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Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts will be hosting events and festivities over the Independence Day holiday. Join Coloradans and visitors alike to mark the holiday with summer celebrations including delicious food, live music, holiday parades, family-friendly activities and brilliant fireworks displays to light up the sky. Events are subject to the weather.
Skiing on the Fourth of July and Weekend Events
For the first time since 2011, Arapahoe Basin will be open for top to bottom skiing on the Fourth of July. The season started on October 19, 2019 and will end on Independence Day. The weekend following will be packed with family friendly, fun events. On Friday, July 5, enjoy a one-hour yoga session at the base area of A-Basin with a local instructor. Saturday, July 6 will include the Summer Concert series featuring Liver Down the River, a local band from Durango, CO. On Sunday, July 7, bring the whole family for Arapahoe Basin’s first guided wildflower hike of the season. For more information, visit www.arapahoebasin.com.
Old Fashioned Fourth of July Parade
July 4th is packed with family friendly events on Main Street in Aspen. Start the day with over 1000 other participants at Boogies Buddy Race, then continue to the kid’s bike decorating party. The 19th Annual America’s Birthday Carnival will feature food and fun for everyone. The Old Fashion 4th of July Parade is the highlight of the day followed by the block party. Finally, enjoy the patriotic drone light show. For more information, visit www.aspensnowmass.com.
Fourth of July Celebration
Enjoy plenty of family friendly activities at Granby Ranch this Independence Day with inflatables, outdoor games and live music. Granby Ranch will have its normal summer activities throughout the day. For more information, visit www.granbyranch.com.
Silverton’s Annual Fourth of July
Hosted by the Town of Silverton, this event is known throughout the region for its old-fashioned family fun. Start the day with a 2, 5 or 10K run and cool off after with the parade and water fight. Kendall Mountain Recreation Area will be open for camping through the holiday and is within walking distance of all downtown festivities including the parade and carnival in Memorial Park. Fireworks will occur after dark on Shrine Hill. For more information, visit www.silverton4thofjuly.org.
Summer Brew Festival
As part of 4th of July weekend, the Summer Brew festival will be held on Saturday, July 6. Live music from State 38 will be filling the skies and a variety of beers from local and national breweries will be available to sample. This is a family friendly event that will be fun for all ages. For more information, visit www.purgatoryresort.com.
Fourth of July Celebration and Cowboy Roundup Days
The Fourth of July in Steamboat is more than a century in the making and will be packed with events like a downtown parade, a block party, Pro Rodeo Series, and a firework and laser show. The Pro Rodeo Series continues through the weekend with free music and a Farmer’s Market as well. For more information, visit www.steamboat.com.
Hanging Lake for Fourth of July Weekend
Sunlight will be offering excursions to Hanging Lake and a new Hike, Pedal and Soak package. Enjoy a trip to Hanging Lake, a bike ride with top-line bike rentals and the option to soak in the Glenwood Springs hot springs or the new Iron Mountain hot springs. For more information, visit www.sunlightmtn.com.
Fourth of July Extravaganza
Join Telluride for a day filled with family friendly events. Enjoy the parade in town as locals and visitors cheer for goofy costumes, homemade floats, music and an airplane fly-over by volunteers from the Colorado National Guard. The Firemen’s BBQ will surely heat up the evening as the fireworks show kicks off, blasting beams of color over the San Juan mountains after sunset. For more information, visit www.tellurideskiresort.com.
Winter Park Resort
Fourth of July Celebration
Enjoy a day filled with family fun at the Rendezvous Event Center in downtown Winter Park including inflatables, face painters, carnival games, a photo booth and more. Fireworks will begin after 9:00 pm. For more information, visit www.winterparkresort.com.