Celebrate July 4th in Frisco, Colorado!

by Barnaby Hazen

If you're looking to celebrate the Fourth of July in Frisco, Colorado, you have picked a great year. With the 4th falling on a Saturday, the event will be bigger and more widely attended than ever. So if you're planning to spend the night, make sure you don't head up to Summit County without reserving your condo, hotel room or campsite in advance! 

The schedule of events includes live music, a parade, and a kids fishing derby, followed by the traditional fabulous fireworks display over the Marina. 

Early birds can enjoy the pancake breakfast at 8am (at 110 Third Avenue). Later you can always visit any of the great restaurants on Main Street or the Island Grill Restaurant at the Marina.  

Our musical lineup includes the Summit Concert Band from 10-11 a.m. This is a community band of volunteers led by Beth Steele, long-time local musician and conductor. Later, Guild of Ages hits the gazebo at 1:30, and then from 3:30 to 5 we'll have a drum circle to be led by Peak Rhythms, a Colorado based drumming group. Finally at 7:15, and leading all the way up to the big fireworks extravaganza, enjoy some of the most nostalgic harmonies of the 70s with Eagles cover band The Long Run. 

For kids, get ready for the fishing derby, and the annual bike decor contest. The derby is free and requires no license for fishers 15 years or younger. The bike parade is a chance for kids to dress up their bicycles in the colors of the flag, or other creative celebratory adornments and parade them down Main Street for the town. If you have kids interested in the bike contest, keep in mind they will need their parents or guardians to sign up with the judges before the event. Please also remember to bring helmets for the parade. The fishing derby is on for 9:00 am at Meadow Creek park. Everyone who participates will walk away with a ribbon, while the three biggest catches will be celebrated by way of quotes in the Summit Daily.   

Don't forget there will also be prizes available for various categories of floats presented after the 12:30 parade. To be considered for this, you will need to fill out an application

As for Frisco Fun and Formal, we're right there in the thick of it all on the corner of Main Street and Third Avenue, at your service as usual. Need a hat, lip balm or some sunglasses to tame the sun? We've got them all, along with plenty of fun gifts and souvenirs to remember your time in Frisco. Since we'll be around anyway, we'll keep the shop open a couple hours past closing time. Be sure to stop by and say hello!