4th of July Celebration in Crested Butte, 2013
Crested Butte & Mt. Crested Butte pull out all the stops to celebrate Independence Day.
The day kicks off with getting a full belly at the Crested Butte Fire & EMS Department's Pancake Breakfast from 7 - 10 a.m. at the fire station located at 3rd Street and Maroon Avenue in Crested Butte.
Expect funky, fun and good-natured laughter as people line Crested Butte's Elk Avenue at least four deep to take in the spectacle of the July 4th parade, which begins at 11 a.m.
Scientists, staff and friends of Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory have built a reputation for wearing outfits created from skunk cabbage leaves.
If getting wet isn't your idea of fun, stay away from the first block of Elk Avenue because after the parade it turns into the wet zone for a big water fight complete with a fire truck.
Stick around downtown for live music, a food court, face painting and old-fashioned games.
4th of July Schedule 2013
6:30 a.m. FREE shuttle departs to Gothic for start of 1/3 Marathon race at the 4-way stop in Crested Butte (Elk Avenue and 6th Street)
7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Crested Butte Fire & EMS Department's Pancake Breakfast at the fire station in Crested Butte
8:00 a.m. 44th Annual Gothic to Crested Butte 1/3 Marathon (proceeds benefit the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab)
10:00 a.m. Food Court Open
11:00 a.m. Parade
12:00 p.m. (ish and following parade) - Doctor Robert, Music of the Beatles and Downtown Activities
All above events will take place between 2nd- 3rd and Elk Avenue in Crested Butte
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Band "Boston Brass" Center for the Arts outdoor stage
6:00 - 9:30 p.m. Amber Leigh Band Red Lady Stage Crested Butte Mountain Resort (Glow sticks, Food and Fun for all!)
Fireworks at dusk at the Base Area, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Float & Vendor Information
We are very excited about all of the 4th of July activities schedule this year. If you are interested in participating in the parade, please read the following information below:
All interested parties are invited to participate in the 4th of July Parade!
In order to participate, we must receive a completed registration form from your party at the Chamber of Commerce. To make the 4th of July go as smoothly as possible, we are requesting that all parade forms to be returned to the Chamber by Monday, July 1st. A registration form can be obtained by downloading the link below.
Once again this year we will have a wet zone portion of the parade. Anyone wishing to be a part of the wet zone should line up at the end of the parade on Sopris between Seventh & Ninth St facing Ninth St. The Wet Zone will begin half way between 2nd and 1st Street and will be clearly marked with signs. Parade marshals will be able to tell your float when water use is permitted, water is not allowed to be used in any area other than in the designated Wet Zone.
Please be aware that we do not allow thing to be thrown from floats. If you would like to give out candy or other items please plan to have people walk next to your float to hand out these items rather than throw them, there must be a person between the crowd and the vehicle.
We thank you for your understanding and support of these procedures, which are designed to enhance safety & ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone.
Music and Concerts on the 4th
Doctor Robert, Music of the Beatles
Thursday July 4, 2013
12 - 3:00 pm
Downtown, Crested Butte
Stick around for the free concert performed by Doctor Robert! They will rock Downtown Crested Butte on Thursday afternoon after the parade.
Thursday July 4, 2013
4 - 5:00pm @ Center for the Arts
606 6th Street, Crested Butte
Patriotic tunes and marches with our brass quintet Boston Brass and additional brass musicians from other Colorado brass ensembles guarantee a wonderful celebration of the Independence Day. This event has become the most popular event of all the Independence Day performances in town.
Amber Leigh Band
Thursday July 4, 2013
6 - 9:30 pm
Red Lady Stage Crested Butte Mountain Resort
This free concert is sponsored by The Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce, Town of Mt. Crested Butte, Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the Mt. Crested Butte Town Center Community Association.
Amber Leigh and her band will play from 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm with a Glow-Stick intermission from
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm at the Red Lady Stage