It’s infamous, maybe even notorious as Elk Avenue closes down on July 4th for the wildest, rowdiest 4th of July Celebration in the Rockies. What starts as a traditional Independence Day Parade with an eclectic CB twist, ends in a once experienced, never-forgotten water fight free for all as the CB Fire Dept. rides in.

Stop by the pre and post parade Vendor Village at Elk Ave and 3rd St and cap the perfect day off with Trout Steak Revival at The Alpenglow Concert Series at the Center for the Arts Outdoor Stage at 5:30-7:30 pm AND a fantastic Lazer Light Show from the Red Lady Stage at CBMR Base Area.

It's "Game On" as the water starts flying at the Crested Butte 4th of July Parade.
It’s “Game On” as the water starts flying at the Crested Butte 4th of July Parade.

Peace, Love, & Pancakes!
Date: Monday July 4th, 2022
Time: 7:00 am – 10:30 am
Location: Crested Butte Fire Station, 306 Maroon Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224
Details: Join us for our 48th Annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast, supporting the Fallen Firefighter Fund. Meet your local Fire & EMS Volunteers as we cook you up a wonderful pancake breakfast. We are going green so bringing your own cups, plates, and utensils is appreciated. We are working towards a zero waste event in 2023. Admission: $12 adults, $8 twelve and under. T-Shirts/Tanks: $25

Vendor Village
Date: Monday, July 4, 2022
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Intersection of Elk Ave and 3rd St
Details: Listen to live music, grab some light fare, get your face painted, and be sure to stop by our nonprofit booths to learn more about the amazing community of Crested Butte!

Date: Monday, July 4, 2022
Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Elk Ave from 6th St to 2nd St
Details: Watch the country’s biggest small town parade march down our main street! Be on the lookout for our Crested Butte Fire Department rearing up the end, and follow them down to our new route off of Belleview Ave for an epic family water fight!

Alpenglow Concert Series – Trout Steak Revival
Date: Monday, July 4, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Center for the Arts Outdoor Stage
Details: Alpenglow is back and better than ever! Join us for the 30th summer of our free, community concert series. Rain or shine, music starts at 5:30. Bring a chair, a blanket, and your dancing shoes! Local food vendors and a bar will be available at every concert to create the perfect picnic. Please no dogs, no outside alcohol, and no glass. Please do not dump ice onto Town Park! Take the bus or ride your bike – it’s good for the planet! If you do drive, please park at Crested Butte Community School or at the 4-way Stop. Hosted by the Center for the Arts.

Laser Show
Date: Monday, July 4, 2022
Time: 9:00 pm
Location: Red Lady Stage at CBMR Base Area
Details: The Town of Mt. Crested Butte is proud to present a new kind of July 4th show! Due to a combination of moving towards becoming a more sustainable and eco-friendly town, historically high fire levels, and major disruptions in supply chain the Town of Mt Crested Butte will be hosting its first 4th of July Laser show! A live DJ will play from 7pm to 10 pm and the laser show will start at 9 pm. Catch it all at the Red Lady Stage at Crested Butte Mountain Resort! This is an all ages event and alcohol will be available for those 21+. This show will not be visible from town. Best viewing will be from the Red Lady Stage at the CBMR Base Area. Hosted by the Town of Mt. Crested Butte.

Holiday Weekend Events in the Valley