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 Optimist Pancake Breakfast, Independence Freedom 5K, Art in the Park, Patriotic Parade at 10:00 am, we will be having a Kids Bike & Pet Decorating Contest with prizes sponsored by Boneshaker Bikes, the BV Circus, Live Music featuring Mountain Mantra, Erin Jan Cooper & Ryan Martin duo and Bonnie Culpepper with Coletrain Music Academy.  The Beer Garden is sponsored by Eddyline Brewery and Food, BV Rotary Cookout, CUCC Pie Sale, Heart of the Rockies Radio Fundraiser, Grace Church will be having a Patriotic Concert & Quilts of Valor show and $1 day at the Heritage Musuem. In the evening (as long as there is not a fire ban) enjoy American Legion Fireworks! We have much more to share and do please check back for updates and more details. 

Come early or stay late!  We have our Farmers Market on June 30th and July 7th.  June 28th – 30th enjoy The Rapids & Grass Beer Fest and June 30th Ivy Ballroom After Party.  June 29th brings the East Main Street Events; Mountain Mania Car Show. July 5th offers Free Concert at the Beach and a Classic Car Meet.  On July 8th join in on Chaffee County Quilts of Valor.  Or, visit our Historic Comanche Drive In Theatre 3 miles West on Hwy 306. 

7:00am Optimist Pancake Breakfast
at Columbine Park
8:30am Independence Day Freedom 5k
at Splash Pad on E. Main St.

10:00am 4th of July Parade
E. Main St. to West Main St.
12:00pm Buena Vista Circus
at McPhelemy Park

9:00am to 3:00pm Art in the Park at McPhelemy Park. 50 Exhibitors, Pie Sale, & More.
11:00am to 5:00pm Live Music, Beer Garden (by Eddyline Brewery), and Food at McPhelemy Park.  

11:00pm Kids Bike & Pet Decorating Contest at McPhelemy Park at the Music Stage.  Many prizes and immediate acknowledgment.  
DJ in the Air Rescue by Heart of the Rockies Radio, and BV Rotary Cookout at McPhelemy Park. 

9am and 1pm Patriotic Concert
All day – Quilts of Valor
10am-3pm Grace Ladies Sewing Group Craft Fair all at 203 W. Main St.

10:00am to 5:00pm $1 Day at the Heritage Museum at 506 E. Main St.
Dusk American Legion Fireworks at the BV Rodeo Grounds (pending no fire bans)

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

Spectators – The parade will start at 10 am on Wednesday, July 4th. 
It is on Main Street in downtown Buena Vista, Colorado, starting at the end of East Main St. and proceeding west along Main St. (across Hwy 24) to San Juan St.  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 on East and South Main Streets.  

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!  

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

– There is no registration fee, 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 – click 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.

Parade Participants Queue
from 8:30 am and 9:30 am – Pick up Number & Directions in front Avery Parsons Elementary School (this is important so that the announcers can properly announce your participation..  Please come as a group if you want to be in parade as a group.

Sign up with your own booth for ART in the PARK.  Please click here for application, map and waiver form all must be received  for complete registration.  To purchase your booth click here for ticket.  
When:  July 4th 9:00am to 3:00pm (set up starting at 7:00am)
Where:  McPhelemy Park intersection of Hwy 24 and Main Street.  The 4th of July parade ends at the park!
Cost:  $75.00 for a 12 by 12 booth (sale price between now and May 1st).  After May 1st price is $95.00
Questions:  Contact or call 719.395.6612


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Fireworks: Each year the American Legion puts on a spectacular fireworks display.  This is always pending that there are no fire bans in our area.  
When:  July 4th at dusk
Where:  Buena Vista Rodeo Grounds
Donation:  Please consider donating to the American Legion (goes directly to them) even a $1.00 is helpful.  click here to donate.  


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