Fourth of July in Summit
Independence Day 10K Trail Run
7 a.m.; 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: http://www.breckenridgerecreation.com or call (970) 453-1734.
9 a.m.; Barney Ford House Museum
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. Advance ticket prices: Adults $50 ($75 day of), children 12-6 $30 and children 5 & under $10. Call (970) 453- 9767 ext. 2 for more information.
Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race
9:30 a.m.; 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. Register early as this race fills up very quickly. For more information go to: mavsports.com.
Main Street Parade
10 a.m.; Main Street
The official parade starts with the Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race at 9:30 a.m., taking its 800-plus riders a half-hour to get down in waves along Main Street. The Red, White & Blue Fire District Color Guard will be on hand, and in keeping with tradition, the Declaration of Independence will be read by George Washington (Breckenridge resident C.J. Mueller).
12:30-2:30 p.m.; Main Street
Far View Horse Rescue will host pony rides, which are free. A donation jar for drivers will be on display.
Kids’ Water Fight
1-3 p.m.; Main Street
Kids can join the Red, White & Blue Fire District in an old-time water fight on Main Street. Free for kids to participate.
Street Arts Festival Arts District
A celebration of street, pavement and graffiti art that will feature a weekend of 3-D murals, chalk drawings, live music and hands-on workshops at the Breckenridge Arts District campus. Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts.
33rd Annual July Art Festival
Main Street Station
The 33rd Annual Breckenridge July Art Festival, located in Main Street Station at the corner of Main Street and South Park Avenue, is consistently ranked one of the top art shows in the county. For further information please visit: mountainartfestivals.com. Admission is free.
Dirty Dozen Brass
2 p.m.; Riverwalk Center
Come see the band described as the “world famous music machine, whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances.” They have revitalized the brass band in New Orleans and around the world, progressing from local parties, clubs, baseball games and festivals in their early years to touring consistently across the nation and in more than 30 other countries on five continents. Admission is free.
National Repertory Orchestra
8 p.m.; Riverwalk Center
For nearly 20 years, the town of Breckenridge and National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) have collaborated to present a Patriotic Concert each July Fourth at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. As a way of preventing numerous empty seats due to unused free tickets and to offer tickets online at a greater convenience to all of guests, the Riverwalk Center Box Office will sell indoor reserved seat tickets.
Fireworks (weather permitting)
A full professional fireworks display will be set off from the North Gondola parking lot and will be visible throughout town.
National Repertory Orchestra
10 a.m.; Dillon Amphitheatre
For more than 50 years, the National Repertory Orchestra has played an important role in preparing young musicians for careers in the orchestra world, while delivering outstanding musical performances for residents and visitors in Summit County. Today, the NRO has achieved unparalleled success and is at the forefront of the nation’s summer music festivals.
United States Air Force Academy Concert Band
7 p.m.; Dillon Amphitheatre
The United States Air Force Academy Concert Band proudly represents the Air Force Academy, the leading institution for education, training, and inspiring men and women to become officers of character. The Concert Band is composed of 40 active-duty Air Force professionals and is one of nine Academy Band ensembles.
Team Summit Pancake Breakfast
7-11 a.m.; Old Community Center at 110 3rd Ave.
Kids Fishing Derby
9-11 a.m.; Frisco’s Meadow Creek Park (behind Walmart)
Kids Fishing Derby is staffed by and benefiting the Gore Range Chapter of Trout Unlimited. This free event is open to children 15 years old and younger. Participants must bring their own rods, bait/flies and an enthusiasm for catching the biggest fish. Registration is available on-site only on the morning of the event.
Summit Concert Band
10-11 a.m.; Frisco Historic Park Gazebo
Fabulous Fourth of July Parade
12:30 p.m.; Main Street from Madison Ave. to 6th Ave.
Lauren Weibert, who can often be found slinging coffee at Rocky Mountain Coffee Roasters in Frisco, will lead off the parade as the official Grand Marshal of the 2015 Frisco Fourth of July Parade. Weibert won gold (slopestyle) and silver (boardercross) medals in snowboarding at the 2015 Winter Deaflympics in Khanty-Mansiysk, Siberia.
Frisco also invites kids to take a special spot in the parade and join in on the 16th annual bike parade. This is an opportunity for children 12 and under to display their creativity and patriotism. Kids are asked to bring their decorated bikes to the parking lot on the west side of Town Hall at Main Street and Madison Avenue at 11:45 a.m. on Monday, July 4. Kids 12 in the bike decorating contest must be accompanied by their parents who must register and sign a waiver for each participating child. After registering, kids will show off their bikes to a small panel of judges and then join the parade. Children 5 and under must be accompanied by a parent or an older child during the entire parade. Every child must wear a helmet to participate. If parents are not accompanying their children during the parade, then they must be prepared to meet them at the end of the parade route at Main Street and 6th Avenue.
Free Page 6ix concert
1:30-3:30 p.m.; Main Street
Free concert in front of the Historic Park. Page 6ix is one of the premier funk, soul and R&B bands in the Western United States. Featuring six musicians who have toured the world to play marquee festival slots in support of renowned artists from every genre, Page 6ix will cover everything from Beyoncé to John Legend, from Pharrell to Chris Botti, with stunning vocals and stellar chops.
Interactive drum circle
3:30-5 p.m.; Main Street from 3rd Ave. to 4th Ave.
Some free drumming fun while Main Street is closed for the celebrations.
Eric Lindell Band
7:15-9:15 p.m.; Frisco Bay Marina
Eric Lindell is an American singer-songwriter, who began his recording career in 1996 as a local/regional New Orleans-based artist. Starting in 2006, when he was picked up by Alligator Records, he has toured nationally and internationally. Lindell’s musical style borrows from 1970s blues-rock, soul and R&B.
9:30 p.m.; Over Dillon Reservoir
Fireworks over Dillon Reservoir with the best viewing from the area around the Frisco Bay Marina with a simulcast of patriotic music on Krystal 93 — 93.9 FM or at krystal93.com.
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