The Frisco Fabulous 4th of July parade is a laid back way to celebrate Independence Day. The parade starts at 12:30pm on July 4th on Frisco’s Main Street beginning at Madison Avenue and Main Street and heading east (towards the Frisco Bay Marina). You’ll likely see whacky floats, beautiful horses, classic cars, hundreds of kids on decorated bikes… all with a backdrop of mountains in every direction. If you are looking for a classic July 4th parade in a quintessential mountain town, then Frisco is the place for you. And the day doesn’t begin or end with the parade- check out our full schedule of 4th of July events.
This year local athlete, Amy Purdy, will lead off the parade as the official Grand Marshal of the 2018 Frisco 4th of July parade. Ms. Purdy co-founded Adaptive Action Sports with her husband Daniel Gale. Created in 2005, AAS is a non-profit organization that helps those with permanent disabilities get involved in action sports. Ms. Purdy is also a three-time Paralympic medalist (1 silver, 2 bronze), a runner up on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, author of the New York Times Best Seller “On My Own Two Feet” and a speaker on Oprah’s The Life You Want Tour.
The 4th of July Parade is a great way to support the community and there is no entry fee. Online registration for the 2018 Frisco Independence Day parade is will open in April 2018. Day of registration will begin on the July 4 at 11:00am in the parking lot on the west side of Town Hall.
The parade will begin promptly at 12:30pm. Participants should be lined up on Madison Avenue north of Main Street by 12:15pm (you may begin to line up as early as 10:15am on July 4). Insider hint– it is often easier to lineup by approaching from Creekside Drive as the parade does backup onto Creekside Drive pre-parade and Main Street can become quite busy.
IMPORTANT-Once you are lined up, please check in at parade registration at the 10×10 tent located in the Town Hall parking lot at the corner of Main Street and Madison Avenue. Here you will sign waivers and receive your parade # which qualifies you for parade judging and prizes.
The maximum height for any float in the parade is 14 ft.
Spectator safety is major concern during the parade. As a parade participant you are required to use extreme caution when throwing candy or giveaways from your float. Best practice would be to hand candy to spectators (not throw) and this practice is strongly encouraged. If you choose to throw candy, then do not throw candy in such a way which encourages children to run into the street to pick it up candy.
In an effort to keep the Town of Frisco streets and sidewalks clean, no participant of the parade shall throw, cast or drop confetti, decorative items or articles of trash during the parade. Any violation of this could result in a $500 clean up fee.
Preregistration for the 2018 4th of July parade is open. If you are interested in joining the parade, fill out the form below and hit submit to register. Registration will close on July 3rd at 5pm but you will still be able to register on July 4th at the registration tent located on the west side of Town Hall between 10:30am and 12:00pm.
For 2018, the Town of Firsco will be awarding trophies and cash prizes for 1st ($100), 2nd ($50) and 3rd ($25) in 5 categories: Business, Vehicle, Animal, Non-Profit and Children’s.
Parade winners may pick up their prizes at Frisco Town Hall starting on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.
2018 Frisco Parade Winners
Business Category Winners
1st Place –Frisco Cabin Fest promoting Carboy Winery at the Gold Pan Saloon
2nd Place – Moose Jaw
3rd Place – The Colorado Angler
Vehicle Category Winners
1st Place – Joe Fassel’s 1926 Model T
2nd Place – Scott Stauffer’s 1968 Chevelle
3rd Place – Jeremy Seifkas’ 1967 Chevrolet “Old Blue” Truck
Animal Category Winners
1st Place – High Country Horsemanship School
2nd Place – Blue River Horse Center
Non-Profit Category Winners
1st Place – Summit County Rescue Group
2nd Place – Team Summit
3rd Place – United States Forest Service- White River National Forest, Dillon Ranger District
Children’s Category Winners
1st Place – Summit School of Dance
2nd Place – High Country Horsemanship School
3rd Place – Steven Beck’s Living the Dream
The Town of Frisco gives a special thank you to 2018 parade judges: Judi Amico, Tom Connolly and Joyce Burford and to Frisco July 4th parade emcee, Roman Moore.