Breckenridge’s Best Summer Events

Breckenridge is a beautiful place to visit, with outdoor activities and fun festivals in every season! As we head into summer in Breckenridge, there are numerous festivals and events for visitors and locals to explore, all while enjoying the warmer months in the high country. Don’t forget to bring your camera for all the beauty the town has to offer; from old buildings to the mountain vistas and sunsets, Breckenridge has views you don’t want to miss!

Paddleboarding yoga on lake in Breckenridge
Photo: Breckenridge Tourism Office

Summer Weather in Breckenridge, Colorado

The best months to head out to Breckenridge are May through October. The weather is temperate, and many hiking paths and outdoor areas are cleared of snow and more easily accessible.

Man sitting by river playing instrument
Photo: Elaine Collins

Temperatures range from the mid-50s in May to the low 70s in July and back down to the low 50s in October. The weather can often change during the day with unexpected rain storms, as well as drop into the cooler temps in the evening. We recommend dressing in layers and always have an extra raincoat or jacket with you!

Breckenridge Summer Events

Fourth of July (July)

  • July 4, 2023
  • The town hosts a variety of events including a 10K running race, a kid’s strider bike race, parade, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, performances by the National Repertory Orchestra, and of course fireworks!
July 4th Parade Breckenridge
Photo: Breckenridge Tourism Office
Breckenridge Beer Festival
Photo: Elaine Collins

Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival (July)

  • July 15th, 2023
  • Located at Beaver Run Resort, the event includes beer from over 30 breweries

Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (August)

  • August 11-20, 2023
  • Experience local, national, and international artists with countless events and venues across Breckenridge. Art forms include various entertainment, music, dance, film, and visual arts opportunities with the goal to unite art, creativity, and adventure
Woman painting in Breckenridge
Photo: Breckenridge Tourism Office

wine and snack spread

Breckenridge Wine Classic (August)

  • August 24-26, 2023
  • The festival includes wine tastings, wine and food pairing experiences, classes, and other adventure opportunities


Colorado Classic (September)

  • September 9, 2023
  • This mountain bike race includes 3 courses varying in distance, as well as a kid’s course. It is part of the Colorado Off Road Points Series and is one of the largest races in the mountains
Man mountain biking Breckenridge
Photo: Breckenridge Tourism Office

Oktoberfest (September)

  • Sept 15-17, 2023
  • This 3-day Oktoberfest celebration includes collectible steins, local beers, a dinner, and even a 5k trail run

Epic Discovery at Breckenridge

For even more summer fun, check out Epic Discovery at Breckenridge Resort. Open June 17th through Labor Day, the park offers fun for all ages. Visitors can ride the gondola up to Peak 8, where you’ll find a thrilling mountain-top fun park! There is also food and drink for purchase, as you take advantage of the park’s fun activities.


Activities at Epic Discovery:

  • Alpine slide (see #2 below)
  • Gold runner coaster
  • Climbing wall
  • Mountain biking
  • Scenic chair lift
  • Bungee trampolines
  • Ropes course
  • Mini golf

Don’t forget to Grab your tickets at the entrance of the park where you can buy single rides, or even a bundle of 3 or an all-day fun pass for each person. Please Visit the park website for real-time hours and pricing.

Pay a Visit to The Breckenridge Troll

Isak Heartstone, otherwise known as the Breckenridge Troll, is a local sculpture created from recycled materials. The troll was originally built for the Breckenridge Festival of Arts but has remained as one of Breckenridge’s notable tourist attractions. Created by Danish artist Thomas Dambo, Breckenridge’s troll represents one of over 100 trolls worldwide. Check out Dambo’s world troll map, and see where you can visit all of Dambo’s trolls!

Breckenridge Troll
Photo: Elaine Collins

Located about a mile from downtown Breckenridge on the Trollstigen Trail, the Breckenridge troll is relatively easy to find. The trailhead is next to the Stephen C. West Ice Arena parking lot, and visitors only need to walk a short stretch to find Isak!

Explore Downtown Breckenridge

Breckenridge may be a renowned ski town, yet with over 200 shops and 80 restaurants, its vibrant downtown offers plenty to do outside of skiing. Breckenridge has a wide range of shops from boutiques to outdoor gear stores, selling jewelry, shoes, home décor, chocolates, ski gear, and souvenirs. Breckenridge also offers a large arts scene, with opportunities to take classes and explore the best of the arts district.

Photo: Elain Collins

And let’s not forget Breckenridge’s restaurants and breweries! Breckenridge boasts a wide variety of restaurants and bars, from fancy dining experiences to cozy cafes and bars.

Check out our guides to cheap eats and fine dining in Breckenridge. Breckenridge also host many summer events with live music at restaurants, bars, or venues! The summer is a great time to enjoy sunshine on the patio and relax with music, alongside good food and drinks.

outdoor music

The town of Breckenridge has so much to offer alongside its mountain experiences and outdoor activities. After your Rafting adventure, or other outdoor excursion, be sure to save time to explore Breckenridge’s summer events, festivals, downtown area, and numerous restaurants! For more inspiration, check out our top summer Breckenridge activities for families, 11 must try restaurants, and 20 Colorado summer activities!

Edited by Rosa Canales, Marketing Specialist