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2024 Fourth of July Celebrations in Crested Butte and Gunnison

There are plenty of ways to celebrate the Fourth of July 2024 in Gunnison and Crested Butte! There will be fireworks, concerts, parades, kids activities and more. Check out the list below to learn more and plan your 2024 July Fourth celebration in Gunnison Valley.

Fireworks in Mt. Crested Butte, CO

Cattlemen’s Days Carnival

Ride carnival rides, snack on fried food and cotton candy, and enjoy summer at the Cattlemen’s Days Carnival! Day tickets and unlimited wristbands are available.

Date and time: July 3-6, 2024; 5:00 P.M.-11:00 P.M.
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Blitzen Trapper at the Center for the Arts

Kick off Fourth of July weekend with a show at the Center for the Arts in Crested Butte! Enjoy the critically acclaimed tunes of Blitzen Trapper, modern indie folk revival band.

Date and time: July 3, 2024; 7:00 P.M.-10 P.M.
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Mt. Crested Butte’s 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks

The town of Mt. Crested Butte will have live music and fireworks at the Crested Butte Mountain Resort base area. Hear music from local artist Rachel VanSlyke and headliners Twenty Hands High and Devon Worley Band. Enjoy children’s activities all day and a BBQ dinner later. Catch it at the Red Lady Stage. Gates open at 3:30 P.M. with festivities from 4 P.M. to 10 P.M.

Date and time: July 3, 2024; 4:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M.
Location: Crested Butte Mountain Resort, 12 Snowmass Road, Crested Butte
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4th of July at Jorgensen Park in Gunnison

Attend July 4th events at Jorgensen Park all day! The day kicks off with the balloon rally at 6:30 A.M. Activities include kids games from 4-5 P.M., a food court and beer garden from 4-9 P.M., free SUP demos from 5-6 P.M., the Pup n’ Sup race at 6 P.M., live music from Stoplight Observations at 6:30 P.M., a color guard presentation and the National Anthem at 9:15 P.M., and fireworks concluding the day at 9:30 P.M.

Date and time: July 4, 2024; 6:30 A.M.-10:00 P.M.
Location: Jorgensen Park, 501 E Tomichi Ave, Gunnison

Dancing and Music with the Pete Dunda Band

Join us for dancing and live music on the Fourth of July! The Pete Dunda Band will play live music – Country, Swing, Polka, Waltz, Latin – from 2-5 pm. Bring your own beverage, donations welcome, grab a bite at Three Rivers Smokehouse! Located in the Almont Pavillion at Three Rivers Resort.

Date and time: July 4, 2024; 2:00-5:00 P.M.
Location: Three Rivers Resort, Almont, CO

Canceled: Western Track & Field 5K Fun Run

Start the day with a festive fun run! The kids can enjoy a one mile fun run just for them.

Date and time: July 4, 2024; 8 A.M.
Location: Legion Park, Gunnison

4th of July Pancake Breakfast

Celebrate the 50th annual July 4th Pancake Breakfast! This breakfast is hosted by the Crested Butte Fire and EMS Volunteer Squad. Get some pancakes to start the Fourth of July festivities and support our first responders! The event will also have ladder truck rides, lawn games and balloon art.

Time: July 4, 2024; 7:30-10:30 A.M.
Location: Station 1, 306 Maroon Ave, Crested Butte
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The 4th of July parade in Crested Butte, CO

Crested Butte July 4th Parade

Don’t miss the annual Fourth of July parade in Crested Butte! Watch the parade and then cool off with the town water fight!

Date and time: July 4, 2024; 9:00 A.M.
Location: Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
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Music on the Mountain

Head to the base area of Crested Butte Mountain Resort on the Fourth of July for music from local opener JUST HOW and BoomBox. BoomBox is “a little house, a little blues, a little funk, a little rock and a whole lot of soul.” Enjoy the music while the kids enjoy free children’s activities.

Date and time: July 4, 2024; 5:3o P.M.
Location: Crested Butte Mountain Resort, 12 Snowmass Road, Crested Butte
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First Friday Art Walk in Gunnison

Stroll downtown on Friday, July fifth for the First Friday Art Walk. Get dinner, visit the galleries, see a Dobrato Resophonic guitar demo and hear live music at Crested Bucha.

Date and time: July 5, 2024; 5:00-8:00 P.M.
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An Evening with Suzy Boggus

Keep the party going at the I Bar Ranch on July 5. Enjoy drinks to the music of award winning country artist, Suzy Bogguss.

Date and time: July 5, 2024; 8:00 P.M.-11:00 P.M.
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BoomBox DJ Set at the Public House

If you see BoomBox at Music on the Mountain and can’t get enough, head to the Public House to see them again! The duo, with support from Party of 1, will be playing a DJ at the Public House on July 5. Dance the night away and keep the Fourth of July celebrating going.

Date and time: July 5, 2024; show begins at 9:00 P.M.
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Cattlemen’s Days Ranch Rodeo

Learn more about Gunnison’s ranching heritage at the free ranch rodeo.

Date and time: July 6, 2024; 1:30-4:00 P.M.
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A float in the 4th of July parade in Crested Butte, CO

Things to do in Gunnison and Crested Butte

Looking for other things to do on your summer trip? Check out our summer 2024 guide for events and activities in Gunnison and Crested Butte. Our events calendar can also help you plan your trip!

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