If red fire trucks, white snowcapped peaks and deep blue skies sound like your kind of red, white and blue, you can do no better than 4th of July in Summit County. In a place settled by the most independent of spirits, Independence Day is a very big deal. Breckenridge, Frisco, Keystone, Dillon and Copper Mountain all have events planned and the Summit Stage offers free countywide transportation.
Summit County maintains an active lifestyle even on the most famous of BBQ holidays, and the 4th of July is no exception. From bike races and foot races to a Main Street kid’s water fight, bike decorating contest and fishing derby you’ll have no problem keeping your Fitbit happy on this holiday. Looking for something a little more relaxing? How about a garden party, or an arts festival, or taking in the world famous National Repertory Orchestra? Once again, Summit County has you covered. And crowds just not your thing? U.S. Forest Service lands make up about 80 percent of the county’s land area, so there is plenty of space for you solitude seekers to reflect and recharge away from the happy masses.
We hope to see you out celebrating!
Independence Day 10K Trail Run | 7:00 am | Carter Park. Scenic 10k trail running race. The early start means you won’t miss any of the Main Street fun. 970.453.1734. Registration is now full. Please come to Carter Park to cheer the racers!
The Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race | 9:30 am | This 50-mile mountain bike race begins as the first wave of the Main Street Parade. Join as the crowds cheer the riders right before they head off pavement and out on the trails. More information at www.mavsports.com
Fourth of July Garden Party | 9:00 am | The Annual Breckenridge Heritage Alliance Garden Party at the Barney Ford House Museum. Watch the Main Street Parade from the best seat in the house. Breakfast, coffee and mimosas complete your VIP experienced. Cost: Advance ticket prices – Adults $50 ($75 day of), Children 12-6 $30 and Children 5 & under $10. Call 970.453.9767 x 2 for more information.
Main Street Parade | 10 am | The Red, White and Blue Color Guard will officially state the parade at 10a.m. They’ll follow right behind the half hour long wave of 800 Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race riders who launch at 9:30am. It’s exciting. Don’t miss this!
Kids’ Water Fight | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Red, White & Blue Fire Dept. leads the kiddos in an old time water fight on Main Street. Free!
Street Arts Festival | Breckenridge Creative Arts. | Presents this collection of street and pavement art and graffiti, 3D murals, hands on workshops at the Breckenridge Arts District campus, live music and more. Taking place July 1st through the 4th.
Concert at the River Walk Center | 2:00 pm
National Repertory Orchestra 4th of July Patriotic Concert | 8:00 pm | A 4th of July tradition for almost 20 years, The NRO and the Town of Breckenridge together present this patriotic concert. Reserved indoor seating available.
Fireworks (weather permitting) | 9:45 pm | This professional display is visible from all over town. The North Gondola Lot is the launch site.
33rd Annual July Art Festival July 2-4, 2016 – Main Street Station at the corner of Main Street and South Park Ave is home to this top nationally ranked art fair. For further information please visit www.mountainartfestivals.com. Admission is free.
Team Summit Pancake Breakfast | 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Kids Fishing Derby | 9:00am – 11:00am
Summit Concert Band at the Frisco Historic Park Gazebo | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
The Kid’s Bike Decorating Contest | meet at 1 Main Street at 11:45 am | Showcase your decorated bike in the Frisco 4th of July parade. A beloved Frisco tradition.
Fabulous Fourth of July Parade | 12:30 pm
Page 6 Band | 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm | at the Frisco Historic Park Gazebo
Interactive Drum Circle with Peak Rhythm | 3:30pm – 5:00 pm
Eric Lindell Band | 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm | at The Frisco Bay Marina
Fireworks over Dillon Reservoir | 9:30 pm | The Frisco Bay Marina provides the best view in the area!
Independence Day Concert with the National Repertory Orchestra | 10am | Lake Dillon Amphitheater.
Join the Lake Dillon Theatre Company for our concert presentation of the National Repertory Orchestra. This celebration of Independence Day is a tradition of the Lake Dillon Theatre Company and NRO.
Copper Mountain Events
Friday, July 1
Family Adventure Skills Clinics | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Family Adventure Quest Athlete Check-in | 1:00 pm -5:00 pm
Kid’s Pajama Jam | 5:00 -7:00 pm | with DJ in Burning Stones Plaza
Saturday, July 2
Family Adventure Quest | 9:00 am -12:00 pm presented by Kids Adventure Games™
Giant Mural | 10:00 am- 4:00 pm | leave your mark at Copper Mountain!
Nature Talk | 10:30am | at the base of American Eagle Lift
Adventure Quest After Party & Awards Ceremony | 2:00 pm | Burning Stones Plaza
Copper Campfire & Live Music | 7:30pm | with Randell McKinnon
Fireworks | 9:30 pm | over West Lake in Center Village
Sunday, July 3
Pedal for Pints | 10:30 am | Community Bike Ride (meet at Gravitee Sports)
Solar Bubble Tower & Family Stilt Party | 11:00 am- 4:00 pm | on the Pavilion Lawn
Mountain Pose Yoga | 12:30pm | at Solitude Station
Parachute Races | 12:00 - 2:00pm
Mountain Size Mural | 12:00pm
Free concert | 1:00pm | featuring Three Dog Night
Fishing Derby | 8:00 am-9:30 am | This event is for children 12 and under. The entire family can cheer and enjoy a morning on the lake. Raffle prizes, BBQ, and live music will follow the event.
Super Slimy Science at Kidtopia Headquarters | 9:00 am - 11:00 am | Join Keystone Science School in discovering the wonders of our Colorado waterways!
Bike Decoration Party | 10:30 am | The bike decoration party starts right at 10:30am and the line up for the annual bike parade at 11:00am. Free decorations for kids!
Children's Bike Parade | 11:00 am
A la Carte BBQ at Edgewater Grill | 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Trout Steak Revival performs at Lakeside Village | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Trout Steak Revival: Winner of the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition.
The Burroughs perform at Lakeside Village | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | TheBurroughs are 9 piece Funk and Soul band from Northern Colorado.
4th of July VIP Lounge | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | The Mountain View Terrace of the Keystone Lodge and Spa hosts this VIP Lounge. The Burroughs provides live music with great viewing for fireworks; a gourmet hot dog buffet and 2 drink tickets for adults.
Fireworks Show | 9:00 pm | visible from Lakeside Village