Spin Doctors, fireworks at Stratton this weekend
STRATTON - Stratton Mountain welcomes back a sky-high Fourth of July celebration in southern Vermont, taking place July 2, 3, and 4. Excitement is in the air as fireworks, family activities, and live music return to the mountain, alongside summer operations including downhill mountain biking, scenic lift rides, golf, hiking, and more.
Begin the celebration on Friday with a local craftmarket paired with live music, shopping, and dining in the Stratton Village. Friday night kicks off Stratton’s first Coca-Cola Movie Night of the season, featuring “Annie” on the large outdoor projector and movie screen. Jump start Saturday with the Running of the Bears 5K race around the resort and village. The race starts at 9 am. Saturday’s daytime activities consist of the bike park and scenic lift rides to the summit or mid-mountain from 10 am to 4 pm, hiking, retail shops and dining open in the village, golf, and all mountain activities.
Mountain Friends and Freedom is Stratton Mountain’s Saturday evening celebration. Come with the whole family and let the kids play on the outdoor climbing wall, bungee jump, sack race, three-legged race, and do other family activities. The stage is set for live music by The Dave Mathews Tribute Band at 5:30 pm. The DMTB is the only nationally touring tribute to the Dave Matthews Band. Stick around after the DMTB show as the July celebration goes high into the sky with fireworks at 9:30 pm. Due to capacity limits, registration online is recommended as this event may sell out.
Sunday opens its doors to mountain bikers, scenic lift riders, golfers, and village shoppers and diners with enjoyable daytime activities before getting set for the first headline concert of Stratton’s Mountain Music series. Headlining the weekend are the Spin Doctors. A staple of the 1990s music scene with six albums including the triple-platinum “Pocket Full of Kryptonite,” which sold more than 10 million copies. The Spin Doctors bring their vibrant, blues-influenced sound and unique chemistry to the Stratton stage at 7:30 pm; doors open at 5:30 pm.
The weekend rounds out on Monday with the bike park and lift rides from 10 am to 4 pm, golf tee times 8 am to 6 pm, alongside village retail shops and restaurants.
Head to stratton.com for tickets, hours, lodging packages, and additional information on this Fourth of July celebration in the Green Mountains.