07/01/2011

1.     “Made in America” Fourth of July parade:  Beloved by locals and guests alike, Vail’s traditional Fourth of July parade takes place on Monday throughout the Vail Village. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. at Golden Peak and continues 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 weaves through Lionshead to the finish. Vail’s parade is one of the most popular events during the Independence Day holiday, attracting thousands of spectators from throughout the region. 
 
2.     Bravo Presents the Dallas Symphony Orchestra: Presented by Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, the annual patriotic concert performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will continue Vail’s Fourth of July celebrations. The Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival’s purpose has been to stimulate and foster public interest and appreciation of the performing arts, especially music, and to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors alike in the valley. The concert will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and offers guests free lawn seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Pavilion seating will also be available for $15 and tickets will be sold at the Ford Amphitheater box office.
 
3.     Fireworks at Golden Peak: A patriotic fireworks display will be held at Golden Peak on the Monday night. Attracting locals and visitors from all over the region, the firework celebration is always a town hit. The show is planned for dusk at approximately 9:45 p.m. if the conditions permit. 
 
4.     Guided Nature Hike: Vail is a wonderful area to go hiking and explore the wildflowers and wildlife.  On Monday, July 4, the Nature Discovery Center at the top of the Eagle Bohn gondola will host a leisurely walk with a mountain naturalist. Venturing into the high country in search of great views, wildflowers and pristine wilderness the guided tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
 
5.     Yoga in the Gardens: Starting at 9:00 a.m. the morning of Independence Day, instructor Maria DeSimone will host a Yoga in the Garden session. The class will be held at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in the Alpine Plaza at the base of the waterfall. The gardens are a delightful and peaceful place known by many locals and visitors as their favorite place in Vail. All ability levels are welcomed to enjoy a morning of relaxation before the Vail Fourth of July festivities begin.
 
 

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