With the continuous flow of people visiting Breckenridge, we offer a variety of winter and summer events to make your vacation unforgettable. Enjoy our unique character and have a good time with locals as we take time to celebrate no matter what the season. Join us and run with 100 Santa Clauses for our Lighting of Breckenridge, or raise your stein with us during Oktoberfest weekend!

Not a huge fan of the cold? They say people come to Breckenridge for the winters but stay for the summers. Breckenridge offers something for everyone throughout the summer. With a wide variety of events ranging from festivals, farmers markets, concerts and much more – Breckenridge has a summer event just for you!

Summer Events

  • Independance Day, July 4 - Celebrate the 4th with a 10k trail run, 50k bike race, arts festival, kid’s activities, concerts, the big 4th of July parade on Main Street, a free patriotic concert by the National Repertory Orchestra and fireworks (if permitted).
  • Breck Bike Week, June 22-26 - Centered around Colorado’s professional road bike race, the US Pro Cycling Challenge, this week is geared toward outdoor enthusiasts able to play in Breck's backyard. Check out our "pro" striders; a group of two to five year olds that will race down Main Street on pint-sized pedal-less bikes prior to the Stage 5 finish. Learn more here!
    Rubber Duck Race
  • Labor Day Weekend – Includes the Summit Foundation’s Great Rubber Duck Race, the Gathering at the Great Divide Arts Festival, Sidewalk Sales and much more!
  • Oktoberfest, September 9-11 - Every year, Main Street closes for three days and brings the feel of Bavaria to Breckenridge. Come join in on all of the happenings including great parties, fall colors, collectable steins and much more!
  • Fall Fest, October 15- Join Breckenridge Grand Vacations at the Riverwalk Center for a day of family fun! Activities include bouncy castles, face painting and balloon art, fall-themed crafts, caramel apple decorating and much more! Attendance is free, but a $5 suggested donation benefits the Family & Intercultural Resource Center. 11am - 3pm.  Click here for more information!

Winter Event

  • Dew Tour - The Winter Dew Tour will be in Breckenridge. Join in on the fun as some of the best winter ski and snowboard athletes in the world to compete in SuperPipe and SlopeStyle competitions!
  • The Lighting of Breckenridge - Every year on the first Saturday of December, locals and visitors get together to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. This free family event is stocked with hot cocoa, cookies and caroling. Join us as Santa arrives around 5 p.m. to guide the parade to Blue River Plaza where he presides over the lighting of the Town Tree.
  • International Snow Sculpture Championship where blank canvases of snow become works of art. Week 1 - Technical Week: Volunteer to stomp the blocks and ready the site for the competition! Week 2 - Sculpting Week: Sculpting begins with a gunshot start. Week 3 - Viewing Week: Stop by to view the sculptures as they will be up all week weather permitting.
  • Ullr Fest, January 2017 - A local's signature festival, Ullr Fest has been returning to Breckenridge for over 50 years.  In Norse mythology, Ullr (pronounced Oool-er) was the God of Winter. This weeklong celebration brings you a family day with free activities, the Ullympics, Ullr parade and a town bonfire.
  • Mardi Gras - The party kicks off at 4:30 p.m. on Fat Tuesday with a traditional Mardi Gras Parade filled with floats and a sorts of zany characters. Event is free!

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