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It’s no secret that Breckenridge knows how to party. The summer brings big events, each celebrating a Breckenridge best-of. Join us to celebrate history, bikes, beer and more. Read on for tips and local favorites at these top summer events in Breckenridge. The fun continues as the seasons change, so don’t miss fall festival season and our top winter events.

Best Summer Events in Breckenridge

Independence Day Celebration – July 4, 2020

Fourth of July Parade in Breckenridge.
The Fourth of July Parade is a must-see event!

Each Independence Day, Breckenridge kicks off the party with a 10K trail run, followed by the Firecracker 50 mountain bike race and the Main Street parade. Family activities, live music and fun are all on the list! Don’t miss Breckenridge Creative Arts’ Street Arts Festival, “Surfing USA,” featuring outdoor murals, installations, workshops and pop-up art.

  • Tip: Bring a swimsuit for the Kids! The Fire Department finishes off the parade with their own super sprayer, creating a mini water park for those willing to get wet! Don’t forget dry clothes for later.

Summit County officials and residents take wildfires very seriously; fireworks of any kind are prohibited within town limits.

 

Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival – July 11, 2020

Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival at Beaver Run Resort
The Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival celebrates brews, views and great live music.

The annual Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival is one of the premier summer events in Breckenridge each year bringing over 40 breweries for tastings, live music, a VIP area and wonderful food and retail vendors.  All taking place outside at Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center in Breckenridge with amazing views of the mountains!  Enjoy a weekend of playing outdoors and a Saturday afternoon of beer tastings from some of Colorado’s finest breweries & other breweries from around the world.

 

Breckenridge Food and Wine Festival – July 24-26, 2020

Breckenridge Food and Wine Festival at the Village at Breckenridge in Summer.
Take in views of the Tenmile Range and Maggie Pond at the Breckenridge Food and Wine Fest.

 

The Breckenridge Food and Wine Festival brings you a unique wine-tasting experience with nearly 300 wines to select from! Main Street Station Plaza and The Village at Breckenridge (at the base of Peak Nine) transform into a beautiful, mountain-side vineyard starring an array of varietals created by top wineries. From the soft and smooth to the unabashedly bold, guests will get more than their fair share of delicious sips.

So the palate doesn’t get lonely, foodies will appreciate the yummy small dishes available a la carte to accompany each vintage. Live music will tempt the ear, fulfilling the realm of the senses.

 

Breckenridge Hogfest – Bacon & Bourbon – August 28-30, 2020

Bacon in cups at Breckenridge Hogfest
Breckenridge Hogfest features the best of the best to the brownest of the brown.

Bacon is the most loved food in the universe and the route to all things swine and divine. Add the quintessential American liquor, bourbon; mind blown. These indulgences come together for Breckenridge Hogfest – Bacon &Bourbon. Meat connoisseurs will be able to taste their way through a spectrum of pork samples, premium whiskeys, single malt scotches and barrel-aged spirits while enjoying live music and mixology below Peak Nine.

 

Labor Day Weekend – September 5-7, 2020

Kids sitting on rocks during the Labor Day Duck Race taking place on the Blue River in Breckenridge.
The Duck Race is a staple event every year during Labor Day weekend in Breckenridge.

This Labor Day weekend, enjoy beautiful autumn temperatures and exciting events like the Summit Foundation’s annual Rubber Duck Race, the annual Sidewalk Sale, the Gathering at the Great Divide Arts Festival and more! With so much going on, you’ll need an extra day to experience some of the best summer events in Breckenridge.

 

View all of our summer events here!

By Breck Editorial
The Breckenridge Tourism Office works to enhance and promote the unique character and experience of Breckenridge as a world-renowned destination resort and to represent, serve and perpetuate the common interest and character of its membership and community.

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