Happy July 4th! Telluride Style

by Marla on July 3, 2014 · 13 comments

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Howdy! Wow ~ is it July 4th already?! This is the most amazing time of year. The streets of our stunning box canyon will be filled with locals & visitors, all here to celebrate Independence Day.

Folks say about 4000 people will line our main street. All decked out in red, white & blue. They will watch people (and pets) riding decorated bikes, floats, motorcycles & marching….everyone with giant smiles from ear to ear. Here’s a peek at July 4th! Telluride Style.

Happy July 4th! Telluride, Colorado Style | FamilyFreshCooking.com

The anticipation is huge. People wait all year for this stunning all American parade…

Martha Stewart Living has even been here to share in the fun…

Happy July 4th! Telluride, Colorado Style | FamilyFreshCooking.com

I wake super early & lay out our tarp & chairs to mark the spot where we will watch the home town floats cruise by.

Happy July 4th! Telluride, Colorado Style | FamilyFreshCooking.com

We get on line super early to claim our table at the New Sheridan Chop House for brunch.

Happy July 4th! Telluride, Colorado Style | FamilyFreshCooking.com

My kids take part in their hand crafted float they all design with Eco Adventures (an amazing summer camp program!)

Happy July 4th! Telluride, Colorado Style | FamilyFreshCooking.com

The littles are adorable!!

Happy July 4th! Telluride, Colorado Style | FamilyFreshCooking.com

The come totally decked out!

Happy July 4th! Telluride, Colorado Style | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Happy July 4th! Telluride, Colorado Style | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Happy July 4th! Telluride, Colorado Style | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Happy July 4th! Telluride, Colorado Style | FamilyFreshCooking.com

As do the pets…

Happy July 4th! Telluride, Colorado Style | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Happy July 4th! Telluride, Colorado Style | FamilyFreshCooking.com

There is an airplane fly over that always sends cold chills through the crowd. A great way to kick off the festivities…

Happy July 4th! Telluride, Colorado Style | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Folks munch on all kinds of street side nibbles…

Happy July 4th! Telluride, Colorado Style | FamilyFreshCooking.com

After the parade the local volunteer firemen host a suer tasty BBQ in Town Park.

Happy July 4th! Telluride, Colorado Style | FamilyFreshCooking.com

In the evening we are graced with a stunning fireworks presentation, also put on by our firemen. We couldn’t blast them last year because of wild fires. But this year ~ we have a 2 year stash! Oh yeahhhh.

Happy July 4th! Telluride, Colorado Style | FamilyFreshCooking.com
Happy July 4th! Telluride, Colorado Style | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Have a wonderful & safe 4th!

Happy July 4th! Telluride, Colorado Style | FamilyFreshCooking.com

~Marla, FamilyFreshCooking.com

 

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ginny McMeans July 3, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Great town, adorable kids and wonderful photography!

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2 Marla July 4, 2014 at 5:21 am

Thank you so much Ginny! Have a wonderful 4th :)

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3 Maria July 4, 2014 at 6:10 am

Happy 4th!

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4 Jenny Flake July 4, 2014 at 6:51 am

So fun Marla!! Happy 4th to you!!

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5 Marla July 5, 2014 at 5:24 am

Back at ya Jenny! Hope your 4th was wonderful :)

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6 Toni | BoulderLocavore July 4, 2014 at 9:34 am

You have totally put me in a festive mood with this post Marla! I love every pic! Happy 4th to you and your family.

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7 Marla July 5, 2014 at 5:23 am

Thanks Toni!! Hope you had a wonderful 4th too :)

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8 Vicki July 4, 2014 at 10:13 am

What a terrific event turnout!! Thanks for the great pictures. Sure made me with I was there.

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9 Marla July 5, 2014 at 5:24 am

Come visit us some day Vicki ~ is well worth the trip :)

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10 Franziska July 23, 2014 at 11:05 am

I love this! I think it is so great that you celebrate your country and EVERYONE takes part. Here in Germany this is a difficult topic – even now when we won the Soccer World Championchip and people were celebrating, there were a lot of people (also germans) who said “Oh, this is too patriotic. It is not okay to be sooo proud of our country and to celebrate because we won the WM…” and so on….
I think it is important to celebrate positive things…we all live in such great countries and are so blessed for that. So we all have reason to celebrate :-) As long as we don’t think our countries are better than others i don’t see any harm in that.

Oh wow. Now i wrote more than i wanted. Keep on celebrating, i just love it! The pictures are great, too. I think I have to visit Telluride when i travel to the US.

Love,
Franziska

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11 Marla July 24, 2014 at 5:09 am

Hi Franziska! I love what you wrote here & I totally agree. We should all be able to celebrate life & JOY whenever we wish, without others trying to bring us down. Congrats to Germany for such a great accomplishment. I hope to travel there sometime in the next few years. I hear it is gorgeous. I sure hope the people know how to take pride in what they have ~ makes for a much happier place to live. Please let me know if you ever plan a trip to Telluride ~ around here we celebrate everything!

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12 Franziska July 25, 2014 at 2:18 am

Sure, I will. Same to you, if you visit Germany. Put on those hiking boots – i will show you the black forest!

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13 Marla July 25, 2014 at 5:10 am

DEAL!!! Would LOVE to visit :)

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