The excitement in Breckenridge does not stop after Christmas. If you are staying at Lodge by The Blue in the coming weeks, get ready to elevate the start of your new year with these popular Breckenridge events.
Oktoberfest may be over already, but that just paves the way for the annual Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival, October 20-22.
Just as much care and quality goes into distilling craft spirits as it does beer. If you’re at Lodge by The Blue this October, make plans to check out this liquor-centric festival featuring small-batch distillers, artisan spirit seminars, fine local cuisine, events and plenty of sampling.
If you’re visiting Lodge by The Blue over the July 4 holiday, don’t miss the festivities! Each Independence Day, Breckenridge throws a full-on party with a series of exciting events.
Independence Day 10K Trail Run
7:00 a.m.- This scenic 10k trail running race offers up some of the best views in the Breckenridge area, while finishing just in time to catch the Main Street parade and other festivities.
The Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race
9:30 a.m. start- This mountain bike race launches the 4th of July Parade in front of thousands of spectators. Come cheer on riders as they embark on a 50 mile journey on the beautiful trails in and surrounding the Breckenridge area.
Fourth of July Garden Party
9:00 a.m. – Join the Annual Breckenridge Heritage Alliance Garden Party at the Barney Ford House Museum. Enjoy coffee, mimosas, and a breakfast spread as you watch the Breckenridge Fourth of July parade in style.
Main Street Parade
9:30 a.m. – Get there early, even though the official parade will start at 10 a.m. with the Red, White and Blue Color Guard. Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race will lead off the parade at 9:30. A reading of the Declaration of Independence will be followed the parade in the Blue River Plaza.
Top it all off with a brilliant fireworks display slated to begin at 9:45 p.m. near the Gondola lots, making them visible throughout town. Weather and conditions permitting.
Also, don’t miss Breckenridge Creative Arts’ Street Arts Festival, July 2-4, which celebrates street, pavement and graffiti arts with outdoor murals, installations, workshops and pop-up art at the Breckenridge Arts District.
Spring is one of the best times to ski and ride in Breckenridge, and Spring Fever is back to take full advantage. This massive festival will feature live music, extreme competitions, and beautiful blue-skied days.
I don’t know about you, but each year I eagerly await the results of the Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships because each year the results are more dazzling than the last.
If you’re lucky enough to stay at Lodge by The Blue in time for this festival, it’s a wonderful celebration of artists from around the world.
There is no shortage of spirit(s) in Breckenridge, from the quality liquors at Breckenridge Distillery to multiple wineries and breweries.
Beer festivals seem to not only be plentiful, but very well done in Breckenridge. The writers at GoBreck.com have outlined their favorite “sudsy celebrations” (and we happen to agree).
Halloween is over, and that means we’re truly heading into the holiday season. There’s no better place to enjoy this time of year than Lodge by The Blue and the winter-loving town of Breckenridge.
It all kicks off on December 3, a busy holiday kick-off day full of events.
Holiday @ Breckenridge Arts District
Friday, Dec. 2, 4-8 pm
Saturday, Dec. 3, 12 pm-6 pm
Sunday, Dec 4, 12 pm-4 pm
Stroll the Breckenridge Arts District campus to meet local artisans, tour open studios, and create one-of-kind, hand crafted holiday gifts.
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2 pm
Watch (or join) as hundreds of folks dressed in festive costumes race down historic Main Street, Breckenridge. Not a runner? Walk, jog or skip through the six-block course. Families are welcome, and all proceeds benefit the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC).
Lighting of Breckenridge
Saturday, Dec. 3, 12 pm – 6 p.m.
For Breck locals, this is what means the season is truly upon us. This all-afternoon event features individual happenings that provide tons of entertainment: Summit Dancers and Choral Society performances, Bernese Mountain Dog Parade, free hot cocoa and cookies in the Blue River Plaza, Santa makes an early visit at the Barney Ford House, official tree lighting, and an after party with pasta bar at the Village at Breckenridge are just some of the goings-on.
The world’s top ski and snowboard athletes compete in superpipe, big air and slopestyle. Stop by the Dew Tour Experience at the base of Peak 8, music in town and a local rail jam.
Are you ready for some holiday cheer? We hope you get a taste if you happen to be staying with us at Lodge by The Blue.
Have you been to Breck during the holidays? What are your favorite things to do?
Santa Race photo courtesy of GoBreck.com