05/31/2019

Vail, CO—May 31, 2019—Entries for Vail’s annual Fourth of July parade
are currently being accepted by event organizers and are due by 5 p.m. on
Monday, June 17, unless it fills up sooner. As part of Vail America Days™,
the 2019 parade will start at Golden Peak at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 4 and will wind its
way through Vail Village, ending in Lionshead. The theme for the parade is “A Tribute to the
10th Mountain Division” providing guests and participants with the opportunity to celebrate a
special legacy and big part of the history in the region of Vail, CO.

Sustainability Guidelines will be implemented, once again, this year to align with the Town of
Vail’s current Sustainability Plan. Guidelines include a reduced number of vehicle entries,
encouraging float and parade participants to be creative and find new environmentally sensitive
forms of transportation along the parade route. Float participants will also be asked to limit the
distribution of plastic and paper products in order to minimize waste during the event. Returning
this year will be three water refill stations available for guests to fill their reusable water bottles.
Thank you to Town of Vail, GMC and The Gallegos Corporation, this complimentary offering
was well received in 2018 and the event organizers ask that you please bring your water bottles
for use during the parade.

Beth Markham, environmental sustainability coordinator for the Town of Vail, is excited by the
progress of event organizer Highline Sports and Entertainment and their commitment to
advancing sustainability efforts for Vail America Days, the town’s annual Fourth of July
celebration. “The Town of Vail’s Celebrate Green events program establishes a baseline of
sustainable event practices, and it is commendable to see event producers going above and
beyond to embrace Vail’s certification as a sustainable destination,” she said. For more
information on the Town of Vail’s sustainability plan click here.

This year's parade will be limited to the first 60 entries to submit complete applications.
Application deadline is 5 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019. For applications, more information
and full schedule of Town of Vail events, visit www.vailamericadays.com.

Vail’s colorful Independence Day parade is a centerpiece of Vail America Days celebration.
Entries will be judged in eight categories: youth, marching/ musical, motorized, float/mechanical
as well as the most original, best in show, most sustainable and the most distinctive award,
presented by Gallegos. Entry fees vary from $75 for a non-profit float, to $125 for individuals
and $250 for a business.

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 carrying banners and assisting with
traffic. Contact Highline at 970.476.6797 x 709 or by email to peggy@gohighline.com for
volunteering details.

The Vail America DaysTM celebration will also feature spectacular fireworks at Golden Peak and
other events including the Patriotic Concert, Bravo! Vail: Dallas Symphony Orchestra, at Gerald
R. Ford Amphitheater and live music at Solaris Plaza as part of the Vail Summer Bluegrass
Series.

Vail America DaysTM could not be possible without the generosity of the presenting sponsors
Town of Vail, GMC, Alpine Bank and The Gallegos Corporation.
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About Vail:
Born from a dream and built with a vision, Vail is the world’s premier mountain resort. With more
than 5,280 acres of developed ski and snowboard terrain, including seven legendary Back
Bowls in the winter, and flourishing summer recreation complemented by unparalleled access to
world-class arts and events, the options for year-round adventure are limitless. The same
pioneering spirit with which Vail was founded continues to set the standard for the industry, and
this timeless pursuit of excellence and innovation is tangible across all aspects of guest service
and operations. Vail is where outdoor recreation meet village sophistication, and to visit Vail is
to truly experience a destination like nothing on earth. Visit Vailsummer.com for more
information.

Contact(s)

For more information, please contact:

Missy Johnson, Highline

970-476-6797 x715 [o], 970-376-1876 [c]

mjohnson@gohighline.com

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