What’s Happening in Breckenridge

Breckenridge International Festival of Arts


Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts, The Breckenridge International Festival of Arts, is a 10-day program of extraordinary events in spectacular places and spaces across Breckenridge. Inspired by themes of environment and mountain culture, the multi-arts festival brings together an eclectic mix of music, dance, film, visual arts and family entertainment.

Breckenridge Oktoberfest


Going strong for more than twenty years, Breck’s Oktoberfest brings a weekend of street parties, German cuisine and plenty of Paulaner beer. It’s one of the largest Oktoberfests in the Rocky Mountain region and offers collectible steins imported from Germany. The weekend mixes traditional (Munich’s Paulaner, one of the six breweries who provide beer for the German festival) with local flavor (from Breck Brewery).

Oktoberfest is an annual highlight in September and officially closes the summer season and sets us up for winter.

Fun Park

Breckenridge Wine Classic


Breckenridge Wine Classic is your chance to grow your knowledge and enjoy top quality food and wines from vineyards around the world. Master sommeliers, chefs and winemakers invite the public to play, wine and dine during the height of Breckenridge’s fall colors. The event combines a grand tasting in the historic Arts District, seminars and demos with town’s outdoor adventures to create a weekend of fine food and foliage.

In September enjoy wines from around the world at the Breckenridge Wine Classic.

Craft Spirits Festival


Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival features small-batch distillers, artisan spirit seminars, a spirited cooking class, scavenger hunt, fine local cuisine and of course, plenty of sampling. Meet the distillers and taste the creations of 38 distillers at the Grand Tasting.

The Craft Spirits Festival brings small-batch distillers from around the area together for tasting and competition.

Lighting of Breckenridge Christmas Tree & Race of the Santas


The first weekend in December, the town transforms into a sparkling holiday scene. Participate in the Race of the Santas, where 100’s of Santas race down Main Street to benefit Adopt an Angel and continue the festivities with the Lighting of Breckenridge, where Santa greets holiday revelers from his horse-drawn carriage.

Over 500 Santas run (walk) for the prize at the Race of the Santas. Bring the kids for some Christmas magic.

Ullr Fest


The Town of Breckenridge invites snow lovers of all ages to join the party. During Ullr Fest in Breckenridge, don’t be surprised to see horned Viking hats adorning the heads of skiers and snowboarders, the biggest bonfire in town, and more than 12,000 Ullr enthusiasts filling the streets for the Ullr Parade with crazy float participants skiing off jumps on Main Street or gliding along town in a hot tub. Join us to rejoice with Ullr himself… he’s ready for a good party.

Celebrate winter with Ullr and throngs of locals and out of town guests as we celebrate Winter in Breckenridge.

Snow Sculpture


Discover the process of snow sculpting, information about the teams and lots of interesting trivia. Located in the Thaw Lounge+Music, this exhibit explores the last 25 years of the International Snow Sculpture Championships. The Snow Sculptures are located in the area around the Riverwalk Center at 150 West Adams Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424.

Professional snow sculptors from around the world compete for the win by creating larger-than-life masterpieces in the snow.

Mardi Gras


Each year, New Orleans visitors and Mardi Gras lovers take over Breckenridge with masks, boas, beads, music and revelry to commemorate the carnival season. Join us on Main Street for a New Orleans-Style Mardi Gras party! Celebrate Fat Tuesday with the traditional Breckenridge Mardi Gras Parade Down Main Street! Gather along the fenced parade route to see the floats locals have put together and get in position to catch any incoming beads, then wear them out to your favorite bar as your night out on the town gets started.

Enjoy a Mardi Gras that rivals New Orleans.

Breck Pride


Our authentic, rockin’ little mountain town is home to all the goods this Spring! Join us during Breck Pride for daily après parties, on mountain guided tours, spring beer festival and LGBT celebrations all week long. With 300 + days of sunshine, great events and a world-class ski resort, this celebration is going to be ON! LGBTQ community, friends, family, and allies are all invited.

Independence Day Celebration


Each Independence Day, we kick off the Breckenridge 4th of July party with a 10K trail run, followed by the Firecracker 50 mountain bike race and the Main Street parade. Family activities, live music, and a performance by the National Repertory Orchestra are not to be missed! Check out Breckenridge Creative Arts’ “Street Arts: Spangled” which celebrates street, pavement and graffiti arts with outdoor murals, installations, workshops and pop-up art.

For More information on Breckenridge events go to Gobreck.com