Join us in Buena Vista, Colorado for a spectacular 4th of July Celebration!

Our Independence Day includes present day allure with past day charm.  We have something to please everyone in the family starting with a pancake breakfast at 7:00 am, Art in the Park from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Patriotic Parade at 10:00 am, Kids Games at 11:00 am, Free Concert at 2:30 pm, Paddle on the Pond at 4:00 pm and awe-inspiring Fireworks at 9:00 pm We have much more to share and do please see the Schedule of Events below for full details. 

Come early or stay late!  We have our Farmers Market June 30.  On July 1 enjoy The BVEC Car Show and The Blue Rooster and The Rapids & Grass Beer Fest.  On July 7 we have our Farmers Market and July 8 the famous Madams of Central Colorado a show you do not want to miss. 

Come celebrate in our nation’s birthday by viewing or participating in the parade.  Here’s how:

Kids are encouraged to decorate their pets or bikes. 

The three best bikes and three best pets will receive 5 dollars each and a ribbon.

Businesses and organizations are asked to enter a float.

   – There is no registration fee, donations are kindly accepted for this non-profit event.  You must sign and turn in a release at the beginning of the parade to participate.  You will receive a link to download the release when you complete your online registration.

Parade Participants Queue from 9:00 am and 9:30 am – Pick up Number & Directions in front of the  BV Heritage Museum (old courthouse) at 506 E. Main (corner of Court and Main).  Please come as a group if you want to be in parade as a group.

Spectators – The parade will start at 10 am on Tuesday, July 4th.  It is on Main Street in downtown Buena Vista, Colorado, starting at Court St and proceeding west along Main St. to San Juan St.

WE WANT YOU – PARADE PARTICIPATION REGISTRATION

We invite you, your business, non-profit organization or town service to celebrate our nation’s birthday by participating in Buena Vista’s 4th of July Independence Parade.  Complete the online free registration to sign up to be in the parade.  Businesses and organizations are asked to enter a float. We hope you will participate with your float as this is what showcases the character and charm of our community.  There is no registration fee, donations are kindly accepted. You must turn in a release at the start of the parade, you will receive a link to download the release when you complete the free online registration.  

Register Here to Enter a Float or Participate in the Parade, it’s free.

Download the Release Form Here
Donate to the non-profit 4th of July Festivities

The 4th of July Patriotic Parade and Kids Games are hosted by the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center. 

We are funded by our chamber members and special events.  A very special thank you to our chamber member sponsors: RE/MAX Mountain Vista Properties, Central Colorado Title & Escrow, DJDJ Event Productions, and The Town of Buena Vista.  Thank you to Baby Doe Studios for the photographs on this page.

  

Independence Day Schedule of Events

7:00am – 9:30am Pancake Breakfast – BV Optimists Club
 – Columbine Park,  Hwy 24 South of K’s Dairy Delight
8:30am Freedom 5K 
 – Oxygen Hog, 113 Railroad St.
9:00am – 3:00pm Quilts of Valor
 –
Grace Church, 203 W. Main St.
9:00am – 10:00am Patriotic Concert
 –
Grace Church, 203 W. Main St.
9:00am – 4:00pm Art in the Park
 –
McPhelemy Park with lake, corner of Main Street and Hwy 24
9:00am until sold out!  Pie Sale
 – McPhelemy Park with lake, corner of Main Street and Hwy 24
9:00am – 9:30am Parade Participants Queue
 –
Pick Up No & Directions in front of BV Heritage Museum (old courthouse), 506 E Main St.
10:00am – 5:00pm BV Heritage Museum & BV Depot $1.00 Day
 – Heritage Museum, 506 E. Main and at the BV Depot at McPhelemy Park

10:00am 4th of July Parade
 –
Main Street – from Court St to San Juan, downtown Buena Vista, Colorado.
11:00am – 2:00pm Kids Games-Free Prizes
 – McPhelemy Park (northeast end – new location), corner of Main St. and Hwy 24
11:00am – 2:00pm Rotary Cookout Forest Square Park
 – Forest Square Park, Hwy 24 by BV Chamber building
12:30pm – 3:30pm VFW PIG ROAST
– VFW Post 1166, 27318 CR 314
1:00pm Free Patriotic Concert,
 
– Grace Church, 203 W. Main St.
2:30pm – 4:00pm FREE Concert Mtn. Mantra
 – McPhelemy Park with lake, corner of Main St. and Hwy 24
4:00pm – 6:00pm Paddle on the Pond by CKS
 – McPhelemy Park at the lake, corner of Main St. and Hwy 24
9:00pm American Legion FIREWORKS
 – Rodeo Grounds, Gregg Dr. and Rodeo Road

Donations for the 4th of July Festivities

Please thoughtfully consider donating to the July 4th Festivities so we may carry on the tradition and charm of this wonderful community celebration. 

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Donations for the American Legion Fireworks Display

We are now accepting donations for the American Legion July 4th Fireworks Display. All proceeds will be donated to the American Legion.

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