Boys Scouts with a large flag at Breckenridge 4th of July Parade

Independence Day Celebration

July 4, 2022
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Every Independence Day, Breckenridge comes alive with patriotism, parties and the annual Main Street Parade.  It’s a day of celebration that includes athletic competitions, live music, art festivals, family activities and a few of our favorite small-town traditions.

 

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With construction delays and significant staffing shortages, visitors can anticipate that things will move a bit slower in our small mountain community. So, pack your patience, make reservations for activities and dining whenever possible, and leave a little extra time for travel between adventures.

Firework-Free Fourth of July

Town of Breckenridge will not offer a firework display as part of its Independence Day Celebration. Colorado’s low humidity has its perks, but can also can create dry conditions. Our community places a high value on wildfire prevention, and we thank guests in advance for not using fireworks in Breckenridge this Fourth of July. Learn more about preventing wildfire.

 

Furry Friends

Town officials strongly recommend leaving furry friends at home for their own safety and comfort as downtown is expected to be busy on July 4th.

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July 4th Schedule of Events

Street Closure: Main Street will be closed from French St. to Park Ave. starting at 6:00am. Main Street from Ski Hill Rd. to Adams Ave. will remain closed from 6:00am – 6:00pm on July 4th.

The remainder of the road will open immediately following the parade.

Find tips for getting around town during your trip.

 

Boys Scouts at Fourth of July Parade in Breckenridge

7:00am - 11:00am – Independence Day 10k

9:30am - 11:30am – Independence Day Parade & Firecracker 50

11:00am - 4:00pm – Surfin' USA Activities

12:00pm – Reading of the Declaration of Independence

6:00pm – National Repertory Orchestra: Fourth of July Spectacular

Event Updates
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All events are subject to change to comply with state and county public health orders. Check back frequently for updates or sign-up to receive event-specific email updates.

2022 Float Registration

2022 Float Registration - Sold out

Float registration for the 2022 Independence Day Parade is sold out. No late registrations or walk-ups will be allowed.

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Getting To Breckenridge & Getting Around Once You're Here

PARKING + TRANSPORTATION

Breckenridge is one of the few Colorado mountain communities that is hosting an Independence Day Parade. Main Street will be closed starting at 6:00am and town is expected to be busy. If you’re in town, plan on walking, biking or riding the Breckenridge Free Ride bus whenever possible and try to be wherever you plan to celebrate by 9:00am on Sunday, July 4.  Your rental company can give you tips on the easiest way to reach Main Street from your lodging location.

Where should I park?

Breckenridge’s downtown parking lots are paid and traditionally fill up fast, so guests should plan to arrive early and park in the same spot for the day. If possible, keep your car parked at your lodging property and take free lodging shuttles or the free bus into town.

Breckfreeride.com allows you to find nearby bus stops and track bus locations in real time.

How To Get Around Town Without A Car

Once you’re here, it’s easy to get around Breckenridge without a car.  The Breckenridge Free Ride offers free bus transportation throughout the day with multiple shuttle systems running throughout Breckenridge. Most likely, the place you are staying is right next to a bus stop or offers its own FREE shuttle transportation to town. Due to the closure of Main Street, the Breckenridge Trolley will not run on Independence Day.

Frequently Asked Questions

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When and what roads will be closed?
Main Street between French and Park Ave. will close starting at 6:00am on Sunday, July 4. Those planning to be in town should plan on walking, biking and riding Breckenridge Free Ride whenever possible and try to be wherever you plan to celebrate by 9:30am on Sunday, July 4.

 

Where should I park?
Breckenridge’s downtown parking lots are paid and traditionally fill up fast, guests should plan to arrive early and park in the same spot for the day. If possible, keep your car parked at your lodging property and take free lodging shuttles or the free bus into town.

Breckfreeride.com allows you to find nearby bus stops and track bus locations in real time.

 

Are there fireworks this year?
The Town of Breckenridge will not be hosting a professional fireworks display as part of the Fourth of July celebration. Guests and residents are invited to celebrate at the National Repertory Orchestra: Fourth of July Spectacular concert at the Riverwalk Center, beginning at 6:00pm.

 

Can I bring my pet downtown for the 4th celebration?
Town officials strongly recommend leaving furry friends at home for their own safety and comfort as downtown is expected to be busy on July 4.

 

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