All good things must end, but the great thing about the end of mountain summer means that powder days are approaching. High country dwellers feel a serious responsibility to make the most of every bit of summer weather, and Summit and Park County wrestle every last drop out of summer with events celebrating food, drink, history, music, arts and athletics. But the transition from high summer into fall is also a great time to explore trails and open spaces as the aspen begin to morph into their annual display of gold. Both hiking and biking offer the dual payoffs of breathtaking views and ski conditioning- as the days begin to shorten there is no denying ski season is around the corner. Why not get your workout in the great outdoors? And as for those festivals and events? Here are a few of our favorites...
The Town of Dillon keeps their beloved Friday Farmers Market and Friday and Saturday night concerts at the amazing Dillon Amphitheater going right into the fall.
The Frisco Bay Marina hosts the New Belgium Bike In Cinema on August 14th at 7:30PM. Ride your bike, bring a blanket or camp chair, enjoy a brew and watch ET under the stars.
The Breckenridge International Festival of Arts takes place August 12-21, 2016 in locations throughout downtown Breckenridge. BIFA presents a diverse schedule of fine and performing arts designed to enchant a wide range of audiences, and included free outdoor events. A standout is the STREB Action Hero company. Read more about this radical choreographer.
Check BreckCreate.org for a full schedule of events and ticketing.
The Breck Epic takes place August 14-19, 2016. It is one of the worlds most demanding mountain bike stage races- a true bucket list event - showcasing all the best Breckenridge single-track. To catch a glimpse of this international field of athletic freaks come watch an in-town start, or for other details check www.breckepic.com
Perhaps you are a history buff? Try this over in Como- the Boreas Pass Railroad Day on August 20th, 2016
If drinking beer in the street to the sound of live Oom-Pah music with friends both old and new is more your speed, Breckenridge Oktoberfest, one of the largest in the mountains is September 9-11, 2016. Yes, Oktoberfest is in September just go with it.
Prefer grapes to hops? From September 15th to 18th is the Breckenridge Wine Classic, an ultimate food and wine destination event featuring a huge range of tastings, seminars and demonstrations, all to benefit the beloved National Repertory Orchestra.
In whichever way you choose to ride out the summer, we wish you and yours happy and healthy times here in the high country. We are always happy to share local information and tips, so feel free to contact us anytime. And remember, shorter days only mean one thing- powder days!