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Aspen releases Fourth of July schedule, sans fireworks

Aspen is getting ready for the Fourth of July, but the town won't have fireworks this year because of fire concerns.
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Aspen Chamber has released their full schedule of Fourth of July festivities. Due to dry conditions, there will be no fireworks this year. But there is still plenty to celebrate.

Check out the schedule below:

Boogie’s Buddy Race, 5-mile race at 8 a.m., 1-mile family and canine walk at 8:30 a.m. Start and finish at the Rio Grande Park. $50 for adults, $60 race-day registration, $15 for kids under 16, $90 family rate for one-mile walk. Sign up online.

Red Brick Bike Decorating, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Paepcke Park. AspenArt.org, 970-429-2777.

17th Annual “America’s Birthday Carnival,” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Paepcke Park. Early Learning Center’s kids’ carnival in Paepcke Park featuring carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, snow cones, balloon animals, live music, silent auction, and BBQ lunch.

Old Fashioned Fourth of July Parade, 11 a.m. on Main Street. Free to participate, mandatory registration. Parade information can be found on the City of Aspen website. 970-429-2033

AVSC Annual 4th of July Picnic, noon to 3 p.m. at Koch Lumber Park. Join the AVSC following the parade for a festive time in the park with live music, the AVSC airbag, dunk tank, snow cones, kid’s games, beer garden and of course, a good old burger BBQ. $20 for adults; $10 for kids 10 years old and under.

The Aspen Music Festival and School’s FREE Fourth of July Concert, 4 p.m. at Benedict Music Tent. This celebration features the AMFS band performing patriotic favorites. Lawrence Isaacson will be the conductor. http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com, 970-925-9042

Dancing in the Streets, Free community street and dance concert with clowns, face painters and yard games. Takes place at Mill Street/Cooper Avenue Mall. Brothers Keeper will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. DJ Aka G and glow in the dark fun starts at 8:30 p.m.

Hairspray, the Musical! 6:30 p.m. at The Hurst Theatre in Rio Grande Park. Tickets are required and can be purchased in person, by phone or on their website. Box Office: 970-300-4474.

For the most up to date schedule, check the Aspen Chamber Fourth of July page.


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