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Vail announces weekend events, curfew

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – Vail America Days, Vail’s Fourth of July weekend celebration, will feature the traditional parade and feature free music, street entertainment and fireworks.

This year’s theme is “Cowboy style,” which will set the tone for weekend’s parade and music. A full week of activities leads up to the fourth, including the 37th annual Vail Lacrosse Shoot-out, Friday Afternoon Club activities, the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival and gondola rides.

Fourth of July morning begins with the Vail Public Library bake and book sale, followed by the Vail America Days Parade at 10 a.m. The parade kicks off at Golden Peak and then continues 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 weaves through the Lionshead Mall to the finish.-

Events continue with free street entertainment in Lionshead and Vail Village from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., followed by the annual patriotic concert performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Ford Amphitheater at 2 p.m. The concert is dedicated to the memory of Jack Kemp, and 100 percent of the ticket sales will be donated to the Vail Veterans Program in Kemp’s honor.

Lawn seats are free on a first-come, first-served basis and pavilion seating is $15. Tickets will be available to walk-up customers only at the Ford Amphitheater box office beginning at 11 a.m. on July 1. A fireworks display is planned for 9:45 p.m. at Golden Peak.

After the fireworks, the Vail Police Department will start enforcing Vail’s public safety curfew, which requires parental supervision of underage family members between the hours of 10:30 p.m. on July 4 to 5 a.m. July 5.

“We feel it’s important to offer a safe environment for residents and guests who choose to celebrate the Fourth of July with us in our beautiful destination,” said Vail Mayor Dick Cleveland. “It enhances the experience for everyone and holds true to Vail’s promise of creating great memories for those who visit and live here.”

There is a town-wide curfew for unsupervised juveniles ages 17 and under, and anyone under the age of 21 cannot access a four block area of Vail Village unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

In addition, residents with curbside trash service are reminded to check with their trash removal company to determine if collection schedules will be affected by the holiday. Vail wildlife protection regulations prohibit placing trash outside for pick up other than from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the scheduled trash collection day.

The town will be distributing information pamphlets prior to the holiday weekend which will detail the event schedule and public safety campaign. For more information, contact the town’s Community Information Office at 970-479-2115.

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