Despite the summer nearing its end, Breckenridge still has fun upcoming events to come and check out! Colorado’s biggest sporting event, the US Pro Cycling Challenge, is back and just around the corner, starting August 17th in Steamboat Springs and ending August 23rd in Denver. Labor Day marks the end of summer with the annual Rubber Duck Race and more! We all know Germany’s famous Oktoberfest..well we aren’t in Munich but Breckenridge’s Oktoberfest is fairly similar because it is the largest Oktoberfest street party in the Rocky Mountains. Read on for more information on these incredible events, as well as other exciting Breckenridge happenings.
US Pro Cycling Challenge
The Pro Challenge is a huge event drawing more than 1 million fans each year, so don’t miss out on seeing these amazing athletes. August 20th marks the beginning of stage 4 in the US Pro Cycling Challenge, so come cheer and celebrate as the competitors take the finish line in Breckenridge. Their journey that day starts in Aspen around 10:30 am and they will be cycling into Breckenridge around 3:45 pm. A big change this year is the individual timed trials taking place in Breckenridge on August 21st. Located 9,600 ft above sea level, this course tests the riders with challenging and hilly terrain. Grab something to make some noise and come support!
Labor Day Weekend Events
Labor Day weekend in Breckenridge is the final hurrah before the locals start replacing summer clothes with winter gear. Events start Friday, September 4 with Sidewalk Sale Days featuring local merchants displaying their gadgets. September 5 kicks off the Great Divide Art Festival showcasing over 100 amazing artists! Also on Saturday, The Summit Foundation Great Rubber Ducks Race takes place on Maggie Pond down the Blue River to the Riverwalk Center with over 10,000 little rubber duckies floatin’. The races begin at 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. After the races, you definitely can’t miss out on Hogfest: Bacon & Bourbon located in Main Street Station on Saturday at 3 pm. This first-time festival will surely turn heads with two favorite flavors at your disposal.
Breckenridge’s 21st Annual Oktoberfest takes place on September 11-13 and provides plenty of fun for all ages! Those not of age for the Steins and Beer have face-painting, a 5k run, and a variety of German themed games. Prepare yourself for the historic Main Street filled with Paulaner Bier, Oompah dancers, schnitzel and sausage all while traditional polka music fills the crisp mountain air.
Plan ahead for these awesome events sweeping through Breckenridge in the next several weeks! There are plenty of fun filled activities in the upcoming weeks and we want you to experience them all. From bikes to beers and everything in between. We will see you on the streets of Breck to celebrate with us!