Vail America Days Fourth of July parade registration open |

Vail America Days Fourth of July parade registration open

VAIL — Entries for Vail’s annual Fourth of July parade are currently being accepted by event organizers and are due by 5 p.m. on June 22. This year’s parade will start at Golden Peak at 10 a.m. on July 4 and will wind its way through Vail Village, ending in Lionshead. The theme for the parade is “Celebrate the USA! Great Moments in American History,” providing guests and participants with the opportunity to celebrate the wide variety of historical moments throughout America as well as in the Vail Valley.

Vail’s parade is one of the most popular events during the Independence Day holiday, attracting thousands of spectators. Application forms are available at Entries will be judged in seven categories: youth, marching/musical, motorized, float/mechanical as well as the most original, best in show and the Gallegos most distinctive award. Fees vary from $75 for a nonprofit float to $250 for a business entry.

Volunteers Needed

The parade will begin at Golden Peak and continue west to Hanson Ranch Road, north on Bridge Street, west on Gore Creek Drive, north across the International Bridge, west along Meadow Drive and finally through the Lionshead Mall to the finish. Volunteers are needed to help organizers keep the parade moving. Duties include holding balloons, carrying banners and assisting with traffic. Contact Highline at 970-476-6797, ext. 707, or by email to for more volunteering details.

The Vail America Days celebration will feature fireworks at Golden Peak. In addition, there will be other events happening throughout the weekend, such as the annual patriotic concert.

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This year’s parade will be limited to the first 60 entries to submit complete applications. For more information, visit

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