Best of Breck’s 2016 Summer festivals

It’s summertime in the mountains and the local festival season is underway. Here’s where to fest with the best in Breckenridge.

 

Breckenridge July Art Festival

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July 2–4

This nationally ranked art fair takes place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at Breckenridge’s Main Street Station. The free outdoor festival celebrates 33 years and presents more than 100 artists selling wood, glass, sculpture and much more.

 

Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival
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July 9

Sample brews from over 50 breweries, dance to live music and nosh and shop food and retail vendors at this 11th annual beer fest. Brewers span the globe and include Colorado favorites, while gorgeous mountain views come standard.

 

Breckenridge Main Street Art Festival

July 29–31

Peruse paintings, woodwork, jewelry, glass, sculpture and so much more at this free 15th annual weekend festival. More than 100 artists from around the country line Main Street Breck, showcasing their creative wares and bringing amazing art to the mountains.

 

Breckenridge Food and Wine
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July 30

This vino and small bites festival includes wine sampling from more than 40 wineries, live local music and small plates from Breckenridge chefs, all while raising funds for the Breckenridge Rotary Club.

 

Breckenridge Hogfest

August 27

A first-year fest dedicated to the beautiful combo of bourbon and bacon, organizers have high hopes for Hogfest. Nibble bacon and pork dishes and sample your way through 75 bourbons from more than 30 distilleries.

 

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Breckenridge Oktoberfest
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September 9–11

The largest Oktoberfest street party in the Rockies returns for its 22nd year with authentic German cuisine and beer vendors packing Main Street Breckenridge.  Expect polka music and lederhosen-clad dancers from all walks, plenty of sausage and schnitzel and clinking steins and suds in the sunshine.

 

Breckenridge Wine Classic
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September 15–18

This new fine things festival brings together food and wine to-dos, local restaurants, activities and more over four days. Signature events include a Farm to Mountain Dinner, Wine on the Mountain, Toast of Breckenridge, Hike & Hops, Namaste & Nosh (yoga and eats) and many others.

 

Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival
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October 21–23

Take a spirit seminar, and sip and sample small-batch distiller concoctions until your heart’s content at this grand celebration of handcrafted spirits. Dubbed Still on the Hill, the Riverwalk Center event includes unlimited tastings, craft cocktails, artisanal snacks and live music. Don’t miss the Bloody Sunday and Hangover Brunch specials around town.

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