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AUGUST 16 – 25, 2024

Breckenridge International Festival of Arts, or BIFA for short, is a 10-day celebration of adventure, creativity, nature and play. Local, national and international artists create an eclectic mix of music, dance, film, visual arts and family entertainment rooted in mountain culture and the natural environment. Throughout the festival, Breck Create produces dozens of events in the cultural venues, public parks, trails and open spaces of Breckenridge.

Scroll down to explore all the unique programs BIFA has to offer this summer!

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This ten-day long celebration of art in all forms inspired by themes of environment and mountain culture is packed with options

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BIFA Core Programs

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BIFA INFO + CRAFT TENT

The BIFA Info + Craft Tent is located on the Blue River Plaza. Stop by to pick up a daily schedule, to get questions answered and, of course, to create some art! The Blue River Plaza is located at 137 S. Main Street in downtown Breckenridge, right across the street from Old Masonic Hall. 

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RESIDENT ARTISTS

Each year Breck Create invites international talent known for blurring the lines between artistic disciplines to reside in Breckenridge. Together we build a series of daring live performances, youth workshops and street performances in traditional and unconventional spaces across our community.

MEET STREB

Yogis stand at attention during Acoustic Flow, an outdoor yoga class set to live classical music on the lawn of the Riverwalk Center, which sits at the base of the Ten Mile mountain range.

Acoustic Flow

Start each morning of the festival with a 60-minute gentle yoga class that combines music, nature and wellness along the relaxing shores of the Blue River.  

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Isak Heartstone, a sculpture of a giant troll from reclaimed wood materials by artist Thomas Dambo, watches over a trail in Breckenridge..

Trail Mix: LIVE Events

Hike or bike along any of four trails in Breckenridge and delight in art, performance and nature, offering a range of accessibility. Weekdays during the festival, find live music, theater and talks take place three times a day along the trail. 

Explore Performances

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Aug 16, 2024 10:00am, Friday
Ridge Street Arts Square
FREE
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Performance
Aug 22, 2024 7:30pm–8:30pm, Thursday
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2024 Resident Artist

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STREB EXTREME ACTION COMPANY

Built around founder Elizabeth Streb’s organizing principle “Extreme Action,” a movement style that thrills participants, audiences and students with choreographed feats of physicality, scientifically planned chaos, strength, risk, grace, and elegance, STREB actively engages with, ensures inclusion of, and advances cultural equity for its diverse staff, audiences and communities. This is achieved via a broad range of performance, engagement and education programming that provides access to, and participation in, creation and presentation. 

The members of Elizabeth Streb’s company, STREB EXTREME ACTION, combine virtuosity and technical skill with openhearted popular appeal. Founded in New York City in 1985 by choreographer Elizabeth Streb, the company has traveled, artistically as well as geographically, from the heights of the experimental dance world to the cutting-edge of popular entertainment. 

Meet Extreme Action Heros

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Aug 24, 2024 7:30pm, Saturday
Doors @ 7PM

If dancers are the athletes of God, Streb’s members are the gladiators. Flipping, tumbling, leaping marvels, they perform one arduous feat after another, putting their brawny bodies through punishing routines that leave their audiences grimacing and shielding their eyes.

Claudia La Rocco, The New York Times

BIFA 2024 Exhibiting Artists

[BIFA] is the ultimate something-for-everyone festival blending monumental art, performance, film, jazz and circus arts with chance musical concerts on a trail in the woods or a roll-in movie night for the whole family

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