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Fourth of July celebrations abound in Summit

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Coppers 3 Ring Weekend, taking place July 4-6, will feature live music including a performance by Rusted Root and a sustainable eco-village with recycled art installations and hands-on activities designed to educate and entertain. 3 Ring Weekend scheduleFriday, July 4Copper Mountain suggest participants bus, bike, walk or jog to the event. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free Friday activities with every $30 shopping or dining purchase at Copper, including a free pass for the climbing wall, bumper boats, quad power jump, go-karts and mini-golf. 6-8 p.m. Solar Stage Street Party at West Lake with live music by Angie Stevens 8:30 p.m. Water Horse: Legend of the Deep, (PG) playing free at Burning Stones Outdoor Theatre Saturday, July 5 10 a.m. Primp My Ride Decorating and Parade at West Lake 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Giant Mural and Recycled Arts and Crafts, Conscious Carnival and Eco Art Installation viewing throughout the Village at Copper 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Support Summit Thrift and Treasure/Family & Intercultural Resource Center by entering their raffle to win a Copper lodging and golf package. 4-6 p.m. Wine flight and appetizer tasting at Alpinista Italian Bistro 5 p.m. Free live music by Rusted Root in Burning Stones Plaza with Pete Francis of DISPATCH opening 8-10 p.m. Recycled Rags Dance Party with DJ Ivy on the Solar Stage at West Lake. Come dressed in your best thrift-store fashions. 9:55 p.m. Fireworks over West Lake Sunday, July 6 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Giant Mural and Recycled Arts and Crafts, Conscious Carnival and Eco Art Installation viewing throughout the Village at Copper 1-3 p.m. Free live music by Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players in Burning Stones PlazaFor more info about 3 Ring Weekend, visit

July 4On Friday, the fun at Keystone starts at Lakeside Village with its Annual Fishing Derby in Keystone Lake. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the derby starts at 9 a.m. Participants should provide their own fishing gear. No bait lures only.Head over to the River Run Village for the Annual River Run 4th of July Block Party and Bike Parade beginning at 10:30 a.m. Bring your bike, tricycle, or wagon and join us for our popular annual bike parade. The bike parade begins at 11 a.m. and will circle around the River Run Village. Then stick around until 1 p.m. for some major celebrating, complete with music, food, bounce houses, and more.Keystones Lakeside Village then hosts live music with Jim Salestrom from 6-9:30 p.m. followed by a fireworks display over Keystone Lake. An incredible songwriter, a gifted guitarist and a seasoned performer whose music crosses generational boundaries, Jim Salestrom entertains guests with this free concert.Saturday, July 5River Run transforms into a fun and exciting Frontier Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join us for train rides, artisans, bounce houses, a mountain miner petting area, caricatures, performers, face painters, balloon artists and more!Comedy Night: The Pavilion at Keystone hosts Comedy Night featuring country comedian Steve McGrew whose take on the lighter side of relationships have helped make him a hard-working mainstay on the national standup circuit, as well as one of the most popular comics working Las Vegas. Born in Tulsa, OK, but raised near the Houston area, McGrew began his career at the beginning of the 80s, working as an editorial cartoonist for the Houston Chronicle during the day and performing standup at night; early on, he shared stages with comedians like Bill Hicks and Sam Kinison at Houston’s Comedy Workshop club. After about five years, McGrew decided to concentrate on comedy full-time and quickly became a popular attraction around the South. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person. Call (970) 496-4FUN for tickets and event information. July 6The National Repertory Orchestra presents a summer concert featuring patriotic music at the Pavilion at Keystone in the River Run Village. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $21 per person. Call (970) 496-4FUN for ticket information.Keystone scheduleThursday: Little Shop of Horrors at the Pavilion at Keystone, doors open at 6:30 p.m. $22. (970) 496-4FUN. Opening Night Celebration 7:30 p.m. start time.Friday: Fishing Derby at the Lakeside Village from 8-10 a.m. Free. 4th Of July Block Party and Bike Parade at River Run Village. Parade begins at 11 a.m. Block party is 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jim Salestrom in concert and fireworks display at the Lakeside Villagefrom 6-10 p.m. for free.Saturday: River Run Frontier Fair at the River Run Village from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Comedy Night featuring Steve Mudflap McGrew at Pavilion at Keystone, doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concert starts at 7 p.m. $15. (970) 496-4FUN. Sunday: National Repertory Concert, A Patriotic Celebration at the Pavilion at Keystone, doors at 6:30 p.m. Concert starts at 7 p.m. $21. (970) 496-4613.

SILVERTHORNE Danielia Cotton will be performing at the Silverthorne Pavilion for one-night-only in support of her new album, Rare Child on Saturday at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.Cotton brings a range of gritty down home blues to soaring rock stature in her soul music. She is currently making moves on a promo tour throughout the country to support a surge of radio airplay. Testify is currently one of the top songs being added to AAA radio stations nationwide, according to FMQB. Rare Child follows her 2005 Small White Town release. Tickets for Danielia Cotton at the Silverthorne Pavilion are $12 in advance or $15 at the door . Concert tickets can be purchased in advance at the Silverthorne Recreation Center, or by calling (970) 262-7370.

The Town of Friscos Fourth of July festivities for 2008 are dubbed the Fantastic 4th of July event. On Friday the 4th, start the day with the Kids Fishing Derby, cheer on the Main Street parade, watch a concert in the park or at the marina, and end with the grand finale, the Fabulous Fireworks over Frisco Bay Marina.Little anglers will have a chance to catch a fish during the Kids Fishing Derby at Meadow Creek Park (behind Wal-Mart) starting at 9 a.m. The event is open to children up to 12 years old. Participants supply their own poles and bait, and Frisco stocks the pond and awards the trophies. Parental supervision must be provided for each participant. Children decorate their bicycles with colorful crepe paper, banners, flowers, and more for the Kids Bike Decorating Contest. Bring your bikes to the Summit Daily parking lot at Madison and Main Street at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by their parents who must register and sign a waiver. After registering at the Summit Daily News, kids can join the parade to show off their decorated bikes. Children five and under must be accompanied by a parent or older child during the parade. Children are required to wear a helmet to participate in the parade.The staging area for the parade will be from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., beginning at Madison Avenue by Town Hall. The parade will begin at 12:30 p.m. Cash prizes and trophies will be given for several categories. Those who wish to join the parade must fill out an application and waiver. Call Town Hall at (970) 668-5276 ext. 3076 or stop by to pick up a parade application. The parade application is also available online at The Waconia High School Marching Band from Waconia, Minn., will be featured in the parade. Friscos Fourth of July Schedule, on Main Street 9-11 a.m. Kids Fishing Derby at Meadow Creek Park (Kids need to bring fishing poles.) 10 a.m. Kids Bike Decorating Contest, begins at the Summit Daily parking lot. Decorate your bike, then ride in the parade as a group. 11 a.m. to noon Summit Concert Band at the Frisco Historic Park 12:30 p.m. Fourth of July Parade on Main Street from Madison to 6th Avenue 1:30-3 p.m. Chris Collins Duo, soft rock artist at Historic Park Gazebo 5-6:30 p.m. Chasen The Dream at the Frisco Bay Marina 6:30-8:30 p.m. Motown Live at the Frisco Bay Marina 9:30 p.m. Friscos Fireworks over Dillon Reservoir. Best views are from the Frisco Bay Marina. Fireworks are choreographed to patriotic music and simulcast on Krystal 93 – 93.9 or streaming on more information, contact the Town of Frisco at (800) 424-1554, (970) 668-5276 ext. 3076 or log onto Bay Marina Fourth of July regulations In order to accommodate the heavy volume of both pedestrian and vehicle traffic at the Frisco Bay Marina over the July 4 holiday, the following regulations and policies are being implemented and strictly enforced: All day-use parking areas will be closed on July 3 at approximately sunset. Vehicles parked overnight will be towed at the owners expense. All parking areas will close to incoming traffic at 2 p.m.; barricades will prohibit entry to the marina at the intersection of Summit Boulevard and Highway 9. Parking is limited first come, first serve. Marina crew members will be parking all cars in spaces as they become available until 2 p.m. Vehicles parked in any of the marina lots will not be allowed to exit the marina between 6 p.m. and the time all pedestrian traffic is dissipated (approximately 10:45 p.m.). There will be no public launching from the boat ramp at Frisco Bay Marina on July 4; the Frisco Bay Marina will, however, open for haul out after the fireworks pedestrian and vehicle traffic has dissipated (approximately 10:45 p.m.). The ramp will close at midnight or when deemed appropriate by marina staff. Rentals of power boats will only be available in four- or eight-hour periods.

Mountain Art Festivals kicks off the 2008 summer season with the longstanding 25th Annual Breckenridge July Art Festival on July 4-6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with free admission at Main Street Station and the Village at Breckenridge at the south end of Breckenridges Main Street. The 25th Annual July Art Festival will feature more than 100 exceptional artists representing more than 20 states, displaying their creations in textiles, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, painting, photography, wood and more. Twenty-five years ago the July Art Festival originally began in the Bell Tower Mall parking area (now replaced by Main Street Station) by former Breckenridge resident, photographer, and gallery owner Dick Cunningham. Dick will return to Breckenridge this year as an artist presenting his photographic work in the 25th Annual festival. What a thrill to come back to Breckenridge and participate in this Festival that has developed into such an important part of the July 4th festivities in Breckenridge, Cunningham said in a press release.Dicks training in art and photography began at an early age; his mother was an accomplished artist and his father was a studio photographer. In 1978 Cunningham moved to Breckenridge with his wife Mary, and opened Cunningham Gallery, featuring his own works. For the next 15 years he ran his gallery, and started and promoted three annual art shows in Breckenridge, while also exhibiting his work in some of the most prestigious art shows throughout the country. In 1993 Cunningham moved to Naples, Fla., with his family where he is now a partner in Naples Custom Photo. With his artistic eye and photographic technical knowledge, his photographs are truly an inspiration to all. From the swamps of Florida to the mountains of Alaska, Cunningham has been photographing the natural beauty and wildlife of the United States for the last 35 years. View his work at more information or to see the other Mountain Art Festivals summer events, visit or call (970) 547-9326.

An Evening at the Amphitheatre, Music Under the Stars is a free concert to benefit the Summit Historical Society and will take place on Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Lake Dillon Amphitheatre. Sponsoring the free concert is Jim Shaw who also performs in the concert. The other musicians are Nancy Cook, Sal Mancini, Dave Nichols and the Sal Mancini School of Music.They will be performing music from the Beatles, John Denver, Sam Cooke and more. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Donations will be accepted.

The Breckenridge Recreation Departments Independence Day 10k trail race fires up the July 4 morning at 8 a.m. starting in Carter Park. At 10 a.m., kids concessions and amusements will be provided in the Blue River Plaza. For those looking to stake out prime parade seats, reservations can be made for a garden party brunch on the Barney Ford House Museum lawn. The Firecracker 50 bike race, designated as the USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Biking National Championships, kicks off the Main Street parade and takes competitors on a tough 50-mile cycling course through Breckenridges pristine singletrack trails. Breckenridges Independence Day Parade takes place along the towns historic Main Street and will feature the Red, White and Blue Fire Departments color guard and battalion and floats of every kind. Post-parade entertainment for the kids includes various games and rides, plus the traditional fire hose competitions. At 2 p.m. a free concert will take place at the newly renovated Riverwalk Center featuring an afternoon of swing with the Royal Crown Revue. End the night with the National Repertory Orchestra as they perform a free ticketed patriotic celebration at the Riverwalk Center followed by a fireworks display (weather permitting) at 9:30 p.m. Fireworks viewers can tune into KSMT at 102.1FM for a music simulcast set to the display.The fun doesnt end on July 4th. Activities in Breckenridge include on Saturday: Kids Amusements and Concessions in the Blue River Plaza and on the Riverwalk Center Lawn from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Iowa Hill Guided Tour at 10 a.m. at the Iowa Hill trailhead on Airport Road; and National Repertory Orchestra presents Music of Hollywood at 7:30 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center.On Sunday in Breckenridge: Kids Amusements and Concessions in the Blue River Plaza and on the Riverwalk Center Lawn from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 5th Annual Arts District Celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the corner of Washington Avenue and Ridge Street; and Jim Salestrom: Music from the Mountains at 7 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center. Visit for the most up to date information on Breckenridges Independence Day Celebration weekend and summer events and activities. For concert tickets call the Riverwalk Center Box Office at (877) 593-5260.

On Friday, the parade will start at 3 p.m. There will be childrens games and lawn activities on the Fairplay Courthouse Lawn also starting at 3 p.m. A barbecue cook-off will begin at 2:30 p.m.Folks can also register for the Soap Box Derby. There will be music all day. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. For more information, contact (719) 836-2622.

BRECKENRIDGE A newly commissioned work by Edith Weiss, author of Hyronomous A. Frog: The Frog Prince, receives its world premiere by the award-winning Backstage Childrens Theatre. The family show Two Dumb Dogs opens July 4 and plays throughout the summer until Aug. 30. Two Dumb Dogs tells the story of Ferdo and Foof, two not-very-bright canines well, at least not to your average fifth-grader. Constantly getting into trouble with their owner Roger, the two dogs decide to run away from home rather than be fenced up in the yard all day long. Bound and determined to make it on their own (and prove their intelligence), the dogs soon find themselves in an enchanted forest where they encounter a cursed prince who has been turned to stone by the evil Queen Malevella. The dogs must rally all their brain power to release the prince from his stone prison and thwart the evil plan of the queen. The show features Skip Wee as Floof; Christopher Willard as Ferdo; Laura Faith Rohrbacher as Queen Malevella; Dustin Murphy as Roger/Rock Prince; Susan Harrison as Mimi; Melanie Ball as The Dog Shouter; and Genevieve Price, making her debut at the Backstage Theatre, as Odd. The director is Michael Grittner. Costumes are by Mary Lorch. Sound and lights are by Willard.Two Dumb Dogs opens Friday and plays most Saturdays at 11 a.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m., alternating weeks, until Aug. 30. Performances for opening weekend are July 4 at 6:30 p.m., July 5 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., and July 6 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. All shows are at the Breckenridge Theatre, 121 S. Ridge St. in Breckenridge.Tickets are $8 general admission. Running time is approximately one hour. Reservations may be made by calling the Backstage Theatre box office at (970) 453-0199. Group rates are available. Reservations are strongly recommended. Walk-ins welcome.For more information, contact the box office or locate us online at

A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon Audrey II grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination. Directed by Benjamin Whitmore. Continues on Thursdays through Aug. 14.

Free events on Friday Noon to 1 p.m. Dillon Yacht Club Boat Parade, Dillon Reservoir At the Lake Dillon Amphitheatre 10 a.m. to noon National Repertory Orchestras Patriotic Celebration 1:30-3 p.m. Hot lunch 3:30-5 p.m. John Adams and Friends 5:30-7 p.m. Days of 8ight 7:30-9:30 p.m. Freddi Henchi Band Old-Fashioned Party in the Parks Noon to 1:30 p.m. Music in the Park with Sal Mancini, Marina Park Noon to 4 p.m. Petting Zoo, Marina Park Noon to 7 p.m. Inflatable Slide and Bounce House, Marina Park Noon to 7 p.m. Giant Bubble Tower, Marina Park 1-1:30 p.m. Childrens Bike Parade Decorating, Dillon Town Park 1-2:30 p.m. DJ Dave, Dillon Town Park 1:30-2 p.m. Childrens Bike Parade Procession, Dillon Town Park 2-2:30 p.m. Childrens Bike Parade Awards, Dillon Town Park 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sock Hop with DooWop Denny, Dillon Town Park 2:30-5:30 p.m. Childrens Patriotic Sock Puppets Craft Table, Dillon Town Park 3:30 p.m. Watermelon Eating Contest, Dillon Town Park 3:30 p.m. Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest, Dillon Town Park 3:30-6 p.m. DJ Dave, Dillon Town Park 4 p.m. Old Fashioned Sack Races, Dillon Town Park 5:30 p.m. Pie Eating Contest, Dillon Town ParkThere will be specialty vendors, a roaming face painter, balloon artist, stiltwalker and juggler throughout the day.

E-mail arts and entertainment editor Leslie Brefeld at with Summit County Fourth of July events that are not listed here.

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