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:

Opener: TBA take the stage at 6:00 p.m.
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.

AVON TRANSIT: All Avon busses and shuttles arrive and depart from Avon Station.

  • The Town of Avon Mobility Department will operate the Red and Blue Lines from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • The Avon Night Rider will operate from 6:00 to 10:30 p.m.
  • Avon Transit will run off-schedule all day.
  • Lake Street, Comfort Inn and Mikaela Way bus stops are closed.

AVON TRANSIT: Fare-free event shuttles are available as outlined below:

    • Avon shuttles will run every 30 minutes between Avon Station and the Elk and Bear lots between 4:00 – 11:00 p.m.
    • Avon shuttles will run every 30 minutes between Avon Station, Walmart, and the Eagle-Vail Community Center between 4:00 – 11:00 p.m.
    • Avon shuttles will run every 30 minutes between Avon Station and Freedom Park from Avon Station between 4:00 – 11:00 p.m.

ECO TRANSIT: Eco Transit will offer regular service between Vail and Walmart Station; Eagle/Gypsum; and Avon Station.

  • Fare-free service will be provided beginning at 4:00 p.m. until the end of the day.
  • Questions should be directed to call ECO Transit on (970) 328-3520.


  • Nottingham Park, Partial Closure – 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Upper/Main Athletic Field closed for event set-up
  • Nottingham Park, Partial Closure – 3:30 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
    • Nottingham Lake closed


  • Lake Street, Full Closure – 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Mikaela Way, Full Closure – 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • West Benchmark Road at Avon Transit, Partial Closure – 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    • Limited to permitted traffic only
  • Riverfront Lane, Partial Closure – 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

General Parking at Salute to the USA

  • New this year, 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 will be located at the Avon Recreation Center North Lot.
    • If you need additional assistance after arriving, please look for a Town of Avon volunteer in a blue shirt.
  • Parking is limited and on a first come first serve basis and available at the following locations:
    • Available at designated on-street parking locations.
    • Available at the Beaver Creek Bear Lot.
    • Designated private parking lots.
    • Or, by permit only.

Tips for enjoying all this event has to offer

  • Portions of the park will be closed starting at 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on July 3rd to accommodate set-up of the event
  • Parking close 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 is closed at 6:00 p.m..
  • SUP and paddle boat rentals are available from the beach area until 2:50 p.m.
  • Dogs on leash will be allowed on the north side of the park up until 2:00 p.m.
  • Please remember to be considerate of the environment and do your part to dispose of your litter

Public Health Bulletin

We care deeply about the safety of our guests and our residents. To protect your well-being we follow Eagle County’s proven policies for COVID-19 containment. Be in the know before you go and enjoy a fulfilling visit to Avon.

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