworks, after last year’s Lake Christine Fire it ain’t worth the risk, but yayyy there will still be a laser light show and party after dark.

Activities continue into the evening with the second annual block party, produced by the Aspen Volunteer Fire Department, Mountain Rescue Aspen and ACRA, beginning at 5 p.m. The nightcap is a community party at Wagner Park, with DJ Naka G playing from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. A laser light display, which had originally been scheduled for after the drone show, is still set for 9:15 p.m.

Snowmass also will not have any fireworks, but the Thursday night concert on Fanny Hill will be going on!

July 4th Community Celebration & Concert in Snowmass

Guests and visitors alike are invited to Snowmass to celebrate the evening of the Fourth of July. The celebration coincides with the Snowmass Free Concert Series, featuring Here Come the Mummies, and includes free sweet treats, Snowmass S’mores, Bitsy Photo Booth, glow in the dark goodies, patriotic giveaways, and more. Happy Birthday America!

20th Annual Bash for the Buddies ~ Night on the Nile ~20th Annual Bash for the Buddies ~ Night on the Nile ~

July 5 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Young Professional tickets to the Bash for the Buddies on July 5th are now on sale! These tickets come at a significantly discounted rate and are offered to Young Professionals ages 21-40. There are a limited amount of tickets at this price, so get them while they last! Young Professional tickets are $150 and will go up to $175 after June 24th.

The theme this year is Night on the Nile, an Egyptian fantasy wonderland! The evening will kick off with our signature Taste of Aspen, featuring many of Aspen’s top chefs and cocktail mixologists and one of the best Silent Auctions of the year! Then, feel the magic up close at a seated dinner and a Live Auction. Enjoy dancing to LIVE MUSIC with Here Come the Mummies, an eight-piece funk-rock band of 5,000 year-old Egyptian Mummies.

Annually attended by over 500 patrons and philanthropists, the Bash is a celebration of the Buddy Program and the youth, families and volunteer Big Buddies we serve. This evening typically raises $700,000 or more in one night which is nearly two thirds of our annual operating budget, thank to the generosity and support of our many donors!

Don’t hesitate to call us with any questions! (970) 920- 2130 or www.BuddyProgram.org

FAC and Artesan Market

Snowmass Base Village has a new Friday Afternoon Club and Artisan Market on Fridays throughout the summer.

The market will showcase a variety of locally-owned businesses selling specialty food items, clothing, handcrafted goods, art, jewelry, accessories and Colorado-sourced vegetables. Enjoy lawn games on The Rink and live music provided by Limelight Hotel Snowmass!

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Meet Jillian Livingston, influencer, connector, mom of three teen boys, and the Founder of Aspen Real Life and Aspen Business Connect. As an adventure seeker and freelance travel writer Jillian has contributed to luxury travel sites such as; Inspirato, Quintess, Bespoke Concierge Magazine and Destinations Travel Magazine. She was also the Roaring Fork Examiner. With a mission to experience adventures for both she and her boys, and to connect us all closer together, Jillian and contributing writers share daily encounters and experiences found in the bars, trails and chair lifts. Have an important message you want to amplify, or a service you would like for the Aspen Real Life team to experience? Email her at [email protected]

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