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4th of July Independence Day Celebration

July 4, 2017

Independence day in Crested Butte is one of the biggest events of the year and certainly draws the biggest crowds. The town puts on one of the best celebrations in the country and with perfect mountain summer weather, you won’t want to miss it, especially Mt. Crested Butte’s firework show!

Fireworks in the evening are just the tip of the iceberg for a day filled with festivities.  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.  Stick around downtown for live music, a food court, face painting and old-fashioned games. Then head up to Mt. Crested Butte for live music and that fireworks show you’ve been waiting for.

6:30amFree shuttle departs to Gothic for start of 1/3 Marathon race at the 4-way stop in Crested Butte (Elk Avenue and 6th Street)
7-10amCrested Butte Fire & EMS Department's Pancake Breakfast at the CB fire station on 3rd & Maroon Ave
49th Annual Gothic to Crested Butte 1/3 Marathon Starts
10am-2pmFood Court/Beer Vending Open
11amParade on Elk Avenue
12:30pmKids Carnival on 3rd & Elk Avenue
7:30-9:30pmOutdoor Concert at Base Area of CBMR, Diamond Empire Band
9:15pmFireworks at the Base Area, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Mt. Crested Butte Lodging Partners

Elevation Hotel: Up to 40% off lodging using code Travel (exclusions may apply)

Nordic Inn: Up to 30% off lodging through August 14 using code JA30

Camping Info

Mt. Crested Butte will be opening the North Village for tent camping only from June 30 – July 10, there is an established campground which is located across the Gold Link subdivision and south of the stables. Click here for more info.

Bus Info

Mountain Express will be changing their bus services on Tuesday July 4th due to the holiday events, please see below:

  • Due to Elk Avenue closures, the Mountain Express bus will not access the following stops: Old Town Hall; The Nordic Center; and Whiterock Avenue at 3rd and 4th Streets. The Town Shuttle will stop at Teocalli; The 4-Way Stop; Whiterock and 5th Street (on demand, as usual); and 6th and Belleview
  • Due to the Gothic 1/3rd Marathon, the Gothic Bus will not operate the 8:30am round trip from the 4 way to Gothic/Judd Falls
  • The Express Bus will not operate on the 4th


July 4, 2017
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