Since 1951. The 4th of July in Crested Butte is a patriotic celebration full of music, food, races, and fun. Join us this year to celebrate America’s birthday with the country’s biggest small town celebration. Fire Department pancake breakfast by Crested Butte Fire and EMS Department, Food Vendors open up at 3rd and Elk Avenue, Parade at 11am on Elk Avenue, Kids Carnival begins at 12pm at 3rd and Elk Avenue, Concert at the Center for the Arts, another concert at the base of Crested Butte Resort followed by fireworks. Fireworks may be canceled due to fire alert.