Summer in Breckenridge and Summit County

Summer in Breckenridge and Summit County is the best time to visit
(summer is on July 18 from 2pm to 4pm) by Jeff Shibley

      “I moved here 18 years ago to ski but I have see no reason to go anywhere else during the summer in Breckenridge,” said everyone who ever lived in Breckenridge.

People from around the world take refuge during the summer in Breckenridge and Summit County. They escape 100° temperatures, humidity and mosquitos assaulting their home town. A summer in Breckenridge is paradise filled with fresh crisp mountain air, blooming wild flowers, snowcapped mountains and majestic forests. There are hiking and biking trails that go high into the sky parallel to picturesque rivers, waterfalls and lakes. There are also miles and miles of paved trails throughout Summit County for walking or biking. Many paved paths are wheel chair accessible.

Summer in Breckenridge

What else makes summer in Breckenridge the best time to visit Breckenridge

Summer weather, visitor and hot tub conditions: The summer in Breckenridge and Summit County kicks into gear around Father’s Day Weekend. That’s when signature events like the annual BBQ Challenge and town party occur. It gets busy the first of July and stays busy until mid August or until school starts back up. Weekends are much busier than weekdays. Breckenridge summer daytime temps reach about 78° to 82° for a couple hours. The nights can get down to as low as 50°. There is very little if any humidity. UV rays are strong though, so make sure to apply sun screen throughout the time you’re outside (this is something you should do all year in Breckenridge). The least busy time to go to Breckenridge in the summer is before the Fourth of July and after the second week of August.

Kicking your summer morning off with a soak in the hot tub could be the best idea you ever had. Crisp, cool, peaceful mornings are enhanced with a relaxing soak. Hot tubbing during a warm summer afternoon can work out if there’s shade. Otherwise, hot sun and hot water aren’t a great combination so put your soak off until later if you can. Prime summer hot tub conditions are during the cool Breckenridge nights. You can expect spectacular skies lit up with stars and planets like you’ll see nowhere else.

Remember: It’s important to drink lots of water in Breckenridge. The dry air and warm sun can dehydrate you before you even realize it. Drink drink drink, pee pee pee, makes you healthy in Summit County.

Summer in Breckenridge

Signature events during the summer in Breckenridge:

  • Frisco BBQ Challenge (Father’s Day Weekend)
  • Breckenridge Music Festival (Throughout the Summer)
  • Fourth of July Parade
  • Summer Beer Festival (First weekend of July)
  • Downtown art Festival (First weekend of July)
  • Food and Wine Festival (Last weekend of July)
  • Breckenridge International Festival of the arts (First two weeks of August)
  • Spartan Race (Third Weekend of August)
  • Free Friday and Saturday concerts at picturesque Lake Dillon Amphitheatre
  • Breckenridge and Summit County also host multiple concerts, festivals, theatre productions and sports competitions during the summer months. (www.eventsincolorado.com/Summitcounty)

Unique adventure activities during the summer in Breckenridge: The Gondola also opens for free rides to the base of Peak 8. It’s there you’ll find the Epic Discovery or Peak 8 Fun Park. Fun, adventure and adrenaline don’t take a break during summer on Breckenridge mountain. You can still soar down the mountain on the alpine slide, zip lines and mountain coaster (The mountain coaster is open during the winter too). Smaller children can get their adventure on the bungee trampoline, mazes, mini golf, mini zip lines and guided activities. Epic Discovery stays open until mid-September. It’s adventure park fun for adults and kids. (See more about Epic Discovery https://www.breckenridge.com/explore-the-resort/activities-and-events/summer-activities/epic-discovery.aspx) There's also whitewater rafting, off-road four wheeling and ATVing, mountain biking, hiking Quandary Mountain or Spruce Creek, Epic Discovery Park, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, zip line tours and horseback riding.

Unique leisure, family fun and romance during the summer in Breckenridge: Breckenridge is surrounded by lakes, rivers and ponds. These bring fun water activities. About 10 miles north of Breck is magnificent Lake Dillon. The lake is a hub of activity in the summer. It’s loaded with sail boats, pontoon boats, taxi boat rides, stand up paddle boarding, canoes and fishing. The lake has marinas in Frisco and Dillon. Both have canoe, SUP and boat rentals. You can also dine and quench your thirst at the marinas while enjoying the magnificent lake and mountain range views. Lake Dillon is surrounded by hiking trails, paved recreation paths and camp grounds. On Friday and Saturday nights, the Lake Dillon Amphitheatre hosts free concerts throughout the summer. You must visit Sapphire Point at the summit of Swan Mountain Road. It’s scenic view high above the lake is popular for many weddings throughout the year.

Other laid-back activities around Breck during the summer include scenic drives. If you don’t feel like driving, there’s scenic railroad rides in Leadville and Georgetown. World class golf can be found at the Jack Nicholas signature Breckenridge Golf Course. Other golf course in the area include: Keystone Ranch, The Raven and Copper Mountain Golf Course. Nearby communities of Frisco, Copper Mountain and Keystone also host spectacular free events, concerts and festivals throughout the summer so make sure to view their calendars. Everything is connected by the free Summit Stage public transportation system.

Things to do year all year in BreckenridgeHot tubbing, Fly fishing, Spa visits, historical toursHeritage Museumbrewery tourdistillery tour, wildlife viewing, Backstage TheatreReady Paint Fire (paint your own pottery), downtown shopping, shopping at the outlet mallsart galleriesContinental Divide WineryStephen C. West Ice Arena Ice Skating and the incredible Breckenridge Recreation Center.

MuseumsSummit Ski MuseumRed, White & Blue Fire Museum, High Line Railroad Museum, Breckenridge Sawmill Museum, Edwin Carter Discovery Center, Briggle House Museum, Alive Milne House Museum, Barney Ford Victorian HomeMountain Top Children’s Museum.

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Bayfield Downtown Block Party
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Anglum Mock & Greene (acoustic Americana)
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Operators
Jun 18
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Pile
Jun 18
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Jun 18
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Boombox
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Avon Live: Shook Twins
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Bands on the Bricks: Pink Hawks
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Geological History of Summit County Tour
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Snowmass Rodeo
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Nightgrass: Leftover Salmon
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Round-Up Rodeo
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Wild Child
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Beaver Creek Rodeo
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Inman Brothers Band
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The SoulCasters
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Meeker Summer Rodeo
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Round-Up Rodeo
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VooDoo Hawks CD Release
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2019 World Tour Paddling Film Festival
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Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene
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2019 BBQ & Brew Festival
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Nightgrass: Yonder Mountain String Band
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The Importance of being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
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Round-Up Rodeo concerts featuring Parmalee
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Tribute to the music of John Denver starring Jim Curry
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YOAC Annual Car Show
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The Long Run
Jun 22
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Colorado Springs Flea Market
Jun 22-23
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Yak Attack
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Donkey Derby Days
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Chatham County Line
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Hillsong United - Mack Brock - Amanda Lindsey Cook
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Lego Movie 2
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Movie nights at Fairmont: Lego Movie 2
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BoDeans
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Slacker Half Marathon
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Granby Rodeo
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2019 Denver Cherry Blossom Festival
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The Keystone Bacon and Bourbon Festival
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The Colorado Renaissance Festival
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The AGAPE Invitational Hope 4 Youth Tournament
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Meekerpalooza!
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21st Annual Archuleta County Golf Tournament
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Nightgrass: Greensky Bluegrass
Jun 22
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Nightgrass: Jon Stickley Trio
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Nightgrass: Steep Canyon Rangers
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Hamlet By William Shakespeare
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Grazing Goats
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Sundays at Six Dane Arnold & the Soup
Jun 23
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Niwot Antique Auction
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Sundays @ 6: You Knew Me When
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A Vulture Wake
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Dotsero
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School of Rock Showcase
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The Importance of being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
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