25 Jun An All-American Fourth of July in the Colorado Town of Frisco
The Town of Frisco is situated in the heart of Summit County, and just 90 minutes from Denver, Colorado. Known as The Main Street of the Rockies, the town is ideally position within 30 minutes of six renowned ski resorts. Encircled by Arapahoe National Forest and bordered by the shores of Dillon Reservoir, Frisco is a nature-lover’s paradise! The town has a picturesque and pedestrian-friendly Main Street that is bookended by the 10,000-ft. Mount Royal and the lively Frisco Bay Marina. With more than 50 locally owned restaurants, B&Bs, coffee shops, boutiques, bookstores and bars, Frisco gives visitors a small town feel with all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay.
The charming small town offers a host of warm-weather activities to enjoy in July including everything from road and mountain biking, boating, kayaking, rafting, stand up paddle boarding and sailing, to golfing, hiking, fishing and camping.
Frisco is home to a number of Americana-inspired activities every Fourth of July. For those still looking for an Independence Day celebration in a quintessential small mountain town, you have found it in Frisco! From great entertainment to activities for all ages, Frisco’s celebration is a great way to celebrate in a more under-the-radar locale. Visitors can look forward to a pancake breakfast, a free kid’s fishing derby, an authentic small-town parade down Main Street complete with a U.S. Air Force flyover and a 10-piece marching band, a kid’s bike decorating contest, concerts and of course, fireworks over the Frisco Bay Marina!
Timeline of Events
TUESDAY, JULY 4TH
7:00am – 11:00am – Team Summit Pancake Breakfast (old community center at 110 3rd Ave.)
9:00am – 11:00am – Kids Fishing Derby sponsored by Bass Pro Shops at Frisco’s Meadow Creek Park (behind Walmart) staffed by and benefiting the Gore Range Chapter of Trout Unlimited. This free event is open to children 15 years old and younger. Participants must bring their own rods, bait/flies and an enthusiasm for catching the biggest fish. Registration is only available onsite on the morning of the event.
10:00am – 11:00am – Free concert with the Summit Concert Band (Frisco Historic Park Gazebo)
12:30pm – Fabulous Fourth of July Parade (Main Street from Madison Ave. to 6th Ave.)
New to the parade this year:
• The Frisco parade will kickoff with a flyover by a United States Air Force Lockheed C-130 Hercules.
• 10 piece adult marching band, Gora Gora Orkestar, will bring their funky, dance-able, brass band happiness to Frisco’s July 4th parade.
Frisco also invites kids to take a special spot in the parade and join in on the 17th annual bike parade. This is an opportunity for kids to display their creativity and patriotism. Kids are asked to bring their decorated bikes to the parking lot on the west side of Town Hall at Main Street and Madison Avenue at 11:45 a.m. on July 4.
Kids 12 and under are eligible for the bike decorating contest and must be accompanied by their parents who must register and sign a waiver for each participating child. After registering, kids will show off their bikes to a small panel of judges and then join the parade. Children five and under must be accompanied by a parent or an older child during the whole parade. Every child must wear a helmet to participate. If parents are not accompanying their children during the parade, then they must be prepared to meet them at the end of the parade route at Main Street and 6th Avenue.
3:30pm – 5:00pm – Interactive drum circle with Peak Rhythms on Main Street- some free drumming fun while Main Street is closed for the celebrations. (Main Street from 3rd Ave. to 4th Ave.)