Summit County 4th of July Weekend Celebrations

Posted by Bret and Meredith Amon on Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 9:58am.

Fourth of July celebrations in the Rockies are just around the corner, so here is a quick guide to the most important activities in the area. 

No place celebrates Independence Day better than the beautiful towns across Summit County. Locals and visitors come together to honor the nation’s birthday in true American style. Festivities typically include excellent food, red-white-and-blue parades, running races, concerts, and the sound of fireworks echoing off the mountains. 

4th of July in Summit County

Come for the weekend and explore all the on-mountain fun, plus golf, disc golf, hiking, biking trails, and western adventure that awaits July 4th revelers. Here are some the highlights, plus some tips for making the most of it:

BRECKENRIDGE:

Breckenridge is ready to show its patriotic colors with a free holiday extravaganza to entertain the whole family. The celebrations kick off with a 10k trail run, followed by the Firecracker 50 mountain bike race and the exuberant Main Street parade. Fun for the whole family at the Creative Arts’ Street Festival, live music including a performance by the National Repertory Orchestra, and a flamboyant display of fireworks will make this day unforgettable. More activities include Viper Show and Shine, Drum Circle, Kids’ Water Activities, Free Pony Ride, Free Concert by Funkiphino, and the 34th Annual Art Festival.

Where to stay:  Elk River Townhomes, Villas at Swans Nest, Sunset Condos, The Corral At Breckenridge, Shock Hill, Village at BreckenridgeHighlands at Breckenridge 

FRISCO:

There is something magical about the Fourth of July in Frisco as people come together to celebrate patriotism and the independent spirit of this stunning mountain town overlooking the beautiful bay marina. Start the day right off of Frisco’s charming Main Street with the Team Summit Pancake Breakfast, then attend the Kids Fishing Derby at Frisco’s Meadow Creek Park followed by a free concert with the Summit Concert Band. After that is time for the Fabulous Fourth of July Parade off of Main Street, this year exclusively featuring the United States Air Force Lockheed C-130 Hercules and a 10 piece adult marching band, Gora Gora Orkestra. The highlight of the day, the spectacular fireworks display, will take place over the Dillon Reservoir, which features the best views of the area surrounding the Frisco Bay Marina.   

Water Dance to stay: Reserve at Frisco,  Water Dance, , Mountain Side  Drake Landing Condos, Boulevard Bend Condos, Marina Park Condos 

 

COPPER MOUNTAIN:

Copper Mountain offers a great alternative to celebrate the long holiday weekend with family and friends somewhere a bit off the beaten path. Experience all the activities the resort has to offer, its convenient location and close proximity to I-70, the scenic views as well as the free live music from Foghat and Savoy Brown, in town especially for the long celebratory weekend. Conclude the festivities with a beautiful show of fireworks over West Lake.

Where to stay:  Lewis RanchWoods at Copper Creek Townhomes, Mill Club Condos, Union Creek Townhomes

For more information, market updates, and local news contact Bret or Meredith Amon at 970-376-3813.

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