Silverthorne First Friday Block Party

August 4

Experience Silverthorne’s beloved First Fridays with the August First Friday Block Party! Join us as we bring the community together for a celebration filled with live music, captivating local art vendors, live art demonstrations, and engaging activities for kids. From music and games to immersive artistic experiences, there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to create lasting memories and immerse yourself in a day of community joy at the August First Friday Block Party in Silverthorne!

  • When: August 4, 2023; 4:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Fourth Street Crossing in Silverthorne
  • Cost: Free to attend!
  • Event Features: 
    • Live music
    • Local art vendors
    • Live art demonstrations
    • Kids’ activities
    • And more!

Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival

August 5-6

Join us for an unforgettable weekend as Keystone Resort proudly presents its highly anticipated Bluegrass and Beer Festival, returning this August. Prepare to immerse yourself in a two-day event that celebrates the blend of live music, delectable food vendors, and an array of craft breweries from across Colorado and beyond. Indulge in the finest selection of craft beers while reveling in the melodious tunes of string bands performing on three stages scattered throughout the scenic River Run village. Come bask in the summer sunshine, accompanied by soulful bluegrass melodies at the Keystone Resort’s Bluegrass and Beer Festival. Prepare to create unforgettable memories and celebrate the perfect fusion of craft beer and extraordinary musical performances.

  • When: August 5-6, 2023
  • Where: River Run Village at Keystone Resort
  • Cost: $25-$45 per person, depending on ticket type
  • Bluegrass Schedule: 
    • Saturday, August 5
      • Ms. Amy and the Jet Set: 11:30-12:30 p.m.
      • Meadows & Fields: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
      • Bear Hat: 12:30-4:30 p.m.
      • High Lonesome: 1:00-2:30 p.m.
      • Benny Burle Galloway & the Country Angels: 1:30-3:00 p.m.
      • Arkansauce: 3:00-4:30 p.m.
      • The Lil Smokies: 3:30-5:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, August 6
      • Shaky Hand String Band: 12:00-1:15 p.m.
      • Lost Penny: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
      • Smorgasgrass: 12:30-4:30 p.m.
      • The Brothers Comatose: 1:45-3:30 p.m.
      • The Fretliners: 1:30-3:00 p.m.
      • The Lil Smokies: 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Leadville Boom Days

August 4-6

Join us on a journey as we traverse past Copper Mountain and Fremont Pass, to the charming town of Leadville for a delightful two-day celebration of the Old West. Experience the truly unique Boom Days festival, where we step back in time to the mining era of Colorado. This event offers a range of unique activities, including burro races, mining contests, and a bustling street fair featuring over 100 food and craft booths. Take in the live music while you explore the parade, car show, motorcycle events, and even pie-eating contests. Take a moment to appreciate the stunning Sawatch Range, and enjoy being part of this fun-filled community event in Leadville.

  • When: August 4-6, 2023
  • Where: Leadville, Colorado
  • Cost: Free to attend!
  • Click here for event schedule

Breckenridge International Festival of Arts

August 11-20

Experience the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (BIFA), a vibrant 10-day celebration presented by BreckCreate that embraces the essence of art in all its forms. With the motto “Art + Creativity + Play,” this extraordinary event unfolds through engaging experiences across the Arts District, the Riverwalk Center, public parks, trails, and open spaces throughout Breckenridge. A diverse tapestry of local, national, and international artists and organizations come together, offering an eclectic fusion of music, dance, film, visual arts, and family entertainment. Whether a local or a visitor, BIFA invites you to revel in its events and artworks!

  • When: August 11-20, 2023
  • Where: Breckenridge Arts District
  • Cost: Free
  • Event Features: 
    • Concrete James: Skate + Jazz
    • Acoustic Flow
    • Chirp!
    • Trail Mix
    • BIFA Info + Craft Tent
    • Wonder Hour
    • Guided Mindfulness Hikes
    • Airstage Summer Apres

Breck Epic

August 13-18

Prepare for an adrenaline-fueled takeover of Breckenridge as mountain bikers gather for an exhilarating five-day adventure known as the Breck Epic. Brace yourself for the thrill of type two fun, as this epic race is not meant for the faint of heart. Consisting of six challenging backcountry loops, each spanning 35-50 miles, this bucket list event aims to recreate the spirit of old-school mountain biking. Get ready for big rides with friends, camaraderie, and a touch of mayhem. For those planning to witness the action rather than participate, here’s the exciting part: each loop conveniently starts and finishes within a mere mile of downtown Breck! So join us as we celebrate the spirit of mountain biking, whether you’re racing or spectating, and embrace the exhilaration that the Breck Epic has to offer.

  • When: August 13-18
  • Where: Breckenridge (six backcountry loops)
  • Cost: Free to spectate!
  • Race Location Schedule: 
    • August 13: Pennsylvania Creek
    • August 14: The Colorado Trail
    • August 15: The Circumnavigation of Mt. Guyot
    • August 16: Aqueduct
    • August 17: Wheeler
    • August 18: Gold Dust Trail
  • Click here for a spectator guide!

Keystone Mountain Town Music Fest

August 19

Join us for the Keystone Mountain Town Music Fest, a one-day scenic River Run Village event. Enjoy live performances including Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown, alongside captivating acts from Salida Circus, featuring acrobats, stilt walkers, magicians, and more! It’s the perfect weekend getaway in Colorado’s high country, celebrating the end of summer with one last mountain adventure before the aspens turn golden. Don’t miss out on this memorable experience at the Keystone Mountain Town Music Fest.

  • When: August 19
  • Where: River Run Village at Keystone Resort
  • Cost: Free!
  • Event Schedule: 
    • Mountain Town Music Festival: 1:00-5:00 p.m.
    • Salida Circus: 1:30-5:00 p.m.
    • Kevin Daniel & The Bottom Line: 1:30-3:00 p.m.
    • Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown: 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Silverthorne Sunday Art Stroll

August 20

Mark your calendars for the Silverthorne Art Stroll, a monthly event on selected Sundays in June, July, and August. The upcoming event in August will be held on the 20th, and this month’s artful adventure will unfold at the charming Art Spot and Bluebird Market in Silverthorne. Delight in a stroll along the picturesque Blue River, accompanied by talented pop-up artists and musicians. Join us for a delightful afternoon of art, music, and ambiance of the Silverthorne Art Stroll.

  • When: August 20
  • Where: The Art Spot and Bluebird Market
  • Cost: Free! 

Breckenridge Wine Classic

August 24-26

Wine and adventure lovers, get ready for an extraordinary experience at the Breckenridge Wine Classic! Experience Grand Tastings, featuring 100+ wines and live music. Customize your wine weekend with a range of a-la-carte events, including expertly paired tastings at Vail’s top restaurants, and informative seminars to enhance your wine knowledge. For the adventurous at heart, embark on a scenic wine hike through the stunning mountains of Breckenridge. Don’t miss out on this exceptional blend of wine, food, and adventure at the Breckenridge Wine Classic.

  • When: August 24-26, 2023
  • Where: Beaver Run Resort
  • Cost: $60-$260 (depending on ticket type)
  • Event Schedule
    • August 24
      • Italian Dreams Dinner
      • Bordeaux Brilliance Dinner
      • Master Sommelier Cellar Dinner
      • Wild West of Wines Dinner
    • August 25
      • Outdoor Wine Tasting Festival
      • Blind Wine Tasting
      • Barreed & Bold- Cocktailes & Wine Seminar
      • Path Less Traveled Hike & Lunch
      • Cakebread Cellars Surf & Sip
    • August 26
      • Outdoor Wine Tasting Festival
      • Crossing Borders: Italian Wine Lunch
      • Trail to Tasting Hike & Lunch
      • Slopeside Sparkling Lunch

Breckenridge Hogfest: Bacon & Bourbon

August 25-27

Prepare yourself for the ultimate indulgence at the Breckenridge Hogfest Bacon and Bourbon event, taking over Main Street Station from August 25-27. This event promises an unforgettable experience for bacon connoisseurs and bourbon enthusiasts alike. Delight your taste buds as you sample bacon creations paired with a selection of premium whiskeys, single malt scotches, and barrel-aged spirits. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere, accompanied by captivating live music and expertly crafted mixology below Peak Nine. Don’t miss out on this delectable fusion of flavors, music, and good times at the Breckenridge Hogfest Bacon and Bourbon event.

  • When: August 25-27
  • Where: Main Street Station & The Village at Breckenridge
  • Cost: $325 (All Access Pass-All Weekend); $200 (VIP Experience-Saturday); $75 (Grand Tasting-Saturday)
  • Event Schedule:
    • August 25
      • Food & Bourbon Pairing DInner
    • August 26
      • Bacon and Bourbon Tasting Event: 12:30-6:00 p.m.
    • August 27
      • Bacon & Bloodies Sunday Brunch

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

  • Mat Kearney, August 3 at 7:30 p.m.
  • An Evening with Fran Lebowitz, August 11 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Schick Machine, August 16 at 11:00 a.m.
  • What Will Have Been by Circa, August 16 at 5:00 p.m.
  • The Wallflowers, August 24 at 7:30 p.m.
  • National Repertory Orchestra Performances
    • August 2 at 6:00 p.m.
    • August 5 at 6:00 p.m.
    • August 9 at 6:00 p.m.
    • August 12 at 6:00 p.m.

Dillon Amphitheater

  • Train: August 2 at 7:00 p.m.
  • The Infamous Stringdusters: August 5 a 5:30 p.m.
  • Moonstone Quill & Split Window: August 7 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Pretty Lights: August 10-12 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Rebelution: August 20 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Dirtwire: August 21 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Summit Musicians Relief Fund: August 27 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Jamestown Revival: August 28 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Young the Giant with Milk Chance: August 31 at 6:00 p.m.

AirStage is free, family-friendly, outdoor live music in the Breckenridge Arts District.

  • August 4, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.
  • August 11, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.
  • August 18, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

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 3: Barbed Wire Fence Pull: August 4
  • Quandary Trail Improvements with CFI: August 12
  • Copper Mountain Native Seed Collection: August 25

Educational Hikes & Tours

  • Waters in the West Pontoon Tour: August 4
  • Geology Autotour: August 10
  • Wonders of Wilderness Hiking Tour: August 16
  • Exploring Art in Nature Tour: August 17
  • Foraging Medicinal Plants Tour: August 26
  • Mushroom/Mycology Hiking Tour: August 29

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