We may be biased but we think Summit County is the best place to spend the fourth of July. There is currently a fire ban in Summit County meaning there will be no fireworks this year. The towns of Summit County got creative and are hosting a plethora of free events that will be sure to make this fourth one to remember. Below is our list of the best activities to attend while visiting for the weekend.
Drive-in Movies | Colorado Mountain College, Breckenridge July 2nd & 3rd
The Colorado Mountain College is located just outside of the main drag of Breckenridge. In the college’s parking lot on July 2nd and 3rd, BreckCreate is hosting a drive-in movie. On the 2nd, they will be showing “Independence Day”. On the 3rd, they will be showing “A League of Their Own”. It is free to attend the movies, but registration is required. You can register for “Independence Day” here and “A League of Their Own”, here.
Independence Day Parade | Breckenridge, Colorado at 10:00 am July 4th
Breckenridge has many events going on for Independence Day weekend but the most exciting is the Independence Day Parade that will be taking place at 10 am on the 4th. To make up for all of the holidays we missed this year, the parade will feature themed floats for the Ullr Fest, Mardi Gras, and more! The parade runs on Main Street from Watson to Park Avenue. It is free to the public and does not require any registration.
Chalk artists on Main st | Frisco, Colorado July 2nd & 3rd
A great way to get some exercise and see the talent of local artists is to visit the chalk artists on Main St in Frisco on July 2nd and 3rd. This event is completely free and is a must-see while you are in town. You will be amazed at what the artists can do with a piece of chalk!
Bikes and Barks Parade | Frisco, Colorado 10:00am July 4th
At 10 am on the 4th, the Bikes and Barks parade will be starting in Frisco. Because Frisco opted into having a pedestrian promenade on Main St. this year, there will be no vehicles in the parade. The town has invited people to bring their bikes and dressed-up dogs to celebrate Independence Day this year. The parade will proceed along Main St. from The Frisco Historic Park to Fifth Avenue. If you would like to participate in the parade, you can register yourself and your dog here.
Colorado Symphony at Dillon Amphitheater | 4:00 pm
Looking for a relaxing way to end your 4th of July? Head over to the Dillon Amphitheater to see the amazing Colorado Symphony. Since fireworks are permitted this year, your concert will be uninterrupted! Doors open at 3 pm and the show will begin at 4 pm. Tickets to the show are free but you must reserve your space beforehand. To reserve a spot, click here.
The events don’t stop there! Check out each town’s website to learn more about other events going on during Independence Day weekend.