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Weekend Preview: Kingdom Days & Frisco BBQ

This weekend is going to be a busy one, with Kingdom Days and the Frisco BBQ the street will be buzzing with people. Each event has a special history with Summit County and plenty to offer for all ages.

10426601_10152458692819029_151422778033434695_nFrisco BBQ Challenege: June 18-20 | Main Street, Frisco, CO

The Frisco BBQ is a local favorite and a perfect opportunity to stuff yourself with way to much BBQ and since calories don’t count on vacation the timing couldn’t be better. BBQ masters from all over the US make their way here to show off their best pork, ribs, BBQ sauce and talent. Between bites of food you can watch the pig racing (which is adorable if you like watching little pigs jump over hurdles), listen to live music or just make your way to the next scrumptious food stand. Hogbacks will be your form of currency and they can be purchased at multiple stands throughout Main Street. Credit cards are accepted for Hogback purchase. Parking is difficult to find due to the number of people at this event. We would encourage all guests staying in Breckenridge to use the Summit Stage, ride a bike or take Uber to get to this event. For more information about the Frisco BBQ go here.

 

image1Kingdom Days: June 19-21 | Main Street, Breckenridge, CO

There was a small period in time where Breckenridge was accidentally not included on maps. To locals this made the town extra special because their gem of a living location was now their own special kingdom that no one knew of, leading to referencing Breckenridge as the Kingdom. We take a weekend every year to celebrate this accident by bringing back the old traditions of gold panning, historic dress, and outhouse races (okay that isn’t really an old tradition). You can also participate in historical tours, hiking tours, distillery tours, and much more. For a full list of events go here.

2014 Dew Tour

It’s not every day that Olympic Gold medalists are pulling tricks in your own backyard. Dew Tour turns this dream into a reality. Don’t miss your chance to watch your favorite ski and snowboarders take over the Breckenridge Ski Hill! Crowd favorites like Jamie Anderson, Sage Kotsenburg, David Wise, Kaitlyn Farrington and many more will be there. Come cheer on and get your chance to watch some of the best in their element. For the most recent news and standings go here.

Thursday, December 11th
9:30 – 11:30am – Men’s Freeski Slopestyle Semi-Final
12:30 – 2:30pm – Men’s Snowboard Superpipe Semi-Final
Friday, December 12th
9:30- 10:30am – Women’s Freeski Superpipe Final
11:30am – 1:30pm – Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Semi-Final
12:00 – 2:00pm – Men’s Freeski Superpipe Semi-Final
3:00 – 4:00pm – Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final
7:30pm – Main Street – Freeski and snowboard Streetstyle
Saturday, December 13th
9:00 – 10:00am –  Women’s Snowboard Superpipe Final
11:00 – 1:00pm – Men’s Snowboard Superpipe Final
1:30 – 2:00pm – Women’s Freeski Slopestyle Final
3:00 – 4:30pm – Men’s Freeski Superpipe Final
8:00pm – Concert at the Riverwalk Center – The Chainsmokers (Click here for more information)

Sunday, December 14th
11:00am – 1:00pm – Men’s Freeski Slopestyle Final
2:00 – 3:30pm – Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final

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Top 5 Things To Do In Breckenridge This Weekend

Breckenridge has truly become a winter wonderland already this year. With all the snow and holiday activities taking place and it can hard to navigate what to focus on! We have provided you a foolproof list of activities that will help you make the most of your weekend in Breckenridge.

1) Race of the Santa’s

Join locals and visitors alike and watch Main Street be taken over by Santas of all shapes and sizes. You can either participate in the running, skipping and jogging or enjoy the pure entertainment of 100’s of Santas taking over the town. Festivities begin at 4:15 on Saturday, December 6th. For more information go here.

1743546_10100150412778950_492107441_n[1]2) Enjoy the Snow!

With the great snowfall we have had this season there are a verity of activities available to you.

Hit the slopes: Enjoy all the terrain that is open in Breckenridge and the newly opening Peak 7 and Imperial Express! For more information on what terrain is open go here. Need rentals to hit the slopes? Not problem. Check out all the BGV Owner discount options available to you here.

Cross Country Ski or Snowshoe: Enjoy a sunny day at the Breckenridge Nordic Center. Cross country skiing or snowshoeing are a great family activity and have a much smaller price tag in comparison to the ski hill. For more information go here. Grand Timber Lodge is also offering a guided snowshoe hike at 11:00am on Saturday, December 6th. For more information on this guided snowshoe hike go here.

Go Tubing: Tubing is another great family activity that is perfect for all ages. The closest tubing hill is at the Frisco Adventure Park, but for a bit more of an adrenaline rush we would recommend  Keystone Adventure Point. It is recommended to make reservations in advance for both locations.

brec_w1024[1]3) Lighting of Breckenridge

After an afternoon of enjoying the snow come enjoy the holiday festivities on Main Street! The lighting of Breckenridge officially takes place at 5:15 on Saturday, December 6th, but make sure not to miss Santa coming into town at 5:00! For more details on all the Breckenridge lighting events go here.

4) Make or Buy a Handmade Holiday Craft

There isn’t a better way to kick off the holiday season than with a craft! The Breckenridge Arts District offers a Holiday Market and Holiday card making for kids. If you are looking for something a bit more challenging stick around for the Wednesday, December 10th ceramic holiday ornament workshop. If you are staying at Grand Timber Lodge you also have the options of participating in their survival bracelet and suminigashi making activities. For information on Grand Timber activities go here.

5) Relax at the Spa

After a weekend of activity it’s always great to treat yourself! What a better way to do that than enjoy one of the two Breckenridge Grand Vacations spas. Refresh Spa at Grand Timber Lodge is offering 20% off all services until Friday, December 12th. Soothe Day Spa at Grand Lodge on Peak 7 is offering 20% off all services before 2pm.