A Summit County 4th of July
Posted by: admin July 3rd, 2016
240 years ago, the Declaration of Independence was signed, declaring the Thirteen Colonies a new nation, independent from the British Empire. While 240 years may seem like a long time, in the grand scheme of the world it is quite short – making our Country’s brief history quite incredible for what we have accomplished – and where we are now.
On Monday, July 4th, the nation will come together to celebrate the anniversary of our Independence Day. In Summit County, Colorado, this means boats, beers, mountain air, biking, hiking, dining, and even skiing! Though we aren’t one of the original 13 Colonies, Summit County, Colorado is hands down the best place to celebrate this most patriotic of holidays. Here’s what’s going on in the County:
Frisco & Copper
Join us on Main Street for the annual Frisco’s Fabulous 4th of July! The festivities kick off early at 9:00 am with the Family Adventure Quest at Copper Mountain, where kids and parents will have the opportunity to challenge themselves on the adventure course involving mud pits, slacklines, biking and more! For those who feeling like staying in Frisco, enter into the Kid’s Fishing Derby at Meadow Creek Park, also starting at 9:00 am. Join in for a free concert at 10:00 am the Historic Park Gazebo in downtown Frisco, before lining up to catch the Fabulous Fourth of July Parade at 12:30 pm. After that, enjoy a variety of free music and fun activities on Main Street until around 9:15 pm. After that, make sure to hustle down to the Frisco Bay Marina for the Fireworks over Dillon Reservoir at 9:30 pm!
If you’re a traditionalist, grab your skis/boards and head up Peak 9 for a mid-summer ride down the 4th of July Bowl! Or, head down to Breckenridge Main Street to catch the finishers of the Independence Day 10k Trail Run, which begins at 7:00 am. After that, head over to the Barney Ford House Museum for the annual Breckenridge Heritage Alliance Garden Party, where you can enjoy a much-needed cup of coffee (or mimosas), breakfast and live music, and of course, the best spot to watch Breck’s 4th of July Parade! The Main Street Parade begins early – at 10:00 am – and features the Red, White and Blue Color Guard. Stick around after to catch George Washington (C.J. Muller) give a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Kid’s activities, live concerts and free pony rides are among the various activities you can partake in during the festivities in Breckenridge after the parade. Fireworks begin at 9:45 pm over the Gondola lots, and are visible from downtown.
Traffic in the County will be more prevalent than usual this 4th of July, as Independence Day Weekend is always a busy one for the Colorado High Country. Book with the Frisco Lodge for cozy accommodations and central access to everything going on in the County! Plus, you can catch the Frisco Parade and Marina Fireworks right from our front door. Happy 4th!