If we were home this year, we’d be in Vail. People come to Vail for the winters and stay, if they’re lucky, for the summers. The 4th of July is a special time in Vail. It starts off with the parade in the village. This eclectic small-town parade is a fun show of USA pride and spirit and typically includes many floats saluting the 10th Mountain Division who trained for World War II winter maneuvers at Camp Hale in the Colorado Rockies and members of whom returned to Colorado post-war and founded Vail (along with many other US ski resort towns). I expect that this year, following a year without parades, its all the more festive.
Following lunch, if you’re on your game, you’ve scored some tickets for the patriotic concert put on as part of the Bravo Vail symphony events which run through June and part of July every summer.
In the evening, catch the fireworks (burn conditions permitting) or just grab dinner out in one of our favorite places to eat and catch some live music at Shakedown Bar to top it all off.
Happy Birthday America, wish we were there!
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