Posted on 25 Mar 2022

4 Breckenridge Events You Can't Miss This Summer

Summer in Colorado is already a beautiful thing, but summer in Breckenridge is chef's kiss fantastic! In addition to the plentiful sights to see and fun things to do, Breckenridge has several exciting summer events that you'll love taking part in. We're talking holiday celebrations, excellent live music, delicious dishes, and refreshing spirits all served up in a fun-loving and welcoming community.

Without further adieu, here are the top 4 Breckenridge events you can't miss this summer!

Independence Day Celebration In Colorado

1. Independence Day Celebration | 7/4

Kicking things off in the summer is Breckenridge's annual Independence Day Celebration. Although fire restrictions ban the setting off of public or private fireworks in Breck, the town makes up for it with plenty of other festivities.

The day starts with a 10K fun run along scenic trails from 7-11 AM. In between the trail 10k, the Independence Day Parade and Firecracker 50 mountain bike race set off at 9:30 AM from Main street. After the riders hit the trail for their 50-mile race, the revered annual parade marches down Main St. until 11:30 AM. Registration for each of these events tends to sell out fast, so be sure to book your spot well in advance.

Once those mini-events finish up, there is an assortment of fun contests, games, and other group things to do at Surfin' USA from 11 AM to 4 PM. Why does Breckenridge host a surf and beach-culture party for its Independence Day throwdown? Because it's really fun, and because we can!

Breckenridge Food And Wine Festival

2. Breckenridge Food & Wine Festival | 7/28-7/31

Event Next up on the summer events itinerary is the lovely Breckenridge Food & Wine Festival. Over the course of 3 days, attendants can enjoy great food, live music, and picture-perfect mountain views while tasting from a selection of 300 fabulous wines. 

Main Street Station Plaza and The Village at Breckenridge transform into a stunning mountain-side vineyard during the festival weekend where "refreshing" is the word of the day every day. Tickets can sell out fast, so be sure to reserve your Breckenridge Food & Wine Festival passes in advance!

Breckenridge International Festival of Arts

3. Breckenridge International Festival of Arts | 8/12-8/21

Inspired by mountain culture and other environmental themes, the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (BIFA) is an exquisite 10-day program of art and performance. Artists and creators from around the world come to this beloved summer event to showcase an eclectic mix of musical, visual, and performance art in our heavenly mountain setting.

If you're looking to see some truly unique multi-arts exhibits during your Breckenridge vacation, the BIFA in August is definitely the event for you! Be on the lookout for ticket sales to launch in late spring and early summer.

Hogsfest Bourbon and Bacon

4. Breckenridge Hogfest: Bacon & Bourbon | 8/26-8/28

Last but not least we have the spirited event of Hogsfest: Bacon & Bourbon. Possibly the greatest food and beverage pairing to ever grace the Earth, premium cuts of meat, and even more premium whiskeys are the stars of this 3-day festival. 

However, we have a habit of going above and beyond what titles suggest here in Breck. In addition to the bourbon, Hogsfest features other premium whiskeys, single-malt scotches, barrel-aged spirits, and beautiful craft cocktails to the tune of boogie-worthy live music. In terms of American party potential, it really doesn't get much better than premium beverages served with premium bacon in Colorado's ultimate mountain paradise.


That's it for our list of the must-see Breckenridge events taking place this summer! You can discover more Breckenridge vacation inspiration by heading to our complete Breck blog. And, to complete your perfect summer vacation in Breckenridge, be sure to check out our list of luxurious rental homes for you and your group!

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