There is no better time of year to plan a mountain getaway than 4th of July Weekend. While the cities are sweltering under the sun, the cool mountains of Mammoth await. Here you’ll find tons of outdoor adventure, such as hiking, boating, swimming, and fishing. However, for the holiday weekend this usually sleepy mountain town comes alive with lots of fun to celebrate America! For your next 4th of July vacation, consider spending the weekend in Mammoth. Keep reading to find out about all the summer holiday fun for Mammoth Lake 4th of July 2021!
Mammoth Lake 4th of July 2021 Parade
One of the biggest 4th of July traditions in Mammoth is the annual parade! This event brings locals and tourists alike together on the streets of the town with an old-fashioned style parade of decorated floats, cars, and performers. Here you’ll find floats sponsored by a variety of local businesses and organizations that are proud to show off their patriotic style! Starting promptly at 11am, this parade lasts for about an hour and a half. Best of all, the event is free to attend!
Mammoth Lakes Arts on the 4th
For fun all weekend long, be sure to head to the Mammoth Lake Arts on the 4th festival. Enjoy all kinds of local goods, from fine art to handmade crafts. It also proudly features many local musicians. In addition to great arts, you can also enjoy great food, cocktails, and local beer. Stop by the Splash Art Booth to collaborate with other visitors to the festival on a large art piece and enter the raffle for a chance to bring it home! For those visiting with kids, be sure to make a stop at the Kids Art Booth. Here you’ll find short, easy crafts that will keep your kid’s attention but also help foster their creativity and give them a chance to make their own souvenir! The festival is located right along the parade route, it is easy to get to no matter where you are located in town. This is also the annual fundraising event for the Mono Arts Council, so consider making a donation or purchasing themed merchandise to support local arts education programs.
Mammoth Half Marathon and Footloose Freedom Mile
If you enjoy staying active over your holiday weekend, then be sure to sign up for one of two races going on for Mammoth Lake 4th of July 2021 weekend. The Mammoth Half Marathon is traditionally held over the holiday weekend each year, this year’s format is a bit different, offering a flex option that allows you to choose your race date and route. Sign up to get great swag in addition to the sense of accomplishment you get from completely such a challenging race and see how your times stack up to other runners!
Another local tradition is the Footloose Freedom Mile. This race is a bit more low-key, as it is only 1 mile long. However, it is a can’t miss event, with locals getting decked out in their patriotic gear before their run! For a registration fee of $25, you’ll enjoy swag such as a shirt, race bib, and a medal for completing the race. Although not officially timed, there is a clock at the finish line and the first male and first female finisher will receive a homemade pie as a prize! The start time is a half an hour before the parade, giving you plenty of time to complete your race and still enjoy the show.
Weekend Fishing in Mammoth
Whether you love fishing or have never tried it before, Mammoth Lakes on 4th of July Weekend is a great place to fish! On Saturday, July 3rd, enjoy Free Fishing Day in Mono County, one of two days a year where you can fish without a license, making it great for first-time fishers. More experienced fisherman will also enjoy the How Big-is-Big Fishing Derby, an event hosted by the Walker General Store. Bring your catch here and find out how they stack up to other local fishermen!
Fireworks at Crowley Lake
Last but not least, you can’t celebrate the 4th of July without an amazing fireworks show! This year, the annual Mammoth fireworks spectacular is back and better than ever. The 17-minute “Sky Concert” is set to begin at 9:15 pm, weather permitting. Admission is $25 per vehicle or $5 per person for walk-ins and free for children 12 and under. Get there early to get a great spot on the lawn and enjoy live music from 6 pm to 8 pm before the fireworks begin. This fireworks show is a can’t miss event during the holiday weekend!
Enjoy one of the best 4th of July celebrations in the country by spending the holiday weekend in the beautiful Mammoth! Contact us today to book your stay!