If having plenty of fun, relaxing things to do in a laid-back setting is how you’re hoping to celebrate America’s birthday, you won’t be disappointed by Mammoth Lakes or the Mammoth area in general. July 4th happens to be on a Monday this year, so you can extend the fun to include the entire weekend if you come here a bit early before the actual holiday. Read on for a rundown of fun, exciting things planned for the Fourth of July weekend in Mammoth, brought to you by the friendly folks from Mammoth Bound, the top place to find the latest styles in mountain lifestyle clothing, from Mammoth hats to a variety of trendy logo wear.
The Mammoth Lakes 4th of July Parade
The Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual 4th of July parade this year starting at 11 a.m. and continuing until around 12:30 p.m. The event is totally free, and you’re welcome to rent or bring a few chairs if you prefer to be even more comfy as you watch the floats go by. The parade starts at the intersection of Chateau Road and Old Mammoth Road, and things wrap up at Main Street and Manzanita Road.
The Air National Guard Band of the West Coast
This highly acclaimed award-winning band will be performing in Mammoth’s 4th of July parade, but that’s not all. The band will also be putting on separate performances throughout the weekend. The first one is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the Mammoth Lakes Shady Rest Park Pavilion on Friday, July 1st. The next day, on July 2nd, the band will perform again at the same location at 3 p.m.
Pops in the Park
The Felici Trio Orchestra will be the headlining act at this year’s Pops in the Park on Monday, July 4th. The free concert will take place at Shady Rest Park in Mammoth Lakes. The street scene–style park is perched at the end of Sawmill Cutoff Road. The concert starts at 2 p.m., but you’re welcome to come earlier if you want to explore the park first. The park itself has a concession stand, a playground area, picnic areas, and sports facilities.
Mammoth Lakes Arts on the 4th
Showcasing artwork by an impressive assortment of talented artists, this is the Mono Arts Council’s annual fundraising event. It’s also a great way to mingle with locals and other visitors as you check out the creative displays. The event will take place from July 1st through the 4th. Related features and highlights planned for this year include:
• On-site food
• Live music
• Creative activities
Location: The parking lot of Footloose Sports at 3043 Main Street
A Trip to Mammoth Mountain
While certainly well-known for its wintertime activities, Mammoth Mountain is just as busy during the summer months. It’s also a great place to spend part of your Fourth of July weekend. Most of the family-friendly holiday-related festivities take place here at the Village. However, you’re also free to do some hiking, take a scenic gondola ride, or check out the on-site shops and restaurants during your visit.
You can make your holiday weekend at Mammoth extra special by checking out the latest styles in Mammoth Mountain apparel while you’re here. Mammoth Bound is your one-stop shop for t-shirts, gaiters, hats, beanies, and a variety of logo wear. Stop by on your way to the mountain or contact us at [email protected].