Breckenridge Backstage Theater: Cabaret

June 26-August 11

Breckenridge Backstage Theater presents the Tony award-winning musical, Cabaret! This “lively, daring, and unapologetically entertaining” musical invites you to “dive into the intoxicating and electric life of bohemian Berlin as it grapples with the looming Third Reich.” Get ready for catchy musical numbers and an unforgettable performance from local actors! Be advised that this performance is rated PG-13.

  • When: June 26-August 11, 2024; 7:00 p.m. showtimes
  • Where: Breckenridge Backstage Theater
  • Cost: $30-$60

Keystone Bluegrass & Beer

August 3-4

The Bluegrass & Beer Festival at Keystone is a local summer favorite! Enjoy live music all weekend long while sipping and sampling craft beers from Colorado and beyond. Bluegrass bands will be performing on three different stages throughout Keystone’s River Run Village. As always, Keystone festivals are free to attend with the option to purchase food and beverages.

  • When: August 3-4, 2024; 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Where: River Run Village at Keystone
  • Cost: Free to attend! Beer and food tickets $30-$80

Copper Country Music Festival

August 10

Copper Country Music Fest is the perfect event for all of you country music lovers visiting the high-country! The day kicks off with Woodward Summer Rail Jam, followed by mechanical bull rides and live music performances! Free live music will be twanging all afternoon long with performances by Chancey Williams and the Josh Abbott Band. Grab your cowboy boots and get ready to dance!

  • When: August 10, 2024, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Copper Mountain Resort
  • Cost: Free!

Breck Epic

August 11-16

BreckEpic, a six-day mountain biking race, is not for the faint of heart! The race is composed of six backcountry loops, each between 35-50 miles long, totally over 40,000 vertical feet of gain. Each of the six races begins or finishes within one mile of downtown Breckenridge. Check out their course schedule to catch a glimpse of these truly epic athletes in action!

  • When: August 11-16, 2024
  • Where: Breckenridge backcountry
  • Cost: Free for spectators!

Breckenridge International Festival of Arts

August 16-25

Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (BIFA), is a “10-day celebration of adventure, creativity, nature and play.” As described on the BreckCreate site, local, national and international artists will “create an eclectic mix of music, dance, film, visual arts and family entertainment rooted in mountain culture and the natural environment.” Visit the event schedule and be sure to attend one of many magical events of BIFA!

  • When: August 16-25, 2024
  • Where: Breckenridge venues, parks, trails, and open spaces
  • Cost: Various cost for performances; many events are free

Keystone Mountain Town Music Festival

August 17

Another event in the Keystone Festivals series, the Mountain Town Music Fest is a one-day celebration of live music and all things Colorado! This event features live performances by The Freddy Jones Band, The Runaway Grooms, and the Salida Circus, along with local brews, face painting, and more family fun. Come celebrate the waning of summer before we catch our first glimpses of fall colors.

  • When: August 17, 2024; 1:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Where: River Run Village at Keystone
  • Cost: Free!

Breckenridge Wine Classic

August 22-24

Breckenridge Wine Classic is a weekend-long celebration of all things wine! Join us in an all-inclusive wine tasting, wine-pairing dinners, pour and explore hike and wine lunches, and more! Try new wine or a new region as you enjoy live music and delicious foods. Visit their schedule for a full run-down on the fun. Ready to buy your tickets? Use code BGVMEMBER2024 for a 10% discount!

  • When: August 22-24, 2024
  • Where: Grand Tasting at Beaver Run Resort, other events at various locations
  • Cost: $99-$275 (Use code BGVMEMBER2024 for 10% off)

Breckenridge Hogfest: Bacon and Bourbon

August 30-September 1

Bacon, bourbon, and live music? What’s not to love! Sip and sample bourbons, whiskeys, scotches, and barrel-aged spirits from master distillers while indulging on delicious bacon dishes from local food vendors. If you’re looking for an afternoon of indulgence, we’d recommend the Grand Tasting on Saturday, with bourbon education and sampling, unlimited samples of bourbon and bacon, and commemorative glass.

  • When: August 30-September 1, 2024
  • Where: Grand Tasting at The Village Plaza, pairing dinners at Sauce on the Maggie
  • Cost: $75-$325

Great Rubber Duck Race

August 31

The annual Great Rubber Duck Race returns for its 37th year! Purchase a duck and watch it race down the Blue River alongside 10,000 others. This event supports the Summit Foundation, a local non-profit that supports Summit County in countless ways including supporting other local nonprofits, awarding scholarships, and supporting community initiatives.

  • When: August 31, 2024; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Where: Blue River Plaza
  • Cost: Free to attend! $5 per duck to race

Gathering at the Great Divide Art Festival

August 31-September 2

The longest-running art festival in Summit County returns for its 49th year! Artists from across the country will gather to display and sell their original works of art in a variety of mediums. The Gathering at the Great Divide is a free event with artwork available for purchase. The festival is located at Colorado Mountain College with plenty of parking on site. For a green commute option, hop on the Gray North route or take your bike down the rec path!

  • When: August 31-September 2; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Where: Colorado Mountain College
  • Cost: Free!

Keystone Oktoberfest

August 31

Swing on over to Keystone this Labor Day weekend for their Oktoberfest celebration! Raise a stein, don your lederhosen, and try your best polka to live Bavarian bands! There is never a dull moment at Keystone Oktoberfest with events like the stein hoisting contest, polka instruction, German dance performances, and Kinderfest for the kids. Grab a brat, pretzel, and a fall craft beer and bid farewell to summer!

  • When: August 31, 2024; 12-6 p.m.
  • Where: River Run Village at Keystone
  • Cost: Free to attend!

Copper Union Peak Festival

September 6-7

Copper Mountain will be celebrating the end of summer with their fourth annual Union Peak Festival, “a convergence of community, art, & sport.” Get ready for free, live music performances from GROUPLOVE, flipturn, the Violent Femmes, and more. In between sets enjoy live art and complimentary sports clinics. As described on their site, the UP Festival aims to be the ultimate celebration of the mountain athlete!

  • When: September 6-7, 2024
  • Where: Copper Mountain Fesort
  • Cost: Free to attend!

Frisco Fall Fest

September 7

Frisco kicks off our short and sweet fall season with Fall Fest! Celebrate the turning of the seasons with pretzels and brats from Ein Prosit, a beer garden that benefits Friends of Dillon Ranger District, live music, make-and-take art projects, and more. Enjoy local and regional art at the Arts at Altitude art show.

  • When: September 7, 2024; 12-5 p.m.
  • Where: Main Street Frisco at Historic Park
  • Cost: Free!

Breckenridge Oktoberfest

September 13-15

The event that needs no introduction! Breckenridge Oktoberfest is the most anticipated event of the summer, cherished by locals and visitors alike. This three-day celebration in downtown Breckenridge offers all of your favorite Oktoberfest activities- beer drinking, pretzel eating, and polka dancing! Enjoy live music, food vendors, stein hoisting contests, and more at this iconic Breckenridge event.

  • When: September 13-15, 2024
  • Where: Main Street Breckenridge
  • Cost: Free to attend!

Breckenridge Bluegrass & Beer

September 27-29

Breckenridge Bluegrass & Beer festival, formerly Strings, Ciders & Sours, will be serving up beverages from craft breweries along with some live bluegrass jams from Blue River Grass. This event is presented by two of our favorite local breweries, Breckenridge Brewery and Broken Compass. Join for a Grand Tasting, beer pairing dinner, Sunday brunch, or all of the above!

  • When: September 27-29, 2024
  • Where: Main Street Station and the Village at Breckenridge
  • Cost: $60-$250

Silverthorne Pumpkin Fest

October 6

Spooky season is officially here! Head over to Silverthorne for their free annual pumpkin patch in Rainbow Park. This event provides more than 2,500 pumpkins for community children. There will be fun for the whole family with pumpkin painting stations, a free petting zoo, carnival games, and more!

  • When: October 6, 2024
  • Where: Rainbow Park in Silverthorne
  • Cost: Free!

Breckenridge Still on the Hill

October 11-13

The Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival, Still on the Hill, returns again this fall! Join us at the Riverwalk Center for an event filled with craft spirit tasting, craft cocktails, local restaurant small bites, and live bluegrass music! Additional events throughout the weekend include tours at local museums and hikes, workshops and tastings at local restaurants, etch-a-tasting glass art class, Breckenridge Distillery tours and more!

  • When: October 11-13, 2024
  • Where: Riverwalk Center
  • Cost: $70 advance, $80 day-of

Frisco Trick or Treat Main Street

October 31

Celebrate Halloween in Frisco with their annual Trick-or-Treat on Main Street event! Businesses along Main Street and in the Frisco Historic Park will provide a candy to trick-or-treaters, along with additional family fun such as train rides and a Summit County Animal Shelter Halloween dog parade! Don your best costume and head to Frisco for some spooky family fun.

  • When: October 31, 2024; 5-7 p.m.
  • Where: Main Street Frisco
  • Cost: Free!