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Submitted by arichmond on Friday, June 8, 2012 - 9:15am

Amelia Richmond, Squaw Valley
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4th of July Events at Squaw Valley

[Olympic Valley, Calif.] June 7, 2012 – Celebrate Independence Day at Squaw with a full week of incredible music and events. Enjoy blues guitarist Chris Cain at this summer’s first Bluesdays – or come dance to the nationally acclaimed Billy Joel tribute band JOEL as they kick off the first show of the KT Concert Series. Take in the beautiful paintings and crafts of the Fine Arts and Crafts Festival or enjoy great family events like the Soaring Kites and Music Festival at High Camp and Kung Fu Panda at Family Movie Night in The Village at Squaw Valley.
The grand finale of the week-long celebration will be a free blowout concert with Brett Dennen, singer of last summer’s hit single "Comeback Kid (That’s My Dog)". The free show will take place at the base of KT-22 in Squaw Valley’s breath-taking natural amphitheater. Click here to view a video of one of Brett Dennen’s hit singles.
Saturday, June 30 & Sunday, July 1; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Squaw Valley Fine Arts & Crafts Festival
Enjoy fine art and craft exhibitors throughout The Village at Squaw Valley. From beautiful paintings to hand-made pottery and clothing – this fair has something for everyone to enjoy. Click here for more details.
Tuesday, July 3; 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Bluesdays featuring Chris Cain
Kick off July with the summer’s first Bluesdays featuring masters of the blues guitar Chris Cain. During the day, guests can enjoy all that High Camp has to offer including great tram discounts ($10 off adult tickets, $5 off kid, youth and senior tickets). Come evening, enjoy a free concert in The Village with Chris Cain along with great deals on food and drinks from local vendors. Click here for details.
Thursday, July 5; 8:30 p.m.
Free Outdoor Movie Series featuring Kung Fu Panda
Snuggle up under the stars while enjoying Jack Black in Kung Fu Panda on the big screen in the Events Plaza at The Village at Squaw Valley. Blankets and warm clothes are recommended. Click here for details.
Friday, July 6; 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Free KT Concert Series featuring JOEL (Billy Joel cover band)
Fresh off of the national tour of Billy Joel's Tony award-winning rock musical “Movin' Out”, JOEL is bringing Billy Joel’s timeless classics and original works to Squaw Valley’s Village stage. This band is blazing hot and is sure to have all music lovers on their feet. Click here for more about JOEL.      
Saturday, July 7; 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Soaring Kites and Music Festival at High Camp
Squaw Valley’s 11th annual Soaring Kites and Music Festival will feature kite flying demonstrations, kids kite building seminars, and general kite mania. Watch professional kiters show off their amazing skills in the mountain breeze while enjoying great live music at High Camp.  Click here for details.
Saturday, July 7; 6 p.m.
Free Brett Dennen Concert
Celebrate the weekend after the 4th of July with a free concert by Brett Dennen, singer of last year’s hit song "Comeback Kid (That’s My Dog)". Completely free and open to the public, the concert will take place at Squaw’s natural amphitheater at the KT Base Bar. Click here for more information about Brett Dennen.
Click here to view the full 2012 summer events calendar online.
About Squaw Valley
Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is a year-round mountain destination offering world-class adventures in every season. In summer, Squaw’s scenic Aerial Tram transports guests to el. 8,200’ to experience an array of exciting activities in a spectacular mountain setting including swimming, hiking, roller skating, paintball and ziplining. At the base of the mountain, Squaw’s vibrant Village offers shopping, al fresco dining, and music festivals all summer long.
For great summer lodging packages, call 1-866-366-7261 or visit
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