We've compiled a list of 4th of July (Wednesday) happenings around Summit County for the day. Hope you can join in the fun of this special celebration in the mountains.

Independence Day 10K Trail Run, 7am
This scenic 10k trail running race offers up some of the best views in the Breckenridge area, while finishing just in time to catch the Main Street parade and other festivities. Register at www.townofbreckenridge.com or call 970.453.1734. 

The Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race, 9:30am
This mountain bike race launches the 4th of July Parade in front of thousands of spectators. Come cheer on riders as they embark on a 50 mile journey on the beautiful trails in and surrounding the Breckenridge area. Register early as this race fills up very quickly. Race will take place on Main Street. For more information www.mavsports.com.

Fourth of July Garden Party - Annual Breckenridge Heritage, 9am
Alliance Garden Party at the Barney Ford House Museum. Enjoy coffee, mimosas, and breakfast spread as you watch the Breckenridge Fourth of July Parade in style from the best view on Main Street. Cost Advance ticket prices – Adults $40 ($75 day of), Children 12-6 $40 and Children 5 & under $10. Call 970.453.9767 x 2 for more information.

Main Street Parade, 10am 
The official parade will start with the Red, White and Blue Color Guard. Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race will start the paraded at 9:30am and it will take 800+ riders ½ hour to get down Main Streets in waves. Parade registration please call 970-453-5055. Reading of the Declaration of Independence by George Washington (C.J. Muller) – Following the parade in the Blue River Plaza.

Breckenridge Air Show, 11:30am
As part of the July 4th celebrations in Breckenridge, Summit County resident and professional air show pilot, Gary Rower, and his formation partner, Buck Roetman, will be performing a world record setting air show over the ski area in Breckenridge. The show is being billed as the highest show on earth and it is just that. No one has ever even attempted an air show at this altitude because of the thin air. The show will be seen over Peaks 9 and 10. This event is free!

Kids Water Fight – Kids can join the Red, White & Blue Fire Dept., 12:30-2:30pm
An old time water fight on Main Street. Free for kids to participate. A hit every year. 

Viper ‘Show and Shine’, 12:30-3pm
Vipers will be parked on Main Street allowing spectators to view the cars. 

Free Concert: at the Riverwalk Center, 2pm
The Riverwalk Center will be having a great band this year, but they can not announce until June 18 due to boring and pesky contractual reasons. But remember they are the folks who in the past years brought you free 4th of July concerts featuring Blind Boys of Alabama, Big Bad Voodo Daddy, Rusted Root and many other great acts so you will definitely not be disappointed this year. We anticipate happy, dancing crowds! Riverwalk Center, free – no tickets needed please no dogs or other pets on the Riverwalk Center lawn. For more information On The Free Concert: Call the Box Office @ 970.547.3100.

National Repertory Orchestra: 4th of July Patriotic Concert, 8:30pm 
For almost 20 years, the Town of Breckenridge and National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) have collaborated to present a Patriotic Concert each July 4th at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge, CO. In order to prevent numerous empty seats seen each year due to unused free tickets and in order to offer tickets online at a greater convenience to all of our guests, this year the Riverwalk Center Box Office will sell indoor reserved seat tickets at a cost of $5, $10 and $15. There will be a limit of 5 tickets per order.

Tickets will be made available for sale online and in person at the Riverwalk Center Box Office located at 150 West Adams Avenue on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Noon. Phone orders will ONLY be accepted at 970-547-3100 after the Riverwalk Center Box Office has served guests waiting in line. The NRO Patriotic concert will be at 8:30pm on July 4th in the Riverwalk Center with doors opening at 8pm. Lawn seating will remain free and will not require a ticket- first come, first seated.

Fireworks, 9:30pm (weather permitting) UPDATE: as of June 12 Breckenridge Fireworks have been canceled due to the state-wide fire ban. Currently Lake Dillon fireworks over the lake will move forward as planned. 
Traditional fireworks in the Gondola North Lot. They will be visible from most spots around town.

4th of July Boat Parade, 3-3:30pm

4th of July Celebration at Town Park & Marina Park, 10am - 10pm
Join us for a full day of fun to celebrate our independence. The day kicks off with the National Repertory Orchestra playing the Dillon Ampitheatre at 10am. From there, head over to Town Park with the kids for an afternoon of bike decorating, and parade of course, along with a pie eating contest, a watermelon eating contest and more. If that isn't your bag, try your hand in our Bocce tournament, head down to the lake for the boat parade, or spend some time with Sgt. Wendy and our police horse Zinnia. But save your energy, because at 5pm we are back at the ampitheatre with the Doo Wop Denny Rockin' Oldies Show and at 7pm, welcome Eyes Wide Open to the stage, it'll be a night of dancing you won't forget and of course it culminates with fireworks over the Frisco Marina at around 9:30pm. For more information call Dillon Town Hall, 970.468.2403.

Record-Setting Air Show, World Record Attempt - 9:30am
Rower Airshows and Wild Horse Aviation will attempt to break World Records – highest airshows ever over land and water! The event takes place high over the top of the peaks at Breckenridge Ski Area and the Dillon Reservoir – at elevations exceeding 10,000 feet. Prepare to be amazed as the pilots dazzle with aerobatic combinations, loops and amazing speed exhibitions – all at incredible heights. This is a once in a lifetime experience … a chance to be a part of record-setting history.

Fireworks Over Frisco Marina, 9:30pm (weather permitting)

Keystone’s 4th of July Celebration, All Day
Featuring a day full of events ranging from a Kids Free Fishing Derby, to our Bike Parade and Block Party and a night of fireworks, Keystone is the place to be this summer. Finish the night with a fireworks display over Keystone Lake at 9pm, weather permitting. Free parking is available at the Keystone Lodge Parking Lot just off Hwy 6 across from the Keystone Lodge.  Take the underground tunnel to the Village. Call 800-354-4386 for more information.

Fireworks Over Keystone Lake, 9pm (weather permitting)

Main Street Parade & Bike Parade
Check the Town of Frisco Website for timing and details to be announced soon.

Fireworks Over Frisco Marina, 9:30pm (weather permitting)

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