Frisco Fall Fest | September 6
Fall brings crisp mountain air, changing aspen leaves and a chance to celebrate all things Colorado with a day-long festival on Frisco’s Main Street. Enjoy the work of local artists, shop for fresh produce in the Colorado Proud harvest market and listen to a live performance by Lez Zeppelin. In the morning before the festival, brave competitors can participate in the 3rd Annual Mount Royal Hill Climb, a grueling two-mile race to the summit of nearby Mount Royal. Proceeds from the race benefit local nonprofit The Dillon Range District. Fall Fest attendance is free. http://www.townoffrisco.com/events/fallfest/
Keystone Oktoberfest | September 6
Keystone’s River Run Village comes to life to celebrate German culture for their 2nd annual Oktoberfest. Come sample beers from different Colorado Breweries and chow down on traditional German cuisine. There will be plenty of children’s activities including free face painters, a bounce house and the Edelweiss Polka Dancers. Admission is free for all, and you can buy a commemorative mug for $25 or stein for $35. Mug purchases include three beers and $5 refills. Other festivities include Das Bier Burner 5K Run, free concerts and food booths from 1pm – 6pm. Free Parking is available at the River Run Lots located off Highway 6 East on Gondola Road. http://www.keystoneresort.com/eventdetail/Oktoberfest.axd?year=2014&month=9&eventview=calendarview
20th Annual Breckenridge Oktoberfest | September 12 – 14
Strap on your lederhosen, grab a beer stein and get ready for Oktoberfest, one of Breckenridge’s most anticipated community events of the year. Join hundreds of revelers for a weekend-long Main Street party featuring dozens of German food vendors, beer tents serving Paulaner Bier, Bavarian dancers, polka music, children’s activities and more. Kick off the weekend with the Friday evening Brewmaster’s dinner, a multi-course meal of authentic German eats paired with Paulaner’s diverse selection of beer. Other festivities include a keg-tapping ceremony and 5K run. http://www.gobreck.com/events/breckenridge-oktoberfest
Breck Festival of Film | September 18 – 21
In its 34th year, the Breckenridge Festival of Film returns in September for a four-day celebration of independent filmmakers. Along with the many parties and panels, over 50 films will be screened over the weekend, including a wide variety of documentaries, dramas, comedies and shorts. Don’t miss the Adventure Reel lineup, a new element for the Breckenridge Festival of Film that embraces the character of the Breckenridge mountain community. http://www.breckfilmfest.com/
Breckenridge Grand Vacations Fall Fest | October 18
Come out for a day of family fun in downtown Breckenridge! The Breckenridge Grand Vacations Fall Fest features kid-friendly activities including face painting, balloon artists, caramel apple decorating, pumpkin decorating, photo booth, bouncy castles and more! The fun takes place at the Riverwalk Center from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Keystone Wine in the Pines | October 17 – 18
What better way to spend a weekend than indulging in fine wine and gourmet food in a picturesque mountain setting? At Friday night’s “Denim and Diamonds” Winemaker’s Dinner, enjoy a five-course feast prepared by Keystone Ranch’s chef Steve Vlass and paired with carefully selected Roth Estate wines. Saturday brings the International Wine and Gourmet Food Tasting to Keystone’s conference center. The evening’s theme, “Cirque du Vino” features amazing aerial talents of Imagination Circus Arts, a cirque style performance group from Boulder, Colorado. Proceeds from the event benefit the Kelly Smith Employment Center at Ability Connection Colorado. http://abilityconnectioncolorado.org/special-events/wine-pines/
Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival | October 24 – 26
Join distillers from around the nation for a celebration of the finest handcrafted spirits and enjoy Breckenridge’s historic watering holes and saloons at the annual Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival. The weekend centers around the “Still on the Hill” grand tasting at the Riverwalk Center on Saturday, October 25, where you can sample craft spirits, learn from distillers, enjoy live music and more. http://breckenridgecraftspiritsfestival.com/index.html
Keystone Ski Resort opens for 2014/2015 Season | October 31
Breckenridge Ski Resort opens for 2014/2015 Season | November 7
After the successful opening of Peak 6 in the 2013/2014 season, the Breckenridge Ski Resort looks forward to another exciting season full of big snowfalls and exciting events!
27th Annual Hartford Ski Spectacular | December 1 – 7
Disabled Sports USA hosts the 27th Annual Hartford Ski Spectacular, a winter sports festival for youth, wounded warriors and other individuals with physical disabilities, December 1 – 7 at Beaver Run Resort and the Breckenridge Ski Resort. The Ski Spectacular raises awareness for adaptive snow sports programs and trains athletes interested in competing in the Winter Paralympics. http://www.skispec.org/
Dog Park: The Musical | Select dates starting 11/25 through 1/3
“Speed Mating. Yappy Hour. Lovers with Leashes. Where can one find such doggone fun events? At the dog park of course! Get in on the dog park scene with Champ, the show dog; Bogie, the territorial rebel without a collar; Itchy, the sad sack terrier with ADD; and Daisy, the lone Westie female, who must choose a mate from one of the three.“
November 25, 26, 28, 29
December 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
January 1, 2, 3
Race of the Santas and Lighting of Breckenridge | December 6
Watch Breckenridge transform into a sparkling winter wonderland with a day of holiday festivities. Join in or cheer on hundreds of revelers dressed as Santa as they race down five blocks of historic Main Street, spread holiday cheer with caroling in the Blue River Plaza and watch as Santa arrives via horse-drawn carriage for the lighting of the town tree.
Frisco Wassail Days | December 6 – 14
Head to Frisco December 6th – 14th for a holiday celebration centered around the town’s 7th annual Wassail Days competition. Stroll along Main Street, sample steaming cups of Wassail (Old English apple cider) from participating merchants and vote for your favorite! http://www.townoffrisco.com/events/wassail-days/
Dew Tour | December 11 – 14
The Dew Tour Mountain Championships return to Breckenridge for the 10th year with a showcase of the world’s top freeskiers and snowboarders. In addition to superpipe and freestyle competitions, the event will feature live music, autograph signings and giveaways in the Festival Village and more. Attendance is free, but if you are unable to experience the excitement in person, view extensive live coverage of the events on NBC and NBC Sports Network.
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