9 Unique Things to do in Breckenridge in May
Posted by Shannon Sinnard | Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Spring has finally arrived! And with it comes May and some of our favorite local events & activities! From incredible dining specials (enjoyed with the Dining Passport) to the kick off of the one of a kind WAVE Festival. Even better, Spring in Breckenridge not only means fantastic dining and drink specials at local restaurants & bars but also some unbeatable sales and discounts at local shops! Whatever your Spring plans may entail, we encourage you to check out this roundup of events in Breckenridge this month! Interested in a May Breckenridge trip?
Spring Dining Passports
Your ticket to dining specials! Purchase your Breckenridge Spring Dining Passport, a unique fundraising and information-packed pamphlet, and enjoy discounts, special deals and fun promotions at participating restaurants. Valid April 16th – June 7th, passports are available for purchase at participating restaurants and the Breckenridge Welcome Center & are valid for two people.
Harry Potter Live Action Clue
Something at Hogwarts is amiss! Teens from 6th-12th grade are invited to dress in their wizarding finest to help Dumbledore restore order in the castle!
Opening Reception : Cloud Of Wonder
An exhibition co-curated by Summit County students and Breckenridge Creative Arts. Artwork in this show explores dreams, imagination, unanswered questions, inner fears, fantasy, and outer space. It is the students’ hope that visitors feel empowered, inspired, and connected to other humans after experiencing this exhibition.
35th Annual Cinco de May Celebration
Starting with a Silent Auction at 5 p.m. and several delicious food stations including Lobster & Shrimp Ceviche, Steak Chimichurri Tacos, Mango Braised Duck Tacos, Pork Belly Tacos, Taco Salad, Tres Leches along with much more, this is one event you won't want to miss! Enjoy giveaways throughout the evening and Live music from Lealtad de Oaxaca starting at 8:00 p.m.
Fashion For A Future : Benefit Fashion Show
This free event benefiting the Women's Resource Center will feature local clothing boutiques, live music, light appetizers and a silent auction. Mix and mingle with others in the community as you learn about and get a chance to support our mission of offering compassion, care, and hope to those in Summit County who are facing complex pregnancy decisions.
Bow Wow Film Festival
A traveling film festival, Bow Wow celebrates, educates and inspires all things doggie (with or without their human) through the art of short film. Featuring some of the year's' best pooch themed short films, come laugh and cheer and maybe even tear up a bit as we marvel in all the ways these beloved furry creatures touch our lives! All proceeds benefit Summit County Animal Shelter
Broken Compass 4th Anniversary Party
Toasting to Broken Compass's birthday with specialty beer tappings all day long, FREE live music, a FREE pig roast, cornhole tournaments, beer contests, face painting and much, much more!
Date Night : Turning Up The Heat Candle Making Class
Come mingle with other singles and couples while you create your own candle with Breckenridge Candle Company. Tickets include 1 beer or wine, additional drinks will be available for purchase. (participants must be 21+ to attend)
WAVE : Light + Water + Sound
A four-day festival featuring interactive artworks, temporary installations and musical performances in and around the Blue River Plaza, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvasses and exhibition spaces.
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20 Unique Things to do in Breckenridge in April
Posted by Shannon Sinnard | Sunday, April 1, 2018
With March nearing an end, Breckenridge has a load of events prepping for Spring and celebrating it's last couple of weeks that the Ski Resort is open. Kick off the month of April by celebrating a combination of Easter and April Fool's Day (or as the local's lovingly refer to it 'gaper day') and end it by celebrating another epic Ski Season with a polar plunge, Spring Beerfest, Chili Cookoff, Cornhole Tournament and so much more!
Whatever your plans this month, make sure to take a gander at this roundup of events happening in Breck. And don't forget - it's not too late to plan one last Breckenridge getaway! For a limited time, Ski Country Resorts is offering 30% off all Spring Lodging! For More Information, Click Here!
Unique & Annual Events
Easter Sunday in Breckenridge
Start off the Easter Holiday with a sunrise on-mountain service followed by some family friendly activities including an Easter Bunny meet & greet, face painting, on-mountain Easter egg scavenger hunt and more!
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Spring Beer Festival
The Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival is one of the coolest events of the spring in the Colorado Rockies! Featuring brews, views and free live music, the Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival is an event you don’t want to miss.
Breck Closing Day & Polar Plunge
Come join us on Closing Day to celebrate the end to an amazing 2017-2018 ski and snowboard season. The Breck Plunge pond skim event will help close out the season with a splash. Join the fun at the base of Peak 8 with live music, food, drinks and great people!
Music & Performances
6 Million Dollar Band | 80s Cover Band
Legendary 6 Million Dollar BAND (6MDB) plays 80s covers all night at Napper Tandy's Irish Pub. Your most stylish 80s gear is highly encouraged!
El Paso Lasso at Motherloaded Tavern
An energetic, versatile, and loveable cover band covering your favorite tunes from the 80s, 90s and Today!
Enjoy an evening of live music, interactive art and socializing. Experience the current exhibition along with a mini-concert performed among the installations themselves. Broken Compass Brewery will be hosting a cash bar.
Eat & Drink
Colorado Pint Day
Taking part in the Colorado Brewers Guild's 3rd annual Colorado Pint Day, Broken Compass will be selling a very limited edition of the specialty Colorado Pint Day glasses - celebrating Colorado's 300+ days of sunshine and 300+ breweries.
Private Tasting of Powder Hound Whiskey
A rare and exciting opportunity to taste an exceptional, top of the line bourbon (Powder Hound) and sit down with the Head Distiller - Hans Stafsholt.
Breck Chili Cookoff
Breckenridge is going to get heated as the top chefs from the Ski Resort and Breck Hospitality face off against each other to see whose chili recipe is the best!
Join Breckenridge Distillery for a lesson on how to sample from individual barrels to create the ultimate blend of bourbon whiskeys.
Dancing Pines 1 Year Anniversary Party
When : Saturday April 21, 2018
Where : Dancing Pines Tasting Room
Cost : Free
More Info / Tickets : http://go.skicountry.com/dancing-pines-distillery
Enjoy with Live Music & BOGO Flights as well as giveaways with every bottle purchases.
Film & Theater
Breckenridge Speakeasy Movie Theater Lineup
Through April 5th | More Info : http://go.skicountry.com/speakeasy-theater
Mary Poppins Jr
Dozens of area youth will bring the classic Mary Poppins to life as part of the Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP). A perfect performance for the whole family to enjoy!
Eric Stewart + Taylor Dunne : Off Country
A multimedia oral history project examining the powerful landscapes of nuclear weapons testing and how the stories of those affected fits into the continuing search for identity in the American West.
Art & Installments
Megan Gafford : Hormesis
Hormesis is the hypothesis that low doses of radiation are healthy; a controversial theory as some scientists think that even small amounts can cause serious harm. The artwork in this exhibition both creates and detects radioactive events, offering viewers an opportunity to wonder at the subatomic world.
BREW : Art + Politics
Breckenridge Creative Art’s spring exhibition artists Megan Gafford and Eric Stewart invite you to join in a conversation about the relationship of art with the escalating affairs of state, and discuss the very different approaches each holds to the inclusion of nuclear energy in their artwork.
Fairy House Pottery Painting
Choose a fairy house or a mushroom house and decorate the roof with special crystal glazes, designed to pop with color!
Sports & Recreation
Bud Light Cornhole Tournament at Breck
Grab your best Bags partner and test your skills at Breck's Bud Light Bags Tournament with free entry and prizes.
Live Music Yoga
Enjoy Live Music by TLooP Music while you dive into your Yoga practice.
27th Annual Imperial Challenge
When : Saturday April 21, 2018
Where : Breckenridge Peak 7
Cost : $55
More Info : http://go.skicountry.com/imperial-challenge
A pseudo triathlon including a 6 mile bike ride followed by an ascent up Peak 7 and then a decent on skis or board, this event is a fun, annual rite of spring in Breckenridge!
Don't Miss Out On Spring Dining Specials In April!
Your ticket to dining specials! Purchase your Breckenridge Spring Dining Passport, a unique fundraising and information-packed pamphlet, and enjoy discounts, special deals and fun promotions at participating restaurants. Valid April 16th – June 7th, passports are available for purchase at participating restaurants and the Breckenridge Welcome Center. Each passport is valid for two people and all proceeds benefit the Breckenridge Restaurant Association scholarship fund, which provides scholarships to local students who work in the restaurant and hospitality industry as well as those interested in careers within the restaurant industry.
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30 Unique Things to do in Breckenridge in March
Posted by Shannon Sinnard | Thursday, March 1, 2018
March is here and Breckenridge has a ton of great events lined up for the month! Start your month by participating in the second year of Breck Pride - with live concerts, parties, apres ski events and so much more! Celebrate St Patrick's Day with a 5k or a themed pub crawl.. Whatever you end up doing, make sure to take a gander at this roundup of events in Breck. Need lodging? Click Here!
Unique & Annual Events
There are good reasons why Breckenridge is one of the most popular ski resorts and towns in the Western Hemisphere. Renowned for its welcoming spirit and friendly character of the locals, this one of a kind mountain town inspires a way of life! During Pride Week you can expect live music, daily apres and activities held daily..
Returning for its 3rd year, the Frisco BrewSki is a happy hour ski tour that is fun for all ages and skiing abilities. Form a team with friends or family, don funny costumes and enjoy a fun ski tour through the woods with an occasional stop for beverages and snacks..
Come rejoice in the powder & sun with the biggest Spring celebration in the Rocky Mountains! Spring in Breckenridge means some of the best snow of the year, sunny weather, event packed weekends and KILLER DEALS..
Music & Performances
The Long Run | An Eagles Tribute Band
Join us at the Riverwalk Center for a tribute to one of the most iconic bands of the 70’s — the EAGLES. Flashback to such great hits like “Hotel California”, “Life in the Fast Lane”, and “Take it Easy” with Colorado’s very own-The Long Run..
Four Seasons Ballet Performance
Alpine Dance Academy presents “The Four Seasons,” a classical concert featuring all Ballet and Modern students.
Guerilla Radio & Sabotage | A Tribute to Rage Against The Machine & The Beastie Boys
When : Friday March 16, 2018
Where : The Historic Brown
Cost : Free
More Info / Tickets : http://go.skicountry.com/guerilla-radio-and-sabotage
The Historic Brown brings you the passion and radical political message of Rage Against The Machine performed by Colorado’s most authentic tribute, Guerrilla Radio. Sabotage will keep the party going and close the evening with a mind blowing tribute to The Beastie Boys..
Tri-County Battle of the Bands
For over a month, the Summit Daily will be taking votes for the best four bands in the High Country. The winners will perform at this first, annual event competing for coveted title of "Best Band in the Tri-County"..
Eat & Drink
Whiskey & Wax
Swing by Après Handcrafted Libations on March 6th with your skis or board that need waxed. $25 will get you a wax from The Ski Doctor and a whiskey while you wait..
Paulaner Spring Beer Festival
When : Saturday March 10, 2018
Where : Main Street Station
Cost : Free
More Info / Tickets : http://go.skicountry.com/paulaner-spring-beerfest
Part of Breck Pride, Main Street Station and Rocky Mountain Events will be hosting a Paulaner Spring Beer Festival / Biergarten in at Main Street Station. Attendees will be transported to Munich with several styles of German beer available for purchase and local vendors surrounding the event..
Luck of the Rockies St Patrick's Day Pub Crawl
Promising to be "the most fun you will have this St Patty's Day in the Rockies" this organized bar crawl plans to visit 8 different bars throughout Breckenridge. Participants will enjoy drink & food discounts and a commemorative coozie. Costumes highly encouraged..
Film & Theater
Totally Awesome 80s Ski Town, USA
A fun, new, and completely original party musical. It spoofs the goofball ski movies of the 80’s and early 90’s. With influences such as Ski Patrol, Better Off Dead, Hot Dog The Movie, and even Footloose..
Ugly Lies The Bone
When newly discharged veteran Jess returns to her native Florida hometown after a disabling third tour in Afghanistan, she discovers that readjusting to life can be painful and disorienting. Presented by the Lake Dillon Theatre Company..
Hollywood & Wine : A Night On The Red Carpet
Walk the Red Carpet and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages with the Breckenridge Film Festival as we celebrate Hollywood’s premiere awards night of the year! Red Carpet attire encouraged..
Come 'cruise the night away' with the Lake Dillon Theatre Company as they sail into the sunset for a night at the casino. Enjoy appetizers, buffet, special cabaret performances and a chance to win a variety of prizes..
Breckenridge Speakeasy Theater | March Lineup
Through March 8
Starts March 9
Art & Installments
Date Night : Pottery Class
A chance to "throw down and get dirty" with your significant other, mingle with other couples and create your very own clay mug. Enjoy a night of transforming 2-dimensional clay slabs into 3-dimensional objects..
Reoccurring February Art Classes
Sewing & Mending
Intro to Glassblowing
Paint a Landscape
Sports & Recreation
Guided Snowshoe Tour
Ready for a winter adventure? Join experienced guides for a three-hour exploration of historic mining remnants and rich wildlife habitat with spectacular views of the Ten Mile Range..
Breck Ascent Series
Take on a different kind of challenge this winter with the Breckenridge Ascent Series. Use any means to get up the mountain whether it be snowshoes, nordic skis, telemark or AT setups then ski or snowboard back down to the finish line..
St Patrick's Day 5K
Before putting on your green beer drinking hat, come out for the new beginning of trail running season at the 1st Annual St. Patrick's Day 5K at the Gold Run Nordic Center..
Ski With A Ranger
FREE with valid lift ticket. Enjoy one hour, on-mountain tours with trained Ski Rangers, stopping periodically to discuss local flora, fauna, geography and history..
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Valentines Day Ideas in Breckenridge
Posted by Shannon Sinnard | Thursday, February 8, 2018
Often referred to as a 'snow globe' in Winter, there's no denying the romantic atmosphere that Breckenridge presents with its twinkly lights adorning the cute, Victorian style snow-covered buildings along Main Street. So it's a no brainer that Breckenridge is the perfect place to spend with your sweetie over Valentines Day, but what should you do? Fear not! At Ski Country Resorts, not only do we have discount lodging for your Valentine's Day stay but we've compiled a list of Valentines Day date ideas for every type of couple!
For The 'Theater Geeks'
♦ Forbidden Broadway's Greatest Hits | go.skicountry.com/forbidden-broadway
- Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, 121 S Ridge St, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424
- 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
This special Valentines Day performance will include complimentary champagne and chocolate in addition to a night of guaranteed uproarious laughter! In this best-of compilation from the long-running Off-Broadway hit musical revue, a talented cast parodies selections from ANNIE, WICKED, LES MISERABLES, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and CATS.
♦ Mining Camp Dinner Theater & Sleigh Ride | go.skicountry.com/theater-sleigh-ride
- Nordic Sleigh Rides, 6061 Tiger Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424
- 5:30 PM (February 15th)
The perfect gift for you and your Valentine to enjoy the day after Valentine’s Day. Take a romantic sleigh ride through wintery mountain trails that ends at a recreated 1860s mining camp dining hall where you and yours will enjoy an evening of theater, history and a delicious menu crafted from with authentic antique wooden stoves. Also offering Private Sleigh Rides & Scenic Sleigh Rides on Valentines Day.
► Also try Two Below Sleigh Rides in Frisco, offering Dinner & Scenic Sleigh Rides in Frisco
For The 'Adventurers'
♦ Ice Skating | go.skicountry.com/breck-ice-skating
- Stephen C Ice Arena, 189 Boreas Pass Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424
- 9 AM – 11 AM
This Valentines Day, how about ‘chilling’ in a much more fun and unique way than ‘Netflix & Chill’. It does go without saying that holding hands with your sweetheart while gliding along the ice is a scene right out of one of those classic RomComs on Netflix! The Stephen C Ice Area in Breckenridge is open for public skating at both their indoor & outdoor rinks on Valentines Day from 9a-11a and offers affordable skate rentals. Want to surprise your honey with an ‘ice skating’ themed gift? Check out this idea! https://www.thegunnysack.com/ice-skating-date-in-jar-diy-valentines/Stephen C Ice Arena, 189 Boreas Pass Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424
What more delightful way to spend some alone time with your loved on than meandering through acres of snow covered trails while enjoying majestic views; it’s truly a breathtaking experience. And, fitting to the holiday, Breckenridge even offers a trail called ‘The Romance Hike!’
- Directions to The Romance Hike
- Snowshoe Rentals
- Pack a Picnic! | Ridge Street Wine has the perfect assortment of wine, cheese and chocolate to craft the perfect picnic platter.
► Are you and your better half a couple of bonified powder hounds? After a day of navigating Breckenridge’s five peaks of 2900+ acres ski/rideable terrain, why not head over to Keystone for some night skiing? Bring your Breckenridge Lift Ticket in exchange for a $10 Night Skiing Pass.
For The 'Artists'
♦ Painting and Metal Stamping | go.skicountry.com/valentines-day-craft-specials
- Ready Paint Fire!, 323 N Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424
- 11 AM - 9 PM
Surprise your loved one with a creative date together painting and/or molding ceramic or glass! On Valentines Day, Ready Paint Fire will be waiving all studio fees – so enjoy a day canvas painting a 2 canvas, Valentines Day theme painting or creating the perfect heart shaped platter, bowl, mirror or plaque. The possibilities are endless!Ready Paint Fire!, 323 N Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424
For The 'Foodies'
♦ V-Day Chocolate & Spirits Pairing | go.skicountry.com/vday-spirits-pairing
- Breckenridge Distillery, 1925 Airport Rd, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424
- 5 PM - 6:30 PM
Let the experts at Breckenridge Distillery guide you through a decadent experience of pairing five of their award-winning Breckenridge crafted spirits with artisanal chocolates from around the world ($75 per couple). Afterwards, stick around for a special V-Day dinner at the Breckenridge Distillery Restaurant! Need a ride? Give the Distillery Shuttle a call (at least 1h before the start of the event) : 970-445-8613.
♦ Relish | go.skicountry.com/relish-restaurant
- 137 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424 | 4 PM – 9 PM
- Book A Table : (970) 453-0989
Offering Colorado-inspired cuisine, with a seasonally appropriate menu that takes advantage of the freshest Colorado-grown produce, this Breckenridge favorite will be offering a $65/pp three course prixe-fixe men this Valentines Day.
► Looking for something a little more casual but don’t want to sacrifice quality? Try Relish’s sister restaurant Twist!
♦ Ember | go.skicountry.com/ember-restaurant
- 106 E Adams Ave, Breckenridge, CO 80424 | 4 PM – 9 PM
- Book A Table : (970) 547-9595
This upscale restaurant offering a warmly decorated setting is the perfect place to enjoy a decadent meal (and bottle of wine) to celebrate the Holiday. Owner and chef, Scotty, is promising a prixe-fixe menu sure to please and delight the senses this Valentines Day!
♦ Hearthstone Restaurant | go.skicountry.com/hearthstone-restaurant
- 130 S Ridge St, Breckenridge, CO 80424 | 4 PM – 9:30 PM
- Book a Table : (970) 453-1148
A quick Google search will _ that this Breckenridge dining staple (located inside a historic house with classy décor) is commonly voted one of the most romantic restaurants in town. Offering elevated cuisine & breathtaking mountain views turned luxe eatery with elevated American cuisine.
♦ Briar Rose Chophouse | go.skicountry.com/briar-rose-restaurant
- 109 Lincoln Ave, Breckenridge, CO 80424 | 4 PM – 10 PM
- Book a Table : (970) 453-9948
Serving the finest aged beef and fresh wild game in Breckenridge for decades, you're sure to experience some of the best of American beef and meats and this renowned Breckenridge steakhouse.
♦ Swiss Haven | go.skicountry.com/swiss-haven-restarant
- 325 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424 | 4 PM – Close
- Book a Table : (970) 453-6969
More than just delicious melted cheese, fondue offers the intoxicating aroma of wine and kirsch and the intimate experience of literally sharing a meal. To really knock the socks off of your 'other' Valentines Day, take a few cues from the way the Swiss do fondue.
►If you’re up for the adventure, Der Fondue Chessel in Keystone (literally situated on a mountaintop) offers all of the fondue decadence PLUS a romantic enclosed ride up the mountain via not one, but two gondola’s! Or, try Keystone’s Alpenglow Stube (located in the same establishment) – a can’t miss AAA four-diamond culinary destination that is not soon to be forgotten.
►Another Keystone staple, Ski Tip Lodge, is a great option for those willing to wander outside of Breckenridge’s city limits. Once an 1800's stage coach stop (and then the family home of Keystone Resort's founder) today the Lodge is home to one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the country.
Other Breckenridge Restaurant ‘Honorable Mentions’ :
…Blue River Bistro - Upscale bistro dishing up rustic American classics & artisanal cocktails with live jazz & blues.
…The Traverse - Enjoy breathtaking mountain views & spectacular romantic sunsets while dining on mouthwatering dishes.
…Le Petite Paris – Refined French plates served in a petite, rose-tinted space with Parisian murals & low lighting.
…Modis - New American dishes with a Colorado touch in a refined bi-level space with brick walls & a skylight.
For The 'Yogis'
♦ Conscious + Peaceful Relationships (by Meta Yoga) | go.skicountry.com/valentines-day-yoga
- Old Masonic Hall Breckenridge, 136 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424
- 6 PM - 8 PM
Work together towards a more peaceful and conscious individual life with the power of yoga. This workshop will introduce participants to the psychological dynamics operating within committed relationships utilizing primarily the theory and practice of Imago Relationship Therapy. $20 Per Person
For The 'Singles Wanting to Mingle'
♦ Lonely Hearts Happy Hour | go.skicountry.com/apres-libations
- Après Handcrafted Libations, 130 S Main St, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424
- 9 PM - 12 AM
V isn't actually for valentine... V is for VODKA! Join other solo-ing folks from 9pm onward on Valentines Day for a special late night happy hour for singles at Après Handcrafted Libations! $2 off all drafts and wine, $4 specialty shot, $9 Black heart cocktail.
Need A Few Last Minute Gift Ideas?
Here’s a compilation of some of our favorite shops in Breck to find the perfect something for your honey :
…Ridge Street Wine - Artisan Cheeses & Chocolates...crackers, jams, salami & tapenades.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Starts Feb. 2nd
Starts Feb. 9th
Starts Feb. 16th
Art & Installments
Second Saturday's For Families : 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'
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
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
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!
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.
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