|We’re ready to welcome our residents and guests for Saturday’s modified Vail America Days™ celebration which includes carefully scripted patriotic exhibits and an abbreviated fireworks display. |
Those who gather in Vail and throughout the county are being asked to celebrate safely and responsibly and to abide by the Eagle County Public Health Order emphasizing social distancing, use of face coverings, frequent hand washing, staying home if you’re sick and getting tested if you have symptoms. Read the Health and Safety Advisory here.
VAIL AMERICA DAYS™ PATRIOTIC EXHIBITS
While a traditional parade is not possible this year, guests will be able to enjoy patriotic exhibits, strategically spaced throughout both Villages.
With 12-15 displays planned for Vail Village and 8-10 exhibits in Lionhead, these “Stronger Together” themed installations will help celebrate the holiday in a festive and responsible way.
Guests should abide by the Eagle County public health order by wearing face coverings and practicing social distancing, can stroll through town between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and enjoy entries from local businesses, non-profits and community partners.
In addition to the exhibits, live on-the-go musical performances will take place throughout the day to bring energy, excitement and familiar tunes to the streets. Please keep your pet on a leash in the pedestrian areas and dismount from your bicycle to keep passages safe.
Maps, exhibit details, participating partners and more information is available on vailamericadays.com.
A 10-minute fireworks show is planned for 9:45 p.m. Saturday, July 4th (conditions permitting).
Suggested viewing areas to watch the displays while respecting public health guidelines to include face coverings and social distancing include:
- Watch from your local hotel, lodge, or condo if you have a view of Vail Mountain
- Watch from your vehicle from one of the parking areas or along the Frontage Road; there is no stopping or viewing on I-70
- Watch from a designated capacity-controlled location; these areas will be monitored and allow a select number of guest’s access based on current public health guidelines and social distancing guidelines in place: Lionshead Ski Yard, Mountain Plaza Ski Yard and Lower lawn at Golden Peak
- Watch from a nearby neighborhood. Fireworks will be visible in Lionshead, Vail Village, Golden Peak, Sandstone, Spraddle Creek, upper Buffehr Creek neighborhood and surrounding areas.
The fireworks will be synchronized to a patriotic musical soundtrack suitable for all ages. Listeners can tune in to the choreographed simulcast on 97.7FM KZYR, The Zephyr.
The Nature Valley pre-firework-show starts at 9 p.m. with music, interviews and contests to get everyone ready before the fireworks light up the Vail sky.
For additional details, visit www.vailamericadays.com or call 970.477.3522.
|GETTING AROUND TOWN|
|PUBLIC PARKING |
Free parking is available in the Vail Village and Lionshead parking garages. The 2,500 parking spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Once the two structures fill, additional free parking will be available on the north side of the South Frontage Road until 11 p.m.
Free parking is also available at Ford Park and the Red Sandstone garage located at 559 North Frontage Road, with easy access to Lionshead Village via the pedestrian overpass.
Vail and ECO Transit will offer bus service throughout the holiday with face coverings required for passengers. Call 970.477.3456 for Vail bus information or 970.328.3520 for ECO schedule details.
Increased bus service in Vail will be provided throughout the day and into the evening on July 4 with six-to-eight-minute frequency on the in-town shuttle serving Lionshead, Vail Village, Golden Peak and Ford Park, with 20-minute to one-hour service on most outlying routes during peak times and 20-minute to two-hour outlying service during non-peak times.
Face coverings and social distancing are required. ECO regional transit will provide service to Vail as follows on July 4: Freedom Park in Edwards at 9:13 a.m., Avon Station at 9:21 a.m., or the Forest Service parking lot at Dowd Junction at 9:11 and 9:41 a.m.
Currently, ECO Transit is not charging a fare on any of its routes, however, face coverings must be worn at all times while on the bus.
Call 970.477.3456 for Vail bus schedule information. For more information on ECO routes, go online at www.eaglecounty.us, or call 970.328.3520.
|TIPS TO ENJOY YOUR DAY|
|PERSONAL FIREWORKS/OPEN FIRES|
The use of all personal fireworks is prohibited in Vail. Personal fireworks can generally be defined as anything that explodes, makes a loud noise or flies in the air.
Bonfires and open campfires are prohibited in the Town of Vail. Outdoor recreational fires are only allowed in approved commercial portable fire appliances that are equipped with spark screens.
Questions about open fires and personal fireworks should be directed to Vail Fire and Emergency Services at 970.479.2250.
If you live in or are visiting other areas of Eagle County, check with your local fire department for regulations or visit http://www.eaglecounty.us/Emergency/Fire_Restriction_Information/ or www.ECEmergency.org.
Please be vigilant and call 9-1-1 if you see smoke or something out of the ordinary. For additional details, visit www.vailgov.com.
The Town of Vail has extended public consumption in designated areas. Visitors can purchase to-go alcoholic beverages from restaurants within Vail and take them to designated areas throughout Vail and Lionshead villages.
To encourage social distancing, additional picnic tables have been placed throughout the villages for take-out dining and outside seating. If you plan to drink, don’t drink and drive; make arrangements to ride the bus or arrange for a designated driver.
Vail has a leash law for dogs in the Vail Village and Lionshead areas. Your cooperation in keeping your animal in control and on a leash is greatly appreciated. Please also use the town-provided doggy waste bags.
Dial 911 for emergencies. Throughout the day, the Vail Police Department will increase its presence to provide a safe environment for your celebration. For emergency notifications, subscribe to Eagle County Alert at www.ecalert.org.
All of this information was provided by the Town of Vail