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20 Unique Things to do in Breckenridge in February
Posted by Shannon SInnard | Thursday, February 1, 2018


February is starting and Breckenridge is ready with a ton of events and activities to keep your year moving! And what better way to start your month off then rocking the night away to the 80s and catching the big game at one of many sports bars that Downtown Breckenridge has to offer! Whatever you choose to do this month, make sure to check out this roundup of events happening in Breck! Need lodging? Click Here!

Unique & Annual Events

Mardi Gras

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When : Tuesday, February 13 2018
Where : Main Street Breckenridge
Cost : FREE
More Info / Schedule of Events : 
http://go.skicountry.com/mardi-gras

Make no mistake about it, here in Breckenridge we give our friend down in the Big Easy a run for their money! Our two-mile high festivities have become known for setting the bar for Mardi Gras in the mountains! Each year, Breckenridge is taken over by masks, beads, boas, music and festivity to commemorate the holiday.

Music & Performances

Six Million Dollar Band | The Ultimate 80s Experience

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When : Friday, February 2 2018
Where : Napper Tandy's Irish Pub
Cost : $10
More Info / Tickets : 
http://go.skicountry.com/6mdb​

6 Million Dollar Band is Colorado's premier party band, offering high energy 80s dance hits with concert-level show production, guaranteed to keep the dance floor moving all night long.


Wake Up & Live | A Bob Marley Tribute

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When : Friday, February 2 2018
Where : The Historic Brown
Cost : FREE
More Info : 
http://go.skicountry.com/wake-up​

Wake Up And Live (Bob Marley Tribute) "Don't bury your thoughts; put your dream to reality!" Denver guitarist and vocalist Dave Halchak decided to put together a group of musicians to celebrate the music of Bob Marley, and pay tribute to the songs by creating some exciting jams, and throwing one fine party.


Save South Park

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When : Saturday, February 17 2018
Where : Riverwalk Center
Cost : $10-$25
More Info / Tickets : 
http://go.skicountry.com/save-south-park​

Come rock with four local bands and help Save South Park (savesouthparkco.org) raise money in a fight to prevent further destruction of our pristine environment by Discovery Channel’s “Gold Rush” and other irresponsible mining entities. See the truth behind “reality” TV. We will feature a short documentary by local filmmaker/activist Todd Anders Johnson. We will present speakers and provide musical entertainment by Salem, Split Window, Sweet Alma Soul Sisters, and Gladyys Kravitzz. There will be food, drinks, and a silent auction.

Eat & Drink

Mixology Demonstration - Classic Cocktails

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When : Friday, February 9 2018
Where : Breckenridge Distillery
Cost : $35
More Info / Tickets : 
http://go.skicountry.com/feb-mixology-demo​

Billie Keithley, Breck Distillery's Liquid Chef, is taking it back to the 1860's and Prohibition to teach you how to make the classics. A step-by-step demonstration of the Old Fashioned, Manhattan and the Bees Knees.

Film & Theater

First Friday Film Festival

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When : Friday, February 2 2018
Where : Breckenridge Lodge
Cost : FREE
More Info : 
http://go.skicountry.com/feb-film-fest​

Join The Lodge at Breckenridge and Breckenridge Film Festival for First Friday on February 2 at The Lodge for an evening of hosted refreshments, light hors d'oeuvres, chances to win exciting prizes and plenty of fun! This event also includes 25% off Dinner at the Traverse Restaurant & Bar!


Forbidden Broadway's Greatest Hits

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When : Ends February 17 2018
Where : Breckenridge Theater
Cost : $33-$46
More Info / Tickets : 
http://go.skicountry.com/forbidden-broadway​

Created and written by Gerard Alessandrini and described as “the fall-down funny musical roast of Broadway,” Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits is a hilarious journey through well-known musical theatre favorites.


Breckenridge Speakeasy Theater | February Lineup

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Starts Feb. 2nd

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Starts Feb. 9th

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Starts Feb. 16th

Art & Installments

Second Saturday's For Families : Yarn Ornaments

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When : Saturday, February 10 2018
Where : Old Masonic Hall
Cost : FREE
More Info : 
http://go.skicountry.com/yarn-ornaments​

Join us on the second Saturday of each month from 10am to 12pm for free, hands-on kids’ activities and creative crafts on the Arts District campus. Children of all ages welcome with parent or guardian present. This drop-in workshop is first-come, first-served; register online to reserve your spot. Materials are provided and participants will be able to take their projects home.


Canvas Painting Party - 'Valentines Skiers'

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When : Saturday, February 10 2018
Where : Ready, Paint, Fire
Cost : $35
More Info : 
http://go.skicountry.com/valentine-painting​

Bring your loved one for a fun and creative night out together. Follow step-by-step with local artist Nancy Branca to recreate our Valentine Skiers, leaving their heart in the snow. With a glass of wine in hand, great music and lots of help, enjoy a great date night and leave with a painting to be proud of!


Reoccurring February Art Classes

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Beginner Printmaking
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Beginner Drawing
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Ice Castles

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When : Through February 10 2018
Where : Dillon, CO
Cost : $15-$25
More Info / Tickets : 
http://go.skicountry.com/ice-castles​

The Ice Castles are a must-see spectacle, these castles made entirely of frozen walkways, tunnels, towers and archways are an Instagram shot you don't want to miss! Standing at 15-25 feet tall, the Ice Castles are open both day and night, so that visitors can witness the blue ice formations in natural light and later light up with white and colored lights that change to illuminate beneath the night sky.


NOISE: Closing Sound Performance

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When : Friday, February 16 2018
Where : Old Masonic Hall
Cost : FREE
More Info : 
http://go.skicountry.com/noise-closing-sound​

Embark on a deeper interactive experience of the NOISE exhibition with artist Jordan Knecht in a curated series of sound performances, each featuring different sets of artists and musicians, followed by an intimate Q&A. This activity is part of NOISE, an exhibition on sound and silence, Dec 1–Feb 25, 2018.

Sports & Recreation

Super Bowl LII Party!

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When : Sunday, February 4 2018
Where : Kenosha
Cost : FREE
More Info : 
http://go.skicountry.com/kenosha-super-bowl

Who's ready for a little Super Bowl action? Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots. For the big event, Kenosha will be opening up their infamous “Up Bar” at 4pm on Sunday, February 4! Reservations currently being accepted. You must show up in person to pick your table! If you are not seated by 4:45pm, your table will be given away… Coors Light & other specials during the game.


Other Bars Where You Can Catch The Big Game :

Burke & Riley’s Irish Pub – Located on the south end of town, on the rooftop of La Cima Mall, Burke & Riley’s is a sports lovers mecca. Warm up around the outdoor firepit and then warm up inside with Irish Car Bombs and the game playing on all speakers.

Downstairs at Eric’s – The clear winner for “Best Family Friendly Sports Bar in Breck,” dad can enjoy the game and the brews with 29 flat screen TVs and 30 beers on tap, and the kids can enjoy a full size arcade with more than 20 games.

Fatty’s Pizzeria – Historic building and a historically rowdy football crew. Belly up to the bar and join the fun with long-time locals and visitors alike. Luigi’s Sports Bar & Pizzeria – One of Breck’s newest sports bars. Catch the big game, awesome pizza, and sample their signature Stadium Cocktails (like “Hawaiian Punch,” a rum concoction called “Island Dream,” or Hard Lemonades available in 10 different flavors).

Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub – Grab a seat in this massive venue (and our favorite spot in Breck for a pint of Guinness) and watch the game or big fight on the huge screens. Outdoor firepit, pool tables, darts, arcade games, and a great crew behind the bar make this one the best sports viewing spots in town. Located upstairs from Salt Creek Steakhouse.

Northside Pizza – Small, local hangout featuring everything from cheap PBRs to high-end craft beers, and some of the best wings in Breck! Ollie’s Pub and Grub – Belly up to one of Breck’s biggest bars, with a huge tap selection, daily drink specials, and big portions of your favorite gametime grub.

The Motherloaded Tavern – Head over to “Momma’s” for plenty of seats for you and your friends, homecooked dishes, housemade infused cocktails, and cheap drafts.


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The Breckenridge International Festival of Arts is Back for it's third consecutive year!
Posted by Shannon Sinnard | Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Having a big hand in Breckenridge recently being named one of the country’s “artsiest small towns” by Westword Magazine, the 2017 Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (BIFA) has returned for its third season. Stretching over a 10-day time span, this quirky, one of a kind display of assorted visual, musical and interactive exhibits has quickly become one of Breckenridge’s most popular festivals… Rounding out a Summer packed full of them! "We really like the idea of closing the summer with a big, spectacular multi-arts festival" Robb Woulfe, president and CEO of Breck Create told the Summit Daily in 2016.

A program of extraordinary events in spectacular places and spaces across Breckenridge, this multi-arts festival is a celebration that brings with it an eclectic mix of music, dance, film, visual arts, abundance of family entertainment and so much more! And this year, the festival promises to be bigger and better than ever. Beginning with the chief installment, Monuments, presented by internationally acclaimed projection artist Craig Walsh. Already an internet sensation, Monuments will be a tribute to three Breckenridge characters (changing nightly) that have shaped Breckenridge to date by casting oversized projections of their faces across strategically selected topiaries throughout town. Although many of the Breckenridge International Festival of Art’s displays and exhibits will be temporary, this one will span throughout the length of the festival, lighting up nightly.

But Monuments is just one of many on the expansive list of exhibits and activities scheduled for the 2017 Festival of Arts. A celebration of adventure, play and creativity, guests and locals alike will enjoy multiple daily attractions and events throughout Breckenridge inspired by themes of environment and mountain culture (most free, some ticketed). From Close-Act Theatre’s Birdmen, a spectacular piece of street art theatre featuring stilt-walkers outfitted as large, illuminated pterodactyl-like creatures descending upon downtown Breckenridge to the interactive, kid-friendly performance titled Ants, by Polyglot Theatre, that brings children face to face with three giant ants and hundreds of giant bread crumbs and the query of what to do with them. A quick glance at the schedule and it’s clear, a large focus this year is children. From a Nature Discovery Walk with the Mountain Top Children’s Museum and Birdwatching with Keystone Science School to planting an herb garden, building a birdfeeder and bug home to creating a Mountain Mosaic, painted ‘gnome rocks’ and Beeswax + Pine artwork no doubt the festival is going to be jam packed with activities for the youngsters.

And then there’s the popular Trail Mix Series. A kid and adult friendly activity that has been a hit in past years. These free outdoor concerts and environmental installations combine art, music and hiking/biking along well-known Breckenridge trails. This year’s schedule includes 27 of these pop up performances along the popular Iowa Hill, Moonstone and Illnois Creek Trails.

Other featured 2017 BIFA artists and projects include: Los Trombos, colorful, large scale sculptures on display on the Arts District Campus. Driftwood by Casus Circus, a performance of seemingly impossible feats of brute strength. Itchy-O, a 30-plus-piece marching band drawing its inspiration from several different cultures. Tree-O, a series of concerts held high among the pine branches.

View The Entire 2017 Breckenridge International Arts Festival Schedule Here



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