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In support of physical distancing protocol currently recommended by State of Colorado and Summit County, Breckenridge officials have made the prudent decision to postpone the Independence Day parade, including the Firecracker 50 mountain bike race to July 2021. With our residents and guests safety being paramount, planning is underway on how the greater Breckenridge community will responsibly commemorate this special holiday. Please check back for details.

Historically, 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.  Finish the day with a performance by the National Repertory Orchestra that’s not to be missed!

 

 

Festival & Event Updates

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Fireworks Prohibited

Colorado’s low humidity has its perks, but can also can create dry conditions. In January 2019, The Town of Breckenridge Town Council passed an indefinite ban on public and private fireworks, regardless of the current weather trends, to align with safe environmental practices. The Town of Breckenridge places the highest value on safety and thanks guests in advance for refraining from using fireworks within Breckenridge. Summit County officials and residents take wildfires very seriously; fireworks of any kind are prohibited within town limits.

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TRANSPORTATION + PARKING

The Main Street Trolley is a free transportation shuttle that services downtown Breckenridge.

Local’s Tip: Leave the car behind.

Once you are here, it’s easy to get around Breckenridge without a car. There are plenty of transportation options for those who are going carless in Breckenridge. 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. Once you are here, you’ll find it’s easy to get around town on foot or on bike and that everything is just a few blocks away.

How to get around Breckenridge without a car

Parking

While going carless is the easiest way to go, if you do need a car, we recommend parking outside of town and taking the bus in. The Breckenridge FreeRide bus system will service the Satellite Lot and Ice Rink lot on regular scheduling. Paid lots within town will be available for guest parking (F-Lot, Tiger Dredge, East Sawmill, and Wellington lots), but will fill up quickly. For free overflow parking, guests can park at Colorado Mountain College on the north end of town with the FreeRide bus servicing this lot every 20 minutes throughout the day.

Breckenridge Parking Guide

Free Ride Transit System Map and Schedule

Summit Stage Map and Schedule

Breckenridge Virtual Map

Lodging Offers

If you’re celebrating Independence Day in Breckenridge or any of Breckenridge’s signature festivals and events, make sure you take advantage of these great lodging deals!

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