Things to Do

Salute to the USA

Date: Wed, July 3, 2024

Time: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Price: Free

Location: Harry A. Nottingham Park

Get ready for an electrifying experience at the 38th Annual Salute to the USA – a celebration that’s all about family, tradition, community, and pure excitement! Join us at the heart of the action in Harry A. Nottingham Park, where the atmosphere is buzzing with kids’ activities like face painters, balloon sculptors, magicians, and even inflatable fun houses that promise endless thrills as well as artful activations that create connection to arts and culture in our community.

From the zingy freshness of squeezed lemonade to the irresistible allure of funnel cakes, and the savory goodness of turkey legs to the smoky perfection of roasted ears of corn – there’s something for every taste bud. In addition to our incredible food options, you can stop by the Hahnewald Bar for a refreshing ice-cold beverage.

But the real magic happens when the Grammy Award-winning artists hit the stage, setting the scene for a night of dancing and singing that will resonate through the entire community. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, brace yourselves for one of the biggest fireworks shows in Colorado, lighting up the night sky over Nottingham Lake! This isn’t just an event; it’s a celebration of togetherness, joy, and the spirit of community that makes Avon shine. Don’t miss out on the magic!

2024 Music Lineup: Music Begins at 6:00pm

Opener: Texas Hill
Headliner: 
Melissa Etheridge

GETTING TO AND LEAVING SALUTE TO THE USA:

Public transportation is  the easiest way to access Harry A. Nottingham Park. If you must drive, parking will be available at the Beaver Creek Bear Lots. Expect lengthy delays to egress.

For more information and details on Parking, Transit, Transit Schedule, Road and Park Closures click HERE!

General Parking at Salute to the USA
  • Limited and unsupervised bicycle parking on Mikaela Way adjacent to the Avon Library.
    • Bicycle parking will not be manned, supervised, and is at your own risk.
  • ADA Parking is available at Town Hall and Lake Street.
    • If you need additional assistance after arriving, please look for a Town of Avon staff in a blue shirt.
  • Free parking is available after 5:00 p.m. and limited to a first come first served basis and available at the following locations:
    1. Beaver Creek Bear Lot.
    2. Designated on-street parking locations and/or private parking lots.
    3. Or, by permit only.
Tips for enjoying all this event has to offer
  • Bring your reusable water bottle
  • Portions of the park will be closed starting at 8:00 a.m. on July 2nd until 11:59 p.m. on July 3rd to accommodate set-up of the event
  • Parking close in to the venue is by permit only. General public parking is extremely limited and we encourage you to walk, ride your bike or take public transportation
  • Bags and coolers will be checked at all festival entry points for alcohol (no outside alcohol allowed) starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Pets of any kind are not allowed – large crowds and loud music can easily scare pets
  • There will still be public access to the north side of the park to include the beach and sand volleyball courts via the Lake Street north entrance, W. Beaver Creek Blvd. entrance and west entrance near Avon Elementary School
  • Nottingham Lake will be closed at 3:30 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. on July 3rd
  • Please remember to be considerate of the environment and do your part to dispose of your litter
  • Plan ahead – due to the high volume of vehicular traffic and in an effort to get you to your destination as quickly as possible, all vehicles traveling south on W. Beaver Creek Blvd. – towards Avon Elementary – will be directed westbound on Highway 6. All vehicles traveling south on Avon Road -towards Beaver Creek – will be directed eastbound on Highway 6. We thank you in advance for your patience!

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