This year’s annual Independence Day celebration in Beaver Creek will be full of energy from noon through the evening, on Saturday, July 4. Four musical acts, including country stars Charlie Worsham and Sunny Sweeney. will take the stage, the Stars, Stripes & Slides festivities will include inflatable castles and slides for kids, and food and drinks will fill the appetites for friends and families alike before the big nighttime fireworks display.
“If you’re looking for a fun-filled day with family and friends, Beaver Creek offers the ideal Independence Day celebration on the back lawn of Beaver Creek Village with big musical acts and a large and complimentary family fun zone among our beautiful mountain setting,” said Jen Brown, managing director of Beaver Creek Resort Company. “The celebrations leading up to the fireworks start at 12 p.m. and guests will truly enjoy the daytime events and then end the night with our annual fireworks show.”
Once noon hits, the gates are open for Stars, Stripes & Slides where games, free slides, bounce houses, face painting, Arts & Crafts and more are available until 5 p.m. on the grass by Centennial Express Lift. Denver-based, rock group, Rob Drabkin, takes the stage at 2 p.m., where Rob’s powerful voice is complemented perfectly with his guitar and band. Crow Moses out of Chicago combines hard-rocking Americana with lonesome folk tunes. His songs are picturesque and his mid-western harmonies make you want to sing along to his performance which begins at 4 p.m. Sunny Sweeney from Houston takes over at 6 p.m. and is true to her Texas roots. With hits like ‘From a Table Away’ and ‘Staying’s Worse than Leaving’, concert goers will love her voice and guitar playing. Charlie Worsham then headlines the music acts at 8 p.m. Rising from Grenada, Mississippi, and signed by Warner Bros. Records, Charlie has shared stages with Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert and country fans will recognize his famous hits, ‘Could It Be’ and ‘Want Me Too’. As a singer, songwriter, guitarist and aficionado of many instruments, he is a highly entertaining stage performer. To end the night, the fireworks display will light up the sky at 9:30 p.m.
Don’t miss the week’s list of activities starting with the Beaver Creek Music Experience concert series presented by Alpine Bank on Wednesday, July 1. Free outdoor yoga by the Club at Allegria Spa will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Centennial Park, located at the base of the Buckaroo Express Gondola. It’s recommended to bring your own yoga mat, but a limited number of mats will be provided. Starting at 5p.m. the concert gates open at Creekside Park and free music will play from 6 to 7:15 p.m. featuring The Caleb Dean Band. Colorado-based, Caleb Dean brings his songs to life with rich country vocals like in his catchy song ‘Write This Down’. Guests can bring lawn chairs and blankets to set out on the grass and food and beverage will be available for purchase. Outside alcohol is not permitted.
On Thursday, July 2, the Beaver Creek Rodeo Series presented by The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain, will excite the night at the Rodeo Grounds in Avon. Free shuttle service will be available from Beaver Creek as well as The Westin Riverfront through Beaver Creek’s Dial-a-Ride service. Rodeo gates open at 5 p.m. where tickets will be sold onsite. Tickets can also be purchased in advance at the Beaver Creek Summer Adventure Center in Beaver Creek Village or online. For more information and to buy tickets, please call (970) 754-4636 or visit Beavercreek.com/rodeo.
On Saturday, July 4, guests can enjoy complimentary sips and samples from Vail Brewing Company and 10th Mountain Whiskey at 1:30 p.m. and at 3 p.m. in the Culinary Pavilion in Beaver Creek. Representatives from both local businesses will be on-site to teach guests about the brewing and distilling process at high altitude.
Beaver Creek’s summertime activities will also be available throughout the week and weekend including Beaver Creek Hiking Center guided hikes and rental equipment, scenic chairlift rides on Centennial Express combination lift and lunch at Spruce Saddle, horseback riding, golf at Beaver Creek Golf Club and Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club, Kids’ Day Camp, guided fly fishing, bike rentals, Kids’ Adventure Activities like the climbing wall, mini golf, bungee trampoline, ice skating and more.
Looking for lodging? Book Beaver Creek’s Summer Escape Offer by June 30 to save 35 percent off of lodging this summer; visit BeaverCreek.com/offers for all vacation packages and to book.
For more information on the Independence Day celebration in Beaver Creek and other summer events and activities, visit www.BeaverCreek.com or call the Beaver Creek Information Center at (970) 754-4636.