The 4th of July is many Americans favorite day of the year. Cities and towns across the country plan for this day months in advance, and there are plenty of activities and events you can attend each year. Parades, cookouts and fireworks are common on this day of independence, but for the town of Frisco Colorado, the annual Fishing Derby is the pride of the town.
Frisco Fly Fishing Derby
The annual Fishing Derby is put together by the town of Frisco and the Gore Range chapter of Trout Unlimited. Every year, deliver this amazing tradition to the kids and their families! In the Derby kids ages 15 and under are invited to fish the stocked pond at Meadow Creek Park from 9 am to 11 am. Families and spectators watch as the future starts of the fishing community work their angling magic.
The day starts a at 8:15 when the competitors must register. Registration is free, but the fishermen must enter their right category. The competition is broken into age classes of 0-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13-15 years old. The winner of each group will win prizes that are sponsored by Bass Pro Shops!
This competition is catch and release, and with the competitors being under the age of 16, no fishing license is required. The anglers are to bring their own poles and bait but there will be some loaner poles for those fishermen who forgot theirs or decided to join the competition last minute. Trout Unlimited volunteers will be on site to uphold all rules and regulations of the competition. The volunteers will also help the fishermen with their gear, measure fish, and provide general guidance about best fishing practices.
Winners of the Frisco kids fishing derby | Image courtesy of summitdaily.com
4th of July in Frisco
The derby is part of the Frisco’s Fabulous 4th of July celebration that will have activities for the whole family along main street and the beautiful Frisco Bay Marina. This celebration will start off with a pancake breakfast starting at 7 am. Starting at 11 there will be free concerts all throughout the day. At 11 the hometown parade will make its way down main street. The parade invites kids to join in the bike parade. The kids are asked to show their patriotism by decorating their bikes. There will be judges who will award trophies and cash prizes to the best decorated bikes! There will also be 4 other categories that parade contestants will win prizes, business, vehicle, animal, and non-profit. From 3:30 to 5 there will be an interactive drum circle on main street lead by Peak Rhythms. After more concerts the block party will end with fireworks over the Dillon Reservoir.
This 4th of July there is no better place to celebrate our freedom than Frisco, Colorado. Grab the whole family and show your patriotism up in the high country for a time you and your family will never forget.