Independence Day Celebrations in Summit

By Samantha Blair | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Summit County is an extraordinary place to celebrate our nation’s independence. Majestic peaks, blue lakes and sunshine make the Fourth of July seem even more magical. Check out the free events and Fourth of July happenings near you this week.

Photo: Everything Summit, Summit This Week

Free Concert

Check out the Free Friday Night Concert at the Dillon Amphitheater from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 29. This week, The Nacho Men will be performing a blend of dance, music and comedy for a high-energy rock and roll show.

Frisco Founders Day

On Sunday, July 1, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Frisco Historic Park & Museum will celebrate the town’s history and the museum’s 35th anniversary. There will be gold panning, lawn games, sidewalk chalk, burro rides and live music and entertainment. There will be a light reception from 4 to 6 p.m. to round out the evening.

Photo: Everything Summit, Frisco Founders Day

Independence Day Celebrations


On Tuesday, July 3, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Keystone will have a full day of fun for the whole family. There will be a fishing derby, a hike, crafts, bounce houses, face painting, an outdoor barbecue and other activities along Keystone Lake. A fireworks show will take place once the sun sets around 9:30 p.m.  


Silverthorne celebrates Independence Day with a Patriotic Salute from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4. Kids can play in bounce houses, get their faces painted and participate in interactive art projects while the National Repertory Orchestra plays in Rainbow Park.


Head down to Frisco’s Main Street for a true American Fourth of July celebration. The parade starts at 12:30 p.m. at Madison Avenue and goes east toward the Frisco Bay Marina. Throughout the day there will be a pancake breakfast, a free concert, live music, a free fishing derby and fireworks to round out a perfect Independence Day.

Photo: Everything Summit, Town of Frisco


The Town of Dillon will host the United States Air Force Academy Band from 7 to 9 p.m. for an Independence Day concert. Celebrate our nation’s heroes at the Dillon Amphitheater and stick around after to watch fireworks across the lake. 

Coming Up

Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15 is the first annual Silverthorne Fine Art Festival. Come to North Pond Park to see 80 fine artisans in 13 categories from across the nation and the world. Admission is free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

That's not all that's happening in Summit County this week and in the upcoming months. To see more events, click over to our Daytime and Nightlife listings.

About the Author Samantha Blair
Born and raised in Breckenridge, Samantha Blair has returned to live in Summit County as a writer and ski instructor. She has written for publications, companies and organizations from Santiago, Chile, to Rhode Island. When she is not traveling abroad or visiting family on the East Coast, Samantha is enjoying all of the skiing, hiking and adventures in Summit County and around Colorado.