Mammoth Lakes is one of America’s natural gems. Is there a better way to celebrate America’s independence than during an incredible vacation getaway in Mammoth?
The annual Mammoth Fourth of July Parade is upon us again – a quintessential way to celebrate another year of liberty. With big floats, local music, and a whole lot of stars and stripes, this local celebration is the place to be.
Enjoy an afternoon of festivities with Mammoth Mountain as the backdrop and the Sierra Nevada range hovering at a distance with its distinct and strong presence.
This stark natural beauty is a constant reminder of what we treasure as a nation. Few backdrops are as breathtaking as that of Mammoth. Spend this part of your summer in Mammoth Lakes to see the magic happen.
The Mammoth Fourth of July Parade Tradition
You’ll see plenty of red, white and blue during the annual Fourth of July parade in Mammoth. Running from late morning to early afternoon, the parade begins at Chateau and Old Mammoth roads, and proceeds over to Azimuth Drive and Main Street.
Parade participants are expected to bring candy, which will be passed out to spectators as they watch the procession file through the local streets. The theme of the parade this year is, “Go for the Gold.”
The event is totally free for spectators, though there is a fee of $40 for individuals, groups, and floats who participate in the parade. Nonprofits and chamber members can join in the fun for free.
For more information about the parade, visit the local chamber of commerce website where you will find details about the parade, including start and end times, other event activities, and participant information and sign-up.
Perhaps the most exciting part of the parade are the floats which can be appreciated by those of all ages.
Many are outfitted by local businesses and groups, often decorated company logos. Of course, many floats celebrate the American spirit, with flags, colorful decor, and eye-catching costumes.
Other parade features include horses, classic cars, flag-covered boats, and so much more.
Many guests stay at one of our Mammoth Lakes vacation rentals and take a shuttle to the main drag to grab a good spot by the parade. Driving is not recommended, as streets will be closed for the parade.
Instead, walk, bike, or take a shuttle to the parade for a hassle-free day. This is highly encouraged to avoid unnecessary hassles. If you must drive, you can leave your car at the Park and Ride lot by Tavern Road. A shuttle is expected to be stationed there throughout the day.
The Mammoth Fourth of July Parade brings the community together, local and visiting, for a massive event. It is a celebration of independence, but it is also a time to reflect on national pride, the importance of conservation, and to remember our history.
Experience Nature in Mammoth
Americans tend to unite on another point of pride: the geographic diversity of the country and its commitment to conservation. About 14 percent of the United States land area is protected, accounting for about a tenth of the protected area in the world.
This includes much of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which serves not only as a conservation success story, but as a place of exploration and relaxation for both Americans and world travelers.
This alone is cause for celebration, among many other reasons. This Fourth of July, enjoy Independence Day from our exclusive Mammoth Lakes vacation rentals, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.
Swim in the sparkling lakes, spend time with family and friends, and join in the local celebrations in this hidden little pristine niche in the mountains which truly comes to life this time of year.
Contact us at (800)-421-1849 for more information on nearby Mammoth Lakes vacation rentals. We can help you find an inviting, amenity-filled home in our wonderful mountainside town no matter how long you plan on staying.
Spend Fourth of July weekend or a whole summer in Mammoth Lakes at your home away from home. Explore, relax, and reignite your patriotic spirit this holiday.