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Breckenridge International Festival of Arts

August 10–19, 2018
Blue River Plaza

This year’s Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (BIFA) runs for ten consecutive days bringing together works of art, installation, and skill in spectacular settings throughout Breckenridge. 2018’s BIFA festival hones in on the themes of the environment and mountain culture through film, visual works, dance and music forging together to create a relatable and approachable art festival unlike any other.

Our Top Choices of the 10-Day Event

Thomas Dambo: Peeking [Name TBD] (event page)
Wellington Trail

These enchanting woodland trolls can only be truly experienced up close and personal. Take a stroll down the Wellington Trail and be transported into another

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4th of July in Breckenridge

July 4, 2018
All Day

Breck's 4th of July

A full day of activities makes celebrating the 4th of July in Breckenridge one of the most patriotic and entertaining locations in the country for the whole family. Complete with 11 major events occurring throughout the day, we chose a few of our favorites to showcase. Find the event rundown here on GoBreck’s site to view all the options.

9:30am Start – The Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race
One of the longest standing July 4th events, the Firecracker 50 is an epic 50 mile trail ride that is cheered on by thousands. Compete solo or in teams, this loop race takes riders on some of Breck’s most iconic trails. 

After a morning of sweat-induced preparation, take yourself over to Main Street to

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Ride the Rockies

Saturday, June 9 - Friday, June 15, 2018

Back for the 33rd year, the iconic Ride the Rockies blasts off from the Town of Breckenridge as it launches into an epic 6 day ride spanning 418 miles and more elevation than one would like to imagine. Starting and finishing in town, Breckenridge is the ideal location to catch the action (and the VIP party) of one of Colorado's most well-known and respected rides of the season.

Miles: 418 Total
Elevation Gain: 25,935
Days: 6

2018 Loop Route: Breckenridge > Edwards > Steamboat Springs > Grand Lake > Winter Park > Breckenridge

Labeled a "celebration of fitness" by Outside Magazine, launching in 1986, 1,500 riders partook in the 300+ mile race traveling over

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WAVE: Light + Water + Sound 

Monday, May 21 - Sunday, June 3, 2018
Various Times

Breckenridge Creative Arts brings back the WAVE: Light + Water + Sound for another year of jaw dropping creations of contemporary art. This free, four day event features temporary installations of illuminated sculptures, projections, digital art, and musical performances all set along the river. 

WAVE: Light + Water + Sound

What we can’t wait to see this year:

“Interphase” by Cacheflowe + AudioPixel
First-hand interaction at its finest - the interactive musical light sculpture “Interphase” allows users to to create sound and light compositions.

“WAVE Reels” with Breckenridge Film Festival
A collection of short films dedicated to themes within the complete WAVE exhibition:

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Breck Spring Beer FestBreck Spring Beer Festival

Saturday, April 7, 2018
12pm - 5 pm (12-1pm for pre-purchased ticket holders only)


There is no better way to celebrate the end of the ski season than by an afternoon filled with sunshine, craft beers, and local eats. 2018's fest will head back to Main Street Station and The Village at Breckenridge off Park Ave with a brand new layout ensure the best flow through the beer stations. Hosted by KSMT “The Mountain”, this year’s beer fest will have over 40 breweries with favorites such as Left Hand Brewing Company, Bonfire Brewing, Eddyline Brewery, Fate Brewing Company, and countless other Rocky Mountain local breweries.  

Live music will fill the air throughout the entire festival

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Helly Hansen Big Mountain Challenge

Saturday March 17 - Sunday March 18, 2018
Peak 6, Breckenridge Ski Resort

The first of two installments of the Helly Hansen Big Mountain Challenge Regional, located at Breckenridge, hits the slopes this March 17 and 18th. As part of the Rocky Mountain Freeride Series, this IFSA sanctioned event allows big mountain skiers under the age of 18 test their skills on a challenging portion of Breckenridge’s Peak 6. The Sixth Senses area of Peak 6 features incredibly steep lines, tight chutes, and large cliff drops.

Breck Big Mountain Challenge   Breck Big Mountain Challenge 

The kid-centered competition is split into 3 age groups (Under 12, 12-14, 15-18) under both the skiing and snowboarding category.  

To enter and learn more about the Helly Henson

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Mardi Gras

February 13, 2018
Main Street Station & Breckenridge's Main Street

Mardi Gras, Jessie Unruh Mardi Gras, Jessie Unruh

Come February 13, all of Breckenridge will be overrun with vibrant colors, decorative masks, boas, and endless strings of beads. Mardi Gras in Breckenridge is an impressive decorative feat that locals love to partake in and visitors travel from near and far to enjoy.

Kick-off the celebration with the annual Mardi Gras Tailgate at Main Street Station (2:30-4:30), sure to be filled with local restaurants showcasing their creole cuisine and free, live music. Then meander just down Main Street to let loose at the crazy yet family-friendly parade, launching at 4:30pm. View as an innocent bystander or participate by crafting an over-the-top float and join

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Ullr Fest

January 10th - 13th, 2018
Main Street Breckenridge

It's time to celebrate SNOW! Breckenridge locals and visitors rally together at the most iconic winter event of the year to honor and celebrate Ullr, the Norse God of Snow. Keeping with tradition, Ullr showers his love of releasing infinite piles of snow only when Breck's celebration provides him with plenty of entertainment. This year will mark the 55th anniversary and will commence January 10! The three day event is filled with everything from classic winter events to crazy showings of our love for all things Ullr: the Ullr Ice Plunge, the World's Longest Shot Ski, crowning King & Queen, the Hangover Breakfast and family Snow Day.

Jessie Unruh, GoBreck Ullr Fest, Go Breck

Our Top Pick: if you can only

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Lighting Of Breckenridge & Race Of The Santas

Saturday, December 2nd
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Breckenridge Main Street

An annual event not to miss in Breckenridge is the Lighting Of Breckenridge & Race Of The Santas. This magically and uniquely Breckenridge event capitulates Main Street into full holiday spirit.

GoBreck, Santa Race

*image compliments of Jessie Unruh, GoBreck.

Kick-off the Christmas season with a jolly jog through town!
Run, walk, jog, or prance down Main Street Breckenridge in the "race" with 100s of holiday enthusiasts of all ages, dressed in festive costumes. Not a runner? Watch along the edges of this 6-block course.

Event Schedule - find the complete schedule at

2:30 p.m. — Fat Bike Open
The second annual Fat Bike Open starts from

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An Evening with David Sedaris

Thursday, November 9, 2017 
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge 

Tickets: $45 - $65

David Sedaris, Photo: Ingrid Christie

Don't miss the comedic performance of the winter. Head to the Riverwalk Center to enjoy an evening filled with cynical satire and overwhelmingly witty dialogue by the world-renowned comedian, NPR regular, and the best-seller author David Sedaris. 

Author of the books Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as published personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. His newest book, Theft by Finding, is a compelling  compilation of Sedaris’ favorite diary entries from throughout the years. Throughout

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