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Breckenridge 4th of July Parade & Events 2024

Celebrations in the Rockies, this might be your best Independence Day experience

Dates: July 4–July 6

Breckenridge 4th of July Parade & Events
Breckenridge 4th of July Parade & Events
Breckenridge 4th of July Parade & Events
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Independence Day Celebration in Breckenridge offers a plethora of live music, food, and family activities to keep everyone in a festive mood. Here, you will find everything you want to experience: mountain bike races, a trail run, kids' activities, an art festival, the National Repertory Orchestra's free concerts at the Riverwalk Center, and the famous 4th of July parade down Main Street. Sidewalk sales and killer deals at the local merchants are the icing on the cake.

Independence Day 10K Trail Run (July, 2024)

This splendid 10K trail running event includes the best views in the Breckenridge region. The race starts from the Washington/High Street Intersection and finishes at Carter Park. Due to its limited capacity of 500 participants, it usually sells out in June. Adults fee (ages 18+) is $50 and $60 after July 1; Youth (ages 17 and under)—$25 and $35 after July 1. The 10K Trail Run begins at 7 a.m. and ends just in time for the parade and other celebrations.

Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race (July 4, 2024)

The 4th of July Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race takes place on Main Street in front of thousands of spectators. This unique tradition was sparked on July 4, 2000. As locals enjoyed the festivities of the day, including parades and outdoor adventures, others found themselves pondering the lack of organized athletic events in their community on this patriotic day. Thus, the Firecracker 50 was born.

It is scheduled to start at 9:30 am. During the event, participants undertake a 50-mi (80-km) ride on stunning trails through the Breckenridge area. The race usually fills up very fast, so hurry up if you plan to take part in this adventure.

Main Street Parade (July 4, 2024)

The official parade kicks off at 10 am down the historic Main Street. It usually starts with the Wisconsin marching band and the Red, White, and Blue Color Guard. A reading of the Declaration of Independence in the Blue River Plaza follows the parade.

Breckenridge July Arts Festival (July 4-6, 2024)

The Breckenridge July Art Festival is a fascinating annual occasion at the Main Street Station, known to be one of the top art events in the USA. This show features over 100 artists from around the United States, presenting their glass, ceramics, jewelry, painting, fiber, wood, sculpture, and so much more. The 41st artistic three-day event runs from 10 am to 5 pm. It is one of those free events that shouldn't be missed.

National Repertory Orchestra Concert (July 4, 2024)

Because of dry conditions, Breckenridge hasn't seen public or private fireworks displays since January 2019, when the town council passed the Indefinite Ban. Yet the city offers another cozy option to finish the celebration—listen to the National Repertory Orchestra Concert, conducted by NRO Music Director Laureate Carl Topilow. The performance starts at 6 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center.

Generally, in the month of July, Breckenridge sees longer days, rising temperatures, flowers blooming, and summer coming alive just in time for its most prominent celebration.

Frisco 4th of July Celebration (July, 2024)

Frisco is the perfect choice for an authentic and relaxed Independence Day experience in a charming small mountain community. Located 10 miles (16 km) from Breckenridge, Frisco provides the perfect setting to create cherished Fourth of July moments. The packed celebration program begins with The Free Frisco, Colorado Kids' Fishing Derby at 8 a.m. After this event, guests can have a yummy meal at the traditional Team Summit Pancake Breakfast right off of Main Street in front of the Old Community Center Building.

The 4th of July parade, which features decorated floats, vintage vehicles, non-motorized entries, and electric vehicles, commonly takes place at 1 pm on Frisco Main Street from Madison Avenue to Sixth Avenue. Although there is no fireworks show in Frisco, Colorado, guests can still enjoy a free concert at the big stage at 1st Avenue and Main Street.

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