Fourth of July

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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. Don't forget to check out the Budweiser Clydesdales.
July 4th, Friday

*Note - Fireworks show will now begin at 9:45pm They will be shot off from the Goldola Lot and will be visible from all over town.

Independence Day 10K Trail Run - Race signup is full, but come watch at Cater Park. 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 opens on May 1st, 2013

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, 2014

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 $40 ($75 day of), Children 12-6 $20 and Childrend 5 & under $10. Call 970.453.9767 x 2 for more information.

Main Street Parade – 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. Registration for the 4th of July parade is currently closed.  You can still participate in the parade by arriving at the staging area in-between 9:00am and 10:00am accessed by coming onto Main St. at the intersection of French St.  Teams will be going around signing people up day of so join us for what looks to be a beautiful 4thof July.

Budweiser Clydesdales-  Come see the World-famous Budweiser Clydesdale up close.  Free.  9 a.m. – 7 p.m. July 2-July 6

Budwesier Brew Tour-  Mobile BrewTour that offers guests 21 and older a glimpse of the brewing process. Modeled after Budweiser’s Brewery Tour, this scaled intimate model offers consumers a step-by-step view of the 30-day brewing process.  Brewmasters lead this fully immersive experience by interacting with the actual ingredients, smelling aromas off the brewkettle, experiencing the cool aging cellars and tasting the finished product.  Free. 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. July 3-July 5.

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.

Arts District Celebration - 11th annual Arts District Celebration with a sidewalk chalk art contest, artist demonstrations, make and take project for kids and art sale to benefit the Arts District. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. FREE at the Fuqua Livery Stable

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 2pm concert at the River Walk Center - featuring Dumpstaphunk

National Repertory Orchestra: 4th of July Patriotic Concert 8:30pm - 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 at a cost of $5, $10 and $15. There will be a limit of 5 tickets per order.

Tickets will be made available for sale online and in person at the Riverwalk Center Box Office located at 150 West Adams Ave. on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at noon. Phone orders will ONLY be accepted at 970-547-3100 after the Riverwalk Center Box Office has served guests waiting in line. The NRO Patriotic concert will be at 8:30 p.m. on July 4th in the Riverwalk Center with doors opening at 8:00 p.m. Lawn seating will remain free and will not require a ticket- first come, first seated.

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Fireworks (weather permitting)- 9:45pm A full professional fireworks display will be set off from between peak 8 and 9 and can be visible from all over town.

31th Annual July Art Festival July 4-6, 2014 – The 31th 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  Admission is free.
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