Spend your Independence Day in the crisp mountain air with fireworks illuminating the endless Rocky Mountains. Vail offers several options for joining in the classic festivities. Indulge in a romantic, five-star dinner at Larkspur Restaurant or cut loose at Vail’s America Days. From sparklers to symphonies, we have your guide for everything red, white, and blue for your 4th of July in Vail. For more ways to have a firecracking time in Vail this summer, download our complimentary Vacation Guide.
Happenings This 4th of July in Vail
Don’t sweat away the dog days this 4th of July, escape to Vail and throw a blanket under the expansive Colorado sky to enjoy the all-American holiday. We’ve done the research so you don’t have to! Here’s our list of the best Independence Day activities in Vail Valley this summer.
Vail America Days
Each year, Vail America Days takes over downtown Vail. The event is packed with family-friendly events, including one of Colorado’s largest Independence Day parades. The parade starts at 10:00 a.m., but you’ll want to arrive early to secure parking in the Vail Village parking garage and snag a good viewing spot street-side. Dance along to the gliding sounds of bluegrass floats and cheer on the Boy Scouts as they toss candy to the crowd.
Once the downtown show is over, wander over to the ski resort and satisfy your adrenaline rush with a trek up the mountain. Ride the gondola down and bask in the warm Centennial State sunshine. The resort offers an array of summertime adventures, including their mountain coaster, zipline, summer tubing, and bike rentals. When the sun sets, find a grassy spot in the valley and watch the smoke from the fireworks disappear into the Rockies.
If you’re searching for a more intimate and elegant Independence Day, look no further than Larkspur in Vail. This five-star venue combines chef-crafted, decadent dishes with breathtaking views of Gore Range. The restaurant is the best spot in town for viewing Vail’s firework show. Sip down Pacific Coast oysters and savor a glass of Sauvignon Blanc—you’re in for a 4th of July treat at Larkspur.
Bravo! Vail Patriotic Concert
The world-class Dallas Symphony Orchestra is performing a distinctive, all-American Patriotic Concert on July 4th at Bravo! Vail. Jeff Tyzik is conducting the annual show filled with our nation’s most popular tunes. The amphitheater provides the ideal concert venue with sounds echoing between mountain ranges. Pack a picnic, spread out on the lawn, and savor the sounds of some of music’s finest artists.
Beaver Creek Independence Day Celebration
Rock out with Beaver Creek’s Independence Day Celebration. From noon to night, the main stage will be filled with talented artists. Spend the day strolling through art galleries and embarking on the Aspen Glades. At night, celebrate under the fireworks with up-and-coming country music artist, Tyler Rich.
Berkshire Hathaway’s Salute to the USA
What’s better than one night of jubilee? Two, of course. Celebrate July 3 at the annual Berkshire Hathaway’s Salute to the USA. The event includes flame jugglers, stilt walkers, festival food, and live music. Arrive early and rent a stand-up paddleboard or paddle boat and row out on the park’s serene lake. Salute to the USA yields the largest firework display in Colorado, so be prepared for a grand display.
Come Back to Gore Creek Properties
Find the perfect place to lay your head when the smoke fades! Gore Creek Properties offers an array of options, from cozy townhomes to fully-furnished whole homes. Courtside Townhomes in quaint East Vail boasts an electric fireplace, game room, luxurious linens, and king-sized accommodations. The complex offers a complimentary shuttle to Vail Village every 15 minutes, so getting in and out of town is a breeze. Whatever your needs, Gore Creek Properties is sure to provide.