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Guide to 4th of July at Aspen Snowmass

Fourth of July celebrations in Aspen and Snowmass Village are just around the corner. If your vision of a classic American Fourth of July celebration involves excellent food, a star-spangled parade, and live music set in a small town with rich history, then you’ve come to the right place. 

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Aspen Snowmass is home to some of Colorado's very best trails!

Have we convinced you yet? Below are some highlights of the upcoming celebration, plus some tips for making the most of it – as if you needed further persuasion.

On-Mountain Fun

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The Elk Camp and Silver Queen Gondolas at Snowmass and Aspen Mountain will be operating from 10am to 5pm every day, giving adventure-seekers quick and easy access to the splendor of our mountain landscape.

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There’s plenty to occupy your Fourth of July celebration 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 sightseeing. This time of year, the wildflowers are usually blooming like crazy across the mountain (particularly on Vista Trail) with plenty of columbine peeping for hikers.

Grab blankets, sweet snacks, and the whole family for a Movie Under the Stars at The Rink on Saturday, July 1 at 9pm.

When the 4th of July rolls around, you're invited to head up the Elk Camp Gondola for a pie sale to assist Challenge Aspen in purchasing electric bikes! Whole pies will be $20 and slices will be $8. Then hang around the village for even more treats, games, live music, and other festivities.

If you'd like to support Challenge Aspen without the gondola ride, pies are available for preorder! Please email zkotler@aspensnowmass.com with your order and don't forget to pickup on the 4th at the bottom of Elk Camp Gondola.

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. This 4th of July, join us for the Mountain Top Freedom Flow with 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 Boogies Buddy Race at 8am benefitting the Buddy Program. After your morning run, stroll through the Community Village from 10am - 2pm, featuring live music and dancing, a parked car show, and all your favorite local organizations. Of course you can't skip the annual parade from 11am to 12pm.

If you're still up for more community fun, head over to Koch Park to join Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club with a day of games, bouncy castles, food provided by Ajax Tavern, beer garden, wine and tequila bar, face painting, and live music from 12 to 3pm.

Cap off your evening with a spectacular Laser Light Display in Wagner Park beginning at 9:15pm.

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.

Getting Around

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