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, including: 

Below you will find the 2019 events schedule, please check back for the 2020 event schedule as we get closer to the celebration. 

Optimist Pancake Breakfast at Columbine Park

8:30am Independence Day Freedom 5k
at Splash Pad on E. Main St.

4th of July Parade
E. Main St. to West Main St.

Buena Vista Circus
at McPhelemy Park

9:00am to 4:00pm Art in the Park at McPhelemy Park. 

11:00am to 4:00pm Live Music and Beer Garden at McPhelemy Park.  

9am and 1pm
Patriotic Concert

All day
Quilts of Valor

Grace Ladies Sewing Group Craft Fair 

10:00am to 5:00pm
$1 Day at the Heritage Museum at 506 E. Main St.

American Legion Fireworks at the BV Rodeo Grounds (pending no fire bans)


July 4th 9:00am to 4:00pm (set up starting at 7:00am)

McPhelemy Park; the intersection of Hwy 24 and Main Street. 

Cost for a 10×10 booth
Early Bird Pricing (now through May 1, 2020): $125
Regular Price (after May 1, 2020): $150.00. 
Buena Vista Chamber Member: $120.00

Contact or call 719.395.6612


The parade will start at 10 am on Wednesday, July 4th. It is on Main Street in downtown Buena Vista. Bring your chair, bags for the kiddos to collect candy and water!  Afterwards enjoy the Art in the Park and all sorts of music, food and shopping venues throughout Town.  

The parade is a family friendly tradition that continues to grow each year! So dress up in your red, white and blue and get ready for the festivities!


Businesses, organizations or community members are encouraged to enter a float or walking display in our 4th of July Parade! Click here to register for free.

There is no registration fee, however donations are kindly accepted for this non-profit event – click here to donate.  You must sign and turn in a release at the beginning of the parade to participate.  Please sign a release form when you complete your online registration here.

Please decorate your float, vehicle, bike, or your walking self so that you can share in the festivities.  

No racing car engines or unsafe practices while in the parade.

Please register ahead of time to ensure we can announce your organization or business!

Kids are encouraged to decorate their pets or bikes and join the 4th of July Parade. 

New this year we will have a contest voted on at McPhelemy Park band stage at 11:30 pm.  Judging and prizes will be given immedialty following.  The three best bikes and three best pets will receive prizes.  Immediately following the contest will be a show by Buena Vista Circus!.  It is preferred that you register so we know you are coming see buttons below!  

Each year the American Legion puts on a spectacular fireworks display

July 4th at dusk

Buena Vista Rodeo Grounds

Please consider donating to the American Legion (goes directly to them) so they can continue to provide the community with these traditions and events. No donation is too small, even a $1.00 makes a big difference.  Click here to donate.