There may be no better place to celebrate Fourth of July than Colorado. With warm days, cool evenings, fresh mountain air, colorful wildflowers and endless outdoor activities, Colorado is the ultimate summertime destination. And there’s no better way to enjoy it all than with 4th of July Colorado. Colorado’s many mountain towns pull out all the stops for this festive holiday.
Here’s a selection of our favorite places in Colorado to celebrate the 4th of July and a run down of all of their festivities.
4th of July in Vail, Colorado
Vail America Days
The Town of Vail’s 4th of July Colorado festivities is a full day of fun. This year’s parade theme is A Tribute to the 10th Mountain Division. It begins at 10 am on July 4, 2019 in Golden Peak and makes its way through the villages, concluding in Lionshead. At 2 p.m. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform patriotic favorites at the Gerald R Ford Amphitheater. After that, the day ends with a bang with the annual Vail Fireworks Show at Golden Peak on July 4th at dusk (Approximately 9:30 p.m.).
Salute to the USA in Avon, Colorado
The Vail valley has so much to offer during the 4th of July. Perhaps best known is the largest fireworks display on the western slope of Colorado, Salute to the USA. And, for 2019 they’ve scored headliner Ziggy Marley who will take the stage at 7:15 p.m on July 3, 2019. Other festivities including fire jugglers, magicians and more begins at 5:00 p.m. at Nottingham Park in Avon, Colorado. Salute to the USA will culminate with 10,000 shells exploding in a pyrotechnic extravaganza of dazzling color and sound.
4th of July in Beaver Creek, Colorado
Similarly, Beaver Creek celebrates Independence Day with live music and kids activities starting early in the day on July 4, 2019. The first live music artist takes the stage at noon, and the day culminating with Tyler Rich as sun sets. In conclusion, enjoy a festive fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.
4th of July in Gateway Canyons, Colorado
Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa celebrates this year’s Fourth of July with its Independence Day Shenanigans event, a series of family-friendly activities offered at the property. Numerous activities from 6 – 9 p.m. on July 4, include face painting, rock painting, sidewalk chalk, rope lessons and a petting zoo, hatchet throwing, and lawn games such as giant Jenga, for example. Not to mention, a bean bag toss, horse shoes, ladder ball, bocce ball, croquet, and tug-of-war.
Morgan Crouse, a country and rock ‘n’ roll artist from Western Colorado, will perform live from 6 – 9 p.m. Also attendees can also feast on a BBQ buffet menu. In addition, the resort will also host a kids’ watermelon eating contest and an adult pie eating contest.
Be sure to add on a fun horseback ride or other outdoor activity at adjacent Palisade Ranch.
4th of July in Snowmass, Colorado
The Snowmass Independence Day celebration coincides with the Snowmass Free Concert Series featuring Here Come The Mummies. The celebration includes free sweet treats, Snowmass S’mores, Bitsy Photo Booth, glow in the dark goodies, patriotic giveaways and more!
Mountains, music, parades, watermelon, fireworks! What more could you want in a Colorado 4th of July?
Where will you celebrate Independence Day? Where is your favorite place to celebrate the 4th of July in Colorado? Tell us where and why in the comments below!