Happy Independence Day from Crested Butte
Two Days of Celebration This Year!
Crested Butte’s legendary Fourth of July weekend is upon us. A big parade, an afternoon patriotic performance, a pancake breakfast, and two fireworks displays are on tap. This year’s festivities start with a July 3rd (Sunday) fireworks show in the town of Crested Butte. On the 4th (Monday), many events are scheduled including the Gothic Run, Walk or Crawl Marathon, benefiting the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Gothic Colorado.
Afterwards, the Crested Butte Fire Protection District feeds the community with their Annual Pancake Breakfast and then Town of Crested Butte sidewalks and rooftops will fill up with literally thousands of people for our 4th of July parade down Elk Avenue. As always, food, entertainment, games and a good ol’ fashion water fight round out the downtown celebrations.
Additionally, Mt. Crested Butte’s Adventure Park will remain open until 8:00 p.m. offering up family fun on their big rock climbing tower, bungee trampolines, disc golf course, 18 holes of miniature golf, and the new Zip Line Tour. To complete the holiday celebrations, Orgone, a Los Angeles funk band, will perform on the Red Lady Stage at the ski resort’s base area with the second fireworks show of the weekend set to pop during the music show’s intermission!
2nd Annual Bluegrass in Paradise Music Festival – July 9th and 10th
Presented by the Crested Butte Music Festival and hosted by the Master of Strings and Crested Butte local bluegrass hero Drew Emmitt, the 2nd Annual Bluegrass In Paradise music festival will start off this year with the popular Bluegrass kids camp, followed by two full days of workshops and 12 live performances from some of our country’s best acts! Purchase your Bluegrass in Paradise tickets ahead of time at the website.
The (Impressive) Line Up of Performances
Saturday July 9
Gypsy Jazz Social Club, Head for the Hills, Town Mountain, Sierra Hully & Highway 111, Seldom Scene and Ralph Stanley & His Clinch Mountain Boys!
Sunday July 10
Honey Don’t, The Josh Williams Band, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Keller & The Keels, The Kruger Brothers and Drew Emmitt & The Paradise All-Star Band!
Contact Channing at 970-596-3228 or via his website.
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