4th of July Guide

June 29, 2018

No fireworks? No problem!

Family, food and fun. These are the most important components of a successful 4th of July celebration. In an area where daily life, tourism, business, and past times are largely rooted in a well protected natural environment, we all understand how vital it is to take the Stage 2 fire ban seriously. That means no fireworks on the 4th.

If there is one thing the Vail Valley knows how to do, it is to celebrate. Seriously, we have a tradition called FAC, or Friday Afternoon Club, which is an excuse to sit on patios with friends and a cold drink on Fridays throughout the summer. We have free concerts almost weekly. We have block parties, craft beer classics, arts festivals, and rodeos. The point is, a few missing fireworks won't prevent us from celebrating and having a blast!

How do you join the fun?

Minturn Independence Day Celebration
Where? Little Beach Park
When? July 2nd 5:30pm-9pm
What? Music, entertainment, and fun for the whole family

Avon's Salute to the USA
Where? Nottingham Park"
When? July 3rd 5pm-9:15pm
What? Food vendors, face painters, balloon sculptors, magicians, and music.
Music: Dearling Band 5:45pm-7:15pm and Arapahoe Philharmonic 7:45pm-9:15pm
*Tip: walk, ride, skate, roll or boogie, but don't bother driving to Nottingham Park. This event is pop-u-lar, which makes parking difficult. If you need to drive, you will likely be parking a 10-15 minute walk away from the park. The Eco Bus stops steps from the park and is an inexpensive alternative. The weather is supposed to be beautiful, so driving really isn't necessary. 

Beaver Creek's Independence Day Celebration
Stars, Stripes and Slides
Where? Base of Chair 6
When? 12pm-5pm
What? Bounce houses, slides, and fun

Kid Zone
Where? Village Plaza
When? 1pm-7pm
What? Arts and crafts, face painting, and games

Food Vendors and Bars 
When? open at 2pm

Concerts: 
Where? Centennial Park
Who? Erika Wennerstrom and The Heartless Bastards (4pm)
Delta Rae (6pm)}
Walker Hayes (8:15pm)
*Tip: Bring a lawn chair or blanket for the concerts. 

Vail America Days  
Parade
Where? Begins in Golden Peak at 10am, ends in Lionshead 
When? July 4th 10am-12pm

Free Concert: Summer Bluegrass Concert Series
Who? Horseshoes and Hand Grenades
Where? Vail Square at Arabelle Hotel
When? July 4th 12pm-9pm

Paid Concert: 
Who? Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Where? Ford Amphitheater
When? July 4th 2pm
Tickets: $25

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