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.

Breckenridge Beer Festival Live Music

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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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Early Summer in Breckenridge

Breckenridge, Colorado Rafting  in the Summer Early Summer in Breckenridge

Spring is the wettest season of the year in Breckenridge. All of the spring snow Breckenridge is getting now (and it’s a ton!) is going to translate into a lush and beautiful early summer. Soon the Blue River will be bursting with fresh melt water on its way to feed the trees and flowers in the wilderness around Breckenridge. Early summer in Breckenridge is a time of awakening from the long winter and celebrating the rebirth of summer.

Summers in Breckenridge are best described as being “just right.” The weather is just right if you are looking for cool breezes and warm sunshine. Colorado is known for its sunny days and Breckenridge is no exception. Often there will not be a cloud in the skies for most of the day in the early summer. The temperatures are warm but much cooler than most of the rest of the country. The water from the snowmelt adds a lushness that is special to the early summer season. The rivers and streams are swollen, everything is a little greener, flowers grow faster giving the feeling that Breckenridge is “shaking off” the cold and snowy winter season.

The best part of the return of summer is the wide variety of activities and events that take place in Breckenridge and Summit County. Everybody knows that the winter in Breckenridge is a time for skiing and snowboarding but the secret of the Rocky Mountains is the summer. Besides the amazing weather there is a wide variety of activities to enjoy in the High Country. It is impossible to share all of the different activities there are in Breckenridge in one article but her are a few. Adventure activities first come to mind when thinking about Breckenridge and Summit County in the summer. Hiking and biking are the 2 mainstay activities and are enjoyed by many. Hiking is as easy as finding the right trail and putting one foot in front of the other. Biking is almost as easy. With hundreds of miles of paved an unpaved trails for all ability levels and bike rental shops all over the place biking is an inexpensive summer activity for all types of people.

In early summer Breckenridge celebrates the return of water. It is an especially good time for rafting and fishing. The snowmelt creates the best conditions on the various rivers that can be found all around Breckenridge. There are many rivers that have runs of all abilities and no lack of river outfitters to help get you down them. A popular easy stretch of river is the Upper Colorado. Class 2 rapids such as Eye of the Needle and Yarmony Rapids are exciting and easy to navigate for anyone. A more challenging river in the spring is the Arkansas. Brown’s Canyon and the Numbers offer hair-raising class 4 and 5 rapids that flow strong in the early summer. Early summer is also a great time to fish. Most of the rivers around Breckenridge are Gold Medal which means they are reserved for the biggest and best fish. There are also some really nice lakes including Dillon Reservoir, Officer’s Gulch and Trent pond in Silverthorne. If you want to try something a little different grab you gear but keep it light. Take a hike to Mohawk, Surprise, Boulder or Lilly Pad Lakes which are just a few high alpine lakes that are great fishing. The unspoiled water and amazing alpine views are worth the hike.

 In mid June the Peak 8 Fun Park Opens. The Peak 8 Fun Park is a top attraction in Breckenridge. The original draw was and still is the alpine slides. Now add to the adrenaline rush with the Gold Runner Coaster and one can see why the Peak 8 Fun Park is so popular. Over the years the Fun Park has grown from the alpine slides to an amusement park with activities for kids. Click here for more information on the Peak 8 Fun Park.

When it comes to Breckenridge summer activities there really is too much to bring up in just one article. This is just a highlight of some of the summer activities that Breckenridge is best known for. One highly recommended activity is to just take a walk through town. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of Breckenridge’s Historic Main Street. Take a historic walking tour with or without a guide. Stop into a museum and learn a little more about Breckenridge’s rich history.

If you are thinking of visiting Breckenridge this summer one of the best weekends is Father’s Day Weekend. Father’s Day Weekend is generally the unofficial kickoff to the peak summer season. The Peak 8 Fun Park and the gondola both open for the summer and the weekend is anchored by Kingdom Days. Kingdom Days is a celebration of the town’s 153 year history and includes events and activities like the Outhouse Races, the annual Breckenridge Town Party, free admission to all historic sites and museums and more. Visit http://www.gobreck.com/ to learn more about Kingdom Days. Also Father’s Day Weekend just down the road in Frisco is the Annual BBQ Challenge.  This year is the 20th anniversary of the Frisco BBQ Challenge and there will be over 70 different BBQ choices, live music, pig races along with the usual assortment of characters and good times.

Just taking a look at this small sample of activities and events, not to mention the great weather it is easy to see why some people would call the early summer Breckenridge’s “secret season.”

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Spring Fever starts March 17th

Spring Fever in BreckenridgeSpring Fever is the annual Breckenridge celebration of spring. This party starts March 17th and runs through the close of ski season. Spring Fever is a collection of on mountain and in town events that are put on by the Breckenridge Ski Area and the Town. Some of the highlights include the Bud Light Concert Series, Easter events, on mountain skiing and snowboarding events, on mountain competitions such as the annual Imperial Challenge, in town parties, merchant discounts in April and last but not least the Beer Festival which will be held on Ridge Street this year.

The Bud Light Concert Series is one of cornerstone events of Spring Fever. Breckenridge will bring in national music acts to perform on weekends in April at the base of Peak 8 on a specially constructed stage. Breckenridge has not announced who these acts are yet so click here for the latest info on the event.  The dates of the concerts will be April 6th and 7th and April 13th and 14th.

Easter Weekend is March 30th and 31st. Breckenridge Ski Area and town are hosting Easter egg hunts. The Breckenridge Resort Chamber is hosting the Golden Easter Egg Hunt Saturday March 30th at 5 p.m. in town. This is an Easter egg hunt geared towards adults with eggs hidden around town with cash, restaurant deals, candy and more. On Sunday there will be a sunrise service on the mountain. Show up at the QuickSilver Lift before 6 a.m. and you will get a free lift ride to the location of the service on mountain. Starting at 8:30 a.m. on the mountain, Breckenridge Ski Area will hide 10,000 eggs filled with candy, goodies and some fantastic prizes all over the resort. Spend the day skiing and looking for hidden Easter eggs. Start early and you will get the best eggs.

The Spring Breckenridge Beer fest presented by KSMT is coming Saturday, April 6th. The beer fest in now on Ridge Street and features samples from over 30 breweries and 3 live bands. Come to enjoy this street party that will fill Ridge Street.

Spring Fever is packed with all kinds of events, many of which are competitions that take place in Town and at the Breckenridge Ski Area. Mountaineering races, amateur kid’s and adult’s races, scavenger hunts, endurance races, charity hockey and more. Keep your eye out for a schedule of what events are happening when you are coming.

If you are looking to do a little shopping and save then April 5th – 7th is the perfect time to be in Breckenridge. The Fever Reliever Main Street Merchant Discounts town wide sale is going on all weekend. Shop Main and Ridge Street shops and ask for the “Fever Reliever” discount at stores with the Spring Fever logo in their window! Each merchant has planned a special “Fever Reliever” ranging from gifts with purchase to grab bag gifts and discounts. A great time to shop for clearance deals in Breck as shops are moving to summer products at this time.

Do you like Chili? If you do then come to the Sevens Patio in the Grand Lodge n Peak 7 on Sunday, March 24th between 2 and 4 p.m. for the Spring Fever Chili Cook off. Top chefs from Breckenridge Ski Resort will compete against each other to see whose chili recipe is the best. Eat all the chili you can handle and vote for your favorite recipe, all for only $10 per person! Tickets will be available on site at the event.

Spring Fever is the perfect way to celebrate the changing seasons in Breckenridge. With warmer weather and more snow spring is the best time to come up, ski or ride and let loose. No matter when you are thinking of coming to Breckenridge in the spring there will awesome and mostly free events to enjoy.

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Spring in Breckenridge

Skiing powder at BreckenridgeWelcome back the springtime in Breckenridge! Breckenridge has been getting tons of snow in the past few weeks and conditions on the mountain are the best they have been all year. Spring in Breckenridge means the days are a little longer and a little warmer. There is a festive atmosphere with the change in weather that is spring in Breckenridge. Spring is also the best time for snow. Generally the months with the most snow in Breckenridge are March and April. The weather pattern is awesome in the spring for snow. Often it will snow at night and then clear up during the day. There is nothing better than a warm bluebird powder day in March and April.

Spring is a time when Breckenridge’s character comes out. Locals and visitors are starting to shake off the winter months and look forward to the promise of warm, sunny days ahead. Keep your eyes peeled for people in crazy outfits skiing down the Breckenridge’s slopes.

The popular local’s snow sculpture event known as The Snowflake Challenge was rescheduled from its original time this year and started March 4th. The Snowflake Challenge is where local businesses compete to make the best snow sculpture. Snow Sculptures will be popping up all around Main Street during that week and will remain up until nature takes them down.

The town-wide celebration of Spring Fever starts March 17th and goes through Breckenridge’s closing day on April 14th. There will be tons of on and off mountain events going on during Spring Fever.

Easter is early this year and that means the snow will be great for a little Easter weekend skiing and riding. The Town and the ski area both host a variety of Easter weekend events that are fun for the whole family.

Come enjoy some of the best turns of the season this spring in Breckenridge!

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Happy February!

Sking in Breckenridge in February is the bestHappy February to all! The best month for skiing and snowboarding in Breckenridge has arrived. February is so awesome! The snow still is winter-like, dry and fluffy. At the same time the spring cycle kicks in and the weather typically starts to warm up and the days get a little longer as winter starts to slowly release its grip on Summit County. Breckenridge just got over 2 feet of fresh snow in the last week. What a fantastic way to usher in the best skiing month of the season. Breckenridge is almost 100% open and the conditions are the best they have been all season.

There plenty of big events in February. In addition to the Oscars and the Super bowl, the Mardi Gras Parade is Tuesday the 12. It’s a great time with plenty of floats, beads, candy, Authentic Mardi Gras food and parties up and down Breckenridge’s Main Street. The procession starts at 4:30 p.m. between Lincoln and Wellington Streets and will go down Main Street south ending on S. Park Avenue so if you are in town don’t miss it.

Valentine ’s Day is on a Thursday this year and it is also President’s day weekend. Make a reservation for dinner early if you are taking that special someone out to dinner this weekend in Breckenridge. IT’s traditionally a pretty busy weekend in Breck and since Valentine’s Day is also this weekend the best restaurants will be filling up especially on Friday and Saturday. Visit http://www.breckenridgediningguide.com/ to see a pretty comprehensive list of all the dining options in Breckenridge and contact info to make a reservation.

If you are looking for time that is a little less crowded come up later in February or on weekdays. Most of February is a great time to schedule a little getaway and avoid the big Spring Break crowds that come in March. Visit www.breckenridgediscountlodging.com for the best deals on Breckenridge Lodging.

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The Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships are coming to Breckenridge

The traditional start of the 23rd Annual Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships is Tuesday, January 22nd at 11 a.m. with a gunshot start. The Snow Sculpture Championship is the signature winter event in Breckenridge and brings top snow sculpting talent from around the world for the week to compete for the glory of being the world’s best.

The idea is simple and is brought to life on a grand scale. 16 teams compete and using only hand tools they will carve beautiful and intricate sculptures into 20 ton blocks of snow that stand 12 feet high! The sculptures tower over spectators as they are transformed over the course of the week. The design of the sculptures is only constrained by the creativity of the participating teams and can be anything from geometrical shapes that defy gravity to heartwarming scenes to political statements. The best part is sculpting week where the blocks of snow are slowly transformed and the artists are accessible and enjoy conversing with spectators about their creations.

The Snow Sculpture Championship takes place in the River Walk Center Parking Lot and all around the River Walk Center. You really can’t miss it as the sculptures stand 12 feet tall and can be seen from many places around Breckenridge. In addition to the sculptures competing there will also be sponsor sculptures and a sculpture specifically for kids to play on. There is also the Ice Village that displays ice sculptures that are truly amazing. Be sure to check out the Event Headquarters that display the history of the event as well as sell merchandise related to the Snow Sculpture Championships.

The sculpting begins on Tuesday Jan 22nd and will continue until noon on Saturday the 26th. At that time the judging will commence and the awards ceremony will be Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. Friday, January 24 is one of the best times to visit. Artists are preparing to stay up all night to do detail work and the atmosphere is celebratory.

If you can’t make it for Sculpting Week come for Viewing Week. During viewing week, the artists are done sculpting but the sculptures are here for your viewing pleasure. Weather permitting the snow sculptures will stay up until the night of Sunday, February 3, 2013.

The Budweiser Snow Sculpture is a Breckenridge winter event not to be missed. In addition to spectacular Breckenridge skiing and riding the Snow Sculpture Championship adds the perfect element of fun, wonder and excitement to any Breckenridge vacation.

For more information on The Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Competition, click here.

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Midwinter in Breckenridge

Midwinter in BreckenridgeMidwinter in Breckenridge is here and what a perfect time to enjoy a little R&R. Breckenridge is alive with activities and events in the February/March timeframe. There is so much to do in Breckenridge that it is impossible to fit everything in to just one trip. With events like Mardi Gras and a wide variety of activities you will not find yourself bored in Breckenridge.

Fat Tuesday is February 12th and the Main Street procession lights up Breckenridge with floats, beads, candy, revelry awesome bar specials and more. The annual kickoff to the carnival season is a Breckenridge tradition. Come enjoy the party on Main Street.

February and March are the best months for skiing and riding. The snow is still dry and fluffy and the temperatures start to warm up a little and winter eases in cold embrace on Breckenridge. The days get a little longer and there is plenty of terrain for everybody to enjoy. On Mountain events and activities include the Breck Ascent Series, the Gold Runner Roller Coaster, Great deals on ski school and more. Take advantage of the best snow and best weather in midwinter.

Outdoor winter activities in Breckenridge include Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, snowcat rides, ice skating, dog sledding, tubing and more. These are all pretty high adventure but designed for the whole family. Even an activity as adrenaline packed as snowmobiling offers smaller snowmobiles for kids. Try something that celebrates the outdoors but is not downhill skiing and snowboarding.

Exploring Breckenridge’s history is a year-round activity that all can enjoy. There are many ways to dig into Breckenridge’s rich history that span’s 150 year and is full of stories and characters. The best place to start uncovering the history of Breckenridge is at the Breckenridge Welcome Center. The Breckenridge Welcome Center is a great resource for things to do in Breckenridge but is also a 2 floor museum that highlights the history of Breckenridge. The Breckenridge Welcome Center is also the starting point for the historic walking tours of town that are put on by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance. A Historic Walking tour is the perfect way to spend an afternoon and to get acquainted with the expansive Breckenridge Historic District which is the largest historic district in Colorado. If you are looking for something a little more interesting try a trip to the Country Boy Mine. This mine operates year-round and is a wonderful example of a working gold mine from the mid 1800’s. The mine shaft plunges a quarter mile into the side of a mountain and the tour is insightful and entertaining.

If you are looking for something a little less adventurous and maybe history is not your thing try the shopping, dining, art, theater, nightlife and more that dots Main Street. There are so many boutiques, restaurants, nightclubs, shops and more to explore on Main and Ridge streets that you could spend a day exploring and still find more. Breckenridge also offers a collection of art galleries displaying mountain based art and more. Try an evening play at the Backstage Theater or take in a discount movie at the Speakeasy movie theater.

Midwinter in Breckenridge is when the spirit and vibrancy of Breckenridge truly shine. Main Street pulses with energy and warmth so come up and see the charm and friendliness that is Breckenridge in midwinter.

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Breckenridge Welcomes the Dew Tour this December 13 – 16

The Dew Tour is coming to BreckenridgeThe Winter Dew is back! Coming to Breckenridge on its only winter stop, the Dew Tour brings together the world’s best athletes in extreme winter sports. The competition includes slope style and super pipe and includes both skiing and snowboarding. Athletes include Shaun White, Scotty Lago, Louie Vito, Tom Wallisch, Nick Goepper, Kelly Clark and more.

The New format of the 2012 Dew Tour will feature more competitions, including ski and snowboard big air, as well as a Film Night and concert that will take over downtown Breckenridge. Last year’s Dew Cup winner, Louie Vito, will aim to gain his third consecutive Cup during the winner-takes-all weekend.

Along with the competition the Dew Tour has been known for its cutting edge music and free concerts. This year is no exception as Hip-hop artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis headline the weekend with a live show at the Riverwalk Center in downtown Breckenridge on Saturday, Dec. 15th. Known for their unique beats, candid lyricism, and catchy choruses, Macklemore and his producer Ryan Lewis hit the Dew Tour on the heels of releasing their album The Heist, which topped iTunes’ Albums chart and debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200.  After two sold-out national tours in 2011 and a combined 60 million views on YouTube, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have proven their ability to excite crowds with their energetic live performances. 

This year the Dew tour will celebrate the contributions of film in mountain sports with the inaugural Film Night. Taking place December 13th at the Riverwalk Center, the Film Night will feature the year’s most influential and progressive movies and hear live commentary from the directors, producers and athletes involved in making them.  Fans will have the opportunity to vote online for their favorites before the Dew Tour declares the iON Viewer’s Choice Award winner on Sunday, Dec. 16.  Athletes will also have their opinion heard through the Athlete’s Choice Award, also to be announced on Dec. 16 on the Dew Tour Facebook page.

This year the village area will be bigger and better than ever. The Dew Tour Experience will be at the Peak 8 Base Area and will feature boots and attractions from the Dew Tour and its sponsors. The Dew Tour Experience will be FREE for everyone. There will be many awesome activities and events to enjoy including athlete autograph signings, giveaways, activities and more. Partners include: Mountain Dew, Toyota, Pantech, iON, Paul Mitchell, Mongoose, National Guard, Stride, GoDaddy.com and Dogfunk.com.

Come to Breckenridge for the excitement and competition of the Winter Dew Tour. For more information including an event schedule Click here. For the best deals on Breckenridge lodging for the Winter Dew Tour visit www.breckenridgediscountlodging.com.

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