Frisco’s Fabulous 4th of July


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 and this year even a marching band, the 728 Cadets Marching Band out of Elk River, Minnesota; 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 through July 3, 2019 at 12:00pm. Day of registration will begin on the July 4 at 10:30am 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.

  • Best Decorated Overall Float (1st $500, 2nd $300 and 3rd $200)
  • Best Decorated Business Float (1st $300, 2nd $200 and 3rd $100)
  • Best Decorated Non-Profit Float (1st $300, 2nd $200 and 3rd $100)
  • Best Decorated Wildcard Float (1st $300, 2nd $200 and 3rd $100)

Parade Registration

Pre-registration for the 2019 4th of July parade is now closed. If you are still interested in joining the parade you can register on July 4th at the registration tent located on the west side of Town Hall between 10:30am and 12:00pm.

2019 Frisco Parade Winners

Best Overall

1st Place- 728 Cadets Marching Band
2nd Place- Coldwell Banker
3rd Place- Montagne Studio

Business Category Winners

1st Place – Next Page Books and Nosh
2nd Place – Copper Mountain
3rd Place – Altus Training Center

Non-Profit Category Winners

1st Place – Blue River Horse Center
2nd Place – Silverthorne Storm Gymnastics Team
3rd Place – Summit County Animal Shelter

Wild Card Category Winners

1st Place – Boy Scout Troop carrying the American flag
2nd Place – Mountain Man
3rd Place – Joe Fassel’s 1926 Model T

Prize Pick-Up

Parade winners may pick up their prizes at Frisco Town Hall starting on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm.

Parade Thank You

The Town of Frisco offers a special thank you to all of the parade participants for taking time out of their holiday to decorate and participate in the parade, to parade judges Tom Connolly, Robert Franken and Joyce Burford and to Frisco July 4th parade emcee, Roman Moore.