Breckenridge summers are perfect for events and festivals.
With endless sunshine and temperatures averaging in the mid-70s, Breckenridge has the perfect conditions to enjoy the best summer events in the high country.
There are so many summer events in Breckenridge, it’s hard to choose which to attend. Celebrate the history of Breckenridge at Kingdom Days. Celebrate our country’s independence during the Fourth of July Parade. Enjoy music all summer long with the Breckenridge Music Festival and the National Repertory Orchestra. Join us and yell “Probst” as you toast your friends at Breckenridge’s most popular event, Oktoberfest, where 45,000 people descend upon Main Street for two days of German food and beer.
Check out all the summer events:
Mid-end of June
Kick off the summer with Breck Bike Week! Everyone from beginners to advanced bikers is invited to Breckenridge for this exciting five-day event. Breck Bike Week consists of clinics of all levels, bike cruises, demos, expos, kids’ Strider Zone and even a bike exchange program!
Whether you are looking to advance your biking skills, grab a steal of a deal or just get outside, this is the perfect time to come to Breckenridge. Bring the family and friends, get outside and take advantage of the Breck Bike Week!
Celebrate Independence Day with us in Breckenridge! Breckenridge offers near-perfect summer weather and a full line of entertainment, activities and fun. Celebrate the Fourth with a 10K trail run, 50K bike race, arts festival, kids’ activities, concerts, the big Fourth of July parade on Main Street, a free patriotic concert by the National Repertory Orchestra and fireworks (if permitted).
*Note – Fireworks show will now begin at 9:45 p.m. They will be shot off from the Gondola Lot and will be visible from all over town.
Labor Day Weekend
Greet the cool mountain air and warm sunshine in Breckenridge this Labor Day weekend. There are events and activities all over Breckenridge. Labor Day weekend events include the Summit Foundation’s Great Rubber Duck Race, Sidewalk Sales on Main Street, the Gathering at the Great Divide Arts Festival and much more!
Breckenridge hosts the largest Oktoberfest street party in the Rocky Mountains. Each year, Breckenridge closes Main Street for three days and brings Munich to the mountains. Come for the beer. Come for the food. Come for the tradition. Come for the fun. Whatever reason you come for, just make sure you get here! Raise your stein and “prost” to Oktoberfest!
This fun-filled event is full of fall colors, Paulaner Bier, more than three dozen genuine German cuisine and brew vendors, collectible steins, German-themed games, Bavarian lederhosen, oompah and polka dancing, face painting, special accommodation packages and loads of fun for the whole family.
Beginning of October
Fall Fest in Breckenridge is the ultimate kid zone! Get crafty with a variety of spooky craft tables throughout the Riverwalk Center. This event offers bouncy castles, face painting, balloon art, caramel apple decorating and much more!
Attendance to this event is free; however, a $5 suggested donation benefits the Family & Intercultural Resource Center. Bring the kids and come help Breckenridge Grand Vacations celebrate the season at the annual Fall Fest!
For over 30 years, the Breckenridge Music Festival has presented an unparalleled series of concerts and musical experiences ranging from classical, symphonic and intimate chamber music performances to jazz, blues and rock’n’roll shows. The Breckenridge Music Festival brings to Breckenridge the best musical programs, including classical and modern selections, available anywhere in the country!
Each summer, the best young musicians from around the country come to Breckenridge. The National Repertory Orchestra comes together for eight weeks in the summer. Come to Breckenridge and hear the result of all of the hard work and determination that prepares young musicians for their orchestral music careers.
The National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) performs two full orchestra concerts each week at Breckenridge’s Riverwalk Center between late June and mid-August.
In addition, musicians perform in smaller chamber concerts during the festival, and the full orchestra plays at several other locations in the state.