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Weekend Events 3.17.17

St. Paddy’s day celebrations, live music, canvas painting, brewery tours and beautiful weather are in store for the weekend! Check it out:

Thursday, March 16

  • St. Paddy’s Celebration with Horizon Line playing rock & roll | 9:30 pm – 1:30 am | The Gold Pan Saloon | Free

Friday, March 17

  • Amoramora Brings the Cosmic Funk for St. Patty’s Day | 10 pm – 1 am | The Motherloaded Tavern | Free
  • Friday Ladies Night with DJ Silverfox | 9 – 11 pm | Ladies drink free Bud & Bud Light drafts and well drinks

Saturday, March 18

  • El Paso Lasso plays covers from the 80s, 90s and today | 10 pm – 1 am | The Historic Brown | Free
  • Wine Blending Experience | 1.5 – 2 hours | Souvenir bottle of your custom crafted wine blend | Make a reservation: 970-771-3443
  • Canvas Painting Party | 7 – 10 pm | Paint with a glass of wine | Make a reservation: 970-453-5765
  • Fat Bike & Brewery Tour | 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm | 3.5 miles/4 min or 6 miles/75 min

Sunday, March 19

  • Free Distillery Tours & Spirits Tasting | 11 am – 5:30 pm | Breckenridge Distillery
  • Fat Bike & Brewery Tour | 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm | 3.5 miles/4 min or 6 miles/75 min

Check out daily happy hour specials by clicking here. Check out lodging deals in Breck right here!

Hockey game

Join the fun and try a pickup game in Breck!

Everyone makes the team in a pick-up game. Whether you are looking to burn a few extra calories or maintain your game at top notch level; Breckenridge offers a wide variety of pick-up and drop-in sports games. Pick-up games harken back to our playground days when the number one priority was to have fun! Check out some great local games we have here in Breckenridge to keep you and your kids active while you are in the high country.

Hockey (Indoor) –  Hockey is big in Breckenridge. The recently remodeled Stephen C. West Ice arena is the venue, bring your skates and stick or rent everything you need at the arena.  Enjoy stick and puck sessions to hone your skills or stop by on Thursdays and Fridays for drop-in hockey sessions designated for pick-up games. They have sessions for both men and women’s drop-in hockey. Grab your skates, it’s time to practice that slap shot. Check the schedule HERE.

Basketball (Indoor) – Whether you already have a group of friends together or you are just on a solo mission to work on your 3-point shot, Breckenridge has court. Both the Breckenridge and Silverthorne rec centers offer drop-in basketball or ‘open gym’ times when a good pickup game is easy to find. Be warned: playing a full court game at an elevation of 9,000+ feet is quite the lung-busting workout. Find some open gym time and go put some shots up. Best days for finding a pick-up game are Mondays and Thursdays. The gym schedule can be found HERE.

Tennis (Indoor) – Tennis is a big sport in Breckenridge and Summit County. While you are less likely to find a traditional pick-up tennis game, you can grab a partner, volley back and forth or grab 3 partners and play a doubles game. The court is operated as a fee per hour court, so be sure to make reservations and check pricing information HERE.

Rock Climbing (Indoor) – If rock climbing is more your variety, not to worry. While not a traditional pick-up type sport, there is always a friendly, inclusive crowd hanging out at the Breckenridge rec center rock wall.  With a bouldering section and an adjacent sport climbing section, you are sure to find something to suit your abilities. Whether you need a belay partner for a challenging sport route or just a spotter as you boulder around, you will find some like-minded climbers hanging out at the rock wall. It is an indoor rock wall at the recreation center and is subject to rec center hours of operation. A schedule can be found .

A little spontaneous physical activity is good for the mind and body. Call ahead or simply drop by; Breckenridge is sure to have a pick-up game to get your blood pumping in the high country.

 

Breckenridge in the Summer

Breckenridge’s Top Summer Events

Although the flakes are still falling here in Breckenridge, summer is just around the corner. As the locals say, “We came for the winters, but stayed for the summers.” Visit Breckenridge this summer and find out why it’s the best season to be in Summit County!

JUNE

GOLD PANNING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Try not to get gold fever as you test your panning skills at this festive gold panning celebration over the weekend of June 16th – 18th. Paying tribute to Breckenridge’s roots as a historic mining town, this free event takes place daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Blue River Plaza and tools are provided. Learn more here.

BRECK BIKE WEEK(END)

Ride into summer in the High Country at Breck Bike Week, taking place June 23rd – 25th at Blue River Plaza and throughout Breckenridge. Partners like The Cycle Effect, Breck Bike Guides, Summit Velo, Breck Cruisers and YetiBeti won’t steer you wrong with their workshops, clinics, group rides, expo sales, races, and cycling films as you roll into every pedal pusher’s dream journey. Learn more here.

THE 2ND ANNUAL ROB MILLISOR HEART HEALTH WALK

This is NOT your average fundraiser! Watch the community celebrate while giving back in honor of the late Rob Millisor, a local philanthropist who dedicated much of his life to helping Summit County and beyond. All proceeds raised go directly to supporting heart health initiatives and participants receive free wellness gifts, healthy snacks and lunch, educational resources, libations, family fun and so much more at Carter Park in Breck on June 10th. Register today!!

JULY

34TH ANNUAL BRECKENRIDGE JULY ART FESTIVAL

The July Art Festival returns to Breck July 1st – 3rd in The Village at the south end of town. This free festival will now expand throughout the whole plaza, where artwork from over 100 top national artists will be on display. Click here for more information.

BRECKENRIDGE SUMMER BEER FESTIVAL

From noon until 5 p.m. on July 8th, make sure to stop by Beaver Run Resort for Breck’s 12th Annual Summer Beerfest. Quench your thirst with tastings from more than 50 breweries while enjoying live music, food and shopping outside. Tickets can be purchased here.

CLASSIC CAR SHOW

Almost 150 classic cars will be on display in the Red Village of the Outlet Mall in Silverthorne on July 8th. The Summit Chamber plans to offer deals on lodging, restaurants and boating to attendees. In the coming weeks, more details will be available here.

2017 BRECKENRIDGE FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL

Feed your inner wino on July 29 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Main Street Station in Breck at this one-of-a-kind festival that celebrates everything vino with unlimited tastings, live music, wine-pairings, education from chefs and more! Get tickets here before it sells out.

AUGUST

16th Annual Breckenridge Main Street Art Festival

From August 4th – 6th, head to The Village in Breck and check out creations from more than 100 nationally acclaimed artists at no charge. Soak up the sun and enjoy live music right at the base of the slopes of Colorado’s favorite mountain! Grab tickets here.

33rd Annual Genuine Jazz and Wine

Get hopped up on an earful of live tunes from celebrated jazz musicians while you wine and dine on premium vino and gourmet meals over the weekend of August 18th – 20th at the Copper Mountain Conference Center. Tickets go on sale soon, so check here for updates as the dates approach.

Cider Circus

What’s more entertaining than the circus? How about a circus in the Rockies dedicated to craft cideries and breweries, circus performances, kid’s crafts, a 5k sunset run, cheese pairings, live music and more?! It’d be a shame to miss The Greatest Cider Show on Earth at Copper Mountain Center Village the weekend of August 25th – 27th, so visit their page today!

As you can see, there’s no shortage of events coming to Summit County over the next few months. There’s also absolutely no reason to miss out on experiencing this gorgeous season in Breckenridge! Book your sweet summertime stay at com while there’s still availability.

Catch Spring Fever in Breckenridge!

There is never a dull moment in Breckenridge during the spring. From deep powder, endless activities and plenty of sunshine, your vacation will be maximized. Come to Breckenridge during the spring and explore all that this time of year has to offer.

 Snow/Weather

The Rocky Mountains are infamous for the snowfall accumulation during the spring. The mixture of perfect temps, and high precipitation are the recipe for the best chance at knee-deep powder. Historically, anywhere from Februray to April, the most snowfall occurs in Breckenridge. These are the best odds of catching a powder day and experiencing the “champagne powder” that Colorado has to offer. Aside from the snowfall, there is a lot of sunshine during March and April. If you are looking to get out of the cold and closer to the sun, Breckenridge mountain is a great place to escape and even get your very own goggle tan!

Parties

The party starts in Breckenridge during the spring. There are three major parties that are sure to leave you with a smile on your face. Join Breckenridge ski resort for BreckPride. This event is going on from March 22-26. Enjoy private meals, a pride festival in the village, first tracks and a comedy night! There will also be an annual Chili cook off on the base of peak 7 at Sevens Restaurant on April 2nd. If that isn’t enough, make sure to check out the Spring Fever Beer Festival on April 8th. This event features over 35 breweries, live music and a guaranteed good time.

Events

Looking for a spectator event during your trip to Breckenridge? Look no further! There are tons of events happening during spring in Breckenridge. Check out the Go Pro Big Mountain Challenge on March 18th and 19th. There are other events including, the annual Imperial Challenge, Ascent Series and the annual Dwight Brill Hockey Tournament.

Activities

It is hard to choose just one activity to enjoy in Breckenridge. Here are just a few of the many ways to enjoy this little mountain town:

  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Ice skating
  • Fat biking
  • Dog sledding
  • Skinning

Breckenridge is a small mountain town filled with an endless opportunity, for a vacation full of fun! Pack your bags and meet us in Breckenridge this spring for a time your sure to remember. For the best deals on lodging make sure to check out www.Breckenridgediscountlodging.com.

Weekend Events 3.10.17

This weekend is full of fun! Check out all the live music, brewery tours, fat biking, and distillery tours!

Friday, March 3

  • SoDown with Oklio & TruFeelz Play Bass, Funk, Electronic and More | 9 pm – 12 am | The Historic Brown | Free
  • Envoy Alo Play Jazz, Funk and Rock | 10 pm – 1 am | The Motherloaded Tavern | Free
  • Free Distillery Tours & Spirits Tasting | 11 am – 5:30 pm | Breckenridge Distillery

Saturday, March 4

  • Ride on! Beer and Music Fest | 4 pm – 1:30 am | Riverwalk Center | $20-40
  • Greener Ground Plays Jamtronica | 9 pm – 12 am | The Historic Brown | Free
  • Fat Bike & Brewery Tour | 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm | 3.5 miles/4 min or 6 miles/75 min

Sunday, March 5

  • Eef Duo Plays Blue with a Groove | 5 – 10 pm | Blue River Bistro | Free
  • Joe Teichman Plays Country, Folk and Blues | 9pm – 12 am | The Motherloaded Tavern | Free
  • Fat Bike & Brewery Tour | 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm | 3.5 miles/4 min or 6 miles/75 min

Check out daily happy hour specials by clicking here. Check out lodging deals in Breck right here!