Celebrate the 4th of July in Aspen 2024: A Day of Fun, Festivities, and Patriotism

Stephanie Kroll

The 4th of July in Aspen is a spectacular celebration filled with family-friendly events, patriotic displays, and plenty of fun for everyone. This year, the festivities promise to be bigger and better than ever, with a full schedule of events that capture the spirit of Independence Day. Here's everything you need to know to make the most of your 4th of July in Aspen.

Schedule of Events

Boogie's Buddy Race

8 AM | Rio Grande Park
New location this year in Rio Grande Park!

Kick off your Independence Day with the 38th Annual Boogie’s Buddy Race. Whether you're a seasoned runner or just looking for a fun way to start the day, there's a race for everyone.

  • 8:00 AM – 5 Mile Race Start
  • 8:10 AM – 5K Race Start
  • 8:30 AM – 1 Mile Family Fun Run

Check the website for more information on how to participate.

Kids on Bikes | Hosted by Charlie Tarver

10 AM – 11 AM | Paepcke Park

Kids can get creative and decorate their bikes before joining the parade.

  • 10:00 AM – Bike Decoration
  • 11:00 AM – Parade Start

This event is for kids only, and helmets are mandatory. Remember, no unicycles, scooters, or pets are allowed. Parents can walk alongside their kids but cannot ride.

Community Village

10 AM – 2 PM | Cooper Walking Mall

Join the community in celebrating Independence Day at the Cooper Walking Mall. This free event features local organizations coming together to celebrate.

Tiger Squadron Aircraft Flyover

Before Parade Start

Don't miss the thrilling Tiger Squadron Aircraft Flyover before the parade begins. Look up at the sky for this exciting display.

Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade

11 AM – 12 PM | Downtown Core

The heart of Aspen's 4th of July celebrations, the parade is a must-see. Dress in your best red, white, and blue and enjoy the festive atmosphere. The parade route begins on Main Street, turning South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue, continuing to Galena Street, and looping around to Hopkins Avenue, Mill Street, and Hyman Avenue.

AVSC 4th of July BBQ

12 PM – 3 PM | Koch Park

Head to Koch Park for a classic 4th of July BBQ hosted by the Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club. Enjoy food from the Little Nell, live music, a beer garden, wine and tequila bar, bouncy castles, a dunk tank, yard games, face painting, and more! Proceeds benefit AVSC athletes. Check the website for more information.

Aspen Music Festival and School 4th of July Concert

4 PM | Benedict Music Tent

Celebrate with stirring patriotic music at the Benedict Music Tent. This free concert by the Aspen Music Festival and School band is a cherished local tradition. Find more information here.

July 4th Community Concert Hosted by Belly Up Aspen

Time TBD | Wagner Park

Cap off your day with a community concert at Wagner Park. Hosted by Belly Up Aspen, this event is perfect for relaxing on the grass with a blanket or camping chair while enjoying live music.

Plan Your Visit

Aspen is a popular destination for the 4th of July, so plan ahead to make the most of your trip. Consider booking tee times at the Aspen Golf Course or the Snowmass Club as early as Memorial Day Weekend. Our team can also help coordinate luxury rentals for you and your family or guests to ensure a comfortable and memorable stay.

Experience Aspen This Independence Day

The 4th of July in Aspen is a unique blend of small-town charm and high-energy celebration. From races and parades to concerts and BBQs, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Join us in celebrating America's Independence Day in one of the most beautiful settings in the country. We look forward to seeing you there!

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