4th of July Activities around Beaver Creek

Spending America’s Independence Day in the mountains is a great way to beat the heat and enjoy our country’s great outdoors. Fortunately, charming Rocky Mountain towns like Beaver Creek, Avon, and Vail boast a plethora of fun, 4th-themed events. Take your pick from any of these for a memorable 4th of July. 

Dynafit Vail Hillclimb Trail Run

When: 7/3, 7:00 am

Where: Vail Mountain Haus

This 7.7 mile uphill race tests even the most hardened of trail blazers. Each summer, local and national runners come to Vail for this epic, yet short trail run. The almost 8-mile track ascends 2,200 vertical feet – hence its name “Hillclimb”. Racers move along the historic gravel double-track as it heads east from Eagle’s Nest before ending at Mid-Vail. Day of registration is available if you’re looking for a last-minute trail run, or you can reserve your spot ahead of time.

35th Annual Salute to the U.S.A.

When: 7/3, 5:00 pm

Where: Harry A. Nottingham Park

Enjoy an afternoon and evening full of activities at this Avon park. Pack a cooler with snacks and non-alcoholic beverages and come prepared for some balloon animals, face painting, festival food, and more. As the sun goes down, Grammy-award winning musicians will take the stage to serenade celebrators until the grand finale fireworks display, complete with 10,000 shells. You won’t soon forget this Annual Salute to the U.S.A.

Shari Puorto Band

When: 7/4, 1:00 pm

Where: Beaver Creek Resort

This nationally recognized blues and rock musician will take the stage during the Beaver Creek 4th of July Blues Celebration. Shari Puorto has long been honing her musical talents around the country, including on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise. Puorto has recently returned to land and will treat guests of this mountain music festival to her beautiful vocals and lively performance.

Bravo! Vail Music Festival

When: 7/4, 1:00 pm

Where: Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

Now in its 34th season, the Bravo! Vail Music Festival always attracts music and mountain lovers of all ages. There’s no better time like the 4th to enjoy an array of performances from the Chamber music genre at this epic outdoor venue. Take in sweeping mountain views from comfortable, stadium-style lawn seating. Pack a picnic and plan to spend the afternoon with other music lovers and Vail Valley locals.

Not into big crowds this year? Don’t fret. There are plenty of other activities around the Vail Valley that allow young and old to embrace Colorado summer and this holiday of independence. Rent paddle boards and head out on Dillon Reservoir. Tackle a long, alpine lake hike to see the reds, whites, and blues that Mother Nature has to offer. The Rocky Mountains have so much to offer its residents and visitors. Living at The Piedmont Apartments allows direct access to this gorgeous, natural playground. Contact us for more info. 

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