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Town Events

See Breck’s unique character during a signature town event – don Viking horns for Ullr Fest and marvel at snow art during the Snow Sculpture Championships. Did we mention it’s free?

Here in Breckenridge, locals celebrate no matter the season and we invite you to take part. Go ahead, sprint down Main Street with over 100 Santa Clauses during the lighting of the town tree. Cheer on Outhouse Race competitors at the annual heritage celebration. Uncover pedal paradise during Breck Bike Week. And come Oktoberfest, raise your stein with us for a toast to this Colorado mountain community.

Race of the Santas & Lighting of Breckenridge
December 07, 2013

Winter Holidays The first weekend in December, the town transforms into a sparkling holiday scene. Participate in the Race of the Santas, where 100’s of Santas race down Main Street to benefit Adopt an Angel and continue the festivities with the Lighting of Breckenridge, where Santa greets holiday revelers from his horse-drawn carriage. Join local businesses for the Breckenridge Arts Expereince, dedicated to the Seven Arts: visual, performing, culinary, publishing, design, film & media and heritage. The following weekend, Winter Dew Tour puts pro snowsports athletes on display with televised halfpipe and slopestyle competitions. When it’s time to ring out the old, live music, bar parties and special restaurant menus punctuate New Year’s Eve celebrations, accompanied by a torchlight parade down the slopes of Breckenridge Ski Resort. A spectacular fireworks display and concert ring in the new year in style.

Winter Dew Tour
December 12, 2013 - December 15, 2013

The Dew Tour brings the top athletes in the world to Breckenridge where they compete in Slopestyle, Superpipe and street competitions. This season’s Winter Dew Tour will kick of the 2014 Olympic qualifying season in North America and showcase the world’s top contenders in both snowboarding and freesking.

Ullr Fest
January 05, 2014 - January 11, 2014

Breckenridge’s tribute to Ullr, the Norse God of Snow, brings a legendary Main Street parade and a week of snow celebration including Ullympics, Dating Game, parade, music, ice skating party and more. More than 12,000 Ullr enthusiasts line the streets for the Ullr Parade. Don’t be surprised to see horned Viking hats adorning the heads of skiers and snowboarders.

Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships
January 13, 2014 - February 02, 2014

The 24th Annual ISSC takes over Breckenridge. Throughout the five days (65 hours) of sculpting, teams create enormous works of art from 12-foot-tall, 20-ton blocks of machine-made Colorado snow. Artists achieve finished pieces without the use of power tools, internal support structures or colorants.

Mardi Gras
March 01-04, 2014

Each year, New Orleans visitors and Mardi Gras lovers take over Breckenridge with masks, boas, beads, music and revelry to commemorate the carnival season. Fat Tuesday culminates with a colorful parade along Main Street featuring floats and costumed characters throwing beads for all.

Spring Fever
March 20, 2014 - April 20, 2014

This month-long festival will feature some of the best bands, most exciting competitions, and incredible blue bird days in Colorado.

Kingdom Days
June 14, 2014 - June 15, 2014

Join us in reinventing Breckenridge’s colorful past during the fifth annual Kingdom Days. Celebrate over 150 years of Breckenridge’s diverse history with mining, exploration and adventure. Founded in 1859, Breckenridge was inadvertently excluded from some copies of the U.S. maps, becoming known as “Colorado’s Kingdom” until 1936 when it finally became incorporated. For an entire weekend, this real town turns upside down to pay tribute to gold fields and mining, exploration and adventure, brothels and saloons, booms and busts.

Independence Day Celebrations
July 04, 2014

Celebrate Independence Day with lively entertainment, free activities, fireworks and dynamic family fun.

Breck Bike Week
August 14, 2014 - August 17, 2014

One of “Breck’s” best kept secrets is its expansive backcountry trail network – an interconnected system that can be accessed from anywhere in town within two minutes and leading to hundreds of miles of riding across Summit County. Recently named a silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, Breckenridge introduces visitors to pedal paradise during the annual Breck Bike Week

USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage 5 Finish
August TBD

Fast forward 155 years and you’ll discover why it’s no surprise that Breckenridge has been referred to as the perfect mountain town. Full of history and character, Breckenridge shares an incredibly laid-back charm that makes you feel like a local – no matter the season. From shopping to nightlife and dining to culture, you can kick-it-up or kick back, whatever your mood.

20th Annual OktoberFest
September 12, 2014 - September 14, 2014

Get ready for a fun-filled weekend of fall foliage, great parties, Paulaner Bier, genuine German cuisine, collectible steins and special accommodation packages. Don’t miss the largest Oktoberfest in the Rocky Mountains. $25 for a small stein and $30 for a large stein.

Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival
October 03, 2014 - October 05, 2014

Fall is the season for cooler temperatures, changing leaves and the Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival. The first of its kind in the state, the festival features small-batch distillers, artisan spirit seminars, fine local cuisine and of course, plenty of sampling.

 

 

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