Event organizers announced that entries for Vail’s Fourth of July parade are currently being accepted through June 24 at 5 p.m. Vail’s 50th Anniversary will be celebrated throughout the Vail America Days weekend. The Vail 50th themed parade will start at Golden Peak at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 4 and will wind its way through the villages, ending in Lionshead.
Vail’s parade is one of the most popular events during the Independence Day holiday, attracting thousands of spectators. Application forms are available at the Town of Vail Municipal Building or at www.vailamericadays.com. Entries are available in seven categories: youth, marching, equestrian, motorized, merchant/business, float and most original. Fees vary from $50 for a non-profit to $200 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 108 or send an email to peggy@gohighline.com for more volunteering details.
The Vail America Days celebration has been expanded to a four-day festival featuring spectacular fireworks, classic town parade, live music and entertainment, children's entertainment and an open-air street festival atmosphere. ?

For more information, visit www.vailamericadays.com or call Highline at 970-476-6797. Vail America Days is presented by the Town of Vail and Gallegos Corporation and is sponsored in part by Vail Daily and KZYR, The Zephyr.
About Vail: There’s no place like Vail for year-round recreation, outdoor pursuits and cultural activities in the heart of the Rockies. Located just two hours west of Denver, Vail’s fresh air, rugged beauty and charming pedestrian village await visitors. Discover a quaint mountain town where outdoor activities abound and the performing arts flourish. Matching the incredible winter mountain experience, Vail from May through October is characterized by a rich culinary scene, family activities, a world-class events schedule and everything in between. This summer guests can experience events like the Vail Jazz Festival, the 25th Anniversary of the Vail International Festival of Dance, BRAVO! Vail, USA Pro Challenge, Gourmet on Gore culinary festival, Vail America Days and much more. Vail offers a diverse range of lodging options from luxury brands to boutique hotels, condominiums and vacation rentals. For more information on a Vail vacation, please visit www.vail.com. For more information on the community, please visit www.vailgov.com.


Missy Johnson, Highline
970-476-6797 x112 [o], 970-376-1876 [c]
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