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Fourth of July in the High Country

The percussion from the blasts reverberates throughout the mountain valley, bouncing and amplifying off the steep slopes of the surrounding mountain ranges. You can feel the vibration rattle through your chest as the sky is lit up by the flying pyrotechnics with dazzling dashes of red, white, blue, purple, and green. The mountain sides glow, highlighting the snow-capped peaks, and the lake below the brightly colored display reflects the colors like a mirror. Your family stares in awe as the show goes on and slowly builds to a crescendo with streaks of bright white slowly glimmering to the ground. A stark silence settles into the valley as you stare at the dark sky with the distinctive smell of gunpowder wafting around you as you wonder if the show has ended. A bright flash from across the lake grabs your attention as it shoots skyward followed by numerous streaks. This is it, the finale.

Fourth of July in the High Country is one of the best times of the year. The warm days and cool nights of the Colorado mountains make for the ideal mixture of summer activities and are perfect firework weather. Summit County is unique in that nearly every outdoor activity popular during Colorado’s summers is right here. Whether you’re looking to fly fish gold medal waters, hike through wildflowers, mountain bike some tasty single track, or water ski on glass-like water everything is right out your front door.

Independence Day in Summit County brings with it a whole host of fun activities for the entire family! Whether you’re looking for parades, activities for the kids, or a great fireworks show, it’s all here in Summit County waiting for you. Check out the list of activities below and find one that works for you!

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Breckenridge Events

Independence Day 10K Trail Run

Carter Park - 7 a.m.

The Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race

Main Street - 9:30 a.m.



Fourth of July Garden Party

Barney Ford House Museum - 9 a.m.

Main Street Parade

Main Street - 9:30 a.m.



Viper Show and Shine

Main Street - 12-3 p.m.

Drum Circle

Main Street - 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.



Kids' Water Activities

Main Street - 1-3 p.m.

Free Pony Rides

Blue River Plaza - 1-3 p.m.



Street Arts Festival

July 2-4, Breckenridge Arts District

Free Concert by Funkiphino

River Walk Center - 2-4 p.m.



National Repertory Orchestra

River Walk Center - 8 p.m.


Gondola Lots - 9:45 p.m.



Frisco Events

Team Summit Pancake Breakfast

Old Community Center - 7-11 a.m.

Kids Fishing Derby

Meadow Creek Park - 9-11 a.m.



Free Concert with Summit Concert Band

Frisco Historic Park Gazebo - 10-11 a.m.

Fabulous Fourth of July Parade

Main Street - 12:30 p.m.



Free Concert with Maggie Koerner

Main Street in Front of the Historic Park - 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Ineractive Drum Circle

Main Street - 3:30-5:30 p.m.



Free Conert with Count Tutu

Frisco Bay Marina - 7:15-9:15 p.m.

Fireworks over Dillon Reservoir

Frisco Bay Marina - 9:30 p.m.