Guide to 4th of July at Aspen Snowmass

Fourth of July Guide to Aspen Snowmass

Fourth of July celebrations in Aspen and Snowmass Village are just around the corner. If your vision of the Fourth of July four-day weekend includes excellent food, a red-white-and-blue parade, and live music and DJ sets throughout downtown Aspen—complemented with ample time on some of Colorado’s very best trails—then you’ve come to the right place.

Here are some highlights of the upcoming weekend, plus some tips for making the most of it.

On-Mountain Fun All Weekend Long

Mountain biking at Snowmass Bike Park on Fourth of July weekend
The Elk Camp and Silver Queen Gondolas at Snowmass and Aspen Mountain will be operating from 9am to 4pm every day, giving adventure-seekers quick and easy access to the splendor of our mountain landscape.

Learn more about lift and gondola tickets and hours.

Tickets and Hours

Snowmass

There’s plenty to occupy your Fourth of July Weekend at Snowmass. Ride the extensive trails at the Snowmass Bike Park, dine at Elk Camp Restaurant, or enjoy the bevy of free on-mountain activities like hiking or disc golf. Over the Fourth, the wildflowers are usually blooming like crazy across the mountain (particularly on Vista Trail) with plenty of columbine peeping for hikers.

Grab a picnic blanket and the whole family to head out to Fanny Hill on Snowmass on Sunday, July 3 to enjoy live music featuring Hazel Miller on the Fanny Hill stage. Gates will open at 5:30 and music will begin at 6:30pm.

Aspen Mountain

Over on Aspen Mountain, the Silver Queen Gondola takes you to the summit for that unprecedented view from the Sundeck, as well as hiking trails, and disc golf. And this year, from 10:30 to 11:20am, join yoga instructor Jayne Gottlieb and DJ Bhakti Styler atop AJAX for a fun, all-levels flow yoga class set to some of the greatest classic American tunes.

In Town

Aspen Fourth of July parade

Savor the weekend with a flavorful bite of farm-fresh goodies. The Fourth of July just happens to correspond with Colorado’s best season for produce, so get your weekend started right with locally grown treats at the Aspen Saturday Market, held in downtown Aspen every summer Saturday from 8:30am to 2pm at the corners of Galena & Hyman, Galena & Hopkins and Hopkins & Hunter. Listen to live music while you peruse food stalls flush with gourmet treats, crafts, and more.

Then on the 4th, don’t miss on Monday, July 4 with the parade from 11am to 12pm and the Community Village, featuring a parked car show and live music and dancing from 10am to 2pm.

When you’re hungry, head over to Little Nell for a 4th of July Lunch featuring a classic barbecue buffet at Element 47 from 11:30am to 2:30pm, where specialty smoked BBQ, traditional sides, and desserts will be served.

And from 12 to 3pm, join Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club with a day of games, Bouncy castles, activities, Wagu burgers from Ajax Tavern, beer, wine, specialty frozen drinks, and live music in Koch Park.

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Tips For Getting Around

Given all of these events and the holiday weekend, Aspen and Snowmass Village will once again be a popular place to enjoy the Fourth of July. As a result, parking can be expensive and downright impossible. By utilizing the RFTA bus system or traveling by bike, whether it be a bike rental from Four Mountain Sports or utilizing the short-term rental We-Cycle bikes stationed all across town, your holiday weekend can be hassle-free.

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