Aspen Fourth of July Events
8 a.m. – Boogie’s Diner 5K run. 9 a.m. – Window decorating contest judging. 9:30 a.m. – Boogie’s Diner One-Mile Family/Canine Walk. 10 a.m. – Kids bicycle rodeo at Paepcke Park. 11:45 a.m. – U.S. Air Force flyby over Main St.Noon – Parade through downtown. 1 p.m. – Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club community picnic at Koch Park. 2 p.m. – Aspen Summer Skating School exhibition at Aspen Ice Garden. 4 p.m. – Aspen Music Festival and School presents a free concert by the American Academy of Conducting Orchestra at the Benedict Music Tent. 6:30 p.m. – The Aspen Institute presents a lecture at Paepcke Auditorium with Sander Gilman, professor of Liberal Arts in Human Biology, University of Chicago.7 p.m. – The Aspen Music Festival and School presents another free Fourth of July Concert with the Aspen Music Festival Band at the Benedict Music Tent. 9:15 p.m. – Fireworks over Aspen Mountain (depending on weather conditions).Other Fourth of July Events:Snowmass Village will have a community picnic and celebration from 5 to 10 p.m. on Fanny Hill, adjacent to the Snowmass Mall. Free hot dogs, hamburgers, watermelon, sodas and beer will be distributed to the first 1,000 people. There will be live music, storytelling, facepainting and clowns from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cowboy poetry will be performed from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fireworks are scheduled for 9:30 p.m.The Roaring Fork Club near Basalt is planning a 10 to 15-minute fireworks display beginning at 9:15 p.m. (weather permitting). The display will be visible from Basalt.Carbondale will have the fifth annual Solar Potluck and Exhibition in Sopris Park, with games, food, music, solar energy demonstrations and more. A town parade will head down Main Street at 10 a.m. Rascalin & the Roots Rockers will perform in the park from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
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