Locals Tip: Get there early, as parking tends to fill up very fast. I’d recommend having an early dinner at Maya at the Riverfront Resort – you can park in their garage, which is just a block away from the park. Public transportation and walking are also great options.
The fun continues the next day with the 4th of July Parade. This is a great family event and takes place on the morning of the 4th between Vail and Lionshead Villages. It is a really old-fashioned style parade, which is so fun. If you are lucky, the Lawn Chair Drill Team Brigade might march – they have featured in Presidential Inauguration parades and make for a unique experience.
Another event not to miss is the Bravo Patriotic concert on July 4th at 2pm. It is such a fantastic concert, perfect for the family and friends. It takes place at the Gerald Ford Amphitheater in Vail, which is such a beautiful outdoor music venue. Every year, an orchestra plays patriotic music to get you in the spirit of the holiday.