Fourth of July in Mammoth Lakes 2014
Fourth of July in Mammoth Lakes has been a tradition for generations. Families pack the edges of Old Mammoth Road and Main Street to watch the creativity of its town residents, businesses and community organizations show off their true colors.
The weekend typically starts with the “Footloose Freedom Mile”, and then blends into the “Pancake Breakfast” followed by the local Parade and then a trek to Crowley Lake where on-goers watch a spectacular display of fireworks.
In 2014 the direction of the parade will be reversed meaning the parade will start near the Stove Restaurant and work its way north and west toward Perry’s Pizza. The reasoning behind this change is to better accommodate parade floats, particularly those with horses.
The Grand Marshal for 2014 will be John Teller, one of Mammoth’s home grow Olympians. The highlight of the 4th of July in Mammoth is usually the fireworks show at Crowley Lake, but if you can’t make the fireworks show in Crowley Lake on the 4th of July, head to the Village at Mammoth on the 5th of July. The Village will be hosting a great firework show, luminesque fire dancing, stilt circus, ducky races, chihuahua races, kids crafts and live concert.
The Crowley Lake Fireworks show, Pops in the Park and other events were in question in early 2013 due to financial challenges faced by the Town of Mammoth Lakes and Mono County. In an effort to insure the show goes on, The Sheet, Mammoth Times, Chamber of Commerce, Town of Mammoth Lakes Recreation Department and Matthew Lehman Real Estate have cooperated in raising funds through a year long private and public partnership. As a result of this fund raising effort the Fourth of July events will be taking place for 2014 and we expect summer to be better than ever. Thank you to all those that donated!
If you haven’t experienced our small town excitement of a small town on Independence Day, come to the Eastern Sierras for the Fourth of July in Mammoth Lakes.