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May 13, 2024 / Becca Clark

Farmer’s Markets Begin

June 7, June 9

The sure sign that summer is here is when the farmer’s markets open for the season! The Breckenridge Sunday Market and the Dillon Farmer’s Market are great places to shop for artwork, handmade goods, local produce, and so much more. Enjoy live music, yoga, and community while supporting local artisans and businesses. The Dillon Farmer’s Market takes place each Friday throughout the summer, and the Breckenridge Sunday Market takes place each Sunday.

Dillon Farmer’s Market

  • When: Fridays, June 7-September 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Where: Dillon Town Park (Along Buffalo and LaBonte Streets)
  • Cost: Free to attend!

Breckenridge Sunday Market

  • When: Sundays, June 9-September 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Where: Main Street Station
  • Cost: Free to attend!

Epic Discovery Park Opens

June 14

The Epic Discovery Park, located at the Peak 8 base area, will be opening for the season, along with the BreckConnect Gondola, on June 14Join in the family fun with fun games such as putt-putt, climbing walls, ropes courses, alpine coasters, and more! Check the Breckenridge Resort website for additional operations information and to purchase tickets.

  • When: June X, 2024
  • Where: Epic Discovery Park at the Peak 8 Base Area

10 Mile Pride Festival

June 14-16

10 Mile Pride, formerly Breck Pride, will be celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in a weekend-long festival! As their website describes, “the event aims to educate and inspire attendees to promote acceptance, tolerance, and respect, and to create a safe space where everyone can come together and celebrate regardless of their sexual orientation, or gender identity.” With events such as Pride Ride, drag queen performances, pride yoga, and more, the LGBTQ+ community and allies can embrace the outdoors and who you are!

  • When: June 13-15, 2024
  • Where: Breckenridge (various locations)
  • Event Schedule: 
    • Thursday, June 13
      • 5:30 p.m.: Fireside Chat at RMU
    • Friday, June 14
      • 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Tunnel Visions art exhibition by Megan Geckler
    • Saturday, June 15
      • 8-9 a.m.: Body Painting at Riverwalk Lawn
      • 9-10 a.m.: Align with Pride with Meta Yoga at Riverwalk Lawn
      • 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Community Gathering at Riverwalk Lawn
      • 1:30-5 p.m.: Drag Performances

Lake Dillon Beer Festival

June 15

Lake Dillon Beer Festival returns for another unforgettable event! Taste beers from over 30 Colorado breweries with a breathtaking Lake Dillon and the Tenmile Range backdrop. There will be beer (of course), food vendors, and live music available at the Dillon Amphitheater. Take in the views and the music while trying out some local craft brews. As if it wasn’t good enough already, this event supports the Colorado Brewers Guild and the Blue River Watershed Group.

  • When: June 15, 1-4 p.m.
  • Where: Dillon Amphitheater and Marina Park
  • Cost: $40

Keystone Bacon & Bourbon

June 22-23

The Keystone tradition, Bacon and Bourbon Festival, returns for another year at River Run Village! Vendors from all across the state will cook up bacon and bacon-inspired cuisine, with dozens of bourbons available for sampling through the VIP Bourbon Tour. Families can bring their kids to the activities available at Camp Bacon. This weekend-long celebration is an ode to all things bacon!

  • When: June 22-23, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Where: River Run Village at Keystone
  • Cost: $30-$75

Breckenridge Agave Festival

June 28-30

Watch out, there’s a new event in town! This year, the Breckenridge Agave Festival joins our summer lineup for all those taco and tequila lovers out there. Sample high-end tequila and mezcal while enjoying tacos handcrafted by local chefs. Enjoy live music while you indulge in tequilas during the Grand Tasting events. This event will be located in the Main Street Station area, with an agave pairing dinner at Quandary Tequila Bistro!

  • When: June 28-30, 2024
  • Where: Main Street Station and Quandary Tequila Bistro
  • Cost: $75-$325
  • Event Schedule:
    • Friday, June 28: Agave Pairing Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 29: Grand Tasting 2-6 p.m.; VIP Experience 12:30-6 p.m.
    • Sunday, June 30: Sunday Brunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Independence Day

July 4

The event that needs no introduction! On Independence Day, downtown Breckenridge will come alive with family-friendly Fourth of July fun. Main Street will close to vehicles from French to Park Avenue for our patriotic Independence Day celebration. Look forward to athletic competitions, live music and events, and the Main Street Parade! As this is a very busy and popular event, it is recommended that your pets stay at home and visitors take public transportation when possible!

  • When: July 4, 2024
  • Where: Downtown Breckenridge
  • Cost: Free!
  • Event Schedule:
    • 7-11 a.m.: 4th of July 10K
    • 8:30 a.m.: 4th of July Strider Bike Race
    • 9:30-11:30 a.m.: Independence Day Parade and Firecracker 50
    • 12:00 p.m.: Reading of the Declaration of Independence
    • 6:00 p.m.: National Repertory Orchestra: 4th of July Spectacular

 

Breckenridge Art Festival

July 4-6

Experience a celebration of creativity at the 41st Annual Breckenridge Art Festival. This year, the Village at Breckenridge transforms into a vibrant gallery showcasing the works of talented artists. Stroll through the displays of paintings, sculptures, photography, and mixed media creations. Engage with the artists, discover unique pieces, and indulge in the artistic spirit that has made this festival a beloved tradition for four decades.

  • When: July 4-6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Where: 505 S. Park Avenue (The Village at Breckenridge)
  • Cost: Free!

Breckenridge Beer Festival

July 13

Raise your glass to a celebration of brews, views, and music as you savor the flavors of remarkable local beers in our stunning mountain town. The Breckenridge Beer Festival brings together breweries from across Colorado and beyond at Beaver Run Resort with a lineup of live bands. Whether you’re a beer connoisseur or just seeking a memorable outing, Breckenridge Beer Festival is a guaranteed good time! And better still, event proceeds will benefit SOS Outreach– enjoy your beer while giving back!

  • When: July 13, 12-5 p.m.
  • Where: Beaver Run Resort
  • Cost: $45-$80

Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival

July 13-14

Raise your wine glasses for the return of the Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival, a beloved annual event hosted by our neighbors in Keystone. The event takes place in River Run Village and offers an extensive selection of wine and food for visitors to sample. Stroll through the picturesque village and enjoy soothing jazz music while sipping. Check out the lineup of jazz musicians here. Focus on some of the important things in life: food, wine, and music!

  • When: July 13-14, 1-5 p.m.
  • Where: River Run Village at Keystone
  • Cost: $30 (food only), $82(single day pass), $150 (weekend pass)

Breckenridge Food & Wine Festival

July 26-28

Get ready for an extraordinary wine-tasting experience at the Breckenridge Food and Wine Festival! For this special event, Main Street Station Plaza and The Village at Breckenridge, at the base of Peak Nine, will transform into a mountainside vineyard. With nearly 300 wines, there is an option for every wine lover! Prepare to tantalize your taste buds and revel in the fusion of flavors, melodies, and scenic mountain ambiance at the Breckenridge Food and Wine Festival.

  • When: July 26-28, 2024
  • Where: Main Street Station, The Village Plaza, Sauce on the Maggie
  • Cost: $75-$200
  • Event Schedule:
    • Friday, July 26: Food and Wine Pairing Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, July 27: Grand Wine Tasting 2-6 p.m.; VIP Experience 12:30-6 p.m.
    • Sunday, July 28: Brunch and Vines Brunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Ongoing Events

BreckCreate

Breckenridge Creative Arts, known as BreckCreate, is a local organization devoted to promoting arts, culture, and creative experiences. Since 2014, BreckCreate has nurtured creativity and community through its program activities. Support this local organization by signing up for one of its many classes and workshops!

Friends of Dillon Ranger District

One of our most treasured local non-profit organizations, Friends of Dillon Ranger District (FDRD), offers a variety of programs to keep us learning and exploring all summer long! Friends of Dillon Ranger District is an active, locally-based stewardship organization that works for sustainable management of our local forest with the help of volunteers and collaboration with the US Forest Service. Explore the programs offered by FDRD this season!

Summer Concerts

Nothing says summer in Summit like outdoor concerts! In recent years there has been lots of growth and expansion in both the talent performing in the mountains and the venues in and around Breckenridge. Follow the links below for the concert line-up at our local venues!