FREE Things To Do In Frisco

FREE Things To Do In Frisco
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Free Things To Do In Frisco, CO

Not only does Frisco, CO have an almost limitless list of things to do for the whole family, there are also plenty of activities that cost absolutely nothing, and will keep the whole family occupied for hours. From free wireless in various places throughout the town such as the Library and Information Center, to the many playgrounds and parks, to a challenging sledding hill next to our Nordic Center, there are loads of potential smile-winning adventures just waiting for you.

Take a look at this list of possibilities, below. And remember, Frisco’s place as Main Street to the Rockies means that the mountains open up for you right from the center of town, and looks are always free!

  1. Stop by the Information Center

     The Frisco/Copper Information Center is a great place to learn about all the fun Frisco has to offer. Open every day, year-round, and located on 300 Main Street, the courteous and knowledgeable staff are here to offer suggestions on what to do, where to eat and what to see. 970-668-5547

  2. Free computer use at Info Center

     Computers, printers and Wi-Fi are available to the public for no charge at 300 Main Street as well.

  3. Historic Park and Museum

     Travel back into history and experience how the first settlers lived in Frisco during the 1800’s. Walk through the real school house, jail and chapel, or (for only a quarter) watch a train travel through the Frisco of 100 years ago in our realistic diorama. While the museum and park are interesting for all, it’s the kids that seem to enjoy it most. They can watch the train, pet real animal furs, and explore the old prospector cabins. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10- 4, Sunday 10-2

  4. Historic walking tour

    Pick up a map of Frisco at the Historic Park or Information Center and visit eight historic attractions you can easily walk to from downtown.

  5. Sledding at the Frisco Recreational Peninsula (Nordic Center)

    Bring your own sled and some energetic kids who want to run uphill and sled down and be ready to watch the snow fly! Park at the Nordic Center located at the Peninsula Recreation Area and look for a sign that says “Walkway to sledding hill.” The sledding area is open every day until 4:00 p.m.

  6. Visit one of Frisco’s many playgrounds or parks

    There may be snow on the ground, but kids still enjoy playing at one of the playgrounds (Frisco Fun Ground, Lakefront Park, Walter Byron, & Meadow Creek) for hours. Many of the days are nice enough for a picnic too, as early as March! Frisco’s 7 parks often have tables, shelter and grills available.

  7. Hike, cross country ski or snowshoe one of Frisco’s many trails

    There are many popular, challenging and beautifully rugged areas to explore around Frisco. Some favorites are Rainbow Lake, North Ten Mile, the Rec Path to Breckenridge or Dillon and Meadow Creek/Lilly Pad. Be sure to bring a buddy in Winter! Click Here for maps of Frisco.

  8. Glass blowing demonstrations at Gatherhouse

    Watch glassblower John Hudnut as he creates art out of molten glass. John encourages audience participation, and you can take home a glass, vase, or piece of art that you helped to create! Demonstrations are Tu, Th, and Sa from 2-7 p.m. at 110 Second Ave, next to the Historic Park.

  9. Window shopping on Main Street

    Sometimes nothing is quite as relaxing as merely gazing on beautiful, unique things. And in Frisco there are no chain stores or big box places to overwhelm you. Every store is individually owned, and usually family operated, which helps make all of them completely unique! Shop owners are usually present, along with laid back and helpful employees, to offer top notch customer service, or to make your day just a little more interesting!

  10. Free guided snowshoeing at Copper

    Copper Mountain offers a fantastic FREE guided snowshoe trip for the entire family! Snowshoes, guide, and snow are all included! Depending on your ability level, there are two tours to try. And, if you still haven’t had enough, leave a credit card number and hold on to the snowshoes until you have. Call 970-968-2882 ext. 4INFO for times and availability or click here.

  11. Hot cider competition, during Wassail Days

    In the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Frisco magnifies the holiday spirit by hosting Santa visits, caroling in the streets, and hot wassail, free in all of the stores on Main Street. Each has their own wassail recipe designed to win your vote for the year’s best, and though they stand to win some cool prizes, bragging rights are really all they want! Frisco’s annual Wassail Days celebration, free and open to everyone! Visit the Events page for more details!

  12.  Take the Summit Stage to see the county

    Frisco is one of the best places to pick up the Summit Stage shuttle and take a ride through the Rockies! The stage goes directly to Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Silverthorne, as well as other county destinations, for FREE! If you don’t want to deal with parking, snowy roads, or just want to sight see, try the bus! Pick up a schedule at the Info Center or view it online at summitstage.com.

  13. Spontaneous Combustion on the Marina

    If you are visiting in February, plan your stay around Spontaneous Combustion! A fire and light show that takes place on the Frisco Marina, the event starts out with a huge bonfire and ends with a dazzling fireworks display. Check townoffrisco.com for more details, dates and times.

  14. Meadow Creek Park ice skating

    Bring your ice skates and practice Olympic twists and turns, or just try to make a few rounds without falling! Come see how skating makes all of us feel young and daring all over again! Hockey or broom ball is also allowed. Meadow Creek is located behind Wal-Mart off of Hawn Dr.

  15. Fish local streams and reservoir, through the ice or from the shore

    If you have the gear to brave the cold (and a Colorado fishing license), fishing is as fun in the winter as it is in Spring or Summer! Many people regularly ice fish on Dillon Reservoir, or wade into the cold streams around town to play the game with the underwater denizens. Blue River Anglers is open year round to offer the latest advice on where the fish are biting. Call Zeke at 668-2583 or stop at 281 Main Street.

  16. Visit Frisco’s Library

    The library in Frisco is located at the County Commons on Peak One Blvd., and offers free internet and wi-fi. If you forgot your nightly reading material, they maintain a stuffed free paperback exchange program (don’t worry, you don’t really have to exchange every time). There is also a Story Hour for young children every Wednesday. Call 970-668-5555 for hours.

  17. Volunteer your time

    You may be on vacation, but on days you may have down time, why not spend some of it helping the community you love to visit? There are often fun and educational opportunities to give back by helping at events, community centers, or non-profits. Call the Information Center for ideas and contacts: 970-668-5547.

  18. Copper’s En Fuego

    Join Copper Mountain every month for their En Fuego street party! Fire jugglers, fireworks, torch light parades and music make for a hot time in winter, as locals and travelers revel in the clean and crisp mountain air! Visit coppercolorado.com for exact dates and times.