Summer Events in Breckenridge

By Laurel Coffman / Updated April 23, 2024

Summertime in the mountains sure is sweet, and to make it sweeter Breckenridge events are making a triumphant return! Get outdoors and enjoy a weekend indulging, dancing and celebrating in your favorite mountain town. If you need any excuses to plan your summer vacation to Breckenridge we can give you a few. We can’t wait to celebrate with you all summer long! 

Independence Day Celebration | July 4

Join us for fun and adventurous Independence Day celebrations in Breckenridge! Some activities include a 10k trail running race, Main Street parade, Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race and so much more. Please note that fireworks of any kind are prohibited within Breckenridge town limits.  

Women at Breckenridge Food and Wine Festival

Breckenridge Food and Wine Festival | July 26–July 28 

Wine lovers can relish in a weekend of tastings and wine pairings from an array of wineries right near Main Street in Breckenridge. With almost 300 wines to choose from, your taste buds will not be bored. If you want royal treatment, secure your tickets in advance for the VIP Experience which includes unlimited samples, access to the VIP lounge and early access to the Grand Wine Tasting. 

Breckenridge International Festival of Arts | August 16–August 25

If you’re planning to visit Breckenridge in August, this incredible event spans 10 days so you have plenty of time to explore. This multi-arts festival is inspired by the environment and mountain culture and features a variety of performances, exhibitions, workshops, collaborations, and more. Fun fact: Breckenridge’s resident troll, 15-foot tall Isak Heartstone, was created as a temporary installation at this event and is now a permanent fixture! 

Bottles of bourbon with mountains in the background

Breckenridge Hogfest: Bacon and Bourbon | August 30–September 1

Go hog wild this summer and indulge in a weekend made for bacon and bourbon lovers alike. Taste your way through a variety of pork samples while sipping premium whiskeys, single malt scotches and barrel-aged spirits. Like the Food and Wine Festival, you can purchase tickets for a VIP Experience or opt for one tasting event.  

Breckenridge Wine Classic | August 22–August 24

Another wine event for the oenophiles—the Breckenridge Wine Classic is the premier destination event that features grand tastings, seminars, pairings and wine dinners. Experience more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries and locally made products. Purchase tickets here to experience the beauty of Breckenridge in September! 

Breckenridge Strings, Ciders & Sours | September 27–September 29

Get out your dancing shoes! This festival is sure to get you moving and grooving with an array of ciders and sours, delicious food and live Bluegrass all weekend long. Try out the Grand Tasting, opt in for a VIP Experience or treat yourself to an All-Access Pass. 

Outdoor pools at the Grand Lodge on Peak 7

Looking for somewhere to stay? 

After a day of fun, you’ll need a place to rest your head. Give yourself a relaxing stay at the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 or the Grand Colorado on Peak 8. Both resorts feature relaxing amenities like indoor/outdoor pools and hot tubs, private movie theaters and complimentary shuttles that can get you to and from the events. Click here to find out more.