Fourth of July in Breckenridge is kind of a big deal. Our little town really pulls out all the stops. From a hometown parade, to a trail run and mountain bike race, to barbecue and beer, the day is chock full of fun. Oh, and we can’t forget the main event! We love ending our Independence Day watching the fireworks with a glass of rosé in hand. As you start your Fourth of July planning, check out the lineup of events happening around town.
Celebrate Fourth of July in Breckenridge
Independence Day 10K Trail Run | 7am
Kick off your Fourth of July in Breckenridge with a scenic trail run through Summit County’s beautiful landscape. The Independence Day 10K Trail Run finishes just in time to catch the Main Street parade and enjoy the other festivities in town. The race is limited to 500 people and it usually sells out, so register now!
Fourth of July Garden Party | 9am – 12pm
Every year the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance hosts a fabulous garden party at the Barney Ford House Museum. Sip on coffee and mimosas and nibble on yummy breakfast fare as you watch the Fourth of July parade from the best view on Main Street. Get your tickets early – this event always sells out! Call 970-453-9767 ext. 2 for more information.
Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race | 9:30am
Mountain bikers can get in on the Independence Day action, too. You can ride solo or as part of a two-person relay in the Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race. There are different categories for age and experience level to even the playing field. Riders as young as 12 years old on race day can participate as part of a team! Click here to register.
Main Street Parade | 10am – 12pm
It wouldn’t be Fourth of July in Breckenridge without a parade. The parade officially starts at 10am after the Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race clears Main Street. Don’t forget to wear your red, white and blue! After the parade, head over to Blue River Plaza for a reading of the Declaration of Independence by none other than George Washington himself.
Street Arts Festival | 12pm – 6pm
If you’re not too zonked from all the fun, trek to the Breckenridge Arts District for a celebration of street, pavement, and graffiti art. There will be tons of cool 3D murals on display as well as chalk drawings and live music. A pie eating contest, bingo, sack race, and other throwback activities round out a fun afternoon. Oh, and there’s a beer garden! You can find more details at breckcreate.org/saf.
Fireworks | 9:45pm
After stuffing yourself with barbecue and pie at the Street Arts Festival it’s time for the main event. Pack up your family and a cooler and snag a viewing spot for the fireworks, slated to start at 9:45pm. Luckily, the fireworks are launched near the Gondola lots, so they’re visible all throughout town.
We hope to see you celebrating Fourth of July in Breckenridge!
With the Fourth of July festivities kicking off at 7am, there’s no doubt it’s going to be a long day. Hopefully we’ll see you out and enjoying some of the awesome events! If you’re just in town for the holiday and want to spend a morning looking at seasonal rentals in Summit County, give us a call. We’re never too busy to show you some of the incredible properties available for lease this winter.
We hope to connect with you soon!