Best Time for Breckenridge and Summit County

When is the best time to visit Breckenridge and Summit County, Colorado?
By Jeff Shibley

Answer: There was a famous gunfight in 1877 along the Blue River that still runs through downtown Breckenridge. The gunfighters were miners in Breckenridge staking their claim along with many others during the 1800s gold rush. There were lots of gunfights in Breckenridge back then. This gunfight had nothing to do with whether the best time to visit Breckenridge is spring, summer, fall or winter. But, in those days, you can bet winter wasn’t the best time to visit Breckenridge.

Best time to visit Breckenridge
Fast forward 100 years and winter is the most popular time to visit Breckenridge. Thanks to world class skiing, snowboarding, snow plows, gondolas, free public transportation, heated sidewalks, fat bikes, snowmobiles, heated car seats and of course hot tubs. There are lots and lots of hot tubs in Breckenridge.
 
     Breckenridge ski mountain opened in 1961. Since then, winter is a special time in Breckenridge for sure. But Breckenridge is a year ‘round resort. Just like a super model changes outfits and remains beautiful, Breckenridge also changes and remains beautiful. Each season has its own spectacular sights with different sounds, colors, textures, movements, attitudes and temperatures. Each season offers unique adventures, unique relaxing leisure, better than Disney family fun and lots of romance (oh baby is this place loaded with romance).
 
     The best time to visit Breckenridge is when you can be here. The window of opportunity to take a getaway is limited for most people. That’s okay. Sometimes the best decisions I make are the ones made for me. If you have school aged kids, a lot of decisions are made for you. Do you know Breckenridge rates a 10 out of 10 in the Family Friendly category? Each season offers students a school break of some sort. You’ll find Breckenridge a great place to “activate a family connect”. Even if you can only make it on a weekend.
 
Best time to visit BreckenridgeThe Breckenridge Welcome Center
It doesn't matter what time of year you visit or how many times you've been here. Your first stop should be the Breckenridge Welcome Center. Located in the middle of downtown, it's here you’ll find historical insights and Breckenridge experts. They can share the most current conditions of trails, activities and things to do. They can also give you directions to everything. 
      If you don’t have a school schedule to worry about, plan your trip to avoid holidays and weekends for a less crowded adult friendly experience.
     Finally, no matter what time of year you visit, make sure to hydrate and use sunscreen constantly. The dry mountain air can lead to dehydration and altitude sickness before you know it. The best way to combat that is to drink lots of water all the time. There’s a song that goes ”Drink, Drink, Drink. Pee Pee Pee. Stay happy in Summit County.”
 
Following is a detailed over view of what to expect and what you can do when you visit Breckenridge no matter what time of year it is.
 
Unique things to do all year in Breckenridge and Summit County 

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Events this week in Colorado

Week of May 13, 2019

BETC closes their 13th season with the ambitious, imaginative story of a young man on a great ...

May 08 - Jun 09

Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became...

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May 15

As fascism spreads, German refugee Georg (Franz Rogowski) flees to Marseille and assumes the...

For over four decades the Emerson Quartet has enjoyed unparalleled success. The arrival of cellist...

Henry Higgins, professor of phonetics, meets Eliza Doolittle, a common flower seller, on a rainy...

May 17

Boulder Ballet presents the magical ballet Cinderella, based on the classic story of the mistreated...

 9 PM – 1:30 AM Wookiefoot and Mike Love w/ Yak Attack, Analog Son, A-Mac & The Height, Graham...

8:30 PM  Zoe Rogers takes over as the new host for Dairy Comedy in the Boe. The writer/producer and...

This boutique, upper-echelon outdoor exhibit (w/ Live Violin Music & Fine-catering) will ...

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Name
Duration
Venue
Location
Tickets
The Diary of Anne Frank
Feb 01 - May 17
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Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius
Mar 01 - Aug 25
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Boulder County Farmers Market Saturdays
Apr 06 - Nov 23
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Longmont Farmers Market Saturdays
Apr 06 - Nov 23
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Sweat
Apr 27 - May 26
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Boulder County Farmers Market Wednesdays
May 01 - Oct 02
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Governor’s Art Show
May 03 - Jun 02
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Cherry Creek Fresh Market Saturdays
May 04 - Oct 26
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Metro Denver Farmers’ Market at Southwest Plaza
May 04 - Oct 26
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Highlands Ranch Farmers’ Market
May 05 - Oct 27
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Southlands Farmers Market Saturday
May 11 - Oct 26
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Union Station Farmers Market Saturdays
May 11 - Oct 26
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Parker Farmers Market Sundays
May 12 - Oct 27
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Reign/I Am Heir/Holehearted
May 13
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The Contortionist
May 13
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Eric Biddines
May 14
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Food Truck Rally with Music from Cactus Cat
May 14
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Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC vs Midland-Odessa Sockers
May 15
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Denver Women of Cannabis - May Networking Event
May 15
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Kevin Garrett
May 15
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Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
May 16-26
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Tech N9ne
May 16
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Liver Down The River/ Thunder And Rain
May 16
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Mean Team
May 16
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Iris DeMent
May 16
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Caskey
May 16
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Slothrust - Summer Cannibals
May 16
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Ute Indian Pow Wow
May 16
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The Beeves - Augustus - Meeting House
May 17
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Taylor Scott Band
May 17
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5th Annual Pikes Peak Birding & Nature Festival (May)
May 17-19
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Flying W Wranglers
May 17
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Colorado Spirits Trail Festival
May 17
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Paul Taylor - Michael Lington - Vincent Ingala
May 17
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Slothrust
May 17
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2019 Erie Town Fair and Balloon Festival
May 17-19
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Downtown Music Festival
May 17-19
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Grand Junction Off-Road Endurance Mtn. Bike Event pres. by Epic Rides
May 17-19
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Grand Valley Beer Fest
May 17
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Sister Act The Musical
May 17 - Jun 16
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Pueblo Patio & Home Show
May 17-19
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2019 Rifle Rendezvous Festival
May 17-19
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Shakin' at the Basin Spring Concert Series
May 18
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Opening of Summer Car Show
May 18
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Louisville Farmers Market Saturdays
May 18 - Oct 12
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MahlerFest Chamber Orchestra: Beethoven and Mahler
May 18
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2019 Brighton Best Of Spring Craft Fair
May 18
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Liver Down the River
May 18
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2019 Colorado Springs Reptile and Pet Expo
May 18-19
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Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC vs New Mexico United
May 18
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2019 Denver Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo
May 18-19
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Cub Sport
May 18
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Friction
May 18
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Kirin J. Callinan
May 18
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Spoken Weed Saturdays
May 18
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Truck Stop Traveling Block Party
May 18
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Lake Dillon Shoreline Clean-Up
May 18
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Iris DeMent
May 18
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Zepparella
May 18
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Grand Valley Scottish Games Celtic Festival
May 18
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2019 Loveland Spring Gun Show
May 18-19
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16th Annual Montrose Wine & Food Festival
May 18-19
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Pagosa Paddle Whitewater Race
May 18
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Embracing Aging Fair
May 18
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The Spirit Challenge 10k/5k and Kid’s Fun Run
May 18
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"Show us Your Chevy" car show
May 19
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Florence Merchant’s Car Show
May 19
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Mosque
May 19 - Jun 02
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Pentatonix
May 19
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Pizza & Dab Party
May 19
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Tails on the Trail: A 5k Run/Walk for Animals
May 19
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Week of May 13, 2019

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