Frisco and Copper’s 2017 Fabulous Fourth of July Weekend
Saturday, July 1, 2017
All day– The Next Page Books and Nosh will be kicking off their month-long scavenger hunt to find Waldo in twenty-five participating local businesses. Guests are encouraged to go to Frisco Main Street area businesses for a Where’s Waldo passport to guide them through a Where’s Waldo scavenger hunt. Prizes will be awarded to players throughout July, and on July 30, there will be a big Waldo shindig at The Next Page Books and Nosh with treats, games and prize giveaways celebrating the 30th anniversary of Where’s Waldo.
3:00 – 6:00pm– The Next Page Books and Nosh in Frisco will be presenting a book launch and signing with author, Christina Holbrook, and photographer, Marc Hoberman. Their book, Winelands of Colorado, introduces readers to winemakers growing grapes in vineyards at the highest elevation in the northern hemisphere and is first major photographic coffee-table book on the subject of Colorado wine making.
9:30pm– Fireworks will be shot off over West Lake in Copper Mountain’s Center Village.
Saturday, July 1, 2017 and Sunday, July 2, 2017
For the 2nd year, the Family Adventure Quest is coming to Copper Mountain over 4th of July weekend. The event will offer families a chance to experience an adventure course like no other with zip lines, mud pits, slacklines, cargo nets, trekking, biking and a variety of other unique challenges in the Village at Copper and on Copper Mountain. On Saturday, July 1, age groups 10-11 and 12-14 will have a chance to tackle the long course, which has approximately 14 obstacles and is 3.5 miles long. On Sunday, July 2, age groups 6-7 and 8-9 will take on the short course which has approximately 12 obstacles and is 3 miles long. On Sunday, there will also be a mixed age category where the youngest member must be at least 3 years apart from the oldest. Pre-registration is required.
Sunday, July 2, 2017
10:00am – 4:00pm– Frisco Founder’s Day is a great chance to experience Frisco’s heritage at the Frisco Historic Park & Museum and to celebrate Frisco’s history. This event features free burro rides sponsored by Climax Molybdenum, gold panning, refreshments and live music and entertainment in the gazebo. FriscoHistoricPark.com
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
7:00 – 11:00am – Team Summit Pancake Breakfast located at the old community center in Frisco at 3rd Avenue and Granite Street to benefit Team Summit- $10 for adults and $5 for kids 8 and under.
9:00 – 11:00am – Kids Fishing Derby sponsored by Bass Pro Shops at Frisco’s Meadow Creek Park (behind Walmart) staffed by and benefiting the Gore Range Chapter of Trout Unlimited. This free event is open to children 15 years old and younger. Participants must bring their own rods, bait/flies and an enthusiasm for catching the biggest fish. Registration is only available onsite on the morning of the event.
10:30am– There will be a flyover by a United States Air Force Lockheed C-130 Hercules.
11:00am – 12:00pm – Free concert with the Summit Concert Band (Frisco Historic Park Gazebo)
12:30pm – Fabulous Fourth of July Parade (Main Street from Madison Ave. to 6th Ave.)
New to the parade this year-
- 10 piece adult marching band, Gora Gora Orkestar, will bring their funky, dance-able, brass band happiness to Frisco’s July 4th parade.
This year longtime owner of the Summit School of Dance, Melanie Frey, will lead off the parade as the official Grand Marshal of the 2017 Frisco 4th of July parade. Ms. Frey sold her dance school this June after a 30 year legacy of teaching Summit County children the art of dancing at her Frisco based dance school.
Frisco also invites kids to take a special spot in the parade and join in on the 17th annual bike parade. This is an opportunity for kids to display their creativity and patriotism. Kids are asked to bring their decorated bikes to the parking lot on the west side of Town Hall at Main Street and Madison Avenue at 11:45 a.m. on July 4. Kids 12 and under are eligible for the bike decorating contest and must be accompanied by their parents who must register and sign a waiver for each participating child. After registering, kids will show off their bikes to a small panel of judges and then join the parade. Children five and under must be accompanied by a parent or an older child during the whole parade. Every child must wear a helmet to participate. If parents are not accompanying their children during the parade, then they must be prepared to meet them at the end of the parade route at Main Street and 6th Avenue.
If you have a fun, patriotic and/or whacky float, we invite you to be a part of it and register in advance to participate.
1:30 – 3:30pm – Free concert with New Orleans-based singer-songwriter Maggie Koerner on Main Street in front of the Historic Park. It’s not uncommon to find Maggie performing on stage with a list of iconic acts that has included Widespread Panic, Gov’t Mule and Charles Bradley, to name a few. The Shreveport born singer-songwriter spent the majority of 2013 and 2014 as the lead singer and front-woman for legendary New Orleans’ funk-band Galactic.
3:30 – 5:00pm – Interactive drum circle with Peak Rhythms on Main Street- some free drumming fun while Main Street is closed for the celebrations. (Main Street from 3rd Ave. to 4th Ave.)
7:15 – 9:15pm – Free concert with Count Tutu at the Frisco Bay Marina. Count Tutu is an eleven-piece afro-beat inspired funk band based in Tulsa, OK in the business to make you dance. The band performs original music and is comprised of five horns (saxes, trombones, trumpet), drum set, two auxiliary percussion, bass, female vocalist, and male lead vocalist and guitar. The band has packed houses in Tulsa since its inception in July 2015.