Breckenridge Oktoberfest is Next Week!

Oktoberfest Crowd in Breckenridge, ColoradoIt’s time to break out your lederhosen and oversized steins again! It’s time for Breckenridge’s 19th annual Oktoberfest celebration taking place next weekend, September 13th – 15th. Last year the powers that be decided to extend the party to 3 days starting the festivities on Friday. This year they are continuing the tradition so come up early and enjoy the extra day.

Oktoberfest is Breckenridge’s largest street party where Main Street closes and is lined with booths brimming with traditional German food. There is music, dancing, Paulinar Bier and more. Breckenridge comes to life with traditional costumes, German food, Oompah and polka music, Bavarian dancers, children’s activities, a keg-tapping ceremony, 5k run and, of course, did we mention Paulaner Bier.

The party starts next Friday the 13th at 2 p.m. and goes until 6 p.m. On Saturday for those interested in a little morning exercise there is a 5k trail run at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning. Don’t worry! You can get back to drinking right after as the Main Street Party starts at 11 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

Don’t forget to get your stein sooner than later. Steins generally sell out before Sunday and they will not get more. Oktoberfest is a no pet event so please leave the critters at home.

For more information and to pre purchase steins visit http://www.gobreck.com/events/breckenridge-oktoberfest.

For the best deals on Breckenridge Oktoberfest lodging, visit www.breckenridgediscountlodging.com.

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Summer is Winding Down. Fall into Breckenridge!

Fall in BreckenridgeFor some, Labor Day weekend signifies the end of summer, the last weekend to get together with friends and family and enjoy the carefree nature and essence of summer. School is back in session, and for those of us that work in this quaint little ski town, it means time to prepare for the busy ski season ahead. But, before the hustle and bustle begins, there is still time to enjoy the outdoors. From the ever-famous Breckenridge Oktoberfest, late season rounds of golf, fall festivals, scenic drives and hikes through the golden aspens to two-for-one dining specials, there is enough to entice visitors to Breckenridge as fall rolls in.

The month of September is the best time to take in the beautiful shades of gold that the Aspen trees paint the mountain sides with. Pack a picnic and take a drive through the high country. There are so many amazing drives to choose from. Here are a few of our favorites:

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Golf in Breckenridge in the fall is something you surely want to experience. The cool, crisp mountain air, the wildlife roaming around the grounds, the thinner air that makes your ball soar down the fairway, will take you to your happy place. Find your swing at the only municipal Jack Nicklaus-designed, 27-hole golf course, the Breckenridge Golf Club. For discounted lodging and golf packages, click here! Rates as low as $109 per night, based on a 2 night stay with 2 rounds of golf!

Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Fall Fest

The Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Family Fall Festival is back in Breckenridge for the third year in a row. This year, the event will be hosted at the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 on Saturday, October 19th and Saturday, October 26th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Double the pumpkins, candy apples and good old fashioned, family fun! There will be crafts, games, trick-or-treating and more! The event is open to owners and guests of the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 as well as the public. The onsite, eclectic Seven’s Restaurant will feature a fall-themed menu for both events. More information to come!

Once October hits, Breckenridge will slow down for a short bit. Town will be a little quieter, but this is a wonderful time to taste your way through Breckenridge, as many of the local restaurants will offer 2-for-one dining specials. This is a great opportunity to experience the culinary delights of Breckenridge’s finest for half the cost. For a $10 donation, you can pick up a dining passport at the Breckenridge Welcome Center or at any of the participating restaurants. For more information, visit www.breckenridgediningguide.com.

Pretty soon, snow will find its way back to Breckenridge! Do you have your ski pass yet? We’re giving several Epic Passes away over the next several weeks. Enjoy unlimited access to Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Eldora, Canyons, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Alfton Alps, and Mt. Brighton! Even better this year, the pass also includes 5 days each at select resorts in Switzerland, Austria, and France! Click here to enter!

Save up to 50% off lodging this fall! Click here for the best deals in Breckenridge! 

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The Golden Colors of Fall in Breckenridge

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Save big on Breckenridge Lodging this Fall

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With plenty of signature town events still to come including the Breckenridge Wine Festival, Labor Day weekend and Oktoberfest, now is the time to book your end-of-summer getaway! Escape the heat and enjoy the cool, crisp mountain air of Breckenridge.
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Late Summer and Fall Activities in Breckenridge

Fall Colors in BreckenridgeSummer is coming to an end in the High Country and the golden days of fall are just around the corner. Many locals feel like the autumn in Breckenridge is the most enjoyable time of the year. The typical High Country fall starts in late August/early September and lasts through the beginning of November when most of the ski areas are open or opening. During the fall expect cooler temperatures dipping to downright cold at night. The weather tends to get quite dry; in fact the driest months of the year are September and October. Cooler temperatures and dry conditions are the perfect mix for all sorts of activities. The summer vacation season is winding down and there are fewer crowds. Most restaurants and retail establishments offer their best deals of the year and almost all businesses remain open during the fall since they have to staff up to get ready for the upcoming winter season. The fall is also one of the best times of the year to get awesome deals on lodging.

Hiking

If you are looking to experience the golden fall colors of the changing aspen trees a hike is one of the best ways to go. There are many trails for all abilities that offer stunning walks through golden aspen groves. One of the best things about hiking is that it is pretty easy and totally free. There are many hikes that offer great exposure to the aspens. One of our favorites is Mohawk Lake. Located just a few miles from Breckenridge, Mohawk Lake is the perfect intermediate family hike. The trail winds through the woods for about two miles before breaking out above tree line. The trail continues to Lower and Upper Mohawk Lakes offering stunning alpine vistas along the way.

Biking

Biking is another fantastic way to see and experience all that is fall in Summit County and Breckenridge. Like hiking, biking is relatively inexpensive. Bike rental is the only real expense and the extensive bike path system as well as backcountry trails offer rides for anyone. Many local companies offer shuttles to the top of Vail pass so you can ride the bike path down from the top of the pass back to Frisco or Copper Mountain. For a little more adventure look for a backcountry trail. Breckenridge and Summit County offer miles and miles of trails. One of our favorites is the Peaks Trail that starts just after the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 and goes about 9 miles to Frisco. You can start at either end and ride back on the bike path to where you are staying. The whole ride is about 20 miles and takes under 3 hours.

Golf

If you like golf there is nothing better than golf at altitude. If you are looking for perfect golf weather mixed with epic mountain courses and the best deals of the season. There are five world class golf courses in Summit County and most stay open into early October. Closest to Breckenridge is the Breckenridge Golf Club. Operated by the Town of Breckenridge, the Breckenridge Golf Club is the only Jack Nicklaus designed municipal golf course in the world. The Breckenridge Golf Club stays open until October 6th ad offers tee times as low as $30 for 9 holes after 4:30 p.m.  Other Summit County golf courses include the Keystone River and Ranch courses, the Raven in Silverthorne and Copper Creek in Copper Mountain. Each course is unique and plays beautifully.

Shopping in Breckenridge!Shopping and Dining

Breckenridge has over 160 shops in the downtown corridor and almost 80 restaurants and bars. The fall is a great time to find great deals on all kinds of stuff from outdoor gear to fine art. Restaurants always break out the famed and eagerly anticipated 2 for 1 dining offers and other great food and drink deals as well. The reason the fall is so great for deals on food and stuff is that it is the off season of course. More than that stores and restaurants are generally staffed up or hiring staff for the winter season and need to find ways to keep their staffs working while waiting for the return of winter. That means store owners do whatever they can to generate off season business and that includes big sales and promotions. One thing to always be on the lookout for is last year’s winter clearance items. There are always killer deals to be had on ski and snowboard gear in the fall.

Fall Events

Fall in Summit County and Breckenridge means the beginning of event season. Events including Labor Day Weekend and Oktoberfest have become Breckenridge event staples and provide family entertainment for thousands who visit each year. The capstone event of the fall in Breckenridge is Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest is a three day long street party that celebrates the world renowned beer drinking holiday that was born in Munich. During Oktoberfest Main street is closed and lined with booths offering the best German beer and traditional food found anywhere in Colorado. For a full lineup of events happening in Breckenridge and Summit County this late summer and fall click here.

The events and activities that are found in Breckenridge and the Colorado High Country are some of the best happening in Colorado in the fall and are offered at the best prices of the year. If you are planning a trip to Breckenridge soon make sure you are dialed in on all that is going on before you come.

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STRIDER PROS TO HIT THE STREETS OF BRECKENRIDGE

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STRIDER PROS TO HIT THE STREETS OF BRECKENRIDGE 

Preschoolers take to the streets to kick-off the Pro Cycling Challenge in Breckenridge

(Breckenridge, CO) August 15, 2013—The Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Strider Challenge, presented by the Stork & Bear Company, will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 just before the Stage 3 start of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Breckenridge.

The Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Strider Challenge welcomes children ages two to five years old, of all riding abilities. Participants must provide their own balance bike and helmet. All racers will receive a gift bag following the event.

“We are ecstatic to host such a fun event for kids this year during the Pro Cycling Challenge stage in Breckenridge,” said Ginny Vietti, Vice President of Marketing at Grand Lodge on Peak 7. “It should be an entertaining race to get the crowd energized before the start of the main event.”

To register, stop by the Stork & Bear Company at 610 Main Street in Frisco, Co, or by calling the store at 970.668.5937. All registrants and parents must check in on the day of the race at the Stork & Bear booth in the Blue River Plaza on the corner of Washington and Main Street in Breckenridge by 9:00 a.m. with the race starting at 9:30 a.m.

Five Summit County locals have been training hard, preparing for their racing debut. JP Vietti, 4, of Silverthorne, Matthew Grattan, 5, of Dillon, Hannah Webb, 4, of Frisco, Max Klein, 4, of Silverthorne, and Grace Klein, 2, of Silverthorne, were the shining stars in the promotional video produced by Epic Mountain Productions for the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Strider Challenge.

This event will also promote the Axel Project, a non-profit that encourages bicycle use among youngsters in Colorado. The organization is dedicated to the fundamental principle that a productive, happy life begins with bikes. For more information, visit www.axelproject.com.

The Grand Lodge on Peak 7, the award-winning luxury resort developed by Breckenridge Grand Vacations, is located at the base of Peak 7 of the Breckenridge Ski Resort. The Grand Lodge on Peak 7 boasts ski-in/ski-out mountain access, state-of-the-art aquatics area, the ultra lavish Soothe Day Spa private theater rooms, fitness center, putting green, the eclectic Sevens restaurant and more. Offering fractional ownership and nightly rental options, the Grand Lodge on Peak7 is the premier destination in Breckenridge, Co. For more information, visit www.GrandLodgeonPeak7.com.

Strider Sports International, Inc. designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes that encourage Toddlers to ride, learn, and explore the world on two wheels. Founded in Rapid City, South Dakota, USA in January 2007, Strider Sports is a company full of passionate riders of dirt, mountain, street, and road bikes.  The goal of Strider Sports is to simplify a bike to its essence, so that proper size, weight and ease-of-use combine to eliminate any fear of riding; instilling confidence in young new riders. The patented STRIDER™ No-Pedal Balance Bike is now distributed worldwide. For more information, visit www.striderbikes.com.

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Need last minute lodging for the Breck stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge? Enjoy a FREE 2 night stay at the Breck Inn, or upgrade to a Beaver Run unit for $45!  A tour of the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 is included with this promotional stay. The first 6 people to call will receive the upgrade for FREE! Call 866.576.2053 to book your stay today! 

Watch as five Summit County locals train for the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Strider Challenge! Feel free to share! Sign up today! Space is limited! 

 

Get Ready. Get Set. It's Race Time!

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Get Ready. Get Set. It's Race Time!

Sign up today for the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Strider Challenge, brought to you by the Stork & Bear Company! 

Join us on Wednesday, August 21st at 9:30 a.m., just before the Stage 3 Start of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Breckenridge! This free event is for kids 2-5 years old. All participants must provide a helmet and Strider bike.

Register at the Stork & Bear Company at 610 Main Street in Frisco by Tuesday, August 20th. Call 970.668.5937 for more information. 

 
Life is more fun on two wheels!
 

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What’s up in Breck this weekend?

Welcome to an insider’s guide to activities, events and other fun things to do this weekend in and around Breckenridge. Feel free to comment or ask questions! If we don’t know, we’ll find out for you!

Peak 7 Breckenridge Discount LodgingAugust is here! We’re rolling right through summer. Some people are harvesting from their gardens, while others are already getting pumped that the 2013/2014 ski season is less than 100 days away! Where does the time go?

As always, there’s plenty to do if you are planning to come to Breckenridge this weekend. Take a 4x4 Segway tour at the Breckenridge Ski Resort, rent a bicycle and ride around town or purchase tickets to a show at the Backstage Theater or the Riverwalk Center. Whatever you choose to do, enjoy your visit to the ever beautiful town of Breckenridge!

 

Here’s what is going on this weekend:

Friday, August 2:

6:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.- Music, Massage and Merlot- Join “Naked Pete” at D’vine Wine Breckenridge at 211 S. Main St, Suite F, and experience the musical entertainment by Naked Pete himself. Don’t worry, the nickname does not come to life at this event. Enjoy music, comedy and wine.

7:30 p.m. – National Repertory Orchestra Presents: Fantastic Finale – Enjoy the final NRO performance of the year at the Riverwalk Center. To purchase tickets, click here

Backstage Theater Breckenridge The 39 Steps7:30 p.m.-The Backstage Theater – Alfred Hitchcock’s, The 39 Steps, directed by Michael Grittner, is a hilarious spoof on a classic Hitchcock film. The cast will keep you on your toes with tongue-in-cheek references and character changes in a murder mystery themed performance. For tickets and more information, click here.

Saturday, August 3:

3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - PRCA Pro Rodeo- Time to bust out the cowboy boots and your 10 gallon hats! The rodeo is back in town! Every Saturday and Sunday through September 1st, the rodeo offers entertainment for all ages. Visit this page for more info.

6:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.- Music, Massage and Merlot- Join “Naked Pete” at D’vine Wine Breckenridge at 211 S. Main St, Suite F, and experience the musical entertainment by Naked Pete himself. Don’t worry, the nickname does not come to life at this event. Enjoy music, comedy and wine.

7:30 p.m.- Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra Series: Oscar Winners All – Enjoy music from Exodus to Superman and Lawrence of Arabia to Star Wars and Robin Hood at the Riverwalk Center. To purchase tickets, click here.

7:30 p.m.-The Backstage Theater – Alfred Hitchcock’s, The 39 Steps, directed by Michael Grittner, is a hilarious spoof on a classic Hitchcock film. The cast will keep you on your toes with tongue-in-cheek references and character changes in a murder mystery themed performance. For tickets and more information, click here.


Sunday, August 4:

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Breckenridge Sunday Market- Every Sunday through September 8, check out the farmer’s market at Main Street Station. More than 40 vendors will showcase fresh produce, artisian crafts, jewelry, homemade treats and more!

Breckenridge Blue River Series Aaron Neville

3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.- PRCA Pro Rodeo- Time to bust out the cowboy boots and your 10 gallon hats! The rodeo is back in town! Every Saturday and Sunday through September 1st, the rodeo offers entertainment for all ages. Visit this page for more info.

6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m- The Backstage Theater - Alfred Hitchcock’s, The 39 Steps, directed by Michael Grittner, is a hilarious spoof on a classic Hitchcock film. The cast will keep you on your toes with tongue-in-cheek references and character changes in a murder mystery themed performance. For tickets and more information, click here.

7:30 p.m. – Blue River Series: Aaron Neville - Take a trip back in time with iconic Grammy Award winning, Doo Wop artist and New Orleans’ prince of R&B, Aaron Neville. Performing revitalized versions of his favorite songs of the past, you won’t want to miss this concert at the Riverwalk Center in the heart of Breckenridge. For more information and tickets, click here.

 

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What's Up in Breck This Weekend?

Welcome to an insider’s guide to activities, events and other fun things to do this weekend in and around Breckenridge. Feel free to comment or ask questions! If we don’t know, we’ll find out for you!

Rain or shine, Breckenridge still knows how to pack in the fun! This weekend is full of things to do for the entire family! If it’s raining, head over to the Backstage Theater and catch either Charlotte’s Web or Avenue Q! For music lovers, check out the Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival or enjoy live music from national acts at the Breckenridge Beer Festival.

Here’s what is going on this weekend:

Friday, July 12:

11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.-The Backstage Theater - Charlotte’s Web, directed by Christopher Willard, is a all-ages play not to be missed. The iconic story was named “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years.” For tickets and more information, click here.D'Vine Wine- Music, Massage and Merlot

6:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.- Music, Massage and Merlot- Join “Naked Pete” at D’vine Wine Breckenridge at 211 S. Main St, Suite F, and experience the musical entertainment by Naked Pete himself. Don’t worry, the nickname does not come to life at this event. Enjoy music, comedy and wine.

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - The Backstage Theater- Avenue Q, The Musical, directed by Christopher Willard, is a story about friends trying to find their purpose in life. This is not a show for kids, but a rather musical for grown-ups with a “Sesame Street meets South Park” kind of twist. To purchase tickets, click here.

Saturday, July 13:

11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.-The Backstage Theater - Charlotte’s Web, directed by Christopher Willard, is a all-ages play not to be missed. The iconic story was named “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years.” For tickets and more information, click here.

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.- Keystone’s Wine and Jazz Festival – Enjoy live music from national Jazz musicians and food and wine tastings. Attend wine seminars and enrich your knowledge of food and wine pairings. To purchase tickets, click here.

8th Annual Breckenridge Beer Festival 1:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.- The 8th Annual Breckenridge Beer Fest- Embark on a journey by tasting your way through more than 30 craft breweries beers. This year, the Breck Beer Fest will be located on Ridge Street between Lincoln and Adams. Click here for more information.

3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - PRCA Pro Rodeo- Time to bust out the cowboy boots and your 10 gallon hats! The rodeo is back in town! Every Saturday and Sunday through September 1st, the rodeo offers entertainment for all ages. Visit this page for more info.

6:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.- Music, Massage and Merlot- Join “Naked Pete” at D’vine Wine Breckenridge at 211 S. Main St, Suite F, and experience the musical entertainment by Naked Pete himself. Don’t worry, the nickname does not come to life at this event. Enjoy music, comedy and wine.

7:30 p.m. - National Repertory Orchestra- The NRO presents: Scheherazade at the Riverwalk Center. Tickets can be purchased here.

7:30- 9:30- The Backstage Theater- Avenue Q, The Musical, directed by Christopher Willard, is a story about friends trying to find their purpose in life. This is not a show for kids, but a rather musical for grown-ups with a “Sesame Street meets South Park” kind of twist. To purchase tickets, click here.


Sunday, July 7:

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Breckenridge Sunday Market- Every Sunday through September 8, check out the farmer’s market at Main Street Station. More than 40 vendors will showcase fresh produce, artisian crafts, jewelry, homemade treats and more!

1:00 p.m.-The Backstage Theater - Charlotte’s Web, directed by Christopher Willard, is a all-ages play not to be missed. The iconic story was named “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years.” For tickets and more information, click here.

Breckenridge Sunday Market3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.- PRCA Pro Rodeo- Time to bust out the cowboy boots and your 10 gallon hats! The rodeo is back in town! Every Saturday and Sunday through September 1st, the rodeo offers entertainment for all ages. Visit this page for more info.

6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m- The Backstage Theater- Avenue Q, The Musical, directed by Christopher Willard, is a story about friends trying to find their purpose in life. This is not a show for kids, but a rather musical for grown-ups with a “Sesame Street meets South Park” kind of twist. To purchase tickets, click here.

 

 

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Mountains, Sunshine and Beer Festivals

What more can you ask for? Come on up to Breckenridge, beat the heat and cool off with a nice refreshing craft beer, or thirty…

Breckenridge Beer Festival

The 8th Annual July Beer Festival will be arriving in Breckenridge this Saturday, July 13th from 1:00-6:00 p.m. on Ridge Street from Lincoln to Adams Street.  Enjoy one of the best views in town, while listening to live music, hanging out with friends, enjoying beautiful Breckenridge, all while sipping on brews.

Enjoy beer tastings from over 30 craft brewers with almost 100 unique brews to try out! A few breweries that will be in attendance this year are Avery Brewing Company, Breckenridge Brewery, Goose Island, Pug Ryans Brewery and Upslope Brewing Company. A complete list of brewers can be found by clicking here.  Breckenridge Beer Festival

Advanced tickets are available online for purchase until midnight on Friday, July 12th. Click here to buy now! Pre-purchased tickets can be picked up on the day of the event on Washington Street between Main and Ridge. You can also purchase tickets on the day of the event here as well.

Enjoy live music from a variety of bands from across the country, including headliner David Wax Museum, Middle Band- Emily Bell, and West Water Outlaws. For more information about the bands and schedule, click here.

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Peak 6 Coming This Winter!

Peak 6 is coming to the Breckenridge Ski ResortYeah-yeah! Vail Resorts (parent company of Breckenridge Ski Resort) announced today that they started construction of the new Peak 6 expansion of the ski area. The Terrain will be on the mountain just north of Peak 7 (go figure) and bring 543 acres of new intermediate to expert terrain.

The new Peak 6 Terrain will be 400 acres of terrain serviced by 2 new lifts and 143 acres of hike to terrain.  The 2 new lifts will be a high speed 6 person chairlift and a fixed grip chair.

The new terrain on Peak 6 will open during the upcoming 2013 – 2014 ski season with both new lifts operational.

According to the Vail Resorts press release: "With Peak 6, Breckenridge will now have five huge peaks, 2,901 acres, four terrain parks, a 22ft Superpipe, 11 bowls, the highest chairlift in North America, family-friendly terrain and a world-class ski school, all situated above an authentic, hip mountain town with awe-inspiring views. Renowned for the welcoming spirit and friendly character of their locals, with over 200 restaurants, bars, and shops, and numerous year-round activities and events, there are many good reasons why 'Breck' is one of the most popular ski resorts in the Western Hemisphere."

We can’t wait! Mo-betta skiing and riding is on the way!

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What’s up in Breck this weekend?

Welcome to an insider’s guide to activities, events and other fun things to do this weekend in and around Breckenridge. Feel free to comment or ask questions! If we don’t know, we’ll find out for you!

Fourth of July in Breckenridge, Colorado Happy Birthday America!!!  Excuse the long blog, BUT we didn’t want you to miss out on any of the fun events going on in Breckenridge this weekend!!! If you’re lucky enough to enjoy a four-day weekend, you won’t find yourself searching for things to keep you busy up here in Breckenridge. We’re excited that for the first time in three years, the Town of Breckenridge has given the go-ahead for the professional firework show! Heightened fire dangers prohibited the fireworks display in Breckenridge in years past, so we’re happy the recent spout of rain cleared the way for this year’s show.  

Here’s what is going on this weekend:

Thursday, July 4:

7:00 a.m.- Independence Day 10K Trail Run- Start the day with a scenic trail run that finishes in time to catch the parade.  The start is at Carter Park. Click here to register.  (UPDATE- REGISTRATION IS FULL )

9:00 a.m- Breckenridge Heritage Alliance Fourth of July Garden Party- Pregame for the parade in style with a spread of mimosas, coffee and breakfast at the Barney Ford Museum. Advance ticket prices are almost half off if you purchase beforehand! Adults are $40, but $75 on the day of. Children ages 12-6 are $20, and under 5 are $10.  Call 970.453.9767 ext. 2 for more information.  

9:30 a.m.- Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race- The official kick off to the parade! Not for the faint at heart, this race is 50 miles (about a 5 hour ride). To register, click here.

9:30/10:00 a.m. - The Town of Breckenridge’s Fourth of July Parade –George Washington will kick off the parade by reading the Declaration of Independence at the Blue River Plaza. New this year will be a marching band from Waconia High School in Minnesota. Watch as the Red, White and Blue Color Guard precede the town’s fleet of parade floats. We hear that a “Regal Eagle” has landed in Breckenridge and will be a shining star in the parade. Don’t miss it!

12:30-2:30 p.m.- Kids Water Fight- This is definitely a crowd-favorite event on the Fourth of July. Children can join forces with the Red, White and Blue Fire Department and cool off with a giant water fight.

12:30- 3:00 p.m.- Viper “Show and Shine”- For the gear heads and those that just like looking at cool cars, a fleet of Dodge Vipers will be parked along Main Street to gawk at.

Riverwalk Concerts in Breckenridge Colorado

2:00 p.m. – Free Concert at the Riverwalk Center-The Town of Breckenridge is proud to present  Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, a previous member of Lenny Kravitz’ band, who will perform an eclectic blend of groove, jazz, funk R&B and hip hop.

8:30 p.m.- National Repertory Orchestra Presents: 4th of July Patriotic Salute-Enjoy a patriotic show at the Riverwalk Center. Lawn seating is free, but tickets for seats inside can be purchased online.  Doors open at 8:00 p.m.  All proceeds from this event will be split between the National Repertory Orchestra and programs for wounded military members, veterans and their families at the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center.  Be advised that dogs are prohibited on the lawn at the Riverwalk Center during this event.  To purchase tickets, click here.

9:45 p.m. - Fireworks!!! Find a spot to lay a blanket, call up your friend that has a balcony in Breckenridge or head over to one of the many restaurants with a deck and watch the first firework display in Breckenridge in three years! The Ten Mile Range is a perfect backdrop and can be seen from almost everywhere in town.  Personal fireworks of any kind are prohibited due to the dry conditions. Please respect our town, state and country from unnecessary wildfires by adhering to these guidelines!  Also, outside alcohol is prohibited and coolers can be inspected by law enforcement.

Friday, July 5:

10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.- The 30th Annual Breckenridge July Art Festival- Ranked in the past as the “18th Best Art Fair in the United States” by Art Fair Sourcebook, this event gathers over 100 artists from around the country with a variety of ceramics, mixed media, fiber, jewelry, painting, wood, glass, sculpture and more. For more information, click here.

11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.-The Backstage Theater - Charlotte’s Web, directed by Christopher Willard, is a all-ages play not to be missed. The iconic story was named “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years.” For tickets and more information, click here.

The Wailers Concert Breckenridge

7:30 p.m. - Blue River Series: The Wailers- The Breckenridge Music Festival is pleased to host The Wailers at the Riverwalk Center. Alongside Bob Marley, The Wailers have played around the globe and have sold more than 250 million albums. To purchase tickets, click here.

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - The Backstage Theater- Avenue Q, The Musical, directed by Christopher Willard, is a story about friends trying to find their purpose in life. This is not a show for kids, but a rather musical for grown-ups with a “Sesame Street meets South Park” kind of twist. To purchase tickets, click here.

Saturday, July 6:

10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.- The 30th Annual Breckenridge July Art Festival- Ranked in the past as the “18th Best Art Fair in the United States” by Art Fair Sourcebook, this event gathers over 100 artists from around the country with a variety of ceramics, mixed media, fiber, jewelry, painting, wood, glass, sculpture and more. For more information, click here.Breckenridge July Art Festival

11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.-The Backstage Theater - Charlotte’s Web, directed by Christopher Willard, is a all-ages play not to be missed. The iconic story was named “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years.” For tickets and more information, click here.

3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - PRCA Pro Rodeo- Time to bust out the cowboy boots and your 10 gallon hats! The rodeo is back in town! Every Saturday and Sunday through September 1st, the rodeo offers entertainment for all ages. Visit this page for more info.

7:30 p.m. - National Repertory Orchestra- The NRO presents Hollywood Classics at the Riverwalk Center. Tickets can be purchased here.

7:30- 9:30- The Backstage Theater- Avenue Q, The Musical, directed by Christopher Willard, is a story about friends trying to find their purpose in life. This is not a show for kids, but a rather musical for grown-ups with a “Sesame Street meets South Park” kind of twist. To purchase tickets, click here.


Sunday, July 7:

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Breckenridge Sunday Market- Every Sunday through September 8, check out the farmer’s market at Main Street Station. More than 40 vendors will showcase fresh produce, artisian crafts, jewelry, homemade treats and more!

10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.- The 30th Annual Breckenridge July Art Festival- Ranked in the past as the “18th Best Art Fair in the United States” by Art Fair Sourcebook, this event gathers over 100 artists from around the country with a variety of ceramics, mixed media, fiber, jewelry, painting, wood, glass, sculpture and more. For more information, click here.

1:00 p.m.-The Backstage Theater - Charlotte’s Web, directed by Christopher Willard, is a all-ages play not to be missed. The iconic story was named “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years.” For tickets and more information, click here.

3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.- PRCA Pro Rodeo- Time to bust out the cowboy boots and your 10 gallon hats! The rodeo is back in town! Every Saturday and Sunday through September 1st, the rodeo offers entertainment for all ages. Visit this page for more info.

6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m- The Backstage Theater- Avenue Q, The Musical, directed by Christopher 

Blue River Series: Hot 8 Brass Band Breckenridge Music Festival Willard, is a story about friends trying to find their purpose in life. This is not a show for kids, but a 
rather musical for grown-ups with a “Sesame Street meets South Park” kind of twist. To purchase tickets, click here.

7:30 p.m. - Blue River Series: Hot 8 Brass Band- The Breckenridge Music Festival hoststh Hot 8 Brass Band at the Riverwalk Center. This New Orleans-based band combines hip-hop, jazz and funk with traditional New Orleans brass sounds.  Sit back and enjoy a taste of NOLA in Breckenridge! To purchase tickets, click here.

 

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What’s up in Breck this weekend?

Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge, Colorado

Welcome to an insider’s guide to activities, events and other fun things to do this weekend in and around Breckenridge. Feel free to comment or ask questions! If we don’t know, we’ll find out for you!

The weather is outside is delightful! Bluebird skies paired with the warmth of the Colorado sunshine, why not make a trip up to the high country? We’re hearing lots of stories of people “beating the heat” of high temperatures and escaping to the mountains. We’re expecting average daytime temperatures in the mid 70’s. Ahhh. Life is good here in Breckenridge!

Here’s what is going on this weekend:

Friday, June 28:

6:00 p.m.- The Family Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC)is hosting the 2nd Annual Runway Fashion Show fundraiser at the Riverwalk Center and will feature a prerformance by the all-vocal group, FACE. For tickets and more information, click here.

FIRC: Fashion Show Fundraiser


7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - The Backstage Theater- Avenue Q, The Musical, directed by Christopher Willard, is a story about friends trying to find their purpose in life. This is not a show for kids, but a rather musical for grown-ups with a “Sesame Street meets South Park” kind of twist. To purchase tickets, click here.

Saturday, June 29:

11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.-The Backstage Theater - Charlotte’s Web, directed by Christopher Willard, is a all-ages play not to be missed. The iconic story was named “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years.” For tickets and more information, click here.PRCA Pro Rodeo Breckenridge

3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - PRCA Pro Rodeo- Time to bust out the cowboy boots and your 10 gallon hats! The rodeo is back in town! Every Saturday and Sunday through September 1st, the rodeo offers entertainment for all ages. Visit this page for more info.

7:30 p.m. - National Repertory Orchestra- The NRO presents Brahms & Sibelius at the Riverwalk Center. Tickets can be purchased here.

7:30- 9:30- The Backstage Theater- Avenue Q, The Musical, directed by Christopher Willard, is a story about friends trying to find their purpose in life. This is not a show for kids, but a rather musical for grown-ups with a “Sesame Street meets South Park” kind of twist. To purchase tickets, click here.


Sunday, June 30:

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Breckenridge Sunday Market- Every Sunday through September 8, check out the farmer’s market at Main Street Station. More than 40 vendors will showcase fresh produce, artisian crafts, jewelry, homemade treats and more!

The Backstage Theater Presents: Charlotte's Web

1:00 p.m.-The Backstage Theater - Charlotte’s Web, directed by Christopher Willard, is a all-ages play not to be missed. The iconic story was named “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years.” For tickets and more information, click here.

3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.- PRCA Pro Rodeo- Time to bust out the cowboy boots and your 10 gallon hats! The rodeo is back in town! Every Saturday and Sunday through September 1st, the rodeo offers entertainment for all ages. Visit this page for more info.

6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m- The Backstage Theater- Avenue Q, The Musical, directed by Christopher Willard, is a story about friends trying to find their purpose in life. This is not a show for kids, but a rather musical for grown-ups with a “Sesame Street meets South Park” kind of twist. To purchase tickets, click here.

 

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The Pro Rodeo is Coming to Town

The PRCA Pro Rodeo is in Breckenridge this summer!Last summer was the first year of the Breckenridge Pro Rodeo and it was such a success that it is coming back for a 2nd year! The rodeo will offer 22 shows starting in June and going through September first in a specially constructed stadium on Airport Road on the north end of Breckenridge. All of the events will be at 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The Breckenridge Pro Rodeo offers an entertaining and exciting show that is perfect for the whole family. The rodeo features events and competitions including:

  • Saddle Bronc – Saddled bucking horse riding. The rider must last 8 seconds
  • Bareback Riding – Just like Saddle Bronc but bare back!
  • Bull Riding – Yep. The real deal. Bull riding. The rider must last 8 seconds.
  • Team Roping - 2 riders rope a steer together. The quickest time wins.
  • Steer Wrestling - a horse-mounted rider chases a steer and then wrestles the steer to the ground.
  • Tie-Down Roping - a cowboy from horseback ropes a calf and ties the calf as fast as possible.
  • Barrel Racing - a horse and rider attempt to complete a clover-leaf pattern around preset barrels in the fastest time.

There are also 2 competitions that are especially for kids and any kid can sign up the day of the rodeo to participate. Mutton Busting is a time honored kid’s event where a child holds onto the back of a sheep for as long as they can while the sheep is running. Kids 70 lbs or less can sign up for Mutton Busting but with only 10 entries an evening get there early. Sign up will be located at the "Official Merchandise Booth" under the white tent. The other event is the Calf Scramble. Calves with prizes tied to the tail are let loose in arena and kids chase them around to get the prizes. It is truly fun event for kids of all ages.

Come early and enjoy a BBQ cowboy dinner which is available from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Pro Rodeo clowns will be giving free “behind the chutes” tours at 4 p.m. and remember to sign your kids up for mutton busting and the calf scramble early if they want to participate.  The main event starts at 5 p.m. and lasts about 2 hours.

The rodeo is located at 730 Airport Rd., Breckenridge, CO 80424. Free transportation will be provided from Breck Station to the rodeo grounds every half hour.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids ages 7 to 15 and kids 6 and under are free. Premium seating is available. Click here it purchase tickets.

The rodeo, fully sanctioned by the sport’s governing body, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). The PRCA is the largest and oldest rodeo-sanctioning body in the world. The recognized leader in professional rodeo, the PRCA is committed to maintaining the highest standards in the industry. For more information the PRCA visit www.prorodeo.com.

If you are coming or planning to come to Breckenridge this summer go see the rodeo. The Breckenridge Pro Rodeo is an authentic rodeo so if you want to see the “real deal” come to the Breckenridge Pro Rodeo. If you are looking for the best deals on Breckenridge lodging, visit www.breckenridgediscountlodging.com.

 

 

 

 

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Celebrate Independence Day in Breckenridge.

The annual Fourth of July Parade in Breckenridge, ColoradoCome to Breckenridge and celebrate the USA’s birthday! Breckenridge embraces the 4th of July this year with a weekend of events including the annual Main Street Parade, Firecracker 50 Bike Race, 10k running race, live music, kid’s activities, art festival, fireworks (weather permitting) and more. Being high in the Rockies, Breckenridge offers a cooler, more enjoyable climate then most 4th of July destinations. With daytime high temperatures rarely is ever getting above 80 degrees, nights regularly dipping into the 40’s and super low relative humidity, Breckenridge really does have “rare air.”

In addition to all of the fun events taking place to mark the 4th of July weekend there are tons of activities to partake in while visiting Breck any time during the summer. Rafting season is just starting to get good this year. The mountain bike trails are all dry and the bike paths are in great shape. There is hiking all over Breckenridge and Summit County that range from easy short hikes to “Fourteeners,” mountain peaks over 14,000 feet. The Breckenridge Fun Park will be in full swing with activities for the whole family. The fishing in the Blue River and Lake Dillon has been excellent this summer. There is a virtually unlimited number of activities to do while visiting Breckenridge.

Here is a lineup of the major town events:

30th Annual July Art Festival:
Info: The 30th Annual Breckenridge July Art Festival is annually ranked one of the top art shows in the USA.
When:  July 5-7, 2013
Where: Main Street Station at the corner of Main Street and South Park Ave.
For more info: visit www.mountainartfestivals.com.

Independence Day 10K Trail Run:
When: 7:00 a.m.
Info: This scenic 10k trail running race offers up some of the best views in the Breckenridge area, while finishing just in time to catch the Main Street parade and other festivities.
How to sign up: Register at www.townofbreckenridge.com or call 970.453.1734.

 The Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race:
Info: The start of the Firecracker 50 is the annual launch of the 4th of July parade in front of thousands of spectators. Come cheer on riders as they embark on a 50 mile journey on the beautiful trails in and surrounding the Breckenridge area. Register early as this race fills up very quickly.
When: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Race will take place on Main Street.
How to sign up:  www.mavsports.com

Fourth of July Garden Party:
Info:
 Annual Breckenridge Heritage Alliance Garden Party at the Barney Ford House Museum. Enjoy coffee, mimosas, and breakfast spread as you watch the Breckenridge Fourth of July parade in style from the best view on Main Street.
When: 9:00 a.m.
Where: Barney Ford House
Cost: Adults $40 ($75 day of), Children 12-6 $40 and Children 5 & under $10.
How to get tickets: 970-453-9767 ex. 2

Main Street Parade:
Info: The official 4th of July parade of Breckenridge! Come see all the crazy, fun, patriotic floats and characters parade down Main Street.
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Main Street
Want to register a float? Call 970-453-5055.

Kids’ Water Fight:
Info:
 Kids’ can join the Red, White & Blue Fire Dept. in an old time water fight on Main Street. Free for kids to participate.
When: From 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Main Street

 Viper ‘Show and Shine’:
Info: Dodge Vipers will be parked on Main Street allowing spectators to view the cars.
When: 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Main Street

Free Concert at the Riverwalk Center:
Info: Come see Carl Denson’s Tiny Universe perform for Free!
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Riverwalk Center

National Repertory Orchestra: 4th of July Patriotic Concert:
Info: Come see the National Repertory Orchestra perform a free concert that has become an annual tradition in Breckenridge. There will be a charge for seats but as always the lawn seating is free and first come first serve for spots.
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Riverwalk Center
Cost: $5, $10 or $15 based on seat location. Lawn seating is free and does not require a ticket.
To get tickets: 970-547-3100

Fireworks:
Info: Traditional fireworks in the Gondola North Lot.
When: 9:30 p.m. (weather permitting)
Where to view: They will be visible from most spots around town.

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What’s up in Breck This Weekend?

Welcome to an insider’s guide to activities, events and other fun things to do this weekend in and around Breckenridge. Feel free to comment or ask questions! If we don’t know, we’ll find out for you!

There’s never a dull moment up here in the High Country! Aside from hiking, biking, climbing and rafting, Breckenridge is the perfect place to escape the heat and have a ton of fun.

Here’s what is going on this weekend:

Friday, June 21:

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.- Dillon Farmers Market- Take a water taxi over to Dillon from Frisco and stroll through the open-air farmers market. The market features over 90 vendors that offer Colorado grown produce, crafts, textiles, flowers, jewelry and more. Click here for more info.

Backstage Theater Breckenridge presents Avenue Q

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - The Backstage Theater- Avenue Q, The Musical, directed by Christopher Willard, is a story about friends trying to find their purpose in life. This is not a show for kids, but a rather musical for grown-ups with a “Sesame Street meets South Park” kind of twist. To purchase tickets, click here.

7:30-9:30 p.m.- Breckenridge Music Festival- The Riverwalk Center is hosting two of the world’s most celebrated fiddlers, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell  Leahy. Tickets start at $28. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

Saturday, June 22:

2013 Bacon Festival

1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.- Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival- Back for the third year, the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival is this weekend in Keystone. Vendors from all over the country will bring thousands of pounds of bacon and bacon-inspired dishes from around the world for two days of bacon feasting.  For more event info, click here

3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - PRCA Pro Rodeo- Time to bust out the cowboy boots and your 10 gallon hats! The rodeo is back in town! Every Saturday and Sunday through September 1st, the rodeo offers entertainment for all ages. Visit this page for more info.

7:30 p.m. - National Repertory Orchestra- The NRO presents Tchaikovsky & Schumann at the Riverwalk Center. Tickets can be purchased here.

7:30- 9:30- The Backstage Theater- Avenue Q, The Musical, directed by Christopher Willard, is a story about friends trying to find their purpose in life. This is not a show for kids, but a rather musical for grown-ups with a “Sesame Street meets South Park” kind of twist. To purchase tickets, click here.


Sunday, June 23:

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Breckenridge Sunday Market- Every Sunday through September 8, check out the farmer’s market at Main Street Station. More than 40 vendors will showcase fresh produce, artisian crafts, jewelry, homemade treats and more!

1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.- Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival- Back for the third year, the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival is this weekend in Keystone. Vendors from all over the country will bring thousands of pounds of bacon and bacon-inspired dishes from around the world for two days of bacon feasting.  For more event info, click here

PRCA Pro Rodeo in Breckenridge- Photo: www.GoBreck.com

3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.- PRCA Pro Rodeo- Time to bust out the cowboy boots and your 10 gallon hats! The rodeo is back in town! Every Saturday and Sunday through September 1st, the rodeo offers entertainment for all ages. Visit this page for more info.

6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m- The Backstage Theater- Avenue Q, The Musical, directed by Christopher Willard, is a story about friends trying to find their purpose in life. This is not a show for kids, but a rather musical for grown-ups with a “Sesame Street meets South Park” kind of twist. To purchase tickets, click here.

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What's Up in Breck this weekend?

Welcome to an insider’s guide to activities, events and other fun things to do this weekend in and around Breckenridge. Feel free to comment or ask questions! If we don’t know, we’ll find out for you!

Breckenridge Kingdom Days

What a busy weekend there is ahead!  Summer is officially here. There’s no shortage on events or things to do.  Celebrate Breckenridge’s heritage all weekend long during Kingdom Days, which concludes with the infamous Outhouse Races on Sunday. Get your fill of barbeque at the Frisco BBQ Challenge, take your first ride of the summer on the gondola and enjoy the opening weekend of the Peak 8 Fun Park or take a stroll over to the Riverwalk Center  for the opening night of the National Repertory Orchestra.  Oh, and all weekend, shops along Main Street will be having a sidewalk sale, so you can stock up on super-discounted winter gear!

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance Historical Tours

 

 

Throughout the weekend, the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance is also offering free historical walking and mine tours as well as free admission to museums, parks and exhibits. For more details, visit: http://breckheritage.com/june-14-16-kingdom-days/

 

 

This weekend’s events:

Friday, June 14:

9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. - Peak 8 Fun Park Opening Day! Zip down the alpine slides, ride the Gold Runner Coaster, take a 4x4 or Segway tour, test your skills at downhill mountain biking and more!  The gondola is back up and running for the summer season, so take it up to Peak 8 and have a fun-filled day!

Frisco BBQ Challenge

11:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Frisco BBQ Challenge -Over 60 competitors from all over the U.S. set out to win the gold for best barbeque. From pig races, live music, celebrity chef demonstrations and more, this event is not to be missed!

4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Local’s Alert:  It’s time for the Town Party at the Riverwalk Center! For the past 18 years, the Town of Breckenridge has been throwing a party for the locals to celebrate a winter of hard work and to kick off the summer!  Live music by You Me & Apollo. Admission is free, food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Saturday, June 15:

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.- Frisco BBQ Challenge -Last day to get your hog on! 

Kingdom Days:

11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. - Riverwalk Center- Plenty of children’s activities, games, magic show, and other entertainment. 

Blue River Plaza- Located next to the Welcome Center at 203 S. Main Street, you’ll find more to do such as free historical photobooth photos, free kids train rides, burro rides and gold panning.

7:30 p.m.National Repertory Orchestra Opening Night- The NRO innagural concert is this Saturday at the Riverwalk Center. From this weekend until mid August, the NRO will be performing two full orchestra concerts each week.

Sunday, June 16:

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. -Sunday Market- The Breckenridge Sunday Markets begin this weekend and boasts specialty food items and crafts from around the globe. Head over to the south   end of town every Sunday morning until September 8th and pick up fresh produce and unique gift items.

Kingdom Days Outhouse Race

Kingdom Days:

12:00 p.m. - Celebrate Edwin Carters birthday with cake at the Edwin Carter Museum. 

12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. - Free concert by the Luv Brothers on 100 N. Main St.

12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m .- Face Painting and Balloon Artist

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.- People’s Choice Voting for best outhouse design at the corner of N. Main and Wellington (Next to Local’s Market at 116 N. Main St.)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Outhouse Races – Bring a lawn chair and park it along the race route on Ridge Street and watch as locals and others from surrounding kingdoms compete to win the Golden Throne award for being the fastest in the West. 

 

Have a great weekend all! 

 

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Summer Funner!

 

Breckenridge SummerThe beautiful, bright blue Breckenridge summer skies are back,

the river is flowing more powerfully than the early spring melt trickle, and flowers are budding and blooming. The summers are what make locals, well, locals. Most of us wanted to come and live in this quaint mountain town for a winter season, but claimed Breckenridge as home because of its amazing summers.

Plenty to see and plenty to do. With Kingdom Days, Fourth of July celebrations, Sunday Farmers Markets, free concerts, the PRCA Rodeo, art festivals, beer festivals, movie festivals, the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, and more, Breckenridge certainly does not fall asleep when the ski season is over. The town is alive, vibrant and bustling with people from near and far.  Aside from the variety of events, there are plenty of activities including biking, hiking, rafting, kayaking, exploring and more. There is something to do for everyone.

The gondola and the Peak 8 Fun Park will be up and running on June 14th. Take the gondola up to Peak 8 from town and enjoy a fun-filled day for the entire family. Race through the trees on the Gold Runner Coaster, or for a little bit longer of a rush, make your way to the alpine slide and zoom down any of the three 2,600 foot long tracks. Prove your putting skills at quite possibly the most scenic mini golf course. The Peak 8 Fun Park also features a rock climbing wall, Mineshaft Maze, SuperBungee Trampoline, a bouncy castle and scenic chairlift rides that will take you to some awesome hiking trails. New to the park are 4x4 off-road and Segway tours! For more information, visit: http://www.breckenridge.com/info/summer.aspx#activities#Top

For thrill seekers, bring your mountain bike or rent one at the Peak 8 Base Area, and load it on the Colorado SuperChair. There are 11 blue and black mountain-bike trails to choose from and range from single track and mountain roads with banked corners, berms and bridges to challenge any rider. Chair hauls are not included in the Fun Park Pass, and are $15 for single rides or $30 for unlimited rides for the day. For the novice, Breck is now offering beginner and intermediate/advanced mountain bike lessons for ages six and up. Guides are available to take your riding to the next level, but are also available to take your family down the hill as well.

Breckenridge Peak 8 Fun Park Alpine Slide Have older kids that want to experience the park, but also have wee ones that aren’t quite big enough to participate? No problem. There is a children’s center onsite that provides childcare for $20 per hour for kiddos ages 2 months to 5 years old and are open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Ticket  Prices:

You can purchase a full day pass, or pay for individual activities. If it’s your first time, I would recommend purchasing the pass to get a taste of everything. Guided tours are not included in the day pass, but are definitely worth checking out!

Adult Fun Park tickets are $68 and children’s tickets (ages 3-7) are $34.

For more detailed information, visit: http://www.breckenridge.com/info/summer.aspx#summerpricing

Summer Hours of Operation:


June 14 - September 2 from 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
September 6 - 15: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only
Dates & times are weather permitting

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The Kick-Off to Summer is Just Around the Corner

It seems as though Mother Nature wants to skip over spring up here in the high country. That’s fine by us! With temperatures finally getting into the 60’s, say hello to summer!Breckenridge Colorado Kingdom Days Outhouse Races Grand Lodge on Peak 7

In less than a month, Breckenridge will welcome summer with an ode to the town’s heritage during Kingdom Days, which sprouted because the town was not included on early U.S. maps during the mid 1800s and became known as “Colorado’s Kingdom.” In 1936, the town became incorporated and held a ceremony to make it official. Nowadays, the local community celebrates Kingdom Days with three days of festivities, beginning with the town party on June 14th, free historic walking and mine tours, gold panning, burro rides, concerts and much more! Visit the event website for more detailed information:  http://www.gobreck.com/events/kingdom-days

 

On June 16th, the 5th Annual Outhouse races will raise quite the stink.

As the signature event of Kingdom Days, it certainly is something you won’t want to miss. Spectators can cast their votes for their favorite commodes during the People’s Choice voting on Ridge Street from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.  After that, locals will battle against “Johns” from surrounding territories to secure their seat on the golden throne. The costumes and creativity of the outhouse designs are second to none.

Breckenridge Colorado Kingdom Days Outhouse Races Grand Lodge on Peak 7Watch as the teams push and pull their latrines down Ridge Street, and see who will get crowned with the Golden Toilet Seat. In between races, kids from the crowd will get called out for various mini contests and games.

The Outhouse Races just so happen to fall on Father’s Day, so make a weekend of it! In addition to the fun festivities of Kingdom Days, golf in Breckenridge is in full swing, the BreckConnect Gondola and Peak 8 Fun Park will both open for the season, local shops will be having a giant sidewalk sale and the Sunday Farmers Market begins.

Come up and enjoy the sunny blue skies, the fresh mountain air and as many fun activities as you can fit in! Hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking, golfing, gold panning, horseback riding, zip lining, summer dog sledding, shopping and more… Breckenridge has it all!

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Breckenridge Early Summer Blowout Lodging Deal

Breckenridge Early Summer Blowout
Avoid the midsummer crowds. Come for early summer activities and events.

Stay in a Beaver Run studio condominium for as low as $50 a night this May and June!

Early summer is known as Breckenridge's Secret Season. With good weather, small crowds and huge deals Breckenridge is the perfect getaway. Early summer activities abound in Breckenridge. Come up and get in on the adventure!

Book Now• $50 nightly lodging rate based on based on a
• Beaver Run studio condominium.
• Package valid on stays 5/1/13 – 6/30/13
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• Restrictions and qualifications apply*.
• Package includes a 120-min. tour of the Grand Lodge on Peak 7.

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