What’s Happening this 4th of July in Mammoth Lakes

We celebrate America every 4th of July with barbecues and fireworks, but there’s no better way to appreciate our country than by exploring its wilderness! America’s wilderness areas are its backbone, and there’s nowhere better to enjoy and explore them than Mammoth Lakes.

Mammoth Lakes has the Lakes Basin where you can cool off and mountain peaks that will literally leave you breathless due to the hike to reach them. Due to the record-breaking snowfall this year, you may even be able to ski and snowboard this 4th of July.

Check out the other things happening this 4th of July in Mammoth Lakes below, then visit ASO Mammoth for the best outdoor gear rentals and apparel in town!

4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 9:15 pm

It wouldn’t be a 4th of July without fireworks, which is why Mammoth Lakes lights up the sky over Crowley Lake every year. Crowley Lake is not one of the lakes in the Lakes Basin. However, it is just outside of town and has plenty of scenic views to enjoy before, or while, the sun goes down.

Crowley Lake is also home to deep waters and plenty of coastline that allows for fishing and camping throughout the day or weekend. If you decide to plan your 4th of July around Crowley Lake, then you’ll have front row seats to the fireworks show that begins at 9:15 pm. Admission is $25 per car and $5 per bike.

4th of July Parade 11:00 am

Looking to celebrate in town for free? The 4th of July Parade is the perfect option for you. You’ll see the people who make up the town of Mammoth Lakes and the way they celebrate via float, car, and even horse as they parade through downtown Mammoth Lakes.

Freedom Bash 7/2/23 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM 

Tired of looking at the mountains and want to celebrate in them instead? The Freedom Bash is the perfect event for you.

The view from McCoy Station is already spectacular enough but seeing fireworks from the sides of Mammoth Mountain is an unforgettable experience. The Freedom Bash begins at 6 and it is a ticketed event. There will be a party at the Mountainside Bar & Grill Deck as well as at Tusks. Fireworks begin at 9:15!

Footloose Freedom Mile 7/04/23 – 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Contribute to a great cause while getting out in Mammoth Lakes’ Mountain air by running in the Footloose Freedom Mile.

The race is one mile long and happens just before the 4th of July Parade in town, and the proceeds from the race will support the elite and youth divisions of the Mammoth Track Club.

Pops in the Park 2 pm

There will be live music from a small orchestra playing patriotic music as well as music from Broadway and popular movies! Head to Shady Rest Park to enjoy the show!