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Happy New Year 2020

January 20 - 29

Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge

Riverwalk Center

2020 International Snow Sculpture Championships teams include:  USA-Alaska, Argentina, USA-Breckenridge, China, Ecuador, France-Normandie, Germany, Great Britain, India, Mexico, USA-Minnesota, Mongolia, Switzerland, Turkey, USA-Wisconsin, USA-Vermont.

snow sculpture collapse

Carving begins on the 12-foot tall blocks on January 20, and will continue through Friday morning. Judging begins at 9 a.m. and the awards will be announced at a ceremony at 6 p.m. in the Riverwalk Center. The sculptures will remain in place for viewing until January 29, when they will be bulldozed.  The sun and weather will affect the sculptures, and the judging is based on their appearance at 9 a.m. on Friday.  Sculptors are allowed to work through the night from Thursday to Friday with lights and music. This last night is always a fun evening for viewing. The sculptures will be nearly completed, the finishing details will be added during the cold of the night and the sculptors, although tired, will be excited to finish their work.

During the event, there will be an exhibition of art relating to snow sculpture and a short film about the event. Folks at Breckenridge Associates Real Estate have been involved with the snow sculpture event from its very beginning. Our agent, Rob Neyland, was instrumental in the founding of the event. For more, see our history of snow sculpture in Breckenridge.

January 16 - February 16, 2020

The Great Gatsby

Backstage Theater

Time: 7:30 pm Tuesday through Saturday; 6:30 pm Sunday
Cost: $25 to $43

January 31, 2020

The Wailers with Policulture

Riverwalk Center

Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $25 ADV / $30 DOS

According to the Wailers website, "The legendary Wailers continue their quest to bring reggae to the forefront of the world’s stage.  Led by renowned bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined by original Wailers guitarist Donald Kinsey, The Wailers give audiences around the globe the opportunity to experience their unique and innovative sound. From 1972 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured, and performed before countless millions worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman has carried on the mission to “keep The Wailers together” – just as Bob requested."

February 25, 2020

Mardi Gras

Main Street Breckenridge


New Orleans Suspects began playing together in 2009 as a pick-up band at the Maple Leaf in New Orleans. Comprised of some of the most seasoned, highly respected players in NOLA, the group called themselves The Unusual Suspects. Their chemistry was undeniable and by the summer of 2011 they decided to tour full-time, renaming the band New Orleans Suspects. They quickly began attracting large crowds from San Francisco to New York. In five short years they’ve released four CDs and established themselves as one of New Orleans’ best supergroups

Time: Doors open @ 5:30 pm. The Suspects will perform 2 75-minute sets.
Cost: Free



Year Round Activities:

General Recreation

Summit Lifestyle

Link to Eventing Organizations:

Breck Create: Big Cultural Events and Small Classes in the Breckenridge Arts District and

Historic Breckenridge Tours with Guides

Historical Society Tours

Backstage Theater

Lake Dillon Theatre Company





  • Ski Area Opening Day
  • Thanksgiving


  • Lighting of Breckenridge
  • Dew Tour - Mountain Championships


  • Mardi Gras
  • Presidents Weekend


  • Spring Fever


  • April Fools Parade
  • Imperial Challenge


  • WAVE - BreckCreate


  • Breckenridge International Festival of the Arts


  • October Fest (its actually in September)

Holiday lights and the Breckenridge ski resort