Summit County’s 4th of July Celebrations are not to be missed. Nothing is more fun than gathering with other Americans as we celebrate our nation’s birthday.
Wondering what to do if you spend your weekend in the high country? Here’s what’s happening in Summit County:
Friday, July 3rd:
- 9:00 – 2:00 – Farmer’s Market
- 7 – 9 pm – Friday Night Concert Series at the Amphitheater
- With Cash’d Out (the next best thing to Johnny Cash)
Saturday, July 4th
- 10:00 am – NRO Concert at the Amphitheater (My FAVORITE!!)
- 7-9 pm Sunset at the Summit at the amphitheater
- With Forever in Blue Jeans – an authentic Neil Diamond experience
Sunday, July 5th
- 9:00 am – Dillon Community Church Service at the Amphitheater
Frisco’s Fabulous Fourth of July
8:00am – Team Summit Pancake Breakfast (110 3rd Ave.)
9:00am – Kids Fishing Derby (Meadow Creek)
10:00am – 11:00am – Summit Concert Band (Historic Park Gazebo)
12:30pm – Fabulous Fourth of July Parade (Main Street from Madison Ave. to 6th Ave.)
1:30pm – Guild of Ages (Historic Park Gazebo)
3:30pm – 5:00pm – Interactive Drum Circle with Peak Rhythm (Main Street from 3rd Ave. to 4th Ave.)
7:15pm – 9:15pm – The Long Run– Eagles Tribute band (Marina)
9:30pm – Fireworks over the Marina
4th of July Schedule of Events
8:00am-9:30am Fishing Derby 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.
9:00am – 11:00am Super Slimy Science at Kidtopia Headquarters Join Keystone Science School in discovering the wonders of our Colorado waterways! Our Super Slimy Science Program will allow guests to familiarize themselves with Summit County aquatics
10:30am – Bike Decoration Party Followed by Children’s Bike Parade at 11:00am River Run is celebrating our nation’s birthday with flare. Bring your bike, tricycle, or wagon and join us for our popular annual bike parade. The bike decoration party starts promptly at 10:30am. Then line up for the annual bike parade at 11:00am.
11:00am-1:00pm – Ala Carte BBQ at Edgewater Grill
12:00pm – 3:00pm – Trout Steak Revival performs at Lakeside Village Trout Steak Revival: Winner of the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition. Trout Steak Revival has evolved into one of Colorado’s most tightly knit, hard-driving bluegrass bands. Their brand of heartfelt songwriting blends dynamic musicianship with intricately woven harmonies, all tied together with the unmistakable sound of their years of friendship.
7:00pm – 9:00pm – The Burroughs perform at Lakeside Village THE BURROUGHS As a 9 piece Funk and Soul band from Northern Colorado, The Burroughs present a live performance you won’t soon forget. By combining modern influences, along with roots hailing to the soul revue of old, influences such as Jr. Walker, Sam & Dave, Etta James, Otis Redding, and Ray Charles, The Burroughs are a musical powerhouse like nothing you’ve ever heard or seen.
7:30pm – 9:30pm – 4th of July VIP Lounge Celebrate the 4th of July in style at our VIP Lounge located on the Mountain View Terrace of the Keystone Lodge and Spa. Enjoy live music fromThe Burroughs and prime viewing for fireworks, a gourmet hot dog buffet and 2 drink tickets for adults. Reservations Recommended. $25 for adults (includes 2 drink tickets) $15 for 21 and under
9:00pm – Fireworks Show Free Fourth of July Fireworks show – show begins at 9:00pm and is visible from Lakeside Village
Sunday, July 5th:
9:00 – 2:00 – Farmer’s Market
Fireworks at the West Lake in Center Village at dusk (weather permitting)
Friday, July 3rd – Sunday, July 5th
10:00 – 6:00 – July Art Festival.
Located at Main Street Station – on the corner of Main Street and Park Ave, over 100 artists will be featured at this annual event. The 32nd Annual Breckenridge July Art Festival – this established show will feature over 100 artists from around the country. Artists will present ceramics, mixed media, fiber, jewelry, painting, wood, glass, sculpture and much more! You won’t want to miss this fabulous summer weekend of art and mountain ambiance. The July Art Festival provides a venue for talented artisans to exhibit and sell their work to thousands of art enthusiasts every summer, while offering patrons the unique opportunity to meet the artists, learn the sources of their inspiration, ask questions about techniques, commission a specific piece, and, of course, purchase existing fine works of art.
Ranked the 22nd best Art Fair in the United States by Art Fair Sourcebook! 10 am – 6 pm daily Free Admission
4th of July Celebration
July 04, 2015 – July 04, 2015
Time: 7:00am – 11:00pm
Celebrate Independence Day with lively entertainment, free activities and dynamic family fun. Breck’s Independence Day celebration kicks off with a 10K trail run and continues throughout the day with the Firecracker 50 bike race leading the vibrant Fourth of July Parade on historic Main Street, July Arts Festival, live music, kids’ activities, concerts and so much more. End the night with the National Repertory Orchestra performing a patriotic concert at the Riverwalk Center followed by fireworks at 9:45pm.
Independence Day 10K Trail Run – Race signup is full, but come watch at Cater Park. 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. 7:00 a.m. start at Carter Park. Register at www.BreckenridgeRecreation.com or call 970.453.1734. Registration opens on May 1st, 2013
The Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race – 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 starting at 9:30am. For more information www.mavsports.com – registration opens on April 4, 2014
Fourth of July Garden Party – Annual Breckenridge Heritage 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. 9:00 a.m. Cost Adavance ticket prices – Adults $40 ($75 day of), Children 12-6 $20 and Childrend 5 & under $10. Call 970.453.9767 x 2 for more information.
Main Street Parade – The official parade will start at 10am with the Red, White and Blue Color Guard. Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race will start the paraded at 9:30am & it will take 800+ riders ½ hour to get down Main Streets in waves. Parade registration please visit (http://www.gobreck.com/parade-registration-0). Reading of the Declaration of Independence by George Washington (C.J. Muller) – Following the parade in the Blue River Plaza.
Kids’ Water Fight – Kids’ can join the Red, White & Blue Fire Dept. in an old time water fight on Main Street. Free for kids to participate. A hit every year. 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Arts District Celebration – 11th annual Arts District Celebration with a sidewalk chalk art contest, artist demonstrations, make and take project for kids and art sale to benefit the Arts District. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. FREE at the Fuqua Livery Stable
Viper ‘Show and Shine’ – Vipers will be parked on Main Street allowing spectators to view the cars. 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free 2:00 p.m. concert at the River Walk Center – Band will be announced soon!
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 due to unused free tickets and in order to offer tickets online at a greater convenience to all of our guests, 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.
Fireworks (weather permitting)– 9:45pm A full professional fireworks display will be set off from between peak 8 and 9 and can be visible from all over town.