Our Favorite 4th of July Schedule of Events
Crested Butte offers a jam-packed schedule of fun for the whole family!
Pancake Breakfast | 7 – 10 am
The 43rd annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast takes place from 7 – 10 am at the fire station in Crested Butte. Plan to wait in line for a minute, but there will be plenty of FREE entertainment while you wait. Proceeds benefit the Crested Butte Fire & EMS Department. Help support the department’s largest fundraising event of the year!
4th of July Parade | 11 am
Happy birthday, America! The 4th of July parade kicks off at 11 am. Local businesses, non-profits and friends put together a spectacle not to be missed! Keep an eye out for the Crested Butte Mountain Resort float! There will be plenty of bubblegum and temporary tattoos for everyone!
Peak Hike | 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
The peak of Mt. Crested Butte is 12,162 feet! Burn off that pancake breakfast by hiking to the summit and enjoy some of best views in the Gunnison Valley! The Peak Trail will open Saturday, July 1. Brave the hike from the base area or take a scenic chairlift ride to the top of the Silver Queen Express. From there, it’s only a 2 mile roundtrip hike! Hikers can expect a rather strenuous climb, navigating rocks and gaining over 1,200 feet in elevation.
Freedom Package | 4:30 – 7:30 pm
Head up to the mountain from town and bring the whole family to Crested Butte Mountain Resort for fun, food and FREE music! Bundle your experience with the new Freedom Package! The Freedom Package includes Twilight Adventure Park access from 4:30 – 7 pm, a BBQ dinner, one mechanical bull ride and a limited edition Crested Butte Mountain Resort logoed hat (while supplies last)!
The Freedom Package offers a great way to spend the afternoon with friends and family. Adventure Park access offers hours of fun. Fly high on the bungee trampolines, play a round of miniature golf, experience the Coke Zero Gravity BagJump, climb high on the climbing pinnacle or pan for treasures at the Tin Cup Mining sluice.
Free Concert | 7:30 – 9:15 pm
Bring your dancing shoes and join us at the Red Lady Stage for a FREE concert starting a 7:30 pm. The Diamond Empire Band’s eclectic mix of your favorite jams will be sure to keep you moving and grooving all night long!
Fireworks | 9:15 pm
We’re lighting the peak of Mt. Crested Butte and celebrating America’s birthday with an incredible display of fireworks! The show starts at 9:15 pm. Make sure to head up to Crested Butte Mountain Resort for the best seats in the valley!