Spontaneous Combustion Bonfire & Fireworks

Feb 8, 2020 (Past event)

What does a town of 3,000 do with “gently used” Christmas trees? We throw a party with a bonfire of course! Spontaneous Combustion is a community (everyone welcome!) celebration, which features a bonfire and fireworks, as well as beverage (including beer from Outer Range Brewing Co. & Broken Compass) and chili sales to benefit the Summit Nordic Ski Club, which has been providing access to Nordic skiing for Summit County’s youth for nearly 50 years.

Food and beverage sales are cash only.


  • Bonfire kicks off at 6:00pm
  • Fireworks at 8:00pm

At the corner of Marina Road and Summit Boulevard/Highway 9 in Frisco

How We Fuel the Bonfire

Frisco’s Spontaneous Combustion Bonfire is fueled by recycled Christmas Trees in the B1 Parking Lot at the entrance Frisco Bay Marina at the intersection of Marina Rd. and Summit Boulevard (map). Through February 8, 2020 at 4:00pm, the Town of Frisco is accepting Christmas trees to fuel the Spontaneous Combustion bonfire. Trees must be stripped of all lights, tinsel, garland, tree stands and decorations prior to drop off at the Frisco Bay Marina dirt lot at the corner of Summit Boulevard/Highway 9 and Marina Road. Only real trees will be accepted, and no other materials will be accepted including, but not limited to building supplies and packaging. The tree drop off is open 24 hours a day.

For further information about dropping off a Christmas tree or the Spontaneous Combustion Bonfire, please contact Nora Gilbertson at NoraG@townoffrisco.com or at 970-668-9132.

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