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Vail America Days celebration includes huge Fourth of July parade participation

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June 14, 2016, 11:17 am

Vail’s annual Fourth of July parade promises to be one of the best ever following an overwhelming response from clubs and organizations that will be participating. A waiting list has been created for additional entries to the parade, which is one of the most popular events during the annual Vail America Days celebration.

town of vail logoThe 2016 parade will start at Golden Peak at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 4 and will wind its way through Vail Village, ending in Lionshead. The theme for the parade is “Spirit of America” providing guests and participants with the opportunity to celebrate a wide variety of milestone and/or traditions of America during Vail America Days.

Vail’s parade is one of the most popular events during the Independence Day holiday and annual Vail America Days celebration, attracting thousands of spectators. Application forms are available at www.vailamericadays.com.

Vail America Days parade entries will be judged in seven categories: youth, marching/musical, motorized, float/mechanical as well as the most original, best in show and the Gallegos most distinctive award.

The Vail America Days parade will begin at Golden Peak and continue west to Hanson Ranch Road, north on Bridge Street, west on Gore Creek Drive, north across the International Bridge, west along Meadow Drive and finally through the Lionshead Mall to the finish. Volunteers are needed to help organizers keep the parade moving.

Duties include holding balloons, carrying banners and assisting with traffic. Contact Highline at 970.476.6797 x 712 or by email to info@gohighline.com for more volunteering details.

The Vail America Days celebration will feature spectacular fireworks at Golden Peak, in addition to the classic town parade. As always, there will be a variety of other events happening throughout the holiday, like the Patriotic Concert and a variety of holiday weekend activities can be found at www.vailamericadays.com.

Vail America Days is presented by the Town of Vail, Volvo, Supergoop! and Gallegos Corporation.

About Vail: Under blue skies more than 300 days each year, Vail is an extraordinary mountain resort destination. The vacation experience is exceptional, from the awe-inspiring terrain and natural beauty of the surrounding Gore and Sawatch Ranges to world-class events, activities and festivals, shops and spas, and the abundant culinary experiences and luxurious accommodations that line the pedestrian-friendly streets of Vail Village and Lionshead. Vail is where outdoor pursuits meet village sophistication. Offering more than 5,200 acres of developed ski and snowboard terrain including seven legendary Back Bowls in winter, and flourishing with new summer activities in preparation for the debut of Epic Discovery in 2016, the options for year-round adventure are endless. Coupled with the vision inherent in the spirit of Vail’s founders, and a modern day commitment to excellence in all aspects of guest service and operations, Vail is a mountain resort like nothing on earth. For more information on a Vail vacation, please visit www.vail.com.

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