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Breckenridge Summer Festival Planner

Breckenridge International Festival of Arts and More

As the snow melts away and the temperatures rise, it’s time to trade in your winter gear for some summer fun! While Breckenridge may be known for its snowy slopes, the warm months bring a whole new vibe to this picturesque mountain town. From annual summer festivals to live music and family-friendly activities to mouthwatering food events, Breckenridge becomes a hub of excitement during the summer season. Whether you’re a local looking for new adventures or a visitor eager to explore, get ready to dive into a world of summer festivals and activities that will make your days unforgettable.

Breckenridge Summer Festivals and Events

Breckenridge International Festival of Arts

August 16 - 25, 2024

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

“This ten-day long celebration of art in all forms inspired by themes of environment and mountain culture is packed with options.” —Thrillist Denver

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BIFA 2024 explores the cause-and-effect relationship between humans and nature. Check out the preview video above.


Get your fix of live music this summer at the Riverwalk Center. Live@Riverwalk Center is a program of ticketed concerts, lectures and performances with regional, national and international talent. All performances are all ages unless otherwise noted—bring the family! See below for the summer 2024 featured performances. Tickets are on sale now!

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Squirrel Nut Zippers live at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge on July 14th, 2024
As We Speak, Bluegrass supergroup featuring Bela Fleck, live at the Riverwalk Center on July 16th
Steep Canyon Rangers live at the Riverwalk Center on July 21st, 2024
Ryan Adams live at the Riverwalk Center on August 11th

4th of July in Breckenridge

July 4th, 2024

Every Independence Day, Breckenridge comes alive with patriotism, parties and the annual Main Street Parade. It’s a day of celebration that includes athletic competitions, live music, art festivals, family activities and a few of our favorite small-town traditions. Breck Create’s July 4th events are presented in conjunction with the Town of Breckenridge’s July Fourth weekend celebration. Big thanks to our 2023 community partners, the Art Cartopia Museum and The Cycle Effect.

This year’s annual event on the Arts District Campus is a day-long celebration of the freedom to be yourself. Enjoy live music on the AirStage and family-friendly activities like chalk art, crafts and lawn games.  

Firework-Free 4th of July
The town of Breckenridge will not offer a firework display as part of its Independence Day Celebration. Colorado’s low humidity has its perks, but can also can create dry conditions. Our community places a high value on wildfire prevention, and we thank guests in advance for not using fireworks in Breckenridge this Fourth of July. Learn more about preventing wildfires.

2024 Independence Day Celebration
Schedule of Events

  • 7:00am - 11:00am – Independence Day 10k

  • 8:30am - 4th of July Strider Bike Race

  • 9:30am - 11:30am – Independence Day Parade and Firecracker 50

  • 12:00pm – Reading of the Declaration of Independence

  • 6:00pm – National Repertory Orchestra: Fourth of July Spectacular

  • Getting To & Around Breckenridge

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Breckenridge Food and Wine Festival

July 26 - 28, 2024

The Breckenridge Food and Wine Festival brings you a unique, wine-tasting experience. Main Street Station Plaza and The Village at Breckenridge (at the base of Peak Nine) transform into a beautiful, mountain-side vineyard starring an array of varietals created by top wineries. From the soft and smooth to the unabashedly bold, guests will get more than their fair share of delicious sips.

Event Highlights

  • Friday: VIP Wine Pairing Dinner

  • Saturday: Grand Tasting

  • Sunday: Brunch and Vines

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Breck Epic

August 11 - 16, 2024

The Breck Epic is a 6-day mountain bike race held in and around the backcountry surrounding Breckenridge. Each stage begins and ends in town, allowing racers to stay in one place for the entire event. The race is 220-240 miles long and features roughly 40,000 feet of vertical gain (and loss). The Epic is composed of 6 BIG backcountry loops (3 loops for the 3-day Epic-curious events), each between 35 and 50 miles long. The race has been described as a rad vibe with a mid-90s mayhem feel.


Breckenridge Hogfest: Bacon and Bourbon

August 30 - September 1, 2024

Bacon is the most loved food in the universe and the route to all things swine and divine. Add in the quintessential American liquor: bourbon and mind equals blown. These indulgences come together for Breckenridge Hogfest: Bacon & Bourbon. Meat connoisseurs will be able to taste their way through a spectrum of pork samples, premium whiskeys, single malt scotches and barrel-aged spirits while enjoying live music and mixology below Peak Nine. This Breckenridge bacon festival is unlike any other.

Event Highlights

  • Friday: VIP Bourbon Pairing Dinner

  • Saturday: Grand Tasting

  • Sunday: Brunch


Labor Day Weekend

August 30 - September 2, 2024

Enjoy beautiful autumn temperatures and exciting events like the Summit Foundation’s Rubber Duck Race supporting the Summit Foundation and the Great Divide Arts Festival featuring over 100 artists with a wide range of mediums including photography, wood, glass, jewelry and pottery. Bring the whole family and watch as hundreds of ducks race down the Blue River at the Riverwalk Center, participate in free activities, stroll and shop along Main Street and the Art Festival and snack on yummy food throughout town.

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