BRECKENRIDGE! 4th of July Just Doesn’t Get Better than This…

Independence Day Weekend: 7/2/2011 – 7/4/2011


Celebrate Independence Day with lively entertainment, free activities and dynamic family fun. Breck’s Independence Day celebration kicks off with a 10K trail run and continues throughout the day with the Firecracker 50 bike race leading the vibrant Fourth of July Parade on historic Main Street, July Arts Festival on Ridge Street, live music, kids’ activities and so much more. End the night with the National Repertory Orchestra performing a patriotic concert at the Riverwalk Center with an extraordinary fireworks display to follow.

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. Register at or call 970.453.1734.

Fourth of July Garden Party – Annual Breckenridge Heritage Alliance Garden Party at the Barney Ford House Museum. Watch the Breckenridge Fourth of July parade in style from the best view on Main Street. 9:00 a.m. Cost $15/$40/$75 reservations required. Call 970.453.9767 for more information.

28th Breckenridge July Art Festival – Features more than 80 juried artists from around the country. Located at Main Street Station Free admission. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call 970.547.9326 or for more information.

Reading of the Declaration of Independence by George Washington (C.J. Mueller): Following the parade in the Blue River Plaza.

Arts District Grand Celebration – Open studios, artist demonstrations, make and take art projects for children, music, dancing and more. This is a grand celebration for the arts. 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Corner of S. Ridge Street and E. Washington Ave. Call 970.453.3364 for more information.

–>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. 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Viper ‘Show and Shine’ – Vipers will be parked on Main Street allowing spectators to view the cars. 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Free Concert: Rusted Root – Rusted Root has been creating unique and compelling music with a message for 20 years.  After debuting in 1992 with the self released Cruel Sun, Rusted Root signed with Mercury Records and released the 1994 platinum selling breakthrough When I Woke, which featured the hit songs Send Me On My Way, Ecstasy and Martyr. Not long after, the band scored on tours with Toad the Wet Sprocket, Santana, The Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, HORDE Festival and, perhaps most notably, the highly coveted support role on the landmark Jimmy Page/Robert Plant reunion tour. Free show! 2:00 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center. For More Information On The Free Concert:
Call the Box Office @ 970.547-3100

National Repertory Orchestra: 4th of July Patriotic Concert – There is free lawn seating. Tickets are required for indoor seating and will be available in person at the Riverwalk Center Box Office on Thursday, June 30 at noon, no phone or online orders available. 8:30 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center.

Fireworks – 9:30 p.m (weather permitting) can be seen from downtown Breckenridge.

7/3, 2pm – 7/4, 2am
Sunday Specials at Cecilia’s
All Day
Stephen C West Ice Arena Public Skating
All Day
Breckenridge Recreation Center
7 – 10am
Independence Day 10k Trail Run
9am – 12pm
Skateboard Camp – Ages 6-12
9:30am – 3pm
Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race
10 – 11:30am
Independence Day Parade
10:45 – 11:15am
Parent & Child Swim Drop-In (Ages 6 mos. – 2.5 yrs)
11am – 2pm
Local’s Lunch at Spencer’s Restaurant
1 – 2:30pm
Hands in Clay (Ages 5-7)
2 – 4pm
Free ‘Rusted Root’ Concert!
3 – 5pm
Hands in Clay (Ages 8-12)
4 – 5pm
Backstage Theatre Presents: Three Little Pigs
5:30 – 10pm
50/50 Dinner Special at Spencer’s Restaurant
8:30 – 10:30pm
National Repertory Orchestra Patriotic Celebration
9:30 – 10:30pm
Fireworks on Main Street

~Breckenridge Resort Chamber, 

Photo Credit: Liam Doran, MavSports Productions