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The list of what to do in Breckenridge during the summer is long. Whether you’re interested in our endless summer activities (hiking, biking, rafting); taking part in a summer festival (Wave, Independence Day, Breck Epic); or simply enjoying the incredible views; summer in Breckenridge is an amazing time to discover everything our mountain town has to offer.

What to do in Breckenridge, CO during the summer

Summer Activities

group hiking in Breckenridge, COBreckenridge offers hundreds of miles of trials to choose from.

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

Find even more fun things to do in Breckenridge this summer on our top 100 summer activities in Breckenridge list.

Summer Activities in Breckenridge

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    Plan your trip around one of our top festivals or events

    Breckenridge Summer Festivals & Events

    Boys Scouts at Breckenridge 4th of July Parade
    Independence Day parade down Main Street in Breckenridge.

    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

    Where to eat, drink and soak-up the sun

    Dining & Nightlife

    Relish Happy Hour From Deck
    There are over 100 bars and restaurants located in downtown Breckenridge.

    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

    Summer Dining and Nightlife

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      Arts, Culture & History

      Tree-o features three musicians — cellist Russick Smith, violinist Karen Lauffer and mandolinist Kevin Larkin – in a series of free concerts held in the forest for Breckenridge International Festival of Arts.
      Tree-o features three musicians — cellist Russick Smith, violinist Karen Lauffer and mandolinist Kevin Larkin – in a series of free concerts held in the forest for Breckenridge International Festival of Arts.

      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

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        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.

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