14 Aug 2018
There are so many reasons to visit Breckenridge, Colorado, any time of the year, but fall is one of our favorites! The colors are beautiful, the crowds are fewer and the weather can’t be beat. If those reasons aren’t enough, we put together a list of other fall activity highlights that are sure to entertain everyone. Pair your trip with one of our beautiful Breckenridge Vacation Rentals and unwind at the end of your adventure in a private hot tub or cozy up with some popcorn and a movie in an in home theatre.
Fall Festivals in Breckenridge
We have to start out with what just might be the premiere fall event in Breck, and that’s Oktoberfest, happening from September 7th -9th. If you’ve never been before, it’s quite the party, as Main Street is closed to vehicle traffic and booths are set up for locals and visitors to enjoy food, music, and beer surrounded by the historic Victorian setting of downtown Breckenridge.
Summer is a classic time for families to vacation in the mountains, but the mountain communities have worked hard to create and host spectacular events that include mountain races, gourmet foods and wines, and a film festival that was named one of the Top 20 Film Festivals in the country.
High-altitude obstacle course anyone? Then, the Spartan Race is for you! It’s a great time to plan a last-minute adventure, so please contact us to learn about options available for you and your team of warriors.
The Wine Classic brings master sommeliers, wine pairings, and educational opportunities, all during what is typically the peak of fall colors in the high country. Take a stroll on the Aspen Alley trail, and be sure to check back for a list of fall hikes and excursions.
Operating year round as the Summit Film Society, a dedicated group of film lovers created a weekend full of unique film experiences, almost 100 of them this year! An article in the Summit Daily News stated that the 2017 film fest:
The festival hopes to promote learning and open discussion during the weekend, and more importantly, be a catalyst for continued conversation and collaboration. "It's not high-profile like most film festivals. The artists get together and share ideas and discuss issues," said Kujawski. "It's really an opportunity for networking and connecting with their audience."
Breckenridge Strings, Ciders and Sours
Bluegrass is the music of the mountains, and cheek puckering cider and sour beers are the focus of a new type of festival in Breck. Beer and cider connoisseurs will enjoy live music and cider and sour samples with peak 9 as the backdrop and setting.
- Spartan Race: August 18-19, 2018
- Breckenridge Hogfest - Bacon & Bourbon: August 25, 2018
- Labor Day Weekend: September 2-4, 2018
- 24th Annual Oktoberfest: September 7-9, 2018
- Breckenridge Wine Classic: September 13-16, 2018
- Breckenridge Film Festival: September 20-23, 2018
- Breckenridge Strings, Ciders and Sours: September 29, 2018
Fall Events in Summit County, Colorado
- Lake Dillon Art Festival Fall Fest: August 31- September 2, 2018
- Free Concert at Lake Dillon Amphitheatre: - September 1, 2018
- Copper Country: September 1, 2018
- Marina Mutt Show: September 3, 2018
- Uprooted with Rusted Root Lead Singer Michael Glabicki: September 8, 2018
- Frisco Fall Fest: September 8, 2018
- Colorado Days: September 8-9, 2018
- The Flobots: September 15, 2018
Lake Dillon Art Festival and Free Concert
Spend your Labor Day Weekend in the Rocky Mountains and explore an art festival overlooking Lake Dillon, while deciding whether to stay for the free music at the newly renovated amphitheater, or heading to Copper Mountain for some good ol’ country music at Copper Country.
Dog lovers can book lodging with us here at Paragon Lodging (ask us about our office dogs!), and then head over to celebrate their furry friends at the Marina Mutt show. If you need any trail suggestions for a dog-friendly hike, we know plenty, as we are dog lovers ourselves.
Michael Glabicki Band
Another new outdoor music option is the new Performing Arts Complex in the Town of Silverthorne. Shows and events happen inside throughout the year, but if you’ve heard of Rusted Root, you might be interested in the Michael Glabicki Band on September 8th.
And, to finish off the outdoor music series in Summit, head over to see The Flobots in a free show in the Burning Stones Plaza at Copper Mountain.
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Thanks for reading our blog and if these fall events and festivals have inspired you to explore a trip to the mountains, then please call us and ask us about our current availabilities that are right for your group.
Need some more inspiration? Watch this video about fall in Breckenridge!