Sweet summertime is here and there’s plenty of fun events going on in Breckenridge that you can’t miss out on. Whether you’re into art, music, family fun, sports or dining, there’s a little bit of something for everyone here in Summit County. Grab your sunscreen, friends and family and get to Breck to enjoy some fun in the sun.
June 2nd-5th – Wave: Public Art Show, 5-11 pm. This FREE public art celebration takes place at the Blue River Plaza and features interactive light, water and sound exhibits that will make a splash in your summer memories for years to come.
June 9th – Town Cleanup: This annual event brings the community together to care for the mountains we love so much. Volunteer to help clean the peaks and receive get free lunch and a complementary voucher to an activity at the Summer Fun Park. Not a bad deal!
June 10th – The Summer Fun Park opens in Breck! Don’t miss out on the Breck Flyer Zip Line, Gold Runner Coaster, SuperPutt Mini Golf, Alpine SuperSlide, Mineshaft Maze, SuperBungee trampoline, Gemstone Panning and more. Kids and adults alike have an absolute blast at this summer hot spot.
June 11th – The Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk, Carter Park, 8:30 a.m. Don’t miss The Inaugural Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk in remembrance of the late BGV Developer, Rob Millisor, who sadly passed away while on a humanitarian trip in Nepal in October of 2015. Rob served the Summit County community in a very large way, and helped make Breckenridge the amazing community it is today. Learn about your own heart health and ways to stay on top of your health. Funds raised will benefit the community and heart health awareness and research efforts. There will be a ton of fun activities for the family, as well as a complementary lunch and snacks for participants. Register today!
June 11th – 12th – BGV Golf Tournament at Breckenridge Golf Club. BGV is partnering with The Summit Foundation again, for the 29th Annual Golf Tournament of The Summit Foundation. This year, the tournament is in honor of Rob Millisor and features a Mayor’s breakfast, tournament play, gifts, on course food and beverages, and course challenges. Proceeds raised will benefit The Summit Foundation.
June 16th – 18th – Frisco BBQ Challenge. This communal barbeque brings everyone together for great food, drinks, activities and laughs on Main Street in Frisco. One of the most anticipated events of summer, you shouldn’t miss this one!
June 17th – 19th – Gold Panning Championships. Breckenridge will get in touch with its origins again this summer, hosting the Gold Panning Championships. Bring the whole family down to the Blue River Plaza to learn how it’s done from national competators. You might not strike it rich, but you will definitely have fun!
June 17th – 28th – Chicago, Breck Backstage Theatre. This classic play will come to life in the high country like never before. Make sure to get tickets ahead of time, as this will likely sell out!
June 22nd – 26th – Breck Bike Week. One of the coolest week-long events in Breck, Bike Week offers fun and resources for all levels of riders, as well as specific workshops for men, women and children. Get your dirt shred on and come meet other bikers while enjoying the festivities at Blue River Plaza.
June 25th – 26th – 6th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour. Hop over to Keystone and get your bacon on at this highly anticipated food festival. Eat all of the bacon your tummy can handle, while enjoying some live music and tasty brews. Getting tickets ahead of time is strongly recommended.
July 1st – 4th – Street Arts Festival. It’d be a shame to miss 3D pavement drawings, sidewalk illusions, graffiti art, live music and chalk art contests in Breck this summer. The streets quite literally come to life right in front of your eyes! The best part? It’s FREE, and they even have hands-on workshops for all to enjoy!
July 4th – Independence Day Celebration. Mountain bike races, kids’ water fights, the Garden Party, a 10k run, Viper Show and Shine, a free concert, the National Repertory Orchestra’s performance and fireworks are just some of the fun things happening to celebrate the USA’s independence on this special day.
July 9th – Breck Summer Beer Festival. Grab your crew, tickets and your drinking shoes and head to downtown Breck for one of the biggest parties this summer. This town knows how to celebrate!
July 15th – 17th – Wine & Jazz Festival. This is an annual festival that celebrates the love of jazz music and tasty wine. Grab tickets ahead of time, as this may sell out. Located in Keystone, you will enjoy live music, great drinks and yummy food!
July 29th – 31st – 15th – Annual Breck Main St. Art Festival. For the 15th year in a row, Breck’s streets will be filled with over 100 artists from all over the United States. The event is free and has everything art, including jewelry, paintings, mixed media, ceramics, sculptures, wood, glass and even more!
August 12th – 21st – Breck International Festival of Arts. This annual art celebration, also known as BIFA honors adventure, creativity, play and fun in many unique ways. There’s something amazing for everyone throughout this week of festivities!
August 26th – Sept. 4th – Hairspray at the Riverwalk. The Breckenridge Backstage Theatre is at it again with a remake of the Broadway hit, Hairspray. There are various times and dates for shows, but make sure to get tickets in advance!
August 27th – 28th – Spartan Race. Watch athletes push themselves like never before, during these two testing races at one of the highest mountain towns in the country. NBC sports will be covering these events, so you might even make it on the news!
Well, there you have it: a stress-free and fully planned out summer itinerary. As more events pop up, we will be letting you know, so don’t forget to check back frequently. Need lodging? We got you covered. The best deals in town can be found at breckenridgediscountlodging.com. Happy summer!