Fun for the Fourth |

Fun for the Fourth

Vail Resorts/Dan Davis
Dan Davis / Vail Resorts |


7 a.m. — Independence Day 10K Trail Run, start at Carter 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. Register at, or call (970) 453-1734.

9 a.m. — Fourth of July Garden Party, Barney Ford Museum, 111 Washington Ave.

Sip mimosas on the lawn and kick back with a breakfast spread while watching Independence Day parade from the best view on Main Street. Advance tickets required; visit for more information.

9:30 a.m. — Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race, Main Street

This mountain bike race launches the Fourth 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. Visit for more information. More than 800 riders will come down Main Street in waves.

10 a.m. — Main Street Parade

The official parade, featuring floats, a marching band, a kids’ bike brigade and more, will start with the Red, White and Blue Color Guard. There will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence by George Washington (C.J. Muller) following the parade in the Blue River Plaza.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Chalk Art Contest and 10th annual Arts District Grand Celebration, at the corner of S. Ridge Street and E. Washington Avenue

The Breckenridge Arts District opens its doors on Independence Day for kids’ make-and-take art projects, a sidewalk chalk art competition with cash prizes and more.

11:30 a.m. — Beth Groundwater book signing, French Kiss, 226 S. Main St.

Beth Groundwater will be signing copies of her latest book, “Fatal Descent,” immediately following the parade.

12:30-2:30 p.m. — Kids’ Water Fight, Main Street

Kids can join the Red, White & Blue Fire Department in an old-time water fight on Main Street. Free for kids to participate.

12:30-3 p.m. —Viper “Show and Shine,” Main Street

Dodge Vipers will be parked on Main Street, allowing spectators to view the cars.

2 p.m. — Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe free concert, Riverwalk Center

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe features Denson on vocals, sax and flute; DJ Williams on guitar; Chris Littlefield on trumpet; John Staten on drums; Chris Stillwell on bass; and David Veith on keyboards. Denson’s latest release, “Brother’s Keeper,” continues his artistic evolution, fusing sounds from rock to funk to Afro-beat.

8:30 p.m. — National Repertory Orchestra “Patriotic Salute,” Riverwalk Center

NRO plays classic American favorites. See story on page A20.

9:45 p.m. — Fireworks

Weather permitting, a full professional fireworks display will be set off from between Peaks 8 and 9 and will be visible from all over town.


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10 a.m. — National Repertory Orchestra “Patriotic Salute,” presented by Lake Dillon Theatre Company, Dillon Amphitheatre

Start your day off with the patriotic music of the National Repertory Orchestra while soaking in the scenery of the lakeside Dillon Amphitheater. The free concert will draw thousands of visitors to the town waterfront.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Bocce Ball Tournament, Dillon Bocce Courts

Noon to 4 p.m. — Old Town Celebration & Bike Parade, Dillon Town Park

A bike parade, a water balloon toss, sack race, egg relay and more will keep kids of all ages smiling from ear to ear. This is a wonderful event for the whole family and caters to our community and visitors alike. Bikes are not provided for the parade, but the town will take care of the rest, from decorations to prizes for all.

3 p.m. — The Stormcellars, Dillon Amphitheatre

The Stormcellars, a Denver-based indie folk band, bring soaring harmonies, cello and box drum to their eclectic mix of modern folk, early American and a hint of newgrass. Their live shows, at once raucous and intimate, have allowed them to open for national acts and help bring their brand of Front Range folk to the masses.

4:30 p.m. — Salem, Dillon Amphitheatre

Salem music is an amalgamation of urban, hip-hop, jazz and Afro-Cuban idioms. Infused with diverse lyrical content, Salem music has a unifying socially consciousness theme. Salem not only represents the musical voice and perspectives of composer, drummer and vocalist Todd Anders Johnson, but also integrates active pursuits in the processes of social change.

7 p.m. — Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dillon Amphitheatre

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world-famous music machine, whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances. The band has revitalized brass in New Orleans and around the world, progressing from local parties, clubs, baseball games and festivals in their early years to touring nearly constantly in the U.S. and in more than 30 other countries on five continents.



8 a.m. — Pancake Breakfast to benefit Team Summit, Third Avenue and Granite

Start with a pancake breakfast to benefit Team Summit and get your day started right. Fill your belly and your heart with good food for a good cause.

9-11 a.m. — Kids’ Fishing Derby (kids must bring poles), Meadow Creek Park

The event is open to children 12 and younger. Participants supply their own poles and bait, and Frisco stocks the pond and provides everyone with a ribbon. Parental supervision must be provided for each participant.

10–11 a.m. — Summit Concert Band, Frisco Historic Park

11 a.m. to noon — Timberline Toppers, Frisco Main Street

12:30 p.m. — Fourth of July Parade, Main Street from Madison to Sixth Avenue

1:30-2:30 p.m. — Jakarta, on the street in front of the Historic Park

Denver’s hottest old-school school funk and R&B band plays on the Gazebo Stage at First and Main streets.

2–5 p.m. — Main Street Outdoor Market

The town of Frisco will keep Main Street closed to traffic, and local merchants will bring their stores to the street for the first ever Main Street Market, featuring food, refreshments and entertainment.

7:15-9 p.m. — Cody Canada and the Departed, Frisco Bay Marina

This Texas-based band has been together for 2 1/2 years and released two albums. The first was a covers album in 2011. The second album, “Adventus,” consists of 14 new and original tracks, many of which concertgoers will hear at the free Frisco performance

9:30 p.m. — Frisco’s Fireworks Display

A simultaneous patriotic music cast will stream on Krystal 93 (FM 93.9) or on

10 p.m. — Harmonious Junk, Upstairs at Jonny G’s

Free, live music following the fireworks. Come get down to some serious funk. No cover.


Events are for all ages. Free parking will be available in the River Run Parking Lot (River Run Village) and the Keystone Conference Center Parking Lot (Lakeside Village) just off of Highway 6, across from the Keystone Lodge. Walk through the underground tunnel to the Village. For additional information, call the Mountain Concierge at (970) 496-4386.

8–9:30 a.m. — Fishing Derby, Lakeside Village

Children 13 and younger are invited to try their hand at fishing in Keystone’s gorgeous five-acre lake, while the rest of the family can enjoy an entertaining morning of cheering on the participants in this free activity, with raffle prizes for everyone.

11 a.m. — Children’s Bike Parade, River Run Village

Kids of all ages will be provided with a complimentary bike-decorating kit at 10:30 a.m. before taking off for a lap around the village at 11. Parents and guests can line the parade route cheering and enjoying the festive holiday merriment.

6:15 p.m. — Bike-In Movie, Lakeside Village

The summer classic “The Sandlot” is a perfect way to end a great day in the Colorado sunshine. The movie is free, and refreshments will be available on site. Guests are also invited to participate in the pre-movie bike ride around the lake; bikes are available for rent at the Keystone Adventure Center.

3-8 p.m. — Edgewater Grill barbecue, Lakeside Village

The Fourth of July wouldn’t be complete without a barbecue, and the Edgewater Grill will do all the work, letting Keystone guests relax and enjoy the mouthwatering goods while taking in the views of Lakeside Village.

9 p.m. — Fireworks, Lakeside Village

Fireworks display over Keystone Lake, weather dependent.

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