Celebrate the 4th of July in Mammoth Lakes!

4th of July in Mammoth Lakes is a cherished tradition among locals. It’s a great experience for visitors too. It’s a day when we all shift our attention away from adventuring in the surrounding mountains to the Mammoth Lakes community in the heart of it all.

Make the Most Out of the 4th!

Activities start early and last all day! Here is an itinerary to help you plan your day.

7a.m. – 11 a.m. Mammoth Lakes Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast

Breakfast is served in the Mammoth Mall parking lot (106 Old Mammoth Road)! Start your day off early with the Annual Mammoth Lakes Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast. This breakfast caters to families and includes orange juice, coffee, sausage, and all-you-can-eat pancakes. Proceeds go to various Lion’s Club projects.

10:30 a.m. Footloose Freedom Mile Fun Run

The Footloose Freedom Mile Fun Run is a 1-mile run that takes place before the parade. The Mammoth Lakes Track Club, known for training Olympians and world-class runner, hosts this event and the proceeds will go towards youth camps.

Want to participate? Staging for the Freedom Mile will take place in front of the Snowcreek Driving Range (942 Old Mammoth Road) at 10:30 a.m., and the run will end at 11:00 a.m. Register with the Mammoth Track Club if you’d like to participate. The prize for the first Overall Male & Female will receive a homemade pie baked by Olympian Deena Kastor!

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. Parade

The Footloose Freedom Mile Fun Run kicks off the annual parade. Residents and guests alike line the streets with camping chairs or enjoy cold beverages on restaurant decks. The parade celebrates and features our military, first responders, mule-packing and trout-raising legacy, local kids teams, and floats from local businesses. Woolly tends to make a big splash on his Mammoth Mountain float. You can expect lots of kids on bikes and puppies in wagons too. It’s a real hometown parade where the community comes together to celebrate their mountain life and country.

After the Parade

After the parade, head to the Arts on the 4th Festival! This annual festival takes place in the Footloose Parking lot on the corner of Old Mammoth Road and Main Street. It showcases local and visiting artists from around the country, but also a Kids Art Booth, Tony’s Tavern, Splash Art Booth, and Marty’s Music Corner. The festival is free to attend, but they are requesting that you RSVP for Arts on the 4th to align with COVID protocols.

9:15 p.m. (Approximately) Crowley Lake Fireworks

The theme of this year’s fireworks show this is “Sky Concert” and the music and announcing will simulcast live on KMMT 106.5. This is a 17-minute show.

Admission is $25 per vehicle. Arrive early for a live Americana music concert on the lawn of the Pelican Grill from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.!

The Town of Mammoth Lakes hosts the annual fireworks show and has full details about the Crowley Lake Fireworks on their website.

Prepare For The Day

Schedule Details. The Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce hosts information about the day’s events on their website. Review their website for changes and updates.

What to Bring to Parade Day. The 4th of July tends to be our hottest day of the year so come prepared with sunscreen, plenty of water, hats, umbrellas, and snacks.

How to Get There. Driving is not recommended as streets will be closed for the parade. If you plan on going to town early, you may be able to park in the park n’ ride lot on Old Mammoth Road and Tavern (limited space available). We recommend taking the free trolley (bus stop in front of the unit) which takes approximately 15 minutes.

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