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.

Peak 6 Coming This Winter!

Town of Breckenridge ColoradoYeah-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!

Early planner? Thinking of a ski trip this winter? Try www.breckenridgediscountlodging for the best deals on Breckenridge lodging anywhere.

Hike of the Week – Mohawk Lakes

Father and son on hike in Breckenridge ColoradoThe perfect intermediate family hike, Mohawk Lakes sums up everything magnificent about Summit County. It has sweeping vistas, historic ruins, ore cars, waterfalls and close-up views of massive, rugged peaks. Be sure to bring snacks and plenty of water.

Open: July-September
Elevation: 12,100 feet
Time: 2-3 hours
Distance: About 7 miles round trip
Directions: Drive south out of Breckenridge on Highway 9. At about 2.4 miles from the last light as you leave Breckenridge, turn right on Spruce Creek Road and proceed for about 1.2 miles to a well marked parking area and trailhead.

Start out on Spruce Creek Trail and continue for about 2 miles. Cross a 4WD road and take the trail to Mayflower Lake and a 19th century mining cabin. Once you get to Mayflower Lake you wil start on a steady climb of about one mile to lower Mohawk Lake where is falls and an old mill. The views from here are impressive. Turn around here or continue to Upper Mohawk Lake and enjoy even more impressive views.