Guide to 4th of July at Aspen Snowmass
Here are some highlights of the upcoming weekend, plus some tips for making the most of it.
On-Mountain Fun All Weekend Long
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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.
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.
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.
Arts and Culture Guide
Aspen and Snowmass Village are home to a bevy of art and cultural institutions that in summer host numerous events you won't want to miss.