Gold Pan Saloon - Exterior and Ullr Fest

Our Top Picks for Ullr Fest and Big Beers Fest Weekend

In Breckenridge Events by Mike

Published January 9th, 2019

Here is your guide to Ullr Fest and Big Beers Fest Weekend!

The one and only Ullr Fest and the Big Beers, Belgians, & Barleywines Festival return to Breckenridge THIS weekend.

Ullr Fest Bonfire

Image Credit: Louie Traub / Breckenridge Tourism Office

You should always check BreckInsider for the most up-to-date listing of events, specials, and live music in Breckenridge, however, here are our Top Picks for Fun in Breckenridge during Ullr Fest and Big Beers Festival Weekend:

*Click here for a printable PDF Version!

Wednesday 1.9
6:30pm – 6th Annual Breck’s Got Talent @ Riverwalk Center (free show)
9pm – Big Beers Festival Local Brews & Live Music Kick-Off Party w/El Paso Lasso @ Kenosha Steakhouse
9:30pm – Karaoke with DJ Spicoli and AWESOME Prizes @ Motherloaded Tavern

Thursday 1.10
4pm – 2019 World’s Longest Shot-Ski Unofficial Record-Breaking Attempt @ Main Street Breck
4:30pm – Ullr Fest Parade @ Main Street Breck
5pm – Ullr Fest Bonfire @ South Gondola Parking Lot
5pm – Joe Teichman Plays Country, Folk and Blues @ Motherloaded Tavern
7pm – The Hollywood Farmers Play Bluegrass Punk Rock @ RMU Tavern and Beer Garden
7:30pm – Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival Calibration Dinner featuring Avery and Dogfish Head @ Beaver Run Resort
8pm – Special Thursday Night Craft Beer Trivia w/ Telluride Brewing & Ska Brewing @ Rita’s Specialty Margs Taco Bar
8pm – Breakthru Beverage Kick-Off Party with DJ Tropical Waffle @ Kenosha Steakhouse
9pm – Ullr Fest Party with El Paso Lasso @ The Historic Brown
9pm – DJ Dobbs @ Motherloaded Tavern

Ullr Fest Parade

Image Credit: Louie Traub / Breckenridge Tourism Office

Friday 1.11
12pm – Big Beers Festival Welcome Event @ Broken Compass Brewing
2pm – Ullr Fest Ice Plunge @ Main Street Station
4pm – Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing @ Aurum
4pm – 
Friday Après Party w/DJ SQWRL @ RMU Tavern and Beer Garden
4pm – Acoustic Originals by Jessica Eve @ Gold Pan Saloon
5pm – 4 Noses Brewing Company Beer Mixology & Tap Takeover @ Après Handcrafted Libations
5pm – All Hat, No Horse Plays Country and Rock @ Motherloaded Tavern
6pm – Tina Ferguson and The Window Shoppers Play Bluegrass @ Burke and Riley’s Irish Pub
6pm – Big Beers Festival Beer and Food Experience @ Beaver Run Resort
7:30pm – Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival Traditional Brewmasters’ Dinner @ Quandary Grille
8pm – Ullr Fest Comedy  Night @ Riverwalk Center
9pm – Big Beers Festival Tap Takeover PLUS Live Music w/Frisco Funk Collective @ Blue Stag Saloon
9pm – Friday Night Ladies Night w/DJ and free drinks @ Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub
9:30pm – El Paso Lasso Plays Covers From the 80s, 90s and Today @ Motherloaded Tavern
10pm – Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival Cigar Pairing Experience @ Coppertop Bar at Beaver Run Resort
10pm – DJ Hunter S. Wompsum Spins Top 40, Hip-Hop, & House @ Cecilia’s Night Club
10pm – Friday Night DJs and Billiards @ Brooklyn’s Tavern and Billiards
10pm – BSG Craft Brewing & Ratio Beerworks Presents: Blink 90210, A Free ’90s Cover Show @ The Historic Brown

Saturday 1.12
9:30am – Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival – The Yoga of Brewing @ Beaver Run Resort
1:15pm – Ullr Fest Ice Skating Party @ Steven C. West Ice Arena
2:30pm – Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival – Commercial Beer Tasting @ Beaver Run Resort
3pm – Ullr Fest Fat Bike Race @ Gold Run Nordic Center
5pm – New Arkansas Plays Folk, Rock, Soul and Blues @ Motherloaded Tavern
6pm – 7th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival @ Riverwalk Center
8pm – Big Beers 80’s Ski After Party and Tap Takeover @ RMU Tavern and Beer Garden
8pm – Big Beers After Party with New Holland & Boulevard PLUS The O’Conner Brothers Band @ Blue Stag Saloon
9pm – Big Beers After Party with Stone, Dogfish Head and DJ NME1 @ Gold Pan Saloon
9pm – Big Beers After Party with Ska Brewing and The Nuns of Brixton @ Coppertop Bar at Beaver Run Resort
9:30pm – B-Sides Rocks the Tavern @ Motherloaded Tavern
10pm – Kaleid Plays Improvised Jam and Electronic-Infused Rock @ The Historic Brown

Broken Compass Ford and Jo at Big Beers Fest

Image Credit: Elaine Collins / Collins Photography of Summit County

Sunday 1.13
11am – Colorado Craft Hangover Brunch Benefiting High County Conservation Center @ Après Handcrafted Libations
12pm – Special Big Beers Tap Food Pairing + Weekend Wrap-Up @ Breckenridge Tap House
7pm – Acoustic Sunday Series: Ken Lee @ Broken Compass Brewing

All start times, ends times, and full details available at BreckInsider.

Worlds Longest Shot Ski Ullr Fest Breckenridge Colorado

Image Credit: Breckenridge Tourism Office

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Don’t Miss “Almost, Maine” at the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre

Jan. 16th – Feb. 17th, 2019 – Tickets on sale now!

Almost Maine Breckenridge Backstage TheatreSynopsis:
A mixture of love stories, all intertwined, unfold under the Northern Lights in Almost, Maine, a town not quite Maine and not quite Canada. Lovers meet, lovers part, and each story plays its own role in the lives of Almost residents and visitors. Join us on a journey of love, loss, growth, and strength in Almost, Maine.

Click here for tickets and more details.

*BreckInsider and Breckenridge Backstage Theatre are hosting a special Pre-Screening for Breckenridge Concierges. Shuttle Drivers, and front-line workers. Reply back if you want to get added to our distro list and get an invite!

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Thank you to ALL of our Featured Partners

BreckInsider would not exist without their support. Please check them out when planning your next fun day or night out in Breckenridge!

Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Sushi Bar
Beaver Run Resort
Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywine Festival
Blue Stag Saloon
BoLD Restaurant and Bar
Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
Breckenridge Music
Gold Pan Saloon
Motherloaded Tavern
National Repertory Orchestra
The Historic Brown
Tiki Mana Island Grill

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As always, thank you for the supporting our amazing local Breckenridge businesses. Please visit them and tell them:

“I saw you on BreckInsider!”

Mike and the BreckInsider Team

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About the Author


Mike Messeroff is a Breck local, NY native, and founder of BreckInsider. Mike spends his free time outdoors as much as possible, and you can often find him hanging out or traveling with his wife Alisa, or cruising Main Street with his Yorkshire Terrier/Best Friend Rocky. On most Wednesdays, you can also find him behind the bar at Briar Rose Chophouse and Saloon. Mike is also proud to be involved with the local group "Summit County Mindful Manifestors" and encourages anyone interested in learning more to reach out.