Fourth of July

05/17/2016 | By Judi

Following is a list of some of the great events happening in Breckenridge over the Fourth of July!  Summertime in the mountains is an amazing time.  Cool mornings and evenings with warm days and lots of sunshine.  Come up and spend the Fourth of July with us and enjoy the many activities Breckenridge has to offer!

July 4th, Monday

Independence Day 10K Trail Run - This scenic 10k trail running race offers up some of the best views in the Breckenridge area, while finishing just in time to catch the Main Street parade and other festivities. 7:00 a.m. start at Carter Park. Register at or call 970.453.1734. Registration is now full. People are invited to come watch the start and finish at Carter Park.

The Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race – This mountain bike race launches the 4th of July Parade in front of thousands of spectators. Come cheer on riders as they embark on a 50 mile journey on the beautiful trails in and surrounding the Breckenridge area. Register early as this race fills up very quickly. Race will take place on Main Street starting at 9:30am. For more information – registration opens on April 4, 2016

Fourth of July Garden Party - Annual Breckenridge Heritage Alliance Garden Party at the Barney Ford House Museum. Enjoy coffee, mimosas, and breakfast spread as you watch the Breckenridge Fourth of July parade in style from the best view on Main Street. 9:00 a.m. Cost Adavance ticket prices – Adults $50 ($75 day of), Children 12-6 $30 and Children 5 & under $10. Call 970.453.9767 x 2 for more information.

Main Street Parade – The official Fourth of July parade will start at 10am with the Red, White and Blue Color Guard. Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race will start the paraded at 9:30am & it will take 800+ riders ½ hour to get down Main Streets in waves. A reading of the Declaration of Independence by George Washington (C.J. Muller) – will occur following the parade in the Blue River Plaza.

Kids’ Water Fight – Kids’ can join the Red, White & Blue Fire Dept. in an old time water fight on Main Street. Free for kids to participate. A hit every year. 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Street Arts Festival (July 1-4) - A celebration of street, pavement and graffiti arts that will feature a weekend of 3D murals, chalk drawings, live music and hands-on workshops at the Breckenridge Arts District campus. Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts.

Free 2:00 p.m. concert at the River Walk Center TBD

National Repertory Orchestra: 4th of July Patriotic Concert 8:00pm - For almost 20 years, the Town of Breckenridge and National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) have collaborated to present a Patriotic Concert each July 4th at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge, CO. In order to prevent numerous empty seats due to unused free tickets and in order to offer tickets online at a greater convenience to all of our guests, the Riverwalk Center Box Office will sell indoor reserved seat tickets.

Fireworks (weather permitting)- 9:45pm A full professional Fourth of July fireworks display will be set off in town and can be visible from all over town. Fireworks will be set off from the North Gondola Lot.

33rd Annual July Art Festival July 2-4, 2016 – The 33rd Annual Breckenridge July Art Festival is annually ranked one of the top art shows in the United States. Located at Main Street Station at the corner of Main Street and South Park Ave. For further information please  Admission is free.


Book your Breckenridge Fourth of July vacation with Summit Vacations!  Call us at 970-453-2779 or book anytime at  Creating a Resort Experience in the Comfort of a Private Residence.

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