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The Kick-Off to Summer is Just Around the Corner

Friday, May 17, 2013 by Kelly Hepburn_1_funnerIt seems as though Mother Nature wants to skip over spring up here in the high country. That’s fine by us! With temperatures finally getting into the 60’s, say hello to summer!

 In less than a month, Breckenridge will welcome summer with an ode to the town’s heritage during Kingdom Days, which sprouted because the town was not included on early U.S. maps during the mid 1800s and became known as “Colorado’s Kingdom.” In 1936, the town became incorporated and held a ceremony to make it official. Nowadays, the local community celebrates Kingdom Days with three days of festivities, beginning with the town party on June 14th, free historic walking and mine tours, gold panning, burro rides, concerts and much more! Visit the event website for more detailed information:

On June 16th, the 5th Annual Outhouse races will raise quite the stink.

As the signature event of Kingdom Days, it certainly is something you won’t want to miss. Spectators can cast their votes for their favorite commodes during the People’s Choice voting on Ridge Street from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.  After that, locals will battle against “Johns” from surrounding territories to secure their seat on the golden throne. The costumes and creativity of the outhouse designs are second to none.

Watch as the teams push and pull their latrines down Ridge Street, and see who will get crowned with the Golden Toilet Seat. In between races, kids from the crowd will get called out for various mini contests and games.

The Outhouse Races just so happen to fall on Father’s Day, so make a weekend of it! In addition to the fun festivities of Kingdom Days, golf in Breckenridge is in full swing, the BreckConnect Gondola and Peak 8 Fun Park will both open for the season, local shops will be having a giant sidewalk sale and the Sunday Farmers Market begins.

Come up and enjoy the sunny blue skies, the fresh mountain air and as many fun activities as you can fit in! Hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking, golfing, gold panning, horseback riding, zip lining, summer dog sledding, shopping and more… Breckenridge has it all!

Treat Dad to two free rounds of golf for Father’s Day! Take a look at the discounted lodging and golf packages!