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. 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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Venue
Location
Tickets
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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Boulder County Farmers Market Wednesdays
May 01 - Oct 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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Louisville Farmers Market Saturdays
May 18 - Oct 12
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Briargate Farmer’s Market Wednesdays
May 22 - Oct 09
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University Hills Farmers Market
May 25 - Oct 19
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Cordera Farmer’s Market Sundays
May 26 - Sep 01
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Golden Farmers Market Saturdays
Jun 01 - Oct 05
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Westminster Farmers’ Market Saturdays
Jun 01 - Sep 28
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Arvada Farmers Market Sundays
Jun 02 - Sep 29
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City Park Fresh Market Sundays
Jun 02 - Oct 27
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The Light Show
Jun 02 - May 03
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Lafayette Famers Market Thursdays
Jun 06 - Sep 26
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Beer Here! Brewing the New West Artifacts from Colorado's Brewing History
Jun 10 - Aug 09
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Glenwood Springs Downtown Market Tuesdays
Jun 11 - Sep 17
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Glenwood’s Downtown Market & Music Series Tuesdays
Jun 11 - Sep 17
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Downtown Farmers’ Market Wednesdays
Jun 12 - Sep 11
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Cherry Creek Fresh Market Wednesdays
Jun 12 - Sep 25
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Littleton Farmers’ Market Wednesdays
Jun 12 - Sep 25
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Aspen Saturday Market
Jun 15 - Oct 05
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Rino Fresh Market Saturdays
Jun 15 - Oct 12
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Lakewood Farmers’ Market Saturdays
Jun 15 - Sep 28
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Stapleton Fresh Market Sundays
Jun 16 - Oct 13
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Vail Farmers’ Market Sundays
Jun 16 - Oct 06
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Comedian Ismo Leikola
Jun 18 - Sep 19
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Fruita Farmers Market Saturdays
Jun 22 - Sep 21
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Collective Groove (R&B, dance, horn band)
Aug 21
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JoRiCa + 1
Aug 21
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Skean Dubh (Celtic)
Aug 21
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CJ Ramone
Aug 21
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Sonny Landreth
Aug 21-22
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Wednesday Night Live
Aug 21
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Music at Milestone Summer Music Series 2019 / JEREMY GARRETT AND HIS FUNK BAND
Aug 21
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One Sweet Summer- Summer Concerts: Whippoorwill
Aug 21
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Snowmass Rodeo
Aug 21
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MR. JIMMY LED ZEPPELIN REVIVAL
Aug 22
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Son Volt
Aug 22
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40 oz. To Freedom - Trib. to Sublime
Aug 22
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Jenn Cleary/Zimbira (afro fusion)
Aug 22
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Wild West Rodeo Series
Aug 22
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Martini Shot
Aug 22
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Paonia Pickin' in the Park Free Concerts: RON ARTIS II & THE TRUTH/SPIDERCAT/Luke Powers
Aug 22
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Colorado Classic
Aug 22-25
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Lex Luger
Aug 22
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Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit
Aug 22
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Stunna 4 Vegas & Blacc Zacc
Aug 22
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The Sam Chase & the Untraditional
Aug 22
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Concerts In The Plaza – You Knew Me When
Aug 22
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Across the Universe
Aug 22
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Naive Melodies
Aug 22
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Phour Point O
Aug 22
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Cris Jacobs Band
Aug 22
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Summer Comedy Series
Aug 22
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Meeker Summer Rodeo
Aug 22
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Snowmass Free Concert Series: New Orleans Suspects
Aug 22
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Historical Walking Tour
Aug 22
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Tasting Telluride Food Tour
Aug 22
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Thursday Tipi Tot Time
Aug 22
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High-Note Thursdays at Rendezvous Event Center
Aug 22
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Cris Jacobs
Aug 23
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Breckenridge Hogfest
Aug 23-25
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Space Orphan
Aug 23
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“Cowboy Up” Dance & BBQ
Aug 23
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Colorado Springs Comic Con
Aug 23-25
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Dream Feed
Aug 23
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Moses Jones Quartet
Aug 23
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Pikes Peak Region’s 21st Annual Greek Festival
Aug 23-25
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KBUT Kampout: The Contribution (Feat. members of Railroad Earth / ALO / New Monsoon / Great American Taxi and The Black Swan Singers) / Shamarr Allen / Paa Kow / SHEL and more!
Aug 23-24
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Fiesta CO Dance Company with Mariachi Sol de mi Tierra
Aug 23
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Isaiah Sharkey/ Eric Luba
Aug 23
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Joel Ansett (album release)
Aug 23
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Kruza Kid/ Notorious Conduct/ Mass Relay/ Foxy Dope
Aug 23
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Places Back Home (EP Release): With Ivory Circle, Tolstoy, Holdfast
Aug 23
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Plastic Daggers
Aug 23
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Poncho Sanchez
Aug 23
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Shovelin Stone and Larry Nix
Aug 23
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TGIFairplay Free Concert Series on Front Street: The Hazel Miller Band
Aug 23
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Truth
Aug 23
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Jimmy Thackery
Aug 23
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Movies & Music in the Park: Mary Poppins Returns/The Sweet Lillies Band
Aug 23
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Sugaray Rayford
Aug 23
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Friday Fest Free Concerts: Woodbelly
Aug 23
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Juke Box Boys
Aug 23
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Blue Light Special - Car Show
Aug 23
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Colorado State Fair
Aug 23 - Sep 02
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Salida JazzFest
Aug 23-25
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Pat Byrne
Aug 23
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Coca-Cola Family Movie Night: Rango
Aug 23
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Great Sand Dunes Dark Sky Celebration
Aug 24
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Arts & Ales
Aug 24
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Colorado Ballet
Aug 24
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Hero’s Car Show
Aug 24
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Kessel Run
Aug 24
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That Eighties Band
Aug 24
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Bloodkin - Live at Paddlefest
Aug 24
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High Mountain Madness Running Race Nathrop
Aug 24-25
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King Boletus Mushroom Festival
Aug 24-25
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The Denver Pops featuring the Rubber Souls
Aug 24
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Colorado Springs Flea Market
Aug 24-25
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Copper Live: Anders Osborne August 24 | Brent Cowles August 25
Aug 24-25
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12th Annual Carnage on Larimer
Aug 24
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Aaron Cohen
Aug 24
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Bass Physics w/ COFRESI/Megan Hamilton/CatParty
Aug 24
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Colorado Cider Circus
Aug 24
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DJ Mustard
Aug 24
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Lil Toe
Aug 24
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New Orleans Suspects/Jubilingo
Aug 24
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Smash Street Denver Ping Pong Tournament
Aug 24
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Such (album release)
Aug 24
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Zion I
Aug 24
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Amoramora/ Banshee Tree
Aug 24
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Son Volt
Aug 24
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Angry Steve Band at Colorado Women's Ride & World Record Party
Aug 24
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Music on the Mountain: Johnny O Band
Aug 24
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Car Show / Hobo Family Festival
Aug 24
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Lake City Alpine 50
Aug 24
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Walk To End Alzheimer's
Aug 24
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Trinidaddio Blues Fest: Sugaray Rayford Band/ Rick Estrin & The Nightcats and Jimmy Thackery
Aug 24
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Art @River Bend
Aug 25
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Twenty Hands High and Soda Blue Concert
Aug 25
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Backlot Project: Chevy Chase screens his classic 1980 film “Caddyshack”
Aug 25
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Brunch Fest
Aug 25
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Compliments to the One
Aug 25
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Sliver
Aug 25
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The MMJ Showcase
Aug 25
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Movies on the Water: Coming to America
Aug 25
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Popa Chubby
Aug 25
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Fitbit Local Burpees
Aug 25
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The California Honeydrops
Aug 25
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Beans and Wheels
Aug 25
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Prairie Dog Town
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