Aspen’s Old Fashioned 4th of July

4th of July 2012, Aspen, Colorado
4th of July 2012, Aspen, Colorado
Photo: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

Each year Aspen celebrates the 4th of July with a full day of activities and fun old-fashioned style!

4th of July 2012, Aspen, Colorado
4th of July 2012, Aspen, Colorado
Photo: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

Boogie’s Diner Buddy Charity Race

4th of July 2012, Aspen, Colorado
4th of July 2012, Aspen, Colorado
Photo: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

The 4th of July activities kick off at Boogie’s Diner with a 5K charity run and a 1 mile family & canine walk benefiting the Buddy Program.

4th of July 2012, Aspen, Colorado
4th of July 2012, Aspen, Colorado
Photo: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

People & dogs of all ages run, walk & stroll though the streets of Aspen, while their participation provided funding to support more than 650 local Aspen youth through mentoring and other vital youth services.

4th of July 2012, Aspen, Colorado
4th of July 2012, Aspen, Colorado
Photo: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

Aspen’s Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade

4th of July 2012, Aspen, Colorado
4th of July 2012, Aspen, Colorado
Photo: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

By late morning, thousands begin to gather on the streets of downtown Aspen for the 4th of July parade. The crowds cheered as fire trucks, floats, bikes, and more provided color and excitement to the annual parade.

4th of July 2012, Aspen, Colorado
4th of July 2012, Aspen, Colorado
Photo: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

Picnics, Music, a Carnival & Dancing in the Streets

4th of July 2012, Aspen, Colorado
4th of July 2012, Aspen, Colorado
Photo: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

The afternoon & evening were filled with picnics, a free concert by the Aspen Music Festival Band at the Benedict music tent, and a party in the streets of downtown Aspen to finish out the day.

4th of July 2012, Aspen, Colorado
4th of July 2012, Aspen, Colorado
Photo: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media