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2016 Schedule

July 4th, Monday

*Note - Fireworks show will now begin at 9:45pm. They will be shot off near the Gondola lots, making them visable throughout town.

Independence Day 10K Trail Run - 7:00 a.m.- 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. start at Carter Park. Registration is now full for this trail run, visit  www.BreckenridgeRecreation.com or call 970.453.1734 to sign up for other trail running races throughout the summer.

The Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race9:30am start - 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 www.mavsports.com – registration opens on April 4, 2016

Fourth of July Garden Party - 9:00am 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. 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 Parade9:30am - The official 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. Parade registration please call 970-453-5055. Reading of the Declaration of Independence by George Washington (C.J. Muller) – Following the parade in the Blue River Plaza. There's still time to register your parade float, click on the link below.

To be in the parade, just come to the staging area (N. Main St. heading South from French St. traffic light) before 10am on July 4th. The parade is free to enter and advanced registration is not necessary. Please see the Parade Info below. 

Register for the parade - Parade Registration is closed as of 3:00pm on 7/1/16. 


Parade Info

Viper Show and Shine- 12-3pm - The Viper Car Show and Shine on Main Street following the parade.

Drum Circle- 12:30pm-2:30pm - Try out your skills at drumming. Join in on the circle to test out your musical talents. Fun for the whole family. 

Kids’ Water Activities –1:00-3:00pm -  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. 

Free Pony Ride- 1:00-3:00pm - Main Street in front of Blue River Plaza compliments of Farview horse rescue.

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.


Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Free - 2:00 p.m. concert at the River Walk Center - Come see the band described as the "world famous music machine, whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances." They have revitalized the brass band in New Orleans and around the world, progressing from local parties, clubs, baseball games and festivals in their early years to touring nearly constantly in the U.S. and in over 30 other countries on five continents. More information and tickets

National Repertory Orchestra: 8:00pm 4th of July Patriotic Concert - 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 and conditions dependent)- 9:45pm A brilliant and dazzling fireworks display is slated to begin at 9:45pm and will be launched near the Gondola lots making them visible throughout town.

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 visit www.mountainartfestivals.com.  Admission is free.
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, live music, kids' activities, concerts and so much more. End the night with the National Repertory Orchestra performing a patriotic concert at the Riverwalk Center followed by fireworks at 9:45pm.

To be in the parade, just come to the staging area (N. Main St. heading South from French St. traffic light) before 10am on July 4th. The parade is free to enter and advanced registration is not necessary. Please see the Parade Info below.

Register for the parade - Parade Registration is closed as of 3:00pm on 7/1/16.


Parade Info



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