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Celebrate Independence Day in Silverthorne with Exciting Line-Up of Special Events

Published June 21, 2019

This Independence Day the Town of Silverthorne will celebrate with a weekend packed full of special events and live music performances. Kicking off the festivities will be an annual performance of patriotic songs from the National Repertory Orchestra taking place in Rainbow Park the morning of July 4. Beginning Friday, July 5, the Town will host its second annual Art on The Blue River festival featuring more than 30 Colorado artists as well as exciting bands and wine tastings at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center lawn.  More details on both events can be found below.

National Repertory Orchestra Patriotic Salute, July 4

Rainbow Park

Each year the National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) celebrates our nation’s independence by performing patriotic songs in Silverthorne’s Rainbow Park. This free event, which takes place from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., includes a performance by the NRO from 10 a.m. to noon as well as entertainment for the whole family including an instrument petting zoo, a monster mural interactive art project, face painting, bounce houses and more. Seating is general admission on the lawn at Rainbow Park and attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets or folding chairs. An open bar serving Bloody Mary’s, mimosas, beer and wine will be available beginning at 9:30 a.m. and local restaurant, Argentos, will be on-site selling its tasty empanadas.

Art on the Blue Art Festival, July 5-6

Silverthorne Performing Arts Center

The Town of Silverthorne will host its second annual Art on The Blue River festival taking place July 5-6, 2019 outdoors on the lawn at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center. Sponsored by the Summit County Arts Council and the Town of Silverthorne, the festival will feature more than 30 artists from around Colorado who will showcase original works for sale.

The festival will get underway on Friday, July 5 at 10 a.m. as part of Silverthorne’s First Friday community celebration and will continue into the evening from 4-7 p.m. with live music from Scott Rednor and Rob Eaton Jr. (the backing band for John Popper of Blues Traveler) followed by headliner Euforquestra, who will take the outdoor stage at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center beginning at 5:30 p.m.. Food and drink will be available for purchase 4-7 p.m. 

Art on The Blue River continues on Saturday, July 6 beginning at 10 a.m. with additional artist experiences and more live music performances as well as complimentary wine tastings from five local wineries from 1 to 4 p.m.

For more information and a full schedule of events, visit