Summer Music at the Riverwalk Center | June – August
An award-winning performing arts facility, the Riverwalk Center is an important anchor of the Breckenridge Arts District and home to both the National Repertory Orchestra and the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra. Enjoy classical, rock, jazz and many other musical performances at this iconic venue throughout the summer.
Peak 8 Fun Park | June 13 – September 14
Even when it’s not snow-covered, the mountain is a favorite place to play for locals and visitors alike. From mid-June to early September, Peak 8 is transformed into a fun park full of activities the whole family can enjoy, including the Gold Runner Coaster and Alpine SuperSlide, mini golf, a rock climbing wall, Segway tours and Colorado’s largest human maze. Open daily from June 13 to September 1, then Fridays through Sundays until September 14.
Ride the Rockies | June 12
The annual Denver Post “Ride the Rockies” bike tour brings 2,000 cyclists through Breckenridge on Day 5 of its six day route through many of Colorado’s iconic mountain towns. http://ridetherockies.com/
Frisco BBQ Challenge | June 12 – 14
In its 21st year, the always-anticipated Colorado BBQ Challenge comes to nearby Frisco Thursday, June 12 through Saturday, June 14. Around 70 barbecue connoisseurs will compete for the Grand Champion title in a variety of categories, from ribs to sauce to dessert. Enjoy heaping plates of barbecue, chef demonstrations, pig races, live music and more!
Kingdom Days | June 14 – 15
Celebrate Breckenridge’s colorful history with a weekend dedicated to honoring the town’s mining past. Cheer on competitors at the annual Outhouse Races, visit the historic Barney Ford and Edwin Carter museums, tour the town’s many mining-era saloons, pan for gold at Lomax Gulch and much more. http://www.gobreck.com/events/kingdom-days
Keystone Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour | June 21 – 22
What better way to spend a weekend than at a festival dedicated to all things bacon?! At the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour’s annual stop in Keystone, attendees can attend bacon education lectures, enjoy free live music and gorge on a variety of bacon-inspired cuisine. Don’t miss out on a visit to Colorado’s biggest bacon bloody mary bar! http://www.keystonefestivals.com/index.php/bacon-tour/
Breckenridge Fourth of July Celebration | July 4
Breckenridge’s Fourth of July celebration includes something fun for everyone, beginning with the Independence Day 10K trail run and Firecracker 50 mountain bike race. At 10 a.m., watch as Main Street turns red, white and blue during the annual parade. Spend the afternoon and evening lounging on the Riverwalk Center lawn and enjoying free live music, including the National Repertory Orchestra’s yearly Patriotic Concert. Weather pending, the day ends with a spectacular firework show over Breckenridge Ski Resort’s Peaks 8 and 9. http://www.gobreck.com/events/fourth-july
Breckenridge July Art Festival | July 4 – 6
Ranked as one of the top 25 art fairs in the United States, the Breckenridge July Art Festival returns to Main Street Station for three days over Fourth of July weekend. Over 100 artists will showcase their work from a variety of mediums, including ceramics, woodwork, sculpture, jewelry and more. http://www.mountainartfestivals.com/breck_art_festival.php
Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival | July 19 – 20
Spend a weekend enriching your knowledge of all things wine while enjoying live music from a variety of jazz artists at Keystone’s annual Wine and Jazz Festival, held July 19 and 20 at the River Run Village. More details to come! http://www.keystonefestivals.com/index.php/wine-jazz/
Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival | July 26
On Saturday, July 26, over 30 craft brewers including Breckenridge Brewery, Avery Brewing Company, and Boulder Beer will converge on Beaver Run Resort for five hours of beer tasting and free live music. Tickets are available for a presale rate of $27.50 until July 25 and include entrance to the festival and a commemorative tasting cup good for unlimited beer samples at the event. http://alwaysmountaintime.com/radiate/events/breckenridge-summer-beer-festival/
Breck Bike Week | August 20 – 24
Celebrate Breckenridge’s bicycling culture with four days of events geared toward bike enthusiasts of all abilities. Participants can embark on the 240-mile Breck Epic stage race, attend clinics focused on skills and maintenance, view high-end bike demos and more, all while enjoying and exploring the area’s miles of scenic trails. http://www.breckbikeweek.com/
USA Pro Cycling Challenge | August 22
The USA Pro Cycling Challenge, one of the largest cycling events in the nation, returns to Breckenridge for the fourth time on Friday, August 22. Cheer on some of the world’s best professional cyclists during the Stage 5 Finish, watch race coverage on the Jumbotron and enjoy free concerts on the Riverwalk Center lawn. http://www.gobreck.com/events/community-events/usa-pro-cycling-challenge
BGV Strider Challenge | August 22
Before watching the pro riders, cheer on the world’s most adorable “pro” striders! On Friday morning before the USA Pro Cycling Challenge’s Stage 5 Finish, watch two to five year olds race down Main Street on pint-sized, pedal-less bikes. More details to come!
Summit Foundation’s 27th Annual Great Rubber Duck Race | August 30
A highly-anticipated annual event in its 27th year, the Summit Foundation’s annual Great Rubber Duck Race takes place on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Watch the Blue River turn yellow as thousands of rubber ducks float down in three races throughout the day – the Kids Duck Dash at 1 p.m., Business Battle Race at 2 p.m. and the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Great Rubber Duck Race at 3 p.m. Ducks can be purchased online or at various locations throughout Summit County, including the Breckenridge Post Office and City Market, in the days leading up to the race. http://www.summitfoundation.org/?page_id=81
39th Annual Gathering at the Great Divide Art Festival | August 30 – September 1
Ranked as one of the top 200 fine art shows in the United States, the annual Gathering at the Great Divide art show fills the streets at Main Street and Wellington with the work of over 100 artists. Take a stroll and view the many artistic mediums on display, including photography, woodwork, handcrafted jewelry and more. Admission is free and the festival will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Monday. http://www.mountainartfestivals.com/great_divide.php
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