July 4th in Aspen with Kids

8 a.m.

BOOGIES BUDDY RACE Rio Grande Park Free Vendor Village, race is $50/$60 to enter. Kids – $15

Boogies Buddy Race is one of the most widely anticipated activities of the Fourth of July week in Aspen.

In its 33rd year, the event will take place on the morning of July 4th, with 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 at this family-friendly event.

Buddy Program, www.buddyprogram.org, 970-920-2130  9:30 – 11 a.m.

KID’S PARADE BICYCLE DECORATING Paepcke Park (South East Corner) Kid’s bicycle decoration for the 4th of July Parade!  Helmets are REQURIED to ride in the parade (this includes adults)! FREE to participate.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 19th   ANNUAL “AMERICA’S BIRTHDAY CARNIVAL”

Paepcke Park

Come celebrate Fourth of July at “America’s Birthday Carnival”.  Food and fun for the whole family including bounce houses, face painting, kids’ games, BBQ, beer tents, silent auction, and more.  All proceeds go towards high quality Early Learning Education at the non-profit preschool, The Early Learning Center in Aspen.

Early Learning Center, earlylearningaspen.com, 970-920-9201

11 a.m.               

OLD FASHIONED 4th OF JULY PARADE

Begins on Main Street

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 and family fun by Wagner Park. With events planned for people of all ages, Aspen’s Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration is a day-long event the whole family can enjoy! So grab the kids & come on down!

Parade free to enter, but registration required.

City of Aspen, www.aspen4th.com, 970-429-2093

12 – 3 p.m.

 AVSC JULY 4th COMMUNITY PICNIC

Koch Lumber Park (corner of Garmisch & Cooper Ave.)

$20 Adults; $10 for kids 12 & under (price includes lunch!)

AVSC invites all Roaring Fork Valley residents and visitors to join us for an old-fashioned July 4th BBQ in the Park.  Please join us after the parade for a festive holiday in the park.   Rock out to live music, kids games, volley ball, dunk tank, an adult beverage garden, and delicious Crystal River Meats grass fed burgers. Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club, www.teamavsc.org/events , 970-205-5100

4 p.m.

THE ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL’S FREE FOURTH OF JULY CONCERT

Benedict Music Tent

The annual FREE Fourth of July event brings the AMFS band to the Tent stage with stirring patriotic favorites. Aspen Music Festival and School, www. aspenmusicfestival.com, 970-925-9042

5 – 10 p.m.

JULY 4th BLOCK PARTY W/ THE ASPEN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT. & MOUNTAIN RESCUE

Aspen Fire Department

Join the AVFD, ACRA and Mountain Rescue for a July 4th block party! Food, beer garden and live music all benefiting the Aspen Volunteer Fire Dept. and Mountain Rescue.

Free to attend, and all food & drink proceeds go to the AVFD and Mountain Rescue.  Aspen Fire Dept. & Aspen Chamber Resort Association, www.aspenchamber.org, 970-925-1940

9:15 p.m.

4TH OF JULY DRONE LIGHT SHOW   Wagner Park

Join ACRA in Wagner Park to watch the drones light up the sky choreographed to Patriotic music. Aspen Chamber Resort Association www.aspenchamber.org, 970-925-1940  **PUBLIC NOTICE: NO PERSONAL DRONES ARE PERMITTED IN THE DOWNTOWN CORE AREA**