Enjoying Independence Day in Breckenridge, Colorado

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.

Learn more at GoBreck.com

Skin Safety at High Colorado Altitudes

You hear a lot about how to prevent and combat altitude sickness when heading into high elevations (more than 10,000 feet at Lodge by The Blue), but you don’t hear as much about how to keep your skin healthy and moisturized.

High altitudes and dry conditions can take a toll on your skin as well. In addition to drinking lots of water, going into your mountain vacation armed with these skincare tips will let you focus on fun rather than discomfort.


The Craft Movement in Breckenridge Isn’t Just for Beer

It may have been the craft beer movement that started it, or it may just be that Breckenridge’s cozy ski-town beauty inspires it, but more people are sharing their creative talents by taking hobbies and turning them into local entrepreneurial ventures.

This means when you visit Lodge by The Blue, you can shop big box stores, but you may find more locally handcrafted goods than you thought.