Frisco and Copper’s 2018 Fabulous Fourth of July Weekend
Sunday, July 1, 2018
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.
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
8:00 – 11:00am – Team Summit Pancake Breakfast at the Old Community Center at 3rd Avenue and Granite Street to benefit Team Summit- $10 for adults and $5 for kids 8 and under.
New earlier time- 8:00 – 10:00am – Kids Fishing Derby sponsored by the Town of Frisco, Trouts Frisco and Colorado Parks and Wildlife 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. There will be no fishing at Meadow Creek Pond from Saturday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 4 at noon in order to prepare the pond for the fishing derby.
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.)
Frisco also invites kids to take a special spot in the parade and join in on the 18th 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.
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.
If you have a fun, patriotic and/or whacky float, we invite you to be a part of it.
1:30 – 3:30pm – Free concert with MarchFourth (Frisco Historic Park Gazebo)- MarchFourth is a joy-inducing force of entertainment. The colorful explosion of brassy funk, rock, and jazz is all about the groove. This larger-than-life group of musicians and acrobats tours the country year-round, bringing a spirit of celebration wherever they go. MarchFourth is, in a word, FUN!
With exceptional musical quality and a visual kaleidoscope of performers, MarchFourth is a spectacle of high-energy compositions, colorful costumes, and irresistible charisma! M4 has been seen on stages from ESPN’s Espy Awards to festivals like Wakarusa, Bumbershoot, and High Sierra Music Fest, to world-class venues like The Kennedy Center and The Fillmore, and even a cultural exchange tour to China, sponsored by the US State Department.
7:15 – 9:15pm – Free concert with Buckstein at the Frisco Bay Marina- This Colorado born and raised musician, Matthew Buckstein, will bring his own version of country music to Frisco for the 4th of July. Buckstein studied theater in college, earning his BA from California State University, Fullerton, and entered the world of music after going to an “American Idol” audition to support a friend. Buckstein ended up getting through and his friend didn’t. After appearing on the finale of “American Idol” in Season 5, he returned to Denver with music on the brain. Since, he has opened for the likes of Charlie Daniels, Dustin Lynch, Old Dominion, Eli Young, John Michael Montgomery, Mark Chesnutt and many more.
9:30pm – Fireworks over Dillon Reservoir CANCELLED– The Town of Frisco has cancelled their July 4th fireworks after consulting with Summit Fire & EMS. Summit Fire & EMS met with representatives from the White River National Forest and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office on June 28, and the fire danger was determined to have changed significantly overnight from June 27 to June 28. The Local Energy Release Component, as of June 27, put Summit County in approximately the 95th percentile, and overnight Summit County went to the 98th percentile.