Our lively mountain town has a variety of festivals coming in to enhance this incredibly beautiful summer we are having! Here’s what you need to know in order to navigate around these festivals like a local!
Summer in Breckenridge is in full swing, and it’s important to take the time to appreciate this amazing time of year (which always seems to come and go way too quick)! Many say, “locals in Summit live here for the winters, but continue to stay for the summers.” That is the truth!The summers are stunning because they are radiating with sunshine, full of great beers with awesome pals, outdoor activities, live music on the lawns, and movies under the stars! Breckenridge does an awesome job of bringing in a variety of summer festivals to enjoy throughout town. Whether you are a local or tourist in town these festivals are a must hit for everyone!
Here is your Local’s Guide on How to Navigate the Breck Festivals this Summer
Runs Through August 27th, 2019
You still have lots to check out with this Breckenridge Music Festival until their last event on August 27th, 2019! Whether it is jazz, funk, outdoor events, orchestral pop, orchestra symphonies, or social gatherings, this festival brings a multitude of sounds to this lively mountain town.
Runs Through July 26th, 2019
When it comes to The National Repertory Orchestra, this is the local’s first chair! The Orchestra, based right here in Breck, auditions nearly 1,000 musicians between the ages of 18 and 29 in about 25 different cities across the country to fill their 88 tuition-free spots! You should definitely spend an afternoon enjoying the NRO’s series of “Music for Everyone.” These little musical gatherings take place in different spots around Main Street and provide awesome opportunities to hear the talent of this orchestra in a more intimate environment.
Carpe Vinum! Enjoy a great summer weekend in Breckenridge filled all things wine…a VIP Wine Pairing Dinner, Grand Tasting Event (featuring over 300 different wines, live music, and more), and a Sunday Brunch. “From the soft and smooth to the unabashedly bold, guests will get more than their fair share of delicious sips.” Get your tickets now (VIP tickets for the Grand Tasting are already sold out)!
It’s time to pig out at this festival! Lots of crispy bacon (“over a pound per attendee!”) and smooth bourbon are one hell of a combo for an excellent weekend. This sweet festival will also have live tunes and you can save $10 by ordering your tickets online in advance!
Rocky Mountain Underground has been selected as the host venue for the very first Colorado Music Conference, presented by Artzn.co. This event will bring together a community of talented Colorado artists, performers, and music enthusiasts to enjoy live tunes and other art forms for a 1-day fest at RMU in Breckenridge!
August 31st-September 1st
Limber up, grab your mat, and get ready to meditate or develop deeper into your asana practice with this brand-new Breckenridge Yoga Festival. This festival is one that I am very excited about because it is new to Breckenridge and brings local and famous yogis together in this beautiful mountain town. This weekend will be a time for us to open up our hearts and our minds to relaxation, transformation, and inspiration!
Hip, Hip Hooray! Let’s all celebrate the German way! Oktoberfest in Breckenridge is a long-time tradition for our little town and has continued to grow each year! The growth of this lively festival is ongoing due to the atmosphere that uproars during this weekend! The traditional, upbeat German tunes boom through Main Street, while friends cheer with their steins together, eat juicy sausages, and dance their hearts out. Also, this festival tends to have great after-parties around town, which is something to look forward to…Prost!
I know what you are thinking now reading through these festivals…’man these Breck people really like to drink.’ Well I would say that is the truth! Like any good mountain town, ending a day with a beverage is a victory to our work hard, play harder mentality. The Breckenridge Wine Classic is for those wine lovers out there again! The vino will definitely be flowing at this one with a multitude of aromas and undertones. A local favorite, Carboy Winery, will be one of the 30 wineries joining us in Breckenridge for the flavorful delights of the grape!
The Breckenridge Film Festival is full of motion picture talent! This year, there are many segments to the film fest that will satisfy all watchers! The various productions include dramas, comedies, documentaries, adventurous films, animation, human spirit, and music videos. There will also be famous special guests that have made a name for themselves in motion picture production! This festival is not to be missed and includes many great venues around Breck, like our very own Speakeasy Movie Theater!
This festival pretty much combines everything great about modern brew and jamming in the mountain. I mean what’s better than a little ‘fiddle love and crispy, tasty suds?’ Some of our favorite, local Breckenridge breweries will be featuring sips of their best sours and ciders, including Broken Compass Brewery, Breckenridge Brewery, and Outer Range. However, it does not stop there… About 20 breweries will be giving out samples of their ciders and sours at this event! So, make it over to Main Street Station for a loose time, while listening to the Buffalo Commons (Steamboat Springs Bluegrass Band)!
These distilleries have been truly aging in the best way possible, and have been taking the time to create delectable handcrafted spirits for all of us to enjoy! These distillers will all come together in one room during October to present Breckenridge with these boozy delights! Our very own Breckenridge Distillery will be there, alongside over 35 other distilleries! These will be tastings that are worth indulging in!
I’m excited to see you all at these awesome Breck festivals!!
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