Category Archives: Events throughout Summit County

2015 Opening Days at Summit County Ski Resorts!!

Aching to head to the slopes?  Wondering when you can hop a lift?  So am I!!

While it has been a pretty dry autumn for Summit County, we are hoping to be blessed with more of that white gold this week.  With snow expected on Tuesday, Thursday & Friday – we are all crossing our fingers for opening days.  However, the resorts are working hard to create some of that beautiful snow on their own.  At this point in time, opening days look like this:

Arapahoe Basin – Stay tuned….it all depends on the weather – but they are hoping to open SOON!

Keystone – Currently planning to open on November 6th

Copper Mountain – Currently planning to open on November 6th

Breckenridge – Currently planning to open on November 13th

See you on the slopes!!

Summit County 4th of July Activities!!

Summit County’s 4th of July Celebrations are not to be missed.  Nothing is more fun than gathering with other Americans as we celebrate our nation’s birthday.

Wondering what to do if you spend your weekend in the high country?  Here’s what’s happening in Summit County:



Friday, July 3rd:

  • 9:00 – 2:00 – Farmer’s Market
  • 7 – 9 pm – Friday Night Concert Series at the Amphitheater
    • With Cash’d Out (the next best thing to Johnny Cash)

Saturday, July 4th

  • 10:00 am – NRO Concert at the Amphitheater (My FAVORITE!!)
  • 7-9 pm Sunset at the Summit at the amphitheater
    • With Forever in Blue Jeans – an authentic Neil Diamond experience

Sunday, July 5th

  • 9:00 am – Dillon Community Church Service at the Amphitheater



Frisco’s Fabulous Fourth of July

8:00am – Team Summit Pancake Breakfast (110 3rd Ave.)

9:00am  – Kids Fishing Derby (Meadow Creek)

10:00am – 11:00am – Summit Concert Band (Historic Park Gazebo)

12:30pm – Fabulous Fourth of July Parade (Main Street from Madison Ave. to 6th Ave.)

1:30pm – Guild of Ages (Historic Park Gazebo)

3:30pm – 5:00pm – Interactive Drum Circle with Peak Rhythm  (Main Street from 3rd Ave. to 4th Ave.)

7:15pm – 9:15pm – The Long Run– Eagles Tribute band (Marina)

9:30pm – Fireworks over the Marina




4th of July Schedule of Events

8:00am-9:30am Fishing Derby This event is for children 12 and under.  The entire family can cheer and enjoy a morning on the lake.  Raffle prizes, BBQ, and live music will follow the event.
9:00am – 11:00am Super Slimy Science at Kidtopia Headquarters Join Keystone Science School in discovering the wonders of our Colorado waterways! Our Super Slimy Science Program will allow guests to familiarize themselves with Summit County aquatics

10:30am – Bike Decoration Party Followed by Children’s Bike Parade at 11:00am River Run is celebrating our nation’s birthday with flare. Bring your bike, tricycle, or wagon and join us for our popular annual bike parade. The bike decoration party starts promptly at 10:30am. Then line up for the annual bike parade at 11:00am.

11:00am-1:00pm – Ala Carte BBQ at Edgewater Grill

12:00pm – 3:00pm – Trout Steak Revival performs at Lakeside Village Trout Steak Revival: Winner of the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition. Trout Steak Revival has evolved into one of Colorado’s most tightly knit, hard-driving bluegrass bands. Their brand of heartfelt songwriting blends dynamic musicianship with intricately woven harmonies, all tied together with the unmistakable sound of their years of friendship.

7:00pm – 9:00pm – The Burroughs perform at Lakeside Village THE BURROUGHS As a 9 piece Funk and Soul band from Northern Colorado, The Burroughs present a live performance you won’t soon forget. By combining modern influences, along with roots hailing to the soul revue of old, influences such as Jr. Walker, Sam & Dave, Etta James, Otis Redding, and Ray Charles, The Burroughs are a musical powerhouse like nothing you’ve ever heard or seen.

7:30pm – 9:30pm – 4th of July VIP Lounge Celebrate the 4th of July in style at our VIP Lounge located on the Mountain View Terrace of the Keystone Lodge and Spa.  Enjoy live music fromThe Burroughs and prime viewing for fireworks, a gourmet hot dog buffet and 2 drink tickets for adults.  Reservations Recommended. $25 for adults (includes 2 drink tickets) $15 for 21 and under
9:00pm – Fireworks Show Free Fourth of July Fireworks show – show begins at 9:00pm and is visible from Lakeside Village

Sunday, July 5th:

9:00 – 2:00 – Farmer’s Market


Copper Mountain

Fireworks at the West Lake in Center Village at dusk (weather permitting)




Friday, July 3rd – Sunday, July 5th

10:00 – 6:00 – July Art Festival.

Located at Main Street Station –  on the corner of Main Street and Park Ave,  over 100 artists will be featured at this annual event. The 32nd Annual Breckenridge July Art Festival – this established show will feature over 100 artists from around the country. Artists will present ceramics, mixed media, fiber, jewelry, painting, wood, glass, sculpture and much more! You won’t want to miss this fabulous summer weekend of art and mountain ambiance. The July Art Festival provides a venue for talented artisans to exhibit and sell their work to thousands of art enthusiasts every summer, while offering patrons the unique opportunity to meet the artists, learn the sources of their inspiration, ask questions about techniques, commission a specific piece, and, of course, purchase existing fine works of art. 

Ranked the 22nd best Art Fair in the United States by Art Fair Sourcebook! 10 am – 6 pm daily Free Admission


4th of July Celebration

July 04, 2015 – July 04, 2015

Time: 7:00am – 11:00pm


Celebrate Independence Day with lively entertainment, free activities and dynamic family fun. Breck’s Independence Day celebration kicks off with a 10K trail run and continues throughout the day with the Firecracker 50 bike race leading the vibrant Fourth of July Parade on historic Main Street, July Arts Festival, live music, kids’ activities, concerts and so much more. End the night with the National Repertory Orchestra performing a patriotic concert at the Riverwalk Center followed by fireworks at 9:45pm.

Independence Day 10K Trail Run – Race signup is full, but come watch at Cater Park. This scenic 10k trail running race offers up some of the best views in the Breckenridge area, while finishing just in time to catch the Main Street parade and other festivities. 7:00 a.m. start at Carter Park. Register at or call 970.453.1734. Registration opens on May 1st, 2013

The Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race – This mountain bike race launches the 4th of July Parade in front of thousands of spectators. Come cheer on riders as they embark on a 50 mile journey on the beautiful trails in and surrounding the Breckenridge area. Register early as this race fills up very quickly. Race will take place on Main Street starting at 9:30am. For more information – registration opens on April 4, 2014

Fourth of July Garden Party – Annual Breckenridge Heritage Alliance Garden Party at the Barney Ford House Museum. Enjoy coffee, mimosas, and breakfast spread as you watch the Breckenridge Fourth of July parade in style from the best view on Main Street. 9:00 a.m. Cost Adavance ticket prices – Adults $40 ($75 day of), Children 12-6 $20 and Childrend 5 & under $10. Call 970.453.9767 x 2 for more information.

Main Street Parade – The official parade will start at 10am with the Red, White and Blue Color Guard. Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race will start the paraded at 9:30am & it will take 800+ riders ½ hour to get down Main Streets in waves. Parade registration please visit ( Reading of the Declaration of Independence by George Washington (C.J. Muller) – Following the parade in the Blue River Plaza.

Kids’ Water Fight – Kids’ can join the Red, White & Blue Fire Dept. in an old time water fight on Main Street. Free for kids to participate. A hit every year. 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Arts District Celebration – 11th annual Arts District Celebration with a sidewalk chalk art contest, artist demonstrations, make and take project for kids and art sale to benefit the Arts District. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. FREE at the Fuqua Livery Stable

Viper ‘Show and Shine’ – Vipers will be parked on Main Street allowing spectators to view the cars. 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free 2:00 p.m. concert at the River Walk Center – Band will be announced soon!

National Repertory Orchestra: 4th of July Patriotic Concert 8:30pm – For almost 20 years, the Town of Breckenridge and National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) have collaborated to present a Patriotic Concert each July 4th at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge, CO. In order to prevent numerous empty seats due to unused free tickets and in order to offer tickets online at a greater convenience to all of our guests, the Riverwalk Center Box Office will sell indoor reserved seat tickets at a cost of $5, $10 and $15. There will be a limit of 5 tickets per order.

Fireworks (weather permitting)– 9:45pm A full professional fireworks display will be set off from between peak 8 and 9 and can be visible from all over town.


Top 5 Things to do in Summit County

Mud Season is still a great time to visit Summit County!!
Mud Season is still a great time to visit Summit County!!

Yes, it’s the Mud Season in Summit County.  That means that one day the sun will be shining and the next day there may be a blizzard.  You can still ski at A-Basin – and you can take advantage of some lower and sunnier hiking trails – but yes, you guessed it, they will be muddy!!

The best part about Mud Season are the 2 for 1’s at local restaurants!!  Be sure to check the Summit Daily for the latest deals!

And, while you are perusing the Summit Daily, take in their daily column, “Top 5 Things to do in Summit County”.  Even during mud season, there are things you can take advantage of.

For example, here is today’s “Top 5 Things to do in Summit County”.

I think that one of the greatest things you will find today is the Community Dinner held at the Elks Lodge in Silverthorne.  This dinner was started by volunteers in the community when the economy took a nose dive.  Many seasonal workers and even full-time workers were finding it difficult to make ends meet.  This dinner was created to offer a wonderful meal once each week and to date has served over 10,000 people including children.  The dinners are prepared and served by volunteers, local restaurants and churches, and other local organizations.  It is just one way that the people of Summit County reach out to care for others.  So – if you are in town, don’t wait for an invitation.  Stop by the Elks Lodge in Silverthorne to enjoy a great dinner.

And – even though it’s Mud Season – head to the hills!!  We still have lots of activities for you to enjoy!!

Amazing Colors in Summit County’s High Country

Fall 2014 - 1The colors are beginning to change. I get so excited for summer that I often forget how absolutely beautiful autumn is in the high country.  We experienced such a heavy monsoon season – that these sunny fall days are truly glorious.

So many people live for winter in the High Country, or they long for the few warm days in the summer to sail, bike or hike. But don’t forget to explore the mountains in September and October.

You can start by checking out some amazing homes at the Summit County Builders Association’s Parade of Homes September 27th & 28th.  Many of the homes are for sale, but those that aren’t still provide great ideas for your own home and give you the opportunity to meet a number of builders and subcontractors to help you build or remodel your own home.

I’m including some photos that I took this weekend north of Silverthorne, Colorado.  The mountains truly are shimmering in gold!!

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Frisco’s Wassail Days

Whether you are a visitor to Summit County or a local resident, don’t miss out on Frisco’s Wassail Days starting this weekend and running through next weekend.

You can enjoy visits with Santa, tree lighting ceremony, the Santa Dash, and a Free Day at the Frisco Adventure Park at the Frisco Peninsula.

For all of the details on Wassail Days, read the Summit Daily’s article by  clicking HERE.

Enjoy the weeks to come!!


Spring Activities for Summit County

Yes – There is ALWAYS something to do in Summit County, Colorado.

Here’s what’s on the calendar in the next few weeks:

Click on the links for more information:




Copper Mountain







Romp to Stomp in Frisco Colorado

Outdoor activities in Summit County Colorado come in many forms throughout the entire year.  We are a competitive lot, here in the county, with many races and competitions to appease even the most aggressive competitors.  However, Summit County locals are kind-hearted and very generous and will use any kind of outdoor activity to support a cause close to their heart.

A cause very close to many of our hearts is breast cancer research and the search for a cure – and Summit County has an incredible event to support this cause.  The Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer happens annually at the Frisco Nordic Center.  Survivors and friends and family of breast cancer patients all come together for an incredible day of snowshoeing – and yes – even competition if your heart so desires.

If you would like to be a part of this wonderful event, check out the website Romp to Stomp to sign up.  This even will be held at the Frisco, Colorado Nordic Center on Saturday, March 2nd.

I had the joy of supporting a dear friend two years ago at this event.  Here is a picture of our team:

Tubbs Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer in Frisco Colorado

What’s Happening in Summit County?

Even though the holiday season has passed, there are still many activities in which to partake in Summit County.  Do you like to snowshoe?  Are you up for some skiing and boarding competitions?  Or would you like to experience the artistry of snow sculptures?  Whatever you fancy, there are plenty of events to enjoy during the month of January.

Click on the links below to find out more detail about each event.



Copper Mountain




Upcoming Activities in Summit County

There is never a shortage of activities in Summit County.  Whether you are here in the summer, fall, winter, or spring, our resorts and towns make sure that you will find something fun to do.  Here are special events happening around Summit County, Colorado in the next couple of weeks:

Keystone (Event Calendar):

  • August 4th & 5th – 16th Annual Bluegrass & Beer Festival

Breckenridge (Event Calendar):

  • August 4th & 5th – Colorado State Gold Panning Championships
  • August 4th & 5th – Breckenridge PRCA Pro-Rodeo
  • August 5th – Breckenridge Outdoor Market

Frisco(Event Calendar):

  • August 5th – Lake Dillon Challenge Rowing Regatta
  • August 11th – 12th – 6th Annual Art on Main Street to the Rockies

Dillon (Event Calendar):

  • Friday, August 3rd – Farmer’s Market
  • August 4th & 5th – Dillon Open Sailing Regatta
  • August 11th & 12th – BBQ at the Summit

Silverthorne (Event Calendar):

  • August 9th – Country Dances

Copper Mountain (Event Calendar):

  • August 3rd – August 5th – Copper Triangle Bicycle Tour
  • August 10th – August 12th – 8th Annual Guitar Town


All things to do in Summit County this week

While I live in a snow-skiers Mecca, summer is really my most favorite time of year in the mountains.  There are so many things to do:  hike, road bike, mountain bike, sail, row, festivals, the list goes on and on.  And the July 4th Independence Day holiday is quite frequently considered our summer kick-off.  Wisely, our town and county officials have decided to forgo the firework displays this year – but not to worry – there is so much more for you to do!

 Don’t miss out on all of the fun things to do in the next week.  I’ve broken it down for you by town (resort):

 Frisco Check out

  • Thursday, June 28th – Concert in the Park.  Derringer (Country/Rock)
  • Saturday, June 30th– Frisco’s Founders Day
    • Burro rides
    • Theatrical performances
    • Great Music
    • Ice Cream
    • Frisco’s Fabulous 4thof July Celebration:
      • Pancake Breakfast
      • Kids Fishing Derby
      • Main Street Parade (12:30)
      • Live Concerts
      • Thursday, June 5th – Concert in the Park.  Al Chesis & the Delta Sonics (Blues)

 Dillon (Check out

  • Every Friday through September 9:00 am – 2:00 pm– Dillon Farmer’s Market on Buffalo Street
  • Friday, June 29th 7:00 pm – Friday Night Concert – (Nacho Men)
  • Saturday, June 30th  6:00 pm – “Never Forget Our Troops” Concert – Air Force Band
  • Tuesday, July 3rd 9:00 am – Explore Lake Dillon Boat Tour
  • Wednesday, July 4th
    • 9:30 – Record Setting Air Show
    • 10:00 – National Reparatory Orchestra at the amphitheater
    • 5:00 pm – Concert – Doo Wop Denny Rockin’ Oldies Show & Eyes Wide Open at the Amphiteater

 Keystone (Check out

  • July 4thCelebration
    • 8:00 – 10:00 – Lakeside Fishing Derby
    • 10:00 – Bike decorating Party
    • 10:30 – Annual 4th of July Keystone Bike Parade

 Copper Mountain (Check out

  •  June 29th – July 1st – 3Ring Weekend.  A free family event featuring music, conscious carnival (what’s that about?), kid-powered parade and more.
  • June 30th & July 1st – Half marathon, 10K Trail Run, 5K trail Run and kids’ MaraFun
  • June 30th – Summer Snow Jam – Celebrate Independence Day under the sun and on the snow at Woodward’s Summer Snow Jam!

 Breckenridge (Check out

  • July 4th
    •  Independence Day 10K Trail Run – 7:00 am
    • The Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race – 9:30 am
    • Fourth of July Garden Party – Annual Breckenridge Heritage Alliance Garden Party at the Barney Ford House Museum – 9:00 am
    • Main Street Parade – 10:00 am
    • Kid’s Bike Decorating – 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    • Breckenridge Air Show – 11:30 am
    • Kid’s Water Fight – 12:30
    • Viper Show & Shine – 12:30 – 3:00 pm
    • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Riverwalk Center – 2:00