Breckenridge is a great place to visit or live anytime of the year but there are a few events that take place throughout the year that add to the special ambiance that makes Breckenridge the town it is. Ullr Fest in January, Spring Massive in April, and the Lighting of Breckenridge in December all stand out to make this town a special place to be. My favorite event is the Breckenridge Fourth of July celebration.
The summer weather is perfect for a day of outside barbeques, walking around town, meeting and greeting, and enjoying the beautiful sights of Breckenridge. Warm, dry, not too hot and not too cold, the weather adds to the thrill of the day. The weekend leading up to the 4th of July Breckenridge is full of entertainment, activities, and family fun. The Breckenridge July Art Festival is always great to attend, as there is usually a grand celebration in the Arts District between Ridge and Main Street.
On the 4th, start of the day with the "Firecracker 50", a bike race that starts on Main Street and kicks off the town parade. Activities and music follow throughout town as the celebrations continue. Restaurants and bars have entertainment and specials throughout the day and night. Join the National Repertory Orchestra in the Riverwalk Center as the sun goes down for a free holiday concert followed by a spectacular fireworks display. Most people will tell you that summer in Breckenridge is their favorite time of the year and the Fourth of July in Breckenridge celebration is the pinnacle of all that makes it so. The spirit of the town is felt in the celebration of our nation's birthday. Join us this year to see why the 4th of July is my favorite event in Breckenridge.
The Breckenridge Fourth of July Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. on North Main Street and proceeds to the south end of town. Watch the Breckenridge Fourth of July parade in style from the best view on Main Street.
2:00 Vipers will be parked on Main Street allowing spectators to view the cars.
2:30 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.
9:30 pm Fourth of July Breckenridge Fireworks New!
The Breckenridge Fourth of July Parade
Mon July 4 Stephen C West Ice Arena Public Skating
0189 Boreas Pass Road
General Public Skate Info
Great fun for people of all ages and abilities!
Held daily on either the indoor or outdoor rink.
Schedule is subject to change.
Affordable skate rentals are offered
Breckenridge Recreation Center
880 Airport Road
Cycling 6:15am, Mat Pilates 7:45am; Water Aerobics 8am; Stretch Strength 9am; Tae Kwon Do 10am, Yogates 11:10am, Body Pump 12:10pm, Yogates 5:30pm; Tae Kwon Do 7pm;
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12:00 am Sunday Specials at Cecilia's
520 South Main Street, Breckenridge Ends @
Spend your Sunday nights at Cecilia's! $1 PBR's on tap and karaoke all night long!
7:00 am Independence Day 10k Trail Run
Carter Park, 500 S. High Street, Breckenridge Ends @
Start your holiday weekend off right with the 5th Annual Independence Day 10k. This scenic 10k trail running race offers up some of the best views in the Breckenridge area, while finishing just in...
9:00 am Skateboard Camp - Ages 6-12
880 Airport Road, Breckenridge Recreation Center - Skatepark Ends @
Ollies, kickflips, 50-50 grinds. WHAT? Join us this summer at the Breckenridge Skatepark where we teach you a variety of skateboarding skills and tricks to elevate your game at the Park. Camps are...
9:30 am Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race
Trails of Breckenridge Ends @
Come on out and cheer on the riders in the Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race.
10:00 am Independence Day Parade
Main Street Ends @
Celebrate 4th of July with the Breckenridge Independence Day Parade.
10:45 am Parent & Child Swim Drop-In (Ages 6 mos. - 2.5 yrs)
Breckenridge Recreation Center, 880 Airport Road Ends @
Instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills that are developmentally appropriate for infants and young children. Great experiences and fun activities are provided to...
11:00 am Local's Lunch at Spencer's Restaurant
Spencer's Restaurant at Beaver Run Resort Ends @
All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet featuring 2 Hot Entrees, Soup, Salad Bar, Dessert and a Beverage (non-alcoholic)
Breckenridge Distillery Tours and Tastings
Tasting Room: 137 S Main St (below Relish); Distillery: 1925 Airport Rd., Breckenridge. Ends @
Free tastings of handmade, small-batch Colorado spirits at the Tasting Room (1-8 pm; closed Mondays). Tours and tastings at the Distillery (11 to 6 pm, closed Sundays).
1:00 pm Hands in Clay (Ages 5-7) New!
Quandary Antiques Cabin, 131 South Ridge Street Ends @
This session is for children 5 to 7 years old. Children will get to work with Maria Chambers and experiment with hand-building and throwing on the wheel. Several projects will be completed in this 6...
3:00 pm Hands in Clay (Ages 8-12) New!
Quandary Antiques Cabin, 131 South Ridge Street Ends @
This session is for children 8 to 12 years old. Children will get to work with Maria Chambers and experiment with hand-building and throwing on the wheel. Several projects will be completed in this 6...
4:00 pm Backstage Theatre Presents: Three Little Pigs
121 South Ridge Stret Ends @
Three lazy pigs, a ravenous buzzard, and a non-confrontational wolf collide for a madcap world premiere production specially commissioned by the Denver Post Ovation award-winning Backstage Children's...
5:30 pm 50/50 Dinner Special at Spencer's Restaurant
Spencer's Restaurant at Beaver Run Resort. 620 Village Rd., Breckenridge Ends @
50% Off for those 50 or older at Spencer's Restaurant.
8:30 pm National Repertory Orchestra Patriotic Celebration
Riverwalk Center, 150 West Adams Avenue Ends @
8:30 PM Breckenridge Riverwalk Center
Sponsor Barbara and Jim Calvin and the Town of Breckenridge
9:30 pm Fireworks on Main Street
Main Street - Welcome Center Ends @
Enjoy the Fireworks to top off the Independence Day Celebration. The Fireworks will be launched from the roof of the Welcome Center in Downtown Breckenridge.
Breckenridge Fourth of July 2013