Parades, Bikes, Concerts & More:
Vail America Days Parade
10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Vail Village
The annual 4th of July parade in Vail is a must-do! A true summer traditional celebration complements all that Vail summer has to offer on and off the mountain.
The parade will begin at Golden Peak at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 4 and will wind its way through the villages, ending in Lionshead. Vail’s parade is one of the most popular events during the Independence Day holiday, so arrive early and take advantage of the free in-town bus system. This year’s parade theme is A Tribute to the 10th Mountain Division.
For the full Vail America Days Schedule visit vailamericadays.com
4th of July Bike Parade in Eagle, CO
11 a.m., Brush Creek Park Pavilion, Eagle
Decorate your bike(s!) and head to Eagle, CO for their 4th of July kick-off celebration- a Bike Parade! Get your American Pride on and decorate your bike in red, white! Meet up at the Brush Creek Park Pavilion and ride to Eagle Town Park, where there will be prizes, games and kids’ activities! eagleoutside.com
Beaver Creek’s Independence Day Celebration
12 to 9 p.m., Beaver Creek Mountain
Beaver Creek celebrates America’s birthday with a full day of live music (courtesy of country star Tyler Rich—8:15 p.m. at Centennial Park—and other artists throughout the day), and a slew of kid friendly activities including bouncy castles, face painting, yard games, and more. Families looking for a more upscale experience can opt for the VIP event ticketing, which includes access to the resort’s tony White Carpet Club, drinks and snacks, private kids’ activities (from 4 to 5 p.m.), swag, and parking ($250 for a family of four). beavercreek.com
Bravo! Vail’s Patriotic Concert
2 p.m., Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail
Bravo! Vail’s Independence Day Concert features the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater with classic patriotic tunes, FREE lawn seating, and conductor Jeff Tyzik leading the show. Tickets go on sale 8:00am July 1, and can only be purchased at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater box office ($25 per person). bravovail.org
4th of July Pool Party
2 to 6 p.m., Eagle-Vail Swimming Pool, Eagle-Vail
Who doesn’t love a nice cool pool on July 4th? Take a dip and also enjoy free ice cream a the Eagle-Vail pool party. No charge at the door! eaglevail.org
Vail Jazz at Lionshead
Arrabelle Square, Lionshead Village 6 p.m.
Marcia Ball returns to kick off this year’s VailJazz @ Vail Square series! A crowd favorite, Marcia is sure to have the crowd out of their seats dancing with her signature Texan blues and swampy New Orleans jazz. Tickets are $25-$50 and can be purchased online: Vail Jazz Tickets
Where to View Fireworks
Last year Gypsum saved their July 4th Fireworks for New Year’s Eve due to the dry conditions that cancelled the annual summer display. The Town of Gypsum will be hosting this year’s fireworks display at Lundgren Theater at 9 p.m. Come early to claim your spot on the lawn and hear the sounds of “Denver’s premiere 90′s cover trio” JV3, and free hot dogs and ice pops before the show (7 p.m.). Bring some bug spray – this week the mosquitoes have been biting in the park lawn! townofgypsum.com
We are so excited, after the incredible drought conditions last year, to have had a rainy/snowy spring, leaving prime conditions for safe fireworks displays throughout the Vail Valley. Vail’s annual fireworks display is back and starts just as the skies turn dark (apx. 9:30 p.m.) over Golden Peak. Be sure to arrive early to get a good viewing spot. Or, be adventurous and kike up Vail Mountain from Vail Village near Gondola One for a great view! vailamericadays.com
Beaver Creek’s fireworks show begins at 9:15 over the slopes, following live music from country musician Tyler Rich at Centennial Park and a day full of festivities around Beaver Creek Village. There are plenty of great spots to view the fireworks in Beaver Creek, just make sure you can see the Centennial Run and they usually fire off right above that area. beavercreek.com
Avon – July 3
The 33rd annual Berkshire Hathaway Home Service’s Salute to the USA in Harry A. Nottingham Park takes place on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 starting at 5:00 p.m.
Take part in the family friendly festivities going on throughout the park with face painters, fire jugglers, stilt walkers, balloon sculptors, magicians, and so much more! Hazel Miller Band will perform at 6 p.m. as an opening act for eight-time Grammy-winning reggae artist Ziggy Marley, who will take the stage at 8 p.m. Bring your blanket and enjoy festival style food; favorites from fresh squeezed lemonade and funnel cakes to mini-donuts and roasted ears of corn. Relax and get ready for the most amazing fireworks display the State of Colorado has to offer – 10,000 shells explode in a pyrotechnic extravaganza of dazzling color and sound. You won’t want to miss this hallmark event – Salute to the USA will quickly become a tradition in your family!