Celebrate the Fourth of July with the whole family this year at Mountain Village’s Red White and Blues.
The Town of Mountain Village and Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association are teaming up to present a weekend packed with fun activities and live music to celebrate Independence Day.
Even though fireworks will not be taking place in Mountain Village (or Telluride) due to fire restrictions and drought concerns, the weekend will offer a host of fun activities for kids of all ages along with live music and a disco DJ dance party.
“The Town of Mountain Village and TMVOA are beyond excited for another successful Red, White, and Blues event,” said Business Development and Sustainability Director Zoe Dohnal. “This year the celebrations have expanded, beginning on Saturday, July 3 through Monday, July 5, and there will be activities for all ages throughout the Village Center.”
Wander through the Mountain Village Center plazas July 3, 4 and 5 to find myriad activities taking place.
Heritage Plaza will be home to the main concert stage this year with live music throughout the weekend featuring Lavalanche, Rocky Mountain Jazz Quartet, Bob Hemenger and Lina Vibes playing on Saturday, July 3. On July 4, don’t miss Emerita, Booradley’s Blues Experience, Trico and DJ Harry rounding out the day with a festive disco-themed dance party.
The Telluride Historical Museum will host their beloved Fourth of July root beer float tradition in Heritage Plaza on July 4 from 1-5 p.m. plaza will also host face painting, cotton candy, food vendors and more July 3 and 4, and the cotton candy, fascinator demo and kiddo cocktail demonstrations will continue on July 5
Village Pond Plaza, adjacent to the Telluride Conference Center, will play host to the Salida Circus on July 3 & 4 (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) along with water balloon toss, hula hoop and chalk art contest for kids of all ages to show off their skills. Join Bazaa and the Juggler for mini-shows from the Salida Circus throughout each day with shows at 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Head over to Sunset Plaza on July 3 & 4 for inflatable jumpy castles, face painting, a magic show and ice cream socials hosted by the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program 1-5 p.m. both days.
Adjacent to the Hotel Madeline, on July 3, don’t miss the hotel’s Alpine BBQ (a ticketed event) 12-3 p.m., or Movies Under the Stars, free, starting at sundown. The July 3 movie will be “The Sandlot.”
A mechanical bull will be set up at Reflection Plaza from 11 a.m. to 7 pm.on July 4.
Several of the kids’ activities will continue in Heritage Plaza and Village Pond Plaza on Monday, July 5 as well, along with a cornhole contest. For a full schedule of activities and events, please visit bit.ly/mvredwhiteblues2021.
“The Independence Day celebrations have always been important to our town and the region, and I am thrilled at the many activities our staff has put in place,” said Mountain Village Mayor Laila Benitez. “As a traditionally family-oriented holiday, the Fourth will focus on activities that parents and children of all ages can enjoy together. Our careful approach to the challenges of COVID-19 over the last year has made it possible to truly celebrate together as a community during this holiday.”