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Happy 4th of July!

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Fireworks explode over Nottingham Park during Avon's Salute to the USA July 4 event.
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Eagle Bike Parade and fireworks

Eagle celebrates Independence Day in down home style, beging bright and early on the 4th of July.

Local kids are invited to participate in the Eagle July 4 Bike Parade. Decorate your ride and meet up at the Brush Creek Park parking lot at 8:15 a.m. The parade begins at 8:30 a.m. as riders make their way to Eagle Town Park for games, refeshments and prizes.

At dusk, the towns of Eagle and Gypsum, together with Eagle County and the Greater Eagle Fire Department, will present a fireworks show. The dispaly is launched from the Eagle County Fairgrounds parking lot as is visible from locations throughout town.

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Gypsum Independence

Day celebration

Gypsum is hosting a special event including Firefighter Olympics, music by Groove Nation Orchestra and an outdoor showing of the move “Grown Ups” on Thursday, July 3.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. and the movie showing is planned at 8 p.m. at the Lundgren Theater Park. Free food provided. For more information visit http://www.townofgypsum.com

Salute to the USA in Avon

Salute to the USA in Avon at Nottingham Park on Thursday, July 3 is a free event. A giant fireworks show takes place at dark and other family friendly activities begin at 5 p.m. all around the park including face painters, fire jugglers, stilt walkers, balloon sculptors, and magicians.

Bring your blanket and enjoy festival style food favorites from fresh squeezed lemonade and funnel cakes to mini-donuts and roasted ears of corn.

Avon has made a reputation for presenting one of the most amazing fireworks displays Colorado has to offer —10,000 shells explode in a pyrotechnic extravaganza of dazzling color and sound.

Parking is extremely limited. Walking, bike-riding and public transportation is encouraged.

Vail America Days

Vail America Days is the annual 4th of July Festival in Vail. It’s a celebration featuring spectacular fireworks and the ever-popular town parade.

The 2014 Parade theme is “Vail Welcomes the World” and the parade begins at Golden Peak at 10 a.m.

The weekend schedule for Vail America Days is as follows:

Friday, July 4

8 to 9 a.m. — Community Pancake Breakfast at Vail Interfaith Chapel

8 a.m. to noon — Vail Public Library Bake Sale

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Vail Lacrosse Shootout at the Vail Athletic Field and Vail Mountain School

9 a.m. — Patriotic Worship Service at Vail Interfaith Chapel

10 a.m. ­— Vail America Days Parade from Golden Peak to Lionshead

Noon to 9 p.m. — Live music at Solaris Plaza

2 p.m. — Bravo! Vail: Patriotic Concert Bravo Dallas Symphony Orchestra at Gerald R. Ford A.m.phitheater

DUSK – Fireworks at Golden Peak


8 a.m. — La Sportiva Hill Climb Trail Running Race at Vail Mountain Haus in Vail Village

8:30 to10:30 a.m. — Vail Lacrosse Shootout free youth clinic (boys age 7-12) at Donovan Field

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Vail Lacrosse Shootout at Vail Athletic Field and Vail Mountain School

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Bravo! Vail: Music on the Move Golden Pick String Band at Lionshead and Beaver Creek

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — FREE! Vail Kid’s Adventure Club at Lionshead Mall/Arabelle Square

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Vail Public Library Book Sale

6 p.m. — Bravo! Vail: Joshua Bell Returns – Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater


9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Vail Lacrosse Shootout at Vail Athletic Field and Vail Mountain School

10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Vail Farmer’s Market and Art Show – Meadow Drive, International Bridge, Vail Village, Lionshead and Beaver Creek

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Bravo! Vail: Music on the Move Golden Pick String Band at Meadow Drive, Vail Village

11a.m. – Jammin’ Jazz Kids at the Market – Free Educational Program.

11a.m. to 5p.m. — Vail Public Library Book Sale

Noon to 3 p.m. — Jazz at The Market featuring Chick Lamb Trio at Meadow Drive, Vail Village

6p.m. – Bravo! Vail: Mahler’s 1st – Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

8:30-11p.m. Jazz at Restaurant Kelly Liken featuring Tony Gulizia and Max Wagne – Restaurant Kelly Liken, Vail Village

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