Summer in Breckenridge is like nothing you’ve ever experienced. It’s a place where visitors feel like locals, and locals have one heck of a good time, all season long. Stroll our charming Main Street, hit the trails, enjoy dining alfresco and partake in the endless activities we have going on all season long. This summer bring your family, friends and favorite adventure buddies for the quintessential Colorado mountain getaway in Breckenridge, where every day is another chance to explore something new.
What to do in Breckenridge, CO during the summer
There’s no better place to enjoy summer than Breckenridge, Colorado. Whether you come for the trails, the brews, to get some sun, or to get a little vertical distance from the real world, just know you’re always welcome in Breckenridge. Start exploring our top activities to plan a trip you never want to leave.
Top Summer Activities in Breckenridge, Colorado
- Whitewater Rafting
- Fly Fishing
- Paddleboarding & Kayaking
- Horseback Riding
- Epic Discovery & Ziplining
- Summer Dog Sledding
Find even more fun things to do in Breckenridge this summer on our top 100 summer activities in Breckenridge list.
Plan your trip around one of our top festivals or events
Festivals & Events
It’s no secret that Breckenridge knows how to party. Breckenridge summer brings big events, each celebrating a Breckenridge best-of. Join us to celebrate history, community, creativity, athleticism, beer and more. Plan a trip around a favorite summer celebration or visit the event calendar to find our daily list of can’t miss events.
Top Summer Festivals in Breckenridge, Colorado
- Wave: Light + Water+Sound
- Gold Panning Championships
- Independence Day Celebration
- Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival
- Breckenridge Food and Wine Festival
- Breck Epic
- Breckenridge Hogfest: Bacon and Bourbon
- Labor Day Weekend
Where to eat, drink and soak-up the sun
Dining & Nightlife
The Breckenridge culinary scene explodes with flavor and patio seating during the summer months. Take advantage of freshly inspired cuisine while dining alfresco and cooling off after a day of fun with a craft beer or cocktail. Summer is also the perfect time of year to discover Breckenridge’s lively bar scene which kicks-off every afternoon with tasty apps and libations and flows into evenings filled with local music and ski town flavor.
Recommendations on where to eat in Breckenridge
Explore the town
Arts, Culture & History
The art scene in Breckenridge has blossomed over the last few years to offer week-long art festivals, classes and workshops, quality performing and visual arts and a calendar packed with cultural and creative experiences.
Ways to experience arts, culture, and history in Breckenridge
Trip Planning Tips
Use our planning resources to find hiking trails, activities, and entertainment for your trip. We’ve also added our favorite planning resources and tips to help trip planning go as smoothly as possible.