Great Rubber Duck Race

September 2

Join us for the 36th Annual Great Rubber Duck Race, a vibrant event supporting the Summit Foundation’s community initiatives in Summit County! Purchase a rubber duck, watch the race along the Blue River, and help fund scholarships, grants, and community projects. Win a $2,000 Grand prize or other rewards like ski passes, restaurant, and spa certificates, while enjoying a day of camaraderie and philanthropy.

  • When: September 2, 11:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Where: Blue River Plaza
  • Cost: Free to attend! Ducks available for purchase

Keystone Oktoberfest

September 2

Kickstart the Oktoberfest celebrations in Keystone this Labor Day weekend! Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere with lively German music, captivating polka dancers, and a delectable array of German beers and cuisine. Kinderfest offers a delightful experience for the little ones, featuring craft activities, polka lessons, and more. Join our friends in Keystone for a weekend filled with cultural delights and family-friendly festivities that capture the essence of Oktoberfest.

  • When: September 2
  • Where: Keystone Resort, River Run Village
  • Cost: Free to attend! Optional commemorative stein, food and craft beer available for purchase
  • Event Schedule: 
    • 1:00-6:00: Keystone Oktober Fest Beer Tents Open
    • 1:00-6:00: Kinderfest (Free Kids’ Activities)
    • Live music and performances:
      • 1:00-2:00: Summit Concert Band
      • 2:00-3:00: Those Austrian Guys
      • 2:00-2:45: Kids’ Polka Instruction
      • 3:00-3:30: German Polka Dancers Performance
      • 3:30-4:30: Those Austrian Guys
      • 3:45-4:15: Kids’ Polka Instruction
      • 4:30-5:00: Germany Polka Dancers Performance
      • 5:30-6:00: Those Austrian Guys
    • 5:00-5:45: Stein Hoisting Contests

Frisco Fall Fest

September 8-9

Get ready for a blast at the Frisco Fall Fest! There’s something for everyone: check out art at the Arts at Altitude show, groove to live music, and get hands-on with artsy projects you can take home. Don’t miss the pretzels and sausage served up by Ein Prosit, and if you’re into good brews, we’ve got a beer garden with awesome German beer – and the best part? It’s all for a good cause, supporting the Friends of Dillon Ranger District. Join us for a chill celebration of art, music, food, and community vibes at the Frisco Fall Fest!

  • When: September 8-9, 2023
  • Where: Historic Park and Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue, Frisco, CO
  • Cost: Free to attend!
  • Event Schedule: 
    • September 8
      • 10:00-5:00: Arts at Altitude
      • 12:00-2:00; 3:00-5:00: Live music with Zac Day
    • September 9
      • 10:00-5:00: Arts at Altitude
      • 12:00-2:00; 3:00-5:00: Live music with Andrew McConathy
      • 12:00-5:00
        • Free make and take art projects
        • Pretzels and sausage from Ein Prosit
        • Beer garden

Breckenridge Oktoberfest

September 15-17

Put on your lederhosen and grab your steins because the 27th Annual Breckenridge Oktoberfest is here, and it’s a must-not-miss event! Taking over Main Street, this iconic and eagerly awaited celebration promises a weekend brimming with fall festivities. Indulge in the Breckenridge Brewery beers and traditional German fare while tapping your feet to live music and showing off your polka-dancing skills. Families can dive into the fun zone, ensuring everyone’s smiling from ear to ear. Get ready to raise your glass, savor the flavors, and soak in the lively atmosphere at the Breckenridge Oktoberfest!

  • When: September 15-17, 2023
  • Where: Breckenridge Main Street
  • Cost: Free to attend! On-site drink tokens: $8 each
  • Event Schedule:
    • September 15
      • 1:00-6:00: Family Fun Zone
      • 2:00: Ceremonial Keg Tapping
      • 2:00-6:00: Breckenridge Oktoberfest Main Street Party
    • September 16
      • 10:00: Oktoberfest 5K Trail Run
      • 11:00-6:00: Breckenridge Oktoberfest Main Street Party
    • September 17
      • 11:00-5:00: Breckenridge Oktoberfest Main Street Party

World Clean-Up Day

September 18

Join forces with the dedicated BGV Sustainability team as we embark on a journey to enhance the beauty of Breckenridge. We’ve got you covered with all the cleanup essentials – gloves, bags, vests, and pickers. Together, we will transform Breckenridge, starting from the ground up, and gradually make our way to The Boot at GTL for a well-deserved lunch break. Don’t forget to dress appropriately for the weather and carry a compact backpack with essentials such as water, snacks, sunscreen, and additional layers for comfort. Owners, guests, friends and family, you’re cordially invited to partake in our annual tradition: World Clean Up Day!

  • When: September 18, 2023
  • Where: Meet at Blue River Plaza
  • Cost: Free!
  • Event Schedule:
    • 9:45 a.m.: Meet at Blue River Plaza
    • 10:00 a.m.: Welcome and instructions from BGV Sustainability team
    • 10:00-11:30 a.m.: World Clean Up
    • 11:30 a.m.: Head to The Boot Saloon
    • 12:00-1:00 p.m.: Lunch at The Boot Saloon

Breckenridge Film Fest

September 21-24

Immerse yourself in the cinematic charm of the Breckenridge Film Festival, a captivating three-day event. Offering a curated selection of films and shorts across three theaters, this festival caters to every cinematic taste. Attendees can choose between day passes or weekend passes. The historic Masonic Hall is the festival’s hub, where tickets, exclusive merchandise, and film-themed breakfasts and lunches await. From thought-provoking narratives to emerging talents and global perspectives, this festival celebrates the art of film in a setting that beautifully marries culture with nature.

  • Event Details to be released on September 1

Breckenridge Strings, Ciders and Sours

September 29-October 1

Close out the summer season in style at Breckenridge Strings, Ciders & Sours, a vibrant event combining the best music, flavors, and mountain charm. Set against the backdrop of Breckenridge’s stunning peaks, groove to the bluegrass tunes of Blue River Grass, and enjoy live music that sets the perfect ambiance. Sample from a diverse array of ciders and sours from craft breweries while soaking in breathtaking views of the Breckenridge mountain landscape. As a memento of the experience, guests will receive a special commemorative tasting glass, making this event a memorable way to bid farewell to summer in the heart of the Rockies.

  • When: September 29-October 1
  • Where: Main Street Station & The Village at Breckenridge
  • Cost: $250 (All Access Pass-All Weekend); $150 (VIP Experience-Saturday); $60 (Grand Tasting-Saturday)
  • Event Schedule: 
    • Friday, September 29
      • 6:30 p.m.: Cider Pairing Dinner
    • Saturday, September 30
      • 12:30: VIP Lounge at Quandray Tequila Bistro
      • 2p.m.-6p.m.: Grand Tasting
      • 3:00 p.m.-5:45p.m.: Live Music by Blue River Grass
    • Sunday, October 1
      • 11a.m.-1p.m.: Sunday Brunch at Sauce on the Maggie

Ongoing Events

Local Concerts

Our local live music venues, the Riverwalk Center, AirStage, and Dillon Amphitheater, have announced their summer lineups! Their summer concert series begins this month. Check out the schedule below, and plan to see some live music on your next visit to Breckenridge. In addition, several locations around town regularly feature local acts. Check out our Summer Music Venues blog for additional locations. The high country will be jamming this summer!

Riverwalk Center

  • Watchhouse: September 1
  • John Dener Tribute Concert: September 2
  • Tig Notaro: September 28
  • Snarky Puppy: September 29

Dillon Amphitheater

  • Tash Sultana: September 2
  • Gregory Alan Isakov: September 3
  • Moon Taxi: September 4
  • Wu-Tang Clan with Deltron 3030: September 9
  • Lespecial: September 11
  • Greensky Bluegrass: September 13-14

Movies on the Water

Experience the magic of cinema under the stars at Movies on the Water! Join us at the breathtaking Dillon Amphitheater, a captivating outdoor venue nestled on the serene shores of Lake Dillon, Colorado. Sit back, relax, and enjoy popular movies and educational events that ignite your imagination and transport you to new worlds. Gather your loved ones, bring your blankets and chairs, and join us for an unforgettable night of Movies on the Water.

Outdoor Markets

Outdoor markets are a vibrant and exciting feature of the summer season, and Summit County offers two exceptional options for residents and visitors to enjoy. Each Friday from 9a.m-2p.m., the Dillon Farmer’s Market brings us produce and goods, art, music and entertainment, donation-based yoga classes, and more! Pay a visit to our neighbors across the lake and take in the views of Lake Dillon and the Tenmile and Gore ranges while supporting small businesses. Right here in Breckenridge, each Sunday from 10a.m.-3p.m., the Breckenridge Sunday Market takes place in Main Street Station. Shop a wide variety of artistic creations, handcrafted and homegrown items!

  • When: June 9-September 15; Each Friday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Where: Dillon Town Park
  • Cost: Free!
  • Event Schedule
    • Live Music 10:30-1:00
    • Yoga in Town Park 9:00-10:00 ($15 suggested donation)
  • When: June 11-September 3, Each Sunday from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Where: Main Street Station
  • Cost: Free!

Breckenridge Backstage Theater Presents: Airness

August 15-September 9

Our local theater organization, Breckenridge Backstage Theater, will be debuting its performance of Airness this month! From the BBT website, Airness, a comedy about competition, completion, and finding the airness inside yourself, is described as “When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there’s more to this art form than playing pretend; it’s about finding yourself in your favorite songs and performing with raw joy. Will Nina be able to let go and set herself free onstage? Following her mission to shred or be shredded, Airness is an exuberant reminder that everything we need to rock is already inside us.”

Friends of Dillon Ranger District Events

One of our most treasured local non-profit organizations, Friends of Dillon Ranger District (FDRD), offers a variety of programs to keep us learning and exploring all winter long! Friends of Dillon Ranger District is an active, locally-based stewardship organization that, with help of volunteers and collaboration with the US Forest Service, works for sustainable management of our local forest. Explore the programs offered by FDRD this season!

Volunteer Opportunities 

  • Summit Seniors- Sapphire Point Sign Installation: September 1
  • Copper Mountain Native Seed Collection: September 7

Educational Hikes & Tours

  • Ghost Tour Archaeology Hiking/Autotour: September 2
  • Fuels Project Planning Process: September 6
  • Geology Bike Tour: September 12
  • Brewering Social- Water in the West: September 27

Breck Create Classes & Workshops

Breckenridge Creative Arts, known as BreckCreate, is a local organization devoted to promoting arts, culture, and creative experiences. Since 2014, BreckCreate has nurtured creativity and community through its program activities. Support this local organization by signing up for one of its many classes and workshops!

BreckCreate offers a wide range of classes and workshops suitable for every age and ability! Here are the courses offered this month:

  • Hike & Write: Inspiration from the Forest
  • Advanced Metalsmithing: Stone Setting Techniques
  • Beginner Wheel Throwing
  • Pint-Sized Painting: National Parks
  • Human Habits: Clay Sculpture for Kids
  • Beginner Drawing
  • Beginner Glassblowing
  • Clay Hand Building
  • Mixed-Up Mixed Media
  • Drawing For Young Adults
  • Glass Fused Jewelry
  • Pick-A-Project
  • Drafts & Crafts
  • Miniature Mosaics
  • Junior Mosaics
  • Writing from the Land
  • Watercolor Splash
  • Creative Crafts for Kids
  • Metalsmithing
  • Toddler Art
  • Beginner Mosaics and Grouting
  • Date Night: Acrylic Painting
  • July Art Camp
  • Ceramic Glazing Techniques
  • Intermediate Wheel Throwing