Entries for Vail’s annual Fourth of July parade are currently being accepted by event organizers and are due by 5 p.m. June 22. The 2015 parade will start at Golden Peak at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 4 and will wind its way through Vail Village, ending in Lionshead. The theme for the parade is “Celebrate the USA! Great Moments in American History” providing guests and participants with the opportunity to celebrate the wide variety of historical moments throughout America as well as in the Vail Valley.
Vail’s parade is one of the most popular events during the Independence Day holiday, attracting thousands of spectators. Application forms are available at vailamericadays.com. 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. Fees vary from $75 for a non-profit float to $250 for a business entry.
The 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 ext. 707 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more volunteering details.
The Vail America Days™ celebration will also feature spectacular fireworks at Golden Peak and other events happening throughout the weekend, including the Patriotic Concert.
This year's parade will be limited to the first 60 entries to submit complete applications. Application deadline is Monday, June 22. For more information, visit vailamericadays.com.
Vail America Days™ is presented by the Town of Vail and Gallegos Corporation.