The 4th of July in Vail is something truly special. There’s something about the small-town festivities that makes you think of the early years in our country. If you’re planning your independence day celebrations, consider heading our way for Vail America Days. Here’s a complete overview of all the events you’ll want to see with your entire family.
Vail American Days Parade: One of Colorado’s Largest
- Where: Starting at Gold Peak on Vail Valley Drive, the parade will wind its way west along Handson Ranch Road, north on Bridge Street, west on Gore Creek Drive, north across the International Bride, west along Meadow Drive to East LionsHead Circle, then through the LionsHead Mall.
- Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm.
Vail is home to one of Colorado’s largest 4th of July parades. Pick a spot along the parade route, and wait for the fun to begin! Be sure to bring an umbrella, sunscreen, and a hat to make sure you are protected from the mountain sun!
Vail Fireworks Show
The Vail Fireworks Show is not to be missed. The fireworks will be set off from Golden Peak on the 4th of July at dusk. The best part? The fireworks will be set to a moving, powerful, patriotic soundtrack that will delight people of all ages.
Schedule of Events
There are many activities to enjoy during Vail America Days. Below are a few of our favorite events (not including the ones above). Be sure to check the Vail America Days official website for the complete schedule of events.
- Friday, July 1st at 6:00pm: Attend the big Vail Patriotic Concert, featuring Filddle on Fire and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
- Saturday, July 2nd from 11:00am – 3:00pm: Vail Family Fun Fest
- Sunday, July 3rd from 10:00am – 3:30pm: Vail Farmer’s Market and Art Show
- Monday, July 4th from 8:00am – 9:00am: Pancake Breakfast
Celebrate the 4th of July in Vail: Fun for the Whole Family
When you celebrate the 4th of July in Vail, Colorado, you’ll experience small-town celebrations, enjoy one of the largest parades in Colorado, and be awed by a magnificent firework show. Be sure to book your Vail lodging soon, to ensure you get a great room for the celebrations.