No shortage of fun for Fourth of July |

No shortage of fun for Fourth of July

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Fireworks versus laser light show.Old school versus new.From fireworks booming and lasers beaming in the air, to live music playing and parade participants marching, the area offers a variety of all-ages options for Fourth of July jubilation. Check out the following events going on from Snowmass to Parachute:

Annual children’s Fourth of July parade, kids welcome to decorate their bikes and meet at Rifle City Hall at 9:30 a.m., parade marches from Second Street, ending at Heinze Park with cheerleading performance, water balloon toss and potato sack races Snowmass Independence Day Celebration with free concert by The Blind Boys of Alabama, Grammy-winning soul gospel group at 7 p.m. on Fanny Hill, Snowmass Village. A 30-minute laser light show follows at 9 p.m.

July 4th Celebration, 10 a.m. kid’s parade; 12:30-4 p.m. picnic on the patio with live bluegrass with Paonia’s Sweet Sunny South and a giant water slide for the kids, Battlement Mesa Activity Center Carbondale’s Independence Day celebration, starting at 4 p.m. parade down Main Street and music by Acoustic Mayhem, followed by headliners The Gourds at 7 p.m. Fireworks and free watermelon in Sopris Park. Barbecue from Smokin Willie’s and beer from Stone Brewery Patriotic Glenwood Springs Downtown Market, vegetable/fruit stands, wine tastings, craft booths, food vendors, cooking demonstrations, live music by The Sirens., 4 p.m. to dusk, Ninth Street and Grand Avenue Symphony in the Valley July 4 concert and city of Glenwood Springs fireworks, music begins at 8 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m., Two Rivers Park 27th Annual July 4 Freedom Celebration, starting at noon with Cub Scout flag raising, and includes horseshoe contest, live bluegrass with Fleeting Moment of Montrose, fireworks start at 9:30 p.m., Apple Tree Park, New CastleContact April E. Clark: 945-8515, ext.

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