Entries for Vail’s annual Fourth of July parade are currently being accepted by event organizers and are due by 5 p.m. June 23. The 2017 parade will start at Golden Peak at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4 and will wind its way through Vail Village, ending in Lionshead. The theme for the parade is “America the Beautiful” providing guests and participants with the opportunity to celebrate the elegance and diversity of America.

Vail’s parade is one of the most popular events during the Independence Day holiday, attracting thousands of spectators. Application forms are available at www.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 $125 for individuals and $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 x 709 or by email to pwolfe@gohighline.com for more volunteering details.

The Vail America Days™ celebration will feature spectacular fireworks at Golden Peak, and a classic town parade. In addition, there will be other events happening throughout the holiday, like the Patriotic Concert.

This year's parade will be limited to the first 60 entries to submit complete applications. The online application is available at vailamericadays.com.  Application deadline is Friday, June 23, 2017. For more information, visit www.vailamericadays.com.

Vail America Days™ is presented by the Town of Vail, 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 including Epic Discovery, 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.





Natalie Biedermann, 970-476-6797 x710 (office) / 802-343-2531 (cell), natalie@gohighline.com
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