Vail ready for Fourth festivities
VAIL, Colorado – Vail has a full schedule of events leading up to the Fourth of July holiday.Highlighting the activities will be the traditional Fourth of July parade on Sunday. The rest of the day’s celebrations include a patriotic concert, Vail Farmers’ Market and a fireworks display.Upon conclusion of the fireworks, a town of Vail public safety campaign will be enacted that enlists parental supervision of younger family members. Sunday’s Vail America Days festivities get under way with the annual Town of Vail Public Library Bake and Book Sale, which begins at 8 and 9 a.m., respectively, followed by the parade, which begins at 10 a.m. The parade starts at Golden Peak, 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. Later in the evening, the Vail Police Department will implement Vail’s public safety campaign. The program calls for parental supervision of underage family members between the hours of 10:30 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday. The safety measures were introduced during the 2001 Fourth of July celebration by the Vail Town Council to create a safe and festive atmosphere during the Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve holidays.The town’s public safety measures include a town-wide curfew for unsupervised juveniles 17 and under and a special event district covering a four-block area in Vail Village. The district prohibits access to persons 21 and under 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 Fourth of July 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. To request copies of the pamphlet, contact the town’s Community Information Office at 479-2115.For details, visit http://www.vail.com or call (970) 476-4790.
• Vail Lacrosse Shootout, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Vail Athletic Field.• Youth “Art in Nature” Program, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Vail Nature Center.• Eagle Bahn Gondola, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Lionshead.• Free Art Gallery tour with Art in Public Places Coordinator Molly Eppard, 2- 4 p.m.. Meet at Vail Village Visitor Center.• Live Music, 3-7 p.m., Slifer Square, Vail Village.• Bravo!, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, 6 p.m., Ford Amphitheater. Free seating on the lawn for kids age 12 and under.• Friday Afternoon Club, 4-9 p.m., Eagle’s Nest/Vail Mountain.• “Stories in the Sky” Stargazing, 8:45-10 p.m., Vail Nature Center.
• La Sportiva Vail Hill Climb Trail Running Race, 8 a.m., Slifer Square.• Vail Lacrosse Shootout, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Men’s Elite at Ford Park in Vail & Freedom Park, Edwards; Women’s Elite at Vail Athletic Field.• Vail Public Library Book Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Community Room.• Eagle Bahn Gondola, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Lionshead.• Garden Tour of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, 10:30 a.m., Ford Park Meet at the Schoolhouse gift shop, free.• Live Music and Strolling Buskers, 1 to 5 p.m., Vail Village/Lionshead.• Family Day at Vail Golf Club, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Vail Golf Club.• Vail Skating Show, 2 p.m., Dobson Ice Arena.• Alpine Wind Ensemble, 5 to 6 p.m., Gore Creek Promenade/Vail Village.• Bravo! Dallas Symphony Orchestra, 6 p.m., Ford Amphitheater Free seating on the lawn for kids 12 and under.
• Vail Lacrosse Shootout, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ford Park in Vail and Freedom Park, Edwards;• Community breakfast, Vail Interfaith Chapel, free, 8 a.m.• Community Interfaith Worship Service, Vail Chapel, 9-10 a.m.• Vail Public Library Bake Sale, 8 a.m. to noon, in front of the building.• Vail Public Library Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Community Room.• Eagle Bahn Gondola, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., LionsHead.• Parade, “Vail America Days-America the Beautiful,” 10 a.m., Golden Peak to Lionshead.• Musical entertainment following the parade, Noon to 2 p.m., Lionshead.• Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Vail Village.• Free Patriotic Concert, 2 p.m., Ford Amphitheater.• Fireworks at Golden Peak in Vail, Dusk (approximately 9:45 p.m., conditions permitting; call 477-3699 to confirm).
• Eagle Bahn Gondola, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lionshead• Vail Public Library Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Community Room.• Garden Tour of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, 10:30 a.m., Ford Park, Meet at the Schoolhouse gift shop, free.• Bravo! free performance: Bruce Patti, Bing Wang-Violin, 1 p.m. Vail Public Library.• Bravo! Dallas Symphony Orchestra, 6 p.m., Ford Amphitheater, free seating on the lawn for kids 12 and under.Events are subject to change. For more information, call the Vail Visitor Center at 476-4790 or visit http://www.vail.com.