Guide to summer events in Breckenridge

Breckenridge Gondola in the Summer

Summer has officially kicked off in Breckenridge. With the snow melting and the temps warming up, here is a guide to upcoming summer events in Breck.

Starting this June, the National Repertory Orchestra offers weekly concerts at the Riverwalk Center, including a Space Spectacular concert on July 3 and Wynton Marsalis on July 5.  The John Adams Band comes to Breckenridge on July 24 and Australia’s, The Fruits, visit on August 13. Head over to BreckenridgeMusicFestival.com for a full schedule of performances.

MountainBike_RiverWorld-class mountain bike trails and endless miles of mountain road biking attract cyclists from near and far. Don’t miss a variety of bike events throughout the summer including clinics, demos, bike-in movie and expos. The Fire Cracker 50 race brings the best mountain bikers around to Breckenridge on the 4th of July while the USA Pro Cycle Challenge descends upon the town in August with the completion of Stage 4 and start of Stage 5.

Art enthusiasts will love the 32nd Annual Breckenridge July Art Festival this July. Stroll through Main Street Station and enjoy over 100 presenting artists. Throughout the first weekend of July, the Street Arts Festival comes to the Breckenridge Arts district featuring chalk art, temporary graffiti installations, and hands-on workshops.

Celebrate Independence Day in Breck with a weekend full of parades, running and bike races, live music and kid’s activities.

Coaster_Jack_Affleck_SmallThe Breckenridge Fun Park, located at the base of Peak 8, offers up a host of summer activities for all ages. Enjoy a day on the hill spent cruising around on Segway tours, taking a guided hike, going downhill mountain biking, playing mini golf, or zipping down the Gold Run Coaster. Or, simply take the free gondola up to the base and enjoy an afternoon cocktail in the sunshine on the deck of the T-Bar Restaurant.

As summer winds down, enjoy the changing colors of the Aspens this fall and spend the long Labor Day weekend in Breckenridge. Shop side walk sales, taste the day away at the Bacon and Bourbon festival and watch the annual Rubber Duck Race to celebrate the end of the season as we head into winter once more.

– Jesse Ambrogi-Yanson

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