July 2-4 — STRATTON MOUNTAIN — Stratton Mountain is excited to welcome back a sky-high Fourth of July celebration in southern Vermont, taking place July 2, 3, and 4. Excitement is in the air as fireworks, family activities, and live music return to the mountain, alongside summer operations including downhill mountain biking, scenic lift rides, golf, hiking, and more.
Begin the celebration on Friday with a local craft market paired with live music, shopping, and dining in the Stratton Village. Friday night kicks off Stratton’s first Coca-Cola Movie Night of the season, featuring “Annie” on the large outdoor projector and movie screen.
Jumpstart Saturday with the Running of the Bears 5K race around the resort and Village. The race starts at 9 a.m. Saturday’s daytime activities consist of the Bike Park and scenic lift rides to the summit or mid-mountain from 10am to 4pm, hiking, retail shops and dining open in the Village, golf, and all your favorite mountain activities.
Mountain Friends and Freedom is Stratton Mountain’s Saturday evening celebration for the 4th of July Weekend. Come out with the whole family and let the kids play on the outdoor climbing wall, bungee jump, sack race, three-legged race, and other family activities. The stage is set for live music by The Dave Matthews Tribute Band at 5:30pm. The DMTB is the only nationally touring tribute to the Dave Matthews Band. Stick around after the DMTB show as the July celebration goes high into the sky with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Due to capacity limits for the concert, registration is required for Stratton Mountain friends and family. Pre-registration online is recommended as this event may sell out.
Sunday opens its doors to mountain bikers, scenic lift riders, golfers, and Village shoppers and diners with enjoyable daytime activities before getting set for the first headline concert of summer 2021 and Stratton’s Mountain Music series. Headlining the weekend are the Spin Doctors. A staple of the ‘90s music scene with six albums including the triple-platinum Pocket Full of Kryptonite, which sold more than 10 million copies. The Spin Doctors bring their vibrant, blues-influenced sound and unique chemistry to the Stratton stage at 7:30 p.m., with doors at 5:30 p.m.
The weekend rounds out on Monday with the Bike Park and scenic lift rides from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., golf tee times 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., alongside Village retail shops and restaurants. Head to stratton.com for tickets, hours, lodging packages and additional information on this Fourth of July celebration in the Green Mountains.