Frisco’s Fabulous 4th of July

Parade


Boat train in 4th of July parade

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.

Parade Information

The 4th of July Parade is a great way to support the community and there is no entry fee. Register online for the 2019 Frisco Independence Day parade with the form below. Day of registration will begin on the July 4 at 11:00am in the parking lot on the west side of Town Hall, but we encourage you to register in advance.

Who can be part of the parade?

Anyone who wants to decorate a float and be part of the fun. In 2019, Frisco wants to make the parade extra special and is requiring that anyone in the parade decorate whatever vehicle, bike, float… they enter.

When is the parade and where do we line up for the start?

  • 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 and Madison Avenue are quite busy.

Where do floats check in?

Once you are lined up on the street, please check in at parade registration tent, located in the Town Hall parking lot at the corner of Main Street and Madison Avenue. This is where you will sign waivers and receive your parade numbers, which qualifies you for parade judging and prizes.

Parade Rules

  • 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 providing spectators with candy or giveaways from your float. You are required to hand, NOT throw, candy to spectators.
  • 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.

Parade Prizes

For 2019, the Town of Frisco will be awarding trophies and cash prizes for 1st ($100), 2nd ($50) and 3rd ($25) in 5 categories:

  • Best Decorated Business Float
  • Best Decorated Vehicle
  • Best Patriotic Animal Oriented Float
  • Best Decorated Non-Profit Float
  • Best Decorated Children’s Float

Parade Registration

Preregistration for the 2019 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 3 at 5:00pm. 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. The parade application below is not for the kid’s bike decorating contest. If your child would like to participate in the bike decorating contest please visit the kid’s bike decorating contest page for details. 

2019 4th of July Parade Application

  • Name * Required
  • Address
  • Division * Required
  • Maximum Allowed: 150 characters
  • 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. * Required
  • 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, bouncey balls or articles of trash during the parade. Any violation of this will result in a $500 clean up fee. * Required
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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.